Calvin Knights

All times Eastern
Overall: 25-5 - Conference: 15-1
11/16 vs. Manchester W, 62-48 BX
11/19 at UW-Whitewater L, 60-54 BX
@ Wisconsin Lutheran
11/20 at Heidelberg W, 65-40
@ Milwaukee, Wis.
11/26 at Aquinas W, 87-59
@ Olivet
11/27 at Ind.-South Bend L, 64-63
@ Olivet
12/1 at Adrian * • W, 75-40 BX BX PH
12/4 at St. Mary's (Ind.) * • W, 76-55
12/8 vs. Carthage W, 69-59 BX RC RC
12/11 at Kalamazoo * • W, 76-35
12/18 vs. Albion * • W, 73-65
12/30 vs. Wesleyan W, 59-36
@ Cal Lutheran
12/31 at Cal Lutheran L, 66-61 BX RC RC
1/8 vs. Olivet * • W, 68-34 BX BX BX RC RC
1/11 vs. Rochester (Mich.) W, 71-49
1/15 at Alma * • W, 65-50 RC
1/18 vs. Hope * • W, 56-55 RC
1/20 vs. Trine * • W, 81-37
1/22 vs. St. Mary's (Ind.) * • W, 74-60 RC RC
1/26 at Albion * • W, 62-36 BX BX RC RC
1/29 vs. Kalamazoo * • W, 75-40 RC
2/3 vs. Adrian * • W, 57-32 BX BX BX RC
2/5 at Hope * • L, 70-48 RC
2/9 at Olivet * • W, 67-40 BX BX BX
2/16 vs. Alma * • W, 74-48
2/19 at Trine * • W, 64-35
2/22 vs. Kalamazoo W, 84-57 RC
2/24 vs. Albion W, 63-36
2/26 vs. Hope W, 67-65 RC
3/4 vs. La Roche W, 73-37 BX RC
3/5 vs. Chicago L, 67-62 BX BX RC RC

(* Conference; • Region)
All times Eastern
Overall: 25-5 - Conference: 15-1
12/1 at Adrian * • W, 75-40 BX BX PH
12/4 at St. Mary's (Ind.) * • W, 76-55
12/11 at Kalamazoo * • W, 76-35
12/18 vs. Albion * • W, 73-65
1/8 vs. Olivet * • W, 68-34 BX BX BX RC RC
1/15 at Alma * • W, 65-50 RC
1/18 vs. Hope * • W, 56-55 RC
1/20 vs. Trine * • W, 81-37
1/22 vs. St. Mary's (Ind.) * • W, 74-60 RC RC
1/26 at Albion * • W, 62-36 BX BX RC RC
1/29 vs. Kalamazoo * • W, 75-40 RC
2/3 vs. Adrian * • W, 57-32 BX BX BX RC
2/5 at Hope * • L, 70-48 RC
2/9 at Olivet * • W, 67-40 BX BX BX
2/16 vs. Alma * • W, 74-48
2/19 at Trine * • W, 64-35

(* Conference; • Region)

2010-11

Hope 15-1 27-3
Calvin 15-1 25-5
St. Mary's (Ind.) 11-5 18-8
Albion 11-5 14-13
Trine 5-11 8-18
Olivet 5-11 6-19
Adrian 4-12 7-18
Kalamazoo 4-12 5-20
Alma 2-14 3-22

Past Records

2012-13 (23-4, 15-1 MIAA)
2011-12 (28-2, 15-1 MIAA)
2010-11 (25-5, 15-1 MIAA)
2009-10 (24-5, 14-2 MIAA)
2008-09 (16-10, 9-7 MIAA)
2007-08 (15-9, 11-5 MIAA)
2006-07 (28-3, 16-0 MIAA)

Team Quick Facts

Coach: John Ross
Conference: MIAA

Calvin

Enrollment (FT undergrads): 4075
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Colors: Maroon, Gold
Region: Great Lakes
Arena: VanNoord Arena (5500)
Official Website: Men | Women
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News Releases

