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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

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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

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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

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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

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Outfielder Griffin Stanley earns Royal of the Week honors, helping baseball off to a hot start

Griffin Stanley (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) is helping his team make a statement. It’s over. The rebuilding period for the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Royals baseball team has been completed. Now in his junior year, Stanley believes it is time to take care of business, bu ...More

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Residence director, athletics photographer and soon-to-be-graduate Scott Eyre came from Canada, twice, to become an integral contributor to the EMU community

For Scott Eyre – residence director of Cedarwood Hall at Eastern Mennonite University, sports photographer for the Royals, and soon-to-be-graduate – the journey to the present day has included “a lot of Red Sea parting stuff.” Despite a circuitous route through one hardship after another, the waters have repeat ...More

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Men finish third and women sixth at ODAC indoor track championships, as three seniors claim five individual titles

EMU’s men finished third at Sunday’s ODAC Indoor Championships, the highest team finish for the Royals since 2007.  Bolstered by three gold medals, the Royals’ total of 84 points was their best mark since 2003, well ahead of Lynchburg in fourth at 62. Bridgewater won the team title at 166. Senior ...More

Senior Jess Rheinheimer leads the Eastern Mennonite University Royals up the court during a game against Penn State-Altoona. Rheinheimer was awarded ODAC Player of the Year honors

Jess Rheinheimer: two-time ODAC Player of the Year and Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete

Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) is leaving her mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), as the Eastern Mennonite senior was named a repeat selection as ODAC Player of the Year as well as ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete. ...More