Former Lakers Kieft, Mumby enjoying success in the pool

Spring Lake graduate Maria Kieft helped lead the Hope College women's swim and dive team to a fourth-place finish at the Wheaton College Invitational on Dec. 2-3.
Nate Thompson
Dec 27, 2011

 

On the second day of results, Kieft placed seventh in the 100-yard backstroke; fourth in the 200-yard backstroke; swam a leg on the Flying Dutch’s 200 medley relay team that placed 10th; and helped the 400 medley relay team finish in third.

Kieft, a sophomore at Hope, currently holds the school’s best times this season in the 100 backstroke (1:01.26), 200 backstroke (2:12.15), and has turned in the second-fastest time in the 50 backstroke (29.45) and the third-fastest performance in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.82).

Hope resumes its season on Friday, Jan. 6 at conference rival Kalamazoo College.

MUMBY DIVING FOR CALVIN

Spring Lake graduate Becca Mumby has turned in the second-highest score in both 1-meter and 3-meter diving for Calvin College this winter.

In 11-dive competition at the Calvin Winter Invitational on Dec. 1, the freshman scored a 318.80 off the 1-meter board and a 317.50 at 3-meters.

Mumby turned in her highest scored in the six-dive competition during the Calvin-Hope dual meet on Nov. 12. She scored a 228.50 in 1-meter and 199.40 in 3-meter.

She trails teammate Samantha Klaasen, a junior from Holland Christian, in each category.

Calvin is currently involved in its training trip in Florida and the Knights will also compete in the Orange Bowl Classic during this week.

SHUMAKER STARTING AT AQUINAS

After a rough start to their season, the Aquinas College women’s basketball team has won four-straight games to improve to 10-5 overall.

A fixture in the Saints’ starting lineup has been Anne Marie Shumaker, a Grand Haven graduate.

The 5-foot-8 senior guard has started 12 games for the Saints and has posted averages of 8.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

She also leads her team in 3-point shooting, knocking down 24 out of 72 attempts (33 percent).

Shumaker reached double figures in scoring during Aquinas’ last win, a 73-67 final over Trinity International on Dec. 17. She scored 11 points — including three 3-pointers — in the victory.

BRUINSMA SHINES IN VICTORY

Western Michigan Christian graduate Evan Bruinsma had one of his best game of the season, helping Detroit Mercy score an 80-56 win over Alabama State on Dec. 22.

Bruinsma, a sophomore, scored seven points on 3-of-3 shooting from the field, including a 3-pointer. He also had two rebounds for Detroit, which upped its record to 6-8 win the win.

The 6-foot, 8-inch forward is averaging 5.1 points per game, thanks primarily to a 17-point outing against Bowling Green and a 15-point outburst against Austin Peay late last month.

 

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