Historical information (standings and statistics) about America's oldest collegiate conference is being added to this website with the addition of archival material dating back to the founding years in each of the 20 league-sponsored sports. This is a work in progress.

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All-Time MIAA Batting Champions


1950's

1956*    .529    Ed Rust, Adrian (34-18)
1957 .439 John Yodhes, Kalamazoo (41-18)
1958 .394 Dave Simmons, Hillsdale (32-13)
1959 .442 Gene Van Dongen, Hope (43-19)


1960's

1960    .429 Ray Graham, Alma (42-18)
1961 .414 John Persons, Kalamazoo (29-12)
1962 .383 Mike Mulligan, Alma (47-18)
1963 .405 Ron Venhuizen, Hope (42-17)
1964 .474 Pat Murphy, Alma (38-18)
1965 .425 Jim Pobursky, Olivet, and Jon Mulder, Calvin (40-17)
1966 .436 Phil Salopek, Kalamazoo (39-17)
1967 .459  Chuck Langeland, Hope (37-17)
1968 .500 Bob Bonacci, Albion (30-15)
1969 .385 Gary Frens, Hope (26-10)


1970's

1970    .412 Jim Cousineau, Kalamazoo (34-14)
1971 .500 Dave Moeller, Albion (38-19)
1972 .407 Jay Arbaugh, Adrian (27-11)
1973 .378 Rick Johnson, Alma, and Steve Held, Adrian (37-14)
1974 .484 Bob Lamer, Hope (31-15)
1975 .429 William Davies, Albion (28-12)
1976 .522 Mark Shirey, Alma (23-12)
1977 .468  Quentin Jones, Adrian (32-15)
1978 .476 Bill Heber, Adrian (21-10)
1979 .462 Tom Klus, Albion (26-12)


1980's

1980    .463 Rick Beck, Olivet (41-19)
1981 .526 Pete Rink, Hope (38-20)
1982 .489 Doug Fraser, Alma (45-22)
1983 .500 Randy Cutler, Hope (30-15)
1984 .450 Randy Cutler, Hope (40-18)
1985 .526  Ken Slezak, Albion (38-20)
1986 .500 Greg Pscodna, Adrian (34-17)
1987 .533 Jim Klunder, Hope (30-16)
1988 .467 Craig Rainey, Adrian (30-14)
1989 .487 Vic Breithaupt, Hope (39-19)


1990's

1990 .500 Vic Breithaupt, Hope (42-21) and Brett Kempema, Hope (34-17)
1991 .486 Vic Breithaupt, Hope (37-18)
1992** .500    Matt Essian, Alma (52-26)
1993 .432 Tim Bailey, Alma (37-16)
1994 .500 Brian Myers, Albion (54-27)
1995 .464 Mark Kuiper, Hope (56-26)
1996 .451 Brian Myers, Albion (51-23)
1997 .447 Dan Slagle, Adrian (47-21)
1998 .431 Dan Slagle, Adrian (65-28)
1999 .432 Ryan Strother, Albion (81-35)


2000's

2000
.490    Nathan Sweet, Alma (49-24)
2001 .469 B.J. Maas, Hope (49-23)
2002 .471 Kevin Vermeersch, Alma (51-24)
2003 .468 Tim Gates, Adrian (62-29)
2004 .452 Mike Vandervelde, Hope (42-19)
2005 .460 Vance Nardin, Hope (63-29)
2006*** .421 Bryan Smith, Albion (95-40)
2007 .456 Matt Vandervelde, Hope (76-36)
2008 .449 Alex Cowart, Adrian (89-40)
2009 .474 Alex Cowart, Adrian (95-45)
  .474 Jeremy Stephens, Alma (97-46)


2010's

2010 .500 Alex Cowart, Adrian (86-43)
2011 .471 Brian Bilius, Adrian (87-41)
2012 .448 Andrew DeLuca, Adrian (67-30)
2013 .410 Alex Kravat, Alma (78-32)
2014 .417 Michael Fischbach, Albion (84-35)

*doubleheader format began
**three-game series began
***28-game season started

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Michigan Historic Preservation Network Celebrates its 2014 Historic
Preservation Award Winners
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) is pleased to announce our 2014
Historic Preservation Awards winners. Fourteen award winners from across Michigan
were selected in six categories,
including: Building, Cu
ltural Landscape, Preser
vation Gem, Government/In
stitution, Tax Credit,
and Lifetime
A
chievement. The awards ceremony is one of the highlights of t
he 34th Annual MHPN Conference, “Michigan Places Matter.” A recept
ion and
awards presentation will be held Friday evening, May 16, 201
4, at the Michigan Theatre of
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan.
Four Building Awards are presented for projects completed within
the last three years. Winning pr
ojects may be a restoration or
rehabilitation, and
must include exterior work, but
may also include interior work.
While many think of preservation as the multi-million dollar re
storation of large
historic landmarks, preservation is not limited by
size, location or cost. This year’s winners include:
The
DeZwaan Windmill, Holland
. With the restoration of this 18th c
entury Dutch windmill, brought to Michig
an in 1964, the eighty-foot sails are
once again turning, milling flour and serving as the linchpin
in the revitalization of Holland’s Windmill Island Gardens.