MUSTANG SPORTS REPORT: Feb. 4, 2013

HorseHeadINDOOR TRACK: JACKSON EXCELS IN INDIANA
Sophomore sprinter George Jackson (Detroit, Mich./Mumford) nearly captured the 600-meter crown Saturday (Feb. 2) at the 2013 Wildcat Open hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University. The speedy sophomore dashed his way to a 600m time of 1:24.08. The time, good for a third-place finish, marked a personal best for Jackson and was a mere two seconds off the championship pace.
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MUSTANG SPORTS REPORT: Jan. 28, 2013

HorseHeadMEN’S BASKETBALL UPSETS NATIONALLY-RANKED #17 MADONNA UNIVERSITY
Sophomore forward Kevin Dunaj (Warren, Mich./Cousino) capped off a brilliant week by posting 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting and 3-for-4 from three point land to help lift the Mustangs (3-20, 3-12 WHAC) to one of the best wins in program history Saturday (Jan. 26). Dunaj added six rebounds, two blocks and a steal to help propel the 64-57 upset over NAIA No. 17 Madonna University (16-7, 11-4 WHAC). Earlier in the week, Dunaj recorded the first double-double of his career after notching an even 11 points and 11 rebounds in a 61-50 victory at Lawrence Tech. Continue reading

MUSTANG SPORTS REPORT: Jan. 14, 2013

HorseHeadTRACK & FIELD IS BACK IN ACTION!
On Friday (Jan. 11), the men’s and women’s track & field teams took to the oval course for their first competition of 2013 at Saginaw Valley State University’s (SVSU) Doug Hansen Open. Over 10 Mustangs competed in Friday’s open-style meet that featured many top-7 finishes for a Mustang squad that is still very young. Of note, the Mustangs’ 4×400 relay team finished fourth overall against NCAA Division II competition at SVSU.

This week, the Mustangs travel to Grand Valley State University for the 2013 Mike Lints Open. Our athletics website, www.MarygroveMustangs.com, will feature a full recap of the event. Continue reading

Mustang Sports Report: Dec. 10, 2012

HorseHeadMARYGROVE ATHLETICS CONTINUES ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
NAIA/USCAA/WHAC RELEASE FALL SPORTS ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS

Marygrove College Athletics has been a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) for nearly the entire history of the athletic program. In 2007, the Mustangs joined a new association, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), to strengthen their athletic brand while offering student-athletes greater exposure. This season, our athletic teams joined the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) within the NAIA to once again increase the student-athlete experience. Continue reading

MUSTANG SPORTS REPORT: Dec. 3, 2012

HorseHeadKEARA MARKS REACHES 1,000 CAREER POINTS
NAIA/WHAC/USCAA ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEK

Women’s Basketball senior forward Keara Marks (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance) became the third 1,000 point club member in the history of the women’s basketball program after netting 22 points in a road conference loss to Madonna. The 22-point outing was followed by an impressive 35-point effort in the team’s first game in Montana over the holiday break. The 35-point performance was a career-high for Marks as she attempts to become the program’s all-time leading scorer by season’s end. Marks is approximately 250 points shy of the record of 1,324 points set by former Mustang great, Amanda DeGain.

Marks was honored for reaching the milestone before a recent home game against Lawrence Tech. During the ceremony, the senior forward received a commemorative 1,000-point game ball with family at her side in front of the Mustangs’ home crowd at Ernest T. Ford Field House in Highland Park. Continue reading

MUSTANG SPORTS REPORT: November 19, 2012

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PREPS FOR HOLIDAY TRIP TO MONTANA
The upcoming holiday weekendfeatures a giant helping of Mustang Basketball! While the men remain home to host Adrian College on Saturday (Nov. 24), the women will be on the road in beautiful Montana for a holiday trip that consists of three games. Despite the trio of games in Montana, the highlight of the trip may be the holiday meal the women’s basketball team will share together during their time out west. Marygrove College Athletics will provide updates of the women’s basketball trip on our facebook and twitter feeds throughout the course of the weekend. Continue reading

MUSTANG SPORTS REPORT: November 12, 2012

THANK YOU TO ALL FALL SPORTS SENIORS!

Marygrove College Athletics has experienced significant growth throughout its 10-plus year history. In 2009, Marygrove added five sports to their ever-growing slate. The move to add five sports helped propel the athletics department into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and eventually the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). In 2009, many high school seniors and junior college transfers made the leap as they committed to programs in their infancy at Marygrove College. Continue reading

MUSTANG SPORTS REPORT: Nov. 5, 2012

MOVIN’ ON! MEN’S SOCCER ADVANCES TO SEMIS ON OVERTIME GOAL
The incredible ride that is the 2012 Men’s Soccer season will continue after the Mustangs toppled the fourth seed Warriors of Indiana Tech, 2-1, in 2OT. The win sends the No. 5 Mustangs to the semi-final round of action.

Saturday’s (Nov. 3) under the lights quarterfinal match featuring the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference No. 4 and No. 5 seeds lived up to its expectations as the closely-seeded teams battled for over 100 minutes of soccer before the contest could be decided. Continue reading

Mustang Sports Report: Oct. 29, 2012

SOCCER TEAMS SET FOR WHAC PLAYOFFS
With the regular season over, both soccer teams now look ahead to their first taste of Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Playoffs. On Wednesday (Oct. 31), the women’s soccer team will travel to National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) No. 25 Davenport University for a 7:00 p.m. kick. The match is the No. 1 and No. 8-seed pairing with the Mustangs taking home the eighth seed to make the cut for the WHAC Playoffs. Continue reading

MUSTANG SPORTS REPORT: Oct. 15, 2012

OT MAGIC! MUSTANGS UPSET FIRST PLACE CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY

A wet, wild Saturday (Oct. 13) on Marygrove’s campus was culminated by a dramatic overtime victory for the men’s soccer team. The 3-2 OT win was made possible by the terrific goalkeeping of freshman Christian Bryant (Plymouth, Mich./Southfield Christian) and outstanding offensive efforts from Jordan Berry (Dearborn, Mich./Crestwood) and Jad El-Zein (Tyre, Lebanon/Dearborn Fordson). Berry would net two goals, including the all-important overtime goal that lifted the Mustangs to the victory over the first place Cornerstone University Golden Eagles. The loss was the first of the season in the WHAC conference for Cornerstone.
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