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Kalamazoo Men's Tennis Championship Streak Now At 77; Hope Women Clinch Share of MIAA Title

The longest streak of consecutive conference championships for any collegiate sport in the U.S. continued Saturday as Kalamazoo defeated Adrian 8-1 to clinch a share of its 77th consecutive MIAA men's tennis championship.

Meanwhile, Hope clinched a share of the MIAA women's tennis championship with a 9-0 victory over Adrian. It's the third MIAA title in the last four years for the Flying Dutch and 22nd overall.

The Kalamazoo men can clinch an outright MIAA chanpionship at home against Hope on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Flying Dutch can win the women's title outright on Wednesday at Trine. The MIAA Tournament follows April 30-May 1 with the winner advancing to the NCAA Division III Championships.

Kalamazoo's string of conference championships dates back to 1936. Kalamazoo has won the title outright every year except for three seasons (1944-46) during World War II when no competition was held, in 1962 and 2003 when the Hornets shared the championship with Hope , and in 2013 when Kalamazoo, Hope, and Calvin shared the title.




Hope Wins First Men's Golf AQ Tournament 

Posted: April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 18 - MIAA AQ Tournament #1 at Trine (Zollner GC)
Team Scores:
 1. Hope 284. 2. Trine 294. T3. Adrian 297. T3. Calvin 297.

Medalist: Brandon Skytta, Adrian and Evan Telzerow, Hope, 69.

Top Ten Golfers: T1. Brandon Skytta, Adrian, 69. T1. Evan Telzerow, Hope, 69. 3. Collin Breit, Hope, 71. T4. Cody Knapp, Trine, 72. T4. Ben Lewis, Hope, 72. T4. Winton Munch, Hope, 72. T4. Austin Tevlin, Trine, 72. T4. John Van Noord, Calvin, 72. T9. Cameron McKee, Adrian, 73. T9. Ben Van Scoyk, Calvin, 73.

The remaining two rounds will be hosted by Hope next Friday and Saturday at Wuskowhan Players Club in West Olive. The team with the lowest cumulative score after 54 holes will be the MIAA automatic qualifer to the NCAA tournament.

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Belles' Najacht, Raymer Team Up For Softball No-No 

Posted: April 16, 2015

Saint Mary's freshmen pitchers Emily Najacht and Morgan Raymer combined to throw a no-hitter Thursday as the Belles defeated Albion, 10-0, to complete a sweep of a doubleheader at the SMC softball field.

Najacht (pictured left) pitched the first two innings of the five-inning no-hitter, striking out two and walking one. Raymer (pictured right) walked two and struck out one in her three innings of work.

It was the second no-hitter in MIAA play this season and the 41st in conference history. Adrian's Brooke Stewart tossed a five-inning perfect game April 4 as the Bulldogs shut out Albion, 17-0.


 

 

Hope Women's Tennis Receives ITA Sportsmanship Honor

Posted: April 16, 2015

The Hope women's tennis team has been selected to receive the 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Sportsmanship Award for the month of April.

Coach Adam Ford’s Flying Dutch joins the Williams, Mass. men’s tennis team as honorees this month.

The ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award is a monthly award that goes to one men's and one women's team that have exemplified outstanding sportsmanship, character and ethical conduct in the true spirit of competition and collegiate tennis. the winners are selected by the ITA Ethics and Infractions Committee from nominations received from all ITA member institutions. This monthly award began in 2004.
 
"Winning an award like this means a lot," Ford said. "We try so hard in practice and in matches to be the best sports possible. We are far from perfect, but to know that a team nominated us for this 
award is a reminder that we are focused on the correct character traits."

The Flying Dutch were nominated for the ITA Team Sportsmanship for competing at the pinnacle of ethical conduct and for good sportsmanship over many years, and his team is said to be "a throwback to the days of old when tennis was all about honor and a good fair fight on the court.”
 
"We spend a lot of time working on ourselves as people," Ford said. "We ask the girls the question, 'What person are you becoming because of the sport of tennis?' We focus only on the things we can control, not the things that we can’t."

The Flying Dutch currently lead the MIAA with a 5-0 conference record and are 15-4 overall.




Olivet Wins First Women's Golf AQ Tournament

Posted: April 14, 2015

Tuesday, April 14 - MIAA AQ Tournament #1 at Olivet (The Medalist GC)
Team Scores:
 1. Olivet 323. 2. Hope 325. 3. Trine 343. 4. Saint Mary's 365.

Medalist: Britni Gielow, Hope, 76.

Top Ten Golfers: 1. Britni Gielow, Hope, 76. 2. Megan Klintworth, Hope, 78. 3. Kirstin Langer, Olivet, 79. T4. Brooke Kastamo, Olivet, 80. T4. Casey Lamp, Olivet, 80. 6. Courtney Carlson, Saint Mary's, 81. 7. Amy Worthington, Trine, 82. 8. Montana Leep, Hope, 83. 9. Laura Basco, Olivet, 84. 10. Allyson Schultz, Olivet, 85.

The remaining two rounds will be hosted by Hope next Monday and Saturday at The Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck.

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Players of the Week   


Baseball
Position Player of the Week:
Miccoy Drzewiecki, Adrian (left)
Pitcher of the Week: Eric Schmidt, Adrian (right)
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Softball
Position Player of the Week:
 Marie Zill, Alma (left)
Pitcher of the Week: Justine Robles, Trine (right)
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Men's Lacrosse:
Offensive Player of the Week:
 Chris Ward, Trine (left)
Defensive Player of the Week: Kyle DeCamp, Albion (right)
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Women's Lacrosse:
Offensive Player of the Week:
 Amanda Davio, Calvin (left)
Defensive Player of the Week: Corry Remy, Calvin (right)
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Men's Tennis
Player of the Week: Matt Buesing, Calvin
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Women's Tennis
Player of the Week: Anna Garcia, Hope
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Men's Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week: Tyler Bourdo, Trine (left)
Field Athlete of the Week: William Simon, Adrian (right)
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Women's Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week: Ashley Halm, Alma (left)
Field Athlete of the Week: Kara Eck, Trine (right)
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MIAA To Add Indoor Track As Conference Sport In 2015-16

Posted: March 27, 2015

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced Friday that it will add men’s and women’s indoor track and field as varsity conference sports, effective with the 2015-16 school year.

"We are excited to be adding men's and women's indoor track and field to our lineup of sponsored sports. This will give our student-athletes an opportunity to compete for conference championships," MIAA Commissioner Penny Allen-Cook said. "Currently, only the few elite track and field student-athletes have a chance at end-of-season recognition in their sport by qualifying for the NCAA National Championships. This is another affirmation of our membership's commitment to providing a quality, competitive experience for MIAA student-athletes."

The MIAA previously sponsored men’s indoor track as a conference sport from 1936-48, with Kalamazoo winning the first league championship in 1936. Albion won six conference titles during that span, the most of any MIAA school, including the final championship in 1948.

Some MIAA member schools already offer indoor track as a sport, with four student-athletes from MIAA member colleges earning All-American honors at the recent NCAA Division III indoor championships.

The addition of men’s and women’s indoor track will bring the number to 22 sports sponsored by the MIAA – 11 for each gender.  They are the first sports to be added to the conference’s lineup since men’s and women’s lacrosse were added during the 2012-13 academic year.