Wednesday, August 12, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS—Calvin College has named Bret Otte as its head men’s and women’s track and field coach. Otte has spent the last 11 years serving as head men’s and women’s cross country coach and head men’s and women’s track and field coach at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Otte replaces Dr. Jong-il Kim who has decided to step down as Calvin’s head men’s and women’s track and field coach to devote more time to his teaching as an associate professor in Calvin’s Health, Physical Education, Recreation Dance and Sport department and coaching of specific events as a coach with Calvin’s track and field program. Kim will remain as an assistant coach with both Calvin teams. Kim will also continue to serve as an assistant coach with the Calvin women’s soccer team and as an associate professor in Calvin’s HPERD’s department.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
For the ninth straight year, the Calvin women’s track and field team has received the all-academic team award from the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Calvin men’s track and field team has also received the award.
Teams were eligible for the for honor if they had a minimum of 14 members who participated in the 2008 outdoor season and recorded a minimum 3.00 (4.00 scale) cumulative grade point average as a group. The Calvin women’s track and field team posted a 3.594 cumulative grade point average, ranking fifth among 100 teams that were so honored. The Calvin men’s track and field team posted a 3.238.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
A record 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2008-09 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 2008-09 academic year.
Meanwhile 15 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight year.
Friday, June 19, 2009
For the third consecutive year, recent Calvin College graduate Sarah Wittingen has been named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American. Meanwhile, Calvin junior Jessica Koster has received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America accolades for the first time. Both Calvin student-athletes were named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America first team in the women’s track and field/cross country college division.
Calvin Track and Field/Cross Country Athletes Receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honors
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Four Calvin athletes have received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV honors in the track and field/cross country college division.
On the men’s side, Erik Van Kampen has been so honored while on the women’s side, the Knights have three honorees in seniors Julie Bratt and Sarah Wittingen and junior Jessica Koster. All four individuals now advance to the national ballot and are eligible for Academic All-America consideration.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Calvin College has finished in fifth place in the inaugural Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Award standings as announced by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
The NCAA Division III Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Award is being awarded for the first time to the most outstanding NCAA Division III women’s cross country/track & field program. The award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field seasons) based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA Division III Championships.
National Runner-up Finish by Boerner Headlines Quartet of All-America Berths for Track & Field Teams
Saturday, May 23, 2009
MARIETTA, OH—A national runner-up berth by Calvin sophomore Rachel Boerner in the 400 meter hurdles highlighted a quartet of All-America performances for the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams on Saturday at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Marietta College.
A native of Bergenfield, New Jersey, Boerner took second in the 400 meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 1:00.54, a half-second behind national champion Sumer Rohrs of Frostburg State who finished as the national runner-up a year ago to Calvin’s Sarah Wittingen. A graduate of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, Boerner is the fifth individual in Calvin women’s track and field history to earn All-America accolades in the event.
Friday, May 22, 2009
MARIETTA, OH—One year after enduring an agonizing national meet, Calvin College senior Nate DeHaan was able to emerge with all smiles. On Friday night, the Grand Rapids South Christian High School graduate claimed an All-America berth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, finishing sixth at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a career-best time of 9:06.00. A year ago, DeHaan competed in the event at the national meet but lost one of his shoes after being spiked on the opening lap. DeHaan ran the rest of the way with one shoe on and one shoe off and courageously ran near the top of the pack for all but the final lap-and-a-half when he faded back to 12th place because of fatigue and pounding on his bare foot.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
MARIETTA, OH—Battling temperatures in the mid-80’s Calvin distance runners Jed Christiansen and Jessica Koster still found a way to run to All-America finishes in the 10,000 meters on day one of the NCAA III Track and Field Championships hosted by Marietta College. In the men’s race, Christiansen finished fourth with a time of 30:59.33 while Koster took fifth with a time of 36:11.75.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Calvin College sophomore Sarah Reasoner has been named the Division III Great Lakes Regional Field Event Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
A sophomore from Cambridge, Minn., Reasoner won MIAA titles in both the shot put and the discus to help lead Calvin to its 20th straight outdoor team title, also earning MIAA Most Outstanding Field Event Performer honors for her efforts.« First < 18 19 20 21 22 > Last »