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Women’s Basketball Team Headed to Wiconsin to Face St. Nobert (WI) in NCAA III First Round Game

Monday, March 01, 2010

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NCAA III Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket

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.

St. Norbert Regional Ticket Information

Live Video Stream

Calvin Audio Broadcast

Live Stats Scoreboard

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Calvin Women’s Basketball Team Falls to Hope in MIAA Tournament Final 68-49

Saturday, February 27, 2010

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The Calvin women’s basketball team dropped a 68-49 decision at Hope in the MIAA Tournament Championship game Saturday. Calvin led 21-17 but Hope scored the final 15 points of the first half, en route to a 32-21 halftime lead. Calvin would never get closer than 10 points the rest of the way. Calvin was led in defeat by Carissa Verkaik with 12 points and 9 rebounds while Brook Van Eck had 10 points. Calvin will now hope for an at-large (Pool C) bid to next week’s NCAA III Tournament. Bids will be announced Monday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. (EST).

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Women’s Basketball: Calvin vs. Hope - A look back at their last meeting

Friday, February 26, 2010

Calvin/Hope Women's Basketball Highlights from Feb. 3, 2010

Communications and Marketing student videographer Mike Zaagman provides highlights from Calvin’s final regular season meeting with Hope on February 3, 2010. The two teams will tangle again in the MIAA Tournament Championship game Saturday at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse at 3 p.m.

Saturday’s winner will gain an automatic bid to next week’s NCAA III Tournament. Hope (26-1) is ranked fourth nationally while Calvin (24-3) is ranked 11th.

Calvin/Hope Women’s Basketball Rivalry Site

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Calvin Races To 90-71 Victory Over Saint Mary’s in MIAA Tournament Semis - To Face Hope in Final

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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(By sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

Thursday nightís MIAA Tournament semifinal game between the Knights and Belles saw Calvin set a new MIAA Tournament record for made field goals as Calvin connected on 38 field goals in racing away to a 90-71 victory over Saint Mary’s at Van Noord Arena.  The explosive offense that the Knights have possessed all year, led by freshman sensation Carissa Verkaik, shot nearly 60 percent from the field and now will play Saturday afternoon in the conference tournament finals which will be hosted by Hope.  The previous MIAA Tournament single-game field goal record was 37, set by Albion in a 90-87 loss to Hope in a first round MIAA tournament game in 1996.

John Ross Postgame Audio Interview

Brook VanEck Postgame Audio Interview

Courtney Kurncz Postgame Audio Interview

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Women’s Basketball Team Advances to MIAA Tournament Semifinals to Face Saint Mary’s

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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The Calvin women’s basketball team defeated Olivet in a first round MIAA Tournament game Tuesday night at Van Noord Arena 76-57. The Knights (23-3) will face Saint Mary’s (15-11) in a semifinal game Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at Van Noord Arena. In Calvin’s win over Olivet, the Knights connected on 12 three-point shots including four from freshman Kelsey Irwin. Freshman Carissa Verkaik led Calvin in scoring with 15 points to go with nine rebounds. Irwin had 12 points while senior Amber Benthem had 10 points and four assists.

John Ross Post-Game Audio Interview

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Carissa Verkaik Lands MIAA Player of the Week Honors In Women’s Basketball

Monday, February 22, 2010

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For the third time this year, Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik has been named MIAA Player of the Week in women’s basketball. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik established an MIAA single-game scoring record Wednesday as she scored 46 points in leading the Knights to a 93-77 victory over Adrian.

The previous single-game record had been 42 points, set by Hopes Kari Nysse against Albion in 1996. Verkaik also set another MIAA single-game record with 18 field goals, breaking the previous mark of 17 set by Calvin’s Eileen Boonstra in 1980 and matched two years later by Laura Knapp of Adrian.

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Calvin Women’s Basketball Escapes Alma With 65-62 Win - To Host Olivet in MIAA Tourney

Saturday, February 20, 2010

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The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team escaped Alma Saturday afternoon with a 65-62 victory to finish league play at 14-2. The Knights trailed 59-56 with 3:20 left to play but layup by Carissa Verkaik and a triple by Leah Mattson gave the Knights the lead for good. Verkaik had 18 points to win the MIAA scoring crown. Allison Wolffis also had 12 points and Brook Van Eck 11 points. Calvin will host Olivet in a first round MIAA Tournament game Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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Carissa Verkaik Featured on WZZM-TV13 For Record Scoring Performance

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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WZZM TV 13 Feature Story on Carissa Verkaik

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.

WZZM-TV 13 Feature on Carissa Verkaik

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Verkaik Rewrites the Record Books With 46-Point Scoring Effort in Calvin Win Over Adrian

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
Itís always great to see athletes rewrite the record books.

Wednesday night in the last regular season game at the Van Noord Arena, freshman Carissa Verkaik of Holland Christian High School rewrote the Calvin record books, carving her name into Knights history as she scored 46 points, the new Calvin and MIAA single game scoring record. Verkaik for 18 for 20 from the field, including 3 for 3 from three-point range while connecting on 7 of 8 from the free throw line.

Verkaik’s point total is also an NCAA III women’s single-game scoring-high this year.

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Women’s Basketball Defeats Albion - Hits 20-Win Plateau

Saturday, February 13, 2010

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ALBION—The Calvin women’s basketball team hit the 20-win plateau for the first time since the 2006-07 season and for the 11th time in program history with a 64-55 victory at Albion Saturday afternoon at Kresge Gymnasium.

Calvin is now 20-3 overall and 12-2 in the MIAA play. The Knights have also clinched the number-two for the upcoming MIAA Tournament. Hope clinched the top seed and a share of the MIAA regular season title on Saturday with a 94-75 victory over Saint Mary’s on Saturday.

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