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



  • [Cross Country] Iowa Wesleyan Cross Country Set to Compete in 2018
    June 20, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, IA - June 20, 2018 - Tiger Athletics is pleased to announce the return of cross country at Iowa Wesleyan University. The 2018 schedule, released this afternoon, will feature five events for both the men's and women's teams.

    "We are excited to share the first schedule of the new era of Cross Country here at Iowa Wesleyan.  When we were putting this schedule together, we wanted to focus on opportunities to be competitive against many of the top Midwest cross country programs as well as partake in a nationally recognized meet such as the Roy Griak Invite that will provide lifelong memories.  Each meet will be a learning experience and better prepare us to make our mark when we compete at the SLIAC Championships," said head cross country coach, Chris Creal.

  • [Football] Iowa Wesleyan Football Announces 2018 Schedule
    June 18, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, IA - June 18, 2018 - Iowa Wesleyan University has announced the schedule for the upcoming football season.  The season will feature two night games to start the season, and the Tigers will play on their home field five times.

    The Rams of Cornell College will visit the Tigers to kickoff the 2018 season. It will be the first night game with a 7 pm start time on September 1.  IW will travel to Eureka, Illinois to take on the reigning UMAC Conference Champions, Eureka College at 7 pm on September 8.

  • [IW] Iowa Wesleyan Student-Athletes Earn SLIAC Spring All-Academic Honors
    June 11, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, IA - June 11, 2018 - The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released the Spring All-Academic list on Friday, June 8, 2018.  Of the 197 student-athletes from the conference, Iowa Wesleyan had fourteen individuals representing three sports make the list.


    Brock Butler (SR/Palmyra, MO), Blake Forsythe (JR/Barden Ridge, Sydney, NSW, Aus), and Austin Willis (SO/Essesx, IL) earned the honors while participating in men's golf this spring.

  • [IW] Tiger Athletics Hosts Annual Golf Outing at Spirit Hollow
    June 05, 2018

    Burlington, IA - June 5, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan University Athletic Department held the annual Tiger Club Athletic Golf Outing yesterday at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa. The event continues to grow as over one hundred-twenty golfers participated in the outing to support Tiger Athletics and the student-athletes at Iowa Wesleyan.

    "This event is always a highlight of the summer for us.  We have so many great supporters of Tiger Athletics and it is great to be able to get everyone together to enjoy a day at Spirit Hollow, one of the top public golf courses in Iowa," said Derek Zander, Director of Athletics at Iowa Wesleyan.

  • [Baseball/Softball] USCAA Announces Baseball/Softball National All-Academic Teams
    May 15, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, IA - May 15, 2018 - The United States Collegiate Athletic Association announced the Baseball and Softball National All-Academic Team award winners on Sunday, May 13 at the All-American Championship banquet which was held in DuBois, Pennsylvania.  Iowa Wesleyan University had eleven individuals earn honors for the 2017-18 season.

  • [Baseball] Payne Earns All-Sportsmanship Honors
    May 11, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, IA - May 11, 2018 - The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released their Baseball All-Conference awards last night during the opening rounds of the conference tournament.  Iowa Wesleyan had one member earn a spot on the All-Conference list.

    This year's awards featured Co-Pitcher of the Year with Jimi Keating of Spalding and Luke Summers from Fontbonne taking the honors.  There were also Co-Coach of the Year awards with Matt Downs of Spalding and Bill Kurich of Webster earning the honors this season.

  • [Softball] McIlwain, Carney Earn All-Conference Honors
    May 04, 2018

    St. Ann, MO - May 4, 2018 - The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) announced the 2018 Softball All-Conference award winners during the first day of the conference tournament. Iowa Wesleyan had two individuals receive All-Conference recognition.

  • [Softball] Iowa Wesleyan Names McIlwain April Student-Athlete of the Month
    May 03, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, IA - May 3, 2018 - The Iowa Wesleyan athletic department has named Samantha McIlwain (SR/Boone, IA) as the April Student-Athlete of the Month. McIlwain was the top pitcher for the Tiger Softball team this season, leading the team with 103 innings pitched.  She also earned four of the team's six wins during the month of April.

  • [Softball] McIlwain Sets Career Strikeout Record in Loss to Webster
    May 01, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, IA - May 1, 2018 - Iowa Wesleyan University hosted Webster University in their final games of the season last night. The Tigers were hoping to end the season on a high note, and although IW could not end the season with wins, Samantha McIlwain (SR/Boone, IA) capped her senior year by breaking the IW career strikeout record.  Iowa Wesleyan dropped both games to the Gorloks by scores of 3-1 and 12-0.

    The first game of the night proved to be a battle for both teams.  The defenses kept each other in check through most of the game. Webster struck first, scoring the first run in the top of the third inning.  Iowa Wesleyan was able to bounce back with a run in the bottom of the inning to tie the game up at 1-1. Emmy Rodriguez (JR/Oro Grande, CA) singled up the middle to bring home McKenzie Copher (JR/Worth, IL) for the tying run.

  • [IW] Iowa Wesleyan Honors Past and Present Student-Athletes
    April 30, 2018

    Mount Pleasant, IA - April 30, 2018 - Iowa Wesleyan University held the Athletic Hall of Fame and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 27, to recognize the accomplishments of past and present members of Tiger Athletics.  Nearly 350 people gathered in Ruble Arena as IW inducted three new members into the 2018 Hall of Fame Class. Student-athletes were honored for their achievements in the classroom and in their fields of competition.

    "The Hall of Fame and Awards Ceremony is always an exciting event for the athletic department.  We have the privilege to welcome back outstanding members of Tiger Athletics and recognize them for their accomplishments during their time on campus and in life after IW," said Derek Zander, Director of Athletics at Iowa Wesleyan. "We also have many remarkable student-athletes on campus right now and this event allows us to lift up their accomplishments on and off of their respective playing fields, as well as recognize the dedication they show to the University."