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Grinnell first-year athletes honors at GOAL ceremony

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – Four Grinnell College students were honored with G. Lester Duke ’25 awards as 2017-18 outstanding freshman athletes during Sunday’s GOAL ceremony at Darby Gymnasium. Milica Cvrkota ’21 won the award for top female in an individual sport and Darice Wheeler ’21 for a team sport. Male winners were Paul Cover ’21 in […]

Robinson Breaks Own Hammer Record in Last Chance Meet

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Seward, Neb.–Derek Robinson (Sr., Jenks, Okla., Communications) will enter nationals with one of the best hammer throw marks in the NAIA after breaking his own record at the Concordia Twilight Friday. Just two weeks ago, Robinson set a new hammer record with a distance of 188-6, but on Friday he crushed that […]

No-hitter marks end to Central softball NCAA road

Central Dutch Athletics

ST. PAUL, MINN.—It took a no-hitter to finally end Central College’s NCAA Division III softball tournament run as No. 7-ranked St. Thomas (Minn.) escaped with a 1-0 win in the St. Paul, Minnesota Regional Championship Saturday. The Tommies (37-8) move on to meet the Decorah, Iowa Regional winner in next weekend’s NCAA Super Regional to […]

DeVries, Dutch pitch their way back to NCAA softball regional title round

Central Dutch Athletics

ST. PAUL, MINN.—It was a pitching dice roll but coach George Wares and the Central College softball team came up winners to scramble their way into the title round of the NCAA Division III St. Paul Regional Friday. Three Dutch pitchers allowed only one run in two games as Annie DeVries (senior, Eldridge, North Scott […]

WPU to Play with Milligan, Morningside in Opening Rounds of Nationals

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s golf team will battle with one unknown crew and one very well-known squad as the pairings for the 24th NAIA National Championships were announced Friday. William Penn, which enters the Championships 16th in the NAIA, is making its fifth-straight nationals appearance. The event will be held Tuesday-Friday, May 22-25 […]

WPU Picks Christiansen to be First-Ever Lacrosse Coach

Luke Christiansen

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce that Luke Christiansen has been hired as the school’s first-ever Head Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Coach. Christiansen comes to WPU from East Carolina University where he served as head coach of the university’s club team this past year. He guided the […]

Statesmen Entering Nationals at #16

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Three consecutive tournament wins launched William Penn women’s golf team into a much loftier national position as the NAIA’s sixth and final top-25 poll was released Thursday. WPU improved six slots from last month’s rating to #16 with 242 points. The Statesmen are the Heart of America Athletic Conference’s lone representatives. Morningside […]

Sinhas named to NCAA D-III All-Central Region Team

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – For the third year in a row, Grinnell College’s Vidushi Sinha ’19 and Vrishali Sinha ’19 have been named to the NCAA Division III All-Central Region Team by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). The Sinhas, from Gurgaon, Haryana, India (Shri Ram School), boast the top two career scoring averages in Grinnell […]

Tallman headlines five Central softball all-conference picks

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Record-setting Central College center fielder Sara Tallman (sophomore, Pella) received first-team all-Iowa Conference softball honors for the second straight year. Central landed five all-conference picks overall, matching Coe College for the league high. Gaining second-team recognition were pitcher Annie DeVries (senior, Eldridge, North Scott HS), catcher Emily Walton (senior, Cedar Rapids, Jefferson HS), shortstop Daria […]

Reisbeck Named Honorable Mention, Wins Gold Glove at Third Base

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Seth Reisbeck (Jr., Meridian, Idaho, History/Government) was recognized for a strong season on the diamond as the 2018 all-Heart of America Athletic Conference baseball teams were announced Wednesday. Reisbeck collected his first accolade at William Penn, being named to the honorable-mention squad. A total of 21 individuals garnered honorable mentions, while 17 […]


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