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Nicole Michmerhuizen Named Recipient of Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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2013-14 NCAA Postgraduate Scholar Award Recipients

Calvin College senior Nicole Michmerhuizen has added yet another lofty honor to her long list of prestigious accomplishments as a student-athlete. Michmerhuizen was recently named one of the 58 fall sports recipients of an NCAA Postgraduate scholarship. The scholarships were awarded across all three NCAA divisions. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Michmerhuizen will receive a one-time, non-renewable scholarship grant of $7,500.00. Michmerhuizen recently decided to attend the University of Michigan to pursue a Ph.D in pharmacology. While in Ann Arbor, she plans to pursue research in biomedical sciences. Michmerhuizen is the ninth NCAA Postgraduate Scholar from Calvin and the first since Missy Smith was so honored in 2006. She is scheduled to compete at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend in the 5,000 meter and 3,000 meter runs.

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Calvin Men’s Basketball to face Washington U in 2nd Round NCAA III Tourney Game in St. Louis, MO

Monday, March 03, 2014

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NCAA III Interactive Bracket

The Calvin men’s basketball team will face the second-ranked Bears of Washington University of St. Louis Saturday night at 8 p.m. (EST) in an NCAA III Second Round game. Both teams were victorious in first round action Friday night. Calvin defeated Wittenberg 66-51 while Washington University defeated Wilmington 100-69. Saturday’s game will mark the first meeting between the two teams in NCAA III Tournament play and the first meeting since November of 2007 when Calvin defeated the Bears 87-82 at the old Calvin Fieldhouse.

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NCAA Second Round - #24 Calvin vs #2 Washington U.  – 8 pm (EST)

LIVE STATS:
Live Stats Scoreboard
LIVE AUDIO: Live Calvin Audio Broadcast
LIVE VIDEO/POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE: Live Video Stream

Tournament Website

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First-Year Head Calvin Women’s Tennis Coach Kevin Van Haitsma Receives Prestigious Award

Friday, February 28, 2014

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By Mark DeHaan

When the women’s tennis coaching position opened up last spring, 2005 Calvin graduate Kevin Van Haitsma was eager for the opportunity to return to Calvin as a tennis coach. An assistant for four years from 2006-09, Van Haitsma enjoyed coaching at the collegiate level before his professional teaching became too time consuming. Now in his first year as the Calvin women’s tennis coach, Van Haitsma recently received a prestigious award named the Michigan Member of the Year by the Professional Tennis Registry. Van Haitsma traveled down to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, to receive the award at the PTR Headquarters. The board of the PTR votes on the award, selecting the candidate they find has done the most to influence tennis in the state.

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Tickets for Calvin at Hope MIAA Tournament Men’s Basketball Game on Sale at Calvin CFAC Box Office

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Tickets for the Calvin at Hope men’s basketball game on Saturday are currently on sale at Calvin’s Covenant Fine Arts Center Box Office. Walk up and phone orders only (616-526-6282).  No on-line sales.  Sales here will end at noon on Friday.  Tickets for Faculty and Staff are $5.00 with a maximum of 2 tickets per ID and a maximum of 2 ID’s.  Additional tickets may be purchased at the full ticket price of $7.00. Calvin students may obtain 1 FREE ticket per student ID, with a maximum of 2 student ID’s per person until noon on Friday, after which time tickets will be $5.00 while supplies last.

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Calvin C’ Club to Host Spring Sports Breakfast on March 4 at Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Calvin C' Club Website

Join the C Club for the annual Spring Sports Breakfast on Tuesday, March 4, in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse upper lobby to hear from winter and spring coaches about their teams and prospects for the future. The Knight Way Café will be open at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast specials and the program will begin at 8 a.m. Show your support for the Knights and come hear the latest Knight News!

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Breanna Verkaik Named MIAA Co-Player of Week in Women’s Basketball

Monday, February 24, 2014

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Olivet guard Kelsey Campbell and Calvin forward Breanna Verkaik its Players of the Week in women’s basketball for games played through February 22. Verkaik, a sophomore from Holland (Holland Christian HS), averaged 17.5 points per game in leading the Knights to two MIAA victories. She had 12 points and four assists in an 82-55 win over Adrian. She then followed with 23 points, five rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals while playing only 22 minutes as Calvin defeated Kalamazoo, 72-57. Verkaik, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time this season and in her career, shot 57 percent from the field (12 of 21), 44 percent on 3-point shots (4 of 9) and 78 percent from the line (7 of 9) for the week. Calvin will travel to Olivet on Thursday for an MIAA Tournament semifinal game slated for 7:30 p.m.

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Calvin Baseball Picked to Finish Fourth in MIAA Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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2014 Calvin Baseball Schedule

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Calvin baseball team has been picked to finish fourth in the MIAA preseason coaches’ poll while defending co-champion Adrian has been picked as the preseason favorite to win the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association baseball championship. Adrian received seven out of a possible eight first-place votes in the preseason poll of the league’s coaches. Coaches could not vote for their own team. Hope, which was picked to finish second, received the other first-place vote. Calvin returns several letterwinners from a team that finished fourth in the MIAA standings last year and gained its first-ever MIAA Tournament berth.

MIAA Preseason Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis):
1. Adrian (7) 7 pts. 2. Hope (1) 13. 3. Trine 21. 4. Calvin 28. 5. Alma 35. 6. Albion 38. T7. Kalamazoo 41. T7. Olivet
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Schools will begin non-conference play on February 23, with conference action to begin on March 13 when Calvin travels to Kalamazoo for a doubleheader.

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Calvin Picked to Finish Fifth in MIAA Preseason Women’s Lacrosse Poll

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Defending champion Adrian has been picked as the preseason favorite to win the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women’s lacrosse championship while Calvin has been picked to finish fifth. A year ago, Calvin finished in a three-way tie for fourth place in the league standings at 2-4 in conference play but missed the four-team MIAA Tournament by virtue of a tiebreaker rule. Calvin finished 4-12 overall. Calvin is scheduled to open its 2014 season on March 1 when it travels to Otterbein for a non-conference game. MIAA conference action across the league is slated to begin on April 2.  Calvin’s league opener will be against rival Hope at Calvin.

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Calvin’s Aaron Venema Named MIAA Men’s Athlete of the Week in Swimming and Diving

Monday, January 20, 2014

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Aaron Venema its Men’s Athlete of the Week in swimming and diving for meets through January 18. Venema, a sophomore from Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS), won two individual events and swam on a winning relay in leading Calvin to a 175-122 MIAA dual meet victory over Kalamazoo, the Knights’ first win over the Hornets since 2006. He won the 200-yard freesetyle in 1:44.98 and the 500 freestyle in 4:46.10, and swam a :48.30 split in helping Calvin win the 400 freestyle relay. Venema is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career. Venema is part of a Calvin men’s team that is currently ranked 13th nationally. The Knights will travel to rival Hope on Saturday for a 1 p.m. dual meet.

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Kathryn Wrobel Named MIAA Women’s Athlete of the Week for Swimming and Diving

Monday, January 20, 2014

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Kathryn Wrobel its MIAA Women’s Athlete of the Week in swimming and diving for meets through January 18. Wrobel, a junior from Arden Hills, Minn. (Mounds View HS), won three freestyle events in leading Calvin to a 193-105 MIAA dual meet victory over Kalamazoo. She won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.28, the 500 freestyle in 5:12.70 and the 1,000 freestyle in 10:37.68. Wrobel is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career. Wrobel is part of a Calvin women’s swimming and diving team that is currently ranked 15th nationally. The Knights will head to rival Hope on Saturday for a 1 p.m. dual meet.

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