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Jones Named First-Team All-American, Ellison Picks Up Honorable Mention

Oskaloosa–Torren Jones (Sr., Chandler, Ariz., Sociology) and Lionel Ellison (Sr., New Orleans, La., Kinesiology) capped mind-blowing 2016-2017 seasons as the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball All-America teams were announced Thursday. Jones was one of 10 players to earn First-Team recognition, while Ellison was one of 56 players to collect an honorable mention. Ten cagers each […]

Phillips Ends Career with Second All-America Laurel

Oskaloosa–Alyssa Phillips (Sr., Gurnee, Ill., Communications) concluded a remarkable career with one final award as the 2016-2017 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball All-America teams were announced Thursday. Phillips received an Honorable-Mention accolade, the second such laurel of her career. She was one of 40 honorable mentions, while 10 players each were honored on the first, […]

Statesmen 63rd After Successful Winter Season

Oskaloosa–National tournament berths by two programs and solid points from two other squads has lifted the Statesmen athletics department into elite status as the final winter Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings were released Thursday. William Penn entered the winter season without any points, but has now vaulted all the way to 63rd (nearly 250 institutions […]

Trio Garner Scholar-Athlete Accolades

Oskaloosa–Three members of the William Penn Competitive Dance team were honored for their excellence in the classroom as they were named 2016-2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes recently. Madison Mitchell (Sr., New Sharon, Iowa, Elementary Education), with a 3.91 Grade Point Average, Kaitlyn Pearson (Jr., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Kinesiology), with a 3.59 GPA, and Paige Smith (Sr., Oskaloosa, Iowa, […]

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 […]

         

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