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Melissa Oosterhouse and Monica Bressler Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Teams

Calvin College juniors Melissa Oosterhouse and Monica Bressler have been named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans in the women’s college at-large division as selected by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America. Oosterhouse has been named to the first team while Bressler has been named to the third team. The Women’s At-Large program for Academic All-America® includes the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, tennis and water polo. Calvin has now had its athletes receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America accolades 85 times including 54 times in the last 12 years.

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Oosterhouse and Bressler Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District At-Large Teams

Friday, May 21, 2010

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Women's At-Large Teams

GRAND RAPIDS - Two Calvin student-athletes have received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors in the women’s at-large college division. Juniors Melissa Oosterhouse and Monica Bressler have been named to the all-district first team. As members of the first team, Oosterhouse and Bressler now advance to the national ballot and are eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ® consideration.

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Calvin Women Finish 24th At NCAA III Championships - Counsel and Vail Score in 200 Breaststroke

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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NCAA III Championships Site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team added two more honorable mention All-America berths Saturday night at the NCAA III Championships to finish in 24th place with 43 points. Both honorable mention All-America selections came in the 200 breaststroke with freshman Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN) taking 11th in the consolation finals with a career-best time of 2:20.83 while senior Maggie Vail (Portage Northern HS) was 15th in a time of 2:23.33. On the men’s side Saturday, freshman Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN) competed in the 100 freestyle prelims but did not advance. Rushlow recorded a time of 47.18 that was good for 42nd place. During the meet, Rushlow competed in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly.

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Emily Roberts Gains All-America Berth in 100 Breaststroke at NCAA III Championships

Friday, March 19, 2010

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NCAA III Championships Site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—For the third time in her career, Calvin College senior Emily Roberts has gained NCAA III All-America honors in the 100 breaststroke. A native of DeKalb, Illinois, Roberts took eighth in the event Friday night at the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:05.28. Roberts has competed in the event four consecutive years at the national meet, placing third in 2007, 11th in 2008 and seventh in 2009. Top eight finishers are All-Americans while those finishing in spots nine-through-16 are honorable mention All-Americans.

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Casey Herman Grabs All-America Honors on One-Meter Board at NCAA III Championships

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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NCAA III Championships Web site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - For the second consecutive year, Calvin College senior Casey Herman is an NCAA III All-American on the one-meter diving board. A native of Libertyville, Illinois, Herman placed seventh on the one-meter board Thursday night at the NCAA III Championships with a score of 396.15 points. A year ago, Herman placed eighth on the one-meter board to earn All-America accolades. Herman joins Sari Brummel (Class of 1987) and Erica Deur (Class of 2009) as the only multiple All-America divers in Calvin women’s swimming and diving history.

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Women’s Swimming & Diving 20th After Day One of NCAA III Swimming & Diving Championships

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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NCAA III Swimming & Diving Championships Site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team broke into the scoring column on day one of the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota with a 12th place finish in the 200 medley relay. The 12th place finish by the Calvin quartet of freshman Kristen Kinzer (Fort Wayne, IN), senior Emily Roberts (DeKalb, IL), junior Caitlin Alexander (Holland Christian HS) and junior Monica Bressler (Sandusky, OH) in a time of 1:46.92 was good for 10 points and put the Knights in 20th place with three days of competition left.

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Dan Gelderloos Previews Upcoming NCAA III Swimming & Diving Championships

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Dan Gelderloos Audio Interview

The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will send a combined total of nine individuals to the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships March 17-20. The national meet will be hosted by the University of Minnesota. The Calvin Sports Information office caught up with head coach Dan Gelderloos to preview Calvin’s chances at the national meet in the following audio interview. Dan Gelderloos NCAA III Championships Audio Preview

NCAA III Championships Web site

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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Sending Combined Total of Nine to NCAA III Championships

Saturday, March 06, 2010

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NCAA III Championships Web site

The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team will be sending eight individuals to the upcoming NCAA III Championships March 17-20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Calvin men’s team will send one individual as freshman Mark Rushlow made the national field announced earlier this morning by the national committee.

Representing the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team will be seniors Emily Roberts, Maggie Vail, Joy Leach, Casey Herman, juniors Monica Bressler and Caitlin Alexander and freshman Kristen Kinzer and Elizabeth Counsell.

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All-MIAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Teams Announced

Sunday, February 21, 2010

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The All-MIAA men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been announced and six members of the Calvin women’s team have been so honored while one member of the Calvin men’s team has been selected.

Calvin athletes that have been selected to the All-MIAA women’s swimming and diving team include seniors Emily Roberts, Maggie Vail and Casey Herman, junior Monica Bressler and freshmen Rachel Bos and Elizabeth Counsell.

On the men’s side, Calvin freshman Mark Rushlow has been named to the All-MIAA team.

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Calvin Women’s Swimming & Diving Team Wins 6th Straight MIAA Title - Men Place Fourth

Sunday, February 14, 2010

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Championships Web site with results

(photo courtesy of Lynn Powe of Hope College Public Relations Office)

The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team captured its sixth consecutive MIAA title including its eighth overall by finishing with a three-day total of 939 points at the MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center. The final total by the Calvin women is an MIAA Championships record point total and was more than 200 points ahead of runner-up Hope. At the conclusion of the meet, Calvin senior Maggie Vail was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Swimmer.

On the men’s side, Calvin finished in fourth place with 428 points, 65 points behind runner-up Olivet.

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