March 27, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College will be joining up with the NCAA to celebrate Division III Week from April 9-15. DC will use the week to recognize the many academic achievements, athletic accomplishments and committed involvement in leadership, community and campus activities of its student-athletes.
March 26, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - A time lapse video of the complete construction of DC's brand new George M. Smart Athletic Center is now available. The building of The George can now be viewed in a 75-second video clip containing photos from an online web cam that tracked the progress throughout the duration of the project.
February 24, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – DC celebrated the official opening of the George M. Smart Athletic Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The field house, known as The George, will serve as the recreational hub of the DC campus, while offering an indoor training facility for the Jackets’ 22 varsity athletic programs.
February 16, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – For the second year in a row and fourth time in five years, the Defiance College women’s cross country team was honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as an All-Academic Cross Country team.
January 26, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The floor inside the 84,000-square foot George M. Smart Athletic Center is installed and the lines were finished Thursday. The Smart Fitness Center will be moved in and open inside the facility as the Buchman Fitness Center on February 13, with the entire facility projected to be open by late February.
January 26, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Sports Information Department, in partnership with Streamline Technologies, officially launched a redesigned online home for the Yellow Jackets on Thursday, with the aim of further increasing DC’s ability to showcase the student-athletes of its 22 varsity athletic programs.
December 01, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its fall honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team, with Defiance placing 20 student-athletes on the list. The 20 award winners match DC’s number from the 2010 fall list, holding the increase of seven from 2008.
December 01, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Athletic Media Relations Department, in partnership with Digipixart, officially launched a brand new online photo store on December 7. To celebrate the exciting new opportunity with Yellow Jacket fans, all products will be marked down 20 percent between now and January 1.
November 12, 2011
OBERLIN, Ohio – Defiance College senior Ellen Stryffeler posted a school-record time of 23:26.40 to lead the Yellow Jackets at the NCAA Regional Championships held at Oberlin College.
October 29, 2011
ANDERSON, Ind. – Defiance College senior Ellen Stryffeler was named All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference after leading DC at the HCAC Championships with a third-place overall finish.
October 14, 2011
WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s cross country team was led by senior Ellen Stryffeler at the Wilmington Invitational. Stryffeler finished 38th in the 241-runner field with a time of 20:01.63.
September 30, 2011
CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Ellen Stryffeler and Brianna Rodriguez set the pace for the Defiance College women’s cross country team at the All-Ohio Championships, hosted by Cedarville University. The women’s team finished 38th overall in a field featuring teams across all NCAA divisions.
September 19, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Defiance College senior Ellen Stryffeler was named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Runner of the Week for the second time this season, after pacing the Jackets at the Penn State-Behrend Invitational.
September 17, 2011
ERIE, Pa. – Senior Ellen Stryffeler and sophomore Kate Busto both finished in the top ten at the Penn State Behrend Invitational to help the Defiance women’s cross country team to a fifth-place overall finish.
September 16, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College took another step towards realizing a long-awaited dream of an on-campus field house on Friday, as it highlighted the 2011 Homecoming by dedicating the 85,250-square foot facility. As part of the festivities, the building was officially named the George M. Smart Athletic Center.
September 10, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance senior Ellen Stryffeler led the Yellow Jackets to two wins at the DC Duals after posting the top overall time of 20:37.60.
September 08, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College men’s and women’s cross country teams prepare to host their first event of the season on Saturday, the Defiance College Duals. Coming to the event are teams from Olivet, Bluffton and Owens Community College.
September 08, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College men’s and women’s cross country teams prepare to host their first event of the season on Saturday, the Defiance College Duals. Coming to the events are teams from Olivet, Bluffton and Owens Community College.
September 06, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Defiance College senior Ellen Stryffeler was named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Runner of the Week after her performance at the Manchester College Hokum Karem last week.
September 01, 2011
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s cross country team opened its season with a solid showing at the Manchester College Hokem Karem. Senior Ellen Stryffeler and junior Erika DeBos combined for a two-runner time of 39:31.00 to take first place overall.
August 28, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The 2011 fall sports poster can now be enjoyed on a computer. The poster showcases eight Yellow Jackets from the upcoming fall seasons and includes all home events for those teams. The wallpaper is available in two sizes, so find the best fit and enjoy a new desktop background.
August 27, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - With the 2011-2012 seasons ready to get started, fans of the DC are encouraged to follow the Jackets on the official DC Athletics Facebook and Twitter fan pages. The pages will be updated with the latest news and scores from DefianceAthletics.com, so become a fan today!
August 22, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its preseason women’s cross country poll on Monday. Defiance College received 83 points in the poll to claim the third spot, while three Yellow Jackets were named Runners to Watch.
August 10, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - With the outer shell of the 84,000-square foot Defiance College Athletics Center nearing completion, work has started to increase under the installed roof and on the floor of the future field house. Keep up with the exciting progress right here at the official home of the Yellow Jackets.
July 19, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Over the past two weeks, work has begun on installing the roof of the 84,000-square foot Defiance College Athletics Center. The outer walls for the north extension of the building have also started to take shape. Keep up with the exciting progress right here at the official home of the Yellow Jackets.
July 05, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Athletics Center continues to take shape as the summer progresses. The outside walls and brick exterior of the 84,000 square-foot facility are currently being installed as the opening of the much anticipated field house inches closer.
June 22, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The DCAC construction project has entered a new phase, as the outer mainframe of the 84,000 square-foot facility has been finished. Recent work has included the installing of the facilities outer walls and the laying of the dark red bricks that will line the lower portion of the outside of the field house.
June 06, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - A recent stretch of long and dry summer days has allowed significant progress to be made on the ongoing construction of DC's new field house. The steel mainframe of the 84,000 square-foot facility is nearly complete and initial work continues on the north extension of the building.
May 17, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The frame of the future DCAC continues to take shape, as work has started on the roof of the field house. Ground work is also now being done on the north extension of the building, which will house the weight room, athletic training room, Smart Fitness Center, offices and a reception area.