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Men’s Basketball Gets Back on Winning Track With 73-63 Triumph Over Trine

Saturday, February 06, 2010

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(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

After dropping pair of tough losses on the road at Hope and Olivet, the Knights got back on track Saturday as they managed to hold of a young and resilient Trine team and maintain a share of first place with Hope at the top of the conference standings.

John Mantel led the way for the Knights with 20 points and 13 rebounds, enough for his 14th career double-double, and Danny Rodts finished close behind with 19 points, hitting on 3 of 4 from beyond the arc.

Kevin Vande Streek Post-Game WFUR Radio Interview

Paul Campbell Post-Game Audio Interview

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Brook Van Eck Named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team in Women’s Basketball

Friday, February 05, 2010

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Teams

Calvin College senior Brook Van Eck has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV third team in women’s basketball in the college division.

A graduate of Lowell High School, Van Eck carries a 3.68 grade point average while majoring in special education.

A senior forward, Van Eck is averaging 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds a game this year on a Calvin team that is currently 18-3 overall and ranked ninth nationally. Earlier this season, Van Eck was named the Most Valuable Player of the Wilmington Tip-Off Tournament and was later named to the all-tourmament team of the Olivet Thanksgiving Classic.

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Calvin College Graduate Part Of Front Office Staff of New Orleans Saints Headed to Super Bowl

Friday, February 05, 2010

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By Calvin Sports Information Director Jeff Febus (Photo courtesy of New Orleans Saints)

Over the last nine years, Ian Tigchelaar has had a first-hand look at the resurgence of the New Orleans Saints.

A 1995 Calvin College graduate, Tigchelaar has been with the Saintsí organization since 2001 and currently serves as the director of business/marketing operations with the NFL franchise. This week, he is in Miami, Florida, with the team for its first-ever trip to the Super Bowl where the Saints will face the Indianapolis Colts.

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Men’s Basketball Drops Road Contest at Olivet

Thursday, February 04, 2010

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OLIVET—A rugged first half led to a deficit that was too big to overcome for the Calvin men’s basketball team Wednesday evening as the Knights suffered an 84-61 defeat at Olivet. The loss drops Calvin into a tie for first place in the MIAA standing with rival Hope as the Knights are now 7-2 in league play including 12-8 overall.

Olivet (10-10 overall, 5-4 MIAA) raced out to a 44-26 halftime lead, shooting 55.9 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes. Olivet’s Andre Evans had the hot hand in the first half with 19 points, en route to finishing with a game-high 27 points on 10 of 16 shooting including 4 of 7 from three-point range.

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Women’s Basketball Falls to Hope 61-50 in Rivalry Rematch at Van Noord Arena

Thursday, February 04, 2010

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A 12-0 run in the final 4:39 of play allowed the visiting Flying Dutch of Hope to record a 61-50 victory over the Knights of Calvin Wednesday night at Van Noord Arena in a meeting of nationally-ranked teams.

Hope (19-1 overall, 11-0 MIAA) entered Wednesday’s game ranked fourth nationally while Calvin (18-3 overall, 10-2 MIAA) came in ranked ninth.

Calvin took a 50-49 lead on a jumper by freshman Carissa Verkaik with 5:35 left to play but the Flying Dutch proceeded to rip off 12 unanswered points fueled by eight points by freshman Liz Ellis down the stretch, six of which came on three-point shots.

Calvin/Hope Women’s Basketball Photo Gallery by Dave DeKorne

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Women’s Basketball Prepares for Showdown With Hope at Van Noord Arena

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

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Links to Audio, Video and Live Stats of Calvin-Hope Women's BBall Game

The Calvin women’s basketball team has moved up in the latest set of national rankings as the Knights are ranked ninth in the most recent d3hoops.com Top 25 poll and ninth in the USA Today/ESPN Division III poll conducted by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The Knights were ranked 10th in both national polls a week ago.

Calvin is currently 18-2 overall and 10-1 in the MIAA. Calvin will host rival Hope Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Calvin Van Noord Arena in a showdown for first place in the MIAA standings. Ranked fourth in both national polls, Hope will carry an overall record of 18-1 and a league mark of 10-0 into Wednesday’s contest.

WBCA DIII Poll

d3hoops.com Top 25 poll

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Mixed Results for Calvin Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams at Hope

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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HOLLAND Ė The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams had mixed results at rival Hope on Saturday with the Calvin women defeating the Hope womenís team 176.5-123.5 and the Calvin menís team falling to the Hope menís team 176-109.

The Calvin womenís team finishes its dual meet season 7-2 overall including 6-0 against MIAA opponents. The Calvin menís team finishes its dual meet season at 3-4 overall and 3-2 against league foes.

Women’s Results

Men’s Results

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Women’s Basketball Rolls To Win at Kalamazoo - Prepares for MIAA Showdown With Hope Next Week

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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KALAMAZOO—The 10th-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team rolled to a 74-47 victory at Kalamazoo on Saturday to improve to 18-2 overall and 10-1 in MIAA play. The Knights remain a half-game behind league-leading Hope which improved to 10-0 in league play with a 77-41 victory over Olivet on Saturday.

The two teams will face each other on Wednesday night at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena in 7:30 p.m. with first place in the MIAA standings on the line. In the first meeting of the year, Hope defeated Calvin 73-58 in a game played on January 19 at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse.

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Men’s Basketball Falls To Hope 67-64 in 175th Edition of “The Rivalry”

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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HOLLAND—An opportunity to gain firm command of the MIAA league race slipped away from the Calvin men’s basketball team in the closing minutes on Saturday as the Knights suffered a 67-64 defeat at rival Hope.

The Hope victory snapped a seven-game Calvin win streak and also handed the Knights their first league defeat. Hope (13-6 overall, 6-2 MIAA) is now just one game behind Calvin (12-7 overall, 7-1 MIAA) in the league standings.

Post Game Press Conference With Kevin Vande Streek and Tom Snikkers

Tom Snikkers Post-Game Audio Interview

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Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams Compete at Grand Valley State Open

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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GVSU Open Results

ALLENDALE—The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams were in action on Friday at the Grand Valley State Open and came up with a number of strong performances.

In the women’s meet, sophomore Jordan Gabrielse (Unity Christian HS) was ninth in the 400 meters (1:01.16) in her first collegiate competition. Sophomore Kaitlin Diemer (South Christian HS) had a solid effort in the 800 meters, placing third with a time of 2:19.36. Other top 10 finishes for the Calvin women included junior Gretchen Braymer (Erie, PA) placing third in the 3,000 meters (10:37.99) and sophomore Andrea Beukema (Grand Rapids Christian HS) taking ninth (11:03.89).

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