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Men’s cross country hits nationals, men’s soccer sets school record
Athletics / Archives / Spring 2011

Men’s cross country hits nationals, men’s soccer sets school record

Cross Country It was truly a team effort that propelled the Mount Mercy men’s cross country team to its second Midwest Collegiate Conference title and first ever berth in the NAIA national meet at the 2010 MCC Championships at the Clinton Country Club. The Mustangs placed three runners in the […]

Healy chosen to lead new bowling programs
Athletics / Archives / Spring 2011

Healy chosen to lead new bowling programs

Mount Mercy will compete in men’s and women’s bowling starting in the fall of 2011, and Glenn Healy ’90 has been chosen to lead both programs. Bowling is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and it brings Mount Mercy’s total number of intercollegiate sports to 15. Men’s […]

Mustang softball, track & field go to nationals
Athletics / Fall 2010

Mustang softball, track & field go to nationals

History was made by the Mount Mercy softball and track & field teams last spring. On the diamond, the Mustangs claimed their first regular season conference title since 1992 and won the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament to earn the fourth national tournament berth in school history. After wrapping up the […]

Athletics / Fall 2010

Athletes succeed academically

Nine Mount Mercy programs were named NAIA Scholar Teams, and 15 individuals earned Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards for the 2009–10 academic year. The Mount Mercy women’s golf, women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s track & field, women’s cross country, softball, men’s cross country, women’s soccer, and men’s track & field squads […]

Jimison hired to be Mount Mercy track & field coach
Athletics / Fall 2010

Jimison hired to be Mount Mercy track & field coach

Jamie Jimison was hired as Mount Mercy’s head men’s and women’s track & field coach in August. Jimison will also serve as assistant men’s and women’s cross country coach. Ryan Scheckel ’01, the school’s head track & field and cross country coach since 2001–02, remains head coach of the cross […]

Cross Country "family" enjoys success
Athletics / Spring 2010

Cross Country "family" enjoys success

Members of this year’s Mount Mercy men’s and women’s cross country teams were still about a decade from being born when the Pittsburgh Pirates won the 1979 World Series championship. The Pirates, an affable group led by Willie Stargell and Dave Parker, romped to the title with their theme song […]

Warne, Althoff inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Athletics / Spring 2010

Warne, Althoff inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Dan Warne ’02, one of the most prolific soccer players in school history, and Leslie Marshall Althoff ’02, who competed at three NAIA women’s cross country national meets, were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on March 6 as part of the Alumni Games festivities. Warne, from Lenexa, Kan., […]

Mount Mercy's cross country teams earn Champions of Character award
Athletics / Spring 2010

Mount Mercy's cross country teams earn Champions of Character award

The Mount Mercy men’s and women’s cross country teams have been named the 2009 Buffalo Funds Five Star Award recipients, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced. The NAIA honors only one institution nationwide for each of its 23 championship sports. It’s the second year in a row that […]

Women's basketball, softball play for conference tournament titles
Athletics / Summer 2009

Women's basketball, softball play for conference tournament titles

The Mount Mercy women’s basketball team and the Mustang softball squad narrowly missed national tournament berths this season, while the baseball program made a strong push for its first Midwest Collegiate Conference regular season title in 17 years. The women’s basketball team, which reached the 20-win mark for the 20th […]

Mount Mercy Volleyball Team is Honored for Service, Leadership to the Community
Athletics / Winter 2009

Mount Mercy Volleyball Team is Honored for Service, Leadership to the Community

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) named Mount Mercy the 2008 Buffalo Funds Five Star Award recipient for volleyball, a national award honoring coaches and student-athletes who exhibit exceptional character values. “The Sisters of Mercy and their commitment to service embody the entire Mount Mercy community,” said Athletic Director […]

Fall Sports Wrap-Up
Athletics / Winter 2009

Fall Sports Wrap-Up

The Mount Mercy women’s cross country team claimed its third straight league title and qualified for the NAIA national meet for the second time in school history, winning the 2008 Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships on Nov. 8 at Ewing Park in Des Moines. Three Mustangs placed in the top 10 […]

Athletics / Summer 2008

Women's track & field scores fifth straight MCC outdoor title

A fifth straight conference title for the women’s track & field team and a recordsetting softball season highlighted Mount Mercy’s 2008 winter and spring sports seasons. Led by three-time champion senior Katie Larsen (Manchester, Iowa/West Delaware H.S.), the Mustang women’s track & field squad tied Grand View College for the […]

International Soccer Players Find Home at Mount Mercy
Athletics / Summer 2008

International Soccer Players Find Home at Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy’s men’s soccer coach immigrated from the former Yugoslavia in 1995 in the midst of a civil war that erupted after the country’s first free elections. More than 12 years later, Hadzic is mentoring four student-athletes from his homeland who are adapting to life in Cedar Rapids. Drago Ceranic […]