GVSU Quick Hits

Kellen Voss, Sports Editor

GVSU assistant lacrosse coached named coach of Swiss National Team

Grand Valley State assistant lacrosse coach Nora Boerger has been named the head coach of the Swiss Women’s National Team. Boerger is in her second year at the helm of the Laker women’s lacrosse program and helped lead the team to an overall record of 14 wins and four losses in 2019.

Last summer, Boerger was the associate head coach of the Swiss national team during the 2019 Women’s European Lacrosse Championships in Israel. As assistant coach, she worked exclusively with the Swiss defense and helped lead the team to capture their first ever win over Italy.

Boerger will prepare the team for the 2021 World Cup, which takes place in Maryland at Towson University.  This will mark the 11th World Cup in women’s lacrosse history and the second time the team has competed in the tournament.

GLIAC names 83 GVSU student-athletes to All-Academic teams

Grand Valley State University student-athletes have earned a combined 83 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence honors for the fall 2019 semester, released by the league office on Tuesday, Jan 21.  A total of 884 student-athletes across the conference were named to one of the two academic teams.

Any student-athlete who has completed three or more semesters at the institution, is an active member on the team roster and meets the minimum grade point average requirements is eligible to receive academic honors. The GLIAC All-Academic Team is comprised of student-athletes who posted a cumulative 3.0-3.49 GPA through fall 2019, while the All-Academic Excellence Team is made up of students who owned a cumulative 3.5-4.0 GPA through the fall 2019 semester.

Thirteen football players, five members of the men’s cross country team, 13 members of the women’s cross country team, seven members of the women’s soccer team and four members of the volleyball team were named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence team.


Men’s Basketball: Thursday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m., @ Purdue Northwest

Saturday, Feb. 1, 4 p.m., @ Parkside

Women’s Basketball: Jan. 30, 6 p.m., @ Purdue Northwest

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m., @ Parkside

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field: Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m., GVSU Mike Lints Alumni Open @ Kelly Family Sports Center

Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving: Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m., GVSU diving invite