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WPU Garners 67 Heart Scholar-Athlete Honors

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Oskaloosa–The Heart of America Athletic Conference honored its top academic achievers as its 2021-2022 Scholar-Athletes were announced Wednesday. William Penn recorded 67 award recipients, led by 10 from the women’s volleyball program. A total of 1,051 student-athletes were honored from the 14 Heart schools, including a number of student-athletes receiving academic laurels in multiple sports. […]

William Penn Takes Seventh in Commissioner’s Cup

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn athletics department was buoyed by a pair of league titles as it placed in the middle of the pack in the final 2021-2022 Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings which were released Wednesday. WPU finished seventh out of 14 institutions with a rating of .556, while Grand View won the […]

Kostric Garners CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-America Award

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Oskaloosa–Aleksander Kostric (Grad., Koper, Slovenia, Master’s of Sports Management) was extraordinary both in the classroom and on the lanes and was rewarded by being named an NAIA Academic All-American Tuesday as part of the Academic All-America program selected by CoSIDA. The graduate student was selected to the NAIA’s First Team for the At-Large division. He […]

WPU Takes on National Championship

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Oklahoma City, Okla.–The Statesmen women’s golf team teed it up for the final time last week as it competed in the 2022 NAIA National Championship. The Championship, which featured 30 teams and six individuals, was cut down to 54 holes due to weather, with the cut happening after 36 holes. The Statesmen would ultimately miss […]

WPU Ends Year at Nationals

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Gulf Shores, Ala.–The Statesmen track and field teams put their best into competition at the 70th Annual Men’s and 41st Annual Women’s Outdoor National Championships last Wednesday through Friday. William Penn battled in five separate events, but unfortunately was unable to score any points in the team standings. The 4×100-meter relay crew of Joel Brown […]

WPU Ready to Take on NAIA’s Best at Nationals

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn track and field teams will send their top athletes into competition in search of national glory as the 70th Men’s and 41st Women’s Outdoor National Championships will be contested this week. The Championships will be held Wednesday through Friday at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala. The […]

Tucker Announces Retirement As Head Men’s Golf Coach

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule has announced the retirement of Steve Tucker as Head Men’s Golf Coach effective May 31. Tucker recently finished his 19th overall season at the helm in his third separate stint; he also headed the women’s program for five years in the late 1990s. He guided the Statesmen to […]

Cleaver Promoted to Associate AD, Stepping Down from Women’s Volleyball Program

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the promotion of Aleesha Cleaver to Associate Athletic Director. In taking on her new role, Cleaver will step down as Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. During her four-year tenure at the helm, she led the Statesmen to a 66-55 record, including three winning campaigns. Cleaver […]

Eldridge Returns to Take Helm of Women’s Volleyball Program

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the hiring of Lauren Eldridge as the new Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. Eldridge comes to WPU from fellow Heart of America Athletic Conference institution Culver-Stockton College, where she served as head coach the past two campaigns. Her two-year stint at C-SC included leading the […]

Kostric Collects Academic All-District Laurel

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Oskaloosa–Aleksander Kostric (Sr., Koper, Slovenia, Sports Management) accomplished a great deal on and off the lanes in his career and wrapped up his time in the navy and gold by being named to the NAIA All-District 3 At-Large team as part of the Academic All-America program selected by CoSIDA. The senior was selected to the […]

               

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