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Statesmen Survive in Double-Overtime Battle

William Penn University Athletics

  Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s basketball team had a rough night in many ways and was forced into 10 extra minutes of action, but did enough down the stretch to claim a 93-91 double-overtime victory over Columbia in non-conference play Saturday. #13 William Penn (4-1) held Columbia (5-3) to just 36.8% percent from the floor, […]

Finley Places 217th in First Appearance at NAIA Nationals

William Penn University Athletics

  Tallahassee, Fla.–Max Finley (Fr., Richville, N.Y., Secondary Education) posted a strong showing against the country’s best harriers as he competed at the 67th Annual NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championship Friday. Finley placed 217th out of 326 total runners on the 8K course in a time of 26:33.2. His time was just four seconds off his […]

Statesmen Knocked Out in Opening Round by Pilots

William Penn University Athletics

  Mishawaka, Ind.–The William Penn men’s soccer team saw another strong campaign fall short of the final site as the Statesmen lost 3-1 to Bethel (Ind.) in the first round of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round Thursday. The fourth-seeded Statesmen (11-7-3) were outshot just 12-9 (8-4 in shots on goal) by the top-seeded Pilots […]

WPU Hits the Mats at Missouri Valley Invitational

William Penn University Athletics

  Marshall, Mo.–The Statesmen women’s wrestling team battled one final time before the Thanksgiving break, competing at the Missouri Valley Invitational Friday and Saturday. The trio of 101-pounder Anika Barker (Fr., Phoenix, Ariz., Biology), 116-pounder Grecia Martinez (Fr., Horizon City, Texas, Industrial Technology), and 123-pounder Brittany Cotter (So., Katy, Texas, Nursing) guided the navy and gold by claiming […]

Dutch wrestlers compete at Augsburg

Central Dutch Athletics

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Sending a contingent of mostly underclassmen, the Central College wrestling team competed at the Augsburg Invitational Saturday. Each weight class had a gold bracket and a freshman bracket. Two Dutch wrestlers placed in the gold division and seven more placed in the freshman division. “It’s a tournament we’re excited to highlight some […]

Central stretches men’s basketball streak to three

Central Dutch Athletics

ST. LOUIS, MO.—It wasn’t a one-man show Saturday as the Central College men’s basketball team displayed its balance in extending its win streak to three games with a 72-59 victory over Westminster College (Mo.) Saturday in the Webster University (Mo.) Classic. The 28 points put up by center Joshua Van Gorp (junior, Pella, Pella Christian […]

Van Gorp pumps in 28 in Central men’s basketball runaway

Central Dutch Athletics

ST. LOUIS, MO.—Center Joshua Van Gorp (junior, Pella, Pella Christian HS) owned the paint and the Central College men’s basketball team owned the game. Van Gorp poured in a career-high 28 points and the Dutch (2-2) put in another lockdown defensive effort to stifle Webster University (Mo.) 66-45 at the Webster University Classic Friday. Van […]

Statesmen Nearly Double Up #12 Missouri Valley in Upset

William Penn University Athletics

  Oskaloosa–Wins over three nationally-ranked grapplers guided the William Penn men’s wrestling team to a 30-16 upset over #12 Missouri Valley in a Heart of America Athletic Conference dual meet Thursday. WPU (3-1, 2-0 Heart), which is unofficially 40th in the NAIA, defeated the Vikings (0-1, 0-1 Heart) for the first time since at least […]

Heckenberg Collects NAIA Scholar-Athlete Accolade

William Penn University Athletics

  Oskaloosa–Jonah Heckenberg (Jr., Stockport, Iowa, Business Management) was honored for his excellence in the classroom as he was named a 2022 NAIA Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Thursday. Heckenberg, who is now a two-time recipient of the national award, owns a 4.0 Grade Point Average. A total of 467 men’s cross country runners from within the […]

Three Ranked Nationally in First Poll

William Penn University Athletics

  Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s wrestling team has three grapplers ranked in the top 25 in the country as the NAIA released its first poll Thursday. William Penn, which is now tied for 40th in the nation with 22 points, is represented nationally by three individuals. 149-pounder Cameron Hargrove (So., Bolingbrook, Ill., Undecided) is leading the […]

               

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