Carissa Verkaik Named D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Player of the Year
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
For the third straight year, Calvin College senior 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, she has also been named to the D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region first team for the fourth straight year.
She was recently named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player for the fourth straight year. She averaged 20.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.3 blocks a game.
She completed her career as Calvin’s all-time leader in points (2,236), rebounds (1,071) and blocked shots (440). She is now currently ranked third on the all-time NCAA III women’s basketball list in blocked shots and 14th in points.
She helped Calvin gain a share of the MIAA regular season title this year as the Knights finished 15-1 in league play. Calvin also reached the NCAA III Tournament for the fourth straight year, finishing 23-4 overall.