Wednesday, June 23, 2010
For the 15th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, finishing 14th in the nation in Division III in 2009-10 with a total of 634 points.
Calvin’s point total is its second-highest ever in the 15 years of the competition.
Calvin continues to be one of only seven 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., Wisconsin-LaCrosse, the State University of New York at Cortland and Emory, Ga.
Williams College, Mass., defended its title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning its 14th U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup with 1,292.25 points.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Two members of the Calvin women’s track and field program have received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors. Senior Jessica Koster has been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District first team in the women’s college track and field field/cross country division while junior Rachel Boerner has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team. As a member of the first team, Koster advances to the national ballot and is now eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America consideration. The college division of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program includes NCAA II, NCAA III and NAIA schools. The Academic All-District and All-America teams are selected by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America (CoSIDA). To be eligible for nomination, an individual must be a starter or a key reserve with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Calvin College has finished in third place in the second annual Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Award standings as announced by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. A year ago, Calvin finished fifth in the inaugural year of the award.
In what was an extremely close finish between UW Oshkosh, MIT, and Calvin, the Titans pulled out the Program of the Year victory via their second-place team finish at last weekend’s NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In the meet, UW Oshkosh with 53 held off MIT’s third-place showing (37) and Calvin’s fifth-place finish (35). In the final Program of the Year standings, UW Oshkosh ended with 17 points (13 cross country, 2 indoor track & field, 2 outdoor track & field), MIT had 18 points (5 XC, 10 ITF, 3 OTF) and Calvin notched 19 points (3 XC, 11 ITF, 5 OTF). Last year’s Program of the Year winner, Wartburg – who won the NCAA indoor track & field team title in 2010 – was fourth with 21 points .
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The latest set of Leerfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall sports standings have been released and after an outstanding fall sports campaign, Calvin College stands in second place, just 18 points behind first place Williams (MA).
Calvin has a second place total of 349 points, holding a 30-point lead over third place Washington University (Mo.). Williams (MA) leads the list with 367 points.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
CLEVELAND, OH—The top-ranked Calvin women’s cross country team could not overcome an uphill final half-mile in its bid for a national championship on Saturday. Heading into the final mile, the Knights were in position to go for the win but slid back down the stretch of a hilly Highland Park Golf Course to finish 24 points out of first place. Second-ranked Wisconsin-Eau Claire won the race with a team score of 171 points with St. Lawrence (NY) placing second with 180 points.
On the men’s side, Calvin took 13th place with 385 points. Senior Nick Kramer was Calvin’s top finisher with a 49th place finish.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Calvin College cross country coach Brian Diemer has been named the Division III Great Lakes Regional Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. Diemer swept both awards late this afternoon as announced by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
In addition, Nick Kramer has been named the Great Lakes Regional Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA. A native of Dyer, Indiana, Kramer became the ninth individual in Calvin men’s cross country history to claim a Great Lakes Regional title this past Saturday, running 25:45, nine seconds better than the next fastest runner. A graduate of Illiana Christian High School, Kramer also took first place at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletics Association Jamboree and MIAA Championships this fall, garnering MIAA Most Valuable Runner honors.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
TERRE HAUTE, IN—The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams are headed to the Rock and Roll City. Both teams punched their tickets to next week’s NCAA III Championships scheduled to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, with first place finishes at the Great Lakes Regional meet hosted Saturday by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
The top two teams in the men’s 8K race and the top two teams in the women’s 6K race on Saturday both received automatic trips to the NCAA III Championships. In the men’s race, Calvin took first place with 73 points, 21 points ahead of Heidelberg. In the women’s race, top-ranked Calvin recorded a first place total of 50 points, 70 points ahead of runner-up Oberlin.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
For the sixth consecutive week, the Calvin women’s cross country team is ranked number-one in the Division III Top 35 rankings compiled by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. The Knights received a first place total of 279 points in this week’s poll, 10 points ahead of second-ranked Johns Hopkins (MD). Wisconsin-Eau Claire is ranked third and MIT ranked fourth. On the men’s side, Calvin has moved up one spot in this week’s poll as the Knights are ranked 15th, sharing the spot with Haverford (PA). North Central (IL) remains the top-ranked team in the men’s poll, garnering 280 points in this week’s poll, 10 points ahead of second-ranked Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Monday, November 02, 2009
A plethora of Calvin cross country runners have received All-MIAA honors. The all-conference awards were announced upon completion of the MIAA Championships held this past Saturday at Adrian College. Both Calvin teams rolled to first place finishes with perfect team scores of 15 points, marking the first time in MIAA history that men’s and women’s teams from the same school posted perfect scores at the league championships in the same year.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
ADRIAN, MI—The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up MIAA titles on Saturday with perfect scores of 15 points at the MIAA Championships, hosted by Adrian College. In the men’s race, 16th-ranked Calvin took the top five spots including seven of the top nine. On the women’s side, top-ranked Calvin took the top six spots including seven of the top nine. It marks the first time in MIAA history that both a men’s and women’s team has posted a perfect score at the conference meet in the same year.
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