[Volleyball] RedStorm sweeps Oaks, ends slide

Rio Grande Sports Information    OAKLAND CITY, Ind. – The University of Rio Grande snapped a two-game losing slide, cruising to a 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-20) win over Oakland City University, Saturday afternoon, in River States Conference volleyball...

[Volleyball] Cougars sweep Rio in RSC opener

Rio Grande Sports Information    KOKOMO, Ind. – Indiana University Kokomo christened its brand new Student Activities and Events Center in grand style.    The Cougars nearly led from start to finish and rolled to a 3-0 win (25-12,...

[General] Rio named CoC Five-Star Institution

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Rio Grande is one of 180 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) member schools to be recognized as a Champions of Character Five-Star...

[Men’s Bowling] Sipple named NAIA Scholar-Athlete

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Wyatt Sipple of the 2020 University of Rio Grande men's bowling team was among those recently recognized as a Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

[Men’s Golf] RedStorm finishes ninth at Bockwitz Classic

Rio Grande Sports Information    JACKSON, Mich. – Sophomore Jacob Calvin maintained a Top 10 showing, while the University of Rio Grande men's golf team slipped three positions over the final 18 holes following Tuesday's final round of the...

[Women’s Soccer] Campos named RSC Player of the Week

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – University of Rio Grande freshman Lorna Campos scored five points in one game to claim River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week Sept. 14-20.

[Men’s Cross Country] Booth places 2nd at Golden Bear Classic

Rio Grande Sports Information    BECKLEY, W.Va. – Cody Booth recorded a runner-up finish as an individual and helped the University of Rio Grande to a second-place showing as a team in the men's division of the Golden Bear Shortcourse Classic,...

[Men’s Soccer] RedStorm men blank Lourdes

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Diego Martinez scored a first half goal, Nicolas Cam Orellana found the back of the net in the second half and Kieran Hodges recorded the first clean sheet of his collegiate career as the...

[Women’s Soccer] Campos leads Rio women to first win

Rio Grande Sports Information    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Lorna Campos scored a pair of goals and assisted on another to lead the University of Rio Grande in a 3-1 win over Ohio Christian University, Saturday afternoon, at the OCU Soccer...

[Volleyball] Cougars spoil RedStorm’s home opener

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Cincinnati-Clermont coughed up a two sets to one lead before rallying in the fifth and decisive set to post a 3-2 win (16-25, 28-26, 25-21, 24-26, 16-14) over the University of...

[Women’s Golf] Gioffre ties for 2nd at ALC Invitational

Rio Grande Sports Information    PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Rafaella Gioffre carded a final round 3-over par 75 to finish in a tie for second place and lead the University of Rio Grande women's golf team in the Alice Lloyd College Fall Invitational,...

[Men’s Soccer] Indiana Wesleyan blanks RedStorm men

Rio Grande Sports Information    MARIAN, Ind. – Host Indiana Wesleyan University made good on a pair of second half scoring opportunities and knocked off the University of Rio Grande, 2-0, Saturday night, in non-conference men's soccer action...

[Women’s Soccer] Cougars spoil opener for Rio women

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Saturday night's 2020 season opener clearly didn't go as University of Rio Grande women's soccer head coach Tony Daniels had hoped it would.    The homestanding...

[Volleyball] Rio routs Eagles in season opener

Rio Grande Sports Information    PIPPA PASSES, Ky. – Quick starts in sets one and three and an extended comeback effort from an early deficit in set two lifted the University of Rio Grande volleyball team to a season-opening 3-0 non-conference win...

[Men’s Soccer] RedStorm rallies past MVNU in opener

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Just over 63 minutes had expired before Silas Machado took to the pitch for the University of Rio Grande in Wednesday night's season opener against Mount Vernon Nazarene...

September 11: 19th Anniversary Statement

This year American will commemorate the events of September 11, 2001 during a pandemic.  This pandemic has altered the normal ceremonies that occur on that day of remembrance. The National 9-11 Pentagon Memorial is closed.  The National Park Service plans for the...

