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Lakers take seventh at The Jewell

Published 04/09/14 6:34pm

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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Janecke earns weekly GLIAC honor

Grand Valley State University junior Jessica Janecke has been named the first GLIAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the 2014 season. Janecke recorded the best 10,000 meter time in the NCAA Division II this year at the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina.
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Baseball series at Ashland cancelled

The No. 18 Grand Valley State University baseball team dropped three more games from its 2014 schedule over the weekend after a three-game series at Ashland University was cancelled due to poor field conditions. GVSU (15-5, 6-0 GLIAC) was scheduled to play at Ashland in a doubleheader on Saturday followed by a nine-inning matinee on Sunday. The Lakers will probably return to the diamond today to compete in a twinbill at Tiffin University before capping the series with a nine-inning matchup on Tuesday at noon.
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Softball doubleheaders rescheduled

Field issues caused by inclement weather have resulted in a trio of rescheduled doubleheaders for the Grand Valley State University softball team. GVSU will compete in a rescheduled two-game set today against Lake Erie College starting at 10 a.m.
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