Athletics

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 […]

Athletic Hall of Fame inducts four
Athletics / Spring 2013

Athletic Hall of Fame inducts four

The Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame added four new members when Jess Mueller Dean ’05, Justin Pegump ’04, Jason Drewelow ’04 and Jeremy Schlotterbeck ’04 were inducted on Oct. 6 as part of the University’s Alumni Games activities. Dean, from Elkader, was a rare, three-sport athlete, competing in volleyball, […]

The grace of a champion
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2012

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 […]

Women’s basketball returns to nationals
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2012

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 in the season became just the fifth […]

Track & field counts seven all-Americans
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2012

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 events, while junior Jacqueline Kane was […]

Mustangs by the Numbers
Athletics / Summer 2012

Mustangs by the Numbers

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, Micha Mims (women’s basketball); Jenna Higgins, Jacqueline Kane, Mwale Kapande, Larissa Wilden. NAIA Scholar-Athletes: Mackenzie Skay (women’s basketball); Ben Reinhart (men’s track & field); Taylor […]

Four join Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame
Athletics / Spring 2012

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 was a two-time […]

Women’s basketball celebrates 40th anniversary, 800th win
Athletics / Spring 2012

Women’s basketball celebrates 40th anniversary, 800th win

The Mount Mercy women’s basketball program celebrated its 40th anniversary during Homecoming Weekend in October, then reached another milestone a month later, becoming only the fifth program in the history of the NAIA to reach 800 wins. The Mustangs did it in style, too, knocking off the number one team […]

Men’s cross country wins back-to-back MCC titles
Athletics / Spring 2012

Men’s cross country wins back-to-back MCC titles

For the second year in a row, the Mount Mercy men’s cross country team dominated the MCC Championships and earned a berth to nationals, claiming five of the top 10 runners en route to its second straight league title at the Dubuque Soccer Complex. Senior Mike Miroux became a four-time […]

Men’s soccer clinches first national tournament bid
Athletics / Spring 2012

Men’s soccer clinches first national tournament bid

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History made at track & field championships
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2011

History made at track & field championships

Sophomore Jenna Higgins became the first track & field national champion in school history, winning the javelin at the 31st Annual Women’s NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at the Outdoor Sports Complex in Marion, Ind. Higgins, who entered the national meet as the third seed in the javelin, […]

Student-athletes build unity through service
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2011

Student-athletes build unity through service

The teammates stood shoulder to shoulder in a house decimated by floodwaters. They knocked down walls, ripped apart wiring, and made plans for what to tackle next. There was a steely determination in every movement and a constant race against the quickly fading daylight. Head cross country coach Ryan Scheckel’s […]

Kudumovic and the ‘impossible dream’
Athletics / Archives / Spring 2011

Kudumovic and the ‘impossible dream’

Alen Kudumovic ’03 didn’t hesitate when he called it the “impossible dream.” He was sitting on the Mount Mercy campus, with Amir Hadzic ’10, his former soccer coach. Smooth-faced with a shaved head, and as exuberant as an underclassman, Kudumovic, 37, had just listened to Hadzic detail the long ordeal […]