Across the country, athletic departments will be celebrating their student-athletes and the impact of college athletics with Division III Week from Apr. 2-8, 2018. The Eastern Mennonite University athletics department will highlight the impact of athletics on our campus community and the student-athletes that make-up our department.
Eastern Mennonite University is gearing up for Homecoming this weekend and it looks the weather will be great this year. The Athletic Department is contributing its fair share to the activities in 2016, including a number of sporting events, a pair of Hall of Honor inductees, and the annual Paul R. Yoder, Sr., Golf Classic.
Another successful year of competition has been matched with another successful year in the classroom for EMU’s student athletes. The Royals put 82 men and women on the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
Each year, EMU names a select group of incoming students who receive full tuition to the college. All three of this year's Yoder Scholarship recipients not only excel in the classroom, but they also plan to don a Royals uniform and participate in a sport at EMU.
A new local sports talk radio show is on the air. As part of a full hour exploring sports in the Shenandoah Valley, there will be a segment each day dedicated to local D-III sports, including two to three interviews per week of EMU coaches or student-athletes.
Eastern Mennonite University announces a new host for its video webcasting services for the 2015-16 academic year, Broadcast from PrestoSports. The move to a new host for the video streaming allows Royals fans to maintain their free access to high definition video of EMU games while adding a number of features.
EMU’s student-athletes continue to out-do themselves. The Royals set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, putting 104 on the team, showing their fourth straight year with an increase in honorees.
Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. A total of 223 student-athletes representing 38 colleges and universities in the state were recognized.
Winter Storm Octavia dumped up to 12 inches of snow in parts of Virginia and up to a half of a foot in the Harrisonburg area. As a result, the storm also wreaked havoc on Eastern Mennonite’s athletics schedule in the middle of the week.
One of the unique features of an academic calendar is the opportunity for new beginnings and fresh starts. While second semester provides one of those opportunities, the focus is normally on the start of the first semester, a new school year. Since athletic programs have grown into year-round activities, the start of the school year signals the start of a new sports season.
Eastern Mennonite University once again set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 96 Royals were honored. Last year a total of 80 Royals were named to the list, which had also been a high over the previous year’s total of 61.
Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). A total of 226 student-athletes representing 38 colleges and universities in the state were recognized.
Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 14 in a time of reflection and honoring the journeys of the Royals’ student-athletes. Seniors Adam Posey and Erica Detweiler won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU.