2017-18 Calvin Women's Basketball News

  • Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kara Minderhoud
    April 05, 2018
    The Calvin Sports Information Office sat down with five student-athletes to discuss their experiences at Calvin College. Today's story is with Kara Minderhoud a sophomore on the women's basketball team from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Becca Richards: A Division III Week Student-Athlete Profile
    April 02, 2018
    The Calvin Sports Information Office begins the first of a week-long series of profiles and stories on its student-athletes to celebrate Division III Week. The first student-athlete profile is on Calvin College junior Becca Richards.
  • Calvin's Ali Spayde Named to D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region Second Team
    March 13, 2018
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, - For the second straight year, Calvin College senior Ali Spayde has received D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region honors.
  • Women's Basketball Falls at No. 5 Hope in Overtime
    February 23, 2018
    The Calvin women's basketball team fell to No. 5 Hope on the road in the semifinals of the MIAA Tournament.
  • Women’s Basketball Senior Duo Named All-MIAA Honorees
    February 22, 2018
    The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association named Ali Spayde to the Women's Basketball All-MIAA First Team and Bre Luurtsema to the Women's Basketball All-MIAA Second Team on Thursday afternoon.
  • Calvin Women's Basketball Dynamic Duo Heads Into Home Stretch Of Fabulous Four-Year Run
    February 20, 2018
    By JEFF FEBUS As Ali Spayde and Bre Luurtsema head down the final straightaway of their collegiate basketball careers, neither senior plans to finish with any regrets.
  • Calvin Women's Basketball Gains No. 4 Seed for MIAA Tournament - To Face Hope in Friday Semifinal
    February 17, 2018
    The Calvin women's basketball team will be the No. 4 seed for next week's MIAA Tournament and will play rival Hope next Friday at 7:30 p.m. at DeVos Fieldhouse.
  • Women’s Basketball Scorches Olivet on Senior Night
    February 14, 2018
    The Calvin women?s basketball team controlled the Comets all throughout senior night on Wednesday.  The Knights cruised to an 83-43 victory in the final home game for the senior duo of Ali Spayde (Lewis Center, Ohio/Worthington Christian) and Bre Luurtsema (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian). The Knights finish the regular season with a record of 16-9 and a third-place finish in the MIAA at 11-5.
  • Calvin Women's Basketball Claims Conference Victory Over Kalamazoo
    February 10, 2018
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Calvin claimed a 67-59 conference victory at Kalamazoo Saturday afternoon to move back into third place in the MIAA standings.
  • No. 6 Hope Beats Women’s Basketball at the Buzzer
    February 07, 2018
    The Calvin women’s basketball team tipped off against No. 6 Hope College on Wednesday evening in the 120th edition of The Rivalry. The Knights fell 70-69 in a hard-fought battle against a nationally-ranked team.
  • Women’s Basketball Tripped Up at Albion
    February 03, 2018
    The Calvin women’s basketball team came up short on Saturday at Albion. The Knights fell to the Britons, 72-67. The loss moves Calvin to 14-8 and 9-4 in MIAA play.
  • Women’s Basketball Blasts Alma
    January 31, 2018
    The Calvin women’s basketball team secured the season sweep over the Scots of Alma in convincing fashion on Wednesday night. The Knights blasted the Scots 80-37 to improve to 14-7 on the year and 9-3 in MIAA play. The Scots sink to 2-18 and 1-17 in MIAA action. The victory secures a spot in the MIAA Tournament for the Knights.
  • Women’s Basketball Bombards Bulldogs
    January 27, 2018
    The Knights sprinted out to an early lead on Saturday and never looked back. Calvin improved to 13-7 and 8-3 in the MIAA with a 77-48 victory. The Knights outscored Adrian in all four quarters.
  • No. 12 Trine Tops Women’s Basketball
    January 24, 2018
    The Calvin women’s basketball team fell 49-46 in a closely-contested MIAA matchup with No. 12 Trine. Trailing by 11 at halftime, the Knights outscored the Thunder 16-9 in the third quarter and used their momentum to take the lead in the final five minutes of the game. Despite the strong comeback effort, the Knights didn’t get an opportunity for a final shot and fell to the Thunder at Van Noord Arena.
  • Calvin Women's Basketball Holds Off Saint Mary's 64-59 in Overtime
    January 20, 2018
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Calvin women's basketball held off an upset bid by Saint Mary's Saturday afternoon, defeating the Belles 64-59 in overtime.
