Calvin College

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About Calvin College

With over 4,000 students, Calvin is one of North America's largest and most respected Christian colleges. Calvin, founded in 1876, aims to provide a vigorous liberal arts education that promotes lifelong service. The college's outstanding faculty is known world wide for producing substantial and challenging art and scholarship. In addition, Calvin's reputation as a caring community is evidenced by a warm campus environment that develops the whole person in numerous community service-leading endeavors.

Calvin faculty, students, staff, and alumni live out the college's motto: "My heart I offer to you, Lord, promptly and sincerely."

Calvin's curriculum is shaped by the Christian faith as reflected in the Reformed creeds; because of the college's relatively large size, Calvin is able to offer a diverse, Christian, liberal arts education. The curriculum features over 75 majors and programs, numerous off-campus and foreign study programs, a five-floor automated library with over 600,000 holdings, many support services and a beautiful 375-acre campus.

Calvin's excellence in the classroom is matched by success in athletics. Calvin has won eight NCAA Division III national team championships -- men's basketball in 1992 and 2000, men's cross country in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006, and women's cross country in 1998 and 1999.

The Facts

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
MIAA Member: from fall of 1953 to date
Athletic Office phone: (616) 526-6176
FAX:  (616) 526-6060

Enrollment: 3,991
Color: Maroon (PMS202) & Gold (PMS123)
Nickname: Knights

President:  Dr. Michael K. LeRoy < >
Director of Athletics for Men:  Jim Timmer, Jr. < >
Director of Athletics for Women:  Nancy Meyer < >
Sports Information Director:    Jeff Febus < >

Office: (616) 526-6169
FAX: (616) 526-7069

The Coaches

Baseball:  John Rypel < >
Men's Basketball:  Kevin Vande Streek < >
Women's Basketball:  John Ross < >
Men's Cross Country:  Brian Diemer < >
Women's Cross Country:  Brian Diemer < >
Men's Golf:  Brian Bolt < >
Women's Golf:  Jerry Bergsma < >
Men's Lacrosse: Kyle Hofstaedter >
Women's Lacrosse: Blake Boehm >
Men's Soccer:  Ryan Souders < >
Women's Soccer:  Mark Recker < >
Softball:  Tim Syrek < >
Swimming:  Dan Gelderloos < >
Men's Tennis:  John Ross < >
Women's Tennis:  Kevin Van Haitsma < >
Men's Track:  Bret Otte < >
Women's Track:  Bret Otte < >
Volleyball:  Amber Warners < >
Athletic Trainer:  Joe Dykstra < >