March 1, 2014
Hope Holds Off Calvin Comeback Bid in MIAA Tournament Finals
By Mark DeHaan Coming off an upset of nationally ranked Olivet in the first round of the MIAA...
February 27, 2014
Thursday: Low five
Five ranked women's teams were eliminated from their conference tournaments in the semifinals, some...
February 27, 2014
Calvin Women's Basketball Upsets #18 Olivet 80-76 in MIAA Tournament
By Mark DeHaan The Calvin women's basketball team traveled to Olivet on Thursday for MIAA...
February 5, 2014
Calvin Picks Up 87-54 Win Over Saint Mary's
Calvin improved to 14-6 overall and 9-3 in the MIAA with an 87-54 win over Saint Mary's Wednesday...
February 3, 2014
Calvin Regains Winning Ways in Win Over Trine
By Mark DeHaan The Calvin women’s basketball returned to action Monday night, looking to...
January 15, 2014
Calvin Tops Saint Mary's 95-68
NOTRE DAME, IN – The Calvin women’s basketball team has suddenly found a new offensive...
November 26, 2013
Calvin Wins at Manchester 65-55
MANCHESTER, IN - The Calvin women’s basketball team got back on the winning track with a 65-55...
November 19, 2013
Hope Outlasts Calvin 88-81 in Early-Season Rivalry Matchup
In a rare early-season meeting of conference rivals, Hope recorded an 88-81 victory over Calvin...
March 24, 2013
Hoopsville: On to Atlanta
The big weekend of basketball in Salem is over and Amherst and Mary Hardin-Baylor survive. Dave...
March 15, 2013
Verkaik, Hunt win 2013 Jostens Trophy
Calvin's Carissa Verkaik and Randolph's Colton Hunt follow up their Academic All-American of the...
March 1, 2013
Season Ends for Calvin To St. Thomas For Second Straight Year
MOUNT VERNON, IA - The Calvin women's basketball team traveled to the campus of Cornell College for...
February 23, 2013
Calvin women's basketball falls to Hope 62-59 in MIAA Tournament Final
By Mark DeHaan The MIAA Tournament Championship pitted the #3 Calvin College Knights and #2 Hope...
February 20, 2013
Calvin and Hope To Meet For Third Straight Year in MIAA Tournament Final
By Mark DeHaan Coming off just its second loss of the season at the hands of rival Hope, the #3...
February 19, 2013
Carissa Verkaik Named Division III Capital One Academic All-American of the Year in Women's BBall
Senior center Carissa Verkaik has been chosen as the NCAA Division III Academic All-America® of...
February 13, 2013
Calvin clinches share of MIAA regular season title with win over Adrian
By Mark DeHaan With an important game against the Flying Dutch of #3 Hope looming on Saturday,...
February 6, 2013
Calvin women's basketball team has 20-20 vision in win at Saint Mary's
By Mark DeHaan NOTRE DAME, IN - The Calvin College women's basketball team traveled to Saint...
February 4, 2013
Calvin Coasts to 86-50 Victory Over Trine
By Mark DeHaan The Calvin women hosted a rare Monday night conference game at Van Noord Arena...
January 30, 2013
Calvin women's basketball records 92-35 win at Kalamazoo
By Mark DeHaan KALAMAZOO - Calvin continued its undefeated MIAA season Wednesday night when it...
January 26, 2013
Carissa Verkaik Becomes Calvin Career Leader in Blocked Shots In 77-55 Victory Over Alma
The 2nd ranked Knights extended their win streak to 16 games with their 77-55 win over Alma on...
January 23, 2013
Calvin Picks Up 82-38 Win Over Albion at Van Noord Arena
Story by Brett Venhuizen Calvin’s second-ranked women’s basketball team took on...
January 19, 2013
Verkaik reaches 2,000 career points
Calvin claimed a 74-54 victory behind 22 points and 12 rebounds from senior Carissa Verkaik, who...
January 16, 2013
Carissa Verkaik Becomes All-Time MIAA Scoringer Leader in 85-62 Win at Adrian
ADRIAN - It was quite a night for the Calvin women's basketball team and Carissa Verkaik. Calvin...
January 12, 2013
Calvin women lock down Hope, Tommies fall
Calvin held two of Hope's starters to a combined 4-for-30 from the floor, while St. Thomas lost an...
January 12, 2013
Calvin women's basketball defeats rival Hope 64-59, improves to 13-1 (7-0 MIAA) on the season
Story by Mitch Blankespoor GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The second-ranked Calvin women’s...
January 9, 2013
Calvin win over Kalamazoo sets up rivalry showdown with Hope Saturday night
The second-ranked Calvin women's basketball team rolled to a 97-52 victory over visiting Kalamazoo...
January 5, 2013
Calvin Uses Defense And Irwin's Three-Pointers To Blow Past Trine in MIAA Matchup
ANGOLA, IN - The second-ranked Calvin women's basketball team claimed a 64-36 victory at Trine...
December 28, 2012
Calvin Women's Basketball Defeats Colorado College 78-32
COLORADO SPRINGS, Col. - The third-ranked Calvin women's basketball team claimed a 78-32 victory at...
December 22, 2012
Calvin Rolls to 84-47 Win at Olivet
OLIVET - The third-ranked Calvin women's basketball team put on a dominating first half performance...
