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Calvin 2nd in Latest Set of Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings

Thursday, December 09, 2010

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Dec. 9 DIII Standings Release

The latest set of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall sports standings have been released and after an outstanding fall sports campaign, Calvin College stands in second place, just 19 points behind first place Washington University of St. Louis. Calvin has a second place total of 327 points, holding a two-point lead over third place Middlebury (VT). Washington University (MO) leads the list with 336 points.

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Calvin Men 8th/Calvin Women 9th at NCAA III Cross Country Championships

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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NCAA III Championships Site With Final Results

WAVERLY, IA - The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams claimed a pair of top 10 national finishes at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships on Saturday with the Calvin men finishing eighth with a team score of 277 points while the Calvin women finished ninth with 354 points. Junior Nick Kramer (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) led the Calvin men with a 16th place (24:41) individual finish to claim the first All-America berth of his Calvin cross country career. On the women’s side, Calvin just missed a pair of All-America (top 35) berths as junior Jodi Hoekstra (Homer Glen, IL) was 43rd (21:56) and sophomore Alyssa Penning (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) 45th (21:56).

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One Stop Shopping Guide for Live Stats, Live Video and Live Audio for Busy Calvin Weekend

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Click on the headline above to find a list of links to live stats, live audio and live video coverage of a busy weekend of Calvin College sports.Live video coverage will include men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s basketball with audio coverage also included for men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball. Live Stats scoreboards will be included for men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s soccer.

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Kramer Repeats as Gt Lakes Athlete of The Year - Diemer Named Gt Lakes Regional Women’s Coach of Yr

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Great Lakes Regional Award Winners

For the second consecutive year, Calvin College junior Nick Kramer has been named the Great Lakes Regional Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. Kramer is receiving the award after racing to his second consecutive Great Lakes Regional individual title this past Saturday in Holland, Michigan. A native of Dyer, Indiana, and a graduate of Illiana Christian High School, Kramer helped the Calvin men’s cross country team capture its 15th consecutive Great Lakes Regional title as the Knights garnered a first place team score of 57 points. Two weeks prior, he helped Calvin capture its 24th consecutive MIAA title. In addition, Brian Diemer has been named the Great Lakes Regional Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. Now in his fifth year as Calvin women’s cross country coach, Diemer is receiving the award for the third straight year. This fall, Diemer led the Calvin women’s cross country team to its sixth consecutive MIAA titles and its third straight Great Lakes Regional crown.

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Cross Country Teams Prepare for NCAA III Championships

Monday, November 15, 2010

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Division III Top 25 Coaches Polls

The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams are headed back to the NCAA III Championships. The Calvin men’s team will be making its 26th appearance at the NCAA III Championships which ranks fourth on the all-time NCAA III men’s cross country list. Under current head coach Brian Diemer, the men’s cross country team has posted 18 top-four national team finishes including national championship performances in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006. On the women’s side, Calvin will be making its 21st appearance at the NCAA III Championships which ranks third on the all-time NCAA III women’s cross country list. The Calvin women’s cross country program has posted 15 top-10 national team finishes including four straight under current head coach Brian Diemer.

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Calvin Fall Sports Teams Establish New School Record

Sunday, November 14, 2010

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When the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams punched their tickets to the NCAA III Championships this past weekend at the Great Lakes Regional meet on Saturday, a new Calvin fall sports record was established. The men’s and women’s cross country teams were the fifth and sixth Calvin fall sports teams to earn spots in their respective NCAA III Championships competition, breaking the previous school record of five.

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Calvin Women’s Cross Country Team Capture Third Straight Great Lakes Regional Title

Saturday, November 13, 2010

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Great Lakes Regional Site

HOLLAND, MI - The Calvin women’s cross country team fought off a rugged group of teams to capture its third consecutive Great Lakes Regional title Saturday afternoon at the West Ottawa Golf Club. Ranked seventh nationally, Calvin finished with a first place team score of 69 points in the 6K race, outdistancing 10th-ranked Hope which took second with 103 points. Both teams qualify for next week’s NCAA III Championships at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Calvin junior Jodi Hoekstra (Homer Glen, IL/Chicago Christian HS) led the Knights by placing fourth individually in a time of 21:48. She was one of three Calvin runners in the top 10 as sophomore Alyssa Penning (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was ninth (22:07) and senior Gretchen Braymer (Alymer, PA/Collegiate Academy) 10th (22:09).

Brian Diemer Audio Interview

Al Hoekstra Audio Interview

Regional Meet Photo Gallery Taken by Dave DeKorne

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Calvin Cross Country Teams Capture MIAA Titles

Saturday, October 30, 2010

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MIAA Cross Country Championships Site

The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up MIAA titles on Saturday as both teams took first place at the MIAA Championships at Calvin’s Gainey Athletic Complex. On the men’s side, fourth-ranked Calvin cruised to a first place score of 19 points, placing five runners in the top seven. On the women’s side, eighth-ranked Calvin won a thriller, edging 14th-ranked Hope 31-33. The margin is believed to be the closest at a championship meet in MIAA women’s cross country history. The Calvin men have now won 24 consecutive MIAA titles - the second-longest active championship streak in MIAA athletics history. Calvin women have now won six consecutive MIAA titles including 22 in the last 23 years. -

Brian Diemer Audio Interview

Al Hoekstra Audio Interview

MIAA Cross Country Championships Site With Results

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Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams Come Up Big at Oshkosh Invite

Sunday, October 17, 2010

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WINNECONNE, WI - In a field of nationally-ranked teams, the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams came up big Saturday morning at the Wisconsin-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational.

On the men’s side, eighth-ranked Calvin surprised the field by placing second with a team score of 78 points, just 29 points behind top-ranked North Central while also finishing ahead of second-ranked Washington University (MO), seventh-ranked UW-Stevens Point, ninth-ranked NYU and 10th-ranked UW-Whitewater. NYU took third with 138 points with Washington University fourth (146 points) and UW-Stevens Point fifth (150 points) .On the women’s side, Division II Minnesota-Duluth took first place with 89 points with 15th-ranked Chicago and seventh-ranked Wisconsin-Oshkosh tying for second place with 116 points. 10th-ranked Calvin finished in fourth place, just one point out of second as the Knights garnered 117 points.

Men’s Results

Women’s Results

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Cross Country/Track Athletes Completes Summer Internship With Cleveland Browns

Friday, October 15, 2010

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Sarah Orndorff Feature Story

(written by Andrew Knot)

Calvin Junior Sarah Orndorff always dreamed of working in marketing for a professional sports organization. So when the Cleveland Browns offered her a summer internship position, she jumped at the opportunity.

Orndorff, a member of the Calvin women’s track and field and cross country teams worked as a “fan avidity” intern for the Browns.  Her internship dealt specifically in the field of retail marketing.

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