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Calvin College Graduate Takes Third In Hammer Throw at Canadian Track and Field Championships

Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Canadian Track and Field Championships Site

TORONTO - 2007 Calvin College graduate Megann (VanderVliet) Rhode took third Saturday afternoon at the Canadian Track and Field Championships at the University of Toronto. Rhode took third with a throw of 64.17 meters (210.53 feet). Rhode finished behind Kamloops teammate Sultana Frizell who took first with a throw of 71.89 meters and Crystal Smith who was second with a throw of 64.45 meters.

Rhode is currently training under the tutelage of Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk with the Kamloops Track and Field Club in Kamloops, British Columbia. Bondarchuk was the gold medalist in the men’s hammer throw at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich and the bronze medalist in the event at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

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Calvin Women’s Track & Field Team Lands 10 on USTFCCCA All-Academic List

Friday, July 30, 2010

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USTFCCA Women's Track and Field All-Academic List

NEW ORLEANS - The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the men’s 2010 Division III All-Academic Track & Field team. A total of 330 student-athletes representing 99 institutions compose the group. Calvin was second among all squads with 10 individuals so honored with Wartburg first with 12. Individuals from the Calvin women’s track and field team that received USTFCCA All-Academic status include Rachel Boerner, Gretchen Braymer, Sarah Dugan, Nicole Farr, Jordan Gabrielse, Jessica Koster, Joy Leach, Alyssa Penning, Mary Tolsma and Rebekah VanDyk.

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Calvin & Hope Cross Country Teams Team Up For Another Edition of Rival Relay

Friday, July 30, 2010

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EDITORS NOTE (11-18-20): The Calvin and Hope men’s and women’s cross country teams reaped a wealth of success during the 2010 cross country season with the Calvin men’s and women’s teams and the Hope women’s team advancing to the NCAA III Championships while Nathan Love of the Hope men’s team also advanced to the national meet as an individual. Prior to the 2010 season, both teams gathered together in a theme of fun and sportmanship to renew a tradition that dates back more than 90 years.

By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot

For the cross-country programs of Calvin and Hope, the rival-tinged relationship doesn’t end with the season.  For the second off-season in a row, the schools have taken their longstanding rivalry to a friendly setting.

Last weekend’s “Rivalry Relay” between the two schools consisted of an almost 36-mile relay divided into seven legs.  The race began at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids and ended at Tunnel Park in Holland.  The first six legs were five miles each, with the anchor leg finishing the final 5.85 miles.

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Calvin Lands Three on on USTFCCA All-Academic Men’s Team

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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USTFCCA All-Academic Men's Track & Field Announcement

NEW ORLEANS - The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the men’s 2010 Division III All-Academic Track & Field team. A total of 202 student-athletes representing 74 institutions compose the group. Calvin’s Jed Christiansen, Aaron Goodman and Ben Van Wyk have all been selected to the honor list.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met either the NCAA Division III Indoor or Outdoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard in their respective event.

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Calvin Volleyball Team Receives AVCA Team Academic Award

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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AVCA Team Academic Award Recipients

The Calvin women’s volleyball team has achieved success on the court. Now the Knights are being recognized for their success in the classroom.
The Calvin women’s volleyball team has received the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

AVCA Team Academic Award Release

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Summer Edition of Calvin Knightfile Magazine Now Available Online

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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The summer edition of the Calvin publication Knightfile is now available online. The issue highlights Calvin’s recently completed spring sports season and includes feature stories, team recaps and more. The issue along with back issues of the publication can be found at: Knightfile

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Calvin Lands 143 on MIAA Academic Honor Roll - 19 Named to Honor Roll For Fourth Straight Year

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Calvin's MIAA Academic Honor Roll Recipients

The 2009-10 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 143 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list.

The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2009-10 academic year. A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom. This year’s Honor Roll includes several students who achieved the distinction four consecutive years. Of the students, 19 are from Calvin.

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10 Calvin Teams Receive MIAA Team GPA Award

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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History of Calvin's MIAA Team GPA Award Recipients

For the second consecutive year, 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2009-10 academic year – matching a Calvin record. 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 2009-10 academic year.  A year ago, Calvin established a school record as 10 of its 17 varsity teams eligible for the honor achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average.

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Calvin Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Honored for Academic Success by College Swim Coaches

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

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The Calvin College women’s swimming and diving team has received the College Swim Coaches Association of America’s Team Academic Award. In addition, 11 members of the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team coached by Dan Gelderloos have received individual College Swim Coaches All-Academic honors.

In order to receive team academic honors, a team needed to post a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better during the 2009-10 academic year. The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team posted a team grade point average of 3.37.

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