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Club team qualifies for postseason

After winning 12 of its 14 games this season, the Grand Valley State University women’s club lacrosse team clinched the fourth seed in the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) Division II postseason. GVSU, led by head coach Dan Teskey, will square off against Grove City College at 9 a.m.
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GV announces Hall of Fame Class

On Tuesday, Grand Valley State University Director of Athletics Tim Selgo announced that five former GVSU student-athletes will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The five members are Nicole Bayle (volleyball player, 2000-03),Callistus Eziukwu (basketball player, 2005-08), Barb Hansen (basketball player, 1975-79), Bob Mitchell (football player, 1987-1991), and Mandi Zemba (track/cross country athlete, 2002-07).
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Lakers take seventh at The Jewell

The Grand Valley State University men’s golf team finished seventh on Sunday at The Jewell, a 22-team event held at the Elks Run Golf Club at Batavia, Ohio. GVSU senior Chris Cunningham carded a five-over par 76 on Saturday and a three-under par 68 on Sunday to finish fifth individually.
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Franklin earns weekly GLIAC honor

Senior sprinter Kalena Franklin of the No. 1 Grand Valley State University outdoor track and field team was tabbed as the GLIAC Athlete of the Week on Wednesday for her performance in the Big Blue Classic at Eastern Illinois University over the weekend. Franklin hit a pair of provisional marks and had a trio of top-five finishes at the two-day event.
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More softball games rescheduled

The Grand Valley State University softball team had a number of changes made to its schedule last week. GVSU was originally scheduled to play two games at Ferris State University over the weekend, but the doubleheader was cancelled. The Lakers were also slated to take part in a twinbill at Lake Superior State University on Wednesday.
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GVSU tennis team loses twice

The Grand Valley State University men’s tennis team had its five-match winning streak come to an end over the weekend with back-to-back 6-3 losses to Wayne State University and Northwood University. Wayne State picked up wins in four of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches on Saturday against the Lakers.
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Hartigan nabs weekly GLIAC honor

Grand Valley State University junior Kelly Hartigan was chosen as the GLIAC Women’s Golf “Athlete of the Week” last week following her performance in the weather-shortened NC4K Classic on Monday. Hartigan outlasted teammate Gabrielle Shipley and the University of Findlay’s Brooke Albers in the first playoff hole to claim medalist honors individually as GVSU won by 16 strokes. The Lake Orion, Mich.
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GLIAC salutes Aracena-Sanchez

Senior outfielder Ariel Aracena-Sanchez of the No. 20 Grand Valley State University baseball team has been tabbed as the GLIAC Player of the Week after tying the school’s single-game RBI record last week. Aracena-Sanchez was a key performer in the team’s sweep of Hillsdale College.
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