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All-GLIAC Honors

Both the Ferris men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed last weekend in the 2018 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships.

Friday, Nov. 2, the men’s team placed 10th overall with 252 points and the women’s team finished in seventh place with 159 points.

The women’s team had an all-conference honoree last weekend, as junior Katie Etelamaki placed ninth in the 6k with a time of 21:50.2.

The men’s team also had an all-conference recipient as senior Damien Halverson nished in 20th place with a 25:41.9 in the 8k race.

The teams will be back in action in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championships Saturday, Nov. 17, located in Hillsdale.

Five in a row

The No. 8 nationally ranked Ferris women’s volleyball team completed a perfect regular season record in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play last weekend.

The Bulldogs swept both of Michigan’s upper peninsula teams 3-0 in Michigan Tech on Friday, Nov. 2, and Northern Michigan Saturday, Nov. 3.

With both victories, the Bulldogs secured their fifth-straight regular-season GLIAC Championship. The team finished with a perfect 16-0 record in conference play on the season.

The Bulldogs now sit a 23-4 overall on the season and are set to be the number one seed for the upcoming GLIAC Tournament.

The team will host Wisconsin-Parkside in the quarterfinals 7p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, inside Ewigleben Sports Complex.

Pair of accolades

Ferris seniors Nika Hein and Nicole Meylor of the Ferris women’s tennis team received all-conference acknowledgment last weekend as the head coaches of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) voted after the conclusion of the GLIAC Tournament.

Hein was one of nine female athletes to be named to the All-GLIAC First Team, whereas Meylor received an honorable mention recognition.

The two competed together in doubles play this past fall season for the Bulldogs and helped the team finish in fifth place overall in the GLIAC Tournament.

The Bulldogs ended the fall season by winning three of their last four contests to help build momentum for the upcoming spring campaign.