General EMU Royals News

  • Hall Of Honor Inductions Highlight Homecoming Weekend
    October 13, 2016
    Hall Of Honor Inductions Highlight Homecoming Weekend 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.
  • EMU Puts 82 On ODAC All-Academic Team
    July 27, 2016
    EMU Puts 82 On ODAC All-Academic Team 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.
  • Six Royals Earn Academic All-State Status
    July 25, 2016
    Six Royals Earn Academic All-State Status Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by VaSID. A total of 234 student-athletes representing 41 colleges and universities in the state were recognized.
  • Photos Of Graduating Student-Athletes Fulfill D-III Philosophy
    May 23, 2016
    Photos Of Graduating Student-Athletes Fulfill D-III Philosophy Royals’ fans can expect some colorful additions around the athletic department offices.
  • EMU's Yoder Scholars Have Athletic Aspirations
    April 01, 2016
    EMU's Yoder Scholars Have Athletic Aspirations 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.
  • Local Radio Show To Include EMU Interviews
    January 05, 2016
    Local Radio Show To Include EMU Interviews 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.
  • Golf Classic And Hall Of Honor Inductees Highlight Homecoming
    September 23, 2015
    Golf Classic And Hall Of Honor Inductees Highlight Homecoming The athletic department is contributing its fair share of activities to EMU's Homecoming 2015, which is October 9-11.
  • EMU Improves Video Webcasting With PrestoSports' Broadcast
    August 13, 2015
    EMU Improves Video Webcasting With PrestoSports' Broadcast 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 Breaks All-Academic Record Again, Clearing 100
    July 20, 2015
    EMU Breaks All-Academic Record Again, Clearing 100 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 Royals Earn Academic All-State Status
    July 08, 2015
    Six Royals Earn Academic All-State Status 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.
  • Derstine, Mast And Osei Get Top Awards At Honors Banquet
    May 22, 2015
    Derstine, Mast And Osei Get Top Awards At Honors Banquet At the 2015 Athletic Honors Banquet, seniors Jenessa Derstine, Mark Mast and Nora Osei won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU.
  • Snow In The Valley Whites Out EMU Games
    February 17, 2015
    Snow In The Valley Whites Out EMU Games 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.
  • From The Desk Of Dave King: A Look At The Year Ahead
    September 26, 2014
    From The Desk Of Dave King: A Look At The Year Ahead 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.
  • Royals Named To ODAC Sportsmanship Teams
    August 04, 2014
    Royals Named To ODAC Sportsmanship Teams Eastern Mennonite University is pleased to announce its members on the 2013-14 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Teams.
  • Royals Announce Fall Turf Field Webcasts
    July 18, 2014
    Royals Announce Fall Turf Field Webcasts Picking up on the successful trial run from 2013, Eastern Mennonite University has announced it plans to stream a free video webcast of select games on the Turf Field again this fall.
  • EMU Breaks Record Again For All-Academic Honorees
    July 09, 2014
    EMU Breaks Record Again For All-Academic Honorees 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.
  • EMU Puts Six On Academic All-State Team
    July 03, 2014
    EMU Puts Six On Academic All-State Team 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.
  • Posey And Detweiler Get Top Awards At Honors Banquet
    May 20, 2014
    Posey And Detweiler Get Top Awards At Honors Banquet 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.
  • "The Year Of The Postponements" Continues For Baseball ... And Softball
    March 25, 2014
    "The Year Of The Postponements" Continues For Baseball ... And Softball Yet another round of snow has caused yet another postponement for the Eastern Mennonite University baseball and softball teams.
  • The ODAC Partners With Rising Up Sports To Launch ODAC.tv
    February 03, 2014
    The ODAC Partners With Rising Up Sports To Launch ODAC.tv The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its launch of ODAC.tv today, a partnership with Rising Up Sports that will present a more immersive Internet web streaming experience for fans, parents, alumni and supporters of some of the best student-athletes and programs that NCAA Division III has to offer.
  • Homecoming 2013: Healthy Roots, Thriving Branches
    October 07, 2013
    Homecoming 2013: Healthy Roots, Thriving Branches Homecoming 2013 is this coming weekend, Oct. 11-13, and EMU’s campus will surely be busy. The Athletic Department is contributing its fair share to the activities, including a number of sporting events, four Hall of Honor inductees and the annual Paul R. Yoder, Sr., Golf Classic.
  • EMU Adds Video Webcasts On Turf Field
    September 13, 2013
    EMU Adds Video Webcasts On Turf Field The EMU Sports Information Department is pleased to announce the addition of a video webcast of select events on the Turf Field this fall, starting with the men’s soccer clash between the Royals and Virginia Wesleyan Saturday night at 7:00pm.
  • Eshleman And Blankenship Take Top 2012-13 Honors
    August 13, 2013
    Eshleman And Blankenship Take Top 2012-13 Honors Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 16 in a time of reflecting upon and honoring the journeys of the Royals' student-athletes. Seniors Ryan Eshleman and Jennifer Blankenship won the President’s Awards, the highest award given by the athletic department.
