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Showerman uses work ethic to make an impact for XC

(08/29/12 7:03pm)

Brent Showerman lays out the same pair of socks before bed. They’re the ones he wears every race, and those shorts he wears to bed when he’s getting the socks – those are the same ones he wears the night before every race. He just missed All-American honors and finishing in the top 10 at both the GLIAC and Midwest Regional Championships last season, but for the junior runner, that taste of success has him hungry for more, even if he won’t admit it.


Club rowing looks to continue success in fall season

(09/05/12 5:21pm)

In the athletic world, getting one person to do something technically sound can prove challenging enough, let alone with eight crewmembers. That is the job that Grand Valley State University’s John Bancheri has with the rowing team. GVSU jump-starts its fall rowing season this month in Marietta, Ohio with the Marietta Combine, hoping to build the base of a winning year.



Tennis sweeps weekend matches to open season 3-0

(09/16/12 6:22pm)

Grand Valley State University soundly defeated Lake Erie College in women’s tennis on Sunday morning to close out a stellar weekend in which they went 3-0. “It’s always much nicer to start out 3-0 as opposed to 0-3,” said GVSU head coach John Black. The Lakers enjoyed a trio of 9-0 wins this weekend beating Malone College on Friday and Walsh University Saturday before closing with the 9-0 win on Sunday.



Men’s club rugby looks to come away with win over Indiana (PA)

(09/26/12 6:48pm)

Grand Valley State University may best be known for its football program but it’s football’s cousin, rugby, that is catching fire. The Lakers top men’s rugby club opened its season up with a win at the University of Louisville, wining 20-14 on Sept. 15. With rival Indiana University of Pennsylvania next on the schedule for Saturday the Lakers, some grit and determination will be needed.