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



  • [Men's Basketball] Tigers Fall to First Place Red Devils
    January 13, 2018

    Eureka, Illinois - January 13, 2018 - In  this afternoon's men's basketball action, Iowa Wesleyan faced off against the Red Devils of Eureka College. The Tigers were looking to bounce back from a close loss to Fontbonne, but they would have their work cut out for them, as Eureka entered the day as one of the top teams in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings.

    Iowa Wesleyan jumped out to a quick lead, scoring a layup on the first possession of the game. Jake Neubauer (SO/Amana, IA) followed up with a three pointer to give IW a five point advantage. The team's traded the lead early, but Eureka went ahead by one with 15:11.  The Red Devils were able to build a eleven point advantage. Brock Butler (SR/Palmyra, MO) sparked the Tiger offense with eight straight points to bring the score to 32-35 with 10:50 left in  the first half.

  • [Women's Basketball] Women's Basketball Outmatched at Eureka
    January 13, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, Iowa -January 13, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan women's basketball team took on the second place team in the  St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings this afternoon.  The Tigers were outmatched by the Red Devils, falling 84-46 on the road.

    Iowa Wesleyan's offense struggled in today's game against one of the top teams in the conference.  IW was held to 25 percent shooting from the field and less than 20 percent from behind the arc for the game. Iowa Wesleyan was also out rebounded 54-33 by the Red Devils.   Eureka held the Tigers to eight points in the opening quarter, and eighteen points at the half.

  • [Women's Basketball] Third Quarter Drought Leads to Loss against Fontbonne
    January 11, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, Iowa - January 11, 2018 - Iowa Wesleyan hosted the Griffins of Fontbonne University in last night's women's matchup.  The Tigers held the lead for the majority of the first half and most of the third quarter, but a dry spell in the third quarter gave the Griffins the lead late.  IW tried their best to come back and were almost successful, but it was not enough and they fell 56-54 to the Griffins.

    The offenses were a little slow to get going in last night's contest. The score was tied up on three occasions in the first three minutes with the final tie coming when Fontbonne made a jumper to bring the score to 5-5 with 7:11 on the clock.  Allie Massner (SO/Mediapolis, IA) broke the tie and gave the Tigers a spark with a three pointer on the next possession.  Iowa Wesleyan started to heat up as the quarter progressed.  The Tigers built a nine point lead with two minutes remaining after Josie Zerrusen (SR/Effingham, IL) hit a jumper. Caitlyn Welch (SR/Braidwood, IL) gave Iowa Wesleyan their largest lead of the quarter with back to back three pointers to end the period.  Her final three put IW up by 14, but Fontbonne hit a three in the final seconds to bring the score to 26-15 at the end of the first quarter.

  • [Men's Basketball] Five Tigers Reach Double Figures in Win over Fontbonne
    January 11, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, Iowa - January 11, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan men's basketball team hosted Fontbonne University in last night's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action.  The Tigers defeated Fontbonne 100-97 after surviving a late charge by the Griffins that nearly erased IW's 19 point lead.

    The first half was fast paced with both teams pushing the ball in transition early in the game. Fontbonne was the first team to get on the board, and they built a five point cushion early.  Brock Butler (SR/Palmyra, MO) answered for the Tigers on the next possession with a three pointer to bring IW within two. Butler followed with a jumper less than a minute later to tie the game at 10-10.  With 15:01 remaining in the first half, Jarryd Fernandes (FR/Rozelle, NSW, Australia) made a jumper to put Iowa Wesleyan out front, and Elijah Johnson (SR/Rancho Cucamonga, CA) followed with a three pointer to extend the lead to four points.

  • [Men's Basketball] Men's Basketball Drops Close Game to Blue Jays
    January 07, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, Iowa -January 7, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan men's basketball team hosted Westminster College, the number two team in conference heading into the game, in last night's basketball action.  The Tigers were unable to complete a late charge, falling 87-82 to the Blue Jays.

