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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

21

Varsity teams (2020-21)

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11

Junior varsity teams (2020-21)

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60%

Students who participate in athletics

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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 District Sales Leader, Frito Lay Business Administration, Economics
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Athletics News

Athletics

Yellowjackets Score Big with New Women’s Flag Football Coach

March 31, 2022

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Athletics

Graceland Kicks Off Women’s Flag Football Program

March 22, 2022

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Athletics, Press Release

Graceland University Hires Patrick Ross to Lead Football Program

December 23, 2021

Athletic Director Brady McKillip announced that Graceland University has hired Patrick Ross to lead the Yellowjacket football program.

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Athletics

Guest Visitor Dr. Rodenberg Presents on Desegregation of Baseball

December 14, 2021

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Alumni, Athletics

Three Men’s Volleyball Alumni Hired as Head Volleyball Coaches at Three Different Colleges

September 7, 2021

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Athletics, Press Release

Standout Receiver Sylencieux Signs with NFL’s Ravens

May 25, 2021

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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.