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Central adds three to athletics hall of honor

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Three former all-America student-athletes who are making an impact in their postgraduate careers are the newest members of the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor. A two-sport all-American as a football defensive back and track and field sprinter, Andrew Paulsen ’98, will be inducted along with all-America track and field sprinter Tony Brownlee ‘02 and […]

Grinnell College names Lynn Anderson New Grinnell Softball Coach

Lynn Anderson (submitted photo)

GRINNELL, Iowa – Lynn Anderson has been a model of success as a softball player and coach. She is bringing those traits with her to Grinnell College, as Director of Athletics and Recreation Andy Hamilton ’85 has announced Anderson as the Pioneers’ new head softball coach. Besides being the 15th head coach in program history, […]

Grinnell’s White named CSCAA Scholar All-American

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – Summer White ’18, who wrapped up a stellar diving career at Grinnell College in 2017-18, has been named Scholar All-America honorable mention by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the second year in a row. The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of […]

Academic All-American trio for Central track squads

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Three members of the Central College track and field program landed slots on the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Cross Country/Track & Field teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Tuesday morning. Mark Fairley (senior, Dubuque) and Will Daniels (sophomore, Geneseo, Ill.) were first team selections […]

Title winner Sturman named Central track and field coach

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Brandon Sturman, who piloted Aurora University (Ill.) to five indoor and outdoor men’s and women’s conference championships in two seasons, is the new head coach of Central College’s nationally prominent men’s and women’s track and field squads. Sturman replaces Joe Dunham, who will focus on his duties as men’s and women’s cross country coach after […]

Statesmen Excel Academically in 2017-2018

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–William Penn University athletic teams did not only succeed in competition this past school year, but they flourished in the classroom as well. While six programs earned berths to their respective national tournaments, over half of WPU’s athletic teams also surpassed the coveted 3.0 barrier for team Grade Point Average during 2017-2018. […]

Central’s Alberts named to preseason football honor squad

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Central College placekicker Jon Alberts (junior, Huntley, Ill.) was tabbed for the Street & Smith’s football preseason Division III All-America squad. Alberts was the only Iowa Conference player selected. Last fall, Alberts set a school record with 14 field goals in 16 attempts, including a record four field goals in a win over Augustana College […]

WPU Places 57th in Directors’ Cup Standings, Scores Most Points Ever

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–An excellent winter was complemented by a terrific spring as the final Learfield Sports NAIA Directors’ Cup Standings were released recently. The Statesmen completed the year in 57th place with 272.5 points; nearly 250 institutions are in the NAIA. The 272.5 points are the most ever since moving to the NAIA, while the 57th-place finish […]

New foes open Central football slate

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—A pair of new non-conference opponents kick off the Central College football schedule this fall. The Dutch make trips to the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (Minn.) and DePauw University (Ind.) before opening Iowa Conference play at home against Luther College September 15. “They’re both really good teams coming off very successful seasons,” coach Jeff McMartin […]

Central softball camp registration open

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Registration is open for Central College’s upcoming Championship Softball Camps. An overnight camp for players entering grades 9-12 will be staged July 29-Aug. 2. A day camp for players entering grades 5-8 and a half-day camp for players entering grades 3-5 will be offered July 30-Aug. 3. The day camp runs from 9 […]


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