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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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Sharon Boeve De Kleine Named Calvin Softball Coach

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS Ė Sharon Boeve De Kleine has been named head softball coach at Calvin College. The move brings De Kleine back to her alma mater where the 1985 graduate was a standout student-athlete in both softball, as a pitcher and a shortstop, and basketball, where she played point guard.

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Jed Christiansen Named Recipient of Albert H. Deal Scholar-Athlete Award

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Complete MIAA Release

(Release prepared by MIAA publicist Greg Chandler)

ROYAL OAK - Awards by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association to the outstanding senior athletes from its member schools during the 2008-09 academic year have been announced by Commissioner David Neilson.

Jed Christiansen of Calvin College has received the Albert H. Deal Scholar-Athlete Award, while Nora Kuiper of Hope College has been presented the Sheila Wallace Kovalchik Scholar-Athlete Award.

The awards recognize senior class athletes who have excelled in academics and athletics, as well as displayed outstanding leadership qualities. The awards honor two former MIAA commissioners, Albert Deal (1971-91) and Sheila Wallace Kovalchik (1991-2002).

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Cara Van Woerkom Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

Thursday, June 11, 2009

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CoSIDA Academic All-America Press Release

GRAND RAPIDS—For the second consecutive year, recent Calvin College graduate Cara Van Woerkom has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. A native of Wyoming, Michigan, and a graduate of Grandville Calvin Christian High School, Van Woerkom has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team selection in the women’s at-large college division.

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Calvin Track and Field/Cross Country Athletes Receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honors

Thursday, June 04, 2009

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Teams

Four Calvin athletes have received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV honors in the track and field/cross country college division.

On the men’s side, Erik Van Kampen has been so honored while on the women’s side, the Knights have three honorees in seniors Julie Bratt and Sarah Wittingen and junior Jessica Koster. All four individuals now advance to the national ballot and are eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

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Calvin Breaks NCAA III Single Game Attendance Record for Women’s Hoops - 3rd in Overall Attendance

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

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NCAA Women's Basketball Attendance Figures

Calvin College has finished third in the final NCAA III women’s basketball attendance standings with an average of 1,053 fans per game. Calvin’s attendance mark was strengthened by an NCAA III single-game attendance record of 4,395 fans for its January 7, 2009, game against Trine University. The January game against Trine served as the first-ever varsity basketball game inside Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. The single-game attendance record was confirmed by the NCAA statistics office this afternoon. It breaks the previous NCAA III single-game attendance mark of 4,356 fans established by Howard Payne (TX) during an NCAA III Tournament second round game against Chapman on March 3, 2007.

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Calvin Finishes Ninth in Al Carius Program of the Year Award Standings

Monday, June 01, 2009

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United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Announcement

GRAND RAPIDS—Calvin College has finished in ninth place in the inaugural Al Carius Program of the Year Award standings.

The Al Carius Program of the Year Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding NCAA Division III menís cross country/track & field program.  The award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field seasons)  based on the institutionís finish at the NCAA Division III Championships.

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Calvin to host boys high school basketball team camp

Monday, June 01, 2009

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Team Camp Schedule

Calvin College will play host to a boys high school basketball team camp, the Calvin Knights Shootout, later this month. The three-day team camp, which will include a team tournament, will take place June 25, 26 and 27 and will involve 12 high school varsity boys basketball teams - seven from the state of Michigan and five from outside the state.

Teams scheduled to participate in the camp include Denver Christian (CO), Central Wisconsin Christian, Sheboygan County Christian (WI), Hull Western Christian (IA), Illiana Christian (IL), Hudsonville Unity Christian, Grand Rapids South Christian, Grand Rapids Christian, Holland Christian, Grand Rapids Covenant Christian, Wyoming Tri-unity Christian and Northern Michigan McBain Christian.

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