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Royals rise to the occasion at Hilton Garden Invitational

Even without sending their full teams to the Hilton Garden Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C., over the weekend, EMU’s indoor track and field teams defended their regional status. Both the men and the women were ranked at No. 7 in the D-III South/Southeast Region in the season’s first listings earlier this week. Freshman distance ...More

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Coach Jason Lewkowicz pursues excellence to the glory of God with his track and cross country athletes

It was, he’ll tell you, something of a crazy decision to come to Eastern Mennonite University. Jason Lewkowicz and his family were settled and happy in Hannibal, Missouri, where he’d spent three years building the first track and field program at Hannibal-LaGrange University. The year before he came, those programs at EMU were hanging on by a thread. The men’s cross country team ha ...More

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Royals named to ODAC sportsmanship teams

Eastern Mennonite University is pleased to announce its members on the 2013-14 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Teams.  The Royals had a student-athlete honored in each of their sports which are sponsored by the ODAC.  This is the fifth year the league has recognized standout student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship. ...More

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EMU breaks record for all-academic honorees

Eastern Mennonite University once again set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 96 Royals were honored.  Last year a total of 80 Royals were named to the list, which had also been a high over the previous year’s total of 61. All of EMU’s ODAC-sponsored sports were represented on the All-Academic Team.  Men’s v ...More

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EMU puts six on academic all-state team

Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).  A total of 226 student-athletes representing 38 colleges and universities in the state were recognized. Those honored from Eastern Mennonite University were: ...More

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After leaving a large state school as a Division I athlete, Dan Nafziger found his niche athletically and academically at EMU

A decade ago, Dan Nafziger never imagined he would be trying to convince anybody to come to Eastern Mennonite University as an enthusiastic admissions counselor. When Nafziger graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 2009, the track standout had othe ...More

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Track teams poised to break more records

How do you improve upon a season in which the team broke 12 different program records?  If you are EMU track & field Coach Jason Lewkowicz, you bring back most of your key performers and throw in another round of skilled recruits for a promising third year of rebuilding the Royals track program. “I’m really excited to see growth in our track & field program this year ...More

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Chappell-Dick and Lady Royals Earn Academic Awards

Freshman sensation Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, OH/Bluffton) and the EMU women’s track & field team picked up one final honor from the 2012-13 athletic year, as each was awarded for academic work by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCC ...More

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Royals Set New High For ODAC All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 80 Royals were honored.  Last year EMU landed 61 on the list. All of EMU’s ODAC-sponsored sports were represented on the All-Academic Team.  Men’s volleyball competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference and is not eligible for the ODAC tea ...More

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Six Royals Named To ODAC Spring Sportsmanship Teams

Six Eastern Mennonite University student-athletes have been honored by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), earning spots on the ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams.  A total of 103 players from around the conference were named to the teams. The six honorees are: senior Micha ...More