  • Summer Proves A Busy Time For EMU Athletic Department
    August 05, 2013
    Summer Proves A Busy Time For EMU Athletic Department Along with the busy summer upgrading two of EMU’s athletic fields, there have been a number of changes inside the Eastern Mennonite Athletic Department as well. With new faces in some places and familiar faces adding new places, the Royals athletic program is poised for a new era, which includes graduate assistants.
  • "Inside Athletics" Podcast Returns For New Season
    August 02, 2013
    "Inside Athletics" Podcast Returns For New Season The "Inside Athletics" podcast is back! After a break over the summer, EMU Director of Athletics Dave King has returned with his successful weekly podcast, shining his inside look on Royals' sports.
  • EMU Adds New Bleachers On Turf Field
    July 29, 2013
    EMU Adds New Bleachers On Turf Field Fans and players of Eastern Mennonite soccer and field hockey will be greeted by a very noticeable change this fall – a set of bleachers more than doubling the seating capacity at home games. The bleachers were purchased from James Madison University earlier this summer and will place 1,000 fans right on top of the field.
  • Royals Set New High For ODAC All-Academic Team
    July 16, 2013
    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.
  • ODAC SIDs Honor Eastern Mennonite's De Boer
    July 05, 2013
    ODAC SIDs Honor Eastern Mennonite's De Boer Eastern Mennonite University sports information director James De Boer was tabbed as the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Sports Information Director of the Year at the annual league meeting of SIDs back in May. De Boer, who just finished his fourth year with the Royals, is in charge of publicizing 17 varsity sports.
  • 2012-13 Record Books Updated
    June 27, 2013
    2012-13 Record Books Updated With the 2012-13 EMU athletic seasons officially in the books, it seems a good time to take a look at those books - the record books. Each sport's record book (linked below), which includes historical win/loss records, statistical records and other program information, is also linked on the team home page.
  • VaSID Recognizes Six Royals To Academic Team
    June 18, 2013
    VaSID Recognizes Six Royals To Academic Team Six EMU student-athletes have been honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID), being named to the Academic All-State Team.
  • Six Royals Named To ODAC Spring Sportsmanship Teams
    May 20, 2013
    Six Royals Named To ODAC Spring Sportsmanship Teams Six Eastern Mennonite University student-athletes have been honored by the ODAC, earning spots on the ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams. A total of 103 players from around the conference were named to the teams.
  • ODAC Spotlight: Daniel Stanley
    March 28, 2013
    ODAC Spotlight: Daniel Stanley An ODAC Spotlight on EMU baseball pitcher Daniel Stanley after he won the ODAC Pitcher of the Week award for the second time this season.
  • Royals Honored On ODAC Winter Sportsmanship Teams
    March 21, 2013
    Royals Honored On ODAC Winter Sportsmanship Teams With the completion of the winter sports season, four Eastern Mennonite University players have been named to the 2013 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Team.
  • Royals Recognize 90 To All-Academic Team
    February 05, 2013
    Royals Recognize 90 To All-Academic Team Eastern Mennonite University's Athletic Department has named 90 student-athletes to its inaugural Royals All-Academic Team. Each of the honorees achieved at least a 3.25 GPA in the Fall 2012 semester.
  • EMU's Athletic Department Adds Student-Athlete Recognition
    January 18, 2013
    EMU's Athletic Department Adds Student-Athlete Recognition Eastern Mennonite University Director of Athletics Dave King has announced the start of three new initiatives by the athletic department: Royals Athlete of the Week, Royals All-Academic Team, and Senior Recognition.
  • Six Royals Named To Sportsmanship Team
    December 03, 2012
    Six Royals Named To Sportsmanship Team The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2012 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams in each of seven fall sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the fourth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.
  • Two Alum Honored By Christopher Dock High School
    August 17, 2012
    Two Alum Honored By Christopher Dock High School A pair of former Eastern Mennonite University athletes will be honored by their high school alma mater this fall, field hockey player Liza Heavener and baseball player Erik Kratz.
  • Royals Place 61 Student-Athletes On All-Academic Team
    July 31, 2012
    Royals Place 61 Student-Athletes On All-Academic Team The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 season, and Eastern Mennonite University saw an increase to 61 student-athletes earning a spot. Last year 53 Royals were named to the team.
  • Six Royals Named To VaSID Academic All-State Team
    July 13, 2012
    Six Royals Named To VaSID Academic All-State Team Six EMU student-athletes have been honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID), being named to the Academic All-State Team. A total of 156 student-athletes from 26 different schools across Virginia were named to the team.
  • EMU Wraps Up Athletic Year With Honors Banquet
    May 08, 2012
    EMU Wraps Up Athletic Year With Honors Banquet Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 17 in a time of reflecting upon and honoring the journeys of the Royals’ student-athletes. Seniors Andy Richter and Marla Young won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU.
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