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Carissa Verkaik Named D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Player of the Year

Monday, March 12, 2012

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D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region Women's Basketball Team

For the second straight year, Calvin College junior Carissa Verkaik has been named the D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Player of the Year. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik has also been named to the D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region first team for the third straight year.

This year, Verkaik averaged 19.2 points and 8.8 rebounds a game. She also blocked 128 shots, establishing a new Calvin single-season record. In addition, she tallied 13 double-doubles and connected on 56.8 percent of her field goal attempts, 86.0 percent of her free throw attempts and 40.5 percent of her three-point attempts. She was also named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player for the third straight year.

She was part of a Calvin team that finished 28-2 overall, reached the national quarterfinals and captured MIAA regular season and MIAA Tournament titles.

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