Sports Shorts

Ferris to host strength and conditioning clinic

Ferris Athletics is set to host one of the country’s top strength and conditioning clinics for coaches Saturday, April 6, sponsored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). This event will take place inside Jim Wink Arena and will give strength and conditioning coaches the opportunity to work with other coaches to learn and network, while also bringing research and applications to the event. This event includes workshop titles like “Training the Youth Athlete with Resistance Bands” and “Strategies and Techniques to Helping Athletes/ Clients Become a Better Mover.”

Men’s tennis team on a roll

After a slow start, the Ferris men’s tennis team won their third match in a row, going 5-2 against Northwood University Friday, March 29. This puts the Bulldogs at 3-0 in conference play prior to their Sunday, March 31, game against Grand Valley State University. During the match against Northwood, Ferris dropped only one of the three doubles games played and just two of the six singles games played. Ferris senior Steward Sell was able to defeat his opponent in both his doubles match as well as his singles match to help Ferris earn the victory.

College All-Star Game

Three Ferris basketball seniors were awarded in playing the Addix Basketball Champions College All-Star game series Wednesday, March 27. Two of those three include Ferris senior guard DeShaun Thrower and senior wing Markese Mayfield from the men’s basketball team, while senior forward Abby Nakfoor represented the women’s basketball team during the series. The All-Star game takes the top basketball players from the Greater Grand Rapids Area and includes players from various schools and divisions. Thrower was also awarded the MVP of the All-Star game.