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WPU Launches New Website with Advanced Features

Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Athletic Communications Department, in partnership with PrestoSports, has launched its new website for Statesmen Athletics. Remaining at its same URL name, has undergone its second redesign (last one came in 2015) since WPU began its relationship with PrestoSports (then SIDHelp) in 2008. In addition to being bright, sleek, and clean, […]

Quintet Garner NCBCA Scholar-Athlete Recognition

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Five members of the William Penn bowling teams were honored for excellence in the classroom as they were collected Scholar-Athlete laurels from the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association recently. The group includes Casey Brandau (Jr., Mason City, Iowa, Psychology), Nicole Craft (Sr., Wakefield, Neb., Sports Management), Aleksander Kostric (Jr., Koper, Slovenia, Sports Management), Rok Kostric […]

Half Dozen Gridiron Stars Named to Hampshire Honor Society

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Six seniors from the 2019 William Penn football team were honored for their strengths on and off the field as the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame announced its 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. Hunter Behm (Sr., West Haven, Utah, Industrial Technology), Justin Hagans (Sr., Birmingham, Iowa, Secondary Education), Clive Manuao (Sr., […]

Hartley Named New Women’s Soccer Coach

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the hiring of Jack Hartley as the University’s new Head Women’s Soccer Coach. Hartley, who is the eighth coach in the program’s history, comes to WPU from the University of Jamestown in North Dakota, serving as an assistant coach since 2016. He helped the Jimmies […]

Season in Review: Eads’ All-America Award Highlights Wrestling Season

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Led by its first All-American in five years, William Penn men’s wrestling team capped off its 2019-2020 on a positive note. In what was a so-so campaign for the Statesmen, Joe Eads (So., Morrison, Ill., Biology) stepped up down the stretch and claimed a plethora of impressive wins to reach the podium. The sophomore 149-pounder […]

Season in Review: WPU Baseball Continues to Assert Themselves as Contenders

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa, Iowa—Statesmen baseball returned to the diamond in 2020 looking to defend their regular-season Heart of America Athletic Conference crown. William Penn retained most of its core from a season ago and mixed in with a plethora of newcomer talent, WPU looked destined to once again finish towards the top of the conference but unfortunately […]

Central notches top-10 national softball finish

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—For the first time since 2015, the Central College softball team closed the season in the top 10 of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association rankings. The Dutch are No. 8 in the season’s final NFCA top 25. Central was 6-1 in the abbreviated campaign, after sharing second place at the NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic […]

Central College’s Hoo-Rah Day Once Again a Success

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA, IA (04/08/2020) Central College held its fourth-annual Hoo-Rah Day on April 7. This year’s focus centered on helping the entire Central family and unleashing the Central Dutch spirit. In total, the college raised a record $225,372 to help support scholarships and a new fund for students experiencing financial difficulties because of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Three Central wrestlers named All-Americans

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — The Central College wrestling team added three more All-Americans Wednesday morning as the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced it’s 2019-20 honorees. Historically, the NWCA has awarded All-American honors based on the results of the NCAA Division III Championships. Because the event was canceled this year, the All-American honors were based on each wrestler’s […]

Season in Review: Youth Leads Cross Country Teams

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn cross country teams utilized a great deal of young talent as they battled during their 2019 campaigns. Vernon Trozzi (Fr., Hesperia, Calif., Exercise Science) and Michaela Kmiec (Fr., Centerville, Texas, Exercise Science) paced the men and women, respectively, with several other underclassmen in tow. They opened the fall by topping their squads […]


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