Calvin's Anna Timmer and Ali Spayde Receive Great Lakes All-Region Honors

Calvin's Anna Timmer and Ali Spayde Receive Great Lakes All-Region Honors

Anna Timmer and Ali Spayde of the Calvin women's basketball team have received Great Lakes All-Region honors.

2016-17 Great Lakes All-Region Women's Basketball Teams

Both Calvin players have been named to the 2017 Great Lakes All-Region third team.

Timmer is receiving Great Lakes All-Region honors for the second straight year as she was a second team selection last year. Spayde meanwhile, is receiving all-region accolades for the first time.

A native of Caledonia and a graduate of Grand Rapids South Christian High School, Timmer averaged 13.4 points and 11.4 rebounds a game this past year while connecting on 58.3 percent of her field goal attempts. A forward, Timmer accumulated a Calvin single-season record of 320 rebounds, becoming just the second player in Calvin women's basketball history to amass more than 300 rebounds in a season. She also tallied 19 double-doubles which has ranked her amongst the nation's leaders in that statistical category.

Last month, Timmer was named to the All-MIAA first team. She was named MIAA Player of the Week once during the season and was named to the Lakeland College Tip-Off Tournament all-tournament team.  She concluded her career ranked seventh on the Calvin career list for points (1,274) and third in rebounds (785).

Spayde hails from Lewis Center, Ohio. She is a graduate of Worthington Christian High School. A point guard, Spayde averaged 16.5 points and 3.4 assists per game this year. She connected on 37.1 percent (53 of 143) of her three-point field goal attempts.

Her season three-point field goal total of 53 is tied for eighth on the Calvin single-season list. She now has 153 career three-point field goals which ranks third on the Calvin career list.

A first team All-MIAA selection this winter, Spayde received MIAA Player of the Week honors once and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Lakeland College Tip-Off Tournament.

Calvin finished the year with an overall record of 22-6. Under the direction of head coach Chuck Winkelman, the Knights finished third in the MIAA regular season standings with a 12-4 conference record and then advanced to the MIAA Tournament Championship game. Calvin later received a bid to the NCAA III Tournament, marking the 17th NCAA III Tournament appearance in program history.