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KALAMAZOO COLLEGE THE K-PLAN Kalamazoo College does more in four years so students can do more in a lifetime. It offers rigorous academic explorations in the liberal arts and integrates non-classroom experiences into a resume that gives students a leg-up for graduate school and employment. K develops the ability to think and solve problems, and it measures those outcomes. LOCATION Kalamazoo, Michigan; A college-centered community with a metropolitan population of 225,000 in scenic southwest Michigan, just 140 miles from Chicago and Detroit and 35 miles from Lake Michigan. ENROLLMENT 1,443 students from 43 states and 32 countries. CAMPUS Sixty-acre campus with 29 buildings of Georgian architecture located in a historic residential area near downtown Kalamazoo. FACULTY 90 percent hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree. The student/faculty ratio is 13–1. AFFILIATION

NCAA Division III

CONFERENCE Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association INFORMATION

Office of Admission 1200 Academy Street Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006


TOLL FREE 800.253.3602 LOCAL 269.337.7166 EMAIL WEB ATHLETICS




KALAMAZOO COLLEGE THE K-PLAN Kalamazoo College’s distinctive approach to liberal arts education, the K-Plan, has four components:

• Depth and Breadth in the Liberal Arts • Learning Through Experience • International and Intercultural Experience • Independent Scholarship

Full engagement in the K-Plan helps students accomplish these learning outcomes: to know at least one field of inquiry in depth; to study a variety of fields of inquiry; to be able to engage in various cultural contexts in informed, meaningful, responsible, and respectful ways; to be able to learn effectively in a variety of settings; to be able to integrate theory and experiences through reflection; to respect personal and cultural differences;to be able to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms; to be proficient in at least one second language; and to be able to think critically, reason analytically, and solve problems skillfully. STRONG FOCUS ON EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION • More than two thirds of students complete an internship or externship • 70 percent of students participate in a meaningful, immersive international and intercultural experience—often characterized by home stays, an Integrative Cultural Research Project, and duration of three to nine months—in 41 programs in 24 countries on six continents • About two thirds of students participate in course-based or student-led co-curricular service-learning projects • All students engage in a Senior Individualized Project, an in-depth research or creative project done in the senior year MORE IN FOUR, MORE IN A LIFETIME • Outstanding performance on the nationwide Collegiate Learning Assessment, the best current measure of student outcomes in critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and writing • Ranked among the top among all U.S. institutions for graduates earning PhDs in physical sciences (9th), life sciences (11th), psychology (15th), and math and computer science (17th). • Named one of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report • One of the Colleges That Change Lives, book by Loren Pope, higher education expert and former New York Times education editor, describing a group of 40 dynamic colleges that excel at developing potential, values, and initiative and provide the foundation for success beyond college • Named one of the 44 “Best Buy” schools by Fiske Guide to Colleges BY THE NUMBERS • 1443 students from 43 states and 32 countries; 27 percent students of color • Class of 2020 mean ACT - 28 / mean SAT critical reading - 594 / mean SAT math - 624. Kalamazoo College is a test optional school. • More than 98 percent of students receive need-based and/or merit-based financial aid; 23 percent are Pell eligible • 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio




COACHING STAFF Kristopher Koster • Head Coach 616.914.1273

Kristopher Koster began as men’s and women’s cross country coach at Kalamazoo College July 1, 2014. Koster came to Kalamazoo from Grand Rapids Christian High School where he has served as Head Boys’ Track and Field Coach since 2013. Koster has also served as Assistant Boys’ and Girls’ Track and Field Coach since 2006 and Assistant Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Coach since 2004. During his years with Grand Rapids Christian, the Eagle girls won cross country state championships in 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2013. Koster graduated from Calvin College in 2005 with degrees in History and Religion. Koster was a member of Calvin’s cross country and track and field teams for four years. During those years, Koster helped Calvin win NCAA III Cross Country national championships in 2000 and 2003. Calvin finished runner-up in 2001 and 2002. Koster earned All-MIAA honors four years in cross country and during his senior year of track and field. He garnered All-American honors three times: once in cross country and twice in track and field. “I’m really grateful that Kalamazoo College has entrusted me with its cross country program,” said Koster at the time of his hire. “Meeting the team during my interview confirmed what I had always heard and read about K: that students here are engaged, insightful, and independent thinkers, eager to throw themselves headlong into the communities they find here at K and around the rest of the world. Those are just the sort of committed people who make great runners. I’m looking forward to ensuring that cross country remains a gratifying part of their experience at K and that our team lives up to the college’s motto to ‘Be light.’” When he’s not at meets and practices, Koster enjoys traveling up north and out west with his wife, Sarah, reading about anything from U.S. history to theology to running, listening to the Detroit Tigers on the radio, and spending time on trails in the woods. He lives in Grand Rapids.




