Posts Tagged ‘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

Piles of rubble, signs of progress

Piles of rubble, signs of progress
Where many buildings once stood well past their prime, now stands an expanse of land with a few piles of rubble and one lone building as the only indication of what used to be. This is the picture of progress. One year ago, while standing in one of the now demolished buildings, Chairman of the Mount...
Summer 2014 | On Campus | 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...
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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....
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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