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GVSU Football to host Assumption for 2020 Homecoming game

Grand Valley State University and Assumption College announced jointly that the Lakers will host the Greyhounds at Lubbers Stadium for Homecoming on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The meeting will be the first ever between the two schools on the gridiron.

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, who holds ties to both institutions, teamed up with GVSU and Assumption to make the announcement.

Kelly played football at Assumption from 1979-1982 and began his coaching career with the Greyhounds as a linebackers coach and defensive coordinator.

He then joined the Lakers’ staff as a graduate assistant and became their head coach in 1991, guiding GVSU to 2002 and 2003 National Championships, and posting a record of 118-35-2 in 13 years.

Seven former GVSU athletes inducted into GVSU athletic Hall of Fame

Grand Valley State University welcomed seven new members into the GVSU Athletic Hall of Fame this past Friday, Oct. 25, at the 39th annual Grand Valley State Charles H. Irwin dinner as members of GVSU’s 34th inducted class.

New members will Lucius Hawkins (Inkster, Michigan), football (2001-04); Shannon Carrier (Plainwell, Michigan) women’s soccer (2003-06); Kevin Kremer (Kalamazoo, Michigan/Central), men’s golf (2001-2004); Rebeccah Rapin (Saginaw, Michigan/Nouvel Catholic), volleyball (2007-10); Kelly Van Dyke (Wyoming, Michigan/Rogers), swimming (2003-06); Doug Woods (Ottawa, Ohio), softball coach/athletic trainer (1976, 1991-2014); and Ennis Young (Grand Rapids, Michigan/Ottawa Hills), men’s basketball (1996-99).

This year’s class will join the 156 members previously inducted into the Hall of Fame. The first GVSU Athletics Hall of Fame class was inducted in 1986 and plaques honoring all inductees are on display at the Grand Valley State Fieldhouse upper arena lobby.

GVSU Women’s Basketball picked to win GLIAC South, center Cassidy Boensch named Preseason GLIAC POY

The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team was picked to win the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South division by conference coaches, per a league release this past Thursday.

Senior center Cassidy Boensch was named GLIAC Preseason Player of the Year and senior guard Jenn DeBoer was selected to the GLIAC South Division Preseason All-Conference Team.

Boensch, an Au Gres, Michigan, native, averaged a double-double with 19.4 points per game, 11.6 rebounds per game and also added 3.09 blocks per game to anchor the front court.


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