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Grand Rapids Christian High School

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Grand Rapids Christian High School

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2 months ago @ 11:40AM

Recognizing Our Three-Sport Athletes

"The richest school sports experience is found in multi-sport participation, both starring and subbing, both losing and winning. That’s what best prepares young people for life."
~Jack Roberts, retired MHSAA Executive Director

Every year, we have a special lunch and celebrate our three-sport athletes.  We missed that this year, but still want to recognize their contributions to Eagles athletics!  This year, we have 12 Freshman, 18 Sophomore, 4 Junior, and 8 Senior three-sport athletes. It takes a great deal of talent and commitment to be a three-sport athlete, especially when specialization in one sport is so popular. It’s hard to do school and be an athlete, and we’re very proud of the students who choose to do this all year.

One of the benefits we see with athletics, and even more so with three-sport athletes, is an improvement in academics. We looked at the cumulative GPA of the students at Grand Rapids Christian and found the following:
•    students who do not participate in Eagles athletics have an average GPA of 3.6046
•    all athletes have an average GPA of 3.6451
•    three-sport athletes have an average of 3.6453

In the past, senior athletes have shared the benefits they experienced being a three-sport athlete.  They talk about how it required them to be more efficient and structured in the use of their time.  They actually did better academically.  They shared how they made more friends being on multiple teams and with a broader cross-section of students.  Finally, it helped them to stay in shape so prep for the next season wasn’t as challenging.  Seniors always encourage the rest of the students to continue as three-sport athletes for the rest of high school.

A special recognition and congratulations go to Sophomore Tanner Warners our only FOUR-sport athlete this year.

Thank you to our athletes for representing Grand Rapids Christian so well on the course, on the court, on the slopes, on the mat, in the lanes, on the track, on the field, in the pool, and on the diamond!

This year’s three-sport athletes are:

Alvesteffer, Hope: Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis
Aupperlee, Kaitlyn: Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer
LaRue, Kaitlyn: Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer
Leonard, Drew: Tennis, Downhill Skiing, Track & Field
Luk, Isaiah: Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse
Nol, Payton: Golf, Competitive Cheer, Soccer
Porte, Tyler: Football, Basketball, Baseball
Timmer, Sarah: Cross Country, Downhill Skiing, Track & Field
VandenBerg, Ella: Swimming & Diving, Competitive Cheer, Tennis
VanderPloeg, Lainy: Swimming & Diving, Competitive Cheer, Tennis
VanOss, Seth: Cross Country, Downhill Skiing, Baseball
Wolfe, Ashley: Sideline Cheer, Competitive Cheer, Tennis

Betten, Anthony: Sailing, Swimming & Diving, Lacrosse
Boender, Cade: Tennis, Swimming & Diving, Lacrosse
Bouwma, Lili: Golf, Basketball, Lacrosse
Brunink, Liv: Sailing, Basketball, Soccer
Glisson, Caleb: Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field
Heerema, Levi: Soccer, Bowling, Baseball
Koval, Alec: Football, Swimming & Diving, Baseball
Kwon, Dream: Soccer, Bowling, Baseball
Larsen, Jessica: Swimming & Diving, Basketball, Soccer
Lyons, Alana: Golf, Basketball, Track & Field
Pruis, Hans: Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Baseball
Rusticus, Ben: Football, Swimming & Diving, Baseball
Sosnowski, Gav: Tennis, Swimming & Diving, Golf
Tatko, Ava: Cross Country, Downhill Skiing, Tennis
VanderKodde, Te'von: Football, Basketball, Baseball
VanHekken, Joel: Tennis, Downhill Skiing, Golf
VanOtteren, Ava: Sailing, Basketball, Soccer
Warners, Tanner: Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Boys Volleyball

Davis-Bivens, Dajah: Sideline Cheer, Lacrosse, Track & Field
Rauwerda, Joey: Soccer, Bowling, Track & Field
Solle, Noah: Cross Country, Swimming & Diving, Golf
VanHeulen, Nick: Football, Downhill Skiing, Lacrosse

Baker, Adam: Cross Country, Bowling, Track & Field
Bergsma, Jordan: Swimming & Diving, Golf, Boys Volleyball
Lewis, Preston: Sailing, Lacrosse, Tennis
Long, Jack: Tennis, Basketball, Track & Field
Mauren, Matthew: Sailing, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field
May, Evan: Soccer, Basketball, Boys Volleyball
Pruis, Rory: Golf, Basketball, Soccer
Weeber, Cole: Football, Swimming & Diving, Lacrosse

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