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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

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Royals go dancing again, play La Roche in NCAA Tournament

For the third straight year, the Eastern Mennonite basketball women have earned an at-large bid to the NCAA National Tournament. The Royals, 22-4 on the year, will play La Roche College, 22-5, in a pod hosted by Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The Saints, with a record of 27-0 and ranked No. 1 in the national poll, will play USA South champion Greensboro College, 24-4, ...More

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Jess Rheinheimer, stellar basketball forward and nursing major, named one of five in nation to Academic First Team

Eastern Mennonite University junior Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) has been named to the ...More

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Royals distance runners set ODAC indoor track records

There are certainly times when getting caught up in the wrong crowd is a bad thing.  But for two EMU track and field women, getting caught up in a crowd of D-I runners produced amazing results, as both junior Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) and freshman  ...More

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Former Royals pitcher Kirk King found a ticket to the Major Leagues with the New York Mets

When Kirk King graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 1997, the longtime baseball player stepped off the pitcher’s mound for good and headed into an Oregon classroom as a middle school math teacher. A few years later, though, he was looking for a change. That’s when he found an unlikely “ticket” to his dream career: working at a marketing company that specialized in teach ...More

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Volleyball evens CVC record At 2-2

EMU’s volleyball men hit .212 as a team and racked up 13 blocks as they picked up their second 3-2 win over Cairn University in the span of eight days. The Royals topped Cairn on the road last Friday, and this time outlasted the Highlanders in Harrisonburg to improve to 2-2 in CVC play. The teams went back and forth this time around, tr ...More

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Royals top Randolph 78-63 as Sykes scores 1000th point

It was a day full of milestones as the EMU basketball women controlled the second half in a 78-63 win over Randolph College Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg.  The Royals won their 28th straight game at home as they improved to 11-1 in the ODAC and clinched a top four seed in the ODAC Tournament, which starts the last week of February. With ...More

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Men and women’s basketball teams gear up for 2014-15 ODAC tourney

Updated February 26, 2015 Winter 2015 held some uncertain moments for the Eastern Mennonite men’s and women’s basketball teams, but both squads are expected to be a force in the upcoming Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament, which begins February 27 in Salem, Virginia at the Salem Civic Center. Lady Royals Powerhouse Record Includes Home Winn ...More