GVSU Quick Hits

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 GVSU Quick Hits

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GVSU women’s basketball earns awards, including GLIAC Player of the year and Coach of the Year

The GLIAC regular season champion Grand Valley State women’s basketball team took home eight all-conference awards by six different Lakers, announced by the conference on Friday, March 8.

Junior center Cassidy Boensch headlines the group as the GLIAC Player of the Year, while fourth year head coach Mike Williams was named the GLIAC coach of the year.

Boensch and junior guard Jenn DeBoer earned first team honors, while senior guard Natalie Koenig and junior forward Maddie Dailey were named to the second team.

Additionally, Boensch, Dailey and junior Victoria Hedemark were named to the All-GLIAC Defensive team. GVSU looks to continue their dominant season during the DII NCAA Tournament.

Three Lakers earn GLIAC post-season honors in men’s basketball

The Grand Valley State Lakers have three players named to the GLIAC post-season teams, as announced on Friday, March 8.

Junior guard Hunter Hale earned first team All-GLIAC, while sophomore Jake Van Tubbergen earned a spot on the second team. In addition to these honors, junior Isaiah Brock was named as a member of the GLIAC All-Defensive team.

Hale is seen as one of the elite shooters in the GLIAC, as he connected on 81 threes in the regular season, good for second in the GLIAC and the fourth most in a single season in GVSU history. Van Tubbergen earned a second team honor for the second year in a row, averaging 14.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this season.

Brock’s 52 blocks ranks second in the GLIAC, as his defensive presence makes him the figurative anchor to the GVSU defense. All three of these players and the rest of GVSU looks to keep their post-season going in the NCAA Tournament.

GVSU thrower Bobbie Goodwin wins National Championship in the weight throw

With the Grand Valley State men’s and women’s track & field teams competing in the indoor national championships this week, one Laker’s performance truly stood out.

Senior thrower Bobbie Goodwin became am NCAA National Champion in the weight throw on Friday, March 8.

Goodwin joins Sam Lockhart as the only two GVSU athletes to win a national championship in the weight throw, as she opened the meet with a PR of 20.66m before throwing a weight 20.75m later in the meet. 

With the indoor season concluding this past weekend, Goodwin and the rest of the Lakers will prepare for the outdoor season, as they will not compete again until Thursday, March 28 at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla.


Men’s Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Women’s Basketball: NCAA Tournament 


Away, Saturday, March 16, 12 p.m., Cedarville

Away, Sunday, March 17, 12 p.m., Ohio Dominican

Men’s Tennis

Away, Friday, March 15, 5 p.m., Butler

Away, Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m., Southern Indiana

Away, Sunday, March 17, 11 a.m., Hillsdale (Match played in Grandville, Mich.)

Women’s Tennis 

Away, Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m., DePauw

Away, Sunday, March 17, 10 a.m., Bellarmine