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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 […]

Perry’s Shutout Paces William Penn to First League Wins

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Springfield, Mo.–Karlee-Rose Perry (Sr., Kaupo, Hawaii, General Biology) kept the opposition off the board in the opener and received a timely hit, while the offense rose to the occasion in the nightcap as the Statesmen softball team swept Evangel in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday. WPU (11-11, 2-2 Heart) […]

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 […]

Dutch baseball squad struggles in Iowa debut

Central Dutch Athletics

IOWA CITY — After a promising start to the season on an 11-game trip through Florida, the Central College baseball team struggled in its first games back in its home state by losing 16-5 and 7-1 to Coe College on Saturday A wet field moved the games from the Kohawks home field in Cedar Rapids […]

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., […]

Central ends Tucson softball trip with split

Central Dutch Athletics

(Huntington-Central statistics not available) PELLA—After posting an exhilarating 5-4, eight-inning win over Huntington College (Ind.), an injury-battered Central College softball team ended its Arizona trip with a thud, getting rocked by Centre College (Ky.) 14-10 Wednesday. The Dutch closed their 10-day appearance in the Tucson Invitational Games with a 7-4 mark and in need of […]


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