Calvin’s Aaron Venema Named MIAA Men’s Athlete of the Week in Swimming and Diving
Monday, January 20, 2014
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Aaron Venema its Men’s Athlete of the Week in swimming and diving for meets through January 18. Venema, a sophomore from Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS), won two individual events and swam on a winning relay in leading Calvin to a 175-122 MIAA dual meet victory over Kalamazoo, the Knights’ first win over the Hornets since 2006. He won the 200-yard freesetyle in 1:44.98 and the 500 freestyle in 4:46.10, and swam a :48.30 split in helping Calvin win the 400 freestyle relay. Venema is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career. Venema is part of a Calvin men’s team that is currently ranked 13th nationally. The Knights will travel to rival Hope on Saturday for a 1 p.m. dual meet.