Graceland Athletics

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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)

11

Junior varsity teams (2020-21)

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

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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Athletics, Press Release

Graceland University Partners With Des Moines-based Shive-Hattery and Hansen Company for Morden Center Project

March 22, 2021

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Administration and Staff, Athletics, Press Release

Graceland Announces Taylor Langley as Men’s Head Basketball Coach

March 22, 2021

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Alumni, Athletics, Students

The Power of Graceland’s Alumni Network Recruits Five Football Student-Athletes from the Same High School in Santa Rosa, Texas

May 22, 2020

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Athletics, Press Release

Uyen Tran Named Head Coach for Graceland Women’s Basketball

May 19, 2020

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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.