Thursday, July 09, 2009
The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has announced its 2008-2009 Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and Junior college/Community College and Calvin College is one of 25 Division III schools that have been so honored. The awards recognize teams throughout the nation that have the highest grade point averages (GPA) for the 2008-2009 season based upon nominations submitted by WBCA-member coaches.
Under the direction of head coach John Ross, the Calvin women’s basketball team compiled a 3.503 cumulative grade point average, leaving the Knights ranked fith on the list of 25 Division III teams that made the honor roll. This is the fourth straight year that Calvin has received the honor.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
A record 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2008-09 academic year. 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 2008-09 academic year.
Meanwhile 15 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight year.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Calvin College has finished third in the final NCAA III women’s basketball attendance standings with an average of 1,053 fans per game. Calvin’s attendance mark was strengthened by an NCAA III single-game attendance record of 4,395 fans for its January 7, 2009, game against Trine University. The January game against Trine served as the first-ever varsity basketball game inside Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. The single-game attendance record was confirmed by the NCAA statistics office this afternoon. It breaks the previous NCAA III single-game attendance mark of 4,356 fans established by Howard Payne (TX) during an NCAA III Tournament second round game against Chapman on March 3, 2007.
Monday, March 02, 2009
Two members of the Calvin women’s basketball team have received All-MIAA accolades. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are senior center Marcia Harris and junior forward Brook Van Eck.
Harris is receiving first team All-MIAA honors for the fourth consecutive year. She is just the second individual in MIAA women’s basketball history to be named to the All-MIAA first team four straight years. Harris joins Calvin graduate Lisa Winkle (2004-2007) as the only two players in MIAA history to achieve the feat.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Saint Mary’s 67, Calvin 58
NOTRE DAME, IN—The 2008-09 season came to an end for the Calvin women’s basketball team in the MIAA Tournament semifinals Thursday evening as the Knights were defeated by the host Belles of Saint Mary’s 67-58.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
By Chaz Amidon
GRAND RAPIDS – Marcia Harris watched from the sidelines when Calvin was saddled with two overtime losses to Alma earlier this season.
She never lost to the Scots in her previous three seasons, and, facing elimination on Tuesday, she didn’t plan on starting now.
Harris poured in 10 points in only 14 minutes, Courtney Kurncz led all Calvin scorers with 12 points and the Knights snapped a two-game skid against Alma with a 69-41 win in the first round of the MIAA Tournament.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
By Chaz Amidon
GRAND RAPIDS – Calvin’s regular season finale against No. 2 Hope ended in a loss for the surging Knights, but, considering the circumstances, it wasn’t a completely deflating homecoming game for coach John Ross’s squad.
A mesmerizing second-half comeback fell just short and the Knights (15-9, 9-7) nearly upset the first-place Dutch, dropping a 68-65 decision in front of a crowd of 3,175 at the Van Noord Arena.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
ANGOLA, IN—The Calvin women’s basketball stretched its win streak to five games and clinched the third seed for the upcoming MIAA Tournament with a come-from-behind 54-52 victory at Trine University Wednesday night.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
By Chaz Amidon
GRAND RAPIDS – Oddly enough, the Knights have been trying to rehash the way they played at the beginning of season.
With the return of Marcia Harris, along with a nearly impassable full-court defense, they’re almost there.
Harris scored a game-high 18 points, Brook Van Eck added 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Calvin routed Olivet 82-53 to register its fourth consecutive win.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
AUBURN HILL, MI – The Calvin women’s basketball team stretched its win streak to three games and improved to 13-8 overall with a 91-61 victory at Rochester College in a game that was played at Oakland Christian High School.« First < 25 26 27 28 29 > Last »