Athletics

Mustang Minutes
Athletics / January 2017

Mustang Minutes

Branch Races to All-America Status; Men’s Golf Earns National Tournament Berth

Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2016
Athletics / January 2017

Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2016

Mount Mercy University inducted the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016 on Sept. 24, with Brandon Bradley ’07, Nick Miller ’09, and David and Lonna ’86 Drewelow during Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Athletics / Awards & Class Notes / January 2017

Spring 2016: Athletics Honors & Awards

Softball: Carson Burgart, NAIA Scholar-Athlete Alexis Ferguson, NAIA Scholar-Athlete Amanda Gaffey, Second Team All-A.I.I. Tawny Menster, Second Team All-A.I.I. Hannah Petersen, Second Team All-A.I.I. LJ Putzier, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, NFCA Second Team All-Central Region, A.I.I. Player of the Year, First Team All-A.I.I. Brianna Sturtz, NAIA Scholar-Athlete Baseball: Tarran Beasley, Second Team […]

A Long Journey Home: From Spain to Mount Mercy to Soccer Leader
Athletics / Alumni / Spring 2016

A Long Journey Home: From Spain to Mount Mercy to Soccer Leader

Enrique Cortina ’13, came to Mount Mercy University from his hometown of Valencia, Spain, to follow his passion for playing soccer while working toward earning an education he and his family could be proud of. The experiences and relationships Cortina formed during his four years at Mount Mercy revised his […]

Making an impact — in the field + on the field
Academics / Athletics / Fall 2015

Making an impact — in the field + on the field

For Mount Mercy University sophomore and Cedar Rapids native Meleah Baloch, turtles and turf are opening whole new worlds of learning. The gifted biology major is also an accomplished soccer player with aspirations of becoming a neurosurgeon. Mount Mercy provides the perfect setting for science and soccer. Baloch spent the […]

Fall Sports: Honors & Awards
Athletics / Spring 2015

Fall Sports: Honors & Awards

Men’s Cross Country: Tyler Keith (NAIA national qualifier, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, MCC Harrier of the Year, first-team all-MCC) Evan Bowman (NAIA national qualifier, first-team all-MCC) Colton Blay (honorable mention all-MCC) Women’s Cross Country: Liz Mosbach (NAIA national qualifier, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, MCC Harrier of the Year, first-team all-MCC) Molly Pruett (NAIA national […]

He deserved to finish
Athletics / Feature / Spring 2015

He deserved to finish

As he neared the finish line at the 2014 NAIA Men’s Cross Country Championships, Cameron Woodberry of Wayland Baptist University (Texas) collapsed. “I was struggling to make it,” the sophomore said. “I had fallen once already, then I started struggling again. I just shut down.” But out of nowhere, Woodberry […]

Dahm takes over Mount Mercy baseball
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2014

Dahm takes over Mount Mercy baseball

A familiar face to the eastern Iowa baseball community took over the reins of the Mount Mercy baseball program this summer when Jack Dahm was named head coach of the Mustangs in June. “The excitement of the new athletic complex at Mount Mercy can only be exceeded by the hiring […]

Friends and family reconnect with Touhey
Athletics / Summer 2014

Friends and family reconnect with Touhey

Kevin Touhey has lived on the East Coast for nearly 30 years, so he hadn’t seen much of his Mount Mercy family since leaving Cedar Rapids in 1985. But that didn’t stop friends and family from gathering at Hennessey Recreation Center last winter to reconnect with the former men’s basketball […]

First male track & field all-American, four straight no-hitters highlight spring sports season
Athletics / Summer 2014

First male track & field all-American, four straight no-hitters highlight spring sports season

Senior Nathan Stern became the first male track & field all-American in school history in May, finishing seventh in the shot put at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala. Stern was one of three Mustangs competing at nationals. Junior […]

Flashback: Spring 2000 Staff Profile: Amir Hadzic
Athletics / Spring 2014

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 […]

Two new athletes inducted into the Mount Mercy Hall of Fame
Athletics / Spring 2014

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 Classic Conference (1998-99, 2001-02) standout […]

National tournament bids for bowling and men’s basketball; more track & field all-Americans
Athletics / Spring 2013

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 a rain-soaked course at the NAIA Cross Country […]