Saturday, September 07, 2013
MARSHALL - The Calvin women’s golf team finished the two-day, 36-hole Olivet Fall Invitational Tournament in 13th place with a final team score of 724 strokes. Bethel College (IN) led the 18-team field with a final team score of 637 strokes. Calvin opened the tournament on Friday with a team score of 360 on Friday but slipped back a few strokes on Saturday with a team score of 364. Senior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) led the Knights overall with a two-day total of 163 strokes (76-87) that was good for 12th place individually. Sophomore Jennie Poole (Summit, NJ/Kent Place School) was next at 176 (87-89). Sophomore Casey Harkema (Holt/Holt HS) had a strong Saturday showing, carding a round of 86 to finish with a 186 (100-86). Rounding out Calvin’s finishers were sophomore Sarah Arendsen (Wayland/Wayland HS) at 199 (97-102) and freshman Amira Bousaab (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian HS) at 216 (107-109). Amy Worthington of Trine University earned overall medalist honors with a two-day total of 154 (78-76). Calvin is back in action on Tuesday, competing at the North Central Classic in Naperville, Illinois.
Friday, September 06, 2013
MARSHALL - Calvin closed out the first day of competition at the Olivet Fall Invitational with a team score of 360. The Knights are in 11th place in a field of 18 teams. The tournament is being held at the Medalist Golf Club and will conclude with a second 18-hole round on Saturday. Senior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) continued her torrid start to the fall season with a round of 76 that has her in first place in the individual standings. Sophomore Jennie Poole (Summit, NJ/Kent Place School) had Calvin’s second best effort with a round of 87 while sophomore Sarah Arendsen (Wayland/Wayland HS) had a 97. Sophomore Casey Harkema (Holt/Holt HS) had a round of 100 with freshman Amira Bousaab (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian HS) rounding out Calvin’s lineup with a round of 107. Action continues on Saturday at 9 a.m.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Calvin womenís golf team opened its 2013 fall campaign in strong fashion by placing second at the Furniture City Classic with a team score of 339 strokes. Aquinas took first place with a score of 321 while Davenport was third at 341 and Hope fourth at 355. The competition was hosted by Davenport at the Mines Golf Course in Grand Rapids.Senior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) was superb for the Knights as she claimed medalist honors with a career-best round of 75. Sophomore Casey Harkema (Holt/Holt HS) also had a stellar day with a round of 82 that was good for sixth place individually. Rounding out Calvinís finishers were sophomore Jennie Pool (Summit, NJ/Kent Place School) with a career-best score of 88 (10th place), sophomore Shara Reynolds (Big Rapids/Big Rapids HS) with a Calvin career-best of 94, sophomore Jeryl Schudel (Adrian/Joy of Knowledge Tutorial) with a 101 and sophomore Sarah Arendsen (Wayland/Wayland HS) with a 102. Calvin is back in action next Friday and Saturday when it competes at the Olivet Invitational.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
With six returning letterwinners including one returning first team All-MIAA selection, the Calvin women’s golf team has hopes of once again finishing in the top four of the MIAA regular season fall standings and qualifying for the subsequent MIAA Spring Tournament that determines the league’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA III Championships. Calvin has qualified for the spring tournament the last two years by finishing fourth in both the 2011 and 2012 MIAA fall regular season standings. Leading the list of returning golfers is senior Carlia Canto (Marysville, Mich./Port Huron Northern HS) who was a 2012 first team All-MIAA choice and a 2011 second team All-MIAA selection. Last fall, Canto finished third in the final MIAA fall regular season standings with a Calvin single-season average of 81.3 strokes-per-round. She later placed in the top six at the final two rounds of the MIAA spring qualifying tournament. Canto was one of five underclassmen on the 2012 All-MIAA first team and should be part of a talented group of conference golfers this fall.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The 2012-13 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic - Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and a record 151 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 2012-13 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, seven are from Calvin.The seven Calvin scholar-athletes named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for a fourth straight year are seniors Job Christiansen (New Ipswich, NH/Mascenic Regional HS), Eric Doornbos (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS), Matt DeBoer (Hudsonville, MI/Covenant Christian HS), Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS), Kelsey Irwin (Fraser, MI, /Fraser HS), Dan Kerr (Petoskey/Petoskey HS) and Greg Whittle (Galesburg, IL/Galesburg HS).
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Faculty Athletic Representatives of the MIAA member colleges present the MIAA Team GPA Award every year. This award recognizes conference athletic teams for performance in the classroom of a 3.3 cumulative GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale). During the recently completed 2012-13 school year, a record 11 of Calvin’s athletic teams achieved this distinction.Seven of Calvin’s women’s teams received the MIAA Team GPA Award while four of its men’s teams also achieved the feat. Calvin’s teams receiving the honor are as follows; women’s cross country, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s soccer, women’s track and field, men’s tennis, women’s swimming and diving, men’s golf and men’s basketball.
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 womenís golf is coming off a fall season in which it finished fourth in the MIAA and one of the reasons for the teamís 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 womenís 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.