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Cara Van Woerkom Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

Thursday, June 11, 2009

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CoSIDA Academic All-America Press Release

GRAND RAPIDS—For the second consecutive year, recent Calvin College graduate Cara Van Woerkom has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. A native of Wyoming, Michigan, and a graduate of Grandville Calvin Christian High School, Van Woerkom has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team selection in the women’s at-large college division.

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Van Woerkom, Oosterhouse & Deur Receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Honors

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Teams

GRAND RAPIDS—Three Calvin student-athletes have received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors in the women’s at-large college division.  Senior Cara Van Woerkom and sophomore Melissa Oosterhouse have been named to the all-district first team while senior Erica Deur has been named to the all-district second team.

As members of the first team, Van Woerkom and Oosterhouse now advance to the national ballot and are eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ® consideration.

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Calvin Announces Recipients of Bere’/Tiemersma Awards

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan—Calvin College has announced the 2009 recipients of its highest honors for men’s and women’s athletics:  the Beré Memorial Award and the Kay Tiemersma Athletic Award.

Jed Christiansen of Greenville, Pennsylvania, is this year’s Beré Memorial Award winner while Erica Deur is this year’s recipient of the Tiemersma Award. Christiansen has been a four-year standout on the Calvin men’s cross country team and on its men’s track and field team. Deur has a been a diving standout on the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team the past four years.

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Deur Named National Diver of the Year - Paskvan Named Women’s Diving Coach of the Year

Sunday, March 22, 2009

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – For the second time in three years, Calvin College senior Erica Deur has been named the Division III Women’s Diver of the Year by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.  The award was announced late Saturday night at the conclusion of the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota. In addition, Calvin diving coach Aaron Paskvan has been named Division III Women’s Diving Coach of the Year. It also marks the second time in three years that he has received the honor.

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Women’s Swimming & Diving Finishes 7th at NCAA III Championships

Saturday, March 21, 2009

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NCAA III Championships Site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team closed out its fifth consecutive top-10 national finish on Saturday at the NCAA III Championships, finishing seventh with a final team score of 171 points.

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Erica Deur Captures National Title on One-Meter Diving Board

Friday, March 20, 2009

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NCAA III Championships Site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—A national championship performance by senior Erica Deur propelled the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team into fifth place in the team standings at the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships Friday night at the University of Minnesota.

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Women’s Swimming & Diving Picks Up All-America Relay Performances on Day Two of NCAA Championships

Thursday, March 19, 2009

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NCAA III Championships Site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team remains in the top 10 after two days of competition at the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota. On Thursday, the Knights received All-America performances from its 200 freestyle and 400 medley relay teams as both teams placed eighth. With two days left to go in the four-day meet, the Knights are in seventh place with 80 points, two points ahead of eighth place Wisconsin-LaCrosse and four points behind sixth place Claremont-Mudd Scripps.

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Deur National Runner-Up On Three-Meter Board - Calvin In 7th Place After Day One of NCAAs

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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NCAA III Championships Site

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—A national runner-up performance by senior Erica Deur pushed the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team into seventh place after day one of the four-day NCAA III Championships held at the University of Minnesota.

A graduate of Holland Christian High School, Deur placed second in the three-meter diving competition with a score of 495.85 points. The finish is the second national runner-up berth by Deur on the three-meter board as she also accomplished the feat at the 2007 national meet.Deur was also the national runner-up on the one-meter board in 2006. Deur has now claimed seven All-America berths in diving—four on the three-meter board and three on the one-meter board. She will compete on the one-meter board on Friday.

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Women’s Swimming & Diving Team Ranked Eighth - Men Receive Votes in Final Top 25 poll of the Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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Collegeswimming.com DIII Top 25 poll

The final Division III Top 25 poll of the year conducted by Collegeswimming.com has been released and the Calvin women’s team has finished eighth. Under the direction of head coach Dan Gelderloos, the Knights captured their fifth consecutive MIAA title this year and are sending 11 individuals to this week’s NCAA III Championships in Minneapolis. The Knights will be bidding for fifth consecutive top 10 national finish.

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Audio Interviews With Calvin Swimmers Headed to NCAA III Championships

Monday, March 16, 2009

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NCAA III Championships Web Site

The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team will send 11 individuals to this week’s NCAA III Championships scheduled to be held at the University of Minnesota. The Calvin sports information department caught up with three of those individuals - Cara VanWoerkom, Maggie Vail and Julie Wolfe - for audio interviews.

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