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Mens Basketball Team - Horizons Winter 2017 issue

The Graceland University men’s basketball program has earned a top 25 national ranking in the NAIA Division I national poll for the first time in program history. Despite returning none of the top five scorers on last year’s team and hiring new head coach, Craig Doty, in May, the Yellowjackets have found quick success.

“Everything we have accomplished so far, we have done together. Our student-athletes play for each other, and they genuinely care about each other.”

-- Craig Doty, Head Coach
Yellowjackets Website - Horizons Winter 2017 issue

Graceland University Athletics relaunched the athletic website,, in early January with a fresh new look, just in time to showcase the success of several student-athletes amplifying their skills this spring.

Jeremy Deemer - Horizons Winter 2017 issueJunior center Jeremy Deemer has experienced individual success as a member of the Graceland basketball team. Deemer is one of 20 student-athletes in the country named to the 2017 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® by Allstate Insurance Company, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

Jeremy was also named to CoSIDA Academic All-American Team and earned First-Team All-Conference honors this season.

“Jeremy is an individual who embodies all that is good about being a student-athlete. His commitment to community service, academics, clubs and organizations around campus and to our basketball program is second to none.”
-- Craig Doty, Head Coach
Basketball Border - Horizons Winter 2017 issue