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Four Calvin Athletes Named to All-MIAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Team - Krafft Named Most Valuable

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Four members of the Calvin men’s swimming and diving team have received All-MIAA honors. Named to the All-MIAA team from Calvin are senior Ross Battoclette, junior Mark Rushlow, sophomore Andrew Krafft and freshman Travis Vincent.

Battoclette (Cincinnati, OH/Clark Montesorri HS) is receiving All-MIAA accolades for the first time. At the MIAA Championships, Battoclette captured the league title in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:42.63. His win marked the first 200 freestyle league title in Calvin men’s swimming history. He also placed second in the 200 backstroke with a school record time of 1:54.37, breaking the previous Calvin record of 1:54.66 set by Mike Lubbers in 1996. He was also fourth in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:42.06. In addition, he anchored Calvin’s 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams. Calvin’s 200 medley relay team took fourth with a school record time of 1:33.84 while its 400 medley relay team took second with a school record time of 3:24.92.

Rushlow (Goshen, IN/Middlebury Northridge HS) also had a huge weekend, winning the 100 butterfly with an NCAA III automatic qualifying time of 49.33 that was just eight hundreths of a second off the Calvin school record time of 49.25. He also placed third in the 100 backstroke and second in the 100 freestyle. In addition, he was a part of Calvin’s school record-setting 200 and 400 medley relay teams. Rushlow is receiving All-MIAA honors for the second straight year.

Krafft (Fort Wayne, IN/Home Schooled) is also making his second straight appearance on the All-MIAA team. He has also been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Diver for the second straight season. At the MIAA Championships last weekend, he repeated as league champion on the one-meter board (534.85 points) and three-meter board (575.10 points). Both winning point totals were school records as he reset his own school marks in both events.

Vincent (Novi/Novi HS) also made a big splash in his first conference meet as a collegian. Last weekend at the MIAA Championships, he finished third in the 200 breaststroke with a school record time of 2:07.07.  He also placed second in the 400 IM and third in the 200 IM.

At the MIAA Championships, Calvin placed fourth with a school record point total of 635 points.

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