Friday, December 03, 2010
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened up competition at their own Calvin Winter Invitational Thursday night. Thursday’s competition featured just two events - the 1,650 freestyle and the 800 freestyle relay. After day one, Calvin is in third place in the women’s standings with 61 points while the Knights are fourth in the men’s standings with 48 points
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams welcomed rival Hope to Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center for conference dual meets on Saturday. On the women’s side, the 18th-ranked Calvin women’s team held off 17th-ranked Hope 163.5-to-136.5 while the Calvin men put in a good showing despite falling to 15th-ranked Hope 174-124.
Freshman Andrew Kraft (Fort Wayne, IN) highlighted the day for the Calvin men by winning the one-meter diving competition with a NCAA III qualifying and school record score of 311.10, breaking the previous Calvin record of 305.20 set by Jake Chapman in 1999. Kraft also won the three-meter competition with a score of 279.30.
Women’s Swimming & Diving Team Ranked 18th in National Poll - Men Receive Recognition in National Po
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is ranked 18th in the first Division III College Swim Coaches Association Poll of the Year. The Knights are one of two MIAA teams in the top 25 as Hope is ranked 17th. Kalamazoo is also ranked 21st in the poll.
On the men’s side, Calvin received a vote in the national poll but is not in the top 25. Kalamazoo is ranked fourth, Hope 15th and Olivet 25th in the poll.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
WHEATON, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams split dual meets on Saturday as the Calvin men defeated the host Wheaton Thunder 149-144 while the Calvin women fell to Wheaton 156.5-136.5. The Calvin men are now 2-1 in dual meet action while the Calvin women are 1-2. In the men’s competition, Calvin junior Ross Battoclette (Cincinnati, OH/Clark Montessori) had a monster day, winning the 100 freestyle (48.72), 200 freestyle (1:46.42) and 500 freestyle (4:57.17). On the women’s side, Calvin picked up wins in the pool from sophomore Stephanie Fox (Kentwood, MI) in the 200 freestyle (1:58.83), sophomore Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.18) and sophomore Rachel Colasurdo (Chesapeake, VA) in the 200 IM (2:15.40). Freshman Elise Kauffman (Sugarland, TX) was also a winner on both the one and three-meter diving boards.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
ALMA - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up MIAA dual meet victories at Alma Saturday afternoon with the men defeating the host Scots 149-84 while the Calvin women’s team defeated Alma 150-66.
Both Calvin teams are now 1-1 in dual meet action this year. Both Calvin teams return to action next Saturday, traveling to Wheaton (IL) for non-conference dual meets.
Friday, October 29, 2010
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were in action Friday night, hosting Grand Valley State in a non-conference dual meet. The visiting Lakers came out on top in both competitions, winning the men’s meet 144-86 and the women’s meet 166-72. The Knights are back in action on Saturday, traveling to Alma for 1 p.m. dual meets.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
By sports information student assistant Derek Neice
Although it was an unscored meet, the Knights got their 2010-11 season underway Saturday afternoon and saw good results in the Calvin-hosted MIAA Relays. The Knights swam well on both the men and women’s sides, and the meet proved to be a good survey of where most teams in the conference are at this point in the long season. The next meet for the Knights will be another home meet next week Friday as Calvin hosts Grand Valley.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Calvin men’s swimming and diving team continues to build momentum. Under the direction of head coach Dan Gelderloos, the Knights will feature a roster of 21 athletes this year including three divers. A year ago, Calvin finished fourth in the final MIAA standings, placing fourth at the MIAA Championships with 428 points, 65 points behind third place Olivet.
The Knights return 11 letterwinners led by sophomore Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN/Northridge HS). Rushlow was an All-MIAA selection as a freshman last year and also qualified for the NCAA III Championships in the 100 butterfly. Rushlow had a standout MIAA Championship meet, placing third in the 100 butterfly, fourth in the 100 freestyle and ninth in the 50 freestyle.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
Summer vacation typically signals empty classrooms and campuses, but the Venema Aquatic Center has seen plenty of activity in the summer months.
Swimming and diving lessons, high school conditioning, summer swim team, and various camps have made Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center a hotspot for aquatic training. Among those camps are an elite swimming camp and a high school diving camp.
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.