The fall of 2015 was a highly successful one for Northwood University Athletics, as two teams claimed Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
The women’s tennis team earned both the regular season and the tournament titles, which marked the twelfth time in the last fifteen years the team earned those honors. Northwood finished the regular season with a 10-1 record losing only to Grand Valley State. GVSU and NU shared the GLIAC title, but the Timberwolves downed the Lakers 5-2 in the championship match.
At the conclusion of the event, four Northwood players earned All-GLIAC honors: Alisa Reshetnikova and Carol Arnez-Mercado were named to the First Team, while Olesia Riabchuk and Tetyana Pavych claimed Second Team and Honorable Mention honors, respectively.
Then the men’s soccer team earned the first GLIAC Championship in school history in dramatic fashion, earning the title with a 1-0 road win at rival Saginaw Valley State. The Timberwolves, who won the GLIAC Tournament Championship a year ago, finished the regular season with an impressive 14-1-1 record (12-1-1 GLIAC). Northwood spent the majority of the season ranked in the top 25 nationally, getting as high as No. 8.