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GVSU closes out 2012 with Holiday Open

Published December 9, 2012

The Grand Valley State University indoor track and field coaching staff is making lists checking them twice and will probably find out who is right for their mens and womens teams when they host the GVSU Holiday Open on Friday at the Kelly Family Sports Center.With the Laker Early Bird under their belt each squad has had a performance to assess where they are in their training.



Intramural sports provide GVSU students with athletic alternatives

Published December 5, 2012

Its a dream scenario every young kid dreams up when playing in the backyard dribbling the basketball up the court the countdown of the clock drowned out by the screaming fans a crossover on the defender before launching a deep 3-pointer and its nothing but net. You get carried off the court people chant your name.



GVSU ends season with NCAA loss to Hillsdale

Published December 2, 2012

The stakes couldnt have been higher when the Grand Valley State University volleyball team took the court against Hillsdale College on Thursday in the NCAA tournament Midwest regional opening round.



Indoor track and field season off to the races

Published December 2, 2012

The Grand Valley State University mens and womens indoor track and field teams opened their seasons on Friday hosting the Laker Early Bird at the Kelly Family Sports Center.



Indoor track and field season kicks off on Friday

Published November 28, 2012

A pair of GLIAC conference championships highlighted the Grand Valley State University mens and womens 2011-12 indoor track and field season while the women also claimed their second-straight NCAA indoor national championship.



GVSU heads to regionals as No. 3 seed

Published November 25, 2012

The Grand Valley State University volleyball team has to be sick of seeing Hillsdale College.When the Lakers open up the NCAA Division II Tournament in the Midwest regional as the No.



GVSU finds their way back to postseason after one-year absence

Published November 25, 2012

Its the second season if you will otherwise known as the playoffs a place where Grand Valley State University volleyball has experienced much success over the years.A majority of that success can be attributed to GVSU head coach Deanne Scanlon who is in her 18th year at the helm of the program.



GVSU moves on to face Wayne St. in semifinal action on Saturday

Published November 14, 2012

At this time last year the Grand Valley State University volleyball teams season was over this year not so much.



GVSU ends regular season on winning note

Published November 11, 2012

After a loss to Northwood University on Friday senior day and a match with Hillsdale University on Saturday seemed to be just what the doctor ordered for the Grand Valley State University volleyball team to get back on track in its regular season finale.



Athletic Ronda does it all for GVSU

Published November 7, 2012

Betsy Ronda did not start playing volleyball until she was in the seventh grade but if you saw her play outside hitter for the Grand Valley State University volleyball team you would never know.



Final regular season road trip preps young Lakers for playoffs

Published November 4, 2012

At a time of the year when most teams are battling the injury bug and sickness the Grand Valley State University volleyball team just keeps winning.



GVSU sweeps rival Bulldogs in Big Rapids

Published October 31, 2012

It was arguably the biggest game of the season to date for the Grand Valley State University volleyball team when they traveled to No.



Men’s club soccer team makes history with postseason berth

Published October 31, 2012

For the Grand Valley State University mens club soccer team coming up short of making the national tournament the past few years has been heartbreaking.



GVSU bounce back after tough loss Friday, match with Bulldogs looms

Published October 28, 2012

Losing is something the Grand Valley State University volleyball team is not accustomed to. History says so and the season these Lakers have put together is also reminiscent of such a conclusion.Therefore riding a nine-match win streak heading into Friday nights contest against Northern Michigan University the five-set loss to the Wildcats came as a bit of a shock.The response by GVSU head coach Deanne Scanlon when asked if GVSU expected to win was as simple as it gets yes.



GVSU volleyball quickly putting last year in rear-view

Published October 28, 2012

The Grand Valley State University volleyball team is different.Head coach Deanne Scanlon and the entirety of the program has witnessed quite the transformation in personnel and has seen dramatic changes all beginning at the end of last year.



Top competition highlights experience at Head of the Charles Regatta

Published October 24, 2012

After a 19-hour ride to Boston all packed in a van and a trip to Harvard Square the Grand Valley State University club rowing team then decided it was time to leave its mark on the 48th Head of the Charles Regatta last weekend.



GVSU sweep Wayne State, Findlay in dominant fashion

Published October 21, 2012

Sweeping matches has become a common occurrence for the Grand Valley State University womens volleyball team.



Records fall as GVSU storm back from 11 down to capture GLIAC title

Published October 17, 2012

Down 11 strokes and in a tie for fifth place heading into Tuesdays final round of the GLIAC Conference Championships at Elyria Country Club in Ohio the Grand Valley State University mens golf team put together a group effort to miraculously win by nine and defend their title.



GVSU sweep GLVC competition

Published October 14, 2012

The fifth installment of the GLIAC-GLVC crossover tournament was a thing of beauty for the Grand Valley State University volleyball team as they came away with a perfect 3-0 record only losing one set in total on Friday and Saturday in Aurora Ill.



Cunningham finding success as men’s golf leader

Published October 10, 2012

Collegiately the game of golf is a team sport. Beyond the friendly confines of a university team setting however the game becomes more centralized on individuality. From high school state finals to GLIAC Freshman of the Year to turning pro Grand Valley State University junior Chris Cunningham has exemplified the process of improvement and what it takes to make it at each level.