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Matt DeVlieger Named Recipient of Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Calvin College junior Matt DeVlieger has received one of the highest honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. DeVlieger has been named the 2010 recipient of the ITA Division III Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship. The award which dates back to 1982, goes to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JuCo men’s and women’s players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.

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Al Hoekstra Named Great Lakes Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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USTFCCA Regional Award Winners Announcement

For the first time in his career, Calvin College distance coach Al Hoekstra has been named the Great Lakes Region Assistant Coach of the Year inw omen’s track and field. A 26-year distance coach at Calvin, Hoekstra is being honored by the United States Track and Field Coaches Association.

This spring, Hoekstra has helped coach five distance athletes that are entered in the NCAA III Championships in the distance evnets, a championship high. His distance runners swept the top four positions at the MIAA Championships in the women’s steeplechase and the top three in the 10,000 meters.

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Calvin Track and Field Teams Sending 16 to NCAA III Track & Field Championships

Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Baldwin-Wallace NCAA III Championships Site

The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams will send a combined 16 athletes to the upcoming NCAA III Track and Field Championships including 12 from its women’s team and four from its men’s team.

The following is a look at the 16 individuals that will represent the Calvin track and field program at the NCAA III Track and Field Championships this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 27-29) at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.

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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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Oosterhouse and Bressler Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District At-Large Teams

Friday, May 21, 2010

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Women's At-Large Teams

GRAND RAPIDS - Two Calvin student-athletes have received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors in the women’s at-large college division. Juniors Melissa Oosterhouse and Monica Bressler have been named to the all-district first team. As members of the first team, Oosterhouse and Bressler now advance to the national ballot and are eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ® consideration.

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Calvin Lands Three on All-MIAA Baseball Teams

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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All-MIAA Baseball Release - 2010

Three members of the Calvin baseball team have received All-MIAA honors. Junior Keith Spoelstra has been named to the All-MIAA first team while junior Andrew Bosma and sophomore Tyler Berger have been named to the All-MIAA second team.Spoelstra is making his first appearance on the All-MIAA first team. In conference play, Spoelstra was particularly effective, producing a 5-2 record with a league-leading 1.99 earned run average.

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Men’s Basketball Team Finishes Second in Final NCAA III Attendance Figures

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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2009-10 NCAA Men's Basketball Attendance Figures

Calvin College is once again among the NCAA III leaders in men’s basketball attendance. Calvin finished second in this year’s standings with an average of 2,135 fans per game. MIAA rival Hope repeated as the NCAA III attendance champion in men’s basketball for the eighth straight year as it averaged 2,836 fans a game during the 2009-2010 season. Hope’s attendance crown is its 12th.

Combined, Calvin and Hope have now combined to win the last 12 NCAA III attendance crowns.

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Calvin Finishes Second in MIAA Commissoiner’s Cup Standings - Wins MIAA Women’s All-Sports Award

Friday, May 14, 2010

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MIAA Commissioner's Cup Standings

In one of the closest finishes in MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings history, Calvin has finished second, one point behind Hope in the final 2009-10 MIAA Commissioner’s Cup race. Hope finished with an overall point total of 209 points with Calvin second with 208 points. Calvin did win the women’s MIAA All-Sports Award competition however, finishing with a total of 116 points with Hope second with 109. Hope won the MIAA Men’s All-Sports Award with 100 points with Calvin second with 92 points.

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Melissa Oosterhouse Selected to Compete in NCAA III Singles Tournament

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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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.

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Shelby Mast Named to All-MIAA Second Team in Softball

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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All-MIAA Softball Teams

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).

Shelby Mast Eight West Video Feature

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