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“I came to Wartburg partly because of the family atmosphere of the track and field team. My coaches and teammates were so supportive and motivational, and I had a very positive and successful career at Wartburg due in large part to that support.” Hannah Baker ’10 Richland, Iowa 14-time NCAA Division III track All-American, five-time individual event national champion and recipient of an NCAA postgraduate scholarship to study genetic counseling at the University of Wisconsin

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One of the nation’s leading programs


out of the last 11 years finished in the top-25 in the Learfield Sports Division III Directors’ Cup standings. Wartburg’s athletic program has placed as high as seventh among all NCAA Division III institutions and was 15th last year.

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Wartburg was one of only three colleges or universities to win three NCAA team championships in 2008-09 in any division (women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and wrestling). consecutive years of individual or team national championships, including the wrestling team title in 2011

of last 14 Iowa Conference men’s all-sports championships

Iowa Conference women’s all-sports championships consecutive Iowa Conference trophies for overall men’s and women’s sports

Knights’ conquests: 2010-11 NCAA Division III achievements Qualified for 10 NCAA Division III national tournaments

 omen’s cross country w men’s and women’s indoor track and field  men’s and women’s outdoor track and field  football  wrestling  women’s soccer  women’s golf  volleyball  

Wrestlers claim eighth national title Buoyed by individual national titles from Byron Tate and John Helgerson and a national finals’ appearance from Bradley Banks, Wartburg won its eighth national title since 1996. Coach Jim Miller’s program also added seven All-American honors to its already large historical total. The 2010-11 team claimed the NWCA/ Cliff Keen Division III National Duals title, too.

Women’s track and field is runner-up indoors and outdoors Coach Marcus Newsom’s women’s program placed second at both the NCAA Division III indoor and outdoor meets. The Knights, winners of four NCAA team titles (two each indoors and outdoors), have finished in the top four in both meets the past four years. Nevada Morrison ’12 won the 400-meter dash at the national outdoor championships. The Knights won the 4x400-meter relay for the

fifth consecutive time outdoors and the third straight time indoors. In addition, they set the NCAA Division III 4x400-meter record at the Drake Relays.

Women’s golfers place among top 15 After winning its sixth Iowa Conference title in the last seven years, Wartburg finished 13th at the 2011 national meet. Paige Klostermann ’12 and Kelsi Sawatzky ’13 placed among the top 30 individuals.

Women’s soccer earns NCAA berth Wartburg returned to NCAA Division III tournament play for the second time, reaching the second round at Loras College’s Rock Bowl in Dubuque in November. The Knights earned an at-large bid after finishing second in the Iowa Conference’s regular season and postseason tournament.

Wartburg athletes gain academic honors Wrestling standout Adam Weber ’11 became the eighth Wartburg student-athlete in eight years and 24th overall to gain an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. Wartburg also had two CoSida/Capital One collegiate division academic All-Americans. All told, 75 Wartburg student-athletes have earned academic All-American honors since 1970 – 34 since 2000.




1 2 Iowa Conference championships during the last 15 seasons  2-time NCAA Division III Central Region champions  2 NCAA Division III College World Series berths  Final Four in 2005  14 straight seasons with at least one all-Iowa Conference selection  500-win milestone reached by Coach Joel Holst in 2008

6 -time NCAA Division III women’s team national tournament qualifiers, 2005-2006/2008-2011  3 top-10 finishes in the last six years  6-time women’s Iowa Conference team champions  6-time men’s Iowa Conference team champions  At least one all-Iowa Conference men’s selection in 10 of last 11 years  At least one woman as an all-conference player for nine straight seasons

BASKETBALL 6 national qualifiers for men  9 national qualifiers for women  5 conference titles for women  21 conference titles for men  Men’s program was quickest to 1,000 wins in Iowa Conference history  Men have had at least one all-conference honoree annually since 1963  Women have had one or more all-conference players annually since 1984 

FOOTBALL 2 010 squad unbeaten and untied in regular season – just fourth time in school history  9 national playoff qualifiers – five since 2002  12 Iowa Conference champions  18 consecutive winning seasons  12 CoSida/ESPN The Magazine academic All-Americans since 1998  At least one all-Iowa Conference honoree each year since 1982 



1 4-time Iowa Conference men’s champions  10-time conference women’s champions  4 top-10 national finishes for men  6 top-10 national finishes for women  NCAA Division III Central Region women’s champions in 2005 and 2008  1st Division III program to have back-to-back men’s and women’s individual national champions in same year when Josh Moen and Missy Buttry won in 2003 and 2004  1st NCAA program in any division — male or female — to have one runner win three consecutive NCAA cross country championships — Missy Buttry, 2002-04

