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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 […]

Honorable-Mention Stories from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Sports Information office is taking one final look back at the stories that made the 2016-2017 school year so memorable! Today’s listing includes the honorable-mentions, highlighting the best moments of many of our sports teams. –Behind all-Heart performers freshman Zachary Chegwidden and junior Frederik Lundsgaard, the men’s golf team recorded its best […]

Three women named to Central hall of honor

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Three female all-America honorees who shined on the national tournament stage are the newest additions to the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor. Donell Hotze Kvaal ’00, the 2000 NFCA Division III softball player of the year, will be inducted, along with Molly Parrott ’02, an all-America pick in both women’s basketball and softball, and […]

Central receives volleyball academic award for 17th straight year

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—For a record 17th straight year, the Central College volleyball team has received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. It’s the most consecutive years any Division III college has received the honor. Central has been cited 18 times overall. To receive the AVCA distinction, a team’s combined grade point average (GPA) for […]

Brondyke returns to Germany, Thorpe Cup

Central Dutch Athletics

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY— The 2017 Drake Relays champion in the decathlon, Central College alum Kurtis Brondyke ‘11 continues his track and field season next weekend in Germany at the 24th annual Thorpe Cup. The Thrope Cup is annual competition between the United States of America and Germany in the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon. Seven men […]

Grinnell swimmer to compete at World Swimming Championships

GRINNELL, Iowa – Last summer, Grinnell College swimmer Joshua Tibatemwa ’19 had the thrilling experience of competing in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Later this month, Tibatemwa makes another splash on the international stage when he represents his native Uganda at the 17th FINA World Championships swimming and diving competition in Budapest, Hungary. Tibatemwa says he will compete […]


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