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2009 Calvin Men’s Golf Previw

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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2009 Calvin Men's Golf Schedule

After a sixth place conference finish in 2007 and a fifth place finish in 2008, the Calvin men’s golf team is seeking to continue to move up the MIAA ladder this fall. Whether that will happen or not remains to be seen but the Knights do return three individuals that cracked the top-25 in the final MIAA individual rankings last fall.

“The building process is working with our program,” said Calvin men’s golf coach Brian Bolt earlier this summer.  “We will be deeper and more complete this year, as this is the first year in three that we will have seniors on the team and have made room for a strong freshmen class.”

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2009 Calvin Women’s Cross Country Preview

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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2009 Calvin Women's Cross Country Schedule

The Calvin women’s cross country team will enter the 2009 season with lofty goals. The Knights are focused on winning MIAA and Great Lakes Regional titles while also contending for their first national title since 1999.

A year ago, Calvin accomplished all three goals, winning MIAA and Great Lakes Regional crowns while finishing second at the NCAA III Championships. The Knights return five individuals who competed at the 2008 NCAA III Championships and also return their alternate runner from that team.

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2009 Calvin Men’s Cross Country Preview

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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2009 Calvin Men's Cross Country Schedule

Will the 2009 Calvin men’s cross country season be one of reloading or rebuilding? The answer may lie somewhere in between.

Calvin’s run of 10 consecutive top-four national finishes came to end in 2008 as the Knights slipped to fifth place at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships. Eligibility for two All-Americans from last year’s squad has also been exhausted leaving plenty of question marks surrounding a 2009 Calvin men’s cross country team that features only four seniors and just three individuals that were members of its team that competed at the 2008 national meet.

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Former Sports Information Student Assistants Receive Awards From MIAA

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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MIAA Announcement

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced the winners of two awards honoring outstanding publicity efforts by its member schools - the Hartman Writing Award and the Renner Associate SID Award.

Chaz Amidon, a student assistant in the Calvin College sports information director, was named the winner of the Hartman Award, while Bruce Van Baren, also a student assistant in Calvin’s SID office, was named the recipient of the Renner Award.

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Women’s Basketball Receives Academic Honors From WBCA - Places Fifth on NCAA III List

Thursday, July 09, 2009

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WBCA Top 25 release

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has announced its 2008-2009 Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and Junior college/Community College and Calvin College is one of 25 Division III schools that have been so honored. The awards recognize teams throughout the nation that have the highest grade point averages (GPA) for the 2008-2009 season based upon nominations submitted by WBCA-member coaches.

Under the direction of head coach John Ross, the Calvin women’s basketball team compiled a 3.503 cumulative grade point average, leaving the Knights ranked fith on the list of 25 Division III teams that made the honor roll. This is the fourth straight year that Calvin has received the honor.

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Calvin Track & Field Teams/Athletes Receive Academic Honors From USTFCCA

Thursday, July 09, 2009

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United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association

For the ninth straight year, the Calvin women’s track and field team has received the all-academic team award from the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Calvin men’s track and field team has also received the award.

Teams were eligible for the for honor if they had a minimum of 14 members who participated in the 2008 outdoor season and recorded a minimum 3.00 (4.00 scale) cumulative grade point average as a group. The Calvin women’s track and field team posted a 3.594 cumulative grade point average, ranking fifth among 100 teams that were so honored. The Calvin men’s track and field team posted a 3.238.

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Calvin Teams and Athletes Receive MIAA Academic Honors

Thursday, July 02, 2009

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2008-09 Calvin MIAA Academic Honor Roll Listing

A record 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2008-09 academic year. The award, presented by the Faculty Athletic Representatives of the MIAA member colleges recognizes conference athletic teams who achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2008-09 academic year.

Meanwhile 15 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight year.

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Calvin Finishes 22nd in Final Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings

Friday, June 19, 2009

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NCAA III Director's Cup Standings

For the 14th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, and continues to be one of only seven schools in the country to finish in the top 25 every year that the competition has been held at the NCAA III level.

Joining Calvin in that elite group are Williams, Mass., Amherst, Mass., Middlebury, Vt., Wisconsin-LaCrosse, the State University of New York at Cortland and Emory, Ga.

Calvin has finished 22nd in the nation in Division III in 2008-2009 with a point total of 541.0 points.

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Wittingen and Koster Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Teams

Friday, June 19, 2009

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ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Teams

For the third consecutive year, recent Calvin College graduate Sarah Wittingen has been named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American. Meanwhile, Calvin junior Jessica Koster has received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America accolades for the first time. Both Calvin student-athletes were named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America first team in the women’s track and field/cross country college division.

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Erik Van Kampen Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

Thursday, June 18, 2009

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Teams

GRAND RAPIDS—Recent Calvin College graduate Erik Van Kampen has added one last honor to his collegiate distance running career. A native of Elmhurst, Illinois, Van Kampen has been named a ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. A graduate of Timothy Christian High School, Van Kampen has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team in the men’s cross country/track and field college division.

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