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Men’s Golf Captures Title of Lou Collins Memorial Tournament

Saturday, September 03, 2011

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BATTLE CREEK - The Calvin men’s golf team completed a big weekend at the Olivet College Lou Collins Memorial Invitational, winning the tournament with a two-day total of 597 strokes. Calvin has competed at the tournament for several years and it is believed that this is the first time the Knights have finished as tournament champions. Calvin opened the tournament with a team score of 300 on Friday and came back with a sizzling score of 297 on Saturday. The two-day total of 597 allowed the Knights to finish four strokes ahead of non-conference rival Wheaton.

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Men’s Golf in Second Place Through Day One of Olivet College Lou Collins Invitational

Friday, September 02, 2011

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Tournament Results

BATTLE CREEK - The Calvin men’s golf team is in hot pursuit of first place at the Lou Collins Invitational hosted by Olivet College at the Bedford Valley Country Club. On day one of the two-day, 36-hole tournament, Calvin fired a second place team score of 300, just two strokes behind host Olivet which leads the 15-team field with a team score of 298. Junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) led the way for the Knights with a round of 69, tying the Calvin record for lowest score in a round. Freshman Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) also had a sparkling collegiate debut with a round of 75.

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Calvin College Athletics Program to Join Nation-wide Division III Partnership With Special Olympics

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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NCAA Division III Special Olympics Website

By sports information student assistant Andrew Knot

As part of the Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Calvin athletics recently joined a Division III partnership with the United States’ Special Olympic Committee, adding a valuable opportunity to the athletic department’s already service-driven outlook. The SAAC is an NCAA organization tiered at the national, conference, and school level.  The national, and governing, branch of the organization, seeks to “to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image,” according to the organization’s website. 

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2011 Calvin Men’s Golf Outlook

Monday, August 15, 2011

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2011 Calvin Men's Golf Schedule

The Calvin men’s golf team will enter the 2011 MIAA season like no previous Calvin team before. For the first time the Knights will enter conference play as defending MIAA champions. Calvin captured the 2010 MIAA title in improbable fashion, overcoming a 19-stroke deficit on the final day of the league season to edge Trine by two strokes for the MIAA Championship – the first in Calvin men’s golf history. As MIAA champions, the Knights garnered the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Championships in the spring, finishing 26th out of 40 teams.

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The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announ

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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MIAA Academic Honor Roll

The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 111 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 2010-11 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, 10 are from Calvin.

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Calvin Finishes Fifth in Final Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings

Friday, June 17, 2011

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2010-11 Director's Cup Final Division III Standings

For the 16th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, finishing fifth in the nation in Division III in 2010-11 with a total of 762.25 points. Calvin’s point total and its (placement) finish is its highest-ever in the 16 years of the competition. Calvin is one one of only six schools in the country to finish in the top 25 every year that the competition has been held at the NCAA III level. Joining Calvin in that elite group are Williams, Mass., Amherst, Mass., Middlebury, Vt., the State University of New York at Cortland and Emory, Ga. Williams College, Mass., defended its title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning its 15th U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup with 1,147 points.

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Men’s Golf Finishes 26th at NCAA III Championships

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Day Two Results

GREENSBORO, NC - Calvin rebounded from a difficult day one with a sterling effort on day two at the NCAA III Championships Wednesday afternoon on the West Course of the Grandover Resort. After shooting a team score of 317 on Tuesday, Calvin improved by a 20-stroke margin on Wednesday, carding a team score of 297 led by senior Jess Hendriksma who fired an even-par round of 72. Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) finished with a two-day total of 149 strokes after shooting 77 on day one. Calvin’s two-day team score of 614 was good for 26th place, allowing the Knights to move up eight spots from their day one standing. Calvin will not advance into the final two rounds as only the top 15 teams make the cut for the final 36 holes of competition.

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Jess Hendriksma Named to Ping Division III All-Region Team By Golf Coaches Association

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Ping All-Region Teams

Calvin College senior Jess Hendriksma has been named to the Division III Ping Great Lakes All-Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Hendriksma has played in the number-one spot throughout the 2010-11 season for the Calvin men’s golf team, helping lead the Knights to their first-ever MIAA title and first-ever berth in the NCAA III Tournament. Hendriksma is the second individual from Calvin to earn Ping All-Region honors over the last two years as former teammate Jon Kuiper was a Ping All-Region choice last spring. Like Hendriksma, Kuiper is also a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School.

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Men’s Golf In 34th Place Through Day One of NCAA III Championships

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Day One Team Results

GREENSBORO, NC - The Calvin men’s golf team is in 34th place through day one of competion at the NCAA III Championships at the Grandover Resort. Calvin posted a first day total of 317 strokes. Oglethorpe (GA) and St. John’s (MN) share the first day team lead at 286 strokes. The top 15 teams at the conclusion of round two will advance to the final two rounds of competition, scheduled for Thursday and Friday respectively. Calvin is one of 40 teams competing at the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin’s top finisher on Tuesday was senior Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who fired a five-over par round of 77. Senior Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomores Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) had rounds of 80. Rounding out Calvin’s finishers was freshman Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS) with a round of 85.

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Men’s Golf Prepares for Competition at NCAA III Tournament

Sunday, May 08, 2011

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NCAA III Men's Golf Championships Site

GREENSBORO, NC - The Calvin men’s golf team will make it first-ever appearance in the NCAA III Tournament this week. Led by head coach Brian Bolt, the Knights will begin play on Tuesday morning at 7:50 a.m. Competing for the Calvin men’s golf team will be seniors Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS), sophomores Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) and freshman Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS). Competition will take place at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina. Guilford College will serve as host. Calvin will open play on Tuesday morning and will be joined by teams from Skidmore and Texas Lutheran. On Wednesday, Calvin will tee off with the same three teams beginning at 11:10 a.m.

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NCAA III Men’s Golf Championships Site

First and Second Round Pairings

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