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New Athletic Director Joe Worlund Prepares to Make a Difference

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On October 31st, Graceland welcomed a new athletic director, Graceland graduate, Joe Worlund. After graduating from Graceland in 1980 and the University of Iowa in 1982 with his master’s degree, Worlund spent all 33 of his professional years until now at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he started out as the intramural director. After becoming the assistant women’s ... Read More »

GU Football Prepares for Next Season’s Opener

Submitted by guest contributor Jacob Gager The football team has been working hard all semester with 6 am workouts, weightlifting, and spring ball.  Since the semester is almost over, they are starting their max-outs in the weight room and working on the field with the 40 yard dash and other drills. David Edmondson leads the team in weight-lifting, benching 470 ... Read More »

GU Track

Submitted by guest contributor Reggie Ramey On April 5th 2014, the Graceland Yellowjackets competed at a track meet in Emporia, Kansas, placing in the top 15.   “Everyone seems to be getting better every week and all the hard work at practice is beginning to pay off,” said head coach Reece Vega. The weather conditions have contributed to the Jackets’ ... Read More »

Women’s Basketball Trains Hard for Next Season

Submitted by guest contributor Jerica Smith The Women’s basketball team had a good year, 11-15.  Quite an improvement from their 2012-2013 year when they were 2-24.  Yes, I said 2-24.  It was rough. During off-season, Coach Harrop did some heavy recruiting and picked up some very good athletes who helped the Jackets get to the playoffs this year.  Big contributors ... Read More »

Yellowjacket Football Has Big Plans for Next Season

Submitted by guest contributor Tommy Vasquez Though the school year has come to an end, Graceland’s football team’s work has just begun. The first home game next year is against defending champs Grandview University, for which Graceland will be traveling to their home field for the first time since playing them back in 2012 with a tough lost. The Jackets ... Read More »

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