Saturday, March 05, 2011
The Calvin women’s tennis team gained its first victory of the year, defeating Davenport University 6-3 Friday afternoon at Calvin’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. The Knights are now 1-2 on the year. Calvin opened the match in strong fashion by gaining wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles with seniors Melissa Oosterhoue and Kaitlin Spoelhof combining for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles and senior Michelle Busscher and sophomore Elise Doezema gaining a win at No. 2 doubles. Calvin then clinched the win with victories at No. 1, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
WHEATON, IL - The Calvin women’s tennis team dropped a tight 5-4 decision to Coe College Saturday afternoon in a match played on a neutral court. With the loss, the Knights are 0-2 on the year. Calvin opened the match by winning two of the three doubles points with the No. 1 doubles tandem of seniors Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland/Holland Christian HS) winning 9-7 and the No. 2 doubles team of senior Michelle Busscher (Whitehall/Western Michigan Christian HS) winning 9-7. The doubles round gave Calvin an early 2-1 lead but the Knights were able to pick up only two of the remaining four singles points.
Friday, February 25, 2011
HANOVER PARK, IL - Calvin opened its 2011 campaign with a 7-2 loss at Wheaton College Friday afternoon. Calvin’s lone victories came in singles play as senior Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was a 7-6, 7-5 winner at No. 1 singles while senior Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland/Holland Christian HS) was a 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 winner at No. 2 singles. Senior Michelle Busscher (Whitehall/Western Michigan Christian HS) dropped a tough three-set match at No. 3 singles while Oosterhouse and Spoelhof were edged 8-6 at No. 1 doubles. Oosterhouse is now 60-11 in her Calvin singles career. Calvin will return to play on Saturday when it takes on Coe College (IA) in the Wheaton area.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Calvin women’s tennis team will open its 2011 season on Friday when it travels to Wheaton College (IL) for a non-conference match. The Knights will then face Coe College (IA) Saturday afternoon in a match scheduled to be played in Wheaton.Oosterhouse and Spoelhof were both named to the All-MIAA first team last spring. Oosterhouse was also named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player and later earned Academic All-America honors as well as the prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award which she received while competing at the NCAA III Single Tournament in May. The Calvin Sports Information Department caught up with head Calvin women’s tennis coach Jerry Bergsma to preview the upcoming season. That audio preview can be found online at: Jerry Bergsma Preseason Audio Interview
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
As 2010 begins to wind down, take a moment to enjoy a four-minute highlight video put together earlier this fall by Calvin Media Relations Manager Matt Kucinski. The video captures action of Calvin athletics from the 2010 spring and fall sports seasons. Included in the highlights are clips from the 2010 NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 2010 MIAA women’s tennis tournament and several other events from the fall and spring.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
For the third consecutive year, the Calvin women’s tennis team has received the ITA All-Academic Award. All three awards have come under current head coach Jerry Bergsma.
In order to receive the award, a team needed to maintain a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above for the 2009-10 academic year. The Calvin women’s tennis team posted a team grade point average of 3.422 during the 2009-10 academic year.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Calvin College juniors Melissa Oosterhouse and Monica Bressler have been named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans in the women’s college at-large division as selected by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America. 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. Calvin has now had its athletes receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America accolades 85 times including 54 times in the last 12 years.« First < 7 8 9 10 11 > Last »