Iowa Wesleyan University Tigers

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Team Colors: Purple & White
601 N. Main Street
Mount Pleasant , Iowa 52641

Enrollment: 850
Founded: 1842
President: Dr. Steven E Titus
Athletic Director: Derek Zander

Name Title Phone Email
Derek Zander Athletic Director 319-385-6349
Anna Zander Sports Information Director 319-385-6386
BJ Wagy Volleyball Coach 319-385-6305
Mike Richtman Football Coach 319-385-6376
Natalie Taylor Women's Golf Coach 319-385-6271
Kurt Moon Men's Golf Coach 319-750-0195
Tony Odorisio Men's Soccer Coach 319-385-6378
Chris Early Women's Soccer Coach 319-385-6301
Alex Huisman Men's Basketball Coach 319-385-6307
Jack Bruns Women's Basketball Coach 319-385-6332
Mike Hampton Softball Coach 319-385-6303
Blake Beaber Baseball Coach 319-385-6214



  • [IW] Southeast Iowa Special Olympic Spring Games Set for April 7, 2018
    March 22, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, IA. - March 22, 2018 - Iowa Wesleyan University is excited to announce the Southeast Iowa Special Olympic Spring Games will be held at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex on April 7, 2018.  This marks the fourth consecutive year Iowa Wesleyan will host the event.

    "Iowa Wesleyan is graciously hosting our Southeast Area Spring Games for its fourth year.  The teachers, coaches, and students on this campus do an amazing job of preparing and serving as volunteers the day of the event.  Partnerships like this amongst Division 3 schools and Special Olympics allow for very successful events for our athletes. This year's event is also special because 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary for Special Olympics as an organization.  We look forward to another fun day of competition and good weather on April 7th," said Erin Birkenholtz, Southeast Regional Director of Field Services for Special Olympics.

  • [Baseball] Baseball Swept in Conference Opener
    March 22, 2018

    Carlinville, IL - March 22, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan baseball team opened up conference play yesterday against the Beavers of Blackburn College.  After a slow start, the Tigers were swept by scores of 4-7 and 2-9.

    The Tiger offense was a little slow to get going to start the day yesterday.   After a scoreless top of the first, Blackburn took a 4-0 lead after getting four hits and taking advantage of an error by Iowa Wesleyan.  The Beavers added one more run in the bottom of the third, taking a 5-0 lead over IW.

  • [Softball] Tigers Open Conference Play at Fontbonne
    March 21, 2018

    St. Louis, MO - March 21, 2018 - Iowa Wesleyan began conference play this afternoon against the Griffins of Fontbonne University.  After having a tough spring break, the Tigers were looking to turn things around with the start of SLIAC play.  IW led early in the first game, but were unable to maintain the lead and suffered a 1-3 loss. They followed with a 3-19 loss in the final game of the day.

    The Tigers were able to get an early lead in the opening game of the double-header.  Serena Almodovar (FR/Romeoville, IL) singled to the pitcher with one out and advanced to second on a wild pitch to get the offense going for IW.  Jena Miller (SR/Monmouth, IL) came through with a single through the right side to drive in Almodovar for the Tigers first run.

  • [Baseball] Baseball Schedule Sees Changes this Week
    March 20, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, Ia. - March 20, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan baseball team will have to wait one more day to open up conference play against Blackburn College.  The Tigers were originally set to play the Beavers this afternoon, but due to field conditions, the game has been pushed back a day.

  • [Softball] Tigers Wrap up Games at USCAA Invite
    March 20, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, Ia. - March 20, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan softball team competed in their final two games of the USCAA Invite hosted by St. Mary College of the Woods.  The Tigers faced off against Cleary University to start the day and were looking to bounce back from a loss the day before. IW trailed by two runs heading into the seventh, but gave up six runs in the top of the final inning to fall 15-7 to the Cougars.  Iowa Wesleyan wrapped up the day with a non-conference contest against Robert Morris University-Springfield. The Tigers held a one run lead, but the Eagles took the lead in the fifth inning and went on to win 4-3.

