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Graceland Athletics

Home of the Yellowjackets.

The Power of Teamwork

With over half our student population involved in athletics, it’s easy to see that sports and school spirit are a big part of what makes us who we are. Whether you’re joining one of our 21 varsity teams, interested in our intramural sports or are ready to make some noise from the stands, at Graceland, there’s plenty of ways to show your Yellowjacket pride.

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Quick Facts & Stats


Varsity teams (2020-21)

Fall 2022

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Junior varsity teams (2021-22)

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Students who participate in athletics

2021-22 Fact Book

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National Champions

Graceland competes in one of the NAIA’s most challenging conferences — the Heart of America — and has seen national recognition, including a men’s basketball national championship in 2018 and a two-time national champion in wrestling in 2020 and 2021.

Student-Athlete Success
From start to finish Graceland gave us the opportunity to succeed academically and athletically.
Jamaica, Lucky & Lexus Lovan '19
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Student-Athlete Success
I chose Graceland because of the value I saw within the campus. With large career aspirations, I knew I could get the tools necessary to success. Whether it be from competing on the basketball team, or joining and leading other clubs and organization, I knew I would be set up for future success. Graceland gave me the ability to succeed after I graduated!
Jeremy Deemer '18 Digital Sales Executive, SAP Business Administration, Economics
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Athletics News

Athletics, Press Release

Todd Lorensen Named Head Men’s Basketball Coach

August 14, 2023

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Graceland Football Alumni Association to Host Ring of Honor Ceremony

June 27, 2023

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Athletics, Press Release

Criswell Hired to Lead Women’s Flag Football

April 11, 2023

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Athletics, Students

Millslagle Brings Graceland to New Heights as Indoor Men’s High Jump National Champion

March 15, 2023

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Athletics, Press Release

Randall Porter Hired to Helm Women’s Soccer

January 13, 2023

Porter is a 2000 Graceland graduate and brings 20 years of experience and success to the program.

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Yellowjackets Score Big with New Women’s Flag Football Coach

March 31, 2022

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Let’s Go Yellowjackets!

Learn more about how you can get involved with Graceland’s athletic teams and intramural sports, both on and off the field or court.