Tuesday, February 19, 2013COSIDA Announcement
TOWSON, Md. – Senior center Carissa Verkaik has been chosen as the NCAA Division III Academic All-America® of the Year award winner for women’s basketball. In addition, she has also received a spot on the Capital One Division III Academic All-America first team. The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA (College Sports Information Director’s Association of America) with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program. Verkaik, a Capital One Academic All-America® third team honoree last year, is averaging 19.8 points per game. The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association scoring leader, she ranks 19th in NCAA Division III. An elementary education major with a 3.76 G.P.A., Verkaik is a two-time D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Player of the Year and a 2012 DIII News Player of the Year who averages 8.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game. She is the second individual from Calvin to be named a Capital One Academic All-American of the Year this academic year as Calvin senior Lizzie Kamp was so honored in women’s volleyball this past December. It is the first time that Calvin has had two Capital One Academic All-Americans of the Year in the same academic year. Other Calvin student-athletes to have received the award include Chris Knoester in men’s basketball (1994), Joel Klooster in men’s cross country/track and field (2002) and Rebecca Kamp in women’s volleyball (2011).
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Calvin men’s basketball team has gained the top seed for the MIAA Tournament this week. The Calvin men’s basketball team will host Adrian College in the MIAA Tournament semifinals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.The MIAA Tournament finals are scheduled for Saturday with the men’s final at 7:30 p.m. If Calvin team were to win its MIAA Tournament semifinal game, Calvin would host the subsequent MIAA Tournament final on Saturday. Ticket information for the Calvin/Adrian men’s basketball game on Wednesday is as follows: General Admission tickets for Thursday’s game will be on sale at Calvin’s website (Calvin Box Office) and at the Box Office Monday through Thursday, February 18-21, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the Arena starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Ticket Prices: General Admission tickets are FREE for MIAA students with student ID. They are $3.00 for any college faculty/staff and students, High School students and children, and 5.00 for all others. Faculty and Staff may purchase a maximum of 2 tickets per ID with a maximum of 2 IDs at the MIAA Faculty/Staff price of $3.00. Additional tickets may be purchased at the full ticket price of $5.00. Calvin students may obtain 1 FREE ticket per student ID, with a maximum of 2 student IDs per person. There is no limit on the number of tickets to be purchased. Calvin head coach Kevin Vande Streek was on Grand Rapids NBC affiliate WOOD-TV 8 this past weekend and previewed Calvin’s upcoming game.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Calvin women’s basketball teams has gained the top seed for the MIAA Tournament this week. The Calvin women’s basketball team will host Trine University in the MIAA Tournament semifinals on Wednesday
at 7:30 p.m. The MIAA Tournament finals are scheduled for Saturday with the women’s final at 3 p.m. Calvin team were to win its MIAA Tournament semifinal game, Calvin would host the subsequent MIAA Tournament final on Saturday.
Ticket information for the Calvin/Trine women’s basketball game on Wednesday is as follows:
Wednesday, February 20 Games, 7:30 pm - Doors open at 6:30 pm
General Admission tickets for Wednesday’s game will be on sale at Calvin’s website (http://www.calvin.edu/boxoffice), and at the Box Office Monday through Wednesday, February 18 - 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the Arena starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
General Admission tickets are FREE for MIAA students with student ID. General Admission tickets are $3.00 for any college faculty/staff and students, High School students and children, and $5.00 for all others.
There is no limit on the number of tickets to be purchased.
Monday, February 18, 2013Results
The Calvin men’s tennis team opened up its 2013 season by competing in the annual West Michigan Tournament this past weekend. Calvin’s top performance came from its No. 2 doubles tandem of senior Brian DeMaagd and junior Loukas Peterson that claimed the tournament title. Calvin is back in action on March 13 when it hosts Cornerstone University at 4 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, 2013Box Score
BEREA, OH – Despite fielding a team of only 13 available players on Saturday, Calvin competed gamely against host Baldwin Wallace University before falling 10-7. The teams were tied 4-4 at halftime with the host Yellow Jackets taking an 8-7 lead into the final quarter of play. Baldwin Wallace then added two insurance goals in the fourth quarter to close out the win. Sophomore Tim Marco (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) led Calvin on the attack with three goals and five ground balls while freshman D.J. VanderBaan had two goals and two assists. Senior Greg Boer (Demotte, IN/Kankakee HS) had two goals as well. Junior Casey Harless (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) led Calvin in ground balls with 12. Senior Drew Sroczynski (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) collected 10 saves. Calvin is scheduled to return to action next Friday when it hosts Concordia-Wisconsin at 4 p.m. at Grand Rapids Christian High School.
