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Calvin Lands 143 on MIAA Academic Honor Roll - 19 Named to Honor Roll For Fourth Straight Year

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Calvin's MIAA Academic Honor Roll Recipients

The 2009-10 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 143 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list.

The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2009-10 academic year. A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom. This year’s Honor Roll includes several students who achieved the distinction four consecutive years. Of the students, 19 are from Calvin.

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10 Calvin Teams Receive MIAA Team GPA Award

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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History of Calvin's MIAA Team GPA Award Recipients

For the second consecutive year, 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2009-10 academic year – matching a Calvin record. The award, presented by the Faculty Athletic Representatives of the MIAA member colleges recognizes conference athletic teams who achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2009-10 academic year.  A year ago, Calvin established a school record as 10 of its 17 varsity teams eligible for the honor achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average.

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Calvin Finishes 14th in Final Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Final NCAA III Learfield Director's Cup Standings 2009-10

For the 15th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, finishing 14th in the nation in Division III in 2009-10 with a total of 634 points.
Calvin’s point total is its second-highest ever in the 15 years of the competition.

Calvin continues to be one of only seven schools in the country to finish in the top 25 every year that the competition has been held at the NCAA III level.

Joining Calvin in that elite group are Williams, Mass., Amherst, Mass., Middlebury, Vt., Wisconsin-LaCrosse, the State University of New York at Cortland and Emory, Ga.

Williams College, Mass., defended its title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning its 14th U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup with 1,292.25 points.

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Calvin Summer Slam Girls and Boys Basketball Tournaments to Take Place at Calvin

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

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Summer Slam Site

The 2010 Calvin Summer Slam girls and boys basketball tournaments are about to kick off with the girls tournament set to take place this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (June 10-12) with the boys tournament slated to take place July 1-3. The girls tournament will feature 12 high school teams representing three different states while the boys tournament will include 16 high school teams representing four different states. For a preview of the tournament written by Calvin Associate Director of Communications and Marketing Lynn Rosendale, visit the Calvin website at: Summer Slam Preview. The tournament website can be found at: Summer Slam Site.

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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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Verkaik Lands Post-Season Awards from WDIII News - Knights In Final Top 25 Polls

Friday, March 26, 2010

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WDIII News Post-Season Awards

Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik has picked up two final awards for her freshman basketball campaign. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik has been named to the Women’s Division III News All-Freshman Team. In addition, she has been named a fourth team All-American by Women’s Division III News. Last weekend, Verkaik was named the d3hoops.com National Freshman of the Year and a third team All-American by d3hoops.com.

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Carissa Verkaik Named d3hoops.com Freshman of Year - Named d3hoops.com Third Team All-American

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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d3hoops.com All-America Women's Basketball Teams

Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik has been named the Division III Freshman of the Year in women’s basketball by d3hoops.com. The award was announced shortly before the tipoff of Saturday’s NCAA III Championship final between Hope and Washington University (MO). Verkaik’s honor gave the MIAA a clean sweep of the top two playing awards annoucned by d3hoops.com as Hope junior Carrie Snikkers was named the Division III Player of the Year by d3hoops.com.

A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik has also been named to the d3hoops.com All-America third team announced today. Earlier this week, Verkaik was named the Great Lakes Region Freshman of the Year earlier this week by d3hoops.com.  She joins Lisa Winkle (2006 honorable mention, 2007 third team) as the only d3hoops.com All-Americans in Calvin women’s basketball history.

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Carissa Verkaik Named d3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Freshman of the Year

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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d3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region Women's Teams

Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik has been named to the d3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region first team in women’s basketball.

In addition, Verkaik has been named the d3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Freshman of the Year. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik is the first player from Calvin to be named Great Lakes Region Freshman of the Year by d3hoops.com which has been selecting all-region teams since the 2001-02 season.

Verkaik is the fourth individual in Calvin women’s basketball history to receive d3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region honors as Marcia Harris, Lisa Winkle and Kristen McDonald were all previously so honored.

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Women’s Basketball Bows Out in First Round of NCAA III Tournament With 78-67 Loss to St. Norbert

Saturday, March 06, 2010

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Box Score

DEPERE, WI - A 12-point first half lead slipped away behind a flurry of first half turnovers in the first round of the NCAA III Tournament for the Calvin women’s basketball team Friday night against St. Norbert.  With the lead went the momentum and the host Green Knights of St. Norbert used the reversal of fortunes to good use in pulling away for a 78-67 victory. Calvin led 16-4 in the opening five minutes but foul and turnover trouble continued to mount throughout the opening 20 minutes.

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Carissa Verkaik Named MIAA Women’s Basketball MVP - Verkaik and Van Eck Named to All-MIAA 1st Team

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

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All-MIAA Women's Basketball Teams

For the first time in the history of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a freshman has been named the Most Valuable Player in women’s basketball.

Calvin freshman Carissa Verkaik was so honored on Monday afternoon by the MIAA. She is the seventh individual in Calvin women’s basketball history to be named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player. Verkaik was also named to the All-MIAA first team.

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