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Utt, Rule Named as HAAC Nominees for National Awards

William Penn Athletics

Oskaloosa–Two members of Statesmen Nation will be up for national consideration this fall after earning nominations from the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Junior men’s basketball player Jesse Utt (Cowgill, Mo., Industrial Technology) received the HAAC’s honor for the male Emil Liston Award, while women’s golf coach Nik Rule was named the league’s recipient of […]

#1 Story of the 2014-2015 Year

William Penn Athletics

The end of an era made for an easy #1 story on the 2014-2015 list. William Penn joined the Midwest Collegiate Conference and Mid-States Football Association Midwest League in the fall of 2001 and ended that successful love affair this spring after 14 years in the mostly-Iowa league. WPU claimed a total of 41 conference […]

#2 Story of the 2014-2015 Year

William Penn Athletics

Starting in the fall, Statesmen student-athletes and coaches will be dressed for success as a contract with the world’s most recognizable sports brand comes in at #2 story on the 2014-2015 list. A four-year contract with Nike will allow William Penn to exclusively wear the Swoosh in all practice and competition apparel. WPU signed the […]

Nebraska Wesleyan set to join Iowa Conference

Central College

CEDAR RAPIDS —The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) will expand to nine member institutions as league officials announced Monday (July 20) Nebraska Wesleyan University has accepted an invitation to join the conference beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. The invitation was approved by Nebraska Wesleyan’s Board of Governors and accepted by IIAC presidents on July […]

Adams Helps Team Canada to Bronze

William Penn Women's Athletics

Panama City, Panama–Away from collegiate bowling, Stephanie Adams (Jr., Souris, Manitoba, Business Management) continues to make noise on the lanes as she helped Team Canada win a medal at the Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships earlier this month. Adams was on the four-person Canadian girls team that placed third as she knocked down 1,192 […]

#3 Story of the 2014-2015 Year

William Penn Athletics

In a school year packed with high team finishes, only one broke through for a league title and the women’s golf team’s banner-raising campaign nets the #3 story from the 2014-2015 year. For the second-straight year, the Statesmen qualified for the NAIA National Championships as the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament champion. Not content with just […]

Schwab, Yang Collect Booster Club POY Honors

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Athletics Booster Club has announced the recipients of the third annual John Eberline Player of the Year Awards. Senior men’s basketball player Alec Schwab (Peru, Ill., Business Management) won the Male award, while senior women’s golfer Maggie Yang (Chino, Calif., Biology) collected the Female honor. An NAIA Honorable-Mention All-American (first-team all-Midwest […]

#4 Story of the 2014-2015 Year

William Penn Athletics

The word Student came way before Athlete for the #4 story from the 2014-2015 year. Many Statesmen excelled in academic rigor, receiving accolades for their hard work. Over 20 William Penn student-athletes notched NAIA Scholar-Athlete recognition (juniors and above with GPAs of 3.5 and higher) this past school session. Senior softball player Brittanee Grove led […]

WG, SB, VB Pick Up Scholar Team Honors

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Three William Penn athletic teams took care of business academically in 2014-2015 and their efforts helped them to become NAIA Scholar Teams. A total of 1,502 programs (212 more than last year) received the laurel, highlighted by the Missouri Baptist women’s tennis team being named Scholar Team of the Year after posting a combined 3.94 […]

#5 Story of the 2014-2015 Year

William Penn Athletics

It was a special year for individual accolades and the healthy cream of the crop group earned the #5 story from the 2014-2015 year. William Penn picked up four Conference Athlete of the Year awards and 13 All-American nods this past school year. Here is the list of honorees: Athletes of the Year Alex Edwards […]

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