Athletics News

  • FEATURE: Former Montana State runner, now Tiger coach completes 200 miles in a week
    August 17, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – What started out as a challenge between two ex-teammates from Montana State University to run 200 miles in a week, turned out to be an inspiration to people around the country. Zach Kughn and Ethan Wilhelm completed a friendly bet of who could run 200 miles in a week, and what they learned throughout the week was more than what they set out to accomplish.
  • PREVIEW: DWU women’s soccer ready to take next step towards GPAC postseason
    August 11, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Having strength in numbers will be key for fourth-year head coach Clayson Glasgow once the season kicks off for the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s soccer team.
  • PREVIEW: Lopez looks to put Tigers on the right track in 2017
    August 09, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The 2017 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s soccer team has a new face leading them this season as head coach Jose Lopez looks to bring the winning ways he was accustomed to seeing while playing for the Tigers from 2009-2012. Lopez hopes to lead the Tigers back to postseason play, while also growing the team in the classroom as well.
  • Former national champion ready to make an impact with DWU
    July 19, 2017
    Four-time national champion, 17-time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American and nine-time Great Plains Athletic Conference champion has a nice ring to it. New track and field throwing coach, Zach Lurz, brings that caliber of talent to the Dakota Wesleyan University track and field team.
  • Lopez named head men’s soccer coach
    July 14, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University Director of Athletics Jon Hart is pleased to announce the addition of José Lopez as the next head men’s soccer coach, beginning immediately it was announced on Friday.
  • DWU athletic programs honored for academic achievement
    July 13, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Fourteen Dakota Wesleyan University athletic programs were recently honored by the NAIA for overall academic excellence in the classroom last season.
  • Hutcheson adds 10 signees for upcoming season
    July 11, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University head wrestling coach Nick Hutcheson is excited to announce the addition of 10 student-athletes for the 2017-18 season.
  • Hart announces Mills as the next Director of Sports Information
    June 29, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University Athletic Director Jon Hart has named former alumnus and current interim director of sports information Jerrett Mills to lead the sports information and marketing department beginning July 1, it was announced Thursday.
  • Hoek returns to DWU as next golf coach
    June 26, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – After leading the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s golf team to a Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship in 2008, De Smet, S.D., native Tom Hoek is returning to DWU as the next men’s and women’s golf coach, it was announced by Athletic Director Jon Hart on Monday.
  • Lamer competes at NAIA Outdoor National Championships
    May 25, 2017
    GULF SHORES, Ala. – Sophomore Kamberlyn Lamer (Hartford, S.D.) competed at the 37th Annual NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championships for the first time in her career Friday where she competed in the long jump. Lamer finished in 40th-place with a leap of 16-7.75 feet.
  • Lamer qualifies for NAIA Outdoor National Championships
    May 16, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – After a solid performance at the Dordt Twilight Meet on Friday, sophomore Kamberlyn Lamer (Hartford, S.D.) qualified for the 37th Annual NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
  • DWU volleyball to host three camps
    May 12, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team will be hosting three volleyball camps this summer for local youth and high school athletes.
  • Whitney, Hogg and Sabers earn All-Conference honors
    May 12, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Seniors Thomas Hogg (Aberdeen, S.D.), Michael Whitney (Brandon, S.D.) and Kristin Sabers (Mitchell, S.D.) finished their careers on top after being named to the Great Plains Athletic Conference All-Conference Team.
  • DWU baseball lands eight on All-GPAC Honorable Mention list
    May 10, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Coming off another trip to the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament, the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team saw eight players earn All-GPAC Honorable Mention status on Wednesday.
  • Five members of DWU softball earn All-GPAC honors
    May 10, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – After making it back to the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament, the Dakota Wesleyan University softball team had five players earn postseason accolades it was announced by the conference on Wednesday.
  • Tiger track and field competes at GPAC Championships
    May 05, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Gabe Dirksen (Lead, S.D.) finished his final season in the Great Plains Athletic Conference on a high note Friday and Saturday at the GPAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fremont, Neb.
  • Late push by Concordia downs DWU
    May 06, 2017
    HASTINGS, Neb. – Heading to the fourth inning, the Dakota Wesleyan University softball team looked to be in the driver’s seat, but the Concordia University Bulldogs had other ideas.
  • Morningside tops DWU in offensive battle
    May 05, 2017
    FREMONT, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball tallied 11 runs in a nine-inning Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament elimination game, but it wasn’t enough as Morningside College ended DWU’s season by the final of 17-11 on Friday in Fremont, Neb.
  • Loeppky goes the distance, Budmark comes up big for DWU
    May 05, 2017
    HASTINGS, Neb. – Senior pitcher Lorissa Loeppky (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) gave the Tigers a fighting chance in a Great Plains Athletic Conference elimination game on Friday in Hastings, Neb.
  • Concordia edges DWU
    May 05, 2017
    HASTINGS, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team began postseason play against Concordia University in the first game of the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament in the Hastings Bracket as they fell to the Bulldogs, 3-2 in Hastings, Neb.
  • Midland downs DWU in walk-off fashion
    May 04, 2017
    FREMONT, Neb. – A strong performance on the mound by senior Patrick Whetham (Garretson, S.D.) wasn’t quite enough as Midland University defeated the Tigers 6-5 on Thursday in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament at Moeller Field in Fremont, Neb.
  • Sabers finishes second at GPAC Championship
    May 01, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Neb. – Senior Kristin Sabers (Mitchell, S.D.) ended her Tiger career finishing in second-place at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship on Monday and Tuesday at the Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus, Neb.
  • DWU Athletics recognizes student-athletes at annual banquet
    May 01, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University athletics department held its annual Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet on Saturday in the Sherman Center on the campus of DWU in Mitchell, S.D.
  • DWU baseball splits with Concordia
    April 29, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team split a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference games as they hosted Concordia University. Concordia won Game One 6-0, and DWU won Game Two 6-5, Saturday afternoon for Senior Day at Cadwell Park in Mitchell, S.D.
  • Tigers snag two victories on Senior Day
    April 29, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team was looking for a pair of wins to secure a spot in the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament as they hosted the College of Saint Mary. They secured a spot with a Game One win 6-1, and Game Two victory 5-4, on Saturday at Dr. McWhirter Field in Mitchell, S.D.
  • Tigers drop a pair to Concordia
    April 28, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – With the Great Plains Athletic Conference postseason next week, the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team hosted Concordia University in a critical doubleheader Friday night. DWU lost 9-0 in Game One, and 3-1 in Game Two at Cadwell Park in Mitchell, S.D.
  • DWU women’s basketball speaks at local grade school
    April 28, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team spoke to local grade school students on Friday afternoon at Longfellow Elementary in Mitchell, S.D.
  • No. 10 Morningside blanks Tiger softball
    April 27, 2017
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Offense was hard to come by on Thursday as No. 10 Morningside College swept the Dakota Wesleyan University softball team in Great Plains Athletic Conference action 10-3 and 3-0 in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Dirksen and Longville take first at Mount Marty Twilight
    April 26, 2017
    YANKTON, S.D. – Senior Gabe Dirksen (Lead, S.D.) added another first-place finish in his final year in a Tiger uniform on Wednesday at the Mount Marty Twilight in Yankton, S.D.
  • Sabers takes second at NC/DC Invite
    April 20, 2017
    Kristin Sabers of Mitchell, S.D., took second place at the NC/DC Invite on April 21 in Orange City and Sioux Center, Iowa.
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