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William Penn Places Second in Commissioner’s Cup

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen athletics department closed out the year strong, pushing for a high position in the final 2019-2020 Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings. WPU wrapped up the competition in second place out of 13 institutions with 38 points, while Central Methodist claimed the crown with 50 points. This year’s standings only reflect […]

Three Central golfers receive WGCA academic honor

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—For the fourth consecutive year, Central College’s Emily Opsal (senior, Verona, Wis.) has been named a Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar while two Dutch freshmen were also honored. Delaney Underwood (Mitchellville, Colfax-Mingo HS) and Madison Clark (Bloomington, Ill., Central Catholic HS) joined Opsal in giving Central its most honorees since three players were cited […]

Central adds two to football staff

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Two former Central College football co-captains have joined the team’s coaching staff. Collin Erickson, who played defensive back, will serve as outside linebackers coach while Danny Samson, who earned all-America distinction as a defensive lineman in 2013, will join assistant Seth Marburger in working with the defensive line. Erickson was a 2018 team co-captain and […]

Wang and Salas nominated for Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards Program

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA —Central College women’s soccer forward Katie Wang (junior, Brooklyn Park, Minn., Park Center HS) and women’s cross country/track and field runner Sarah Salas (senior, Dubuque, Hempstead HS) were included on an impressive national list of student-athletes honored for their academic and athletic accomplishments announced by the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Thursday. The […]

Heart to Sponsor Women’s Wrestling

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s wrestling team will have a league title to contend for in its inaugural season as the Heart of America Athletic Conference will begin sponsoring the sport in the 2020-2021 academic year. With the addition, the list of sponsored Heart sports is now up to 22. There are five conference member institutions that […]

WPU Announces it will Open for Fall Classes, Sports

Penn Hall on the campus of William Penn University celebrated 100 years of serving the students during Homecoming 2017.

Oskaloosa–William Penn University President John Ottosson and Director of Athletics Nik Rule have announced that the University will be opening up for classes in the fall and that fall sports will go on as scheduled. In an announcement released last weekend, President Ottosson stated, “We are so excited to be able to tell you we […]

Numerous Student-Athletes on Easton/NFCA Academic List

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–A large number of Statesmen softball players were honored for their work in the classroom as the 2020 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes were announced recently. A total of 14 individuals on Mike Christner’s team made the list, headlined by Lexi Resa (Jr., Liberty, Mo. Biology) with a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average. Jessica Rogers (Jr., Peyton, […]

Albert Ford Named To Academic All-District Team

GRINNELL, Iowa – Albert Ford ’20 enjoyed a stellar campaign as a member of Grinnell College’s men’s swimming and diving team. Today, he received another prestigious honor – a spot on the CoSIDA NCAA Division III Academic All-District® At-Large Team. The At-Large division includes Women’s Beach Volleyball, Women’s Bowling, Women’s Crew/Rowing, Men’s and Women’s Fencing, […]

Central’s Opsal, Fritz on academic squad

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—For the third consecutive year, Central College women’s golfer Emily Opsal (senior, Verona, Wis.) was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Women’s At-Large Team while Nathan Fritz (senior, Sigourney) became the first Dutch wrestler ever named to the men’s at-large squad. Both are now under consideration for the CoSIDA Academic All-America team, which will […]

Season in Review: All-America Award Highlights Season Cut in Half

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn track and field programs were only able to compete in their indoor seasons, but successes were still had in the shortened campaign. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Statesmen were denied an opportunity to get back to action outdoors. The indoor season still witnessed the navy and gold win numerous events and […]

           

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