Friday, March 23, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Calvin College sophomore Andrew Krafft collected his second All-America certificate of the week and the fourth of his collegiate career Friday night at the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships at the IUPUI Natatatorium. Krafft (Fort Wayne, IN) took sixth on the one-meter board with a score of 472.70 points. On Wednesday night, Krafft took second on the three-meter board. A year ago, he was second on the one-meter board and third on the three-meter board. Krafft’s score surpassed his point production one on the one-meter board from lat year’s national meet when he scored 459.0 points to take second.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Mark Rushlow and Elizabeth Counsell both competed for Calvin at the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday. Neither individual was able to qualify for the evening finals however. Rushlow (Goshen, IN) competed in the (men’s) 100 butterfly but was unable to advance out of the morning prelims, finishing 19th with a time of 50.07. Counsell (Indianapolis, IN) competed in the (women’s) 200 freestyle prelims and finished 42nd (1:57.74). Action will continue on Friday with Rushlow scheduled to compete in the 100 backstroke where he is seeded 36th (52.06) and Counsell in the 100 breaststroke where she is seeded third (1:03.62). Sophomore Andrew Krafft (Fort Wayne, IN) will also compete in the men’s one-meter diving preliminaries Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Two Calvin swimmers and one diver have received invitations to the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships scheduled to be held March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Representing the Calvin men’s team will be junior Mark Rushlow and sophomore diver Andrew Kraft. Representing the Calvin women’s team will be junior Elizabeth Counsell. Both swimmers will be traveling to their home state as Rushlow is from Goshen, Indiana (Northridge HS) while Counsell is from Indianapolis (Heritage Christian HS). Kraft is from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He will be making his second straight appearance at the national meet.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Calvin College women’s swimming and diving team has received the Scholar All America Team citation from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America for the 2011 fall semester.To be eligible, a team needed to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale. The Calvin women’s team recorded a 3.23 grade point average. The Knights were one of four five MIAA women’s teams to receive the award as Albion, Hope, Kalamazoo and Olivet were also so honored. The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is coached by Dan Gelderloos.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Seven members of the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team have received All-MIAA honors. It marks the second-highest single-season total in Calvin swimming and diving history. Named to the All-MIAA team from Calvin are senior Rachel Bos, juniors Rachel Colasurdo, Stephanie Fox, Elizabeth Counsell, Samantha Klaasen and freshmen Erika Waugh and Kathryn Wrobel. Klaasen headlines the group as she has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Diver for the second straight year.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
Heading into the final night of competition up 112.5 points over its nearest competitor, Calvin looked to hold on for the MIAA Championship. Not only did the Knights hold on to the lead, but the Knights also built up a 150-point advantage en route to a 803.5 point performance and its eighth straight women’s swim and dive title including its 10th in the last 12 years. In the 200 backstroke, Calvin claimed its first individual title of the night as freshman Erika Waugh finished in a NCAA B cut time of 2:06.42. Earlier in the day, Waugh established a new school record in the event with a time of 2:06.29. In the 200 breaststroke, junior Elizabeth Counsell earned another individual title for the Knights and her second of the weekend. Counsell’s time of 2:21.86 was good enough for a NCAA B cut. In the post-meet ceremonies, Calvin junior diver Samantha Klaasen was named the MIAA Most Valuable Diver for the second straight season for her first place performance on the one meter board and second place finish on the three meter board.
Friday, February 17, 2012
HOLLAND - In women’s swimming and diving Friday night at the MIAA Championships, Calvin used depth across the board to build a commanding 112.5 point lead over second place Hope. The Knights are bidding for their eighth straight MIAA title including their 10th in the last 12 years. Heading into Saturdayís final day of competition, Calvin has a total of 562.5 points with Hope second (455) and Kalamazoo third (396.5). Calvin claimed two individual titles on Friday with junior Elizabeth Counsell repeating as league champion in the 100 breaststroke with an NCAA III Bí cut qualifying time of 1:05.42 while junior Samantha Klaasen repeated as league champion on the one-meter diving board, winning with a season-best time of 433.30 points. Calvin also posted a win in the 200 medley relay with the quartet of Erika Waugh, Counsell, Rachel Colasurdo and Stephanie Fox posting a time of 1:48.18.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
HOLLAND Ė With two days of competition left at the MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the Calvin womenís team is in second place while the Calvin menís team is in third place. On the womenís side, Calvin sits two points behind host Hope as the Knights have 253 points with Hope holding the lead at 255. On the menís side, Calvin is in third place with 217 points, 19 points ahead of Olivet and 31 points behind Hope with Kalamazoo in first with 296 points. In the menís competition, sophomore Andrew Krafft highlighted the competition by repeating as MIAA champion on the one-meter diving board, recording a score of 534.55 after posting a score of 546.10 in the prelims
Calvin Men Take Second in 800 Free Relay/Calvin Women Fourth in 800 Free Relay at MIAA Championships
Thursday, February 16, 2012
HOLLAND Ė The first night of the four-day MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships took place Wednesday night at the Holland Aquatic Center. After one day of competition, the Calvin men are in second place with 34 points while the Calvin women are in fourth place with 30 points. The only finals events that took place on Wednesday were the menís and womenís 800 freestyle relays.In the menís 800 freestyle relay, the Calvin team of senior Ross Battoclette, freshman Alex Baumann, sophomore Andrew Mitchell and freshman Travis Vincent had a season-best time of 6:54.12 that was good for second place, just .54 of a second behind Kalamazooís winning relay team. On the womenís side, the Calvin team of junior Elizabeth Counsell, junior Stephanie Fox, freshman Kathryn Wrobel and junior Shelby Cloyd took fourth in a time of 8:05.48.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
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.