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WPU Down to #17 in Fourth Ranking

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s golf team has not done much to hurt its cause, but other programs might be playing just a bit better as the NAIA’s fourth top-25 poll was released last Friday. William Penn fell one rung since the last rating to #17 with 247 points. The crew remains the only […]

Statesmen Still Receiving Votes as Spring Season Begins

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s golf team has yet to play a competitive round this spring, but remains on the national radar as the NAIA’s fourth top-25 poll was released Friday. WPU is unofficially down six positions since the last poll, falling into a tie for 40th with three points. The squad is […]

WPU Claims Half Dozen Wins at Season-Opening Meet

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Des Moines–The Statesmen track and field teams kicked the tires on the outdoor season Saturday as they competed at the Grand View Invitational. William Penn won six different events at the Invitational, including four by the men and two more by the women. Indoor All-American Mofiyinfoluwa Alade (So., Hoffman Estates, Ill.) guided […]

Statesmen Get Two Wins Over Clarke, Coach Laird Collects 1,000th

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Peosta–William Penn Baseball was playing for more than just a pair of Heart of America Athletic Conference wins on Saturday as they entered a doubleheader with Clarke. Its skipper, Head Coach Mike Laird, came into the contests just two wins shy of 1,000 in his coaching career, which would make him just […]

William Penn Swept by MNU in Heart Openers

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Olathe, Kan.–The Statesmen softball team opened Heart of America Athletic Conference play on a sour note, falling twice to MidAmerica Nazarene Friday. WPU (9-11, 0-2 Heart) lost by scores of 8-4 and 3-0. The visitors unfortunately failed to come up with a hit in the day’s first competition. Only two batters reached […]

Statesmen Unable to Get Over Hump, Eliminated in Second Round

Abrian Edwards (Sr., Austin, Texas, Wellness and Recreation). senior, led his squad with 22 points on 7-for-16 shooting. He also dished out six assists.

by Wade Steinlage Kansas City, Mo.–The William Penn men’s basketball team came up just shy of its second upset in less than 48 hours as it fell 88-86 to #2 seed Lewis-Clark State in the second round of the NAIA Division I National Championship Friday. The loss ends an incredible streak for #6 seed WPU […]

Nwagbaraocha Named First-Team All-American, Ylitalo Picks Up Honorable-Mention

Vashti Nwagbaraocha had 23 points on Saturday to lead the Statesmen.

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–For the first time in nearly four decades, the William Penn women’s basketball program claimed both a top-team honoree as well as multiple recipients as the NAIA Division I All-America teams were released Thursday. Vashti Nwagbaraocha (Sr., Milwaukee, Wis., Exercise Science) was named to the 10-person first team, while Kate Ylitalo (Jr., […]

Myers Earns NAIA Pitcher of the Week Laurel

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–For the first time in program history, a William Penn baseball player earned a weekly national award as Alec Myers (Jr., Casper, Wyo., Biology) was tabbed as NAIA Pitcher of the Week Tuesday. Myers captured the accolade after posting a perfect game against Lincoln (Ill.) last Saturday, the first perfect game for […]

Free Throw Shooting, Rebounding Lead WPU to First-Round Win

Omar Sherman had plenty to celebrate Wednesday

by Wade Steinlage Kansas City, Mo.–The Statesmen men’s basketball team shrugged off the critics and naysayers Wednesday and just went about its business, knocking off Vanguard 69-53 in the first round of the NAIA Division I National Championship. With the ‘upset’ win over the third-seeded Lions (25-7), #6 seed William Penn (22-11), out of the […]

Strong Pitching in Nightcap Helps WPU Split with Mount Mercy

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Cedar Rapids–The Statesmen baseball team suffered through a tough opening game Wednesday, but responded to net a split against Mount Mercy in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader. William Penn (16-4, 2-1 Heart) dropped the first game 11-2 to snap its seven-game winning streak, but rebounded to take the second contest […]

       

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