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Calvin Lands 143 on MIAA Academic Honor Roll - 19 Named to Honor Roll For Fourth Straight Year

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Calvin's MIAA Academic Honor Roll Recipients

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.

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Calvin Women Finish 24th At NCAA III Championships - Counsel and Vail Score in 200 Breaststroke

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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NCAA III Championships Site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team added two more honorable mention All-America berths Saturday night at the NCAA III Championships to finish in 24th place with 43 points. Both honorable mention All-America selections came in the 200 breaststroke with freshman Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN) taking 11th in the consolation finals with a career-best time of 2:20.83 while senior Maggie Vail (Portage Northern HS) was 15th in a time of 2:23.33. On the men’s side Saturday, freshman Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN) competed in the 100 freestyle prelims but did not advance. Rushlow recorded a time of 47.18 that was good for 42nd place. During the meet, Rushlow competed in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly.

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Emily Roberts Gains All-America Berth in 100 Breaststroke at NCAA III Championships

Friday, March 19, 2010

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NCAA III Championships Site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—For the third time in her career, Calvin College senior Emily Roberts has gained NCAA III All-America honors in the 100 breaststroke. A native of DeKalb, Illinois, Roberts took eighth in the event Friday night at the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:05.28. Roberts has competed in the event four consecutive years at the national meet, placing third in 2007, 11th in 2008 and seventh in 2009. Top eight finishers are All-Americans while those finishing in spots nine-through-16 are honorable mention All-Americans.

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Casey Herman Grabs All-America Honors on One-Meter Board at NCAA III Championships

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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NCAA III Championships Web site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - For the second consecutive year, Calvin College senior Casey Herman is an NCAA III All-American on the one-meter diving board. A native of Libertyville, Illinois, Herman placed seventh on the one-meter board Thursday night at the NCAA III Championships with a score of 396.15 points. A year ago, Herman placed eighth on the one-meter board to earn All-America accolades. Herman joins Sari Brummel (Class of 1987) and Erica Deur (Class of 2009) as the only multiple All-America divers in Calvin women’s swimming and diving history.

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Dan Gelderloos Previews Upcoming NCAA III Swimming & Diving Championships

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Dan Gelderloos Audio Interview

The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will send a combined total of nine individuals to the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships March 17-20. The national meet will be hosted by the University of Minnesota. The Calvin Sports Information office caught up with head coach Dan Gelderloos to preview Calvin’s chances at the national meet in the following audio interview. Dan Gelderloos NCAA III Championships Audio Preview

NCAA III Championships Web site

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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Sending Combined Total of Nine to NCAA III Championships

Saturday, March 06, 2010

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NCAA III Championships Web site

The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team will be sending eight individuals to the upcoming NCAA III Championships March 17-20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Calvin men’s team will send one individual as freshman Mark Rushlow made the national field announced earlier this morning by the national committee.

Representing the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team will be seniors Emily Roberts, Maggie Vail, Joy Leach, Casey Herman, juniors Monica Bressler and Caitlin Alexander and freshman Kristen Kinzer and Elizabeth Counsell.

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All-MIAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Teams Announced

Sunday, February 21, 2010

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The All-MIAA men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been announced and six members of the Calvin women’s team have been so honored while one member of the Calvin men’s team has been selected.

Calvin athletes that have been selected to the All-MIAA women’s swimming and diving team include seniors Emily Roberts, Maggie Vail and Casey Herman, junior Monica Bressler and freshmen Rachel Bos and Elizabeth Counsell.

On the men’s side, Calvin freshman Mark Rushlow has been named to the All-MIAA team.

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Calvin Women’s Swimming & Diving Team Wins 6th Straight MIAA Title - Men Place Fourth

Sunday, February 14, 2010

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Championships Web site with results

(photo courtesy of Lynn Powe of Hope College Public Relations Office)

The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team captured its sixth consecutive MIAA title including its eighth overall by finishing with a three-day total of 939 points at the MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center. The final total by the Calvin women is an MIAA Championships record point total and was more than 200 points ahead of runner-up Hope. At the conclusion of the meet, Calvin senior Maggie Vail was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Swimmer.

On the men’s side, Calvin finished in fourth place with 428 points, 65 points behind runner-up Olivet.

Day Three Photo Gallery

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Calvin Women Continue To Widen Lead at MIAA Swimming & Diving Championships - Men in Fight For 3rd

Saturday, February 13, 2010

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MIAA Championships Web site with results

(written by Derek Neice, Mitch Blankespoor and Jeff Febus)

Day two of the 2010 MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships has concluded, and the Calvin women are continuing to broaden the gap between their team and the competition after another fantastic day in the water.

Calvin still leads the table with 698 points and lead the nearest team in Hope College by 228. On the menís side, Calvin sits in fourth place with 285 points, 28 points behind third place Olivet. Hope leads the competition with 599 points followed by Kalamazoo with 552.

Day Two Photo Gallery by Randy Herrema

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Calvin Women’s Team Takes Command After Day One of MIAA Championships - Men a Close Fourth

Friday, February 12, 2010

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MIAA Championships Web site (with results)

(written by Derek Neice, Mitch Blankespoor & Jeff Febus)

One of the hardest working groups of athletes at Calvin are certainly the members of the Calvin swim and diving program. Here is why: Even before the fall semester begins, swimmers start practicing intensely, and their hard work continues all the way into February to Conference, the meet where that hard work pays off.

For the Calvin women, this initial day at Calvinís Venema Aquatic Center has been one of the better first days of conference competition in recent memory and the hard work they have put in definitely is showing.  The Knights put up 323 points Thursday, leading the next closest team by 147 [second-place Hope with 176], and moving to Fridayís races they are the frontrunner for the conference title.

On the menís side, Calvin sits in fourth place with 124 points, just four points behind third place Olivet. Hope leads the menís standings with 295 points with Kalamazoo second with 254 points.

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