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
Monday, February 08, 2010
Kiff Vanden Heuvel, a 1992 Calvin College graduate, made his Super Bowl debut Sunday night.
Also a 1988 Grand Rapids South Christian High School graduate, Vanden Heuvel served as the lead pitchman for a series of Denny’s ads that appeared throughout the second half of Sunday night’s CBS broadcast of the Super Bowl game between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts. Vanden Heuvel’s first ad appeared in the third quarter as he promoted Denny’s upcoming free Grand Slam breakfast promotion on February 9. He later did the voice over for a series of subsequent ads for the Denny’s promotion.
Friday, February 05, 2010
Calvin College senior Brook Van Eck has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV third team in women’s basketball in the college division.
A graduate of Lowell High School, Van Eck carries a 3.68 grade point average while majoring in special education.
A senior forward, Van Eck is averaging 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds a game this year on a Calvin team that is currently 18-3 overall and ranked ninth nationally. Earlier this season, Van Eck was named the Most Valuable Player of the Wilmington Tip-Off Tournament and was later named to the all-tourmament team of the Olivet Thanksgiving Classic.
Friday, February 05, 2010
By Calvin Sports Information Director Jeff Febus (Photo courtesy of New Orleans Saints)
Over the last nine years, Ian Tigchelaar has had a first-hand look at the resurgence of the New Orleans Saints.
A 1995 Calvin College graduate, Tigchelaar has been with the Saintsí organization since 2001 and currently serves as the director of business/marketing operations with the NFL franchise. This week, he is in Miami, Florida, with the team for its first-ever trip to the Super Bowl where the Saints will face the Indianapolis Colts.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
John Mantel, a senior from Chelsea (Chelsea HS) has been named the MIAA Player of the Week in men’s basketball. Mantel shares the award this week with Kalamazoo’s Joe Prepolec.
Mantel put together back-to-back double-doubles as the Knights opened MIAA play with a pair of home victories. He scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in an 84-75 win over Hope, then followed with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-61 win over Olivet.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The 174th meeting between Calvin and Hope in menís basketball will take place on Wednesday, January 6, when the two rivals face each other inside Calvinís Van Noord Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Hope currently holds a slim 88-85 series lead in a series that began during the 1920-21 season. Just 101 points separate the teams over 173 games, a difference of only 0.583 points per game!
This will also feature the second meeting of the year between the two teams as Hope edged Calvin 79-76 in the consolation game of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Tournament Thanksgiving weekend.