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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, […]

Clarke Sweeps Statesmen in Rescheduled Double Dip

Oskaloosa–The William Penn softball team walked off the diamond Wednesday night hoping that its next action will bring better results as it was swept by Clarke in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader. WPU (13-12, 1-5 Heart) lost by scores of 5-0 and 8-4. The games were originally scheduled for March 11. The hosts […]

Koko Walk-Off Helps WPU to Split in Home Opener

Oskaloosa–Fans who showed up to William Penn’s home-opening doubleheader were treated to a home run derby as the Statesmen softball team split two Heart of America Athletic Conference contests with Peru State Tuesday. WPU (13-10, 1-3 Heart) lost the first game 7-6, but rallied to take the nightcap 11-9 (10 innings). The twinbill featured 12 […]

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 […]

Saunders, Wilson named Iowa Conference athletes of the week

PELLA— Central College baseball shortstop Garrett Saunders (Bonaparte, Van Buren HS) and softball shortstop Emily Wilson (Bondurant, Bondurant Farrar HS) were named the Iowa Conference’s male and female athletes of the week Monday. Saunders led the Dutch to a 4-3 record over their spring break trip, which included two doubles, two homeruns and four multi-hit […]

Statesmen Swept by Clarke to Conclude Weekend Set

Peosta–The William Penn baseball team came up short of pulling off another league upset as it was swept by #11 Clarke in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader Sunday. William Penn (11-12, 1-7 Heart), which split with the Crusaders on Saturday, lost Sunday’s contests by scores of 6-5 and 9-5. The Crusaders (20-3, 7-1 […]


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