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Baseball Team Picks Up 9-6 Win Over Buena Vista Saturday Night

Sunday, March 20, 2011

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TUCSON, AZ - The Calvin baseball team improved to 3-2 overall and remained unbeaten on its spring trip to Tucson with a 9-6 win over Buena Vista College (IA) Saturday night. Senior Keith Spoelstra had a solid outing in his second start of the year and was credited with the pitching victory. Senior Jeff Groenewold came on in relief to pick up the save. The Knights were led at the plate by senior Andrew Bosma who had a single, double and three runs batted in. Calvin will face Hamline University (MN) Monday morning and will then face Buena Vista against Monday afternoon.

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Carissa Verkaik Named First Team All-American by d3hoops.com

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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d3hoops.com All-America Teams

Calvin College sophomore Carissa Verkaik was named a first team d3hoops.com All-American this evening. The All-America teams were announced at halftime of Saturday’s NCAA national championship women’s basketball game between Amherst and Washington University. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik was a third team d3hoops.com All-American a year ago. Earlier this week, Verkaik was named the d3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Player of the Year and was also named an honorable mention All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and State Farm. This year, Verkaik averaged 19.8 points and 9.5 rebounds a game while also blocking 123 shots for an average of 4.1 blocks-per-game. She also connected on 59.6 percent of her field goal attempts and 86.7 percent of her free throw attempts.

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Calvin Track & Field Teams Open Outdoor Season at Rhodes College Open

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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MEMPHIS, TN - A week ago, Calvin College senior Sarah Reasoner claimed national runner-up honors in the women’s shot put at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships. Reasoner will now get a chance to compete at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships after recording an NCAA III Automatic (outdoor) qualifying throw of 48-0 1/2 at the Rhodes College Open. She also posted an NCAA III provisional qualifying mark of 137-11 in the discus. Reasoner was part of a strong Calvin throwing crew on Saturday as senior Kim Wigboldy took second in the javelin (124-0) while senior Leigha Oberle was eighth in the hammer throw (130-2) and fifth in the discus (128-8). On the men’s side, sophomore Aaron Meckes was sixth in the discus (150-2) and fourth in the shot put (49-3).

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Softball Splits Games in Tucson

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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TUCSON, AZ - The Calvin softball team opened its season on Saturday by splitting a pair of games, defeating St. Olaf College 12-6 and falling to Otterbein College 11-3. In the win over St. Olaf, freshman Lina Avila went the distance to pick the pitching victory. Sophomore Hannah DeWeerd belted a homerun - the fourth of her collegiate career. In game two, freshman Danae Miedema and sophomore Shelby Mast split time in the pitching circle with Miedema taking the loss. A number of Calvin errors led to six unearned runs by Otterbein. Calvin is back in action on Monday, facing Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 2 p.m. (PST) and Lewis and Clark at 4 p.m. (PST).

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Men’s Tennis Defeats Grand Rapids Community College and Grace Bible College Friday night

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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The Calvin men’s tennis team picked up a pair of dual match victories on Friday inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center, defeating Grand Rapids Community College 9-0 and Grace Bible College 9-0. Grace Bible College is coached by former Calvin men’s tennis player Jon Miedema. The win over Grand Rapids Community College will not count on Calvin’s final won-loss record however as it came against a two-year institution. The Knights are now 1-1 on the year and return to action on Monday when they compete against Hamline University (MN) at 9:30 a.m. in a match scheduled to be played in Orlando, Florida.

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Baseball Opens Spring Trip With Doubleheader Sweep Over Norwich

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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TUCSON, AZ - The Calvin baseball team opened its spring trip with a doubleheader sweep over Norwich University Friday afternoon, defeating the Cadets 11-5 and 22-6. Senior Peter Steiner had a big afternoon for the Knights, belting a homerun in game one and picking up the pitching victory and also belting a double in game two. In game one, junior Scott Tipton and senior Andrew Bosma added triples to aid a collection of Calvin pitchers that included starter Eric Poencet and freshman Cory Laster. Calvin is scheduled to face Buena Vista (IA) College late Saturday night with the game set to begin at approximately 10:30 p.m. (EST).

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Calvin Women Fourth/Calvin Men Fifth in USTFCCCA Division III Program of the Year Standings

Friday, March 18, 2011

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The recent success of the Calvin men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships coupled with strong performances by Calvin at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships have boosted Calvin in the AlCarius/Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Standings. On the women’s side, Calvin is currently tied for fourth with Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the Deb Vercauteren standings while on the men’s side, Calvin is in fifth place in the Al Carius standings.

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Men’s Tennis Defeated by Grand Valley State

Friday, March 18, 2011

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GRANDVILLE - The Calvin men’s tennis team opened its 2011 dual match season with a 9-0 loss against Grand Valley State University late Thursday evening in a match played indoors at the Ramblewood Tennis Courts. Calvin is back in action today, hosting Grand Rapids Community College at 3 p.m. at the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center followed by a 6 p.m. home match at the same facility against Grace Bible College.

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Carissa Verkaik Named State Farm Division III Honorable Mention All-American

Friday, March 18, 2011

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Division III State Farm/WBCA All-America List

Calvin College sophomore Carissa Verkaik has added another honor to her growing list of basketball awards. On Friday morning, Verkaik was named a State Farm Division III Honorable Mention All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. There are 10 individuals named to the State Farm Division III All-America squad and 30 individuals listed as State Farm Honorable Mention All-Americans. Of the 40 names, Verkaik is the only sophomore listed with the remaining 39 names either juniors or seniors.

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Calvin Vaults Into First Place in Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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CLEVELAND Ė Calvin College has moved into the top spot in the first winter Division III Learfield Sports Directorsí Cup Standings with 461.25 points. The Knights added 134.25 points to their fall total after finishing eighth in womenís indoor track & field and 12th in menís indoor track & field. In second place and trailing by just 10.25 points is Washington University (Mo.). The Bears turned in results of eighth in menís indoor track & field and 27th in womenís indoor track & field for a winter total of 115 points. They have an overall total of 451 points. Moving into the top-five in third place is Wisconsin Oshkosh with 423 points. The Titans accumulated 216 points during the first set of winter championships by winning the womenís indoor track & field national championship and additional finishes of fourth in menís indoor track & field and 38th in wrestling.

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