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#5 Story of the 2013-2014 Year

William Penn University Athletics

The kids were deep in the books last year as WPU’s academic success shines bright as the #5 story from 2013-2014. A total of 79 academic all-Midwest Collegiate Conference honors were given out to Statesmen athletes, including nine to the men’s soccer team. To be eligible for the award, honorees must have completed at least […]

Walker, Whitehead Named 2013-2014 Booster Club Players of the Year

Blake Walker helped to lead his team over Dordt in the first round of the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament.

Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Athletics Booster Club has announced the recipients of the second annual John Eberline Player of the Year Awards. Senior men’s basketball player Blake Walker (Rose Garden, Ga., Physical Education) won the Male award, while senior softball player Jennifer Whitehead (Oskaloosa, Iowa, Biology) collected the Female honor. Walker guided the Statesmen to […]

William Penn Athletics #6 Story of the 2013-2014 Year

William Penn University Athletics

A league title on the lanes ‘strikes’ it rich as the #6 story from 2013-2014. After winning the inaugural Midwest Collegiate Conference title in 2011, the Statesmen men’s bowling team suffered through a two-year drought before hoisting the trophy once again on March 2. The squad, which entered postseason action as the highest-ranked MCC program […]

William Penn Athletics #7 Story of the 2013-2014 Year

William Penn University Athletics

The cream of William Penn’s crop finds their way into the top ten as the #7 story from 2013-2014. Seven Statesmen garnered high marks this past year by being named All-Americans in their respective sports. Two individuals–Brittanee Grove (softball) and Cameron Foster (men’s bowling)–were actually honored twice. Grove, who was the Midwest Collegiate Conference Player […]

William Penn Athletics #8 Story of the 2013-2014 Year

William Penn University Athletics

The #8 story from 2013-2014 highlights the athletic triumphs of several Statesmen after leaving their respective navy and gold squads. Two football players–Damon Harrison and Nick DiMarco–and two men’s basketball cagers–Brandon Beasley and Keith Steffeck–are all living their dreams as professional athletes. Beasley and Steffeck, both NAIA First-Team All-Americans in 2012-2013, are continuing to score […]

William Penn Athletics #9 Story of the 2013-2014 Year

William Penn University Athletics

Popping up at #9 on the 2013-2014 stories list is William Penn’s continued commitment to the NAIA’s Champions of Character program. WPU was a perennial member of the now-defunct Five-Star program and is expected to once again be rewarded this coming fall for its hard work during 2013-2014 at either the new gold, silver, or […]

William Penn Athletics #10 Story of the 2013-2014 Year

William Penn University Athletics

Now that summer is more than halfway in the rearview, the William Penn Sports Information office has decided it is a perfect time to reminisce on the fun and excitement that the 2013-2014 sports year delivered. Over the next several days, the top ten stories from last year will be revisited. Starting things off at […]

Steffeck Signs New Pro Contract in Luxembourg

William Penn senior Keith Steffeck at a scrimmage against Simpson College.

Oskaloosa–The successful start to Keith Steffeck’s professional basketball career has landed him an even bigger spot overseas. The former NAIA First-Team All-American has signed a contract with BBC Sparta Bertrange, a team in the small European country of Luxembourg. Sparta is part of the Total League. Sparta was 13-15 a year ago. Steffeck leaves former […]

Edwards Honored as Second-Team Academic All-American

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Alex Edwards (Jr., Knoxville, Iowa, Secondary Education) was named a 2014 Capital One College Division Track and Field Academic All-American by CoSIDA Monday morning. Edwards received Second-Team Academic All-American status on the College Division’s Track and Field/Cross Country list. The accolade recognizes student-athletes not only for their athletic prowess but also their successes academically. The […]

DiMarco Inks Pro Contract with Baltimore Ravens

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Oskaloosa–The National Football League is now home to multiple William Penn players as former Statesmen star Nick DiMarco has signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens. Following a mini-camp in which all current 90 players attended, the Ravens invited a few individuals, including DiMarco, for a tryout. The St. Charles, Mo. native, who […]

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