Gregory Leschishin ‘77

A cum laude graduate from Rio Grande has had several interesting careers since leaving the area. Gregory Leschishin, Class of 1977, has had jobs in the fields of education, radio broadcasting and most recently, the US Air Force. His dabble in several industries also...

[General] RSC announces intention of Fall play

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The River States Conference announced Wednesday its intention to resume play this fall according to the guidelines established by the NAIA Council of Presidents (NAIA-COP) and sustained by the RSC...

Rio Cancels 2020 Graduation

RIO GRANDE, OH – The University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College announced the cancellation for the 2020 graduation ceremonies that were to be held on August 29th. In an email sent to students on July 24th, President Ryan Smith expressed disappointment...

[General] Three to be added to Rio Athletic Hall of Fame

By RANDY PAYTONRio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio –  Two former basketball standouts and the winningest baseball coach in school history are joining the University of Rio Grande's Athletic Hall of Fame.  ...

[eSports] eSports secures pair of sponsors

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande's first-year eSports program has announced a pair of sponsorships to help get its inaugural season underway.

New scholarship Opportunity for Gallia County Residents

Rio Grande, Ohio – Established just this year, the Mindy Pope Memorial Scholarship will first be awarded this fall to a resident of Gallia (or Perry) County. But this scholarship will be awarded differently than most. Begun in memory of a daughter, sister, player,...

Spring 2020 Dean’s and Merit List

RIO GRANDE, OH- The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College congratulates the following students for their scholastic achievement during the unusual Spring 2020 semester. The students who are recognized on the Dean’s List earned a 3.75 GPA or...

[General] Rio announces cancellation of summer camps

University of Rio Grande    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande has announced the cancellation of its entire 2020 summer camp schedule due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.    The cancellations include all athletic...

[Softball] Rio’s Hoffman recognized by RSC

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – University of Rio Grande senior Brooke Hoffman was among those named to the 2020 River States Conference Softball Champions of Character Team.

[Baseball] Rio’s Faro on Baseball CoC team

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The River States Conference has announced that University of Rio Grande freshman Josh Faro is part of the 2020 RSC Baseball Champions of Character Team.

[Men’s Golf] Sheets named to RSC Scholar list

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – University of Rio Grande senior Logan Sheets was among those named to the 2020 River States Conference Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete Team.    The Bidwell, Ohio native was one of 29...

[Women’s Golf] Rio’s Eichmiller named Scholar-Athlete

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – Rio Grande's Abby Eichmiller is among those named to the 2020 River States Conference Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete Team.    The sophomore from Vincent, Ohio was one of 24...

[Baseball] Baseball trio named to Scholar-Athlete list

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – Three student-athletes representing the University of Rio Grande were among 69 individuals named to the the 2020 River States Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete Team.    Graduate senior...

[Softball] Eight softballers on RSC Scholar-Athlete team

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande recorded eight representatives on the 2020 River States Conference Softball Scholar-Athlete Team.    The RedStorm's honorees were among 73...

[Men’s Swimming] Kocsis named head swim coach

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande finally has someone to head up the reboot of its long dormant swimming program.    Michael Kocsis has been named as the head coach of the...

National Day of Prayer Statement 2020

The nation is experiencing a situation it has not encountered in more than a century.  A highly contagious disease is throughout our land, altering the way of life for most Americans.  However, this disease has not lessened or altered the need or power of prayer. ...

[General] Rio Grande becomes affiliate member of Mid-South

MSC Sports Information    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Mid-South Conference Commissioner Eric Ward has announced that the University of Rio Grande, Indiana Tech, Lourdes (Ohio) University and Truett McConnell (Ga.) will join the conference as affiliate...

[eSports] Gagucas to lead new eSports program

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – If Alex Gagucas feels a little like Capt. James T. Kirk heading up the crew of the starship Enterprise, who can blame him?    After all, he's preparing “to boldly go...

Holocaust Memorial Day Statement 2020

Auschwitz- a name infamously preserved as one of the major Nazi sites of the Second World War. Why does this place stand out more than other similar Nazi death camps? Two factors make this camp unique. It was the largest concentration and extermination camp operated...