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Grand Rapids Christian High student athletes demonstrate our schools mission “preparing students to be effective servants of Christ in contemporary society” off the field, while demonstrating athletic excellence on the field.  The media covers our athletic competitions, but our athletes are more than competitors.  Read about what our student athletes are accomplishing and where they are serving Beyond Athletics.

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Hayley Reitsma (Class of 2014) Catching for the Flying Dutch of Hope College

Eagle Alumna, Hayley Reitsma (Class of 2014) has received much more than just the thrill of competition and joy of victory while being a NCAA Division III softball player at Hope College. The junior catcher has learned about herself and discovered her career and life aspirations while starting behind the plate for the Flying Dutch […]

Mark DeJong (Class of 2014) Learning and Training in Rwanda

Eagle Alumnus, Mark DeJong (Class of 2014) was a two-sport athlete at Grand Rapids Christian.  At Calvin College he continues as a two-sport athlete.  This January Mark assisted his parents who are serving as medical Missionaries in Rwanda.  Read more about his unique experience learning and training!

Sports Psychology

This past spring the Athletic Department concluded a yearlong study into adding a sports psychology training component to Grand Rapids Christian Athletics. After several interviews and sample seminars with several candidates, we selected Dr. Eddie O’Connor. Dr. Eddie directs both the Performance Excellence Center and the Pain Clinic for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Center. Grand […]

Winter Sports Recap 2014-15

This winter, GRCHS hosted 89 home events for 17 sports teams, and 189 student-athletes. We hosted an Academic All-State night, celebrated two fall State Championships by Cross Country and individual state championships in girls tennis, inducted a new class to the Athletic Hall of Fame, hosted a Purple Community fund raiser for cancer research, and celebrated […]

Six words to say this spring season…

A study was done and overall the results showed that student athletes said that they really enjoyed riding home from athletic events with grandparents, and did not like riding home with parents. Why? Take a look at the article below to find out! The six most important words we can to say to our kids…about athletics […]

High School Heisman Finalist, Kristin Danielson

Grand Rapids Christian wants to honor senior Kristin Danielson, on being selected as a Wendy’s High School Heisman Finalist. Over 50,000 students enter for consideration nationwide, and Kristin was selected as one of 10 female finalists for the state of Michigan. The High School Heisman selects its finalists and winners based on leadership, athletic accomplishments, academic […]

Hall of Fame – Class 2015

To see a photo album and read about the recently inducted Hall of Fame Class of 2015, as well as learn about all the other Hall of Fame classes, please click here.

Academic All-State 2014

On Decemeber 20th, Grand Rapids Christian High School took time to honor excellence in the classroom for it’s student athletes. Overall, there were 194 student athletes who earned the distinction of Academic All-State by either contributing to a team GPA or having an individual GPA that earned them the honor. Each varsity coach is asked […]

Academic All-State Celebration – Friday December 19

The photo above is from the Academic All-State Celebration in 2013! Grand Rapids Christian High School will host its second annual Academic All-State Celebration on Friday December 19th at 7:00p, prior to the start of the boys varsity basketball game against Holland Christian. There are strict GPA standards for each team that applies for academic […]

MLIVE Crowns GRCHS Cross Country as Athletes of the Week

MLIVE has awarded the athlete of the week honors to our boys and girls Cross Country teams. Click here to find out more!

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