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Men’s Basketball Clipped by Grace Bible In Season Opener

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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The Calvin men’s basketball team opened its 2009-10 season on a losing note, falling to the Tigers of Grace Bible College by a score of 83-68.

Calvin will face Lake Forest in the consolation game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. while Grace Bible moves on to play Davenport – an 88-73 winner over Lake Forest – in the championship game at 3:00 p.m.

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Women’s Swimming and Diving Ranked 5th in National Poll/Men’s Team Receiving Votes

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Collegeswimming.com Division III Top 25 Polls

Collegeswimming.com has released its first Division III Top 25 poll of the year and the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is ranked fifth. Under the direction of head coach Dan Gelderloos, the Knights are currently 2-1 in dual meet competition. Meanwhile the Calvin men’s swimming and diving team which is 1-2 in dual meet competition is receiving votes in the men’s poll but is not in the top 25. The MIAA includes three men’s teams in the top 25 with Kalamazoo ranked fifth, Hope 18th and Olivet 22nd.

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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 men’s 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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Women’s Basketball Topples Cornerstone 69-50 In Season Opener

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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(Written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

GRAND RAPIDS - Basketball has made its comeback here at Calvin as the weather turns colder around campus.  Last week the men opened their season with a home exhibition game against Division II team Ferris State University, and the women initiated regular season play Tuesday night against East Beltline rival Cornerstone University.  In that game the Knights would initiate strong defense and shoot very well from the floor as they rolled to a comfortable 69-50 win over the Golden Eagles.

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Men’s Soccer Headed to Carnegie-Mellon - Women’s Soccer Headed to Augustana for Sectionals

Monday, November 16, 2009

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The upcoming opponents for the Calvin men’s and women’s soccer teams are now in place for the third round of the NCAA III Tournament. The Calvin men’s soccer team (16-4-1) will face a Carnegie-Mellon (PA) team which defeated Medaille (NY) 1-0 yesterday afternoon. The other two teams in the sectional bracket will include Swarthmore (16-2-2) and Transylvania (16-3-1).

Located in Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon has also been selected to host the sectional Friday and Saturday (November 20 and 21). Swarthmore will take on Transylvania in the first game with the Calvin/Carnegie-Mellon game set to follow at 7:30 p.m.

On the women’s side, Calvin (15-4-1) will face College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin champion Augustana (IL) as part of a four-team sectional hosted by Augustana. The Calvin/Augustana game is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. (EST). The sectional will also include Wheaton (IL) and Washington University of St. Louis. Wheaton and Wash. U will play in the second game on Friday. Friday’s winners will play in the national quarterfinal game at Augustana at 7:00 p.m. (EST).

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Men’s Soccer Advances to Round of 16 of NCAAs With Shootout Win Over Wartburg

Saturday, November 14, 2009

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WHEATON, IL—The Calvin men’s soccer team is headed to the Round of 16 after winning a penalty kick shootout over Wartburg (IA) 3-2 Saturday night in a second round game of the NCAA III Tournament played at Wheaton College.

Calvin (16-4-2) will face the winner of a second round game between Carnegie-Mellon (PA) and Medaille (PA) next weekend at a site yet to be determined.

Saturday’s game between Calvin and Wartburg will officially go in the books as a 0-0 double-overtime tie but the Knights will be the team advancing.

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Calvin Cross Country Teams Capture Great Lakes Regional Titles - Punch Tickets to National Meet

Saturday, November 14, 2009

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Rose-Hulman Great Lakes Regional Site

TERRE HAUTE, IN—The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams are headed to the Rock and Roll City. Both teams punched their tickets to next week’s NCAA III Championships scheduled to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, with first place finishes at the Great Lakes Regional meet hosted Saturday by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The top two teams in the men’s 8K race and the top two teams in the women’s 6K race on Saturday both received automatic trips to the NCAA III Championships. In the men’s race, Calvin took first place with 73 points, 21 points ahead of Heidelberg. In the women’s race, top-ranked Calvin recorded a first place total of 50 points, 70 points ahead of runner-up Oberlin.

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