Thursday, July 15, 2010
The 2009-10 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 143 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list.
The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2009-10 academic year. A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom. This year’s Honor Roll includes several students who achieved the distinction four consecutive years. Of the students, 19 are from Calvin.
Monday, June 14, 2010
GRAND RAPIDS - Ricky Shilts has been named junior varsity men’s basketball coach at Calvin College.
In addition to his duties as the coach of the Calvin junior varsity, Shilts will also serve a dual role as an assistant coach with the Calvin men’s varsity.
Shilts replaces former Calvin junior varsity coach Mark Christner who departed this spring to accept the varsity men’s basketball coaching job at Waynesburg University (PA).
A native of Kalamazoo, Shilts is a 2005 Calvin College graduate and was a two-year starter at point guard for the Knights, helping Calvin reach the NCAA III Tournament in 2004 and 2005 with Calvin claiming MIAA Tournament titles both years. As a senior during the 2004-05 season, Shilts helped lead Calvin all the way to the NCAA III Final Four where the Knights placed third.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
The 2010 Calvin Summer Slam girls and boys basketball tournaments are about to kick off with the girls tournament set to take place this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (June 10-12) with the boys tournament slated to take place July 1-3. The girls tournament will feature 12 high school teams representing three different states while the boys tournament will include 16 high school teams representing four different states. For a preview of the tournament written by Calvin Associate Director of Communications and Marketing Lynn Rosendale, visit the Calvin website at: Summer Slam Preview. The tournament website can be found at: Summer Slam Site.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Calvin College is once again among the NCAA III leaders in men’s basketball attendance. Calvin finished second in this year’s standings with an average of 2,135 fans per game. MIAA rival Hope repeated as the NCAA III attendance champion in men’s basketball for the eighth straight year as it averaged 2,836 fans a game during the 2009-2010 season. Hope’s attendance crown is its 12th.
Combined, Calvin and Hope have now combined to win the last 12 NCAA III attendance crowns.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Longtime Calvin men’s basketball assistant coach Mark Christner has been named the head men’s basketball coach at Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. A native of Big Rapids, Christner will take over the helm of a Waynesburg program that is an NCAA Division III institution and a member of the President’s Athletic Conference. Waynesburg is a private Christian University located south of Pittsburgh that was founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Calvin College senior John Mantel suited up in a Calvin men’s basketball uniform one final time Saturday morning in Salem, Virginia. Mantel was a member of the West Division division in the first-ever NABC Division III All-Star game. The game was played prior to the NCAA III Men’s Basketball Championship game in Salem on Saturday. The East Team edged the West Team 109-107 in overtime. Mantel finished the game with seven points and five rebounds. He was also credited with two steals. In 20 minutes of action, Mantel was 3 for 8 from field and 1 of 2 from three-point range.
Photo by Ryan Tipps of d3sports.com
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The post-season awards list continues to grow for Calvin senior John Mantel. The Chelsea native was named to the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Division III All-District second team this afternoon. It marks the third consecutive year that a Calvin men’s basketball player has landed NABC All-District honors as Caleb Veldhouse was a second team selection in 2008 and 2009.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Calvin College senior John Mantel will kick off his final spring break as a Calvin student with one final collegiate basketball game. A native of Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, Mantel has been selected to participate in the first-ever NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Division III College All-Star game this Saturday in Salem, Virginia.
The NABC All-Star game was instituted this year after the NABC decided to permanently eliminate the consolation game from the NCAA III Men’s Basketball Final Four.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Calvin men’s basketball team dropped a 78-74 decision to Hope in the MIAA Tournament Championship game Saturday night at Van Noord Arena. Calvin led 56-49 in the second half and 72-70 with 2:29 left to play but Hope proceeded to score six unanswered points to take control and gain the win. Senior John Mantel led Calvin (19-9) with a career-high 29 points to go with nine rebounds while Trent Salo had 14. Calvin trailed 27-13 in the first half but closed to within 41-38 at intermission. The Knights then took the lead in the second half before Hope’s late comeback run.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
(written by Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice)
Calvin’s season is still alive.
Coming back from a deficit as large as 14 in Friday night’s MIAA Tournament semifinal game against Olivet, the Knights took their first lead of the game with 3:21 left in the second half and hung on to that lead to win 63-57 and move on to the championship round against Hope. Hope defeated Adrian 75-66 in Friday’s first semifinal game.
Senior Matt Veltema led all scorers with 15 clutch points, and his baseline fall-away jumper late in the second half to give Calvin the lead proved to be the difference, because that lead was not relinquished once possessed.« First < 19 20 21 22 23 > Last »