2017 SCHEDULE DATE MEET TIME Sep 9 Knight Invite 10:45 a.m. (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 23 MIAA Jamboree 12 p.m. (Holland, Mich.) 30 Louisville Classic 12 p.m. (Louisville, Ky.) Oct 6 Lansing Invitational 2:15 p.m. (Lansing, Mich.) 14 Pre-Nationals 12 p.m. CDT (Elsah, Ill.) 20 EMU Fall Classic 5 p.m. (Dexter, Mich.) 28 MIAA Championships 12 p.m. (Adrian, Mich.) Nov 11 NCAA III Great Lakes Regional 12 p.m. (Powell, Ohio) 18 NCAA III Nationals 12 p.m. CDT (Elsah, Ill.) All times are Eastern unless indicated otherwise.

2016 Kalamazoo College Cross Country Team




2017 MEN’S ROSTER Name Tylere Allyn-White Nick Angerman Preston Grossling Jackson Kelly Sam Meyer Ian Nostrant Caleb Patton Connor Vogt Austin Yunker

Cl. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. So.

Hometown/High School Kalamazoo / Parchment Ann Arbor / Skyline Austin, Texas / Austin Grosse Ile / Grosse Ile Kalamazoo / Kalamazoo Central Marshall / Marshall Uniontown, Penn. / Uniontown Greer, S.C. / St. Joseph’s Catholic Mendon / Mendon

Head Coach: Kristopher Koster (Calvin ‘05) Assistant Coach: Katie Broekema




2017 WOMEN’S ROSTER Name Cheyenne Allyn-White Lauren Arquette Hannah Bartoshesky Rachael Gallap Hannah Hamilton Zoe Hawkins-Smyk Megan Heft Shannon Irvine Kathryn LeVasseur Anna Roodbergen Kathryn Thamann Victoria Thamann

Cl. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So.

Hometown/High School Gobles / Gobles Canton / Salem Ann Arbor / Huron Kalamazoo / Portage Northern Pinckney / Pinckney Bradenton, Fla. / Southeast Hopkins / Hopkins Clarkston / Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood Grand Rapids / Forest Hills Northern Vicksburg / Vicksburg Vicksburg / Vicksburg Vicksburg / Vicksburg

Head Coach: Kristopher Koster Assistant Coach: Katie Broekema




MEN’S ALL-MIAA 2015 Jordan Henning - 2nd

1992 David Barkley - 1st Jasen Schrock - 2nd

2006 Max Melstrom - 2nd

1988 Chris Rito - 1st

2003 Will Dobbie - 1st Sean Pack - 2nd

1986 Peter McNelis - 1st Chris Rito - 1st

2002 Sean Pack - 2nd

1982 Mark Rolian - 1st

2001 James Cekola - 2nd Adam Karell - 2nd

1981 Greg Schuetz - 1st

1999 Kory Kramer - 1st Ian Schmidt - 1st Andy Beights - 2nd

1978 Joel Menges - 1st 1977 Joel Menges - 1st

1998 Kory Kramer - 1st Shane Bowen - 2nd

1976 Jon Call - 1st Joel Menges - 1st

1997 Kory Kramer - 1st Jeremy Meyersieck - 1st Ian Schmidt - 1st Daniel Lam - 2nd

John Wismer - 1st 1967 John Wismer - 1st 1966 Craig Van Voorhees - 1st MIAA MVP’s John Wismer - 1967 Joel Menges - 1977 Four-Year All-MIAA 1st Team Kory Kramer - 1996, 97, 98, 99 Three-Year All-MIAA 1st Team Joel Menges - 1976, 77, 78 John Wismer - 1967, 68, 69 Two-Year All-MIAA 1st Team Jeremy Meyersieck - 1996, 97 Ian Schmidt - 1997, 99 David Barkley - 1992, 94 Chris Rito - 1986, 88 Bruce Johnson - 1972, 75 Rich Conway - 1972, 73 Craig Van Voorhees - 1966, 68

1975 Bruce Johnson - 1st 1974 William Griffin - 1st

1996 Kory Kramer - 1st Jeremy Meyersieck - 1st

1973 Rich Conway - 1st Roger Gerlach - 1st

1995 Brent Luchies - 2nd Phil Sobeck - 2nd

1972 Rich Conway - 1st Bruce Johnson - 1st

1994 David Barkley - 1st Brent Luchies - 2nd Jeremy Meyersieck - 2nd

1969 John Wismer - 1st

1993 Jasen Schrock - 1st David Barkley - 2nd

1968 Craig Van Voorhees - 1st




WOMEN’S ALL-MIAA 2015 Lauren Arquette - 1st

2000 Michelle Harburg - 2nd Gina Lutz - 2nd

2011 Hannah Bogard - 1st

1999 Vicky Fletcher - 2nd

2009 Jillian McLaughlin - 1st 2008 Allison Iott - 1st Jillian McLaughlin - 1st 2007 Jillian McLaughlin - 2nd 2006 Allison Iott - 1st Jillian McLaughlin - 1st 2005 Tieneke vanLonkhuyzen - 1st 2004 Paige Biglin - 2nd Lauren Puretz - 2nd

1998 Laura Edwardson - 2nd 1997 Christine Stehman - 2nd 1996 Shelby Stuntz - 1st Molly Mechtenberg - 2nd Christine Stehman - 2nd 1995 Laura Edwardson - 1st Christa Paisley - 1st Christine Stehman - 2nd 1993 Shelby Stuntz - 2nd

