GRCC In the News, 4-25-16

GRCC’s Brenden Johnson named NJCAA Player of the Week

April 25, 2016; MLive

Grand Rapids, Mich. — The NJCAA has named Brenden Johnson the Division II Player of the Week for the week of April 11 17. Johnson, a sophomore first baseman, was given the honor after posting a .421 batting average, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 10 runs batted in, 10 runs and 2 bases on balls during an eight game stretch. Behind Johnson’s hot play, the Raiders went 5-3 during that span.


April 22, 2016; The Dallas Post Tribune

Leadership from Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan visited Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School at El Centro College this week to learn what makes the Blue Ribbon School successful.

SC4 adds cross country to sports lineup

April 24, 2016; The Voice (Macomb County)

Area runners who wish to continue running cross country after high school graduation may not have to travel as far to do so.

… SC4 becomes the 13th community college in Michigan to offer cross country, joining Jackson College, Wayne County Community College District, Alpena Community College, which has a mens team only, and Schoolcraft College, as well as Glen Oaks, Grand Rapids, Kirtland, Lansing, Macomb, Mott, Muskegon and Oakland community colleges.

Beld, Brandt fill crucial positions for Hudsonville softball team

April 25, 2016; MLive

HUDSONVILLE — Catcher and center field are two important defensive positions on a high school softball. Thanks to a pair of senior veterans, the Hudsonville softball team have those positions covered and then some.

… (Makayla) Beld is being recruited by Grand Rapids Community College for basketball and may possibly also play softball in college.

Orchard View grad part of near-shutout effort by West Michigan Ironmen

April 23, 2016; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — Starting linebacker Derek VandenBosch was still on the field for the last play of the game.

… After his days at OV, VandenBosch went on to play at Grand Rapids Community College and the University of St. Francis in Indiana. After that, he returned home and continued his football career with the Muskegon Mustangs, a local semipro team that plays in the summer.

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