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Myers Earns NAIA Pitcher of the Week Laurel

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–For the first time in program history, a William Penn baseball player earned a weekly national award as Alec Myers (Jr., Casper, Wyo., Biology) was tabbed as NAIA Pitcher of the Week Tuesday. Myers captured the accolade after posting a perfect game against Lincoln (Ill.) last Saturday, the first perfect game for […]

WPU Opens Spring Campaign at Missouri Western Classic

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage St. Joseph, Mo.–The Statesmen women’s golf team competed against a field of mostly bigger schools and finished in the top half as it opened its spring season at the Holiday Inn Express Classic hosted by Missouri Western Monday and Tuesday. William Penn finished sixth out of 14 teams with a two-day score […]

Free Throw Shooting, Rebounding Lead WPU to First-Round Win

Omar Sherman had plenty to celebrate Wednesday

by Wade Steinlage Kansas City, Mo.–The Statesmen men’s basketball team shrugged off the critics and naysayers Wednesday and just went about its business, knocking off Vanguard 69-53 in the first round of the NAIA Division I National Championship. With the ‘upset’ win over the third-seeded Lions (25-7), #6 seed William Penn (22-11), out of the […]

Strong Pitching in Nightcap Helps WPU Split with Mount Mercy

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Cedar Rapids–The Statesmen baseball team suffered through a tough opening game Wednesday, but responded to net a split against Mount Mercy in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader. William Penn (16-4, 2-1 Heart) dropped the first game 11-2 to snap its seven-game winning streak, but rebounded to take the second contest […]

Bench comes up big in Central softball sweep

Central Dutch Athletics

TUCSON, ARIZONA— Tackling one of the biggest names on the Tucson Invitational Games schedule and suddenly missing two top-of-the-lineup cogs, the Central College softball team could have hit the skids. Instead, the Dutch hit the gas. Central (7-3) knocked off the University of Texas-Dallas 7-3, then made quick work of MacMurray University (Ill.) 15-4 in […]

Central starts men’s outdoor track season in national rating index

Central Dutch Athletics

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — The Central College men’s track and field squad will open the season at No. 21 after the USTFCCCA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Preseason National Team Rating Index was released on Tuesday. Will Daniels (junior, Geneseo, Ill.) placed third in the decathlon last year at the NCAA Division III Outdoor […]

Santi, Ylitalo Named Scholar-Athletes

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–A pair of Statesmen women’s basketball players were honored for their excellence in the classroom as they were named 2018-2019 Daktronics-NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athletes Monday. Jenna Santi (Sr., Oak Creek, Wis., Sports Management) earned her second career laurel with a 3.90 Grade Point Average, while Kate Ylitalo (Jr., Maple Plain, […]

Former Statesmen Having Success in Coaching Realm

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–While the Statesmen baseball team is currently having one of its best campaigns in recent history on the diamond, two former players are enjoying great triumphs serving as coaches. Chad Hebert, who played for WPU in 2002, currently coaches at Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles, La. and has the Broncos […]

Statesmen Get Four Wins, Capped Off with Perfect Performance

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Joplin, Mo.–The William Penn University Baseball team returned to action after a week layoff with a pair of doubleheaders, Friday against York (Neb.) and Saturday against Lincoln (Ill.). The Statesmen (16-3, 2-0 Heart) captured four W’s to extend their current winning streak to seven games and capped it off with a historical […]

Central takes two baseball wins in Florida

Central Dutch Athletics

AUBURNDALE, FLORIDA — A sixth-inning rally by the Central College baseball team propelled it towards a 9-3 victory over Knox College (Ill.) for the team’s second victory of the day on Sunday. The Dutch (8-1) beat D’Youville College (N.Y.) 12-1 earlier in the day. Trailing 3-1 entering the bottom of the sixth inning against Knox, […]


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