Sports Shorts

Motte and Rudd tagged “Bulldogs of the Year

At the end of every school year two athletes, man and woman, are granted the Dean Davenport “Bulldog of the Year” Award based on how they have performed over the past year.

Award criteria reside in strong athletic achievements, strong individual character, and outstanding academic achievement.

The “Bulldog of the Year” Award for 2013-14 campaign was granted to junior goaltender CJ Motte of Ferris’ men’s ice hockey program along with senior runner Anna Rudd of Ferris’ women’s track and field/cross country program who has received the honor for the


Football goes into year with seven Pre-season All-Americans

With football season just around the corner, Ferris State will start the campaign with seven players, three offensive and four defensive players that have been chosen as USA Football Preseason Division II All-Americans.

Junior defensive end Justin Zimmer headlines the group of Bulldogs as a USA Football Preseason First-Team All-American.

The other three defensive players, including senior defensive picks in tackle Corey Stone, linebacker Darnell Morris, and defensive back A.J. McEwen, were all granted with third-team.

Third-team Preseason All-American quarterback Jason Vander Laan along with a pair of preseason honorable mention choices in junior lineman Adam Bennett and senior receiver Jake Lampman represent the offensive unit.


Bulldog Hockey signs on with Bauer

The Ferris State University men’s ice hockey program will kick off their 37th season of NCAA Division I competition with a new brand dressing them head-to-toe.

The Bulldogs have signed as exclusive multi-year agreement with Bauer Hockey Inc., which is the world’s leading manufacturer in ice hockey equipment.

The four-year deal with Bauer Hockey will include such equipment items as skates, helmets, visors, sticks, gloves, and pants.

Tickets are on sale, so get your season tickets to come check out our boys in their new gear.


Two track and field athletes awarded Meijer grant

After every fall, winter, and spring season Meijer, Inc. grant twelve athletes, six women and six men, with the Meijer Commissioner’s Award.

Once spring season came to an end, two of Ferris State University track and field student-athletes, senior  distance runner Anna Rudd and junior field athlete Lucas Johnson, were granted with the award in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The award is presented to twelve student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play.

Rudd was fortunate to be awarded the Meijer Commissioner’s Award for her second time throughout her college career.


Ferris Athletics teams up with Underarmour

Ferris State University Athletics has joined forces with one of the global leaders in performance footwear and apparel in a multi-year deal to have Under Armor support all the Bulldog teams.

The Bulldogs are the very first NCAA school in Michigan to sign an exclusive agreement with Under Armor.

Ferris State Athletics will have all seventeen varsity teams dressed in Under Armor gear head-to-toe starting the fall of 2014.

The Bulldogs women’s softball team was the first of the athletic programs to be granted with new equipment and apparel.


Trio of Bulldogs named to All-American Scholar team

Three members of the Ferris State University men’s golf program were named to the 2014 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar Team for their efforts on the course and in the classroom.

The three Bulldogs included senior Trent Davison, junior Chris Eaton, and junior Sam Stark.

In order to be eligible for the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar status, an athlete must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full seasons at the collegiate level, participate in fifty percent of the teams competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 78.0 in Division II, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or above, and be in good standings with the university.

A total of 75 players in Division II were granted with this honor and three of them happen to be our prideful Bulldogs.