December 15, 2012
Calvin women's basketball teams knocks off Saint Mary's 77-56
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A ten-day layoff for the Calvin women's basketball team ended on Saturday as...
December 5, 2012
This looks familiar
It appears the Calvin College women’s basketball team has picked up where it’s left off...
December 5, 2012
Calvin women's basketball rolls to 97-56 win at Alma
Behind 25 points and nine rebounds from senior Carissa Verkaik, the third-ranked Calvin women's...
November 24, 2012
Calvin claims 76-48 win over Centre College at Julie Costello Memorial Tournament
CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY - A quick turnaround saw the Calvin women's basketball team face Centre College...
November 23, 2012
Calvin pulls out improbable 84-75 overtime victory over Thomas More behind career-high 37 points from Kayla Engelhard
Faced with a double-digit deficit in the closing minutes of regulation, the Calvin women's basketbal...
November 20, 2012
Calvin women's basketball rolls to win over Manchester
Calvin bounced back in the win column with a 77-45 victory over the visiting Manchester Spartans...
November 16, 2012
Calvin wins epic opener
The Knights topple St. Thomas and Mount Union beats the defending national champs in fantastic...
November 4, 2012
Women's preseason All-Americans
Last year's senior-laden team leads to a lot of new faces on this year's preseason team.
March 9, 2012
Three unbeatens advance, Chicago out
Amherst, George Fox and Mary Washington each rolled into the Elite Eight, but Calvin handed Chicago...
March 3, 2012
Calvin Punches Ticket To Round of 16 With 76-71 Win Over UW-Stevens Point
By Mark DeHaan GRAND RAPIDS, MICH - For the fifth time in school history and for the first time...
March 2, 2012
Calvin Pulls Past Wisconsin-Lutheran 59-47 in First Round NCAA III Tournament Game
In a defensive battle, Calvin came out on top 59-47 against an upset-minded Wisconsin-Lutheran squad...
February 25, 2012
Calvin Captures MIAA Tournament Title With Win Over Hope
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Knights left no doubt about the MIAA Tournament championship with a 65-43...
February 23, 2012
Calvin to Face Hope in MIAA Tournament Championship Game
The Calvin women’s basketball team advanced to the MIAA Tournament Championship game with a...
February 15, 2012
Calvin Captures Outright MIAA Regular Season Title
Calvin College was able to send its seniors off with the outright MIAA regular season championship...
February 11, 2012
Women's Basketball Claims Share of MIAA Regular Season Title With 67-44 Win at Olivet
OLIVET – Calvin clinched a share of the MIAA regular season title with a 67-44 victory at...
February 8, 2012
John Ross Claims 200th Collegiate victory as Calvin Women's Basketball Coach
Calvin women's basketball coach John Ross claimed his 200th victory at the helm of the program on...
February 4, 2012
Calvin Suffers First Loss of Season With 59-55 Defeat at Hope
By Andrew Knot Calvin's bid for an undefeated season ended in Holland on Saturday with a 59-55...
February 1, 2012
Calvin Has 20/20 Vision in Win at Alma
ALMA - On Wednesday night the Calvin women's basketball team had 20/20 vision. The Knights (20-0...
January 28, 2012
Calvin Women's Basketball Team Defeats Trine 73-26
Coming off a win in which it topped the century mark for the first time in 17 years, Calvin was...
January 25, 2012
Van Noord Arena Rains Down Threes as Knights Trounce Albion 106-59
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The fourth-ranked Calvin women's basketball team rained down a school record...
January 21, 2012
Calvin Holds Off Adrian - Now holds Two-Game Lead in MIAA Standings
ADRIAN – Calvin remained unbeaten on the season but not without a fight as the Knights gained...
January 14, 2012
Calvin Remains Unbeaten With 78-44 Win at Rochester College
AUBURN HILLS - Calvin rolled to a 78-44 non-conference victory over Rochester College Saturday...
January 12, 2012
On the seventh day
When we hear the story of a 29-year-old man playing college basketball, we applaud his perseverance....
January 11, 2012
Calvin Rolls To 86-44 Win Over Alma
Calvin remained unbeaten with an 86-44 victory over Alma Wednesday night in an MIAA contest at...
January 7, 2012
Until we meet again
No. 2 Chicago and No. 4 Calvin won the first of at least two meetings against their conference...
January 7, 2012
Calvin Claims Round One of Rivalry With Hope 72-59
In a meeting of nationally-ranked teams, Calvin claimed a 72-59 victory over rival Hope Saturday...
December 31, 2011
Calvin Uses Defense To Gain 74-38 Win at Luther
DECORAH, IA - Calvin improved to 11-0 on the year with a 74-38 victory at Luther College Saturday...