    Both offenses came out firing to start the game. There were five lead changes in the first six minutes of play, as well as three instances where the score was tied up.  Westminster was able to build a seven point advantage with just under fourteen minutes remaining, but the Tigers stormed back with the help of Jake Neubauer (SO/Amana, IA).  He scored five straight points for IW to bring the score to 19-17.  Iowa Wesleyan was able to  regain the  lead with three pointer by Elijah Johnson (SR/Rancho Cucamonga, CA) with 10:24 left to play in the half.

  • [Women's Basketball] Tigers Stun Blue Jays in Win at Home
    January 06, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, Iowa - January 6, 2018- The Iowa Wesleyan women's basketball team returned to Ruble Arena this afternoon for their first game at home in 2018.  The Tigers pulled off the upset with a 59-57 win over Westminster College.

    Iowa Wesleyan opened the game on a 5-0 run with the help of a jumper and a three pointer by Darby Massner (JR/Mediapolis, IA).  Westminster tied the game up at 11-11 with 4:51 remaining in the first quarter, but IW got another three pointer by Massner out of a timeout to regain the lead.  The Tigers would hold the lead the remainder of the quarter, taking a 14-16 lead into the second period.

    Westminster started the second half with the momentum, taking over the lead just two minutes into the quarter.  Iowa Wesleyan trailed by six points with just over three minutes to go in the half.  IW quickly cut the deficit to one point with a jumper by Josie Zerrusen (SR/Effingham, IL) and a three pointer  by  Caitlyn Welch (SR/Braidwood, IL).  Zerrusen finished the quarter off with a three point play to give Iowa Wesleyan a 25-24 advantage at the break.

  • [Cross Country] Iowa Wesleyan Set to Relaunch NCAA Division III Cross Country -Head Coach Chris ...
    January 05, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, Iowa - January 5, 2017 - Iowa Wesleyan University is relaunching an NCAA Division III sport adding to the ten represented in IW's athletic arsenal.  Cross Country will begin as Chris Creal has been named as the head men's and women's cross country coach effective immediately.  Relaunching the University's Cross Country program is a move that is part of the athletic department's comprehensive visioning plan, "Committing to Excellence."

    "I am truly grateful to be selected for this position.  I have always dreamed of the opportunity to build a programand after being presented the vision of the University and athletic department, I knew that IW was a great fit for me," said Creal on joining the Tiger coaching staff.

    "I look forward to being a member of this university and community, but most importantly, I look forward to working with student-athletes to make them successful on and off the track."

    Creal brings coaching experience from cross country and track and field to Iowa Wesleyan.  Prior to joining the Tigers coaching staff, he served as the head men's cross country and track coach and assistant women's cross country and track and field coach at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

  • [Men's Basketball] Butler Tabbed as December Student-Athlete of the Month
    January 05, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, Iowa - January 5, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan University Athletic Department has announced their December Student-Athlete of the Month recipient.  Brock Butler (SR/Palmyra, MO) earned the honors for his performance on the court during the month of December for the Tiger men's basketball team. 

  • [Men's Basketball] Men's Basketball Comes Up Short at Webster
    January 04, 2018

    St. Louis, MO - January 4, 2017 - In last night's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup, the Iowa Wesleyan men's basketball team traveled to Webster University.  The Tigers were looking to kick off conference their return to play with their second straight win in SLIAC play.  Despite a late charge, the Tigers were unable to secure the win, and they fell 78-68 to the Gorloks.

    Iowa Wesleyan gave up a quick basket to start the game and came up empty in their first two possessions with the ball. The offense wouldn't take long to get going, however, with the Tigers scoring on their next three offensive possessions.  Austin Rebel (FR/Bassendean, Australia) opened the scoring for IW, and Brock Butler (SR/Palmyra, MO) followed with back to back three pointers to give the Tiger a 8-7 lead.  

  • [Women's Basketball] Tigers Stumble in Return from Break
    January 03, 2018

    St. Louis, MO - January 3, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan women's basketball team returned to  conference action against the Webster Gorloks this evening.  The Tigers were a little rusty in their first game back from break as they fell 83-45 to the Gorloks.

    Iowa Wesleyan struggled to get into a rhythm against the Gorloks in the first two quarters.  The Tigers were held to just nine first half points.  IW was held to just 18 field goals in the first half and finished the half  0-7 from behind the arc.