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WHAC - Sun, Dec. 2, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Cornerstone senior Isaac Grotenhuis has been named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) 2012-13 Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character Award recipient. The NAIA named the award after United States Olympic Committee President Emeritus Dr. Walker, who served as president through the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games. Dr. Walker also was a former president of the NAIA. It recognizes a student-athlete such as Isaac who excels in athletics and academics, and is committed to the Champions of Character program's five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

Grotenhuis has been the definition of servant leadership on Cornerstone's campus, the community of West Michigan, and outside the United States. He led two mission trips the Dominican Republic where he and the team helped build homes and lay concrete blocks for a school kitchen and participated in a mission trip to Mexico. This year, he organized a trip to Zambia where he conducted clinics for area youth. He also spearheaded the team's Night of Nets fundraiser that raised $35,000 so far for communities in Sub Saharan, Africa affected by malaria.

"Isaac's passion and servant leadership have changed the culture of the men's soccer program at Cornerstone," said head coach Mark Bell.

The senior is known for his respect and servant leadership on the field as well. Although he has earned various athletic honors, he strives every day to make his teammates better through hard work, determination, and dedication to the team's vision. He has always valued being part of something bigger than himself.

"There is an order in collegiate athletics that freshman to get water, carry the cones, and haul other equipment," said teammate Richard Moylan. "It is rare to see Isaac walking to practice without carrying something and he stays after practice to make sure it is all put away."

The award, considered one of the most prestigious honors in the NAIA, embodies the principle that character is a choice, and that being a champion is about reaching potential and making good decisions consistently in daily life. The NAIA selects a national winner from a pool of conference winners.

In order to be eligible for the Dr. Leroy Walker Award, nominees must be junior or above in academic standing, outstanding in academic achievement (3.0 or higher), outstanding in campus and community leadership, outstanding in embracing the five core character values of the NAIA's Champions of Character initiative, outstanding in athletic achievement, and outstanding sense of future ambition. All conference winners advance for national consideration.

