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T&F athlete wins award for highest GPA

Ethan Barnes, a member of the Grand Valley State track and field squad, has been named the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championship.

The Elite 89 award is given to the student athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average among athletes participating at the finals for each of the NCAA’s championship sites. 

An integrated sciences major with a 3.888 GPA, Barnes (Caledonia, Mich.) was presented with the award at a pre-championship banquet on Thursday in Birmingham, Ala.

Softball team reschedules home games

Softball season is underway, but spring weather is still struggling to find its way to West Michigan. 

The home opener for the Grand Valley State softball team, which was slated for Mar. 17, has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The Lakers will now host Aquinas in a doubleheader on Thursday, March 26. The game times are scheduled for 3 and 5 p.m. 

GVSU (13-4) squares off next in a doubleheader at Lewis on Tuesday in Romeoville, Ill.

RedHawks roll GVSU in regional tourney

Despite earning a first-round bye, the Grand Valley State Division I roller hockey team fell short of its goal in the Midwest Collegiate Roller Hockey League (MCRHL) Regional Tournament over the weekend.

Miami (OH) toppled GVSU, 5-1, in the first game of the tournament. GVSU bounced back to earn a trip to the semifinals with a 5-3 win over Michigan, but were once again beaten by the RedHawks, 4-2.

The Lakers return to action in the 2015 National Collegiate Roller Hockey (NCRH) Championships from April 8-12 inside the Independence Events Center in Independence, Mo.