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Rebecca Mumby and Sarah Roth Compete at NCAA III Diving Regional

Monday, March 03, 2014

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Two members of the Calvin women’s diving team competed on the one-meter board at the NCAA III Regional hosted by Denison University in Granville, Ohio, February 28 and March 1. Those two divers were junior Rebecca Mumby (Spring Lake/Spring Lake HS) and sophomore Sarah Roth (Brighton/Brighton HS). Friday’s competition for the women began with the three-meter board. Mumby placed 18th with an 11-dive total of 371.25 while Roth was 19th at 369.70. On Saturday,  Roth took 18th with a score of 376.00 points while Mumby took 21st with a score of 364.25 points.

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Calvin Men’s Swimming and Diving Sending Six to NCAA III Championships

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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The Calvin men’s swimming and diving team will send six individuals to the upcoming NCAA III Championships in Indianapolis while the Calvin women’s team still has a chance to send two of its members. Representing the Calvin men’s team will be senior Andrew Mitchell (Iron Mountain/Kingsford HS), junior Alex Baumann (Holland/Holland Christian HS), sophomores Aaron Venema (Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS), Mitch Schroder (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Johnson Cochran (Mount Vernon, OH/Mount Vernon HS) and freshman Brett Stoughton (Centerville, IN/Centerville HS). Calvin will compete in all five relays as the members of its 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay team made the final qualification cut. Calvin also achieved conditional qualifying times in the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay and will be able to swim as optional entries in those three events. Venema, Mitchell, Cochran and Stoughton will also compete in a plethora of individual events. The Calvin women’s team will have two of its divers competing at an NCAA III qualifying regional meet this Friday and Saturday at Denison University. Competing for Calvin at the regional in Granville, Ohio, will be junior Rebecca Mumby (Spring Lake/Spring Lake HS) and sophomore Lizz Roth (Brighton/Brighton HS). Roth will be competing at the regional competition for the second straight year.

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Calvin Lands Five on All-MIAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Team - Rookus MIAA Most Valuable Swimmer

Friday, February 21, 2014

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All-MIAA Women's Swimming and Diving Teams

Five members of the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team have received All-MIAA accolades led by sophomore Michaela Rookus who has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Swimmer. Rookus is the sixth individual in Calvin women’s swimming history to be named the league’s Most Valuable Swimmer, joining Katie Nagelkirk (2002 & 2003), Rebekah Weima (2004-2007), Emily Roberts (2009), Maggie Vail (2010) and Elizabeth Counsell (2011). Calvin’s Erica Deur (2006-2009) and Samantha Klaasen (2011-2013) have also received MIAA Most Valuable Diver honors from Calvin. Joining Rookus on the All-MIAA women’s swimming and diving team from Calvin are sophomore Sarah Roth and juniors Lexi Scott, Erika Waugh and Kathryn Wrobel.

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Final Calvin Swimming and Diving News and Notes from MIAA Championships

Sunday, February 16, 2014

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The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up an historic week of competition at the MIAA Championships Saturday night inside the Venema Aquatic Center as both teams captured league titles. The Calvin women’s team captured its 10th consecutive MIAA title - matching the longest championship streak in MIAA women’s swimming and diving history while the Calvin men’s team captured its first-ever league title. It marked the first time since the 2004 season that the same school has captured both the men’s and women’s titles in the same year. It also marked the 10th time in MIAA history with Hope accomplishing the feat five times and Kalamazoo four times.

To listen to a post-meet audio interview with Calvin head swim coach Dan Gelderloos, visit the Calvin website at: Dan Gelderloos Audio Interview

To listen to a post-meet audio interview with Calvin head diving coach Aaron Paskvan, visit the Calvin website at: Aaron Paskvan Audio Interview

For a post-meet audio interview with Calvin senior Peter Johnson, visit the Calvin website at: Peter Johnson Audio Interview

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Calvin Women’s Swimming and Diving Completes Decade of Dominance with 10 Straight MIAA Title

Sunday, February 16, 2014

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By Brett VenHuizen

Calvin completed a decade of dominance by winning its 10th consecutive MIAA title on Saturday night, finishing the four day MIAA Championships competition with a total of 895 points, 37 points ahead of runner-up Hope. Calvin entered Saturday’s competition with a 42-point lead and had a solid performance throughout Saturday to hold on to its lead and the title. Calvin’s MIAA title is its 12th in program history. Calvin’s streak of 10 consecutive MIAA titles matches the longest streak in MIAA women’s swimming and diving history as Hope also won 10 straight titles from 1980-to-1989. Sophomore Michaela Rookus was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Swimmer after winning three individual titles over the course of the four-day competition. Rookus is the sixth individual in Calvin women’s swimming and diving history to receive MIAA Most Valuable Swimmer honors.

