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A n c h o r

F e b r u a r y 21, 2001

Calvin's depth defeats Flying Dutch Both swim teams finish MIAA Championships in second place Rand A r w a d y

A l t h o u g h the w o m e n d i d n ' t w i n t h e m e e t , t h e y d i d e a r n a lot o f in-

SPORTS EDITOR

The M I A A S w i m m i n g and Div-

d i v i d u a l h o n o r s , w i n n i n g e i g h t in-

ing C h a m p i o n s h i p s w e r e h e l d last

dividual gold m e d a l s a n d t w o relay

T h u r s d a y t h r o u g h S a t u r d a y h e r e in

champions.

H o l l a n d al the H o l l a n d A q u a t i c

L e a d i n g the w a y for the F l y i n g

C e n t e r . W h e n all t h e p o i n t s w e r e

Dutch was VandenBerg who won

tallied both of H o p e h e a d c o a c h

the 200-yard breaststroke for the

J o h n Patnotts* m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s

f o u r t h c o n s e c u t i v e year. H e r t i m e

teams

finished

in s e c o n d p l a c e . A

o f 2 : 2 0 . 5 4 is n o t o n l y a n a t i o n a l

s e c o n d p l a c e f i n i s h m e a n s that t h e

q u a l i f y i n g time but a l s o a M I A A

men now have

finished behind

record. She also w o n the 100-yard

K a l a m a z o o C o l l e g e for six con-

breaststroke (1:05.25), and the 200-

secutive

yard individual medley (2:10.45).

years.

This

year

K a l a m a z o o f i n i s h e d the meet with

V a n d e n B e r g w a s a l s o on the win-

6 1 8 points c o m p a r e d to 5 5 3 for the

ning 400-yard medley relay and the

Flying Dutchmen.

800-yard freestyle relay. Joining her

T h e s e c o n d p l a c e finish for the

on the w i n n i n g 400-yard m e d l e y

Flying Dutch did not c o n t i n u e a

relay team were Audrey Arnold

s t r e a k f o r t h e m . C a l v i n C o l l e g e in-

(*04), M i c h e l l e S m i t h ( ' 0 4 ) , a n d

s t e a d c l a i m e d its f i r s t e v e r w o m e n ' s

Laura

t i t l e , a title w h i c h h a d b e l o n g e d t o

V a n d e n B e r g on the winning 800-

the Flying Dutch for nine consecu-

yard freestyle relay team were

tive seasons. T h e C a l v i n w o m e n

Arnold. Smith, and Betsy's younger

f i n i s h e d the m e e t w i t h 5 5 2 points

sister Erin V a n d e n B e r g ( ' 0 3 ) .

Smith

('02).

With PHOTOS COURTESY

c o m p a r e d to 4 4 4 for the F l y i n g Dutch.

S m i t h , w h o is o n l y a f r e s h m e n ,

w i n n i n g both the t h r e e - m e t e r and the o n e - m e t e r g o l d m e d a l .

swept the distance freestyle events.

" C a l v i n w a s about t w i c e our size,

She won

gold

g i v i n g t h e m d e p t h that w a s not

freestyle

c o n q u e r a b l e for a t e a m o u r size,"

in t h e 2 0 0 - y a r d 500-yard

PULBIC RELATIONS

" G e t t i n g s e c o n d at L e a g u e s j u s t g i v e s t h e t e a m s o m e t h i n g to a i m f o r next

year," VandenBerg

In t h e f r e e s t y l e s p r i n t s it w a s all

to H o p e s w i m m e r s . V a n d e n B e r g

Tim D e H a a n ('03), w h o won both

w a s a w a r d e d as the most valuable

the 50-yard freestyle (20.95), and

w o m e n in t h e c o n f e r e n c e , a n d B o s s

the 100-yard f r e e s t y l e (45.88).

w a s t h e m o s t v a l u a b l e m a l e in t h e

said.

Hope also won both backstroke

f r e e s t y l e ( 5 : 0 5 . 8 7 ) . and the 1.650

" W h i c h looks pretty g o o d consid-

e v e n t s as Ian K o b e s ( ' 0 3 ) w o n the

"It's an h o n o r to b e M V P a g a i n

s a i d B e t s y V a n d e n B e r g ( ' 0 1 ) . "Tt

yard freestyle (17:30.57). As men-

ering w e ' r e only losing one senior

100-yard backstroke (52.35) and

t h i s y e a r ( s h e a l s o w o n it in 1 9 9 9 ) ,

was the positive attitude and deter-

tioned a b o v e she w a s also a m e m -

(VandenBerg)."

mination of our t e a m that a l l o w e d

ber of both w i n n i n g relay teams.

the 2 0 0 - y a r d b a c k s t r o k e (1:54.01).

a n d a c r e d i t to C o a c h P a t n o t t ' s

Brian Slagh ( ' 0 2 ) w o n the 200-yard

c o a c h i n g that both the m e n ' s and

Hope Freshmen diver Hannah

Hope, there were four individual

f r e e s t y l e ( 1 : 4 1 . 6 8 ) for the F l y i n g

women's M V P were Hope swim-

R a p s o n ( ' 0 4 ) s w e p t the d i v i n g by

winners, and T h e Flying Dutchmen

Dutchmen.

mers." V a n d e n B e r g said.

c a p t u r e d f o u r o f t h e five r e l a y s . w

y r

conference.

