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Central’s Opsal receives WGCA academic honor

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—For the third consecutive year, Central College’s Emily Opsal (senior, Verona, Wis.) has been named a Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar. For selection, honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher and compete in a minimum of 12 varsity rounds. It’s the seventh time in eight years that at least […]

Central Baseball coaching staff adds Carey

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—After spending the 2019 Central College baseball season as a member of the pitching staff, Adam Carey will now oversee that group as a new assistant coach for the 2020 season. Carey is a 2019 graduate of Central College and five-year member of the baseball program having taken a medical redshirt in 2018. He earned […]

Central lands eight on softball academic squad

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—The Central College softball team is again a leader in the classroom as eight players were named Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes. The complete national list will be released this fall but the perennially powerful Dutch program has a tradition of academic achievement under NFCA Hall of Fame coach George Wares, ranking in the top 20 in […]

Central’s Fritz is NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Central College softball pitcher Mariah Fritz (senior, Tama, East Marshall HS) is a nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Established in 1991, the award recognizes graduating female athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their college careers. Fritz, an integrated studies major, graduated with a 3.80 cumulative […]

Daniels grabs top national academic honor

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Will Daniels (senior, Geneseo, Ill.) added more accolades to his trophy case Tuesday afternoon, as the former Central College men’s track and field standout was named the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America of the Year for the Division III Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field team. Daniels is also included on the Academic All-America […]

Central’s Saunders signs with Braves

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Central College shortstop Garrett Saunders of Bonaparte is making the leap to professional baseball. Saunders signed a free-agent contract Saturday with the Atlanta Braves and has been assigned to Danville (Virginia), the club’s rookie-level Class A affiliate in the Appalachian League. The short-season team opened its 2019 campaign at home Wednesday. Saunders graduated from Central […]

WPU Hands Reins to Rimes

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the hiring of Bailey Rimes as Head Women’s Golf Coach. Rimes graduated in May from WPU with a degree in Business Management. She began her Statesmen career as a player and soon transitioned into the role of student assistant coach for over […]

Central student-athletes receive academic awards from conference

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — The spring sports American Rivers Conference all-academic team was announced Thursday and 37 Central College student-athletes were honored for their academic and athletic excellence. Central’s baseball team led the way with 12 honorees. Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams had seven selections while the softball and men’s tennis programs had […]

WPU Totals 47 Heart Scholar-Athletes

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Heart of America Athletic Conference honored its top academic achievers as its 2018-2019 Scholar-Athletes were announced Monday. William Penn recorded 47 award recipients over 24 conference-sponsored sports, led by eight honorees from the women’s volleyball program. A total of 813 student-athletes were honored from the 13 reporting schools, including a number […]

Hand Chosen as Assistant Cager Coach

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–William Penn Head Women’s Basketball Coach Steve Williamson is proud to announce that Brita Hand has been named assistant coach of the program. Hand comes to WPU from Illinois College where she served in the same role during the 2018-2019 season. In addition to various assistant duties, she also helped the squad […]

     

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