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Calvin Women’s Basketball Game at Rochester College Postponed

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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The Calvin/Rochester JV and varsity women’s basketball games slated for Wednesday night have been postponed because of weather conditions. A makeup date has not yet been set. Stay tuned for more details.

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Calvin/Alma Men’s Basketball Game Moved to Thursday Night Because of Weather

Monday, January 06, 2014

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The Calvin at Alma men’s basketball game has been postponed one day due to wintry weather conditions. The game was originally scheduled for 8 p.m. on Wednesday night but has since been moved to Thursday (January 9) with an 8 p.m. tip. As of Monday afternoon, the Calvin women’s non-conference game at Rochester College is still slated to be played on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Calvin/Alma men’s basketball game will serve as the league opener for both teams.

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Journal Entries for Calvin Swimming and Diving Team in Puerto Rico

Sunday, January 05, 2014

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(Editor’s Note: The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams spent part of their Christmas break time training in Puerto Rico. Below are journal entries by various members of both teams).
DAY FOUR CALVIN SWIMMING AND DIVING JOURNAL (JAN. 4, 2014)

Hello from a lovely 86 degree climate! Today the team tackled another double. The morning session consisted of breaking off into three groups: sprint/single strokers, IM, and distance crew. Each group had to come together to make it through the workout as one. It was great to see the team communicating well with each other. Afterwards, we had some time to kill before gearing up for the afternoon practice. Most took advantage of this prime opportunity to take a nap, while others baked in the sun or played in the ocean. After a couple hours off, we headed back to the natatourim to finish the day. Thankfully this practice was scaled back in distance compared to this morning. The hotel was gracious enough to throw us a pizza party for dinner. The party continued into a white elephant gift exchange that brought lots of laughs and great memories. We can’t wait to see what this beautiful island of Puerto Rico has to offer us for our last couple days!

Michaela Rookus

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Late Comeback Effort Comes Up Short for Women’s Basketball Team in 77-73 Loss at Olivet

Saturday, January 04, 2014

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By Mark DeHaan

The Calvin women’s basketball team returned to conference play on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Olivet to take on the Comets at the Cutler Event Center. Olivet captured Saturday’s MIAA contest by a final score of 77-73, holding off a furious second-half comeback effort by the Knights.alvin shot 40.3% for the game while the Comets shot 52.9%. The Knights did force Olivet into 20 turnovers while committing only 12 of their own, but were out-rebounded 40-32. Tripp scored 19 to lead the Knights while Breanna Verkaik scored 14 and Engelhard 12. For the Comets, Carli Reid scored a game high 20 points while Chelsea Ciba scored 14 and Heather Lauwers and Stefanie Lang each scored 13. Calvin returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to the east side of the state for a non-conference matchup against the Rochester College Warriors.

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Journal Entry #3 for Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams in Puerto Rico

Saturday, January 04, 2014

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(Editor’s Note: The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are currently training in Puerto Rico this week. The following journal entry is by Calvin freshman Brett Stoughton. More journal entries will continue throughout the weekend by members of both teams)

By Brett Stoughton (Day Three Calvin Swimming and Diving Journal Entry)

La vida puertorriqueña…

Today marked the third full day of training trip 2014 for Calvin Swimming and Diving!  Jumping into the pool after breakfast for a morning workout, the swimmers focused on technique with pull and drill sets along with a kick set to maintain aerobic conditioning.  The divers worked on approaches and other fundamentals to set up for “big” dives tomorrow.  With only one practice in the morning, the team had more time today to experience the natural beauty and lively culture of Puerto Rico.

(For more - click on the headline above)

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Calvin Women’s Soccer Team Receives NSCAA Award for Ethics and Sportsmanship

Friday, January 03, 2014

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The Calvin women’s soccer team has received the College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.  In all, 254 teams received either the Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season. A total of 157 teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate no red cards and a maximum of five yellow cards, while the Bronze Award went to 72 teams, which is presented to teams that receive no reds and a maximum of 10 yellows. Calvin was recognized as a Silver Award recipient. During the season, Calvin received just four yellow cards and did not receive a red card. Under the direction of head coach Mark Recker, Calvin captured MIAA regular season and tournament titles this fall while also advancing to the NCAA III Tournament for the eighth time in the last nine years. The Knights finished with an overall record of 19-3-2 and were ranked 22nd in the final NSCAA Division III Top 25 poll as well as 21st in the final D3soccer.com Top 25 poll.

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Journal Entry #2 for Calvin Swimming and Diving Team in Puerto Rico

Friday, January 03, 2014

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(Editor’s Note - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are currently training in Puerto Rico this week. The following journal entry is by Calvin junior Rebecca Mumby. More journal entries will continue throughout the week by members of both teams).

Buenos Dias from Puerto Rico!

Today the teams took on our first set of two-a-days! The morning session was a great start of JMI (just make the interval) sets..the swimmers did great! Over in the diving well we spent most of our time on the three meter working 1s and 4s (fronts and inwards) while soaking up some sun.

After practice the team hit the beach for a day in the sun..or so we expected but as we have learned thus far it’s Puerto Rico anything flies and we were caught off guard by random periods of rain and shade. But that didn’t stop the team from getting in the water; body surfing seems to be a new team hobby. Out of the water the team did back flips and played a little volleyball.

We wrapped up the afternoon with our second practice- a little cooler this time but still productive. The swimmers took on another difficult set but finished strong this evening even dealing with some rain. Survey says- this was the swimmers favorite workout so far! The cardio side of the diver workout, however, was not. (; The divers bounced around from 1 meter to 3 and then progressed to some tower work.
We ended the evening with a dinner free for all- some of the team went to Denny’s while others stayed at the hotel to spare their legs.

Now we’re off for a little TLC before we take on another morning workout followed by a bio bay excursion!

Stay tuned!

RM

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Journal Entry #1 for Calvin Swimming and Diving Team in Puerto Rico

Thursday, January 02, 2014

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(Editor’s Note - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are currently training in Puerto Rico this week. The following journal entry is by Calvin junior Alex Baumann. More journal entries will continue throughout the week by members of both teams).

PUERTO RICO JOURNAL #1 (For more - click on the headline above)

By Alex Baumann (January 1, 2014)

A new year for the Calvin swim and dive team began with team breakfast and the promise of adventure. We were full of anticipation for a morning free from the pool, and spending some time in the Puerto Rican rainforests. Through the direction of some locals at the hotel we were given the location of a somewhat secret waterfall in the nearby National Forest. A short drive and a little bit of interpreting trouble later, we found our mark. We proceeded through a tight, muddy trail to the waterfall we had heard about. As promised by our trusty friends at the hotel, there was not a soul in sight.

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