VanLangevelde named Pat Riepma Postgraduate Scholarship Award Recipient

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech Huskies soccer senior goalkeeper Gracie VanLangevelde has been named the 2023-24 Pat Riepma Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, the GLIAC office announced Tuesday.

VanLangevelde appeared in 57 games over the past five seasons for Michigan Tech. The native of Spring Lake, Michigan was the 2023 GLIAC Goalkeeper of the Year and was a two-time All-GLIAC First Team selection. She was also honored on the United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region First Team, the CSC Academic All-District Team, and a four-time member of the GLIAC Academic Excellence Team. For her career, she backstopped the Huskies to 20 wins with a 1.15 goals-against average and a .777 save percentage with 18 shutouts. In her final campaign for the Black and Gold, she helped bring Michigan Tech back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014.

Vanlangevelde held an undergraduate grade-point average of 3.91 and graduated in May 2023 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology and Coaching Fundamentals. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Kinesiology at Tech and will graduate in May 2024. In the community, she visited local elementary schools during March Reading Month to read to the students. She also has served as a Youth Soccer Coach for Houghton FC. She was a 2023 American Kinesiology Association Undergraduate Scholar recipient, a Michigan Tech Leading Scholar, and received Michigan Tech Provost’s Award for Scholarship.

After Tech, Vanlangevelde plans to attend the University at Buffalo Department of Rehabilitation Science to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy.


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