For the 10th year in a row, the Simpson volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, posting an impressive 3.54 team GPA throughout the 2017-18 season.
Simpson College President Jay Simmons announced Wednesday that Bob Nutgrass, a long-time staff member and current assistant athletic director, will become the college’s next Athletic Director. He replaces Brian Niemuth, who has held the role for the past five years in addition to serving as the head women’s basketball coach.
Simpson College Director of Athletics Brian Niemuth has announced the hiring of Tyler Christians as the next head coach of the Storm men’s golf program. A current PGA Apprentice at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Christians golfed Collegiately at Grand View University.
Simpson softball player Ashley Allen has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Softball Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The junior earned second team honors to become Simpson’s first Academic All-American since 2005.
Simpson College Director of Athletics Brian Niemuth announced today the hiring of Simpson alum Jeremy Reinert as the next head coach of the Storm women’s soccer team. A 2013 graduate and former all-conference soccer player, Reinert is currently the head girls soccer coach at Indianola High School and was an assistant for the Simpson men in the fall.
Simpson’s Dylan Kalinay and Jordan Coughenour will represent the Storm at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week in La Crosse, Wis. Kalinay qualified in the both the 100-meter dash and the 110-meter hurdles and Coughenour qualified in the 400-meter hurdles.
Dylan Kalinay ran the second-fastest 100-meter dash time in school history to qualify for nationals and Audrey LoVan broke her own school record in the pole vault for the fourth time this season to highlight Simpson’s last-chance meet performances on Wednesday and Thursday.
Three members of the Simpson softball team earned a spot on the 2018 All-Midwest Region Team, as selected by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Madison Rasmusson landed a spot on the first team while Ashley Allen and Taylor Davis were second team selections.
Four members of the Simpson baseball team earned All-Iowa Conference honors for the 2018 season, as voted on by the league’s nine head coaches. Kolton Arnold earned first team honors, Trey Kehoe landed on the second team and Tanner Jansen and Noah Sacco were honorable mention picks.
Dylan Kalinay won the 110 hurdles and the 100-meter dash and Jordan Coughenour won a third-straight title in the 400-meter hurdles to lead Simpson on the final day of the 2018 Iowa Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Audrey LoVan posted a runner-up finish in the pole vault and Katelyn Mangold brought home all-conference honors in the 400 hurdles to lead the Simpson women at the 2018 Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships on Saturday.
Freshman Katelyn Mangold posted the third-fastest time in school history while qualifying for finals in the 400-meter hurdles to lead the Simpson women’s track and field team on their first day at the 2018 Iowa Conference Outdoor Championship.