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Not Playing Sports in College, A New Way of Life

During my last tennis match at Grove City, my strings broke and I used my coach’s racquet. The heavy feeling of a new object threw me off. I lost the exhibition match, ending my career in a let down. Let me just say, this is no bashing of playing college sports. Playing varsity tennis taught […]

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Reel Life at Grove City College: A Chat with Andrew DiDonato, Professor of Exercise Science and Head Football Coach

Andrew DiDonato, a Grove City graduate in 2010, is head coach of the football team here at the college. He also teaches exercise science and physical education classes. In this episode of Reel Life, he sat down with me to answer some big questions. What inspired you to teach and coach in exercise science? What […]

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Men’s LAX is Back (and Officially Varsity)

Just last year, Grove City College announced exciting news that the Men’s Lacrosse team would transition from a club to a varsity sport during the 2017-2018 year. Previously a volunteer assistant coach at Duke University, coach Alec Jernstedt was hired as Grove City’s head coach last spring, along with assistant coaches Zack Jew, Bill Sigmund, […]

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Student Spotlight: Anne Shirley Dassow, All-American

Anne Shirley Dassow Class of 2020 Double Major Biology: Health and Spanish Campus Involvement: Varsity Women’s Swim team Pre-Health Society Vice-President of Crown and Sceptre Spanish Club How do you manage to balance academics and a varsity sport? Honestly, the balance comes through really careful planning of how to use my time with clear and […]

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Women’s Soccer: Megan Van Kirk

Megan Van Kirk Biology Secondary Education May 2018 Position: Right-wing defender What has been your favorite women’s soccer memory? Beating Washington and Jefferson on my birthday last November 2nd. We beat them 1-0 in regular time and they are one of our absolute rivals and are a very physical team. We’ve beat them once in […]

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Women’s Swimming: Hannah Shoemaker

Hannah Shoemaker Backstroke and IM Class of 2018 What had been your favorite swim team memory? No particular moment has stood out because swim team has been a collection of fun moments. Being a part of a team that really cares about each other is really awesome and the friends that I found through it. […]

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Diving: Sam Archibald

Sam Archibald History Major Class of 2018 What is your favorite diving memory? Going to Calvin junior year, it was an adventure because the bus broke down and we explored Lowes for a couple hours. We got to dive against some really great divers, it was a lot about enjoying the experience. I made friends […]

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