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Former Dutch decathlon star in international competition

Central Dutch Athletics

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY — In the 24th edition of the Thorpe Cup, Central College alum Kurtis Brondyke ’11 earned a top-five finish with 7,595 points in the international decathlon competition. The Thorpe Cup is an annual competition between the United States and Germany in the men’s decathlon and the women’s heptathlon. Seven men and women from […]

William Penn Athletics #2 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–National-tournament runs by both William Penn basketball teams garner the runner-up spot on this year’s list. The men have cemented their case as one of the best programs in the NAIA, while the women proved their national stock is rising as well. The men went 33-4 overall, including a 23-3 record in the Heart of […]

Statesmen Again Predicted to Place Second in North

Oskaloosa–The William Penn football enters the 2017 season in familiar territory as the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ polls were released Monday. WPU (7-4 last year, 4-1 North) received 45 points and one first-place vote to sit in second in the North Division. The navy and gold were also second a year ago. […]

William Penn Athletics #3 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Athletic Department has gone through some major leadership changes and that story falls into our #3 slot in the ranking. For the first time in 10 years, the Statesmen will be under new leadership as Greg Hafner retired as Athletics Director and Nik Rule was hired as his successor. Hafner, who came […]

Seniors lead Central women’s track team in classroom

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA— The entire Central College women’s track and field team was honored for its performance in the classroom, but three May graduates served as the catalyst by earning spots on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. In order to qualify for the team award, the GPA of the team’s […]

Academic track team features three Dutch men

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA— The Central College men’s track and field program had three individuals named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. Will Daniels (freshman, Geneseo, Ill.), Mark Fairley (junior, Dubuque) and Ryan Kruse (junior, St. Clair, Minn.) earned the distinction, Fairley and Kruse were also recipients in 2016. Daniels was […]

Central tennis teams, 14 players win academic awards

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA— Central College’s men’s and women’s tennis teams have once again landed the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team award. Additionally, 14 student-athletes captured ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition. The men’s squad compiled a 3.34 combined team grade point average (4.0 scale) and posted a 10-15 overall record. The Dutch women tallied a 3.50 GPA and had […]

William Penn Athletics #4 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Our #4 story from this past year highlights a pair of runs to nationals by our men’s bowling and women’s golf teams. The men’s bowling squad had been snake-bitten the past few years when it came to the sectional tournaments, but this past March, the team rallied to extend its season another month. The Statesmen […]

William Penn Athletics #5 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–While our athletic achievements get most of the attention, our Statesmen student-athletes take their academics very seriously as well. At #5, here are some numbers that attest to that success. William Penn produced 27 NAIA Scholar-Athletes (juniors and seniors, 3.5 GPA) and 39 Heart of America Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes (juniors and seniors, 3.4 GPA). Those […]

Tibatemwa fares well at World Championships

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Grinnell College swimmer Joshua Tibatemwa ’19 had a strong showing on the international stage at the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest. Tibatemwa, competing for his native Uganda, finished sixth in his qualifying heat of the 50-meter breaststroke Tuesday in 32.77 seconds, and was seventh in his heat of the 100 freestyle […]

       

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