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Highest Ranking Ever for Statesmen at #12

William Penn Women's Athletics

Oskaloosa–Thanks to a tremendous outing at last week’s national tournament, the William Penn women’s golf program vaulted all the way up to #12 in the NAIA’s postseason top-25 poll Friday. The Statesmen, who placed 12th at nationals, received 293 points to claim their highest-ranking ever; their previous best was #16 in last year’s postseason poll. […]

Seddon Takes 4th, McCastle 7th to Highlight Nationals Trip

William Penn University Athletics

Gulf Shores, Ala.–Thanks to a pair of All-America finishes, the William Penn track and field teams turned a tough start into a terrific outing at the NAIA National Championships Friday. After two Statesmen qualifiers were unable to get on the podium, Derek Seddon (So., Knoxville, Iowa, Physical Education) and Cornelius McCastle (So., McKinney, Texas, Industrial […]

Simmons, Edwards Honored as Scholar-Athletes

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Alora Simmons (Jr., Newton, Iowa, Elementary Education) and Alex Edwards (Sr., Knoxville, Iowa, Elementary Education) were honored for their excellence in the classroom as they were named 2014-2015 Daktronics-NAIA Track and Field Scholar-Athletes Friday. Simmons owned a 3.76 Grade Point Average entering this spring, while Edwards had a 3.54 GPA. They were among a list […]

Scholar-Athlete Recognition to Swink

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Jeremy Swink (Sr., Burlington, Iowa, Physical Education) was honored for his excellence in the classroom as he was named a 2014-2015 Daktronics-NAIA Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Thursday. Swink, who owned a 3.62 Grade Point Average, was among a list of 165 men’s golfers from within the NAIA to be awarded the laurel. The honor is the […]

Christner Inducted into State Fastpitch Hall of Fame

Mike Christner played men's fastpitch softball for over 20 years (photo courtesy William Penn University)

Oskaloosa–Before he became William Penn’s highly-successful softball coach, Mike Christner was a standout men’s fastpitch softball player and his career on the diamond was deservedly recognized over the weekend as he was inducted into the Iowa Men’s Fastpitch Hall of Fame Sunday. Christner played over 20 years on teams from throughout the state, including Waterloo, […]


Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College’s Anthony Mack ’16 has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Central Region Team for the 2015 season. Mack, a center fielder from Libertyville, Ill. (Libertyville), was a third-team selection. He earned All-Region honors last year, as well. Mack, a two-time All-Midwest Conference selection, hit .345 with 49 […]

Yang Named Honorable-Mention All-American

William Penn Women's Athletics

Oskaloosa–Maggie Yang (Sr., Chino, Calif., Biology) concluded undeniably the best career in William Penn women’s golf history as the NAIA Women’s Golf All-America Teams were announced Monday. Yang was named to the Honorable Mention squad as a total of 45 players were honored (15 each on the first, second, and honorable-mention groups). It is the […]

21 All-MCC Awards for WPU T&F

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Over 20 all-Midwest Collegiate Conference honors were earned by William Penn outdoor track and field athletes this spring. All-MCC awards are given to all athletes finishing in the top three in individual events, in the top two in a relay event, or first in an event not contested at the league championships. Honorable-mention awards also […]

Central softball tourney ride ends

Central College

PELLA — Another memorable NCAA Division III tournament ride came to an abrupt end for the Central College softball team as Linfield College (Ore.) rode the momentum of a mistake-filled seventh-inning rally to secure two super regional victories and one of eight berths in next week’s national tournament. Linfield (37-13) struck for five seventh-inning runs […]


Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – Eight female senior student-athletes were honored at the 2015 Grinnell College Honor G Banquet Saturday afternoon at Herrick Chapel. Shirlene Luk ’15 won the Grace McIlrath Parker ’11 Award for outstanding athlete in a single sport representing an individual sport, while Claire Weidman ’15 collected the honor for team sport. Luk was […]

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