Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The 2011-12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic - Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 123 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.
Friday, August 10, 2012
As the Summer Olympic Games continue in London, we remember some athletes with ties to the MIAA who have had their own Olympic moments. On August 10, 1984, Brian Diemer won the bronze medal for the United States in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Summer Games in Los Angeles, overcoming teammate Henry Marsh over the final 300 meters to claim the medal in a time of 8:14.06. Diemer (pictured right on the medal stand) went on to compete in two more Olympics, in Seoul in 1988 and again at Barcelona in 1992, finishing seventh at Barcelona. He is the last American to win a medal in the steeplechase. Diemer has gone on to be one of the most successful coaches in MIAA history, leading Calvin to 30 total championships in cross country, including 25 consecutive men’s championships through last year. He has coached the Knights men’s program to four NCAA Division III national championships - 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Three members of the Calvin menís and womenís cross country and track and field teams have received Division III Capital One Academic All-America honors. Senior Dan Kerr and junior Greg Whittle have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team on the menís side while sophomore Nicole Michmerhuizen has been selected to the Capital One All-America third team on the womenís side. All three individuals are receiving Capital One Academic All-America honors for the first time. Calvin has now had seven athletes receive Capital One Academic All-America honors during the 2011-12 academic year. Other individuals from Calvin to be named Capital One Academic All-America honors this year include Miles Colago (men’s soccer), Lizzie Kamp (volleyball), Rebecca Kamp (volleyball) and Carissa Verkaik (women’s basketball). Calvin has now had its athletes receive CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades 96 times including 65 times in the last 15 years. Calvin currently ranks eighth on the all-time NCAA Division III list for Academic All-Americans.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
For the 17th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings, finishing 24th in the nation in Division III in 2011-12 with a total of 483.50 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. Combined, nine of Calvin’s 19 sports teams scored Directors Cup points during the 2011-12 academic year.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Three members of the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams have received Division III Capital One Academic All-District honors. Senior Dan Kerr and junior Greg Whittle have been named to the All-District 6 team on the men’s side while sophomore Nicole Michmerhuizen has been selected to the All-District 6 team on the women’s side. As members of the all-district teams, all three individuals advanced to the national ballot and are eligible for Capital One Academic All-America consideration.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Brian Diemer has been named the Division III Great Lakes Region Mens’ Assistant Track and Field Coach of the Year by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. A distance coach for the Knights, Diemer has nine of his men’s distance runners with top-25 marks this spring. At the MIAA Championships, his athletes won the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and Steeplechase and finished runner-up in the 1500, 5000 and 10,000 to score 88 of the teamís 170 points. Calvin currently sits 13th in the national team rankings. Diemer also serves as the head coach of the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams. He shares the distance coaching duties with Al Hoekstra in men’s and women’s track and field. In 2010, Hoekstra was named the Women’s Great Lakes Region Assistant Track and Field Coach of the Year.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association has named its 2011 All-Academic recipients in women’s cross country and three members of the Calvin women’s cross country team have been so honored. In order to receive USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, individuals must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater through the most-recent semester and placed in the top 35 at the NCAA Regional Championships. Individuals from Calvin that received the honor include senior Kaitlin Diemer (Caledonia/South Christian HS), junior Alyssa Penning (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Alyssa Pram (Cheboygan, MI/Home Schooled). In addition, the Calvin women’s team has also received USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors with a 3.52 grade point average. The Calvin women’s team has received the award for over 20 consecutive years.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
HOUSTON, TX - Three Calvin College graduates ran in the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials on Saturday. In the men’s race, Calvin graduates Paul Petersen and Jed Christiansen finished 55th and 61st respectively. A 2001 Calvin graduate, Petersen took 55th with a time of 2:20.31. A 2010 Calvin graduate, Christiansen finished 61st in a time of 2:21.09. In the women’s race, 2008 Calvin College graduate Christina Overbeck took 108th in a time of 2:48.25. Her race came just over a month after she had qualified for the trials with a time of 2:44.44 at a last-chance meet in Sacramento, California.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
By Mitch Blankespoor
A native of Homer Glen, Ill., senior Jodi Hoekstra started and will end her athletic career as a Knight: first as a Chicago Christian High School Knight on the womenís tennis and track and field teams and most recently at Calvin on the womenís cross country team and track and field teams. In between, she spent some time as a Troll.
Friday, December 09, 2011
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 fourth place with 262 points.Washington University (Mo.) leads the standings with 372 points with Middlebury (Vt.) second with 359 points and Amherst (Ma.) third with 264 points. Calvin picked up 90 points from its menís soccer team that earned a national runner-up berth in the NCAA III Tournament last weekend. Calvin also received 64 points from its volleyball team that reached the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament and 57 points from its menís cross country team that finished 11th at the NCAA III Championships and 51 points from its womenís cross country team that placed 13th at the NCAA III Championships.« First < 5 6 7 8 9 > Last »