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Ygarza, Falk named to All-Region teams

Bianca Ygarza (Conestoga, Pa./Penn Manor) continues to pick up awards, even after she has played her last basketball game at Eastern Mennonite University. The senior forward today was named to the D3hoops.com All-South Region Third Team, her second time receiving the honor. Ygarza led the ...More

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Women Earn At-Large NCAA Bid, Play CNU At Ferrum

For the second straight season, the Eastern Mennonite women’s basketball team has earned an at-large berth in the NCAA National Tournament.  The Royals will play against Christopher Newport University this Friday at 5:00pm in a pod hosted by Ferrum College. Ferrum (26-2) plays Capital (19-8) at 7:00pm in the other game, with the winners meeting Saturday at 7:00pm in Ferrum.  The ...More

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Balanced scoring attack pushes EMU women by Wasps

The basketball women took over Saturday’s game at Emory & Henry early and ran away with a 70-50 decision, winning their sixth straight and taking over sole possession of first place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). Four Royals scored in double figures as Eastern Mennonite improved to 15-4 overall and 9-1 in the conference. Coupled with Lynchburg’s loss at R ...More

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Rheinheimer, Royals finish off Eagles in final minutes

Eastern Mennonite’s basketball women couldn’t shake host Bridgewater College for 33:40 Wednesday night.  But the Royals took control over the final 6:20, outscoring the Eagles 20-9 down the stretch to secure an 83-73 decision, their fifth straight win over their rivals. The non-stop first half was played to EMU’s tempo and they led most of the way.  However, the Eagle ...More

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Women never trail in non-conference win at Mt. Aloysius, 76-62

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow could slow down the Eastern Mennonite basketball women Saturday, as they scored the first 10 points and never trailed in a 76-62 win at Mt. Aloysius in Cresson, Pa. In an effort to beat an impending snowstorm in the region, the Royals drove up Friday night and moved the start time to 11 a.m. The Royals looked good in the non-conference win. Jess Rheinhei ...More

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Royals blow by talented Randolph women, 87-64

In a matchup of the preseason favorite and the upstart, EMU came out on top. The Royals, picked first in the ODAC’s preseason poll, grabbed an early lead and never let it go in an 87-64 win over upstart Randolph College in Yoder Arena. Both teams entered the game at 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, but Eastern Mennonite took over sole possession of first ...More

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EMU basketball women jump into national rankings

They didn’t accomplish the fete last year when they went to the NCAA National Championships.  Even the year before when they finished 22-4, the EMU basketball women couldn’t pull it off.  But this season it took all of one week for the Royals to jump into the national poll. After receiving votes in the preseason national listing, Eastern Mennonite’s women are ranked N ...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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Ygarza Earns Repeat Selection To All-State Second Team

Junior Bianca Ygarza (Conestoga, Pa./Penn Manor) has been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State Second Team, giving Ygarza her second All-State honor.  The forward was also named to the Second Team of the All-State Women’s Basketball College Division last ...More

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Tickets Available for EMU NCAA Tournament Game

The EMU basketball women received an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Division-III National Tournament, earning just the program’s second-ever trip the national tourney.  The Royals, 21-6 overall, will play 23-4 Marymount (VA) Friday, March 1, 2013 in a first round game hosted by Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, Va. The winner will take on either host CNU (26-2) ...More