Friday, January 21, 2011
NOTRE DAME, IN - The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team picked up a 179-113 dual meet victory at Saint Mary’s Friday night. The Calvin women are now 3-3 in dual meet action this year including 3-0 against MIAA competition. Calvin’s divers highlighted the dual meet with strong performances in both the one and three-meter boards. On the one-meter board, sophomore Sam Klaasen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) took first place with a season-best and NCAA III qualifying score of 262.04. On the three-meter board, Kaufman took first place (246.59) while Klaasen was second (245.03) and Brummel third (227.48). Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Kalamazoo at 1 p.m. at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
CHICAGO, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up competition at the University of Chicago Invitational late Saturday night. The Calvin women finished the two-day meet in second place with 942 points while the Calvin men took third with 624.5 points. Host Chicago won the women’s meet with 1,251 points and the men’s meet with 1,036.5 points.Highlighting the evening for the Calvin men on Saturday was freshman Andrew Krafft (Fort Wayne, IN/Home Schooled) who won the three-meter diving competition with an NCAA III qualifying score of 497.10. In the women’s meet, Calvin received victories from sophomore Stephanie Fox (Kentwood/Home Schooled) in the 200 freestyle (1:59.17), sophomore Elizabeth Counsel (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.08) and 200 breaststroke (2:28.94) and senior Monica Bressler (Sandusky, OH/Perkins HS) in the 100 backstroke (1:02.25) with Bressler also taking third in the 100 freestyle (55.79).
Saturday, January 15, 2011
CHICAGO, IL - After one day of competition, the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is in second place at the University of Chicago Invitational with 311 points while the Calvin men’s team is in fourth place with 187 points. Host Chicago leads the women’s standings with 403 points and the men’s standings with 300.5 points. Earlier in the week, the Calvin Sports Information office caught up with head Calvin men’s and women’s swimming coach Dan Gelderloos to talk about the University of Chicago Invitational as well as the remainder of the season. That audio interview can be found on the Calvin website at: Dan Gelderloos Audio Interview
Action at the University of Chicago Invitational continues Saturday evening.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will swing back into action next Friday and Saturday at the University of Chicago Classic. Calvin spent a week after Christmas training in Coral Springs, Florida. While in Florida, Calvin competed against Alfred University in an unscored relay meet. On the women’s side, Calvin took first place in all eight events. On the men’s side, Calvin took first place in five of eight events.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
The second annual Calvin Winter Invitational concluded on Saturday with the Calvin women’s team finishing second with 549 points while the Calvin men’s team took fifth with 296 points. Grand Valley State won both competitions with its third-ranked men’s team finishing with 1,331 points while its top-ranked women’s team garnered 1,223 points. Kalamazoo took second in the men’s standings with 597 points and was third behind Calvin in the women’s competition with 464.5 points.
Friday, December 03, 2010
With one day of competition left at the Calvin Winter Invitational, the Calvin women’s team is in second place while the Calvin men’s teams is in fifth place. Grand Valley State leads both competitions with the Lakers leading the men’s standings with 686 points and the men’s standings with 662 points. Kalamazoo is in second place in the men’s competition with 308 points while the Hornets are third in the women’s standings with 210 points. Calvin had a number of standout performances. On the women’s side, sophomore Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) had the top swim for the Knights with a third place and NCAA III conditional qualifying time of 1:06.17.On the men’s side, Calvin was led by junior Ross Battoclette (Cincinnati, OH/Clark Montesorri HS) with a fifth place time of 1:44.29 in the 200 freestyle, junior Greg Gorham (Minneapolis, MN) sixth in the 100 breaststroke (59.37) and freshman Andrew Kraft (Fort Wayne, IN/Home Schooled) third on the one-meter diving board (404.30).
Friday, December 03, 2010
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened up competition at their own Calvin Winter Invitational Thursday night. Thursday’s competition featured just two events - the 1,650 freestyle and the 800 freestyle relay. After day one, Calvin is in third place in the women’s standings with 61 points while the Knights are fourth in the men’s standings with 48 points
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams welcomed rival Hope to Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center for conference dual meets on Saturday. On the women’s side, the 18th-ranked Calvin women’s team held off 17th-ranked Hope 163.5-to-136.5 while the Calvin men put in a good showing despite falling to 15th-ranked Hope 174-124.
Freshman Andrew Kraft (Fort Wayne, IN) highlighted the day for the Calvin men by winning the one-meter diving competition with a NCAA III qualifying and school record score of 311.10, breaking the previous Calvin record of 305.20 set by Jake Chapman in 1999. Kraft also won the three-meter competition with a score of 279.30.
Women’s Swimming & Diving Team Ranked 18th in National Poll - Men Receive Recognition in National Po
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is ranked 18th in the first Division III College Swim Coaches Association Poll of the Year. The Knights are one of two MIAA teams in the top 25 as Hope is ranked 17th. Kalamazoo is also ranked 21st in the poll.
On the men’s side, Calvin received a vote in the national poll but is not in the top 25. Kalamazoo is ranked fourth, Hope 15th and Olivet 25th in the poll.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
WHEATON, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams split dual meets on Saturday as the Calvin men defeated the host Wheaton Thunder 149-144 while the Calvin women fell to Wheaton 156.5-136.5. The Calvin men are now 2-1 in dual meet action while the Calvin women are 1-2. In the men’s competition, Calvin junior Ross Battoclette (Cincinnati, OH/Clark Montessori) had a monster day, winning the 100 freestyle (48.72), 200 freestyle (1:46.42) and 500 freestyle (4:57.17). On the women’s side, Calvin picked up wins in the pool from sophomore Stephanie Fox (Kentwood, MI) in the 200 freestyle (1:58.83), sophomore Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.18) and sophomore Rachel Colasurdo (Chesapeake, VA) in the 200 IM (2:15.40). Freshman Elise Kauffman (Sugarland, TX) was also a winner on both the one and three-meter diving boards.
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