Sunday, February 17, 2013Results
(Photo by Dan Vos)
The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team captured its ninth consecutive MIAA title on Saturday, finishing 38 points ahead of runner-up Hope at the MIAA Championships which concluded Saturday night at the Jenison Aquatics Center. Senior Elizabeth Counsell won the 200 breaststroke for the third straight year while senior Samantha Klaasen won the one-meter diving competition for a third straight year. Klaasen was later named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Diver for the third straight year. On the men’s side, Calvin posted its highest team finish in more than 20 years, finishing with a school record point total of over 660 points. Freshman Caleb Meindertsma took home the gold medal in the 1,650 freestyle with a school record time of 16:06.12 that is also good for an NCAA B’ cut time and shattered his own school record by more than 10 seconds.
Saturday, February 16, 2013Box Score
HOLLAND, Mich. - The second-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team suffered just its second defeat of the year on Saturday, falling at third-ranked hope 65-50. Calvin (22-2 overall, 15-1 MIAA) will share the MIAA regular season crown with Hope (24-1 overall, 15-1 MIAA) but Calvin will receive the top seed for the MIAA Tournament as Calvin won a post-game coin flip for seeding. Calvin will host a semifinal game next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against four-seeded Trine. In Saturday’s loss at Hope, Calvin trailed 47-21 at halftime, marking the most points Calvin has given up in a half since a loss at Wilmington College in November of 2001. Calvin came back in the second half to close within 12 but got not closer. Calvin outscored Hope 29-18 in the second half. Senior Carissa Verkaik had 19 points and 8 rebounds to move into a tie for first place on the Calvin career list for rebounds with Lisa Winkle. Both players now have 1,034 career boards. Sophomore Kayla Engelhard had 10 points. Calvin was outrebounded 42-29 in the loss and shot just 30 percent from the field.
Saturday, February 16, 2013Box Score
GRAND RAPIDS - The Calvin men’s basketball team wrapped up an outright MIAA regular season title with an 86-60 victory over Olivet Saturday at Van Noord Arena. Calvin will be the top seed for the MIAA Tournament next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Adrian. In Saturday’s win over Olivet, Calvin received 14 points apiece from junior Tyler Kruis and sophomore Tyler Dykstra. Kruis had one blocked shot to move into a tie for fifth place on the all-time Calvin blocked shots list with Jeremy Veenstra as both players have 124 career swats. Junior Mickey DeVries had 12 points and nine rebounds as Calvin outrebounded Olivet 58-27.
Friday, February 15, 2013Results
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had strong performances at the MIAA Championships Friday night at the Jenison Aquatic Center. The Calvin women boosted their overall lead over Hope to 42 points heading into the final day of competition. Senior Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) came up with the lone individual win for Calvin as she claimed the 100 breaststroke title for the third straight year, this time doing so out of lane one with a strong NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of 1:04.37. Freshman teammate Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) was close behind in a second place and NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of 1:05.05. It marks the eighth consecutive year a Calvin swimmer has won the event.Calvin’s 200 medley relay team highlighted the evening for Calvin by winning in an MIAA and school record time of 1:45.84, breaking the previous MIAA mark set by Calvin in 2009. The time is also an NCAA B’ cut qualifying time. Calvin has now won the event six out of the last seven years. On the men’s side, Calvin sits in second place with 466 points. The Knights picked up a victory on Friday from senior Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN) in the 100 butterfly as he repeated as league champion in the event. Freshman Jordan Cochran (Mount Vernon, OH) took third in the 100 breaststroke with a school record time of 56.83, missing first place by just four-hundreths of a second.
Friday, February 15, 2013Results
ALLENDALE - A small group of Calvin track and field athletes came up with big performances Friday night at the Grand Valley State Tune Up Invitational. In the mile run, senior Jodi Hoekstra (Homer Glen, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had a season-best time of 4:59.86 that was good for third place while sophomore Kate Ardinger (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian HS) was seventh in a career-best time of 5:06.10. In the 800 meters, junior Olivia Butler (Grant/Grant HS) had a season-best time and second place time of 2:15.99 while sophomore Rebekah Folkema (Renfrew, ON/Renfrew Collegiate Institute) was third (2:16.01) and freshman McKenzie Diemer (Caledonia/South Christian HS) fourth (2:17.12) and senior Kaylea Brase (Lino Lakes, MN/Centenial HS) seventh (2:19.62).< 1 2 3 4 5 > Last »