GVSU Tradition

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
2002 • 2003 • 2005 • 2006
The Lakers went back-to-back twice in a five year span. Current Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly led the Lakers to their first two national championships in 2002-03, while Chuck Martin directed the 2005-06 championship seasons.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME APPEARANCES
2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2005 • 2006 • 2009

WINNINGEST PROGRAMS IN NCAA DIVISION II HISTORY
1) Grand Valley State (.729)

2) Bentley (.708)
3) Valdosta State (.683)
4) Texas A&M Kingsville (.681)
5) West Chester (.677)

NCAA PLAYOFF APPEARANCES
1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1994 • 1998 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003
2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2013

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
1977 • 1978 • 1981 • 1989 • 1990 • 1992 • 1997 • 1998
2001 • 2002 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010

GLIAC NORTH DIVISION CHAMPIONS
2011 • 2012

9 HARLON HILL FINALISTS (Division II Player of the Year)
2009 • QB Brad Iciek (4th)
2008 • QB Brad Iciek (5th)
2007 • QB Brad Iciek (7th)
2006 • QB Cullen Finnerty (2nd)
2002 • QB Curt Anes (1st)
2001 • QB Curt Anes (2nd)
1998 • QB Jeff Fox (3rd)
1990 • RB Eric Lynch (8th)
1989 • RB Eric Lynch (6th)

GENE UPSHAW AWARD (Best Lineman in NCAA Division II)
2007 • OL Brandon Barnes

2006 • DE Mike McFadden
2005 • DE Mike McFadden

ALL-AMERICANS
In 41 seasons, 157 GVSU football players have earned All-America honors (3.8 players per season)

LONGEST WIN STREAK IN NCAA DIVISION II HISTORY
40 Games
from August 27, 2005-December 1, 2007