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Carissa Verkaik Named MIAA Player of the Week in Women’s Basketball

Monday, November 30, 2009

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Live Coverage of Calvin/Manchester Women's BBall Game

ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin forward Carissa Verkaik its Player of the Week in womenís basketball for games played through November 29.

Verkaik, a freshman from Holland (Holland Christian HS), scored 49 points, pulled down 26 rebounds and blocked nine shots in earning tournament Most Valuable Player honors at the Olivet Comet Classic. She scored 26 points and added 13 rebounds in a 79-66 victory over Elmhurst, Ill., then came back the next day to score 23 points, pull down 13 boards and block five shots as the
Knights defeated Siena Heights, 86-73.

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Rebecca Kamp Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

Monday, November 23, 2009

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Teams

Calvin College sophomore Rebecca Kamp has added another prestigious honor to her growing mantel of awards as she has been named a first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in women’s volleyball in the college division.

A native of Orland Park, Illinois, Kamp is the first women’s volleyball player from Calvin to receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors.

A graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Kamp is one of only 18 individuals that were selected either first, second or third Academic All-Americans in the college division which includes schools from the NCAA II and NCAA III ranks as well as NAIA institutions.

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Team to Face Dominican (IL) In NCAA III Semifinals in San Antonio

Monday, November 23, 2009

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NCAA III Interactive Bracket

The field for the NCAA III Final Four in menís soccer is set. Joining Calvin in the Final Four field will be defending national champion Messiah (PA), Williams (MA) and Dominican (IL).

The semifinals are scheduled to be held December 4 at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.

Calvin (17-4-3) will face Dominican (19-1-3) at 8:30 p.m. (EST) with Messiah (22-1-0) facing Williams (17-2-2) in the first semifinal. The first semifinal game is scheduled for 6 p.m. (ET). The semifinal winners will play in the championship game on Saturday, December 5 at 6 p.m. (EST).

The Calvin/Dominican game will feature a live video broadcast through the NCAA Web site at: NCAA Calvin/Dominican Video Broadcast

NCAA III Men’s Soccer Final Four Information

More NCAA III Final Four Host Site Information

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Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic (Men’s Basketball) Ticket Information

Sunday, November 22, 2009

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GR Sports Hall of Fame Tournament Page

Grand Rapids Hall of Fame Men’s Basketball Tournament - Calvin’s Van Noord Arena
November 27 and 28
6pm and 8pm each evening
Tickets on sale now at Calvin Box Office and online @ Calvin Box Office
Tickets are General Admission $8 and $10

Nov. 27
Hope vs Aquinas - 6:00 p.m.
Calvin vs Cornerstone - 8:00 p.m. 6:00 & 8:00 pm Saturday, Nov 28 Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Tournament (at Calvin)
Nov. 28
Consolation at 6:00 p.m.
Championship at 8:00 p.m. 6:00 & 8:00 pm

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Diemer Named Great Lakes Regional Men’s/Women’s XC Coach of Year - Kramer Regional Athlete of Year

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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NCAA III Championships Site

Calvin College cross country coach Brian Diemer has been named the Division III Great Lakes Regional Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. Diemer swept both awards late this afternoon as announced by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.

In addition, Nick Kramer has been named the Great Lakes Regional Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA. A native of Dyer, Indiana, Kramer became the ninth individual in Calvin menís cross country history to claim a Great Lakes Regional title this past Saturday, running 25:45, nine seconds better than the next fastest runner. A graduate of Illiana Christian High School, Kramer also took first place at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletics Association Jamboree and MIAA Championships this fall, garnering MIAA Most Valuable Runner honors.

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Greg Snapper Named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American In Men’s Soccer

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Soccer Announcement

Calvin College senior Greg Snapper has been named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American in men’s soccer.

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Snapper has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team in the college division in men’s soccer. The college division includes NCAA II and III institutions as well as schools from the NAIA ranks.

The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program is voted on by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America (CoSIDA).

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Allison Boender Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in Women’s Soccer

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Academic All-America Release/Teams

Calvin College senior Allison Boender has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in women’s soccer. The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American teams are voted on by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America (CoSIDA).

A native of Grandville and a graduate of Grandville Calvin Christian High School, Boender has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America third team in women’s soccer in the college division. The college division includes NCAA II and III schools as well as NAIA institutions.

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Rebecca Kamp & Kelsey Sears Receive AVCA Division III All-America Honors

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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AVCA DIII All-America Release

Two members of the Calvin women’s volleyball team have been named Division III All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Sophomore middle-hitter Rebecca Kamp has been named a first team All-American while senior libero Kelsey Sears has been named a third team All-American.

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Emily Ottenhoff Named MIAA Women’s Soccer Most Valuable Player

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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NCAA III Tournament Regional Site

Calvin College senior midfielder Emily Ottenhoff has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in women’s soccer. A native of Palos Heights, Illinois, Ottenhoff is the sixth individual in Calvin women’s soccer history to receive the award. A graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Ottenhoff finished in the top 10 in the MIAA conference statistics in goals, assists and points. Overall this year, she has 15 points on the strength of six goals and three assists. Ottenhoff has also been named to the All-MIAA first team for the second straight year.

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Greg Snapper Named MIAA Men’s Soccer MVP - Michael Holwerda Named Zuidema Award Winner

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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For the second consecutive year, Calvin College senior Greg Snapper has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in men’s soccer. In addition, Calvin College senior Michael Holwerda has been named the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Marvin Zuidema Award.

The Zuidema Award honors Dr. Marvin Zuidema, longtime men’s soccer coach and athletic administrator at Calvin College. The recipient is to be a senior selected for his contributions to team play, leadership qualities, demonstration of ethical virtues and excellence in athletics and academics. Holwerda is the third player from Calvin to receive the honor and the second from his family as his older brother David Holwerda was selected for the award in 2006.

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