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Athletics Department Announces Fall All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University’s athletics department has named 90 student-athletes to its inaugural Royals All-Academic Team. Each of the honorees has achieved a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.25 at the end of the fall semester. The Royals all-academic team honors student-athletes who have successfully balanced the athletic and academic demands by achieving at le ...More

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Cross Country Women Take 4th At ODAC Championships

The Eastern Mennonite women’s cross country team took fourth place at Saturday’s ODAC Championships, running on their home course at Peak View Elementary in Penn Laird.  The Lady Royals vastly improved upon their preseason ranking of seventh in the league. Hannah Chappell-Dick ...More

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Cross Country Women Get A Gold Winner At ODAC Preview

The Eastern Mennonite cross country teams kicked off their 2012 season in fine fashion Friday, hosting the EMU Royals Invitational.  Freshman Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, OH/Bluffton) had a sterling start to her career, topping the field of 72 runners while the team took second over ...More

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Royals Place 61 Student-Athletes On All-Academic Team

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 season, and Eastern Mennonite University saw an increase to 61 student-athletes earning a spot.  Last year 53 Royals were named to the team. Each of EMU’s sports was represented on the ODAC All-Academic Team except for men’s volleyball, which competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference.  ...More

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EMU Cross Country To Host ODAC Meets In 2012

After a two-year hiatus in hosting a meet, the EMU cross country teams are back with gusto this fall. The Royals will be hosting the two Old Dominion Athletic Conference meets in 2012, the Preview to start the season and the Championships to wrap it up. Under second-year Head Coach Jason Lewkowicz, Eastern Mennonite will retu ...More

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EMU Wraps Up Athletic Year With Honors Banquet

Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 17 in a time of reflecting upon and honoring the journeys of the Royals’ student-athletes.  Seniors Andy Richter (Perkasie, PA/Christopher Dock) and Marla Young (Fishersville, VA/Wilson Memorial) won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU. ...More

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A Road Retraveled

Name: Pete Nelson Year: Senior Sport: Men’s Cross Country Hometown/High School: Harrisonburg, VA/Christopher Dock Specs: Previously graduated in 2008, running track all four years and cross country in 2005. Returned for a second degree and had one year of eligibility left in ...More

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Nafziger Competes at NCAA Championships

In just first season running at Eastern Mennonite, Dan Nafziger (Harrisonburg, VA/Harrisonburg) earned a trip to Nationals.  The cold weather in the middle of November in Wisconsin did him no favors, however, as a leg injury flared up and affected his performance. Nafziger, who misse ...More

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Nafziger Qualifies for Nationals

For the third straight year, Eastern Mennonite University will have a representative at the NCAA National Cross Country Championship.  Dan Nafziger will follow in Richy Bikko’s footsteps as he finished fourth at the South/Southeast Regional meet to earn a trip to Winneconne, WI, next ...More

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Royals Night Celebrates Athletics

Once a year, Eastern Mennonite University gets all of its student-athletes together in one place.  Royals Night, as it is called, was on August 31 this year, as this year’s Royals and Lady Royals got an introduction for what it means to be a student-athlete at EMU. Athletic Director Dave King led the evening. “This has become a tradition that helps us get th ...More