Central grad Brondyke 7th in U.S. decathlon
EUGENE, ORE. - Kurtis Brondyke, a 2011 Central College graduate and former NCAA Division III champion for the Dutch, finished seventh in the decathlon in a field of Olympic hopefuls at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field Friday.
Troy Larson, Director of Athletics at Iowa Lakes, announced that Sam Mashburn is the new Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Iowa Lakes Community College.
Mashburn is a native of Cumming, Ga. He swam distance freestyle and backstroke at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, N. C.
After graduation in 2010, Mashburn coached for various USA club swim teams in the Atlanta area. In 2012, he became the assistant swim coach for Union College where he coached the distance team. While there, Mashburn helped coached a distance team that finished in the top 8 at nationals in 2014.
For the past year, he worked at The American School Foundation as a physical education teacher and varsity swim coach. Two of his swimmers on his team qualified for the Mexican National Championship Meet.
Mashburn received his Master’s degree in Health/Physical Education from Union College in 2014.
“We are excited to have Sam as our head swimming and diving coach,” commented Larson.
“He comes to us with a great swimming background and knowledge of the sport. Sam cares deeply about student-athletes and their development. We have had great success in our swimming program and I am anxious to see our program continue to develop under Sam’s leadership.”
“I am excited and looking forward to this opportunity at Iowa Lakes,” said Mashburn. “I can’t wait for the season to start.”
For more information about the swimming and diving team and other athletics at Iowa Lakes Community College, visit www.iowalakes.edu.
Iowa State Signs Clinton Prep Brady Ernst
AMES, Iowa Â? Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm announced today the addition of Brady Ernst, a prep standout from Clinton, Iowa. Ernst is eligible to play starting with the 2015-16 season.
Iowa Lakes Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Corey Christopher, has announced that Hannah Schueder of Paullina has signed a National Junior College Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Lakers next season.
Schueder is a 2014 graduate of South O’Brien High School where she was a three-year starter and four-year letter winner for the Wolverines. She is a 5’7 guard who helped South O’Brien post a 19-4 record in the 2013-14 season. As a senior, Schueder averaged 12 points per game while shooting 41 percent from the field, 72 percent from the line and 34 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
She was twice named to the All-War Eagle Conference Teams and was also a two-time Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Academic All-State team member. Schueder was also twice selected as her teams’ defensive MVP.
“We are very excited to add Hannah to the Iowa Lakes basketball team,” commented Head Coach Corey Christopher. “She brings toughness to our team at the guard position and we look forward to her being a defensive leader.”
Schueder is the daughter of Troy and Cindy Schueder of Paullina.
Hannah Schueder in action during the 2013-14 season for the South O’Brien Wolverines.
Photo Credit to Steffens Game Day Photos
Four Cyclones Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans
Four members of the Iowa State swimming and diving team were recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America as honorable mention Scholar All-Americans for the spring semester.
Larson, Vander Veer named to Academic All-America squad
PELLA - Central College student-athletes Eric Larson and Jamie Vander Veer were named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III men's track and field/cross country team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Tuesday.
Iowa Lakes Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Corey Christopher, has announced that Jackie Petrich of Marshall, Minn., has signed a National Junior College Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Lakers next season.
Petrich is a 2015 graduate of Marshall (Minn.) High School who played under Head Coach Dan Westby where she was a four-year varsity player for the Tigers. Petrich is a 5’10 post player who helped Marshall post a 29-3 record in the 2014-15 season. The Tigers were back-to-back runners-up in the Minnesota State Class 3A Tournament in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. In her four years of action for the Tigers, Marshall won 3 Southwest Conference titles as well as this past season they won the newly formed Big South Conference championship. This season Petrich hit 43% of her shots from the floor and shot 70% from the free throw line. This past season, she averaged 5.1 ppg.
“We are very excited to add Jackie to the Iowa Lakes basketball team,” commented Head Coach Corey Christopher. “Jackie comes from an outstanding high school program and has been very well coached. I expect her to be a major contributor for us. I really like her versatility and her ability run the floor. Coming from Marshall, she will transition well to the college game. I am really looking forward to watching her develop into an exceptional college basketball player.”
Jackie is the daughter of Tim and Michelle Petrich of Marshall.