 
Today
Baseball
Siena Heights at 1:00pm
Aquinas EST
Siena Heights at Game
Aquinas 2
Marygrove at 1:00pm
(25) Northwestern Ohio EST
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Marygrove at Game
(25) Northwestern Ohio 2
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Concordia at 1:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
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Concordia at Game
Indiana Tech 2
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Lourdes at 1:00pm
(6) Davenport EST
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Lourdes at Game
(6) Davenport 2
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Cornerstone at 1:00pm
(RV) Madonna EST
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Cornerstone at Game
(RV) Madonna 2
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Softball
Madonna at Ppd
UM-Dearborn  
Played at Ladywood High School
Madonna at Ppd
UM-Dearborn  
Played at Ladywood High School
(15) Davenport at Ppd
Indiana Tech  
Played at Havenhurst Park
(15) Davenport at Ppd
Indiana Tech  
Lourdes at Ppd
(RV) Cornerstone  
Lourdes at Ppd
(RV) Cornerstone  
Men's Tennis
(23) Indiana Wesleyan University vs  
(25) Aquinas  
Women's Tennis
(14) Indiana Wesleyan University at  
(RV) Aquinas  
Lawrence Tech at 1:00pm
Saginaw Valley State University EST
Men's Golf
Madonna at  
IWU Spring Invite (hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University - Meshingomesia Golf and Social Club - Marian, Ind.)
Cornerstone at  
Day 2 - IWU Spring Invitational (Meshingomesia CC)
Women's Golf
Davenport at  
Women's Golf Spring Invitational (Hosted by Illinois College - The Links GC - Jacksonville, Ill.)
Lourdes at 1:00pm
Ohio Northern Invitational
Men's Outdoor T & F
Indiana Tech at  
IWU Polar Bear Classic (Marion, Ind.)
Indiana Tech at  
Shorter Invitational (Rome, Ga.)
Concordia at  
Grand Rapids Open @ Aquinas College
Aquinas at 11:00am
Day 2 - Grand Rapids Open
Goshen College at 11:00am
Goshen College Track & Field Invitational
Cornerstone at 11:00am
Goshen Invite (Hosted by Goshen College)
Women's Outdoor T & F
Indiana Tech at  
IWU Polar Bear Classic (Marion, Ind.)
Today
Softball
Madonna at Ppd
UM-Dearborn  
Played at Ladywood High School
Madonna at Ppd
UM-Dearborn  
Played at Ladywood High School
(15) Davenport at Ppd
Indiana Tech  
Played at Havenhurst Park
(15) Davenport at Ppd
Indiana Tech  
Lourdes at Ppd
(RV) Cornerstone  
Lourdes at Ppd
(RV) Cornerstone  
Men's Golf
Madonna at  
IWU Spring Invite (hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University - Meshingomesia Golf and Social Club - Marian, Ind.)
Cornerstone at  
Day 2 - IWU Spring Invitational (Meshingomesia CC)
Men's Outdoor T & F
Indiana Tech at  
IWU Polar Bear Classic (Marion, Ind.)
Indiana Tech at  
Shorter Invitational (Rome, Ga.)
Aquinas at 11:00am
Day 2 - Grand Rapids Open
Cornerstone at 11:00am
Goshen Invite (Hosted by Goshen College)
Women's Outdoor T & F
Indiana Tech at  
IWU Polar Bear Classic (Marion, Ind.)
Indiana Tech at  
Shorter Invitational (Rome, Ga.)
Marygrove at  
Dick Small Invitational - Hosted by Defiance College
Cornerstone at 11:00am
Goshen Invite (Hosted by Goshen College)
Aquinas at 1:00pm
Day 2 - Grand Rapids Open
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Baseball
Cornerstone at 2
(RV) Madonna 0
Cornerstone at 0
(RV) Madonna 4
Softball
Northwestern Ohio at Ppd
(RV) Cornerstone  
Northwestern Ohio at Ppd
(RV) Cornerstone  
Men's Tennis
(23) Indiana Wesleyan University at 7
(RV) Cornerstone 2
Riverview Athletic Club
(10) Northwestern Ohio at 3
(4) Vanguard University 6
University of Saint Francis at 0
Indiana Tech 9
Played at Wildwood Racquet Club
(23) Indiana Wesleyan University at 5
Davenport 2
Played at MVP Sportsplex
Women's Tennis
(24) Northwestern Ohio at 5
(15) Vanguard University 4
(14) Indiana Wesleyan University at 4
(18) Davenport 5
Played at MVP Crahen
Men's Golf
Madonna at  
IWU Spring Invite (hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University - Meshingomesia Golf and Social Club - Marian, Ind.)
Cornerstone at  
Day 1 - IWU Spring Invitational (Meshingomesia CC)
Men's Outdoor T & F
Aquinas at 4:00pm
Day 1 - Grand Rapids Open
Today
Baseball
Marygrove at 1:00pm
(25) Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
Marygrove at Game
(25) Northwestern Ohio 2
Live Video Live Stats
Concordia at 1:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Concordia at Game
Indiana Tech 2
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Lourdes at 1:00pm
(6) Davenport EST
Live Audio Live Stats
Lourdes at Game
(6) Davenport 2
Live Audio Live Stats
Cornerstone at 1:00pm
(RV) Madonna EST
Live Video Live Stats
Cornerstone at Game
(RV) Madonna 2
Live Video Live Stats
Men's Lacrosse
Aquinas at 7:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Women's Lacrosse
Lourdes at 2:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Sunday, Mar 29
Baseball
Concordia at 1:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Concordia at Game
Indiana Tech 2
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Marygrove at 1:00pm
(25) Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
Marygrove at Game
(25) Northwestern Ohio 2
Live Video Live Stats
Lourdes at 1:00pm
(6) Davenport EST
Live Audio Live Stats
Lourdes at Game
(6) Davenport 2
Live Audio Live Stats
Softball
Siena Heights at 12:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Video
Siena Heights at Game
Madonna 2
Live Video
Monday, Mar 30
Softball
Cleary University at 3:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Video
Cleary University at Game
Madonna 2
Live Video
 
 
 
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