Thursday, June 06, 2013
For the 18th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings, finishing 15th in the nation in Division III in 2012-13 with a total of 651.0 points. Calvin is one of only six 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., the State University of New York at Cortland and Emory, Ga. Williams won the title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning with a score of 1,273.75 points. The Cup is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Learfield Sports to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country, and is based on points earned by teams that compete in NCAA Championship events.
Sunday, June 02, 2013
By Jordan Brink
Calvin women’s golf is coming off a fall season in which it finished fourth in the MIAA and one of the reasons for the team’s success was the freshmen class, led by Casey Harkema. With a season average of 88.5 strokes-per-round and a 16th-place finish in the final MIAA standings, Harkema played a valuable role as a newcomer to the women’s golf program.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The first-ever Calvin C Club Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday night inside Van Noord Arena. The following is a list of the award recipients:
BREAKTHROUGH TEAM OF THE YEAR - Men’s Tennis
RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE - Nicole Michmerhuizen - women’s track and field, 10,000 meters
ROLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Bryan Powell, men’s basketball
PLAY OF THE YEAR - Danielle Carter, women’s soccer - game winning OT goal vs Hope in MIAA Tournament
MALE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Taylor Pruis, men’s soccer
FEMALE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Michaela Rookus, women’s swimming & diving
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Nick Holtrop, men’s soccer
FEMALE ATHLETE(S) OF THE YEAR - Lizzie Kamp, volleyball & Carissa Verkaik, basketball & track & field
EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE IN AN INDIVIDUAL EVENT - Elisabeth Counsell, women’s swimming & diving
GAME OF THE YEAR - Calvin men’s basketball MIAA Tournament final win over Hope
KAY TIEMERSMA AWARD WINNER(S) - Lizzie Kamp & Carissa Verkaik
BERE’ MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER - Dan Kerr, men’s cross country & track & field
The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup trophy was also unveiled at the ceremony.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
For the first time since the 1999-2000 academic year, Calvin College has won the outright MIAA Commissioner’s Cup. Calvin finished the year with 216 points, finishing ahead of rival Hope which earned 205 points. At the conclusion of the 2007-08 year, Calvin and Hope shared the Commissioner’s Cup as the two schools tied for first place. Hope had since won the last four outright titles. The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup award is based on the cumulative performance of each member school in the league’s 20 sports for men and women. The final Commissioner’s Cup standings is determined on the basis of each college’s standings in eight of 10 sports for men and eight of 10 sports for women. The Commissioner’s Cup (All-Sports Award) has been presented since 1934-35. Hope has won the award 34 times, followed by Kalamazoo 15, Albion 14, Calvin 9 and Alma 5. In addition, Calvin took first place in the MIAA Men’s All-Sports standings with 102 points, finishing ahead of Hope which tallied 93. Calvin also took first place in the MIAA Women’s All-Sports standings with 114 points, edging Hope by two points. The 2012-13 academic year was an historic one for the Calvin athletics program as it captured an MIAA record 12 conference titles including 10 that were outright league crowns. Calvin competes in 19 of the 20 MIAA-sponsored sports. The Knights do not compete in football.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
MARSHALL - Calvin closed out competition at the third MIAA spring qualifying tournament with a team score of 359 that was good for fourth place. The score also placed Calvin in fourth place in the final team standings.
Host Olivet took first place on Saturday and in the overall spring standings and will represent the MIAA in the NCAA III Tournament next month. Calvin’s top individual finisher on Saturday was junior Carlia Canto with an 81 that was good for fourth place. She was followed on the Calvin squad by senior Elise Doezema with an 86 while freshman Sarah Arendsen had a 92 and freshman Casey Harkema and senior Rachel Whitaker rounds of 100. Olivet had a team score of 322 on Saturday.
Friday, April 26, 2013
MARSHALL - The second MIAA Spring qualifier for women’s golf was held on Friday at the Medalist Golf Club with Olivet College serving as host. Olivet used home course advantage to its advantage with a first place and course record total of 319 strokes to widen its overall MIAA spring tournament lead. Calvin was fourth on Friday with a team score of 367 and remains in fourth place in the overall MIAA spring standings. Calvin’s top golfer on Friday was junior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS with an 86 that was good for sixth place individually. Freshman Jennie Poole (Summit, NJ/Kent Place School) was next for the Knights with a round of 90 while freshman Casey Harkema (Holt/Holt HS) had a 95. Senior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and freshman Sarah Arendsen (Wayland/Wayland HS) had rounds of 96. The final MIAA Spring qualifier tournament will be held on Saturday at the Medalist Golf Club with tee times set for 12:30 p.m. The team holding first place in the overall standings at the conclusion of Saturday’s competition will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
SOUTH BEND, IN - The Calvin women’s golf team took fourth place at the first MIAA spring qualifying tournament Wednesday afternoon at the Blackthorn Golf Club. Calvin posted a team score of 370 with Hope third (361), host Saint Mary’s second (353) and Olivet first (330). The tournament is the first of three spring tournaments consisting of the top four teams from the MIAA regular season. The team with the top cumulative score after the three rounds will receive the MIAA’s automatic team bid to the NCAA III Championships. Calvin is making its second straight appearance in the spring tournament field. In Wednesday’s round, Calvin was led by junior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) and senior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with rounds of 92 while freshmen Casey Harkema (Holt/Holt HS) and Jennie Poole (Summit, NJ/Kent Place School) had rounds of 93. The next scheduled MIAA spring tournament is scheduled for April 26 at the Medalist Golf Club with Olivet serving as host.
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!
Sunday, April 07, 2013
ADRIAN - The Calvin women’s golf team took third in a field of eight teams at the Adrian Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Lenawee Country Club, posting a team score of 374 strokes. St. Francis took first place with a team score of 354 strokes while Hope was second with a score of 370. Lourdes College was fourth with a team score of 378. Calvin’s top individual finisher was junior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) with a 84. Canto tied for for first place but just missed medalist honors due to a tournament tiebreaker formula. Calvin will now prepare to compete at the Hope Invitational next Saturday at the Ravines Golf Club.2 3 > Last »