After an injury-plagued campaign last season, the Grand Valley State University women’s basketball team has focused on an elementary aspect of basketball entering this season — teamwork.
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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.
The preseason emphasis on defense paid off for the Grand Valley State University women’s basketball team on Monday. GVSU won 68-50 in its home opener against Olivet College, forcing 30 turnovers in the game.
The Grand Valley State University women’s basketball team moved to 3-0 with a pair of wins over the University of District of Columbia and Bowie State University in Washington D.C.
Grand Valley State University’s division II men’s club hockey team picked up a crucial tournament victory last weekend in the Great Lakes Showcase Tournament, played at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse.
With just under 30 seconds to play, the Grand Valley State University women’s basketball team was in jeopardy of opening GLIAC play with an 0-2 record.
Junior sprinter Kalena Franklin of the Grand Valley State University women’s track team has come a long way since walking on to the team as a freshman.
The Grand Valley State University women’s basketball team is getting hot heading into winter break.
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.
If the Grand Valley State University swim and dive teams hope to win a GLIAC crown in 2013, they’ll have to swim past their cross-state rivals. The GVSU swim and dive teams will host a crucial home meet Jan.
It hasn’t taken long for freshman Gianni Ferrero to get acquainted with swimming in the United States.
It took freshman Gianni Ferrero less than three weeks to go from “freshman” to “phenom.” Ferrero became the newest member of the Grand Valley State University men’s swimming and diving team after he moved from Idstein, Germany to the United States in December. “I had to leave everything behind me,” Ferrero said.
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.
Before she takes her marks, junior Caitlyn Madsen stares down her competition and imagines what it will feel like to take them down.
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.
The Grand Valley State University men’s club volleyball team may not have the experience to win a national championship, but they certainly have the size. In a sport where height can be the determining factor in a match, GVSU towers over their opponents.
The Lakers have a score to settle with their rivals from Wayne State University. As the Grand Valley State University swimming and diving teams gear up for the GLIAC Championships, they recall what it felt like to place second in each of the past two seasons.
When it comes to the Grand Valley State University women’s club water polo team, they hope that experience is overrated. The Lakers (4-4) have shown potential in the 2013 season, despite having a roster that features more newcomers than returning players.
Following the 2013 GLIAC Championships, all that stood between the Grand Valley State University men’s swimming and diving team and a conference title was a tough call from GLIAC officials over the weekend.
The “Laker Navy” is preparing to compete against an unlikely opponent in their upcoming spring break training trip: each other. As crew members of the Grand Valley State University rowing club prepare for the upcoming season, their coach prepares to learn who his top athletes are. GVSU head coach John Bancheri said the trip to Oak Ridge, Tenn.