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Nwagbaraocha Named First-Team All-American, Ylitalo Picks Up Honorable-Mention

Vashti Nwagbaraocha had 23 points on Saturday to lead the Statesmen.

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–For the first time in nearly four decades, the William Penn women’s basketball program claimed both a top-team honoree as well as multiple recipients as the NAIA Division I All-America teams were released Thursday. Vashti Nwagbaraocha (Sr., Milwaukee, Wis., Exercise Science) was named to the 10-person first team, while Kate Ylitalo (Jr., […]

One Oskaloosa Family Shares Multiple State Titles

by Jamie Brockman Growing up, every athlete wants to be the best and win championships; however it takes a lot of hard work and dedication from coaches, parents and the athlete. Oskaloosa High School has won state championships in five team sports in school history. Boys golf and boys Cross Country have each enjoyed big […]

Central ends Tucson softball trip with split

Central Dutch Athletics

(Huntington-Central statistics not available) PELLA—After posting an exhilarating 5-4, eight-inning win over Huntington College (Ind.), an injury-battered Central College softball team ended its Arizona trip with a thud, getting rocked by Centre College (Ky.) 14-10 Wednesday. The Dutch closed their 10-day appearance in the Tucson Invitational Games with a 7-4 mark and in need of […]

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, […]


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