    In their game against the Cougars, Iowa Wesleyan trailed after giving up two home runs in the topf of the first inning.  The Tigers were able to get a run back after Alex Eyman (FR/Lockport, IL) took advantage of a walk with two outs. She advanced to second on a passed ball and stole third.  Eyman scored the first run after another passed ball by Cleary.

  • [Softball] Softball Drops Two in First Day of USCAA Invitational
    March 17, 2018

    St. Mary of the Woods, Ind. - March 17, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan softball team made a detour on their return home from their spring break trip in Florida to compete in the USCAA Invitational hosted by St. Mary of the Woods College.  The Tiger opened the day against the host school, falling 8-2 to the Pomeroys. IW looked to bounce back in their second day, but they fell 7-2 to Cleary University.

    Iowa Wesleyan fell behind 1-0 to SMWC in the bottom of the first inning, but they were able to get a run back in the top of the third to  tie the game up at 1-1. The Tigers took advantage of back to back errors by the Pomeroys to get two runners on base. McKenzie Copher (JR/Worth, IL) hit into a fielder's choice, which advanced Ashley Machholz (SO/Mediapolis, IA) to second.  Machholz was able to score on a error by the third baseman, scoring the tying run for the Tigers. St. Mary of the Woods plated five runs in the bottom of the third to regain the lead.

  • [Baseball] Tigers Overpowered by RPI in Final Game in Florida
    March 16, 2018

    Auburndale, Fla. - March 16, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan baseball team ended their spring break trip with a single game yesterday afternoon.  The final game was the seventh in five days for the Tigers, and IW suffered a 3-20 loss.

    Cody Brown (FR/Pine Top, AZ) started on the mound, coming  off four days rest for the Tigers. Brown and the rest of the IW pitching struggled against RPI and gave up eleven runs through the first three innings.  Iowa Wesleyan recorded six hits through the course of nine innings.

  • [Softball] Softball Falls in Final Games of Spring Break Trip
    March 15, 2018

    Titusville, Fla. - March 15, 2018 - Iowa Wesleyan wrapped up their time in Florida with two games this morning. The Tigers opened the day against Missouri Baptist and followed with a game against Marywood University.  IW could not find an answer for the Spartans, suffering an 0-8 loss in the fourth meeting between the two teams this season. The Tigers hoped to bounce back against Marywood, but after a late rally by the Pacers, IW fell by a score of 5-8.

    The Spartans continued to have the upper hand against Iowa Wesleyan on their spring break trip.  The Tigers had no answer to the pitching by Missouri Baptist, striking out thirteen times and recording just one hit during the game.  Serena Almodovar (FR/Romeoville, IL) led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a single to the pitcher for the lone hit of the game.

  • [Softball] Softball splits on the day, picks up first win of season
    March 14, 2018

    Titusville, Fla. - March 14, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan softball team returned from an off day to play two games, one against Missouri Baptist University and a second against Gallaudet University.  IW dropped the first game by a score of 0-11, but came back out to defeat Gallaudet 4-0 in game two.

    Missouri Baptist jumped out to a 4-0 lead over Iowa Wesleyan, and added runs in the second, third, and fifth inning. The Tiger offense could not get the bats going against the Spartans. Iowa Wesleyan finished the game with two hits, one from McKenzie Copher (JR/Worth, IL) and one from Sydnee Stalker (JR/Ottawa, IL).  Both hits came in the bottom of the fourth inning, but IW could not take advantage of the base runners.

  • [Baseball] Tigers Bounce Back in Game Two to Split with Utica
    March 14, 2018

    Auburndale, Fla. - March 14, 2018 - The Tiger baseball team returned to action this morning after an off day yesterday.  Iowa Wesleyan took on Utica College in a double-header, and after falling 2-15 in the first game, IW bounced back to win game two 5-4.

    The Tigers got off to a slow start against the Pioneers, falling behind 0-2 in the first inning. Utica added two more runs in the top of the third inning to take a 4-0 advantage over Iowa Wesleyan.  IW's defense gave up four more runs in the fourth, and Utica had a seven run top of the fifth inning to take a 15-0 lead over the Tigers. Iowa Wesleyan was finally able to get on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning.