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William Penn Fourth in First Ranking

Oskaloosa–Ten wins in its first 11 games have kept the Statesmen men’s basketball team near the head of the class as the NAIA Division I top-25 poll was released Tuesday. William Penn (10-1, 6-1 Heart) is down one spot from the preseason rating to #4 with 203 points and one first-place vote. It is the […]

Statesmen Ranked 33rd in First National Poll

Oskaloosa–Its best start in decades has the William Penn women’s basketball team on the national radar as the NAIA Division I top-25 poll was released Tuesday. The Statesmen (7-3, 6-1), who are off to their best 10-game start since 1992-1993, are unofficially #33 with six points. It is the first time the program has been […]

Dance Earns Three Division I Ratings at State Championships

Des Moines–The William Penn dance team opened up its 2016-2017 competitive season strong last Friday with a trio of high honors at the Iowa State Dance Team Association Championships. The program performed a trio of routines in the NAIA division at Wells Fargo Arena and received Division I ratings in all three. The first dance […]

Seddon, Johnson Snatch Inaugural T&F POW Awards

Oskaloosa–Derek Seddon (Sr., Knoxville, Iowa, Physical Education) and Zack Johnson (Jr., Decatur, Ill., Mechanical Engineering) got their indoor seasons off to a rousing start last Saturday and they were rewarded for big efforts by sweeping the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Track and Field Athlete of Week honors Monday. Johnson won his first career […]

Palmer Fourth at Warhawk

Madison, Wis.–Bailey Palmer (Fr., Ottumwa, Iowa, Undecided) was in the top five to guide the Statesmen women’s bowling team at the Ebonite Warhawk Open Saturday and Sunday. WPU was fifth out of 20 teams with 8,223 pins in six regular games and four sets of Baker play. St. Francis (Ill.) was the best qualifying team […]

Trio Lead Statesmen at Warhawk Open

Madison, Wis.–Three individuals were in the top 10 as the William Penn men’s bowling squad performed well at the Ebonite Warhawk Open Saturday and Sunday. WPU was second out of 24 teams with 9,728 pins in six regular games and four sets of Baker play. Midland (Neb.) was the best qualifying team with 9,856 pins. […]

Slager nominated for Cliff Harris Award

GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College’s Ryan Slager ’19 is in the running for the prestigious Cliff Harris Award. Slager, a 6-0, 222-pound linebacker from Orland Park, Ill. (Amos Alonzo Stagg), was an All-Midwest Conference selection. Through the regular season, Slager leads the nation in tackles with 15.4 per game, with his total of 154 serving […]

Knowles Buries Seven Trifectas in 100-71 Win

Oskaloosa–Charles Knowles (Sr., Chicago, Ill., Physical Education) singed the nylon from deep Saturday as he helped the William Penn men’s basketball team top Evangel 100-71 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. The third-ranked Statesmen (10-1, 6-1 Heart) cruised to the win by outshooting the Crusaders 50.0%-41.4%, including a 46.4% mark from behind the arc. […]

That Defense Though! Statesmen Win 64-52 Over Evangel

Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s basketball team has been hanging its hat on its defensive effort all season and Saturday continued that trend as the Statesmen defeated Evangel 64-52 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. For the third-straight game and sixth time this season (all WPU wins), William Penn (7-3, 6-1 Heart) reached its goal […]

Seddon and Elmore Qualify, Laudermilch Breaks Record in Season Opener

Oskaloosa–Both the veterans and the new guard came out firing on all cylinders as the William Penn track and field teams opened their indoor seasons at the Central Holiday Preview Saturday. The men, who were seeking to defend last year’s title, finished second with 81.5 points, trailing only NCAA Division I Drake and its 124.5 […]

   

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