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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Defeat Albion - Andrew Krafft Sets Another Record

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams picked up MIAA dual meet victories over Albion Saturday afternoon at the Venema Aquatic Center. In the womenís meet, Calvin claimed a 128-98 victory. In the menís meet, Calvin won by a score of 140-77. The Calvin womenís team is now 6-2 in dual meet action this year while the Calvin men are 4-3. In the menís competition, Calvin sophomore diver Andrew Krafft was a double-winner, claiming first place on the one-meter (344.95) and three-meter boards (343.35). His score on the one-meter board was a new Calvin record, marking the second time this month that he has re-established his own school mark (six dives).

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Men’s Basketball Edged by Adrian 60-57 at Van Noord Arena - Falls Into Fourth Place Tie in MIAA

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan

With Adrian in second place in the MIAA at 5-2 and Calvin tied for third at 4-3, the Saturday afternoon contest promised to be hard fought, and thatís exactly what it was. In the end, Adrian came out on top 60-57 in a hard-fought game at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. Adrian maintains sole possession of second place in the MIAA standings while Calvin slips into a tie for fourth place with Albion, one game behind Trine.

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Women’s Basketball Moves to 19-0 With 73-26 Win Over Trine University

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan

Coming off a win in which it topped the century mark for the first time in 17 years, Calvin was looking for another strong game as it played host to Trine Saturday afternoon.  A strong game is what Calvin got as the Knights defeated Trine 73-26 at Van Noord Arena, improving to 19-0 on the year and 11-0 in league play. Calvin received 16 points from Carissa Verkaik, 12 points from Kelsey Irwin and 10 points from Julia Hilbrands in the win. Irwin had four three-point baskets to key a Calvin perimeter attack that connected on 9 of 22 attempts from beyond the three-point arc. Calvin will travel to Alma on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. game.

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Calvin Women’s Track & Field Wins Calvin Invitational - Men’s Team Takes Second

Friday, January 27, 2012

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The Huizenga Tennis and Track Center (Sturrus Track) was the site of the Calvin Indoor Track and Field Invitational Friday night for the second year and both Calvin teams had strong performances. On the women’s side, Calvin defended its own invitational title with a first place total of 175 points, 20 points ahead of Aquinas. On the men’s side, Calvin took second with 130 points, 22 points behind Aquinas.

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Calvin Track & Field Coach Bret Otte Audio Interview

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Men’s Basketball Moves Into Tie For Third Place in MIAA Standings With Win Over Olivet

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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(photo by Sandy Palmatter)

Calvin picked up its fourth win in its last five games with a 93-65 triumph over visiting Olivet Wednesday night at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. The Knights are now 9-9 overall and more importantly locked in a tie for third place in the MIAA standings with Trine at 4-3 in league play. Calvin is just one game behind second place Adrian (5-2) heading into a key Saturday contest between the two teams slated to start at 3 p.m. at Calvin. Calvin placed four players in double-digits in scoring led by junior Tom Snikkers who had 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Junior Bryan Powell had a strong game off the bench, connecting on 8 of 10 shots along with a pair of free throws for 18 points while junior Matt DeBoer had 12 points and sophomore Tyler Kruis had 11 points. Junior Nate Van Eck added eight points in a reserve role as Calvin’s bench accounted for 40 of the team’s 93 points. Junior point guard David Rietema had another outstanding floor game with seven assists against just one turnover while also snaring eight rebounds.

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Calvin Rains Down Threes In Record-Setting 106-59 Victory Over Albion

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan/Photo by Sandy Palmatter

The fourth-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team rained down a school record 16 three-pointers in a 106-59 victory over Albion Wednesday night at Van Noord Arena. The Knights also established a Van Noord Arena record for most points in a women’s basketball game.Junior Carissa Verkaik had 20 points while juniors Kelsey Irwin and Logan Marsh had career scoring highs of 15 points apiece. Freshman Breanna Verkaik also had a career-high 14 points. Calvin was 16-of-27 (.593) from three-point range in in the win. Calvin now owns a two-game lead over Hope (8-2) in the MIAA standings and a three-game lead over Albion.

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Calvin Posts NCAA III Indoor Provisional Qualifying Marks at Mike Lints Open

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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ALLENDALE - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams continued their indoor campaigns at the Mike Lints Alumni Open hosted by Grand Valley State University Friday night.

Top marks for the Calvin men’s team included:

*Junior Greg Whittle taking third in the mile run with an NCAA III provisional qualifying time of 4:14.23.

*Junior Matt VanderRoest winning the 5,000 meters with an NCAA III provisional qualifying time of 14:45.43.

*Junior Aaron Meckes taking third in the in the shot put with an NCAA III provisional qualifying mark of 53-0 3/4.

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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Split Dual Meet Action at Kalamazoo

Saturday, January 21, 2012

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KALAMAZOO Ė The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams were in dual meet action at Kalamazoo on Saturday. In the womenís competition, Calvin defeated Kalamazoo 170-130. On the menís side, Calvin was defeated 163-137. The womenís team is now 5-2 on the year in dual meet action while the Calvin menís team is 3-3.

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Women’s Basketball Holds On For 55-52 Win at Adrian - Now Owns Two-Game Lead in MIAA Standings

Saturday, January 21, 2012

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ADRIAN Ė Calvin remained unbeaten on the season but not without a fight as the Knights gained a 55-52 victory at upset-minded Adrian College Saturday afternoon at the Merillat Center. Ranked fourth nationally, Calvin built a nine-point second half lead on two occasions but could never completely shake the Bulldogs. Adrian fought back from a 52-43 lead with 2:24 remaining to close to with three at 55-52 with 13 seconds remaining. A Calvin turnover with six seconds left gave Adrian a chance to tie the game but Calvin senior Jill Thomas came up with a clutch steal on the inbounds pass and was able to break away and dribble the rest of the time off the clock. With the win, Calvin now has a two-game lead in the MIAA standings as Albion defeated Hope on Saturday 63-46. Albion and hope are now both 7-2 in league play, two games behind 9-0 Calvin. Calvin will host Albion Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at Van Noord Arena.

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Calvin Celebrates 20-year Reunion of 1991-92 National Championship Men’s Basketball Team

Saturday, January 21, 2012

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1992 National Championship Photo Spread

By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot

Like any other home game, the 2012 Calvin College Knights played Saturdayís contest against Trine underneath the 1992 squadís national championship banner.  Unlike any other home game, the members of that 1992 team and their coach were in attendance.Twenty years after raising that banner, all but one member of the national championship team returned from across the country to Grand Rapids to reflect on and celebrate the national title, the first team championship in the schoolís history.  The reunion offered an opportunity for former players, now in different places doing various things, to relive the 1992 season.

Recap of 1991-92 National Championship Season

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