Top HeadlinesWednesday, December 11, 2013 NCAA Championships Announcement
The NCAA has awarded NCAA III womenís basketball and womenís volleyball championships to the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 2014-18 seasons. Calvin College will host the following championships:
Womenís Basketball / 2015
Womenís Volleyball / 2015
Womenís Basketball / 2017
Womenís Volleyball / 2017
This will mark the first time since 1988 that Calvin has hosted an NCAA III Championship final. Calvin hosted the NCAA III Finals in menís basketball from 1982-to-1988 at the Calvin College Fieldhouse. In 1977, Calvin also hosted the NCAA III Menís Outdoor Track and Field Championships.Wednesday, December 11, 2013
ALBION, Mich. Ė David L. Neilson, the commissioner of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association since 2002, has announced he will retire from the position at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year. The announcement of Commissioner Neilsonís retirement came Tuesday from Dr. Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, president of Kalamazoo College and vice chairwoman of the MIAA Presidentsí Council. He is the eighth and third-longest serving commissioner in the MIAAís 126-year history. Commissioner Neilson and his wife, Karen, live in Royal Oak. They have four children and five grandchildren. The MIAA is the nationís oldest collegiate athletic conference, founded in 1888. The MIAA consists of nine private colleges from Michigan and northern Indiana. Member institutions are Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Calvin College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Olivet College, Saint Maryís College and Trine University.
The Calvin women’s soccer team has finished ranked in a pair of final season-ending national polls. Calvin is ranked 22nd in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III Top 25 post-season poll. Under the direction of head coach Mark Recker, the Knights finished the 2013 season with an overall record of 19-3-2. Calvin captured the MIAA regular season title with a 13-2-1 conference mark and then won the league tournament for the second straight year, defeating Adrian and Hope in tournament play. Calvin also advanced to the NCAA III Tournament for the second straight year and for the eighth time in the last nine years.
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