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Cameroon native thrives for club volleyball

Published December 9, 2012

Carlson Ngong envisioned his spot on the Grand Valley State University club mens volleyball team even before he left his native country of Cameroon in West Africa for Allendale last fall.

Q&A with coach Burgess

Published December 5, 2012

With the Grand Valley State University womens basketball team off to a 4-1 start to the season the Lanthorn sat down with head coach Janel Burgess to talk about the teams early season success.

Swimming takes first at Doug Coers Invitational

Published November 18, 2012

Even a five-hour bus ride home couldnt drown the elation out of diver Kyle Gebraad after the Grand Valley State University mens swimming first place finish at the Doug Coers Invitational at Ball State University in Muncie Ind. on Saturday.

GV puts together strong performances in losses to Michigan State

Published November 11, 2012

The Grand Valley State University mens and womens swimming and diving team played host to Michigan State University Friday night at the Jenison Aquatic Center dropping both meets 167.5-132.5 and 189-108 respectively.

Men’s club rugby ends season in loss to Indiana (Pa.)

Published November 7, 2012

A loss to Indiana University of Pennsylvania wasnt the senior send off they were looking for but Grand Valley State University rugby team members Jack Gallagher and Alec Knorr have no regrets from their time as student athletes.

Club dodgeball drops 4-1 decision at Saginaw Valley State

Published November 4, 2012

Home court advantage proved to a difference maker in Sundays club dodgeball meeting between Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University as the home team Cardinals beat GVSU 2-1.

GVSU confident following exhibition loss at Cincinnati

Published October 31, 2012

After a tough 80-60 exhibition loss against the University of Cincinnati the Grand Valley State University mens basketball team is about to begin their 2012-13 campaign shooting for the GLIAC championship.

GVSU overcomes off-shore obstacles at Waterski Nationals

Published October 24, 2012

After a tumultuous trip down to Louisiana last week the Grand Valley State University waterski club arrived in Zachary La. and put up a strong performance against some the countrys best amateur skiers at the national tournament.

GVSU Rowing Crew set to row in Head of Charles Regatta in Boston

Published October 17, 2012

College sports are about more than just winning. Representing a school is the highest honor a collegiate athlete can achieve while splitting time between the classroom and the sporting world.

GVSU find doubles success during weekend play

Published October 14, 2012

With foul weather outside the Grand Valley State University womens tennis team went inside at Ramblewood Tennis Club to finish up their weekend of matches defeating Ashland University 6-3 on Sunday.

Co-coaches lead women’s club hockey into season

Published October 10, 2012

After six seasons with Cory Whitaker as head coach the Grand Valley State University womens ice hockey team will be led by two former assistant coaches now head coaches.

GVSU-Ferris State rivalry to heat up

Published October 3, 2012

Even amidst a terrible season a team can salvage a whole year with a win against their archrival. These days it appears as though Grand Valley State University has distanced the gap with its rivals.

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

Published September 26, 2012

Grand Valley State University may best be known for its football program but its footballs cousin rugby that is catching fire.The Lakers top mens 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.

Lakers overcome slow start in GLIAC Fall Event

Published September 26, 2012

The Grand Valley State University mens golf team showed vast improvement from Sundays round to close out the tournament in third place at GLIAC Fall Event in South Haven on Monday.

Tennis sweeps weekend matches to open season 3-0

Published September 16, 2012

Grand Valley State University soundly defeated Lake Erie College in womens tennis on Sunday morning to close out a stellar weekend in which they went 3-0.Its 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.

Loyalty Lives On

Published September 12, 2012

With a home game against Ashland University on Friday you might expect the No. 3 Grand Valley State University womens soccer team to be cheered on by loyal family members and friends.

Club rowing looks to continue success in fall season

Published September 5, 2012

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 Universitys 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.

Showerman uses work ethic to make an impact for XC

Published August 29, 2012

Brent Showerman lays out the same pair of socks before bed. Theyre the ones he wears every race and those shorts he wears to bed when hes 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 wont admit it.

Research buoy removed from Lake Michigan

Published January 15, 2012

After accurately recording wind speeds water temperature barometric pressure and other natural factors over Lake Michigan for 58 days Grand Valley State University8217s wind research buoy was retrieved Dec. 30.

AWRI to host two climate experts at climate change seminar

Published December 11, 2011

This week Grand Valley State University8217s Annis Water Resources Institute will host two climate experts for seminars today and Wednesday to cover the topic of climate change.