Saturday, October 02, 2010
NOTRE DAME, IN - The nationally-ranked Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams posted top-six finishes at the Notre Dame Invitational as the 11th-ranked women’s team took sixth in the women’s 5K Gold Division race with a team score of 170 points while the seventh-ranked men’s team took fourth in the men’s 8K Gold Division race.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
(photo taken by Albion sports information director Bobby Lee)
OLIVET - The seventh-ranked Calvin men’s cross country team finished just two points shy of a perfect score in rolling to a first place performance at at an MIAA jamboree hosted by Olivet Saturday morning at the Olivet Golf Course. Calvin posted a first place team score of 17 points, finishing 51 points ahead of Albion and Hope which finished tied for second place with 68 points apiece. The MIAA jamboree is worth one-third of the final MIAA title with the remaining two-thirds coming at the MIAA Championships. Calvin will host the MIAA Championships on October 30 at the Gainey Athletic Complex.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
By sports information student assistant Derek Neice
The rain held off just long enough in Grand Rapids Saturday for the men and women of Calvin’s cross country teams to compete in the annual Knight Invitational held on Calvin’s campus. After the women ran their way to an outright victory in the first race, the men followed suit in the season’s debut race as the Knights placed five runners in the top ten, winning with a score of 31 points.
Calvin junior Nick Kramer won the 8K race in a time of 25:14.5, a solid fourteen seconds ahead of the second-place runner. Calvin’s other four top-ten finishers were 5th place senior Ben Van Wyk (25:40.8), 6th place junior Dan Kerr (25:44.5), 9th place junior Alex Wrobel (25:52.4), and 10th place sophomore Rhett Morici (26:06.9).
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
The Division III Top 35 National Poll conducted by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has been released and both Calvin teams are ranked in the top 10. On the women’s side, Calvin is ranked fifth. On the men’s side, Calvin is ranked eighth.
Calvin currently has five fall sports teams nationally ranked including four in the top 10. Calvin’s men’s soccer team is currently ranked second nationally while its women’s volleyball team is ranked ninth and its women’s soccer team ranked 15th.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The first set of NCAA III Regional Rankings conducted by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams are both ranked number-one in their respective regional polls.
On the men’s side, Calvin is ranked number-one in the Great Lakes Regional poll followed by Mount Union (OH) in second, Heidelberg (OH) in third and Manchester (IN) in fourth. On the women’s side, Calvin is ranked number-one in the Great Lakes Regional poll while rival Hope is close behind in second followed by Oberlin (OH) in third and Case Western Reserve (OH) in fourth.Placed in order by a representative in each region, regional rankings are a reflection of a team’s strengths entering the year based on returning and new runners on each squad.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
With a talented cast of runners, the 2010 Calvin men’s cross country team enters the upcoming season with a wealth of enthusiasm. Calvin’s 2009 squad maintained its strong tradition, capturing the MIAA title for the 23rd consecutive year, winning the Great Lakes Regional crown for the 14th straight year and placing 13th at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships.
With four individuals who were named to the All-MIAA first team and Great Lakes All-Region team returning, the Knights will be looking for continued success this fall. Leading the list of returning runners is junior Nick Kramer (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) who was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Runner in 2009 and later earned Great Lakes Regional Athlete of the Year honors after winning the Great Lakes Regional title in mid-November.
Friday, July 30, 2010
EDITORS NOTE (11-18-20): The Calvin and Hope men’s and women’s cross country teams reaped a wealth of success during the 2010 cross country season with the Calvin men’s and women’s teams and the Hope women’s team advancing to the NCAA III Championships while Nathan Love of the Hope men’s team also advanced to the national meet as an individual. Prior to the 2010 season, both teams gathered together in a theme of fun and sportmanship to renew a tradition that dates back more than 90 years.
By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
For the cross-country programs of Calvin and Hope, the rival-tinged relationship doesn’t end with the season. For the second off-season in a row, the schools have taken their longstanding rivalry to a friendly setting.
Last weekend’s “Rivalry Relay” between the two schools consisted of an almost 36-mile relay divided into seven legs. The race began at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids and ended at Tunnel Park in Holland. The first six legs were five miles each, with the anchor leg finishing the final 5.85 miles.
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.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
For the second consecutive year, 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2009-10 academic year – matching a Calvin record. The award, presented by the Faculty Athletic Representatives of the MIAA member colleges recognizes conference athletic teams who achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2009-10 academic year. A year ago, Calvin established a school record as 10 of its 17 varsity teams eligible for the honor achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
For the 15th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, finishing 14th in the nation in Division III in 2009-10 with a total of 634 points.
Calvin’s point total is its second-highest ever in the 15 years of the competition.
Calvin continues to be one of only seven 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., Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 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 14th U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup with 1,292.25 points.