4 Iowa Conference men’s overall titles 5 conference postseason men’s tournament championships  7 national tournament appearances in last eight years for men  10 consecutive conference postseason tournament appearances for women  2 NCAA Division III tournament appearances for women since 2007  138-43-7 men’s record since 2002  141-69-11 women’s record since 2001 

SOFTBALL 3 -time Iowa Conference champions 3 league postseason tournament titles during past six years  30-wins mark in seven of last nine seasons  3 regional top-3 finishes over past six seasons (runner-up honors in 2006 and 2007)  NCAA Division III College World Series berth in 2003  

TENNIS 1 7 dual-meet wins for women in 2009-10, a school record  15 dual-meet wins for men in 2008-09, tying a single-season record  Women’s program has gained Iowa Conference automatic national qualifier tournament berth each year since it began in 2008  2009-10 men’s team won first Flight A doubles title for program since 1978 

1 0 top-10 finishes for women at outdoor nationals since 1999  5 top-20 finishes for men at outdoor nationals since 2001  Won two of past three indoor national women’s team titles  6 top-10 team placings at women’s indoor nationals since 2002  3 top-20 placings at men’s indoor nationals since 2003  12-time defending women’s outdoor Iowa Conference champions  9-time defending indoor women’s conference champions  5 men’s outdoor conference titles since 2002  6 men’s indoor conference titles since 2002  10 or more All-American awards at each indoor and outdoor national meet since 2003, including first place in men’s high jump in 2011

VOLLEYBALL 7 national qualifiers, including 2010 8 Iowa Conference runner-up finishes  20 or more wins in seven of last 13 years  2 or more all-conference selections for 14 consecutive years  

WRESTLING 8 national titles since 1996, five national duals titles since 2003  1st or 2nd in nation in 16 of last 20 years  19-time defending Iowa Conference champions  Haven’t been defeated by a current IIAC opponent in dual competition since 1993-94  4 20 or more dual win seasons in last six years  2 or more individual national champions in eight of last nine seasons  5 or more All-Americans each year since 1996 

Extraordinary facilities The $31 million, three-acre Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center (The W) elicited “wows” when it opened in 2007-08, becoming the crown jewel among the first-class facilities housing Knights’ athletic programs. Levick Arena, a state-of-the-art showcase seating nearly 1,800 fans for basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. Walker Wrestling Room, the envy of many NCAA Division I schools, and a magnificent home for the seven-time Division III champions. Hoover Field House and Track, the indoor home of the powerhouse track and field teams and a practice and competition facility for tennis. It also handles practice dates for baseball and softball during bad weather.

Walston-Hoover Stadium, the host site of the 2005 NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships (won by the Wartburg women) and two NCAA Division III football playoff games, features a FieldTurf football playing surface and an eight-lane all-weather track. “I chose Wartburg because I really liked the campus, its size, and Hertel (baseball) and Lynes everyone was so friendly. The things (softball) Fields, venues for I enjoy most about Wartburg are the 19-time Iowa Conference the lifelong friendships I have made baseball and three-time Iowa and my softball family. I also like Conference softball champions. the relationships I have been able to Lynes Field hosted the 2008 develop with my professors.” conference postseason tourney Lynn Heitkamp ’12 and two NCAA Division III East Dubuque, Ill. regionals.

“I knew by coming to Wartburg that I would be surrounded by professors, coaches, and administrators who would only accept the best I had to offer. This expectation allowed me to continue to grow as a student, athlete, and overall person. Wartburg College has given me the tools I need to be the best and taught me how to use them to reach my full potential.” Adam Weber ’11 Waterloo, Iowa

Centennial Oaks Golf Course in Waverly, hosted the 2008 NCAA Division III women’s golf championships and is the home course for the Knights men’s and women’s golf programs.

Two-time all-Iowa Conference honoree, 2010 first-team all-Iowa Conference and all-Midwest Region, NFCA; CoSida/ESPN The Magazine first- team academic all-District VII

The Waverly Soccer Complex and two newly renovated fields on campus accomodate the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The main on-campus field added lights in 2009. Newly refurbished tennis courts north of Walston-Hoover Stadium provide outdoor facilities for the men’s and women’s tennis teams.

2011 NCAA Division III men’s winter postgraduate scholar, two-time NCAA Division III wrestling All-American, winner of NCAA’s 2010 Elite 88 award for wrestling, and CoSida/ESPN The Magazine 2010 second-team academic All-American, and two-time CoSida/Capital One first-team academic All-American

319-352-8264 or 1-800-772-2085 Wartburg College is a selective liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), nationally recognized for community engagement.

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Wartburg College Athletics Brochure 2011-12  

Wartburg College Athletics Brochure 2011-12

Wartburg College Athletics Brochure 2011-12  

Wartburg College Athletics Brochure 2011-12