Wednesday, May 12, 2010
On Thursday, Calvin College junior Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) will make her first appearance in the NCAA III Team Tournament in women’s tennis as the Calvin women’s tennis team will face Baldwin-Wallace College in a first round match at 10 a.m. (CST) at the University of Chicago. On May 28, Oosterhouse will also become the first Calvin women’s tennis player to compete in the NCAA III Singles Tournament. Oosterhouse received a bid to the 32-player NCAA III Singles Tournament Wednesday afternoon. The singles tournament will take place at the Battleground Tennis Complex in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The tournament will be hosted by Mary Washington University.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Calvin College freshman Shelby Mast (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) has been selected to the All-MIAA second team in softball. A pitcher, Mast had an outstanding freshman campaign for the Knights, appearing in 32 of a possible 35 games and recording an ERA of 2.43. Overall, Mast was 10-18 which included a no-hitter in her season debut on March 22 against Otterbein College. In conference play, Mast led the MIAA in innings pitched (88.1) and strikeouts (76).
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Calvin College assistant volleyball coach Laura Bindon has been selected as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s yearly Thirty-Under-30 Award. The award recognizes 30 of the up-and-coming volleyball coaches under 30 years old in the sport at all levels of the game. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Bindon has been an assistant coach at Calvin for seven years. She also graduated from Calvin in 2003 and was a first team All-MIAA selection in volleyball as a senior in 2002. In addition to her duties as an assistant volleyball coach, Bindon also serves Calvin as the assistant director of athletics and as an instructor in Calvin’s HPERDS department.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
The latest set of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings have been released and after the recently completed winter sports season, Calvin sits in sixth place place with 490.0 points.
Williams (Mass.) is the leader with 896.75 points, holding a 233.5-point lead over Amherst (Mass.) The latest set of standings includes the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, men’s and women’s ice hockey, skiing, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s wrestling.
Calvin scored 349 points during the fall sports season and then added 141 points during the winter sports season, scoring in the sports of women’s basketball, women’s indoor track and field and in women’s swimming and diving.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
For the second time in his collegiate career, Calvin College junior Keith Spoelstra has been named MIAA Pitcher of the Week in baseball for games played through March 29. Spoelstra also received the award as a freshman during the final week of the 2008 MIAA season.
A native of Oakland, New Jersey, Spoelstra fired a complete-game six-hitter Monday afternoon in pitching the Knights to a 3-1 road victory over defending MIAA champion Adrian. A graduate of Eastern Christian High School, Spoelstra did not allow an earned run, walked one and struck out six in his seven innings of work. Spoelstra is currently 2-1 on the season with a team-leading 19 strikeouts. Calvin returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Hope in a doubleheader at Calvin Field at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, March 01, 2010
The Calvin women’s basketball team has gained an at-large bid to the NCAA III Tournament. The Knights (24-4) will journey to DePere, Wisconsin, to face host St. Norbert (22-3) in a first round game Friday night at 7:30 p.m. (CST). Calvin will be part of a four-team regional field at St. Norbert with UW-Stevens Point (21-6) set to take on Minnesota-Morris (19-7) in Friday’s other first round game at 5 p.m. (CST).
Friday’s winners will play in the regional final Saturday at 5:00 p.m. (CST).
Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students, senior citizens and children.
Monday, February 22, 2010
The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings through the recently completed MIAA winter sports season have been released and Calvin and Hope are tied for first place with 136 points. The MIAA Commissionerís Cup award is based on the cumulative performance of each member school in the league’s 18 sports for men and women.
ē The final Commissionerís Cup standings is determined on the basis of each college’s best standings in eight of nine sports for men and eight of nine sports for women. The tabulation through the winter season is based on 5-of-6 sports for men and 5-of-6 sports for women.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
On Wednesday night, Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik established a new Calvin and MIAA single-game scoring record with 46 points in a 93-77 victory over Adrian. Verkaik was 18 of 20 from the field, 3 of 3 from three-point range and 7 of 8 from the free throw line. Her 18 field goals is also a new Calvin and MIAA single-game record. Her scoring performance is also a single-game high in NCAA III women’s basketball this season.
On Thursday, Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM-TV 13 swung by the Calvin campus for a feature story on Verkaik’s scoring performance.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The 2000 national championship Calvin men’s basketball team will be honored this Saturday at halftime of the Calvin-Kalamazoo varsity men’s basketball game. Saturday’s game will mark a 10-year reunion for the 2000 Knights who finished the season 30-2 overall including a 14-0 record in MIAA play. The reunion coincides with Calvin’s recently created uKnight Week which features activities for Calvin alumni, faculty, students and staff in February.
On Wednesday night as part of uKnight Week festivities, alumni of the Calvin women’s basketball team were honored at halftime of the Calvin-Trine women’s varsity basketball game. Alumni that were honored included the 11 individuals that are currently members of the Calvin women’s basketball 1,000 point club.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
The MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships are scheduled to be held February 11-13 at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center. Morning prelims will begin each day at 10 a.m. with championship finals set for 6 p.m. each evening.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s championship finals are now sold out. A limited amount of tickets are still available for Thursday’s championship finals as well as for the prelims each morning.
Ticket information can be found on the Calvin Web site at: Calvin Box Office
The MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships Web site can be found on-line at: MIAA Swimming & Diving Championships Site