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.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Calvin College assistant volleyball coach Laura Bindon has been selected as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s yearly Thirty-Under-30 Award. The award recognizes 30 of the up-and-coming volleyball coaches under 30 years old in the sport at all levels of the game. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Bindon has been an assistant coach at Calvin for seven years. She also graduated from Calvin in 2003 and was a first team All-MIAA selection in volleyball as a senior in 2002. In addition to her duties as an assistant volleyball coach, Bindon also serves Calvin as the assistant director of athletics and as an instructor in Calvin’s HPERDS department.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Calvin is partnering with Stretch Internet and will be streaming live video directly to its Web site from the Van Noord Arena in 2010.
The first video stream to be sent to the Calvin Web site will be the January 6, 2010, Calvin-Hope men’s basketball varsity game. Calvin will stream the video and audio feed of the WGVU television broadcast for that game. Future home games in both men’s and women’s basketball as well as women’s volleyball will be a single-camera shot with house audio accompanying the video feed.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The latest set of Leerfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall sports standings have been released and after an outstanding fall sports campaign, Calvin College stands in second place, just 18 points behind first place Williams (MA).
Calvin has a second place total of 349 points, holding a 30-point lead over third place Washington University (Mo.). Williams (MA) leads the list with 367 points.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Calvin College sophomore Rebecca Kamp has added another prestigious honor to her growing mantel of awards as she has been named a first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in women’s volleyball in the college division.
A native of Orland Park, Illinois, Kamp is the first women’s volleyball player from Calvin to receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors.
A graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Kamp is one of only 18 individuals that were selected either first, second or third Academic All-Americans in the college division which includes schools from the NCAA II and NCAA III ranks as well as NAIA institutions.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Two members of the Calvin women’s volleyball team have been named Division III All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Sophomore middle-hitter Rebecca Kamp has been named a first team All-American while senior libero Kelsey Sears has been named a third team All-American.
Friday, November 13, 2009
HOLLAND—Calvin’s 2009 campaign came to an end Friday night at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse as the Knights were defeated by Hope 25-18, 25-23, 25-22. Calvin concludes its season at 28-7 while seeing its eight-match streak come to an end. All seven of Calvin’s defeats during the 2009 season came against ranked opponents.
Playing in front of a crowd of more than 2,400 fans, the sixth-ranked Flying Dutch came out with energy early on and had Calvin playing back on its heels early on.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced its Division III All-Region teams and three Calvin players have been selected to the Great Lakes All-Region squad and are now eligible for All-America consideration.
Named to the Great Lakes All-Region team from Calvin are senior Kelsey Sears, sophomore Rebecca Kamp and freshman Lizzie Kamp. In addition, Lizzie Kamp has been named the Great Lakes Regional Freshman of the Year, becoming the second player from Calvin and from her family to receive the honor. A year ago, older sister Rebecca Kamp was named Great Lakes Regional Freshman of the Year.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
HOLLAND—Fresh off of an MIAA Tournament championship featuring a win over rival Hope in the championship match, the 11th ranked Calvin Knights put their season on the line against the #10 Wittenberg Tigers, a team Calvin fell to in five sets at the Border Battle early in the season. In Thursday night’s meeting, Calvin came out on top, beating Wittenberg in three straight sets, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21.
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