Monday, October 31, 2011
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Shelby Cloyd and Olivet’s its MIAA Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week for meets through October 29.Cloyd, a junior from Kalamazoo (Plainwell HS), won the 1,000 freestyle by nearly five seconds in a dual meet against NCAA Division II power Grand Valley State University Friday. Cloyd touched the wall in a time of 10:55.28. She also swam a 1:03.04 in the 100 butterfly and swam a :26.63 on the leadoff leg of Calvin’s 200 freestyle relay. Calvin is back in action this Saturday when it hosts Wheaton in a non-conference dual meet at 1 p.m. at the Venema Aquatic Center.
Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Competes Against Grand Valley State Friday at Venema Aquatic Center
Friday, October 28, 2011
Story by Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice/Photos by Paul Evans
Only two meets deep into a long season, the women of Calvin’s Swim and Dive team looked good Friday evening against local opponent Grand Valley State as the Knights as a team lost to the powerhouse Lakers 175-63.On the diving boards the Knights got a great performance from their number one diver, Sam Klaasen, as she finished second in both the 1 meter and 3 meter diving events with 255.60 and 236.20 points respectively. Klaasen’s performance was enough to make the national cut.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
HOLLAND – The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened up their seasons on Saturday at the MIAA Relays held at the Holland Aquatic Center. The competition was unscored and featured several relays that are not otherwise used in collegiate competition. In the men’s competition, Calvin posted a win in the 200 butterfly relay with the quartet of sophomore Peter Johnson, sophomore Andrew Mitchell, freshman Brandon Vagt and junior Mark Rushlow recording a tie of 1:36.63. Calvin’s 3x500 freestyle relay team of junior Mathias Bares, freshman Travis Vincent and freshman Alex Bauwmann won with a time of 15:25.07. On the women’s side, Calvin took first place in the 200 butterfly relay with the team of senior Rachel Bos, junior Shelby Cloyd, junior Rachel Colasurdo and sophomore Maria Sedjo clocking in with a time of 1:52.89. Calvin’s 3x500 freestyle relay team of freshman Kathryn Wrobel, junior Stephanie Fox and junior Shelby Cloyd also won with a time of 16:16.09 while its 4x100 IM relay team of Colasurdo, junior Elizabeth Counsell, junior Savannah VanWormer and Fox took first in a time of 4:19.33. Both Calvin teams will host Grand Valley State in non-conference dual meets this coming Friday night at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will open their seasons on October 22 when both teams compete at the MIAA Relays at the Holland Aquatic Center. On the men’s side, Calvin returns 16 letterwinners including 2011 MIAA Most Valuable Diver Andrew Krafft. A sophomore, Krafft is coming off a record-breaking 2011 season that saw him earn national runner-up honors on the one-meter board at the NCAA III Championships and a third place finish on the three-meter board. On the women’s side, Calvin returns 15 letterwinners led by junior Elizabeth Counsell who was named the 2011 MIAA Most Valuable Swimmer and junior Sam Klaasen who was named the 2011 MIAA Most Valuable Diver. Both individuals were All-MIAA selections with Counsell later earning NCAA III All-America honors in the 200 breaststroke.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
By sports information student assistant Andrew Knot
As part of the Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Calvin athletics recently joined a Division III partnership with the United States’ Special Olympic Committee, adding a valuable opportunity to the athletic department’s already service-driven outlook. The SAAC is an NCAA organization tiered at the national, conference, and school level. The national, and governing, branch of the organization, seeks to “to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image,” according to the organization’s website.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
For the second consecutive year, the Calvin College women’s swimming and diving team has received the College Swim Coaches Association of America’s Team Academic Award. In addition, two members of the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team coached by Dan Gelderloos have received individual College Swim Coaches All-Academic honors. In order to receive team academic honors, a team needed to post a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better during the 2010-11 academic year. The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team posted a team grade point average of 3.37. Individuals from the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team that received individual all-academic honors were sophomore Elizabeth Counsell and freshman Elise Kaufman.
The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announ
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 111 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. This year’s Honor Roll includes several students who achieved the distinction four consecutive years.
Of the students, 10 are from Calvin.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Nine Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA’s Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2010-11 academic year. The award, presented by the Faculty Athletic Representatives of the MIAA member colleges recognizes conference athletic teams who achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2009-10 academic year. Seven of Calvin’s women’s teams received the MIAA Team GPA Award while the men’s cross country team and men’s golf teams also achieved the feat. Calvin teams that received the honor this year include: the women’s cross country team, women’s soccer team, men’s cross country team, women’s volleyball team, women’s track and field team, women’s tennis team, women’s swimming and diving team, men’s tennis team and women’ basketball team.
Friday, June 17, 2011
For the 16th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, finishing fifth in the nation in Division III in 2010-11 with a total of 762.25 points. Calvin’s point total and its (placement) finish is its highest-ever in the 16 years of the competition. Calvin is one 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. Williams College, Mass., defended its title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning its 15th U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup with 1,147 points.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Calvin College seniors Melissa Oosterhouse and Monica Bressler have been named Capital One Academic All-Americans in the women’s college at-large division as selected by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America (CoSIDA). 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.Combined, Calvin has now had its athletes receive CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades 89 times including 58 times in the last 14 years.« First < 9 10 11 12 13 > Last »