Wednesday, June 17, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS Ė Sharon Boeve De Kleine has been named head softball coach at Calvin College. The move brings De Kleine back to her alma mater where the 1985 graduate was a standout student-athlete in both softball, as a pitcher and a shortstop, and basketball, where she played point guard.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
(Release prepared by MIAA publicist Greg Chandler)
ROYAL OAK - Awards by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association to the outstanding senior athletes from its member schools during the 2008-09 academic year have been announced by Commissioner David Neilson.
Jed Christiansen of Calvin College has received the Albert H. Deal Scholar-Athlete Award, while Nora Kuiper of Hope College has been presented the Sheila Wallace Kovalchik Scholar-Athlete Award.
The awards recognize senior class athletes who have excelled in academics and athletics, as well as displayed outstanding leadership qualities. The awards honor two former MIAA commissioners, Albert Deal (1971-91) and Sheila Wallace Kovalchik (1991-2002).
Thursday, June 11, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS—For the second consecutive year, recent Calvin College graduate Cara Van Woerkom has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. A native of Wyoming, Michigan, and a graduate of Grandville Calvin Christian High School, Van Woerkom has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team selection in the women’s at-large college division.
Calvin Track and Field/Cross Country Athletes Receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honors
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Four Calvin athletes have received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV honors in the track and field/cross country college division.
On the men’s side, Erik Van Kampen has been so honored while on the women’s side, the Knights have three honorees in seniors Julie Bratt and Sarah Wittingen and junior Jessica Koster. All four individuals now advance to the national ballot and are eligible for Academic All-America consideration.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Calvin College has finished third in the final NCAA III women’s basketball attendance standings with an average of 1,053 fans per game. Calvin’s attendance mark was strengthened by an NCAA III single-game attendance record of 4,395 fans for its January 7, 2009, game against Trine University. The January game against Trine served as the first-ever varsity basketball game inside Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. The single-game attendance record was confirmed by the NCAA statistics office this afternoon. It breaks the previous NCAA III single-game attendance mark of 4,356 fans established by Howard Payne (TX) during an NCAA III Tournament second round game against Chapman on March 3, 2007.
Monday, June 01, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS—Calvin College has finished in ninth place in the inaugural Al Carius Program of the Year Award standings.
The Al Carius Program of the Year Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding NCAA Division III menís cross country/track & field program. The award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field seasons) based on the institutionís finish at the NCAA Division III Championships.
Monday, June 01, 2009
Calvin College will play host to a boys high school basketball team camp, the Calvin Knights Shootout, later this month. The three-day team camp, which will include a team tournament, will take place June 25, 26 and 27 and will involve 12 high school varsity boys basketball teams - seven from the state of Michigan and five from outside the state.
Teams scheduled to participate in the camp include Denver Christian (CO), Central Wisconsin Christian, Sheboygan County Christian (WI), Hull Western Christian (IA), Illiana Christian (IL), Hudsonville Unity Christian, Grand Rapids South Christian, Grand Rapids Christian, Holland Christian, Grand Rapids Covenant Christian, Wyoming Tri-unity Christian and Northern Michigan McBain Christian.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Calvin College has finished in fifth place in the inaugural Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Award standings as announced by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
The NCAA Division III Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Award is being awarded for the first time to the most outstanding NCAA Division III womenís cross country/track & field program. The award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field seasons) based on the institutionís finish at the NCAA Division III Championships.
National Runner-up Finish by Boerner Headlines Quartet of All-America Berths for Track & Field Teams
Saturday, May 23, 2009
MARIETTA, OH—A national runner-up berth by Calvin sophomore Rachel Boerner in the 400 meter hurdles highlighted a quartet of All-America performances for the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams on Saturday at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Marietta College.
A native of Bergenfield, New Jersey, Boerner took second in the 400 meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 1:00.54, a half-second behind national champion Sumer Rohrs of Frostburg State who finished as the national runner-up a year ago to Calvin’s Sarah Wittingen. A graduate of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, Boerner is the fifth individual in Calvin women’s track and field history to earn All-America accolades in the event.
Friday, May 22, 2009
MARIETTA, OH—One year after enduring an agonizing national meet, Calvin College senior Nate DeHaan was able to emerge with all smiles. On Friday night, the Grand Rapids South Christian High School graduate claimed an All-America berth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, finishing sixth at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a career-best time of 9:06.00. A year ago, DeHaan competed in the event at the national meet but lost one of his shoes after being spiked on the opening lap. DeHaan ran the rest of the way with one shoe on and one shoe off and courageously ran near the top of the pack for all but the final lap-and-a-half when he faded back to 12th place because of fatigue and pounding on his bare foot.« First < 238 239 240 241 242 > Last »