The Simpson athletic department has signed a five-year agreement with BSN SPORTS to be the official supplier of athletic apparel and equipment for all 19 varsity sports. Under the partnership, Nike will become the exclusive supplier of the Storm’s uniforms, apparel and accessories.
Simpson College President Jay Simmons announced Wednesday that Bob Nutgrass, a long-time staff member and current assistant athletic director, will become the college’s next Athletic Director. He replaces Brian Niemuth, who has held the role for the past five years in addition to serving as the head women’s basketball coach.
Audrey LoVan posted a runner-up finish in the pole vault and Katelyn Mangold brought home all-conference honors in the 400 hurdles to lead the Simpson women at the 2018 Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships on Saturday.
Freshman Katelyn Mangold posted the third-fastest time in school history while qualifying for finals in the 400-meter hurdles to lead the Simpson women’s track and field team on their first day at the 2018 Iowa Conference Outdoor Championship.
Audrey LoVan broke her own school record in the pole vault for the second week in a row to highlight the Simpson women’s track and field team’s performance at the 13th Kip Janvrin Open on Friday, April 27 at Buxton Stadium.
Audrey LoVan crushed her own school record in the pole vault and Emily Buchheit won the 1500-meter run for the second time this season to lead the Simpson women’s track and field team at their own triangular with Central and Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday.
As the lingering winter weather continues to wreak havoc on the spring sports schedule, nearly all events scheduled for the weekend of April 13-15 have been altered. Below is an up-to-date listing of the changes (as of 2 p.m. Friday, April 13.)
The Simpson track and field teams have cancelled their trip to Cornell on Saturday and instead will compete in Central's last-minute meet, the Weather Saver Invitational, on Thursday, April 5 in Pella.
The Simpson track and field team has made a schedule change and will now compete at the Loras Midweek on Wednesday, March 28. Due to scheduling conflicts and a more favorable weather forecast, the Storm have cancelled their trip to two-day Central Invitational, scheduled for March 29-30.
Former student-athletes Janelle Claiborne Duffy '05 (women's golf), Tiffany Everding Goodchild '07 (volleyball), Lisa Simpson Klein '91 (women's track & field) and Jason Ripke '07 (football, men's track & field) and coaches Joe Blake '71 (assistant baseball coach) and Henry Christowski (head softball coach) will be inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame.
For the 12th straight season, the Simpson men's and women's track and field teams earned All-Academic Team honors, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Briana McCloskey ran to an eighth-place finish in the 10,000 meters and the 4x800 relay team took sixth place to lead the Simpson women’s track and field team on the second day of the 2017 Iowa Conference Championships.