Athletics

Diver earns two individual national championships

The women's swimming and diving team earned fifth place and the men's team took eighth at the national championships.

Mar 21, 2021


Women's track and field team wins third national championship

Even in a pandemic, Laker student athletes find a way to win national championships.

Mar 17, 2021


Student athlete is third generation in her family to attend GVSU

It was always up to Paige Johnston to decide where to go to college. Never mind that her mother and father are Laker alumni.

Feb 16, 2021


A season of adapting

The Laker women's basketball team topped Ashland University, 70-67, January 17 before a silent crowd of cardboard cutouts, teammates and officials.

Feb 4, 2021


Laker athletics dedicates wall in Fieldhouse to early pioneer in women's sports

Long before 1972 federal regulations opened up opportunities for girls and women to compete in sports, there was Joan Boand.

Oct 19, 2020


Volunteer physicians monitor Laker team practices under Ottawa County order

Laker student athletes are able to continue practicing under the "Staying in Place" order, thanks to a volunteer corps of area physicians.

Sep 21, 2020


Laker football coach: postponing fall sports 'right call to make'

Over the past six weeks, head Laker football coach Matt Mitchell said he went through a gamut of emotions when thinking ahead to the 2020 season.

Aug 12, 2020


Incident Management Team update

In preparation for the Fall 2020 semester, university leaders have been working on a plan for how students will safely return to live and learn on campus.  Fall 2020 Move-in will be extended to five days to allow for social and physical distancing.

Jun 18, 2020


Nursing graduate, LPGA hopeful returns to frontlines to treat COVID-19 patients

Sarah Hoffman graduated from Grand Valley with a nursing degree in 2013, and said she chose that field because she wanted to help people. In early April, when the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Michigan was rising, Hoffman put away her golf clubs in favor of a face mask and other personal protection equipment to - again - help people.

May 7, 2020


International students on campus and in area stay busy, upbeat

Some international students who remain on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic find routine, humor and family connections help to lighten their days.

Apr 1, 2020