2003 Michelle Harburg - 1st Gina Lutz - 1st Tieneke vanLonkhuyzen - 1st 2002 Sarah Ball - 1st Lauren Puretz - 1st 2001 Michelle Harburg - 1st Gina Lutz - 1st Lauren Puretz - 1st Eve Khlyavich - 2nd Jenni Rone - 2nd


1990 Linda Fitzpatrick - 1st MIAA MVP’s Allison Iott (2008) Three-Year All-MIAA 1st Team Jillian McLaughlin - 2006, 08, 09 Two-Year All-MIAA 1st Team Allison Iott - 2006, 08 Tieneke vanLonkhuyzen - 2003, 05 Michelle Harburg - 2001, 03 Gina Lutz - 2001, 03 Lauren Puretz - 2001, 02



NCAA STATEMENT KALAMAZOO COLLEGE STATEMENT ON NCAA INFRACTIONS Update: Kalamazoo College appealed the penalties and, on October 18, 2016, the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee announced Kalamazoo College’s appeal was denied. K has recalibrated the financial aid packages of all student-athletes who had NCAA impermissible financial aid. Consequently, all Hornet Athletic teams are eligible for postseason play and championship consideration. On March 22, 2016, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced Kalamazoo College had three major violations involving the awarding of financial aid, recruitment practices and failure to monitor NCAA financial aid regulations. The NCAA found there was no intent by Kalamazoo College to circumvent NCAA rules. The NCAA placed K on probation for a period of three years and placed a ban on postseason competition, including conference tournaments; regular season conference championship consideration; and NCAA championship opportunities, for any team whose roster contains one or more student-athletes who received financial aid impermissible according to NCAA rules. As of March 2016, all Hornet Athletics teams have at least one student-athlete who receives this type of financial aid. The College appealed the ban on postseason play and the ban on regular season conference championship consideration. According to the NCAA process, the postseason ban will be held in abeyance until the appeal process is completed. The NCAA will allow K to repackage the impermissible financial aid to maintain postseason play and championship consideration. As soon as K concluded NCAA infractions occurred, the College immediately corrected the process that led to the awarding of impermissible financial aid. Therefore, for students entering in the fall of 2015 and thereafter, the financial aid awards are compliant with NCAA regulations. In the admission process, Kalamazoo College considers a variety of indicators in addition to grades, including a broad assessment of extracurricular activities such as community service, student government, music and athletics. This admission process does not violate NCAA regulations. The awarding of financial aid violation occurred when extracurricular athletics activities included in the admission process also informed the financial aid process. NCAA rules prohibit the inclusion of athletic extracurricular activity in financial aid consideration. “The College’s admission process and financial aid policy place value on a holistic view of prospective students. Our intent was to treat all students—the musicians, the artists, the student leaders, the athletes—fairly,” said Provost Mickey McDonald. “The College made a mistake by failing to remove athletic participation in financial aid consideration­, a process which is not in alignment with NCAA rules.” The recruiting violation occurred when the baseball coach, who was new to the College at the time, incorrectly suggested to some prospective students that he could influence the financial aid process. As soon as the College became aware of the misrepresentation, it reported it to the NCAA and provided training for all K coaches. The third major violation relates to not having had in place appropriate policies and procedures and training for staff regarding NCAA financial aid rules. Since the investigation began in June 2014, Kalamazoo College has instituted the following changes: • • • •

Ceased including extracurricular activities of any kind when considering the amount of financial aid offered students Clarified the NCAA compliance responsibilities within athletics, provided training to those with these responsibilities, and restructured staffing to meet compliance responsibilities Provided ongoing, annual training for athletics, admission and financial aid staff Hired a consultant to conduct a compliance audit and to make additional recommendations

“All of the NCAA concerns have been corrected. Kalamazoo College is committed to complying with NCAA rules and regulations,” said McDonald. “We will continue to educate and train our staff and monitor our financial aid programs and recruiting practices so we can best serve our student-athletes and to provide the best athletic program we can.” The NCAA released a Public Infractions Report on March 22. The report is available online at ®



DISTINCTLY DIVISION III D I S C O V E R 40 percent of NCAA® student-athletes compete in Division III – the largest division in college sports.

D E V E L O P Research shows that nine of every 10 Division III student-athletes succeed academically.

D E D I C A T E 76 percent of Division III first-year student-athletes receive some type of non-athletics institutional financial aid to attend college, averaging $13,500.



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Knight Invite 10:45 a.m. (Grand Rapids, Mich.) MIAA Jamboree 12 p.m. (Holland, Mich.) Louisville Classic 12 p.m. (Louisville, Ky.) Lansing Invitational 2:15 p.m. (Lansing, Mich.) Pre-Nationals 12 p.m. CDT (Elsah, Ill.) EMU Fall Classic 5 p.m. (Dexter, Mich.) MIAA Championships 12 p.m. (Adrian, Mich.) NCAA III Great Lakes Regional 12 p.m. (Powell, Ohio) NCAA III Nationals 12 p.m. CDT (Elsah, Ill.)

All times are Eastern unless indicated otherwise.


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