  • Women’s Basketball Hammers Hornets, Spayde Breaks Record
    January 17, 2018
    The Calvin women’s basketball defended home court and remained perfect on the season at home. The Knights picked up a 72-42 victory over Kalamazoo on Wednesday evening. The victory pushes the Knights to 11-6 on the year and sends Kalamazoo to 6-10.
  • Calvin-Hope Women's Basketball Rivalry Set to Renew Saturday Afternoon
    January 13, 2018
    The Calvin-Hope women's basketball rivalry will renew Saturday afternoon at Hope's DeVos Fieldhouse with the opening tip set for 3:00 p.m.
  • No. 2 Hope Nips Women’s Basketball
    January 13, 2018
    The Calvin women’s basketball team fell short in a hard-fought battle at No. 2 Hope on Saturday afternoon. The Flying Dutch walked away with a 58-51 victory. Calvin moves to 10-6 on the season and 5-2 in MIAA play. Hope remains perfect at 16-0 and 7-0 in MIAA action.
  • Calvin Women's Basketball Blasts the Britons
    January 11, 2018
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Calvin women's basketball team picked up an important 82-59 conference victory over visiting Albion Wednesday night at Van Noord Arena.
  • Women’s Basketball Edges Alma, 59-50
    January 06, 2018
    The Calvin women’s basketball team improved to 4-1 in MIAA action with a 59-50 victory over Alma on Saturday afternoon. The victory keeps the Knights tied for second place in the MIAA and moves Calvin to 9-5 on the season.
  • Women’s Basketball Bops Bulldogs, 76-47
    January 03, 2018
    The Calvin women’s basketball team cruised to a 76-47 over MIAA rival Adrian on Wednesday evening. The win moves Calvin to 8-5 on the year and into a tie for third place in the MIAA at 3-1. With the victory, Calvin remains perfect at Van Noord Arena on the season and sends Adrian to 4-8 and 2-3 in MIAA play.
  • Women’s Basketball Overwhelms Otterbein
    December 30, 2017
    The Calvin women’s basketball team closed the Otterbein Smoky Ballenger Classic with a 71-58 victory over the host Cardinals. Saturday marked the final non-conference game of the regular season for Calvin; the Knights won five of their final six non-conference games. The victory propels Calvin to 7-5 on the year.
  • Women’s Basketball Falls to Undefeated Marietta
    December 29, 2017
    The Calvin women’s basketball team fell on Friday to the unbeaten Pioneers of Marietta, 64-56. Calvin moves to 6-5 overall, after the first day of the Smokey Ballenger Classic on the campus of Otterbein University.
  • Calvin Women's Basketball Cruises Over Comets
    December 20, 2017
    OLIVET, Mich. - Calvin picked up a resounding 79-25 conference victory at Olivet Wednesday evening inside the Cutler Events Center. 
  • Ali Spayde Named MIAA Player of the Week
    December 18, 2017
    The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Ali Spayde its Player of the Week in women's basketball for games played through Dec. 18.
  • Women’s Basketball Sharp Shooting Sinks Saints
    December 12, 2017
    The Calvin women’s basketball team defeated Aquinas on Tuesday evening for the battle of city bragging rights, 70-62. The victory propels the Knights to 5-4 on the year and sends Aquinas to 8-5.
  • No. 6 Trine Edges Women’s Basketball on Final Shot
    December 09, 2017
    The Calvin women’s basketball team was nipped at No. 6 Trine on Saturday afternoon, 50-47. The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for the Knight and moves Calvin to 4-4 on the year. Trine remains perfect on the year at 9-0.
  • Women’s Basketball Rings Belles in MIAA Opener
    December 06, 2017
    The Calvin women’s basketball team opened its conference season with a 95-49 win over Saint Mary’s College at Van Noord Arena.
  • Women’s Basketball Wallops Martin Luther
    December 01, 2017
    The Calvin women’s basketball team claimed a 56-36 home victory over Martin Luther College on Friday evening.
  • Women’s Basketball Claims Carleton College Town Classic Crown
    November 25, 2017
    The Calvin women’s basketball team won its second-straight game on Saturday. Calvin won the Carleton College Town Classic with a 73-61 victory over the host Knights of Carleton. With the victory, Calvin improves to 2-3 on the year; Carleton falls to 2-2.
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