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A Look Back at Calvin’s Team Academic Awards For 2012-13

Monday, August 12, 2013

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Several of Calvin’s 2012-13 varsity sports teams received academic honors from their respective coaching organizations. The following is a list with links to the respective team academic awards announced this summer:

Calvin Volleyball Receives AVCA Academic Award

Track and Field Teams Receive USTFCCCA Academic Honors

Tennis Teams Receive ITA Academic Honors

Women’s Basketball Receives WBCA Team Academic Award

Calvin Swimming and Diving Receives Coaches Academic Award

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2013 Calvin Women’s Volleyball Preview

Monday, August 12, 2013

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2013 Calvin Women's Volleyball Schedule

Over the last three years, the Calvin women’s volleyball team has put together the most impressive stretch in program history. During that time, the Knights have compiled an overall won-loss record of 98-8 that includes a national title in 2010, a national runner-up finish in 2012 and three consecutive MIAA regular season crowns. Can the Knights keep the momentum going? Head coach Amber Warners thinks they can. The senior class is headlined by soon-to-be four-year starting setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS). At 6-2, Rietema possesses height and an impressive wingspan up front at the net that allows her not only to be an offensive threat, but also a defensive weapon. A two-time AVCA Division III All-American including a first team choice last year, Rietema averaged 10.43 assists per set last year while averaging just under one block per set. A three-time first team All-MIAA selection, she also compiled an attack percentage of .325 and averaged 2.17 digs-per-set.  Rietema spent the offseason playing overseas with an AVCA All-America team in Costa Rica and is primed for a big senior year.

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Megan Rietema Chronicles Volleyball Trip Through Costa Rica

Thursday, August 08, 2013

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Calvin College setter Megan Rietema is heading into her senior year of volleyball this fall. Last month, Rietema had the opportunity to spend a week in Costa Rica with a team of AVCA Division II and Division III All-Americans playing top-level international competition while also giving clinics to age-group children and also touring the country. Rietema put together a journal of her week-long stay in Costa Rica which can be read by clicking the headline at the top of this story. A year ago, Rietema was named a first team AVCA Division III All-American and helped Calvin reach the NCAA III Championship finals against St. Thomas.

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Calvin Volleyball Team Receives AVCA Team Academic Award

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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AVCA Team Academic Award List

For the second consecutive year, the Calvin women’s volleyball team has received the AVCA Academic Team Award. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.Under the direction of head coach Amber Warners, the Calvin women’s volleyball team compiled a 3.527 grade point average as a team during the 2012-13 academic year. It was a landmark year for the Calvin women’s volleyball team as the Knights captured their third straight MIAA regular season title, garnered their second straight MIAA Tournament title and then advanced all the way to the NCAA III National Championship final before falling in five sets to St. Thomas. Earlier this year, the Calvin women’s volleyball team received the MIAA’s Team GPA Award. Individually, senior Lizzie Kamp was named the Division III Capital One Academic All-American of the year.

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