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track & field By the Numbers Men’s Team • 10 Iowa Conference Team Championships • 64 Outdoor All-Americans • 15 Indoor All-Americans • 7 Indoor & Outdoor NCAA Champions Women’s Team • 5 Iowa Conference Team Championships • 60 Outdoor All-Americans • 28 Indoor All-Americans • 3 NCAA Champions Since 2006 • 23 All-Americans • 63 NCAA Qualifiers • 39 Iowa Conference Champions • 27 School Records • 3 Iowa Conference Championship MVPs In 2012 • 2 Iowa Conference Champions • 3 All-Americans • USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors


Playing at Simpson gives you access to some of the best athletic facilities in the Iowa Conference and the Midwest. Since taking over at Simpson in 2006, Dave Cleveland has transformed the program into one of the most respected in the region and the country. Cleveland has produced national-championship caliber athletes on a regular basis, restoring Simpson’s proud track and field tradition.

New in 2011, Simpson replaced the track and turf inside Bill Buxton Stadium to provide student-athletes the opportunity to compete on the nation’s finest playing surfaces. Installed on the field was a FieldTurf Revolution playing surface, the first of its kind to appear in the Midwest. The track is a full-pour, 10-millimeter track from Beynon, the same surface found at the University of Iowa. Simpson’s main indoor facilities, the Carse Fitness Center and the Cowles Center, house a variety of different amenities for training, strength and conditioning and recreation. Simpson’s indoor facilities include a 5,000 square-foot weight room, a competition fieldhouse for basketball and volleyball, racquetball courts, a wrestling room, a 25-meter swimming pool, locker rooms and indoor batting cages. Other outdoor venues include Dick and Nancy Buxton Memorial Tennis Courts, McBride Baseball Field and the Simpson Softball Complex. Simpson’s golf teams practice and compete at the Indianola Country Club.

Kent campus center

In the fall of 2012 Simpson celebrated the much-anticipated opening of the Kent Campus Center, which quickly took its place as the central meeting place and crown jewel of the Simpson College campus. The student center includes several restaurants, including Au Bon Pain and Red Mango, as well as the college bookstore and the Principal Black Box Theatre. The second floor features the Hubbell Dining Room and space for several Simpson offices.

The 2013 season marks Cleveland’s eighth at the helm. In 2008, he earned Iowa Conference Indoor Women’s Coach of the Year honors and in 2010 he led the women’s team top20 finishes at indoor and outdoor dave nationals, finishing the outdoor season cleveland ranked No. 9 in the nation by the Head Coach USTFCCCA. Cleveland’s studentathletes perform in the classroom as well and are a perennial fixture in the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. Before coming to Simpson, Cleveland was a four-time conference coach of the year as the boys’ head coach at Cedar Falls High School and won four conference championships in women’s track at Webster City. Cleveland graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1990. As a collegiate athlete, he was a three-time conference high jump champion. He earned a master’s degree from Viterbo in 2001 and added a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership from Drake in 2009. Dave and his wife Terra, son Max, and daughters Langley and Brinley reside in Indianola.

2013 Indoor

Jan 11 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 15 Feb 22-23 Mar 1 Mar 8-9

Wartburg Relays Central Invitational Cornell-Hilltop Invitational Grinnell Open Iowa Invitational 1 IIAC Championships TBA 2 Division III Championships

Dubuque, Iowa - University of Dubuque host 2 Naperville, Ill. - North Central host 1

outdoor Mar 28 Apr 6 Apr 12-13 Apr 20 Apr 25-26 Apr 26-27 May 3 May 10-11 May 17 May 23-25

Central Invitational Cornell Invitational Jim Duncan Invitational Central Invitational Kip Janvrin Open Drake Relays UNI Messersmith Invitational 1 IIAC Championships North Central/UW-La Crosse Last Chance

Division III Championships


Dubuque, Iowa - Loras host La Crosse, Wis. - UW-La Crosse host - home events in bold 1 2

exceptional academics

As an athlete at Simpson, you’ll have the opportunity to excel both on the field and in the classroom. Simpson’s quality liberal arts program offers more than 75 Smajors, minors and programs. Want to learn more about the Simpson Experience? Check us out online at and discover what it means to be a Simpson student. To schedule a personalized campus visit, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-362-2454, email or schedule online at

Student-athlete support Strength & Conditioning Simpson’s strength and conditioning program will be an important element in your athletic experience at the college. Simpson’s certified strength and conditioning staff will work with you to build a fitness plan that can reduce the risk of injury and improve your athletic performance. Athletic Training The athletic training staff at Simpson realizes that in order to have a successful season, the top priority for parents and coaches is the athlete’s health. The four certified athletic trainers on staff and their 30 students provide quality healthcare to over 500 athletes. To help keep costs down, they evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate all athletes on campus. In addition, two team physicians routinely visit the training room to evaluate athletes and determine the need for further testing and care.

Building Leadership skills NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Simpson is one of only two Division III schools in Iowa to participate in the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program. Some of the highlights of Simpson’s program include: • Academic assistance through study tables for first-year students and tutors for individual subjects • Leadership, character and professional development through seminars and guest speakers • Community service opportunities with the Special Olympics and other agencies that provide programming for students with special needs • Mentoring program that provides support for first-year students by pairing them with an upper-class student SAAC The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is one way for you to get involved in athletics beyond your sports team. As a SAAC member, you’ll be a part of a leadership group that provides a voice for studentathletes at the college and within the NCAA. SAAC members are focused on fostering positive images of athletes and often plan activities on campus. In the past, athletes on the committee have planned Spirit Day, National Student-Athlete Day and community service events.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements for becoming an NCAA Division III student-athlete, visit:

2013 Women's Track & Field Recruiting Brochure  

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