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Dual Meet Victories for Calvin Over Olivet - Andrew Krafft Resets Record on One-Meter Board

Saturday, February 04, 2012

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The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams closed out their dual meet campaigns with victories over Olivet Saturday afternoon at the Venema Aquatic Center.  In the menís competition, Calvin handed Olivet a 146-88 defeat while the Calvin women defeated Olivet 114-78. The Calvin women finish their dual meet season with a 7-2 record while the Calvin men finish 5-3 in dual meet action.
Sophomore Andrew Krafft once again dominated on the diving boards, establishing a new school records on the one meter board for six dives. On the one-meter board, Krafft took first place with a score of 363.90, breaking his previous record by nearly 20 points. It marked the third time this year that Krafft has reset the Calvin one-meter record. Krafft also won the three-meter board with a total of 354.75 points.

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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Defeat Albion - Andrew Krafft Sets Another Record

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams picked up MIAA dual meet victories over Albion Saturday afternoon at the Venema Aquatic Center. In the womenís meet, Calvin claimed a 128-98 victory. In the menís meet, Calvin won by a score of 140-77. The Calvin womenís team is now 6-2 in dual meet action this year while the Calvin men are 4-3. In the menís competition, Calvin sophomore diver Andrew Krafft was a double-winner, claiming first place on the one-meter (344.95) and three-meter boards (343.35). His score on the one-meter board was a new Calvin record, marking the second time this month that he has re-established his own school mark (six dives).

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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Split Dual Meet Action at Kalamazoo

Saturday, January 21, 2012

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KALAMAZOO Ė The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams were in dual meet action at Kalamazoo on Saturday. In the womenís competition, Calvin defeated Kalamazoo 170-130. On the menís side, Calvin was defeated 163-137. The womenís team is now 5-2 on the year in dual meet action while the Calvin menís team is 3-3.

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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Claim Victories In Triangular With Alma & Saint Mary’s

Friday, January 20, 2012

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan

A week after impressive second place finishes at the Chicago Invitational, the Calvin men’s swimming and diving team was able to defeat Alma College 118-106 in a dual meet while the women bested Alma 124-104 and Saint Mary’s 121-84.

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Calvin Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Teams Place Second at U. of Chicago Classic

Sunday, January 15, 2012

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CHICAGO, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both finished second at the University of Chicago Classic late Saturday night with the Calvin men placing second with 878 points while the Calvin women were second with 709 points. Host Chicago won both the men’s and women’s competitions with the Chicago women posting a team score of 1,107,5 points and the Chicago men posting a total of 834.5 points. On the men’s side, sophomore diver Andrew Kraft winning the one and three-meter competitions. His winning score on the one-meter board of 540.60 was a pool record, a new Calvin (school) record, a season-best performance and an NCAA III qualifying total. His winning score of 545.80 on the three-meter board was also a season-best and NCAA III qualifying total. On the women’s side, junior Stephanie Fox took first place in both the 200 freestyle (1:59.60) and 100 freestyle (54.86).

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Calvin Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Teams in Second Place Through Day One of Chicago Invite

Saturday, January 14, 2012

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Day One Results

CHICAGO, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are in second place through one day of competition at the University of Chicago Invitational. In the men’s competition, Calvin is in second place in a field of seven teams with 262 points. On the women’s side, Calvin is in second place in a field of six teams with 232 points. Host Chicago leads the men’s competition with 326 points while Lincoln College leads the women’s field with 263 points.

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Samantha Klaasen Continues to Excel on Diving Boards for Calvin

Monday, January 09, 2012

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan

After winning MIAA Most Valuable Diver and posting NCAA qualifying scores in her sophomore year, Samantha Klaasen was hoping for an invitation to dive at the NCAA Championships. Unfortunately, Klaasen was not invited to the meet limited to 22 divers nation-wide. The disappointment was initially a set-back for the Holland Christian graduate but has since turned into motivation to dive stronger in her junior year. Klaasen is off to a strong start to her junior campaign, already posting national qualifying marks on both the one and three-meter boards.

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Underwater Lens Captures Calvin Divers in Florida

Monday, January 09, 2012

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Stephen Frink Photography website

The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams spent Christmas break training in the Florida Keys. Photographer Stephen Frink was there to document Calvin’s divers in training. Frink used a new underwater camera to do so. A photo gallery of Frink’s photography can be found online at: Stephen Frink Photo Gallery

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Dan Gelderloos Looks Back/Looks Ahead on 2011-2012 Swimming & Diving Season

Monday, December 12, 2011

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Dan Gelderloos Midseason Report

The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are near the midpoint of the 2011-12 season. Both teams were 2-2 in dual meet action during the first semester and recently posted strong performances at the Calvin Winter Invitational. Both teams will head to Florida over Christmas break for a week of training and competition at the Orange Bowl Classic. The Calvin sports information office caught up with head Calvin swim coach Dan Gelderloos to recap the fall semester and also to look ahead in the following audio interview: Dan Gelderloos Midseason Report

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Elizabeth Counsell/Andrew Krafft Receive MIAA Swimmer/Diver of the Week Honors

Monday, December 05, 2011

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvinís Elizabeth Counsell and Andrew Krafft its Swimmer/Diver of the Week for meets through December 3. Counsell, a junior from Indianapolis, Ind. (Heritage Christian HS), won the 100-yard breaststroke at the Calvin Invitational over the weekend with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:03.62.  She also finished second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:21.58, with also was a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA meet.  She also swam a :29.06 split on the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay and led off Calvinís 800 freestyle relay team with an opening leg of 1:57.55. Krafft, a sophomore from Fort Wayne, Ind. (Homeschooled), won both diving events at the Calvin Invitational. He won the 1-meter diving competition with an NCAA provisional score of 515.65 points. A day later, he was again victorious, winning the menís 3-meter competition with another NCAA provisional score of 540.90 points.  Krafft was the only double event winner from the MIAA at the Calvin invite, which featured four MIAA schools.

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