O n the m e n ' s side of the m e e t for

us to win the dual m e e t a g a i n s t [Calvin]."

(1:55.79),

OF

VOICE OF WISDOMi Hope swim coach John Patnott keeps sisters Erin ('03) and Betsy (401), VandenBerg (L-R) focused at the MIAA Championships.

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MM

1 • Jri llli B. VandenBerg

Boss

Hope s w i m m e r s on both winning

B o s s w a s the c o - M V P last year,

Josh Boss ('02) showed why he

200-yard and 400-yard freestyle

h o w e v e r this y e a r h e sat a l o n e at t h e top.

is o n e o f t h e b e s t D i v i s i o n III s w i m -

relays were Slagh, Chris Hamstra

m e r s by winning the 200-yard

('04), Scott Vroegindewey ('01),

breaststroke (2:02.04) for a third

and DeHaan.

"It is a g r e a t h o n o r , t h e r e w e r e a lot o f g o o d s w i m s t h i s p a s t w e e k -

c o n s e c u t i v e year, and also w i n n i n g

The winning 200-yard medley

the 100-yard breaststroke (55.91).

relay team consisted of Kobes,

"My performances were where

Boss, Chris Dattels ('01), and

T h e N C A A C h a m p i o n s h i p s will

t h e y n e e d e d t o b e . s a i d B o s s . "I h a d

D e H a a n . O n the w i n n i n g 4 0 0 - y a r d

take place T h u r s d a y through Satur-

e n d . so I a m very g r a t e f u l to h a v e this honor," Boss said.

a m i n i - t a p e r in o r d e r to s w i m f a s t

m e d l e y r e l a y t e a m it w a s t h e s a m e

d a y on M a r c h 8 - 1 0 for the w o m e n ,

e n o u g h f o r o u r r e l a y s t o m a k e it in

lineup except for Slagh taking

and on M a r c h 15-17 for the m e n .

to N a t i o n a l s w i t h A cuts. W e did

D e H a a n ' s s p o t in t h e f r e e s t y l e .

B o t h m e e t s w i l l b e h e l d in B u f f a l o .

t h a t , s o all w e n t w e l l . "

Both coaches' M V P honors went

N.Y.

Basketball f r o m 1 h i s t o r y t o s c o r e m o r e t h a n 1 , 0 0 0 p o i n t s in

the D o w Center. By winning on Thursday

C h a m p i o n s h i p g a m e to C a l v i n

her c a r e e r . K o e n i g s k n e c h t s c o r e d six p o i n t s

a n d S a t u r d a y in t h e M I A A C h a m p i o n s h i p

year with a 21-5 record. T h e N C A A c o m -

in t h e g a m e , r a i s i n g h e r t o t a l t o 1 . 0 0 4 .

g a m e , the F l y i n g D u t c h w o u l d e a r n the au-

mittee then m a d e the u n u s u a l d e c i s i o n to not

tomatic bid to the t o u r n a m e n t .

give H o p e the at-large bid into the tourna-

T h e H o p e w o m e n a l s o set a M I A A t o u r n a -

finishing

the

If a l o s s w e r e t o o c c u r in e i t h e r o f t h e n e x t

ment. Instead the c o m m i t t e e chose a team

t w o g a m e s . H o p e w o u l d v e r y l i k e l y still e a r n

f r o m outside the Great L a k e s region, and gave

T h e Flying D u t c h will host C a l v i n (13-12)

a n at-large bid into the t o u r n a m e n t with their

t h e m t h e b i d . T h i s y e a r s t e a m is c u r r e n t l y

o n T h u r s d a y in t h e s e m i - f i n a l g a m e o f t h e

impressive record. Last years H o p e team

r a n k e d n u m b e r o n e in t h e G r e a t L a k e s r e -

w o n t h e r e g u l a r s e a s o n , b u t lost in t h e M I A A

gion.

ment record by c o n v e r t i n g 34 of their 3 9 freethrow attempts.

M I A A t o u r n a m e n t . T i p - o f f is al 7 : 3 0 p . m . in

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