2012-13 Season in Review
2012-13 Season Highlights
Best Performance in 2012-13
Libby Westrate Receives Academic Recognition
Recent Hope graduate Libby Westrate of Grandville (Grandville HS) has been named to the Division III Capital One Academic All-District team in the at-large category. A biology major with a minor in Spanish, Westrate was captain of the swimming/diving team as a junior and senior and was named the outstanding female swimmer in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) both years. She was named Hope's outstanding female athlete in the Class of 2013. continue
Luisa Burgess, Hannah Larson, Klare Northuis, Libby Westrate
All-MIAA Honors are Announced
Seven Flying Dutch received all-conference honors from the Michigan Intercollegiate
Athletic Association (MIAA).
Headlining the honorees was senior Libby Westrate of Grandville
(Grandville HS) who has been named the women's MIAA most valuable
swimmer for the second year in-a-row. Westrate was a triple winner at
the conference championship meet capturing the 50, 100 and 200 free.
Over her conference career, she was an individual gold medal winner 11
out of a possible 12 race opportunities. She was the four-time champion in the 100
and 200 free. She was also a member of seven of Hope's MIAA champion
relay teams. She holds the Hope records in the 50, 100 and 200 free
and the MIAA record in the 50 free.
Five Flying Dutch were among a league-record 11 freshmen to be honored
-- Hannah Larson of Jackson (Jackson HS), Klare Northuis of Holland
(Holland HS), Sarah Sheridan of Richmond, Ind. (Richmond HS), Jorgie
Watson of Grand Rapids (GR Catholic Central HS), and Lindsay
Wiederhold of Plainwell (Plainwell HS).
Flying Dutch Second at MIAA Championships
Complete Results /
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The Flying Dutch finished second at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) swimming and diving championships Calvin led the field
with 802.5 points followed by Hope 764.5, Kalamazoo 569.5, Alma 406, Albion 393, Olivet 232 and Saint Mary's 224.5.
HIGHLIGHTS Freshman Hannah Larson broke the MIAA record in winning the 200 backstroke (2:05.48.)
Senior Libby Westrate was a triple winner. She won the 200-yard freestyle
(1:52.34) for a fourth consecutive year and took the gold in both the
50-yard freestyle (:23.34) and 100-yard freestyle (:51.16) for a third straight
time. Her 50
time (:23.34) was a Hope and MIAA record. She ended her career a gold medal
the 11th time over her collegiate career.
Senior Erin Holstad led the field in winning the 100-yard butterfly with a season-best time (:59.06).
The Flying Dutch opened the meet by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay for the first time since 1999. The quartet of freshman Klare Northuis,
freshman Hannah Larson, junior Maria Kieft and senior Libby Westrate was timed in 1:35.78.
The Flying Dutch ended the meet the way they began it -- winning a freestyle
relay. This time it was the 400 freestyle relay with the quartet of freshman
Klare Northuis, sophomore Luisa Burgess, freshman Hannah Larson and senior
Libby Westrate were timed in 3:30.57.
Hope Records Established in 12-13
50-Yard Freestyle (:23.34)
100-Yard Freestyle (:51.16)
200-Yard Freestyle (1:52.34)
Top Ten Alltime in 12-13
All-time Top Performances
#1 50 Freestyle (:23.34)
#1 100 Freestyle (:51.16)
#1 100 Freestyle (1:52.34)
#5 100 Freestyle (:52.42)
#6 100 Bacckstroke (:58.57)
#9 50 Freestyle (:24.45)
#7 400 Individual Medley (4:43.86)
#8 500 Freestyle (5:11.22)
#7 100 Butterfly(:59.06)
#8 200 Individual Medley (2:11.15)
#2 200 Backstroke (2:05.48)
#4 100 Breaststroke (1:06.96)