Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Calvin College has finished in fifth place in the inaugural Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Award standings as announced by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
The NCAA Division III Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Award is being awarded for the first time to the most outstanding NCAA Division III women’s cross country/track & field program. The award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field seasons) based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA Division III Championships.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS—Three Calvin student-athletes have received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors in the women’s at-large college division. Senior Cara Van Woerkom and sophomore Melissa Oosterhouse have been named to the all-district first team while senior Erica Deur has been named to the all-district second team.
As members of the first team, Van Woerkom and Oosterhouse now advance to the national ballot and are eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ® consideration.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan—Calvin College has announced the 2009 recipients of its highest honors for men’s and women’s athletics: the Beré Memorial Award and the Kay Tiemersma Athletic Award.
Jed Christiansen of Greenville, Pennsylvania, is this year’s Beré Memorial Award winner while Erica Deur is this year’s recipient of the Tiemersma Award. Christiansen has been a four-year standout on the Calvin men’s cross country team and on its men’s track and field team. Deur has a been a diving standout on the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team the past four years.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Calvin College sophomore Sarah Reasoner has been named the Division III Great Lakes Regional Field Event Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
A sophomore from Cambridge, Minn., Reasoner won MIAA titles in both the shot put and the discus to help lead Calvin to its 20th straight outdoor team title, also earning MIAA Most Outstanding Field Event Performer honors for her efforts.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams will send a combined 15 athletes to the upcoming NCAA III Track and Field Championships including 10 from its women’s team and five from its men’s team.
The following is a look at the 15 individuals that will represent the Calvin track and field program at the NCAA III Track and Field Championships this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 21-23) at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.
Monday, May 11, 2009
The final MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings have been released and Calvin has finished second behind Hope in all three categories. In the MIAA (overall) Commissioner’s Cup Standings, Calvin finished with 197 points with Hope first with 208 points. In the men’s all-sports standings, Calvin finished one point behind Hope with 93 points. In the women’s all-sports standings, Calvin finished second with 104 points with Hope winning with 114 points.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Five members of the Calvin baseball team have received All-MIAA honors. Junior Ben Sietsema and freshman Tyler Berger have been named to the All-MIAA first team while senior Nate Pocock, junior Matt Schepel and sophomore Keith Spoelstra have been named to the All-MIAA second team.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Calvin sophomore Sarah Reasoner has been named the MIAA Women’s Most Outstanding Field Event Performer in track and field while Calvin sophomore Joel Klingenberg has received the same honor on the men’s side. In addition, 10 members of the Calvin women’s team have received All-MIAA honors while eight members of the Calvin men’s team have been so honored.
Monday, May 04, 2009
The All-MIAA men’s tennis teams have been announced and two Calvin players have been so honored. Named to the All-MIAA first team for the third straight year from Calvin is senior Marcus Zeilstra while Calvin senior Steve DeMaagd has been named to the All-MIAA second team for the second straight year.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Calvin baseball doubleheader scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until Friday, May 1, because of rain. The doubleheader on Friday is slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. at Olivet. The two teams will then play at Calvin on Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Rain in West Michigan has also moved the MIAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournaments indoors. Updated sites and times can be found on the MIAA website at:MIAA Website
The MIAA Track and Field Championships are also underway at Albion and will continue Thursday and Friday. Check out the MIAA website for more information.