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Day Two of Calvin Winter Swimming & Diving Invitational In the Books

Friday, December 04, 2009

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Day Two Results

(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

All day Friday the Calvin Winter Invitational meet continued, with preliminaries events in the morning and final events later in the evening.  After Thursday’s distance events, Calvin had strong showings on both the men’s and women’s sides Friday, with good places in the final standings through 59 events.  The women are in 4th place of 11 teams with 234 points and the men are in 3rd place of 6 teams with 225 points.

A big highlight for the Calvin women came on the three-meter diving board as freshman Sam Klaasen had a career-best score of 389.35 (11 dives) points to place second.

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Day One of Calvin Winter Swimming and Diving Invitational Complete

Thursday, December 03, 2009

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Results

(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
                       
In the first of a three day invitational meet held at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center, the Knights sent out their distance swimmers to compete in some lengthy races against a plethora of worthy opponents.After one day of competition, Grand Valley State leads the men’s standings with 147 points and the women’s standings with 142 points. Calvin is fourth in the women’s standings with 48 points and fourth in the men’s standings with 38 points.

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Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams To Host Calvin Winter Invitational

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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Calvin Winter Invitational Web Site

The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host the first-ever Calvin Winter Invitational December 3-5 at the Venema Aquatic Center. The three-day invitational will include teams from Olivet, Valparaiso, Kalamazoo, Grand Valley State, Alma, Northern Michigan (women), Bowling Green State (women), Michigan State, Hillsdale, Denison (divers only) Trinity, TX (divers only).

More information can be found at: Calvin Winter Invitational Web Site

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Swimming & Diving Teams Fall to Division II Wayne State

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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In another day of action for the Calvin swim and dive team and despite taking a pair of losses for both men and women’s teams, the Knights swam what coach Dan Gelderloos called their best meet of the year at home against Division II team Wayne State University.

A Saturday event held at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center, the losses pushed Calvin’s season record to 2-2 and 1-3 for the women and men respectively in dual meet action.  The women, recently ranked at #5 in the Division III Top 25 poll, fell by a score of 146-92, and the men, who have received votes in the poll but are not ranked in the Top 25, lost by a team score of 164-74.

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Women’s Swimming and Diving Ranked 5th in National Poll/Men’s Team Receiving Votes

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Collegeswimming.com Division III Top 25 Polls

Collegeswimming.com has released its first Division III Top 25 poll of the year and the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is ranked fifth. Under the direction of head coach Dan Gelderloos, the Knights are currently 2-1 in dual meet competition. Meanwhile the Calvin men’s swimming and diving team which is 1-2 in dual meet competition is receiving votes in the men’s poll but is not in the top 25. The MIAA includes three men’s teams in the top 25 with Kalamazoo ranked fifth, Hope 18th and Olivet 22nd.

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Swimming and Diving Teams Split Dual Meets With Wheaton

Saturday, November 07, 2009

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The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams split non-conference dual meets with visiting Wheaton Saturday afternoon at the Venema Aquatic Center.

In the women’s meet, Calvin defeated the Thunder 154-140 to improve to 1-1 in dual meet action. In the men’s meet, Calvin fell to Wheaton 171-117 to fall to 0-2 on the year.

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2009-10 Calvin Women’s Swimming & Diving Outlook

Monday, November 02, 2009

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2009-10 Calvin Women's Swimming & Diving Schedule

The 2009-10 Calvin women’s swimming and diving team will be seeking its sixth consecutive MIAA title including its eighth overall. With four All-MIAA performers from a year ago returning, the Knights have reason to think they will once again be in contention for the league crown.

Returing All-MIAA selections include seniors Emily Roberts (DeKalb, IL/DeKalb HS), Laura Price (Warren, PA/Warren HS), Maggie Vail (Portage/Portage Northern HS) and junior Monica Bressler (Sandusky, OH/Perkins HS).

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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Compete at MIAA Relays

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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MIAA Relays Results

(Written by Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice)

On the second day of weekend events for Calvin’s Swim and Dive Team, the Knights came out strong Saturday in their first conference home meet of the season.  With a great turnout of fans at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center, the un-scored relay meet would show many of the teams where they stand amidst the competition of the MIAA.

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Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Defeated by Grand Valley State in Season Openers

Friday, October 23, 2009

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Results

(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

On Friday, Calvin’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were matched up against a tough opponent in cross-town rival Grand Valley State University.  The meet, held at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center, featured tough losses by both teams.

On the men’s side of things Grand Valley won by a score of 185 to Calvin’s 53.  For the women, Grand Valley won by a score of 158 to the Knights’ final tally of 83.

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Calvin Teams and Athletes Receive MIAA Academic Honors

Thursday, July 02, 2009

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2008-09 Calvin MIAA Academic Honor Roll Listing

A record 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2008-09 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 2008-09 academic year.

Meanwhile 15 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight year.

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