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Calvin Women’s Swimming and Diving Takes Over the Lead at MIAA Championships

Friday, February 14, 2014

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The Calvin women’s swim and dive team entered the third day of the MIAA Championships trailing rival Hope by nine points, 280-271. A strong night by the Calvin women, including a pair of top finishes on Friday however, set up the Knights with a 42 point lead over Hope heading into the final night. The Knights began the finals of the third day with a first place finish as the relay team of junior Erika Waugh, sophomore Michaela Rookus, senior Kristin Kinzer, and junior Kathryn Wrobel finished the 200 medley relay in 1:46.66. Calvin then earned four out of the six top spots in the 100 yard breaststroke. In a time of 1:05.31, Rookus took first for the Knights. Junior Lexi Scott followed in third in 1:06.16, freshman Adrienne Wesselius fourth in 1:08.00, and freshman Nicole Karl in sixth in 1:09.81. The strong night from the Calvin women puts them into first heading into the final night, with 586 points while Hope sits in second at 544 points. Kalamazoo is in third with 391, Albion in fourth with 335, Alma in fifth with 283, and Olivet in sixth with 170.

Dan Gelderloos Audio Interview

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Women’s Swimming and Diving in Second After Day Two of MIAA Championships - Waugh Breaks Record

Friday, February 14, 2014

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Thursday Results

Story By Brett VenHuizen/Photo by Bobby Lee

With two days of competition left to go at the MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the Calvin women’s team sits in second place with 271 points – nine points behind first place Hope.The Knights started out the second session of Thursday’s meet with a second place finish in the 200 free relay final with the quartet of Adrienne Wesselius, Michaela Rookus, Kristen Kinzer, and Kathryn Wrobel. The team posted a time of 1:36.25. Next was the 500 free finals where the Knights took fourth and sixth. Fourth place was taken by Kathryn Wrobel with a time of 5:07.93 and sixth was taken by Elizabeth Schleh with a time of 5:16.68. Rookus later won the 200 IM title for the second straight year, recording a time of 2:07.62. Junior Erika Waugh had a big day, breaking the MIAA record in the 100 backstroke twice as the leadoff leg of Calvin’s 400 medley relay. In the morning prelims, she clocked a time of 57.52 and then came back with a record time of 57.44 in the evening finals. Waugh’s 100 back time broke a 20-year-old MIAA record, set originally by Hope’s Susan Looman (:57.82)  in 1994 and equaled in 2009 by Hope’s Brittaney Reest Delo.

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Women’s Swimming and Diving Claims 800 Freestyle Relay Victory at MIAA Championships

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team got off to a winning start on Wednesday night at the MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships, winning the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:42.39, finishing a second-and-a-half ahead of second place Hope. Calvin’s relay team consisted of juniors Erika Waugh, Kathryn Wrobel and Alex Dhaenens and senior Margaret Rechel. The first place performance bumps Calvin into the early lead in the team standings with 40 points. Action continues on Thursday with prelims set for 10 a.m. and finals slated for 5:30 p.m. inside Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center.

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Calvin Set to Host MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships

Monday, February 10, 2014

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MIAA Championships Website

The 2014 MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships are set to take place this week inside Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center beginning with the one-meter diving prelims competition as well as the 800 freestyle relay events Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Action will continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday with prelims set for 10 a.m. and finals set for 5:30 p.m. The Calvin Sports Information Office caught up with Calvin head swim coach Dan Gelderloos and to preview the upcoming championship meet. That audio interview can be found online at: MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships Audio Preview

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Women’s Basketball vs Trine Postponed for Monday Night - Swim Meets Cancelled

Monday, January 27, 2014

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The Calvin women’s basketball game with Trine scheduled for tonight (Jan. 27) at 6 p.m. at Van Noord Arena has been postponed due to weather conditions. The game has been rescheduled for February 3 at 7 p.m. at Calvin. In addition, the Calvin-Hope swim meet that was postponed on January 25 will not be made up and has now been cancelled. Stay tuned for further information.

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