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Reynolds Named New Cheer and Dance Coach

Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce that Abby Reynolds has been hired as Head Cheer and Dance Coach. Reynolds, who will be the first full-time cheer and dance coach in school history, comes to William Penn from her alma mater Baker University, where she most recently served as Welcome Center […]

William Penn Chooses Rule as New Athletics Director

Oskaloosa–William Penn University President John Ottosson is proud to announce that Nik Rule has been hired as the University’s new Athletics Director. Rule, who has a rich and diverse history at William Penn, replaces Greg Hafner who recently retired. Hafner had served as the University’s Athletics Director since 2007. “I am pleased with Nik’s appointment […]

Statesmen Finish 16-17 in 69th in Directors’ Cup

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–A national champion, an All-American, and a top-20 team finish helped the William Penn athletics department to yet another top-100 effort as the final Learfield Sports NAIA Directors’ Cup Standings were released Thursday. The Statesmen completed the year in 69th with 256.5 points (nearly 250 institutions are in the NAIA). The 256.5 […]

Dorenkamp on national hall of fame ballot

IRVING, TEXAS — The National Football Foundation released the ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame and former Dutch All-American linebacker Al Dorenkamp ’75 is among the nominees. The ballot is divided into two categories: the Football Bowl Subdivision and the divisional ranks. Dorenkamp is one of 98 players from the divisional […]

William Penn 18th in Postseason Poll

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s golf team toppled several higher-ranked teams at last week’s national championship, earning itself a lofty position in the NAIA’s postseason top-25 poll Friday. WPU, which placed 18th at nationals with a two-day score of 667 (332-335), jumped six rungs to #18. The squad is the only team from the Heart of America […]

Central in national softball team, statistics rankings

PELLA — Central College closed the 2017 softball season in a familiar spot, landing in the National Fastpitches Coaches Association Division III top 25 again. The Dutch, 32-10, are No. 22 in the final season poll released Friday and figure prominently in the NCAA Division III statistical rankings as well. National champion Virginia Wesleyan (54-3) […]

Central finishes in top-100 of Division III schools

PELLA — The spring and winter sports carried the load for Central College on their way to a 100th place finish in the Learfield Sports Division III Directors’ Cup standings. Central has finished in the top-100 21 times out of a possibly 22 since the inception of the Director’s Cup after the 1995-96 season, including […]

Johnson Claims Scholar-Athlete Accolade

Oskaloosa–Colton Johnson (Sr., Westminster, Calif., Physical Education) was honored for his excellence in the classroom as he was named a 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Baseball Scholar-Athlete Wednesday. Johnson, who is a first-time recipient, owned a 3.70 Grade Point Average entering this spring. He is among 383 baseball players from within the NAIA to be awarded the laurel. […]

Quartet Collect Scholar-Athlete Honors

Oskaloosa–Four members of the William Penn track and field teams were honored for their excellence in the classroom as they were named 2016-2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes Friday. Zack Johnson (Jr., Decatur, Ill., Mechanical Engineering), who was also honored in cross country in the fall, led the Statesmen with a 4.00 Grade Point Average entering the spring. […]

Scholar-Athlete Award Given to LaMotte

Oskaloosa–Molly LaMotte (Sr., Enumclaw, Wash., Exercise Science) was honored for her excellence in the classroom as she was named a 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athlete Wednesday. LaMotte owned a 3.67 Grade Point Average entering this spring. The award is the first of her career. She is among 395 softball athletes from within the NAIA to be […]


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