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Swimming and Diving Teams Split Dual Meets at Wheaton

Saturday, November 06, 2010

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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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Swimming and Diving Teams Record Dual Meet Victories at Alma

Saturday, October 30, 2010

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ALMA - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up MIAA dual meet victories at Alma Saturday afternoon with the men defeating the host Scots 149-84 while the Calvin women’s team defeated Alma 150-66.

Both Calvin teams are now 1-1 in dual meet action this year. Both Calvin teams return to action next Saturday, traveling to Wheaton (IL) for non-conference dual meets.

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Swimming & Diving Teams Open Dual Meet Seasons Against Grand Valley State

Friday, October 29, 2010

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The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were in action Friday night, hosting Grand Valley State in a non-conference dual meet. The visiting Lakers came out on top in both competitions, winning the men’s meet 144-86 and the women’s meet 166-72. The Knights are back in action on Saturday, traveling to Alma for 1 p.m. dual meets.

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Swimming & Diving Teams Open Season by Hosting MIAA Relays

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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By sports information student assistant Derek Neice

Although it was an unscored meet, the Knights got their 2010-11 season underway Saturday afternoon and saw good results in the Calvin-hosted MIAA Relays.  The Knights swam well on both the men and women’s sides, and the meet proved to be a good survey of where most teams in the conference are at this point in the long season. The next meet for the Knights will be another home meet next week Friday as Calvin hosts Grand Valley.

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2010-11 Calvin Women’s Swimming & Diving Outlook

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Dan Gelderloos Preseason Audio Interview

The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team will be seeking its seventh straight MIAA title this winter. The Knights have won nine of the last 11 MIAA crowns.

The Knights return 18 letterwinners including three that earned All-MIAA honors in 2010. Returning All-MIAA selections include senior Monica Bressler (Sandusky, OH/Perkins HS), junior Rachel Bos (Hudsonville, MI/Unity Christian HS) and sophomore Elizabeth Counsel (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS). The MIAA Championships will be held at nearby Jenison High School February 17-19. The NCAA III Championships will take place March 23-26 at the University of Tennessee

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Venema Aquatic Center a Busy Place During Summer Months for Dan Gelderloos

Sunday, August 22, 2010

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot

Summer vacation typically signals empty classrooms and campuses, but the Venema Aquatic Center has seen plenty of activity in the summer months.

Swimming and diving lessons, high school conditioning, summer swim team, and various camps have made Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center a hotspot for aquatic training.  Among those camps are an elite swimming camp and a high school diving camp.

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Calvin Lands 143 on MIAA Academic Honor Roll - 19 Named to Honor Roll For Fourth Straight Year

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Calvin's MIAA Academic Honor Roll Recipients

The 2009-10 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 143 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 2009-10 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, 19 are from Calvin.

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10 Calvin Teams Receive MIAA Team GPA Award

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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History of Calvin's MIAA Team GPA Award Recipients

For the second consecutive year, 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2009-10 academic year – matching a Calvin record. 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.  A year ago, Calvin established a school record as 10 of its 17 varsity teams eligible for the honor achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average.

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Calvin Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Honored for Academic Success by College Swim Coaches

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

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The Calvin College women’s swimming and diving team has received the College Swim Coaches Association of America’s Team Academic Award. In addition, 11 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 2009-10 academic year. The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team posted a team grade point average of 3.37.

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Calvin Finishes 14th in Final Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Final NCAA III Learfield Director's Cup Standings 2009-10

For the 15th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, finishing 14th in the nation in Division III in 2009-10 with a total of 634 points.
Calvin’s point total is its second-highest ever in the 15 years of the competition.

Calvin continues to be one of only seven 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., Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 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 14th U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup with 1,292.25 points.

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