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2022 Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College and the Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center (ESC) hosted the annual Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day, virtually. 60 students in 5th...

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DeWine Appoints Munn to RGCC Board  

Rio Grande, Ohio – Governor Mike DeWine appointed Sarah Munn to the Rio Grande Community College Board of Trustees in late February. “Sarah Munn will be a great addition to the board of trustees. Her commitment to serving the local area is a great asset to...

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Rio Extends Winter Holiday

Rio Grande, Ohio –With the increase in COVID-19 numbers around the state and country, the University of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College has decided to extend the winter break to offer distance between the holiday and return to campus. Face-to-face classes...

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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...

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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,...

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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 higher...

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Rio to host annual health fair

Rio Grande, Ohio – It’s time to “Spring Into Health” at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. The annual health fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at the University of Rio Grande Lyne Center Gymnasium. According...

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[Baseball] Grenadiers rally past Rio in tourney opener

Rio Grande Sports Information
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Brody Tanksley had a two-run fourth inning double – one of five two-base hits for top-seeded Indiana University Southeast – helping the Grenadiers to a 5-3 win over the University of Rio Grande in the opening round of the 2022 River States Conference Baseball Championship, Thursday afternoon, at VA Memorial Stadium.
    The Grenadiers improved to 36-13 with the win and will face No. 3 seed Indiana University Kokomo on Saturday at 3 p.m.
    Rio Grande (23-31), the tourney's No. 6 seed, will face fifth-seeded Oakland City University in an elimination game on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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[Softball] Rio dominates All-RSC Softball Team

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information
    KOKOMO, Ind. – The University of Rio Grande tallied six first team selections and a trio of second team honorees on the 2022 All-River States Conference Softball Team.
    Individual award winners, along with the All-RSC First Team and Second Team honorees, were announced Thursday night at Indiana University Kokomo's Student Activities and Events Center following the conclusion of the opening day of action in the RSC Softball Championship.

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[Baseball] RedStorm duo named All-RSC First Team

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande had five players who were recognized during the 2022 All-River States Conference Baseball Team & Awards ceremony, which took place last Thursday as part of the RSC Baseball Championship iat VA Memorial Stadium.
    Recognized at the ceremony were the All-RSC First & Second Teams, the RSC Gold Glove Team and the RSC Champions of Character Team, in addition to individual awards for RSC Player, Pitcher, Freshman & Coach of the Year.

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[Softball] Rio Grande top seed in RSC Championship

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information
    KOKOMO, Ind. – The University of Rio Grande is the top seed for the 2022 River States Conference Softball Championship, which is set for Thursday-Saturday, May 5-7, at Championship Park in Kokomo, Ind.
    Six teams are part of the double-elimination tournament, which will take place for the first time at the multi-field, turf-surfaced facility.
    The top three teams from the league's East & West Divisions qualified for the postseason. The tournament champion will receive automatic qualification to the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round, which is slated for May 16-18 at host sites around the country.

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[Baseball] RedStorm to face IU Southeast in RSC tourney

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande will face top-seeded Indiana University Southeast in the opening round of the 2022 River States Conference Baseball Championship.
    The six-team, double-elimination tournament is scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, at VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio.
    The tournament champion will receive the league's only automatic bid to the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, which will be held May 16-19 at host sites around the country. The top six teams of the nine teams in the RSC standings qualified.
    Rio Grande is the No. 6 seed in tourney after finishing its regular season slate at 23-30 overall and 10-12 in conference play.

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[Men’s Track & Field] RedStorm men runner-up at RSC Championships

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Eric Weber had two of the University of Rio Grande's six individual first-place finishes and the RedStorm posted a runner-up finish as a team in the men's division of the 2022 River States Conference Track & Field Championships, which wrapped up on Saturday afternoon at the Stockmeister Track & Field Complex.
    Weber, a freshman from Bidwell, Ohio, won both the hammer throw (48.47m) and the discus throw (41.01m) and captured RSC Field Athlete of the Year honors in the process.

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[Women’s Track & Field] Rio women place third at RSC Championships

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande got first-place showings by a pair of individuals and another from one of its two relay teams for a third-place finish as a team in the women's division of the 2022 River States Conference Track & Field Championships, which concluded its two-day run on Saturday at the Stockmeister Track & Field Complex.
    The RedStorm tallied 111.5 points altogether, trailing only champion Point Park University (194 pts.) and runner-up Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (144 pts.).

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[Softball] RedStorm clobbers Celtics on Senior Day

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – While delayed by two hours at the beginning due to rain, the University of Rio Grande's final two home contests of the 2022 proved to be worth the wait.
    The RedStorm scored early and often in both ends of their Senior Day twin bill with Carlow University, posting a pair of mercy rule-shortened wins over the Celtics in River States Conference softball action, Saturday afternoon, at Rio Softball Park.
    Head coach Chris Hammond's squad recorded a 14-1 five-inning victory in the opener and a 9-1 triumph in six innings in the nightcap, improving to 37-11 overall and 22-2 in conference play.
    The win also secured the league's regular season championship, the top seed in the upcoming RSC Tournament and a berth in the NAIA National Championship Tournament.

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