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EA Jackson named new field hockey coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Ellen-Ashton (E.A.) Jackson as the school’s new head field hockey coach.  Jackson becomes the 13th head coach entering the 45th season of field hockey as a varsity sport at EMU. Most recently, she has been the head coach at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va., for five ...More

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Men’s and women’s track and field teams compete at ODAC Championships

Boosted by four gold medals and one silver, the Eastern Mennonite track men charted a third place finish at the ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend.  The meet was hosted by Bridgewater College, with events both Friday and Saturday. ...More

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Senior day sweep jumps EMU into fifth in ODAC

Showing they could play two very different games, EMU’s baseball team picked up a clutch ODAC sweep of Roanoke on Senior Day.  On the backs of defense and pitching, the Royals won the opener before out-scoring the Maroons in a wild nightcap. With the wins, Eastern Mennonite jumps from seventh in the conference standings into a tie for ...More

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Newest Yoder Scholars bring artistic, athletic and academic talent to EMU

Over the past three years, the graduation rate for EMU honors students was 100 percent, with a third completing double or triple majors. These students, representing diverse cultural, racial and religious backgrounds, participate in special academic and co-curricular opportunities to learn from and be mentored by faculty. Each y ...More

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Working hard to put in hard work: Ryan Gehman and why he runs

On a bleak and bitterly cold February afternoon, Ryan Gehman leaves campus for a run, heading south toward one of Harrisonburg’s city parks. Dirty snowbanks line the streets and a stinging wind blasts him in the face. He’s been looking forward to this moment all day. Gehman, a senior kinesiology major, looks forward to running every day. When he’s running, he feels free, happy, at ...More

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Safe at home: Royals baseball coach Ben Spotts makes local recruiting a key contributor to success

Eastern Mennonite University head baseball coach Ben Spotts has a simple recruiting philosophy: Do not lose local athletes to other Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) schools. That’s a tough goal, considering the proximity of three recruiting rivals in the Valley: Shenandoah University, ranked 11th in Division III ...More

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EMU men’s volleyball earns another road win in five

Fresh off Friday night’s five-set win at Thiel, the Royals stepped out of conference play 16 hours later and earned another full distance win on the road, taking down Penn State-Behrend in Erie, Pennsylvania. Eastern Mennonite’s volleyball men improve to 11-6 with their second straight five-set win. The Royals coughed up the first ...More

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In choosing EMU, Ygarza sisters share a friendship of on-court memories and off-court successes

In the semi-finals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball tournament, junior Alicia Ygarza and her teammates had an extra special fan in the stands among friends and family. Her sister Bianca, a 2014 graduate and a former Royals teammate, was in the Salem (Va.) Civic Center to cheer them on – and support them through a f ...More

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Chappell-Dick takes runner-up finish at NCAA Indoor Championships, Lehman ninth

In a thrilling race on the national stage, EMU’s Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) had a strong finish to grab the silver medal in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships. ...More

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Lehman and Chappell-Dick run well at Tufts

Eastern Mennonite sent two women to the Tufts Last Chance Meet Friday in Medford, Mass. And from the looks of it, both are ready for next week’s NCAA National Championship meet. Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluff ...More