In celebration of SWCC Week, tonight's men's basketball game at 6:30 p.m. vs Wartburg will feature FREE Spartan Nation T-shirts (while supplies last). Spectators, bring a canned good with you and get in FREE to the game. At half-time, a "chosen instructor" will get a Pie in the Face.
Head to the library today to make a donation toward the instructor of your choice. The instructor with the most money at the end of the day today wins a Pie in the Face at tonight's game.
Students, if you don't already have your ticket for Thursday's SWCC Week movie night, head to admissions in the Administration Center to get one. Bring your student ID with you when you come.
To view all SWCC Week activities, head to www.swcciowa.edu/SWCCweek.
Southwestern Community College Head Volleyball Coach Ting Liu received word late last week freshman Carmen Subbert of Stanton was named first team All-Region XI-B, was an All-Region XI-B tournament selection, and was named second team all-conference.
Subbert, an outside hitter for the Spartans, had an outstanding run during her college volleyball debut, being named as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference's (ICCAC) offensive athlete of the week three times during the 2014 season.
Jok Kut and Josh Kirk (pictured, #24) had 20 points each to pace the Spartan’s to a 109-64 win over Graceland JV on Wednesday night in Creston. “Both of those guys provided us great energy and made multiple hustle plays which is something our staff loves to see,” said Coach Todd Lorensen.
The Spartan women battled in yet another close game this season against Graceland and unfortunately came up short once again dropping the game 85-82. Several ties and lead changes was the story for both teams at the start but the Spartans were able to string together several defensive stops along with some key offensive possessions to take a nine point lead 48-39 to conclude the first half. Head coach Addae Houston commented, “It took us awhile to find some offense early on but we had a great stretch of both offensive and defensive possessions where we scored points and had stops to close the first half.”
The Spartan women’s basketball team hosted the Pirates of North Central Missouri College on Monday, November 10, and could not get it going offensively to begin the game. The Spartans found themselves down 9-0 early on in the game after a poor shooting start and were never able to gain any momentum to make it a game falling to North Central 78-53. Despite the poor offensive start the Spartans were playing solid defensively holding the Pirates to only 12 points through the first eight minutes of the first-half. “I thought we were playing solid defensively, but not being able to score I think led to less effort on defense and that cannot happen,” said Head coach Addae Houston. The Spartans finished the first-half down 19 points to North Central, 36-17.
The Spartan Men’s Basketball team held on for a 91-82 victory after pushing its lead to 16 with just under five minutes to go on Monday Night versus North Central Missouri College. A balanced offensive attack was used with five players in double figures. “Our balance is something I really like about our team. We have multiple players capable of scoring on any given night which makes it hard for a team to focus on just a guy or two,” said Coach Todd Lorensen.
The Southwestern Spartans men's and women's cross country teams ended a great 2014 season with some outstanding individual and team finishes over the weekend at the NJCAA Cross Country Championships in Lubbock, TX.
Sophomore Jaylon Smith led the way for SWCC with 23 points which included 5-6 shooting from three-point range as the Spartans defeated Grand View JV 97-46 on Thursday night in Creston. The Spartans controlled the defensive glass by allowing no offensive boards by the Vikings in the first half which allowed them to get out in transition early in route to a 50-22 half time lead. “We stressed cleaning up some things defensively and taking better care of the basketball the past two days and I felt we carried that over into the game,” said Spartan Head Coach Todd Lorensen.
The Spartans hosted the Graceland University JV on Monday, November 3. Coming off of a heart-breaking buzzer-beater loss over the weekend, the Spartans struggled to focus and keep up visiting Yellow Jackets. The final was Graceland 73, SWCC 53. Jazzlyn Wimbush had 14 points and three rebounds. Olivia Reifert added eight points and seven boards.
The Spartans will hit the road and try to regroup on Thursday to face the York College JV in York, NE.
David Vollmar, strategic account manager for Alliant Energy, made a visit to Southwestern Community College last Friday to deliver a $50,547 rebate check to the college. Rebate incentives are available from Alliant for energy efficiency projects in new and existing commercial, industrial or agricultural facilities. The college has completed a number of these projects recently such as renovation of the 100-bay classrooms, Learning Resource Center lighting, and residence hall construction.
- Big Win for Spartans in Season Opener
- Buzzer-Beater Heartbreak for Spartans
- Step Up @ SWCC
- Spartan Sports Shooting On a Roll
- Friederichs Named All-Region Honorable Mention
- Barn of Terror This Weekend
- Subbert Honored Third Time
- SWCC Students Participate in ALICE Training
- Activities Planned for Alcohol Awareness
- SWCC Board Holds October 2014 Meeting