Marcia Harris and Brook Van Eck Named to All-MIAA Women’s Basketball Team
Monday, March 02, 2009
Two members of the Calvin women’s basketball team have received All-MIAA accolades. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are senior center Marcia Harris and junior forward Brook Van Eck.
Harris is receiving first team All-MIAA honors for the fourth consecutive year. She is just the second individual in MIAA women’s basketball history to be named to the All-MIAA first team four straight years. Harris joins Calvin graduate Lisa Winkle (2004-2007) as the only two players in MIAA history to achieve the feat.
A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Harris averaged 17.9 points and 4.5 rebounds a game despite missing nine games with a mid-season injury. In her first game back from injury in a February 7 game at Adrian, Harris scored a memorable 28 points in only 16 minutes of playing time. In conference games, Harris averaged 19.7 points and 4.9 rebounds a game while connecting on 57.0 percent of her field goal attempts. Harris concluded her collegiate career second on the Calvin career scoring list with 1,551 points. She also surpassed the 500 rebound mark, finishing her collegiate career with 506 caroms. During the year, Harris was also named MIAA Player of the Week once.
Van Eck is from Lowell and is a graduate of Lowell High School. She is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time. During the 2008-09 season, Van Eck averaged 13.2 points and 6.6 rebounds a game. A two-time MIAA Player of the Week this year, Van Eck finished second in the MIAA scoring race, averaging 15.1 points a game in conference games. She also finished second in the MIAA in field goal percentage (.509), fourth in rebounding (7.3) and sixth in free throw percentage (.750).
Van Eck posted five double-doubles in conference play and had a 30-point performance in a 72-68 overtime loss to Alma on January 31.
Calvin concluded its season this past week with an overall record of 16-10. The Knights placed third in the final MIAA standings with a 9-7 conference mark.