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Steven Garber

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Laker Navy posts top-five finishes in Boston

The Grand Valley State University rowing club participated in a regatta over the weekend that attracted teams from all over the world – Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa.

Shipley goes low again at Pioneer Invitational

The Grand Valley State University women’s golf team kept riding its recent wave of momentum over the weekend with another top-level performance in the Pioneer Invitational hosted by Malone University.

GVSU finishes third at GLIAC Championship

Grand Valley State University's men’s golf team finished off its fall stint on Sunday with a tie for third at the GLIAC Championship in Georgetown, Ky.

Lakers close out fall season on high note

The members of the GVSU men’s tennis team were eager for a chance to finally perform in front of their friends and family at the GVSU Invitational in Allendale over the weekend, but those hopes were somewhat drowned with inches of rain on Friday.

GVSU golfers finish 6th in Chicago

Members of the GVSU men’s golf team knew the 34-team tournament wasn’t going to be a cake walk. Teams from places as far as West Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri traveled to Chicago to participate in the Midwest Region Fall Invitational Monday and Tuesday. Still, GVSU had two golfers in the top 15 of the 169-player field.

Hartigan earns medalist honors, sets record

Amongst the 132-player field, two GVSU women’s golfers nestled past the rest of the pack to complete a one-two finish atop the leader board in the NCAA Division II National Preview hosted at The Meadows golf course over the weekend.

Bissell picks up first win as GVSU golf coach

An impressive showing at the GLIAC North Fall Invitational left Grand Valley State men’s golf team atop the leaderboard in first place, which the Lakers hope is a symbol of what’s to come this year.

GVSU's Rider earns first career win at UIndy

A cold, wet start on day one shortened the UIndy Brickyard Invitational to just two 18-hole rounds, but the finish couldn’t have ended much better for the Grand Valley State University men’s golf team.

Shipley leads GVSU to 8th place finish

The Grand Valley State University women’s golf team showcased its potential against some of the top teams in the state of Michigan over the weekend at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich.

GVSU golf team swings into season at MSU

The time has come for the Grand Valley State women’s golf team to prove they are poised and able to make another deep postseason run as the fall season is days away from commencing.

Women's tennis: GVSU downs MTU, LSSU

A mere four months after losing at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament in May, the Grand Valley State University women’s tennis team returned to the courts looking like a much-improved team.

Dick Nelson passes torch after 37-year career

It seems fitting that Dick Nelson’s last game, a 35-28 home victory over West Texas A&M University, was a win because the “Voice of Laker Football” called 326 them in his storied career. GVSU was 326-106-2 with Nelson in the press box and, in that span, the Lakers won four NCAA Division II National Championships, 14 GLIAC titles and 32 of 45 postseason contests.

Winchester shoots for top finish in '14

“She really is a bullet,” junior Jessica Janecke said. “No matter the competition, she puts herself in the race and is great ammunition for the team.”

Former GVSU standout returns as assistant

A familiar face is returning to the Grand Valley State University women's soccer team this season.

GVSU teams, supporters interact at Fan Fest

Events giving fans access to players are what make community outreach so powerful for an institution. Fan Fest, which took place inside Lubbers Stadium on Thursday night, delivers on that premise.

GVSU claims seventh straight GLIAC title

With a strong class of golfers aiding the reigning GLIAC Golfer of the Year Kelly Hartigan, the No. 24 Grand Valley State University women's golf team stayed hot by winning its seventh straight GLIAC Championship (April 25-27) with a team score of 943 across 54 holes at the Winding Hollow Golf Club in New Albany, Ohio.

Inspired Laker women win Lubbers Regatta

The Laker women claimed first place in every race over the weekend on Spring Lake, and set a course record in the Sunday series against Purdue University to secure the overall points trophy.

Laker Navy brings home Cal Cup

The men’s 8-plus team belonging to the Grand Valley State University rowing club can now relish in victory after bringing home gold in the Cal Cup of the San Diego Crew Classic for the second time in three years.

Hartigan edges Shipley as Lakers win again

GVSU cruised to a commanding 16-stroke victory at the NC4K Classic with a team score of 300 ( 12) on Monday in Columbus, Ohio., for its second win in eight days.

Freshman fuels Lakers in win at MBU

No. 4 GVSU racked up 15 penalty minutes but still came home with a 14-5 victory at No. 25 Missouri Baptist University on Friday night, as freshman attacker Erick Sundstrom led the way with a game-high five goals.