General EMU Royals News
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.
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.
May 23, 2016
Photos Of Graduating Student-Athletes Fulfill D-III Philosophy
Royals’ fans can expect some colorful additions around the athletic department offices.
April 1, 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.
January 5, 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.
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.
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.
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.
July 8, 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.
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.
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.
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.
August 4, 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.
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.
July 9, 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.
July 3, 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.
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.
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.
February 3, 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.
October 7, 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.
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.
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.
August 5, 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.
August 2, 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.
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.
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.
July 5, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 5, 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.
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.
December 3, 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.
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.
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.
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.
May 8, 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.
February 20, 2012
EMU To Host Golf Outing In Sarasota On March 8
Eastern Mennonite University announces the 2012 EMU President’s Cup Golf Classic for Thursday, March 8, in Sarasota, FL. The event, at Misty Creek Country Club, is for EMU alumni, students, parents and friends.
February 14, 2012
EMU Adds Men's And Women's Golf
Eastern Mennonite University has announced that it will be adding men’s and women’s golf programs, starting with the 2012-13 season.
October 20, 2011
2011 Paul R. Yoder Sr. Golf Classic Results
The results are in from this year's Golf Classic, and it was --- fun! Check out all the pictures and videos.
October 12, 2011
Homecoming 2011: REJOICE! Same locations, new creations
September 19, 2011
2011 Paul R. Yoder, Sr., Golf Classic
The Paul R. Yoder, Sr., Golf Classic is back again in 2011. The popular golf outing hosted by the Loyal Royals will be Friday, October 7, at Heritage Oaks Golf Course in Harrisonburg.
September 12, 2011
Royals Night 2011
Once a year, Eastern Mennonite University gets all of its student-athletes together in one place. Royals Night, as it is called, was on August 31 this year, as this year’s Royals and Lady Royals got an introduction for what it means to be a student-athlete at EMU.
September 6, 2011
EMU Lands 53 On ODAC All-Academic Team
Eastern Mennonite University had 53 student-athletes named recently to the 2010-11 Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
August 22, 2011
EMURoyals.com is launched!
Eastern Mennonite University welcomes you to its new athletics website, emuroyals.com!