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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Track Men Break Distance Medley Relay Record

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) sent members of the men’s and women’s track teams to two different meets over the weekend – the Susquehanna Open and the VMI Relays.  The men’s distance medley relay team broke the EMU record in the event when they ran at the Susquehanna Open in Selinsgrove, PA. ...More


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


Nafziger and Chappell-Dick Each Take Down Two School Records

While many around the Eastern Mennonite University track and field program expected the blossoming group to challenge some of the all-time top ten lists throughout the season, few could have predicted what happened on Saturday at the Liberty Open in Lynchburg.  Four EMU records fell on the day, including one which was actually broken twice. Junior ...More