Thursday, April 11, 2013
The winter sports season was recently completed for NCAA Division III athletics and the latest set of Learfield Director’s Cup standings for Division III have been announced. Calvin is ranked ninth in the latest set of standings with 508 points. The Knights garnered 199.5 points during the recent winter sports season. The Learfield Director’sCup is based on points earned by teams that compete in NCAA Championship events and is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) to the best overall collegiate athletics program in the country. The Learfield Director’s Cup race is held at the NCAA I, II and III levels and also for NAIA institutions. Scoring points for Calvin during the winter season were the Calvin women’s basketball team (25 points), men’s basketball (64 points), women’s indoor track and field (47.5 points) and women’s swimming and diving team (63 points). During the fall sports season, Calvin produced 308.5 points as its men’s and women’s soccer teams, volleyball team and men’s and women’s cross country team all scored points. Calvin has now had nine of its 21 varsity sports teams score points in the Director’s Cup chase. The competition will conclude at the end of the spring sports season with a final set of standings set to be released in June.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
In Calvin athletics, what was the best play of the year? Who were the male and female newcomers of the year? What was the most exceptional performance in an individual event? Come to the arena on May 8 to find out. On Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the Van Noord Arena, the Calvin C Club welcomes student-athletes, coaches and fans of the Knights to an evening of celebrating Calvin athletics. There will be desserts and refreshments, trophy displays, a “Year in Review” video and the presentation of 13 awards, culminating in the Tiemersma and Beré Awards for female and male athlete of the year. Registration for current Calvin student-athletes is available through their coaches, and registration for all others is available online now! Cost is just $10 for guests (reduced to $5 for current students and C Club members). Business attire is desired.
Don’t miss this historic first-ever night of Calvin athletic awards—RSVP by May 1!
Monday, March 11, 2013
Calvin College holds the lead in the latest set of MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings as well as in the standings for the MIAA Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Awards. Calvin has a first place total of 147 points in the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings with Hope second with 126 points. In the men’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 68 points with Hope second with 56 points. In the women’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 79 points with Hope second with 70 points. This year, Calvin has captured nine MIAA regular season championships, winning league titles in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Calvin College is preparing to host the first-ever NCAA Division III Central Diving Regional. The two-day event will include divers from around the central region states and will be held inside Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center. Action will begin on Friday at 5 p.m. (EST) and will continue on Saturday at noon. Men’s and women’s divers will be seeking to qualify for the upcoming NCAA III Championships on both the one and three-meter diving boards. Admission to spectators will be free for the weekend. A complete list of competitors and schedule of diving sessions is expected to be announced Wednesday afternoon when the list of declared divers is released. The winners of each (one and three-meter) diving competition will gain automatic berths to the NCAA III Championships. A further number of at-large berths will also be available. The number of berths available at Calvin’s regional should be announced no later than Thursday. The Calvin sports information office caught up with Calvin diving coach Aaron Paskvan to preview the upcoming regional and filed the following audio interview at: Calvin NCAA Division III Central Region Diving Preview
Friday, February 22, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Five Knights earned All-MIAA honors at last weekend’s MIAA Championships. Calvin earned its highest finish in over twenty years by placing second behind repeat champion Kalamazoo.Senior Mark Rushlow, junior Andrew Mitchell, sophomore Travis Vincent, and freshmen Caleb Meindertsma and Johnson Cochran were each named to the All-MIAA team. Rushlow was named to the All-MIAA team for the third time, Vincent for the second time and Meindertsma, Cochran and Mitchell for the first time. With a second place finish and a point total of 666 points, the Knights topped their previous point record of 635 set in their fourth place finish last year.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
(Photo by Dan Vos)
The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team captured its ninth consecutive MIAA title on Saturday, finishing 38 points ahead of runner-up Hope at the MIAA Championships which concluded Saturday night at the Jenison Aquatics Center. Senior Elizabeth Counsell won the 200 breaststroke for the third straight year while senior Samantha Klaasen won the one-meter diving competition for a third straight year. Klaasen was later named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Diver for the third straight year. On the men’s side, Calvin posted its highest team finish in more than 20 years, finishing with a school record point total of over 660 points. Freshman Caleb Meindertsma took home the gold medal in the 1,650 freestyle with a school record time of 16:06.12 that is also good for an NCAA B’ cut time and shattered his own school record by more than 10 seconds.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had strong performances at the MIAA Championships Friday night at the Jenison Aquatic Center. The Calvin women boosted their overall lead over Hope to 42 points heading into the final day of competition. Senior Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) came up with the lone individual win for Calvin as she claimed the 100 breaststroke title for the third straight year, this time doing so out of lane one with a strong NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of 1:04.37. Freshman teammate Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) was close behind in a second place and NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of 1:05.05. It marks the eighth consecutive year a Calvin swimmer has won the event.Calvin’s 200 medley relay team highlighted the evening for Calvin by winning in an MIAA and school record time of 1:45.84, breaking the previous MIAA mark set by Calvin in 2009. The time is also an NCAA B’ cut qualifying time. Calvin has now won the event six out of the last seven years. On the men’s side, Calvin sits in second place with 466 points. The Knights picked up a victory on Friday from senior Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN) in the 100 butterfly as he repeated as league champion in the event. Freshman Jordan Cochran (Mount Vernon, OH) took third in the 100 breaststroke with a school record time of 56.83, missing first place by just four-hundreths of a second.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor
JENISON, MI – The second day of the 2013 MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships concluded Thursday evening at Jenison High School. The Calvin women hold a slim lead over Hope, 283.5-272. On the men’s side, Kalamazoo is the leader with 299 points. The Knights currently sit in second place with 219 points. The Calvin men’s 400 medley relay team took first place on Thursday with a school record time of 3:22.77. On the women’s side, Calvin crowned champions in the 200 IM (Michaela Rookus), 500 freestyle (Kathryn Wrobel) and one-meter diving (Samantha Klaasen). The Calvin women’s 400 medley relay team also took first place with an NCAA B’ cut qualifying time of 3:54.61
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
JENISON, Mich. – The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had strong first day performances at the MIAA Championships at the Jenison Aquatic Center. The only finals event scheduled for Wednesday was the 800 freestyle relay and on the women’s side, Calvin cruised to a first place time of 7:41.97. The time is an NCAA “B cut qualifying time and was recorded by the Calvin quartet of senior Stephanie Fox (Kentwood/Home Schooled), freshman Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS), senior Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) and sophomore Kathryn Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Mounds View HS). The finish gives Calvin a first place lead in the early team standings with 40 points.On the men’s side, Calvin’s 800 freestyle relay team of junior Andrew Mitchell (Iron Mountain/Kingsford HS), freshman Brandon Muma (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Eastern HS), freshman Aaron Venema (Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS) and sophomore Alex Baumann (Holland/Holland Christian HS) took first place with a time of 6:53.10. Albion took first place with a time of 6:49.90. Calvin sits in second place in the men’s team standings with 34 points. Action continues on Thursday with morning prelims and evening finals.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships will take place this week at Jenison High School beginning Wednesday night and continuing on through Saturday evening with morning prelims set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and championship finals set for the evening each night. On Wednesday, the finals of the 800 freestyle relay for men and women will take place along with the prelims for the men’s one-meter diving competition. The Calvin women have won the last eight MIAA titles and are currently ranked 20th in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America Division III Top 20 poll.The Calvin men have finished in fourth place at the MIAA Championships the last six years. Calvin is seeking to finish in the top three for the first time since the 2006 MIAA Championships. Live Results< 1 2 3 4 5 > Last »