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Calvin Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams Ready for 2011-12 Season

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Dan Gelderloos Pre-Season Audio Interview

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.

Calvin Men’s Swimming and Diving Schedule

Calvin Women’s Swimming & Diving Schedule

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Calvin College Athletics Program to Join Nation-wide Division III Partnership With Special Olympics

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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NCAA Division III Special Olympics Website

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 Statesí Special Olympic Committee, adding a valuable opportunity to the athletic departmentís 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 ďto enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image,Ē according to the organizationís website. 

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Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Receives Team Academic Award from College Swim Coaches Association

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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College Swim Coaches Association Team Academic Award List

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.

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The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announ

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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MIAA Academic Honor Roll

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.

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Nine Calvin Teams Receive MIAA Team GPA Award

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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MIAA Team GPA Hono Roll

Nine Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAAís 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 Calvinís womenís teams received the MIAA Team GPA Award while the menís cross country team and menís golf teams also achieved the feat. Calvin teams that received the honor this year include: the womenís cross country team, womenís soccer team, menís cross country team, womenís volleyball team, womenís track and field team, womenís tennis team, womenís swimming and diving team, menís tennis team and womení basketball team.

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Calvin Finishes Fifth in Final Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings

Friday, June 17, 2011

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2010-11 Director's Cup Final Division III Standings

For the 16th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directorsí Cup standings, finishing fifth in the nation in Division III in 2010-11 with a total of 762.25 points. Calvinís 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 Directorsí Cup with 1,147 points.

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Oosterhouse and Bressler Named Capital One Academic All-Americans

Thursday, June 09, 2011

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Capital One At-Large Academic All-America Teams

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.

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Bressler & Oosterhouse Named to Capital One Academic All-District Teams

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Capital One Academic All-District Teams

GRAND RAPIDS - Two Calvin student-athletes have received Capital One Academic All-District honors in the women’s at-large college division as named by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America (CoSIDA). Seniors Melissa Oosterhouse and Monica Bressler have been named to the all-district IV first team in the college division. As members of the first team, Oosterhouse and Bressler now advance to the national ballot and are eligible for Capital One Academic All-America consideration. In the classroom, Oosterhouse is a biology major with a minor in biochemistry. She carries a 3.94 grade point average and has been a regular member of the Calvin Dean’s List and MIAA Academic Honor Roll. An accounting major, Bressler carries a 3.75 grade point average. She is also a regular member of the Calvin Dean’s List and MIAA Academic Honor Roll.

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Latest Episode of Calvin Sports Report Live Recaps 2011 Swimming & Diving Season

Friday, April 15, 2011

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Calvin Sports Report Live Episode #2

Catch the latest episode of Calvin Sports Report Live with host Luke Berlin. The most recent episode recaps the 2011 Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving season with an interview with head coach Dan Gelderloos.

Men’s & Women’s Swimming and Diving 2011 Recap from Calvin College on Vimeo.

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Calvin Presents a Look Back at the 2011 MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships

Monday, March 28, 2011

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Last month, the Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed at the MIAA Championships at Jenison High School. At the meet, the Calvin women’s team captured its seventh consecutive MIAA title while the Calvin men’s team finished fourth. Calvin also captured three of the four MIAA MVP awards with sophomore Elizabeth Counsell claiming the MIAA Women’s Most Valuable Swimmer award, sophomore Samantha Klaasen receiving the MIAA Women’s Most Valuable Diver Award and freshman Andy Krafft claiming the MIAA Men’s Most Valuable Diver award. Calvin sports information director Jeff Febus and Calvin student Mike Zaagman teamed up to produce a 17-minute video recapping the three days of competition.

2011 MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships from Calvin College on Vimeo.

Filmed by Jeff Febus. Edited by Mike Zaagman

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