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DII Athletics Dominance

The Best Athletic Program in the Country

Grand Valley is one of the elite athletic programs at any level, having earned the Director’s Cup for being the best NCAA Division II athletic program in the country 13 of the past 16 years. The Lakers compete in 20 varsity men’s and women’s sports and have won 22 national champions in seven sports since 2002.

  • In the 2017-2018 academic year, Grand Valley student athletes logged more than 6,600 hours of community service and more than 63 percent achieved a 3.0 or better GPA.
  • The GVSU women’s soccer team has won the NCAA Division II national championship five times since 2009.
  • Winner of the 2018-2019 GLIAC Presidents' Cup Trophy, marking 21 consecutive years of conference dominance. GVSU has won the trophy 26 times in school history.