Top HeadlinesWednesday, December 11, 2013
ALBION, Mich. – David L. Neilson, the commissioner of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association since 2002, has announced he will retire from the position at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year. The announcement of Commissioner Neilson’s retirement came Tuesday from Dr. Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, president of Kalamazoo College and vice chairwoman of the MIAA Presidents’ Council. He is the eighth and third-longest serving commissioner in the MIAA’s 126-year history. Commissioner Neilson and his wife, Karen, live in Royal Oak. They have four children and five grandchildren. The MIAA is the nation’s oldest collegiate athletic conference, founded in 1888. The MIAA consists of nine private colleges from Michigan and northern Indiana. Member institutions are Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Calvin College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Olivet College, Saint Mary’s College and Trine University.Saturday, October 12, 2013 Tournament Website With Results
BATTLE CREEK – For the third consecutive year, the Calvin women’s golf team is headed to the MIAA Spring Tournament. Calvin finished fourth at the two-day, 36-hole MIAA Fall Tournament on Saturday but also placed third in the final league standings – its highest regular season league finish in school history. Calvin posted a two-day team total of 679 strokes at the weekend tournament, hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley country Club. Calvin shot 341 on Friday and came back with a score of 338 on Saturday to finish three strokes behind Trine over the weekend. The Knights did finish 27 strokes ahead of Trine in the overall MIAA fall standings however. Senior Carlia Canto shared weekend medalist honors and finished in second place in the final MIAA individual standings. She earns a spot on the All-MIAA first team for the second straight year. Sophomores Casey Harkema (Holt/Holt HS) and Jennie Poole (Summit, NJ/Kent Place School) were both named to the All-MIAA second team.Friday, October 11, 2013 Tournament Website
BATTLE CREEK – The Calvin women’s golf team is in fourth place on the first day of the two-day, 36-hole MIAA Fall Tournament but the Knights remain in third place in the overall MIAA standings. Calvin fired a team score of 341 strokes. The tournament is being hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley Country Club. The Knights remain 23 strokes ahead of fourth place Trine in the overall team standings. The top four teams in the final MIAA standings will qualify for the MIAA Spring Tournament which is used to determine the MIAA’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA III Tournament. Senior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) had a tremendous performance on Friday, earning medalist honors with a career-best score of 73. Canto is now just two strokes out of first place in the overall MIAA individual standings with Saturday’s final round to be played Saturday morning.