Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Cross Country "family" enjoys success

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...
Spring 2010 | Athletics | Read More

Warne, Althoff inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

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.,...
Spring 2010 | Athletics | Read More

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. The definition of...
Spring 2010 | Athletics | Read More

Women's basketball, softball play for conference tournament titles

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...
Summer 2009 | Athletics | Read More

New Hall of Fame Inductees!

New Mount Mercy Hall of Fame inductees Alicia Aho Voight ’00 and Kristen Hogbin Volentine ’01 (seated) take a moment to smile for the camera alongside several teammates during the Alumni Games & Hall of Fame weekend March 7. The women golfers had many supporters, including (l–r) teammate Stephanie...
Summer 2009 | Alumni | Read More

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

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...
Winter 2009 | Athletics | Read More

Fall Sports Wrap-Up

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...
Winter 2009 | Athletics | Read More

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...
Summer 2008 | Athletics | Read More

International Soccer Players Find Home at Mount Mercy

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...
Summer 2008 | Athletics | Read More