Calvin Lands 123 Scholar-Athletes on MIAA Academic Honor Roll
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The 2011-12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic - Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 123 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list.
The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2010-11 academic year.
A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom.
This year’s Honor Roll includes several students who achieved the distinction four consecutive years. Of the students, eight are from Calvin.
The eight Calvin scholar-athletes named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for a fourth straight year are seniors Jakeniah Christiansen (New Ipswich, NH/Mascenic Regional HS), Luke DeJong (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS), Sarah Fennema (Brookfield, WI/Wilwaukee Lutheran HS), Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS), Laura Sybesma (Cerritos, CA/Valley Christian HS), Kristin VanKampen (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian HS), and Tyler Vegter (Hudsonville, MI/Unity Christian HS).