December 30, 2011
Front and Centre
Centre wins a thriller, Middlebury survives its trip to Salem State, and the Calvin women romp. That...
December 30, 2011
Calvin Claims 60-40 Win at LaCrosse in Family Affair
LACROSSE, WI - Calvin women's basketball coach John Ross will carry family bragging rights into the...
December 17, 2011
Calvin Defeats Olivet 72-33 in MIAA Matchup
The fourth-ranked Calvin women's basketball team moved back into a tie for first place in the MIAA...
December 7, 2011
Calvin Claims 53-37 at Trine in Battle of Unbeaten Teams
ANGOLA, IN - In a battle of unbeaten teams, Calvin used a strong second half surge to claim a 53-37...
December 3, 2011
Fourth-Ranked Calvin Defeats Adrian 64-46 in Home Opener
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Playing in its first home game of the season, the Calvin women’s...
November 30, 2011
Fourth-Ranked Calvin Holds on For Win at Albion
ALBION - Fourth-ranked Calvin survived a frigid second half shooting performance to claim a 69-60...
November 19, 2011
Calvin Defeats Anderson 70-55 - Carissa Verkaik Named Tournament MVP
ANDERSON, IN - Calvin improved to 3-0 on the season with a 70-55 victory at Anderson University...
November 18, 2011
Calvin Rolls to First Round Win at Anderson Tournament
ANDERSON, IN - Calvin used 14 first half points from senior Courtney Kurncz to roll to a 90-38...
November 15, 2011
Close calls on opening night
The Birmingham-Southern men held off Huntingdon in their opener. The William Paterson women fought...
November 15, 2011
Calvin Survives Upset Bid at Manchester in Season Opener
MANCHESTER, IN – Calvin survived an upset bid by host Manchester Tuesday night, securing a...
March 5, 2011
Fast Start at Calvin Propels Chicago to Sweet 16 of NCAA III Tournament
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The sixth-ranked Maroons of Chicago punched their ticket to the Round of 16 of...
March 4, 2011
Calvin Rolls to First Round Win Over La Roche
By Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice After defeating rival Hope College in the...
February 26, 2011
Women: Calvin forces its way in
Calvin scored a memorable win over Hope. Two NCAA tournament mainstays might miss the Big Dance...
February 26, 2011
Thomas Three-Ball Lifts Calvin Women's Basketball Team To Dramatic Victory in MIAA Tournament Championship Game
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A last-second three-point shot by junior guard Jill Thomas propelled the...
February 22, 2011
Calvin Women's Basketball Advances to MIAA Tournament Semifinals
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - In the first round of the conference tournament, the Knights rolled to an...
February 5, 2011
DeVos Dominance Continues For Hope Women's Hoops Against Calvin
HOLLAND - The Hope women’s basketball team handed Calvin its first league defeat of the year,...
February 3, 2011
Calvin Women's Basketball Defeats Adrian 57-32
The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team stretched its win streak to nine games...
January 29, 2011
Calvin Remains Unbeaten in MIAA With 75-40 Win Over Kalamazoo
As the current league leader Calvin defended its place atop the MIAA standings Saturday night with a...
January 26, 2011
Calvin Remains on Top of MIAA Standings With 62-36 Win at Albion
ALBION - The Calvin women's basketball team improved to 16-3 overall and to 10-0 in the MIAA with a...
January 22, 2011
Calvin Remains on Top of MIAA Standings With 74-60 Win Over Saint Mary's
Calvin rolled to a 74-60 victory over MIAA foe St. Mary’s on Saturday.The Knights jumped out...
January 18, 2011
Hope denied at Calvin
Calvin defeated archrival and top-ranked Hope at VanNoord Arena to give the Knights first place in...
January 18, 2011
Calvin Upsets Top-Ranked Hope
Calvin upset top-ranked Hope Tuesday night at Van Noord Arena 56-55. The victory snaps an eight-game...
January 15, 2011
Calvin Remains Unbeaten in League Play With 65-50 Win at Alma
The Calvin women's basketball team remained unbeaten in league play and set up an MIAA showdown for...
January 8, 2011
Calvin Doubles Up Olivet in Women's Basketball
The Calvin women's basketball remained undefeated in MIAA play with a 68-34 win over visiting Olivet...
December 31, 2010
Cal Lutheran Extends Win Streak With Win Over Nationally-Ranked Calvin
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team saw its six-game...
December 21, 2010
Calvin back in the Top 25
The latest Top 25 women's rankings are out. Calvin returns to the Top 25 and Thomas More moves up...
December 8, 2010
Calvin Women's Basketball Upsets Fifth-Ranked Carthage
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - As non-conference play continues for the Knights here in this 2010-11 season,...

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