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Calvin Women’s Golf Has Strong Showing in Dual Match With Aquinas

Thursday, September 01, 2011

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COMSTOCK PARK - Calvin opened its 2011 fall season with a strong showing Thursday afternoon in a non-conference dual match against Aquinas, firing a team score of 353. Aquinas won the match with a score of 344 led by medalist Abby Hagen with a round of 80.

A year ago, Calvin avaeraged just over 380 strokes-per-round as a team. On Thursday, the Knights flashed strong potential with a deep lineup of golfers led by freshman Jackie Richert who fired a round of 80 while sophomore Carlia Canto had an 86 and freshman Lauryn Richert an 89. All three individuals are graduates of Port Huron Northern High School. Junior Rachel Whitaker (Forest Hills Northern HS) was next with a 94 while junior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a 95 and freshman Nicole Black (Kenowa Hills HS) had a 97.

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Calvin College Athletics Program to Join Nation-wide Division III Partnership With Special Olympics

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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NCAA Division III Special Olympics Website

By sports information student assistant Andrew Knot

As part of the Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Calvin athletics recently joined a Division III partnership with the United States’ Special Olympic Committee, adding a valuable opportunity to the athletic department’s already service-driven outlook. The SAAC is an NCAA organization tiered at the national, conference, and school level.  The national, and governing, branch of the organization, seeks to “to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image,” according to the organization’s website. 

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2011 Calvin Women’s Golf Outlook

Sunday, August 14, 2011

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2011 Calvin Women's Golf Schedule

With four returning letterwinners and an incoming freshmen class of five student-athletes, the Calvin women’s golf team will feature one of its largest rosters in recent memory. Calvin will open its season on September 6 at a tournament hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.  The Knights will then compete at the two-day (September 9 and 10) Olivet Invitational and will later compete at the Alma Invitational on September 24.  There will also be four league tournaments beginning on September 15 at Trine’s Zollner Golf Course. The 36-hole MIAA (fall) Tournament will take place on October 7 and 8 at the Bedford Valley Country Club in Battle Creek. The top four teams in the final fall standings will then be eligible to compete for the MIAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament when the league holds three qualifying rounds in the spring.

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The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announ

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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MIAA Academic Honor Roll

The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 111 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 2010-11 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, 10 are from Calvin.

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Women’s Golf Concludes Competition at MIAA Spring Tournament

Saturday, April 30, 2011

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SOUTH BEND, IN - Three members of the Calvin women’s golf team competed at the MIAA spring tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Knights were led by freshman Carlia Canto who had back-to-back rounds of 87. On Friday, sophomore Rachel Whitaker had a round of 96 and came back with a 108 on Saturday. Freshman Ashley Tiefenthal had a round of 100 on Friday and a round of 104 on Saturday.

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Women’s Golf Places Eighth at MIAA Spring Qualifying Tournament

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Tournament Results

MARSHALL - The Calvin women’s golf team competed at the MIAA Spring Qualifying Tournament on Thursday at the Medalist Golf Club with Olivet serving as host. Calvin took eighth with a team score of 414 strokes led by freshman Carlia Canto who was tied for 17th individually with a round of 88. Sophomore Rachel Whitaker tied for 36th with a round of 98. Calvin’s remaining two scorers were freshman Ashley Tiefenthal with a 108 and freshman Melissa Shepard with a 120. Regular season league champion Saint Mary’s will host the final two 18-hole rounds which are scheduled for April 29 and April 30 respectively at the Blackthorne Golf Club in Notre Dame, Indiana.

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2010 Calvin Spring and Fall Sports In Video Review

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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As 2010 begins to wind down, take a moment to enjoy a four-minute highlight video put together earlier this fall by Calvin Media Relations Manager Matt Kucinski. The video captures action of Calvin athletics from the 2010 spring and fall sports seasons. Included in the highlights are clips from the 2010 NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 2010 MIAA women’s tennis tournament and several other events from the fall and spring.

2010 Spring and Fall sports highlights from Calvin College on Vimeo.

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Women’s Golf Sixth at MIAA Tournament - Doezema Sets Calvin Single-Season Scoring Record

Sunday, October 10, 2010

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BATTLE CREEK - Calvin followed a first day team score of 370 strokes at the MIAA Tournament with a second day total of 363 strokes. The tournament was held at the Bedford Valley Country Club. The 363 score is a season-best. Calvin’s two-day, 36-hole round score of 773 strokes was good for sixth place at the MIAA Tournament and allowed the Knights to finish in seventh place in the final MIAA overall standings. Calvin finished just four strokes behind Adrian in the tournament standings.

Sophomore Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a stellar tournament, firing back-to-back rounds of 81 that allowed her to finish tied for fourth place at the tournament. For her efforts (81-81=162), Doezema earned a spot on the all-tournament team

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Women’s Golf In Sixth Place Through Day One of MIAA Tournament

Saturday, October 09, 2010

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BATTLE CREEK - Led by a stellar one-two punch of sophomore Elise Doezema and freshman Carlia Canto, the Calvin women’s golf team is in sixth place through one day of competition at the 36-hole MIAA Tournament being held at the Bedford Valley Country Club. Calvin recorded a team score of 370 on Friday, good for sixth place through 18 holes of play. The Knights are just five strokes behind fourth place Adrian and Trine (365) at the tournament. Calvin also moved past Alma and into seventh place in the overall MIAA standings. The Knights finished 25 strokes ahead of Alma on Friday and are now 14 strokes ahead of the Scots in the overall standings. 

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Women’s Golf Seventh at MIAA Outing - Remains Eighth in MIAA Standings

Saturday, October 02, 2010

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Tournament Results

ADRIAN - The Calvin women’s golf team took seventh at an MIAA tournament hosted by Adrian at the Lenawee Country Club Saturday afternoon. Calvin finished with a team score of 396 strokes to inch closer to Alma in the overall MIAA standings. The Knights remain eighth in the overall league standings but are now 11 strokes behind Alma heading into the 36-hole MIAA Tournament next weekend in Battle Creek. Calvin was led on Saturday by sophomore Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who was tied for 11th individually with a round of 88 while sophomore Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) was tied for 13th with a round of 89.

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