Archive for ‘Athletics’

Flashback: Spring 2000 Staff Profile: Amir Hadzic

Flashback: Spring 2000 Staff Profile: Amir Hadzic
In the Spring 2000 edition of the Mount Mercy Magazine, readers were introduced to Amir Hadzic, a native of the former Yugoslavia who joined Mount Mercy in 1995 to coach men’s and women’s soccer. Now, nearly 20 years after Hadzic joined Mount Mercy’s staff and more than 10 years after this story...
Spring 2014 | Athletics | Read More

Two new athletes inducted into the Mount Mercy Hall of Fame

Two new athletes inducted into the Mount Mercy Hall of Fame
Golfer Chad Greenlee ’02 and baseball standout Anthony Valera ’07 became the newest members of the Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame when they were inducted as part of Homecoming 2013. Greenlee, from Cedar Rapids, was a two-time NAIA all-region (2000-01, 2001-02) and two-time all-Midwest...
Spring 2014 | Athletics | Read More

Mustangs by the Numbers

Mustangs by the Numbers
National Qualifiers: men’s basketball, men’s bowling. Individual National Qualifiers: Anne Bruno, Dana Ewan, Liz Mosbach (women’s cross country); Tyler Hartley, TJ Mosbach, Bryant Rader (men’s cross country). NAIA all-Americans: Chad Underwood, Lamar Wall (men’s basketball); Amanda Frost (women’s...
Spring 2013 | Athletics | Read More

National tournament bids for bowling and men’s basketball; more track & field all-Americans

National tournament bids for bowling and men’s basketball; more track & field all-Americans
The fall and winter sports seasons were filled with team and individual accomplishments, including national tournament berths for men’s basketball and men’s and women’s bowling, a conference title for women’s bowling and all-American performances in track & field. Six Mustangs competed at...
Spring 2013 | Athletics | Read More

Athletic Hall of Fame inducts four

The Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame inducted four new members (left to right): Jason Drewelow '04, Jess Mueller Dean '05, Justin Pegump '04 and Jeremy Schlotterbeck '04. The Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame added four new members when Jess Mueller Dean ’05, Justin Pegump ’04,...
Spring 2013 | Athletics | Read More

The grace of a champion

The grace of a champion
You can see her on a giant billboard on I-380, near the center field wall in Veteran’s Memorial stadium or even as close as your digital TV screen. she was a common sight during the BCS last fall and March Madness this spring. Jenna Higgins, Mount Mercy junior and NAIA national champion in the javelin...
Summer 2012 | Athletics | Read More

Women’s basketball returns to nationals

Women’s basketball returns to nationals
A women’s basketball season filled with milestones culminated with a triumphant return to the national tournament, where Mount Mercy advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City. The Mustangs, who earlier...
Summer 2012 | Athletics | Read More

Track & field counts seven all-Americans

Track & field counts seven all-Americans
It was another banner year for the Mount Mercy track & field programs, which counted four all-Americans at the NAIA indoor national meet and three more at the outdoor national championships. Juniors Jenna Higgins, Larissa Wilden and Mwale Kapande were all-Americans at both national championship...
Summer 2012 | Athletics | Read More

Mustangs by the Numbers

Mwale Kapande hits the sand in the long jump competition at the NAIA indoor national meet. Individual National Qualifiers: Keely Danielsen, Jenna Higgins, Jacqueline Kane, Mwale Kapande, Bryant Rader, Janae Rosien, Nathan Stern, Larissa Wilden (track & field). NAIA all-Americans: Emily Greiner,...
Summer 2012 | Athletics | Read More

Four join Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame

Four join Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame
Luke Franzenburg ‘04, Amy Marshall ‘04, Luke Slaymaker ‘04 and Meredith Austin VanderZee ‘04 were inducted into the Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 1 as part of the University’s Alumni Games activities. Franzenburg, from Keystone, played two years of baseball for the Mustangs. He...
Spring 2012 | Athletics | Read More