Sports

Women’s Tennis Wins Conference

Once again, the Grinnell women’s tennis team has emerged as conference champions. Following their 5-3 victory over St. Norbert College in the semifinal, the Pioneers’ 5-0 thrashing of the Lake Forest Foresters in the title match of the MWC Conference Tournament on Friday, Oct. 18 earned them their fourth conference championship in a row and…

Spotlight: Ben Tyler

Ben Tyler ’14 has consistently been one of the top finishers for the Grinnell men’s cross country team this year, earning Midwest Conference Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Week honors last month. He finished second for the Pioneers at their last meet, running the eight-kilometer race in 25:50 on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the…

Spotlight: Shirlene Luk

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Shirlene Luk ’15, of Grand Forks, N.D., won her number one singles match against Beloit College 6-1, 6-0. Luk also won her doubles match against Beloit with her partner Sadhana Athreya ’14, beating Beloit 8-0. Grinnell women’s tennis currently has an 8-3 record and will play two home matches against Lake…

Basketball Alum Shoots for NBA D-League

It’s not often that a Division III school produces professional basketball players, but Grinnell College is not the type of school to follow social norms. Keith Chamberlain ’08 is an excellent example of Grinnell’s unique ability to allow students to pursue a variety of life paths after Grinnell, including now towards professional basketball. When Chamberlain…

Women’s Golf Named Midwest Conference Champions

Last weekend, the women’s golf team gave Grinnell reason to enjoy some “GC Pride” by winning the Midwest Conference Championship for the first time in the 19-year history of the program. The championship lasted three days, with the women improving their standing each day. The Pioneers concluded Friday in third place, Saturday in second and…

Spotlight: Jacob Bernholtz

Jacob Bernholtz ’17 is emerging as one of the Grinnell football team’s premiere offensive tools.  In the last game alone, on Saturday, Sept. 28 versus Beloit College, Bernholtz rushed for 157 yards, scoring two touchdowns on the ground and one off of a fumble recovery. In addition, Bernholtz was named the Midwest Conference Football Offensive…