With seven consecutive Directors' Cup victories and two national championships in December, Grand Valley State University holds a commanding lead in the quest to capture its eighth-straight Directors' Cup as the best varsity sports program in NCAA Division II.
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While the winter season is upon us and snow leaves the outside world cold, the Grand Valley State University women's swimming and diving team has been heating up the pool inside. After an eighth-place finish in last year's national championships, the highest in team history, GVSU head coach Andy Boyce will look to build on that accomplishment.
The GVSU men's and women's swimming and diving teams traveled to Ohio this weekend to face the University of Findlay. The Lakers men won all 13 events, leading to a dominating 167-25 win, while the women notched a convincing 146-67 victory.
1"My daily routine consists of waking up, going for a short run, followed by class, practice and running some more," Vanderbaan said. "Then usually I am back to class, and five days a week I go to work, then study, then finally bed by around 10 because I am so tired by then."
The Grand Valley State University men's and women's swim and dive team competed against Hope College and the University of Indianapolis this weekend, and three pool records marked the end of the regular season for both squads.
The Grand Valley State University wrestling team is headed to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Duals Championships, one of its biggest meets of the year, this weekend at Georgia Southern University in Dalton, Ga. The team features six returning All-Americans and also boasts a large selection of new faces. Last year as a team, GVSU finished No. 4 in the NCWA National Championships and No. 5 in the NCWA National Duals.
The Grand Valley State University men's track and field team took a trip to Bloomington, Ind. this past weekend to compete in the Indianapolis Relays, competing against Divison I competition such as Indiana University and Notre Dame in an unscored meet. The team's highlight was freshman sprinter Logan Hoffman, who earned a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.75 seconds.
The Grand Valley State University wrestling team traveled to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Duals Championships in Georgia last weekend as a No. 4 seed with expectations of winning the meet.
That old saying is true: there is a first time for everything.
The journey began in October when the season was just kicking off. Now February, the goal is still the same for the Grand Valley State University men's swimming and diving team: defend its GLIAC title.
The Grand Valley State University men's swimming team wishes the entire GLIAC championships could have been like the 800-yard freestyle relay on day three at the 2011 conference meet.
Chaos, transition and defense are just a few strategies in dodgeball, but when you played in middle school gym class, none of them probably came to mind.
Just as in any other sport, wrestlers are supposed to have short memories.
Grand Valley State University is famous in the NCAA Division II for its athletic prowess, and though the GVSU women's track and field team may not be the most talked about sport of the university's 17 varsity sports, it could be the most dominant.
It was just another day at the office for the Grand Valley State University women's track and field team as the Lakers earned their 12th-consecutive GLIAC indoor championship on Saturday.
For many Michigan residents, it is tradition to migrate south for spring break, and after practicing for a couple months indoors, the Grand Valley State University softball team will gladly accept a trip to Clermont, Fla., and its 80-degree weather.
It is said that everything is bigger in Texas. For the Grand Valley State University men's swim and dive team, it did not get any bigger than competing in the National Championships in San Antonio over Spring Break.
It was a tale of two performances for the Grand Valley State University tennis teams during spring break. Staying undefeated, the women's squad racked up a perfect record while the men's team stumbled against tough competition.
It was only 12 days ago that the Grand Valley State University women's track and field team won the NCAA Division II indoor track and field National Championship. On Friday, however, the Lakers begin their outdoor season in Palo Alto, Calif., at the Stanford Invitational, one of four separate times this spring GVSU will be sending a part of its team to the Golden State.
They didn't get the famed Sunshine-State weather, but the rain did stop long enough for four Grand Valley State University track athletes to run at the Stanford Invitational in California on Friday. The unscored meet marked the beginning of the outdoor track and field season for the Lakers.