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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 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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Calvin Summer Sports Camps In Full Gear

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Calvin Summer Sports Camp Registration

The Calvin College summer sports camps are in full swing. Calvin is currently hosting tennis and swimming camps this week. In the upcoming weeks, Calvin will host boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball and soccer camps.

The soccer camps for boys and girls will feature individualized instruction which is geared towards the select intermediate and beginning soccer players with an academy style training emphasis. The academy style training will place importance on the technical portion of the game. Calvin’s soccer camps are scheduled to take place July 12-16 and July 19-23.

Calvin Summer Sports Camps Site

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Calvin Announces Recipients of Bere’ & Tiemersma Awards

Friday, May 21, 2010

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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan—Calvin College has announced the 2010 recipients of its highest honors for men’s and women’s athletics:  the Beré Memorial Award and the Kay Tiemersma Athletic Award.

Greg Snapper of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s Beré Memorial Award winner while Emily Ottenhoff of Palos Heights, Illinois, is this year’s recipient of the Tiemersma Award.

Greg Snapper Audio Interview

Emily Ottenhoff Audio Interview

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Calvin Second in Latest Learfield Director’s Cup Fall Sports Standings

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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December 10 Learfield Director's Cup Standings

The latest set of Leerfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall sports standings have been released and after an outstanding fall sports campaign, Calvin College stands in second place, just 18 points behind first place Williams (MA).

Calvin has a second place total of 349 points, holding a 30-point lead over third place Washington University (Mo.). Williams (MA) leads the list with 367 points.

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Calvin Men’s/Women’s Soccer Teams Hold Lofty Spots in Final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Rankings

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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NSCAA Rankings Page

The final Division III Top 25 rankings compiled by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America have been released and the Calvin men’s and women’s soccer teams are both ranked.  In the final women’s poll, Calvin is ranked 15th. On the men’s side, Calvin is ranked second.

The final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Women’s Poll can be found at: NSCAA Division III Top 25 Final Women’s Poll

The final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Men’s Poll can be found at: NSCAA Division III Top 25 Final Men’s Poll

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Emily Ottenhoff Named NSCAA Division III Second Team All-American

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

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NSCAA Division III Women's Soccer All-America Release

Calvin College senior Emily Ottenhoff has been named a Division III second team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American.

A native of Palos Heights, Illinois, Ottenhoff is the fourth individual in Calvin women’s soccer history to be named an NSCAA Division III All-American with Tara Dyk (1997 & 1998), Amber Wiersma (1997) and Jill Capel (2006) previously receiving the honor as Calvin women’s soccer players.

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Calvin Women’s Soccer Team Lands Three On All-Central Region First Team

Friday, December 04, 2009

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NSCAA DIII All-Central Region Women's Soccer Teams

Three members of the Calvin women’s soccer team have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Division III All-Central Region first team. The three players named to the All-Central Region first team from Calvin are seniors Emily Ottenhoff and Allison Boender and junior Carly Prins.

As members of the first team, all three players are now eligible for Division III All-America consideration. All three players are also receiving All-Central Region honors for the first time.

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Women’s Soccer Falls in National Quarterfinals 2-1 to Washington University (MO)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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Box Score

(written by sports information student assistant Andrew Knot)

ROCK ISLAND, IL - The Calvin women’s soccer team fell 2-1 to Washington University on Saturday evening on the campus in Rock Island, Ill on the campus of Augustana College.

Calvin drew first blood in the late stages of the first half, with an Emily Ottenhoff set piece finding the head of Carly Prins, a recipe that has garnered much success for the Knights in postseason play.  But Wash U. equalized with immediacy, knotting the score at 1-1 just 37 seconds later. 

The Bears charged down the field and Becca Heymann was able to drill a shot into the top-shelf and level the score at one.  The teams entered half-time tied at one, each looking for the extra effort to put them over the top.

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Women’s Soccer Defeats Augustana 2-1 in Sectional Semifinal - To Face Wash. U. in Quarters Saturday

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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Box Score

(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Andrew Knot)

ROCK ISLAND, IL – For the second time in four years, the Calvin women’s soccer team is headed to the national quarterfinals. The Knights defeated host Augustana 2-1 Friday night in a Round of 16 NCAA III Tournament game. Calvin (16-4-1) will face Washington University (MO) which advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal by winning a penalty kick shootout against Wheaton after the game finished in a 0-0 tie. Saturday’s national quarterfinal game will begin at 7:00 p.m. (EST) at Augustana with the winner advancing to the NCAA III Final Four in San Antonio, Texas, December 4 & 5.

Saturday’s quarterfinal game will feature the second meeting of the year between Calvin and Washington University with the Bears picking up a 1-0 win at Calvin in mid-September.

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