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Central student-athletes receive academic awards from Iowa Conference

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — The spring sports Iowa Conference all-academic team was announced Wednesday and 43 Central College student-athletes were honored for their academic and athletic excellence. Central’s men’s track and field team led the way with eleven honorees. The baseball team added nine and the women’s track and field program had eight. Softball (7), men’s tennis […]

Central in top 100 again in Directors’ Cup

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—A pair of individual national titles propelled Central College to a 91st-place finish in the Learfield Sports Division III Directors’ Cup. It’s the 22nd time in 23 years that the Dutch have ranked in the top 100 since the Directors’ Cup was launched in 1995-96. Central has 13 top-50 finishes. There are more than 450 […]

Central ties for 21st in final 2018 softball rankings

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Central College is tied for 21st in the final 2018 NFCA Division III top 25 softball rankings. The Dutch posted a 29-12 mark and received a record 29th NCAA tournament berth, placing second in the St. Paul, Minnesota Regional May 10-12. Virginia Wesleyan (55-3), which claimed its second straight Division III championship Tuesday in Oklahoma […]

Robinson Ends Career with Second Scholar-Athlete Award

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Derek Robinson (Sr., Jenks, Okla.) was honored for his excellence in the classroom as he was named a 2017-2018 Daktronics-NAIA Men’s Track and Field Scholar-Athlete recently. Robinson, who claimed his second academic laurel, entered the spring semester with a 3.58 Grade Point Average in Communications. A total of 305 men’s track and […]

Springer Nets Scholar-Athlete Honor

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Katie Springer (Jr., Riverside, Iowa) was honored for her excellence in the classroom as she was named a 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athlete Wednesday. Springer, a first-time recipient, entered the spring semester with a 3.52 Grade Point Average in Psychology and Human Services. A total of 466 softball players from within the NAIA […]

CoSIDA Academic All-District honors bestowed to four Central track athletes

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Four members of the Central College track and field program were awarded spots on the Google Cloud Division III Academic All-District 8 teams presented by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Tuesday morning. Kate Patton (senior, Murray) is the lone selection from the women’s team while Mark Fairley (senior, Dubuque), Ryan Kruse […]

Robinson Twice an All-American, Gonzalez Breaks Marathon Record

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Gulf Shores, Ala.–With the seniors blazing the trail, the William Penn track and field teams had a strong showing at the NAIA Track and Field National Championships Thursday through Saturday. In three prior trips to nationals, Derek Robinson (Sr., Jenks, Okla., Communications) came up empty, but his fourth and final appearance was […]

Grinnell women claim MWC All-Sports Trophy

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College’s women’s sports teams enjoyed extensive overall success during the 2017-18 academic year, and have been rewarded for that this week with the Midwest Conference’s All-Sports championship. Grinnell tallied 72.5 points to claim the Ralph Shively Trophy, named for the former MWC Commissioner, for the first time since 2005-06. Second place […]

Another All-American honor for Central’s Daniels

Central Dutch Athletics

LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN — An impressive effort in the pole vault could not overcome disappointment in the 110-meter hurdles as Central College sophomore Will Daniels (sophomore, Geneseo, Ill.) finished third in the men’s decathlon at the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships Friday. The bronze medal finish of 6,793 points netted Daniels his […]

Memorable night in Austria for Central football squad

Central Dutch Athletics

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA—Quarterback Blaine Hawkins (freshman, Ankeny) guided the Central College football team to the red zone but the Dutch ran out of time in a 31-26 exhibition loss to the Swarco Raiders Tirol, a top Austrian club team Friday night. Competing with a partial squad before a boisterous Gernot Langes Stadion crowd, the Dutch nearly […]


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