Archive for ‘Athletics’

Dahm takes over Mount Mercy baseball

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 of Jack Dahm,” said...
Summer 2014 | Athletics | Read More

Friends and family reconnect with Touhey

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...
Summer 2014 | Athletics | Read More

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

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....
Summer 2014 | Athletics | Read More

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