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Mustang Minutes
Athletics / January 2017

Mustang Minutes

Branch Races to All-America Status; Men’s Golf Earns National Tournament Berth

Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2016
Athletics / January 2017

Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2016

Mount Mercy University inducted the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016 on Sept. 24, with Brandon Bradley ’07, Nick Miller ’09, and David and Lonna ’86 Drewelow during Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Making an impact — in the field + on the field
Academics / Athletics / Fall 2015

Making an impact — in the field + on the field

For Mount Mercy University sophomore and Cedar Rapids native Meleah Baloch, turtles and turf are opening whole new worlds of learning. The gifted biology major is also an accomplished soccer player with aspirations of becoming a neurosurgeon. Mount Mercy provides the perfect setting for science and soccer. Baloch spent the […]

Dreaming of a field to call their own
On Campus / Spring 2015

Dreaming of a field to call their own

Marco Fichtner ’17 is a double major in management and marketing with a minor in public relations. If that plate doesn’t sound full enough, he’s also midfielder #23 for the Mount Mercy Mustangs men’s soccer team. Soccer has been a part of Fichtner’s life since his childhood days in Bühl […]

Fall Sports: Honors & Awards
Athletics / Spring 2015

Fall Sports: Honors & Awards

Men’s Cross Country: Tyler Keith (NAIA national qualifier, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, MCC Harrier of the Year, first-team all-MCC) Evan Bowman (NAIA national qualifier, first-team all-MCC) Colton Blay (honorable mention all-MCC) Women’s Cross Country: Liz Mosbach (NAIA national qualifier, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, MCC Harrier of the Year, first-team all-MCC) Molly Pruett (NAIA national […]

He deserved to finish
Athletics / Feature / Spring 2015

He deserved to finish

As he neared the finish line at the 2014 NAIA Men’s Cross Country Championships, Cameron Woodberry of Wayland Baptist University (Texas) collapsed. “I was struggling to make it,” the sophomore said. “I had fallen once already, then I started struggling again. I just shut down.” But out of nowhere, Woodberry […]

Dahm takes over Mount Mercy baseball
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2014

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 […]

Piles of rubble, signs of progress
On Campus / Summer 2014

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 […]

Friends and family reconnect with Touhey
Athletics / Summer 2014

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 […]

First male track & field all-American, four straight no-hitters highlight spring sports season
Athletics / Summer 2014

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. Junior […]

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 […]