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Softball sweeps Randolph-Macon

In Coach JD McCurdy’s words, “Now we really know the true story about our offense.” And the story is that EMU’s softball women, from the top of the order to the bottom, can hit any pitcher. The Royals proved that true by taking a pair of walk-off victories from Randolph-Macon Tuesday in Harrisonburg, each time knocking around one of the ODAC’s top pit ...More


Royals baseball sweeps Guilford

The Royals earned a much-needed ODAC sweep Saturday afternoon at Guilford, both times using late-inning heroics to improve to 6-9 in the conference. Eastern Mennonite sits just behind Randolph-Macon and Roanoke, who are tied for fifth in the ODAC standings at 7-5. Hampden-Sydney is seventh at 6-6. (EMU and Guilford were the only conference teams to play on Saturday, with poor weather mov ...More

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Softball splits with Guilford, completing a 3-1 weekend trip

Sunday’s battle of the top two offenses in the ODAC had two wildly different outcomes. When the dust settled, EMU’s softball women had drawn a split at Guilford, completing a 3-1 weekend road trip. Following Saturday’s sweep of Emory & Henry and the split with the Quakers, Eastern Mennonite is 18-8 overall and 5-3 in ...More

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Royals baseball team plays games, takes in the Los Angeles sights over spring break trip to California

The Eastern Mennonite University baseball team didn’t have to settle for California dreaming over this year’s mid-March spring break. They boarded a plane to Los Angeles and experienced the real thing. [See a photo slide show below or click here ...More

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Three Yoder Scholars bring host of talents to Eastern Mennonite University

Each year, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) engages in a rigorous process to select recipients for the prestigious Yoder Scholarships. Established in 1993 and named for alumni Carole and Paul R. Yoder Jr., the scholarships cover full tuition and include admission into EMU’s Hon ...More


Alderfer sets new program low in first spring golf tournament

Despite the long layoff over the winter months, EMU’s golf men picked up right where they left off – making major improvements. The Royals took 13 strokes off their team score on the final day of the Lynchburg College Invitational to hold on to seventh place at their first event of the spring season. After totaling 336 as a team on Monday ...More

Volleyball Team NEWS FEATURE

After posting three wins this weekend, Royals volleyball battles for the final CVC tournament berth

The Royals had no trouble in maintaining their momentum after Friday night’s win over Juniata, taking a pair of sweeps Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. Eastern Mennonite improves to 12-11 overall and 5-6 in the CVC, maintaining their hold on fourth place in conference. The men will wrap up their regular season at league-leading Stevenson on March 30. The Royals will also be watc ...More

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In his new book ‘Overplayed,’ athletic director Dave King advises parents trying to stay sane and supportive of young athletes

Few things permeate American culture like sports; successful collegiate athletes are even dubbed “All-American.” The American Alliance of Health, Physical Education and Recreation recommends children get a minimum of 30 minutes of large muscle play a day, but children regularly surpass that in the world of youth sports. From a young age children — often pushed by the ...More

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Chappell-Dick finishes second in the mile, while Heizer is 14th in the shot at NCAA Indoor Track Championships

Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) saved her best for last.  Running in her final collegiate mile race Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Indoor National Championships, Chappell-Dick passed two runners over the final lap to pull away to her second straight ...More


Rheinheimer named D-III Academic All-American of the Year and nominated again for Jostens Trophy

Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite), a senior student-athlete at Eastern Mennonite University, was recently named the Academic All-American of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors ...More