Sports Briefs

GVL Staff

GVSU third in Directors’ Cup standings

Grand Valley State University is currently in third place in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, which were released on Wednesday.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup is an all-sports trophy that is presented to the top athletic department in the country. The cup will be awarded on June 26.

GVSU has won the trophy for eight consecutive years but is currently trailing Western State College and Augustana University. Western State has accumulated 190 points while Augustana compiled 172 points in the standings.

The Lakers have earned 170 points so far during 2011-2012 academic year and are tied for third place with Adams State College.

New standings for the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup will be released on Dec. 8.

12 cross country runners tabbed as All-Americans

After finishing third at the NCCA National Championships, the Grand Valley State University men’s and women’s cross country teams had 12 runners earn All-American honors.

Freshman Rachel Clark, who paced the Lakers and finished 14th in the nation with a time of 21:48.8, received All-American recognition on the women’s side.

Other women selected as All-Americans were seniors Rebecca Winchester, Julie Nowak and Jessie Vickers, junior Monica Kinney and freshmen Callie Clark and Allyson Winchester.

The men’s team had five athletes finish in the top 40 at the Division II National Championship race and earn All-American honors: senior Tyler Emmorey, who finished eighth in the nation overall, along will fellow seniors Anthony Witt, Ryan Toth and Nathan Knisely and junior Nathan Fuelling.

W. Basketball


Michigan Tech (4-1)

Northwood (4-1)

Ferris State (2-1)

Lake Superior (4-3)

Northern Mich. (2-3)

GVSU (1-2)

Saginaw Valley (1-3)

M. Basketball


Lake Superior (5-2)

GVSU (2-1)

Northwood (3-2)SClBFerris State (2-3)

Michigan Tech (2-3)

Saginaw Valley (2-3)

Northern Mich. (1-3)

M. Hockey

ACHA Standings

S. Illinois-Edwardsville 14-3-0

Saint Cloud State 13-3-1

DePaul 12-0-0

Northern Mich. 12-8-2

Missouri State 12-7-1

Ferris State 12-5-1

Marquette 11-2-0

Illinois State 11-6-0

Central Mich. 10-7-1

GVSU 10-2-1