Posts Tagged ‘Athletics’

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

Service: A common denominator

A service-minded institution can look like many things. Service can be reflected in a mission statement or capitalized by service-oriented curriculum. It can be the job of a single campus department, or better yet, it can be woven into the fabric of the entire institution. What does a mission of service...
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History made at track & field championships

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...
Summer 2011 | Athletics | Read More

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

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 top 10,...
Spring 2011 | Athletics | Read More

Healy chosen to lead new bowling programs

Glenn Healy '90 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...
Spring 2011 | Athletics | Read More

Mustang softball, track & field go to nationals

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...
Fall 2010 | Athletics | Read More

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...
Fall 2010 | Athletics | Read More