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GVSU relies on defense in preparation of season

(11/11/12 8:38pm)

The Grand Valley State University women’s basketball team is getting defensive. Head coach Janel Burgess said that last season, despite a 7-12 conference record, was important because the team established an identity as a defensively-sound unit. “Our experience from last year helped us build a foundation built on defense, and that’s going to take us far,” she said.








GVSU swim and dive starts 2013 with a victory

(01/06/13 4:41pm)

The New Year’s resolutions of the Grand Valley State University men’s and women’s swim and dive teams are paying off so far in 2013. Both teams were victorious in their meet against Nova Southeastern University following an intense training period at Florida International University. “We endured some pretty heavy training during the six-day period,” said head coach Andy Boyce.





GVSU swim, dive end season on a high note

(01/20/13 6:16pm)

After a strong start to the 2013 part of the season, the Lakers are making it known that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the 2013 GLIAC Championships. The Grand Valley State University men’s and women’s swim and dive teams both defeated the University of Indianapolis at home on Saturday, as the men’s team walked away with a 188-112 victory and the women’s team won 177-123. The men’s squad was led by freshman standout Gianni Ferrero, who broke pool records in both the 200 yard freestyle (1 minute, 38.90 seconds) and 400 IM (4:00.70). He also touched first in the 200 backstroke.



GVSU hosts Michigan and Michigan State in a dual meet

(01/27/13 5:01pm)

For one day, Grand Valley State University made Allendale the track capital of Michigan. More than 1,170 people filled the Kelly Family Sports Center on Saturday night to see the Grand Valley State University Winter Classic, a scored track and field meet highlighted by the University of Michigan versus Michigan State University. It was a historic evening for the Big Ten rivals, as the event marked the first-ever dual meet between the women’s teams and the first meet between the men’s programs since 1982. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase the beautiful Kelly Family Sports Center,” said Tim Nott, associate athletic director of GVSU.