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Heartbreaking Overtime Loss Ends Statesmen Season

Kansas City, Mo.–The basketball gods evened the score in the most cruel way imaginable Monday as the William Penn men’s basketball team gave up a large lead and eventually fell 83-82 in overtime to Texas Wesleyan in the semifinals of the NAIA Division I National Championships. Duer bracket champion WPU (33-4), which overcame an 18-point […]

Cunningham, Letzring Named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Oskaloosa–Statesmen cagers T.J. Cunningham (Jr., Lynnville, Iowa, Physical Education) and Titus Letzring (Sr., Alta, Iowa, Digital Communication) were honored for their excellence in the classroom as they were named 2016-2017 Daktronics-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athletes Monday. Cunningham had a 3.58 Grade Point Average entering this spring, while Letzring owned a 3.74 GPA. They were […]

Scholar-Athlete Award to Carter

Oskaloosa–Nona Carter (Jr., Downey, Calif., Exercise Science) was honored for her excellence in the classroom as she was named a 2016-2017 Daktronics-NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete Monday. A first-time recipient, Carter had a 3.52 Grade Point Average entering this spring. She is among a list of 141 Division I women’s basketball players from within […]

William Penn Rallies to Reach Fab Four

Kansas City, Mo.–Defying all odds, the Statesmen men’s basketball team overcame incredible obstacles to erase an 18-point first-half deficit and defeat #6 seed Langston 84-80 in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division I National Championships Saturday. Despite being whistled for 33 fouls (just 17 for its foe), which resulted in a 40-11 discrepancy in free […]

Johnson, Seipel Help WPU Split with #11 Clarke

Peosta–The Statesmen baseball team entered Saturday’s Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader needing some positive results to swing momentum the other way and hopefully accomplished that with a split against #11 Clarke. William Penn (11-10, 1-5 Heart) lost the opener 3-2, but won the nightcap 8-2. The teams will complete their four-game league set Sunday […]

Statesmen Swept in League Opener by #17 GVU

Des Moines–After dealing with several postponements, the William Penn softball team finally opened Heart of America Athletic Conference play Saturday, but could not pull the upsets as it was swept by #17 Grand View. WPU (12-9, 0-2 Heart), which had not played since its spring break finale on March 8, fell by scores of 4-0 […]

Central rebounds after softball streak snapped

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Central College’s 11-game softball win streak ended with a thud in a 10-4 setback against Wis.-La Crosse before the Dutch rebounded with a 6-2 victory over Hamline University (Minn.) Saturday. Aided by two Central errors, Wis.-La Crosse (11-3) jolted the Dutch (12-2) with a two-run first inning and followed with four runs in the […]

Carey deals in Dutch baseball doubleheader split

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Central College junior pitcher Adam Carey (Pella) pitched a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 win over Franklin & Marshall College (Pa.) in game one of a doubleheader however the team fell in game two 12-5 Saturday. Carey allowed four hits, walked five batters and struck out six Franklin & Marshall batters (9-5). […]

Jones Leads Statesmen to Second-Round Win Over Georgetown

Kansas City, Mo.–Torren Jones (Sr., Chandler, Ariz., Sociology) was great in Wednesday’s first round, but he was absolutely spectacular Friday as he guided the William Penn men’s basketball team to an 87-79 second-round victory over #4 seed Georgetown (Ky.) at the NAIA Division I National Championships. #1 seed WPU (32-3), out of the Duer bracket, […]

Central rallies past Trinity to extend softball streak

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Karly Olson (senior, Winterset) is a difference-maker in the pitching circle but it was her furious dash to first base that made the Central College softball team a winner Friday. Olson, who tossed a four-hit, five-inning 8-0 shutout of Hamline University (Minn.) earlier Friday morning, was up in a key bases-loaded two-out spot in […]

         

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