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Maciel and Papes Earn Honorable Mentions

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Pedro Maciel (Fr., Belo Horizante, Brazil, Psychology) and Ike Papes (Fr., Elwood, Ill., Sports Management) concluded strong first collegiate seasons by being named to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference men’s volleyball teams that were announced Tuesday. Both individuals received honorable-mention status, joining seven other student-athletes with that distinction. A total of eight players were […]

Central’s P.H. Kuyper Gym renovation hits full stride

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—On an otherwise quiet Central College campus, P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium thunders with activity as concrete cutters and sledgehammers work their magic and the next phase of renovation through the Forever Dutch® initiative hits full stride. The $3 million phase, generated by more than 2,600 donors, launched Feb. 24 and is on target for an Aug. […]

Highcock Resigns from Soccer Post

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule has announced that Jaymee Highcock has resigned as Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach. Highcock, who is leaving to pursue a position at another institution, has been at the helm of the best campaigns in Statesmen men’s soccer history. He headed the men for five season and the women […]

Hand Receives WBCA Honor

William Penn University Athletics

Atlanta, Ga.–The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association recently announced the WBCA Thirty Under 30 presented by Marriot Bonvoy and Morgan Stanley Global Sports and Entertainment honorees for the 2019-2020 season. William Penn Assistant Coach Brita Hand was selected as one of two NAIA coaches selected this year. This if the fifth year of the honor list, […]

Cheer and Dance Teams Active in Community, Around State

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen cheer and dance programs have been busy this school year with numerous volunteering activities. Seven individuals from the cheer team volunteered a total of 20 hours each (140 total man hours) to teach halftime routines to hundreds of high school honor squad cheerleaders. The routines were then performed by those high school cheerleaders […]

Hood, Newby Honored as February Players of the Month

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Athletics Booster Club has announced the recipients of the February Player of the Month awards. Senior men’s basketball player Dexter Hood (Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wellness and Recreation) earned the Male award, while freshman women’s track and field athlete Shaniah Newby (Twentynine Palms, Calif.) claimed the Female honor. The laurel is the first […]

Statesmen Celebrate With Clean Sweep Of The Heart To Heartbreaking End

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The nets came down in Oskaloosa on Monday, March 9th, as William Penn defeated Clarke 96-90 to claim the Heart of America Tournament Championship. Just a couple of weeks before their tournament win, the Statesmen had claimed the Heart of America Conference title outright. That night of winning the regular-season conference title […]

One Clutch Win, One Record-Setting Win

William Penn University Athletics

Kissimmee, Fla.– March 12 will be historic for many reasons, but William Penn softball added their own mark to the history books. They picked up two wins on the day, as they beat Lawrence Tech by a 1-0 score and then smashed their way to a new school record for runs in a single game. […]

Statesmen Claim Conference Tournament Title

Oskaloosa—William Penn proved itself to be the alpha dog in Heart of America Athletic Conference as they captured the tournament title to pair alongside its regular season championship. The Statesmen (30-3) split with the Pride (24-9) in the regular season but won the rubber match on the biggest stage to this point of the season […]

William Penn Cruises to Third Straight

William Penn University Athletics

Dubuque—William Penn is playing its best volleyball of the season as the squad has won three straight and four out of its last five after a Heart of America Athletic Conference win over Clarke on Tuesday night. After dropping the first set, the Statesmen (6-15, 2-9 Heart) rallied to win the next three sets and […]


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