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RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
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Ekx marks her spot
June 5, 2013
After a sparkling freshman season for Rock Valley College, Judson University has seen enough of Kara Ekx. Ekx will forgo her sophomore season at RVC and has committed to Judson University to finish her college career and education.
RVC lands two NJCAA Softball All-Americans
June 3, 2013
On the heels of a sixth place finish at the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) tournament, the Rock Valley College softball team has now added two more names to RVC's prestigious NJCAA All-American list: Vivi Marquez and Kara Ekx.
The Golden Eagles softball team is heading to the NJCAA tournament for just the second time in school history after winning the Region IV tournament last weekend. As their post-season success mounts, the post-season awards have followed.
RVC went undefeated and won the Region IV Tournament in Madison over the weekend and will now head to Rochester, Minnesota for the NJCAA Tournament.
The Rock Valley College Golden Eagles softball team finished the regular season with a stellar 28-10 record (17-3 in conference play) and is currently ranked #5 in the latest NJCAA Division III softball poll.
Shondell hired as RVC volleyball coach
April 26, 2013
The defending NJCAA Division III champion Rock Valley College Golden Eagles volleyball team will have a new leader for the 2013 season. Kyle Shondell has been hired to replace Abby Jenkins as the new head coach for RVC.
Blake Morhardt, a senior at Guilford High School, and Todd Whitlow of Stillman Valley High School, have signed NJCAA letters of intent to continue their baseball careers at Rock Valley College.
Thurow signs with Judson
April 18, 2013
Taylor Neuschwander-Thurow has signed a letter of intent to play softball and continue her education at Judson University.
The Rock Valley College Golden Eagles softball team is off to a hot start at 15-7 and is ranked #5 in the latest NJCAA Division III softball poll.
Alley, Howard, Schwebke named NJCAA All-Americans
April 9, 2013
The NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) has announced the All-American teams for women's and men's basketball and three Rock Valley College players have achieved the honor.
Seven new recruits join RVC men's basketball
April 8, 2013
Rock Valley College Head Men's Basketball Coach announced the commitment of seven student-athletes to the Golden Eagles' program.
After each taking their team to the NJCAA national tournament, RVC head basketball coaches Misty Opat (women's) and Craig Doty (men's) have been named Co-Coaches of the Year for their respective sports by the IBCA.
The Rock Valley College Golden Eagles softball team went 5-2 to start the season behind the offensive effort of Kara Ekx (McHenry High School) and that has led to her earning Player of the Week honors for NJCAA Division III Softball.
Women's basketball national championship celebration
March 20, 2013
Please join us on Thursday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium as we honor the Golden Eagles national champion women's basketball team!
Schwebke, McElroy earn all-region honors
March 11, 2013
The postseason honors continue for the RVC men's basketball team.
The Rock Valley College men's basketball team is heading to the NJCAA national tournament for the first time since 2001 and only the second time in the 47 year history of the program.
Post-season honors announced for RVC women’s basketball
March 6, 2013
As the Rock Valley College women's basketball team prepares for a trip to the NJCAA national tournament to defend their national championship and #1 ranking, the post-season honors for individual players have started rolling in.
Woody to sign with Bethel University
February 27, 2013
Woody will make her signing official during a brief ceremony on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (PEC), room 0108 (lower level) on RVC's main campus.
Schwebke named Player of the Week
February 19, 2013
Brandon Schwebke has been named NJCAA Region IV, Division III Player of the Week after scoring 59 points, including 13 three-pointers last week in two games. He also added 15 rebounds on the week.
RVC to host East/Auburn NIC-10 game
February 18, 2013
The East E-Rabs (11-4 in the NIC-10) and Auburn Knights (10-5 in the NIC-10) boys basketball teams will battle it out on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Rock Valley College.