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Thursday Tidbits

August 29, 2013

Good news about EMU’s incoming freshman class:

Eastern Michigan University will enroll the largest class of freshmen in its 164-year history when classes begin Wednesday, September 4. While final enrollment figures will not be reported until mid-September and additional new students continue to enroll, the University has already enrolled more freshmen students than the previous all-time record for freshmen of 2,854, set in 1999.

In addition, the spring 2013 graduation numbers were up 27% over 2007, and average GPA and ACT scores among incoming students have risen each of the past several years.

EMU football

“We’ve seen a difference in Coach,” offensive lineman Lincoln Hansen said. “He’s more hands-on. I think our defense will be a lot better. I think we’ll be more aggressive.”

A rather difficult schedule that the Eagles have ahead of them. Only five home games and they aren’t exactly cakewalks, either. Ohio and Bowling Green are both teams that are in the preseason running’s to win the MAC East, and will be hosted at Rynearson Stadium this year.

Indeed.

Other EMU sports

The most notable of the team’s losses is former outside hitter Rachel Iaquaniello.

“Certainly, I don’t expect one person to step up, but we just need multiple people to be more involved in our offense,” head coach Kimberly Berrington said. “I always say that we win as a team and we lose as a team.”

FYI, Iaquaniello is playing professional volleyball in Europe. Best of luck to her as she tries to make a career out of it!

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