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NM Opens XC Season

by RD Keep OTTUMWA – North Mahaska cross country runners took to the course at Wildwood Park in Ottumwa in a multi-class meet hosted by Pekin on Thursday, Sept. 3. NM boys were sixth in the team race although more schools were competing who did not have enough for a team. North Mahaska was led […]

WPU Announces Ticket Process Changes, Venue Capacity Limitations

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Athletics Department has announced changes to their how fans will purchase tickets for home athletic contests. All venues will be at 50% capacity and no visiting fans will be allowed per Heart of America Athletic Conferences guidelines, and all fans will be screened prior to entering the venue. The WPU Athletics Department […]

William Penn Releases Return-To-Play Plan

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Athletics Department is excited to get back to competing, doing so in a safe and healthy manner as it has produced its Return-To-Play plan. After months of extensive planning and preparation, and by following guidelines from local, regional, and national health experts, and the Heart of America Athletic Conference, WPU has provided […]

William Penn Announces Promotions Within Athletics Department

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the promotions of two members of the Statesmen Athletics department. Director of Sports Medicine Abu Ibrahim has been elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, while Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Aleesha Cleaver will now also have Senior Women’s Administrator added to her title. Ibrahim’s […]

William Penn Slated to Place 10th

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s volleyball program seeks to push for a postseason berth and more as the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll was released Tuesday. WPU, which was 12-19 in 2019 (7-11 Heart), has been picked to place 10th in the 14-team conference. Heart newcomer and perennial national power Park sits atop the […]

Numerous Student-Athletes on Easton/NFCA Academic List

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–A large number of Statesmen softball players were honored for their work in the classroom as the 2020 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes were announced recently. A total of 14 individuals on Mike Christner’s team made the list, headlined by Lexi Resa (Jr., Liberty, Mo. Biology) with a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average. Jessica Rogers (Jr., Peyton, […]

Season in Review: All-America Award Highlights Season Cut in Half

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn track and field programs were only able to compete in their indoor seasons, but successes were still had in the shortened campaign. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Statesmen were denied an opportunity to get back to action outdoors. The indoor season still witnessed the navy and gold win numerous events and […]

Ho to Head Athletic Performance Department

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the hiring of Ryan Ho as the University’s new Director of Athletic Performance. Ho is being promoted from his position as graduate assistant within the department, a role he held since the fall of 2018. He was named the WPU’s Interim Director […]

Season in Review: Men’s Soccer Makes Nationals, Breaks Records

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The 2019 William Penn men’s soccer season is one that will not soon be forgotten and one that is hopefully setting up the program for more success in the future. With a final record of 15-5-1 (9-2 Heart), the Statesmen broke school records for wins and goals, and most importantly, qualified for […]

Vernon, Lint Win March POM Awards

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Athletics Booster Club has announced the recipients of the March Player of the Month awards. Senior baseball player Jake Vernon (Elkhart, Ind., Interdisciplinary studies) earned the Male award, while freshman softball player Kelsey Lint (Brooklyn, Iowa, Elementary Education) claimed the Female honor. The laurel is the first for […]

                 

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