The legacy continues, as John Hall—grandson of Spring Arbor University (SAU) Hall of Fame tennis coach, Charlie Carey, and son of SAU tennis alum, Malcolm Hall—has signed a letter of intent to play tennis at SAU beginning in fall 2012. Hall, who will graduate from Rockford High School this month, will leave behind a wildly successful prep career including being named twice First Team All Conference, and twice on the Grand Rapids Top Ten Players to Watch list. Hall has also accumulated several USTA tournament wins. While success on the court is evident, it isn’t the only place Hall’s talent shines brightly. Three times he has been named Student-Athlete of the month, and he is an AP/honor student with a 4.0 grade-point average. “I have been keeping an eye on John since he was a kid and we are thrilled that he will be coming to SAU,” said Head Coach Terry Darling. “He has that great combination of being an outstanding person, a gifted student, and a strong tennis player who has some great experience in singles and doubles.” Coach Darling isn’t resting on the recent success the Cougars men’s program has achieved. He is striving for more, and accumulating talent is key to that process.
Spring Arbor University
Rockford baseball is pleased to announce that senior Bryan Baldwin has officially signed a letter of intent with Spring Arbor University (SAU). Baldwin will be joining former Ram standout Shane Street (2009). Baldwin was recruited as a pitcher. SAU has recently made back-to-back trips to the NAIA World Series. The SAU team was semifinalist in 2008, and was runner-up in 2007. SAU head baseball coach Sam Riggleman has been recognized two times by the NAIA with National Baseball Coach of the Year honors. In 2009, as a sophomore, Baldwin helped lead the Rams to their first OK Red conference title in 21 years with his outstanding pitching. In 2010, he continued to improve and was rewarded with First Team OK Red All Conference and All District accolades. Baldwin, the hard-throwing “righty,” is also regarded as one of the top pitchers in West Michigan. In the summer, Baldwin plays travel baseball for Rockford Team Ram. Team Ram is coached by Rockford High School varsity assistant coach Steve Fusee. Baldwin is the son of Ken and Prisilla Baldwin of Rockford.
Alma College has named over 380 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during the 2008 fall term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of which are evaluative grades, are named to the Dean’s List. Two Rockford High School graduates, Linnae Caurdy and Ryan DeHaan, both seniors at Alma, have been named to the Dean’s List. Calvin College has announced its winter 2008 Dean’s List, requiring that a student maintains at least a 3.5 grade-point average for the semester and has at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average. The following Rockford High School graduates were named to the list: Sarah Robinson of Belmont, a sophomore majoring in speech pathology and audiology, is the daughter of Daniel and Burnetta Robinson; Cassaundra Bell of Rockford, a freshman majoring in English, is the daughter of Hal and Karen Bell; Denise Britton of Rockford, a senior majoring in Spanish, is the daughter of Daryl and Dorothy Britton; Jennifer Erickson of Rockford, a sophomore majoring in Spanish, is the daughter of Timothy and Carole Erickson; Rachelle Grandia of Rockford, a sophomore majoring in business/math group, is the daughter of Roger and Diane Grandia; Paul Haverkamp of Rockford, a senior majoring in biology, is the son of Phyllis Haverkamp; Lauren Kelley of Rockford, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry, is the daughter of Michael and Kathleen Kelley; Jessica Roodvoets of Grand Rapids, a junior majoring in art, is the daughter of Diane Roodvoets. Also named to the list are the following Northpointe Christian High School graduates: Lindsay Bailey of Rockford, a senior majoring in elementary education (three minors), is the daughter of Michael and Sue Bailey; Sarah Bratt of Rockford, a sophomore majoring in nursing, is the daughter of David and Ruth Ann Bratt; Deborah Gray of Rockford, a senior majoring in English, is the daughter of Charles and Jeanette Gray; Samuel Lefurge-Mcleod of Rockford, a freshman majoring in communications A&S, is the son of David and Tamalette Lefurge-Mcleod; Luke Pettinga of Rockford, a senior majoring in geology, is the son of Ross and Jonell Pettinga; Andrea Waldo of Rockford, a junior majoring in music, is the daughter of Carl and Gerdina Waldo. Central […]