Top HeadlinesThursday, February 27, 2014
The Calvin menís swimming and diving team will send six individuals to the upcoming NCAA III Championships in Indianapolis while the Calvin womenís team still has a chance to send two of its members. Representing the Calvin menís team will be senior Andrew Mitchell (Iron Mountain/Kingsford HS), junior Alex Baumann (Holland/Holland Christian HS), sophomores Aaron Venema (Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS), Mitch Schroder (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Johnson Cochran (Mount Vernon, OH/Mount Vernon HS) and freshman Brett Stoughton (Centerville, IN/Centerville HS). Calvin will compete in all five relays as the members of its 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay team made the final qualification cut. Calvin also achieved conditional qualifying times in the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay and will be able to swim as optional entries in those three events. Venema, Mitchell, Cochran and Stoughton will also compete in a plethora of individual events. The Calvin womenís team will have two of its divers competing at an NCAA III qualifying regional meet this Friday and Saturday at Denison University. Competing for Calvin at the regional in Granville, Ohio, will be junior Rebecca Mumby (Spring Lake/Spring Lake HS) and sophomore Lizz Roth (Brighton/Brighton HS). Roth will be competing at the regional competition for the second straight year.Friday, February 21, 2014 All-MIAA Men's Swimming and Diving Teams
A record seven members of the Calvin men’s swimming and diving team have received All-MIAA honors. Those seven individuals are senior Andrew Mitchell, junior Travis Vincent, sophomores Johnson Cochran, Caleb Meindertsma, Aaron Venema and freshmen Dirk Tanis and Brett Stoughton. Last weekend, Calvin made school history, winning its first-ever MIAA title in men’s swimming and diving, recording a first place score of 795 points, finishing more than 125 points ahead of second place Hope College.Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Jacob Kuyvenhoven
Athletic siblings are something that can bolster a sports team to the point of an unfair advantage. There are sport-defining examples like Venus and Serena Williams, and smaller examples on seemingly every high school track and soccer team in existence. Calvin College is no different, as the performances of junior Erik Holstege and freshman Eli Holstege have been instrumental in Calvinís success so far this winter sports season on the track and swimming teams. Both individuals have played a key role in their success of their teams as Erik is pushing to qualify for the upcoming NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships in the heptathlon while Eli was a key point scorer on Calvin’s MIAA championship men’s swimming and diving team.