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Coertze Leads WPU Foursome at State Amateur

William Penn Women's Athletics

Waverly–Demi Coertze (Johannesburg, South Africa, Digital Communications) proved this past year she can play with the best in the NAIA, but this past week she made it known she can compete with linksters of all levels as she finished high at the 90th Annual Iowa Women’s Amateur Championship. Coertze tied for sixth out of 81 […]

Statesmen Dominate City Tourney

William Penn Women's Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s golf program put forth its best efforts on home soil by taking the top spots at the Oskaloosa City Tournament Sunday. Demi Coertze (Jr., Johannesburg, South Africa, Digital Communications) dominated the eight-person field for the women’s title, posting a one-over 71 and a one-under 69 for an even-par 140 at Edmundson […]

William Penn Athletics #1 Story of the 2013-2014 Year

William Penn University Athletics

A year after getting to the national title game, the Statesmen men’s basketball team’s incredible and improbable quarterfinal run was named the #1 story from 2013-2014. After going 34-2 with what many referred to as a ‘Dream Team’, WPU was hoping to just be in the mix with a lovable band of misfits that included […]

William Penn Athletics #2 Story of the 2013-2014 Year

William Penn University Athletics

Breaking through for its first league title in school history, the William Penn women’s golf team claims stake to the #2 story from 2013-2014. A program reinstated in the fall of 2008, the Statesmen improved season after season until finally raising their first-ever conference hardware on April 29. After finishing second to rival Grand View […]

William Penn Athletics #3 Story of the 2013-2014 Year

William Penn University Athletics

The rich tradition of softball success at William Penn continued this past spring to earn the #3 story from 2013-2014. Beyond just attempting to notch their 19th-straight winning season, the Statesmen had their sights set on yet another run to ‘The Ball’. The Midwest Collegiate Conference preseason favorites did not disappoint by claiming the regular […]

WPU Lands Four on Preseason All-America Squad

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Expectations should be high for the Statesmen offense, especially the running game, as four members of the 2014 William Penn football team have been named to the USA College Football NAIA Preseason All-America team. Offensive linemen Jake Adams (Sr., Park City, Utah, Psychology), Travis Blecher (Jr., Rock Island, Ill., Sociology), and Hea Tuifua (Jr., Salt […]

Three Programs Net Scholar Team Laurels

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Three William Penn athletic teams were excellent in the classroom in 2013-2014 and their efforts helped them to become NAIA Scholar Teams. A total of 1,290 programs received the laurel, highlighted by the Ashford men’s golf team being named Scholar Team of the Year after posting a combined 3.86 Grade Point Average. The Statesmen women’s […]

William Penn #4 Story of the 2013-2014 Year

William Penn University Athletics

Alabama’s classic tune ‘Song of the South’ really hit home for the navy and gold this year as WPU’s announcement to join a new conference comes in as the #4 story from 2013-2014. At the turn of the century, William Penn made likely the biggest move in its athletics history by leaving NCAA Division III […]

#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 […]

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