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Men’s Tennis Defeats Grand Rapids Community College 8-1

Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Calvin picked up an 8-1 win over Grand Rapids Community College Friday afternoon at Calvin’s Strikwerda Tennis Center. The win will not count on Calvin’s season record however as it did not come against a four-year institution. Calvin swept all three doubles flights and five of the six singles flights to gain the win. Calvin will now prepare to travel to Orlando, Florida. The Knights will compete in a series of matches next week in Orlando including a Monday match against Grinnell College.

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Men’s Tennis Blanks Cornerstone 9-0 Tuesday Afternoon at Strikwerda Tennis Courts

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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By Mark DeHaan

On an absolutely beautiful March 13 afternoon, the Calvin men’s tennis program swept Cornerstone 9-0 at the Strikwerda Tennis Courts on Calvin’s campus in its first home match of the season.The Knights will play Grand Rapids Community College Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. before heading down to Orlando, FL over spring break and training against a number of DIII schools.

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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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Men’s Tennis Team Receives ITA All-Academic Honors

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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For the seventh consecutive year, the Calvin men’s tennis team has received the ITA All-Academic Award. All seven awards have come under the watch of current Calvin men’s tennis coach John Ross. In order to receive the award, a team needed to maintain a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above for the 2010-11 academic year. In addition, five members of the Calvin men’s tennis team have received ITA Scholar-Athlete academic honors for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above during the 2010-11 academic year. The five individuals from Calvin to be so honored are sophomore Brian DeMaagd, senior Roland Eldridge and freshmen Stephen Healy, John Strikwerda and Loukas Peterson.

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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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Nine Calvin Teams Receive MIAA Team GPA Award

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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MIAA Team GPA Hono Roll

Nine Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA’s Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2010-11 academic year. 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. Seven of Calvin’s women’s teams received the MIAA Team GPA Award while the men’s cross country team and men’s golf teams also achieved the feat. Calvin teams that received the honor this year include: the women’s cross country team, women’s soccer team, men’s cross country team, women’s volleyball team, women’s track and field team, women’s tennis team, women’s swimming and diving team, men’s tennis team and women’ basketball team.

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Longtime Calvin Soccer Coach, Educator and Administrator Passes Away

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Dr. Marv Zuidema Obituary Notice

GRAND RAPIDS - Calvin College has lost one of its legendary Knights. Dr. Marvin A. Zuidema passed away late this afternoon after a battle with illness of just over a year. He was 75. Known as “Dr. Z” to those in the Calvin community, Zuidema touched many lives at Calvin, in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and in collegiate athletics across the country. A native of Muskegon, Zuidema graduated from Calvin College in 1957. He continued on to earn a master’s degree at Michigan State University and in 1961, returned to Calvin as an instructor and coach in the school’s physical education department. For the next 43 years, he served the Calvin physical education department as a professor, department chair, coach and director of men’s athletics.

Visitation will take place at Zaagman Funeral Home in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, June 21, from 5-to-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 22, from 5-to-8 p.m. The funeral will take place on Thursday, June 23 at 3 p.m. at Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church located directly (east) behind Grand Rapids Christian High School.

Grand Rapids Press Story on Dr. Marv Zuidema

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Men’s Tennis Falls to Kzoo in MIAA Tourney Finals - All-MIAA Tennis Teams Announced

Saturday, April 30, 2011

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ALBION - Calvin’s run through the MIAA Tournament came to a conclusion Saturday afternoon as the Knights were defeated by defending champion Kalamazoo College 6-0 in the MIAA Tournament final. With the victory, Kalamazoo gains the MIAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin concludes its season with an overall record of 16-8. After the conclusion of the tournament, Calvin senior Andrew DeVlieger was named to the All-MIAA first team while senior Roland Eldridge and sophomore Preston Phillips were both named to the All-MIAA second team. In addition, Eldridge was named the recipient of the MIAA’s prestigious Allen B. Stowe Memorial Award - becoming the ninth individual in Calvin history to be so honored.

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Men’s Tennis To Face Kalamazoo in Finals of MIAA Tournament

Friday, April 29, 2011

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ALBION - For the fourth time in the last five years, the Calvin men’s tennis team has advanced to the MIAA Tournament finals. The Knights advanced to the MIAA Tournament finals with a 6-0 first round win over Adrian and a 5-0 semifinal victory over Hope in the semifinals. Calvin will face top-seeded Kalamazoo in the championship final Saturday at noon with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA III Team Tournament. Calvin is now 16-7 overall heading into Saturday’s title tilt, scheduled to take place at Albion College.

Calvin/Adrian Box Score

Calvin/Hope Box Score

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Men’s Tennis Claims Second Place in MIAA With Win at Rival Hope

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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HOLLAND - The Calvin men’s tennis team picked up an all-important 8-1 victory at rival Hope Tuesday afternoon to finish second in the final MIAA regular season standings and also gain the second seed for the upcoming MIAA Tournament. The Knights finish the MIAA regular season 5-1, one win ahead of 4-2 Hope. The Knights are also now 14-7 overall heading into the MIAA Tournament. Calvin will open MIAA Tournament play on Friday against Adrian in a first round tournament match. Albion will host the MIAA Tournament this Friday and Saturday.

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