College News

Published January 24, 2017 11:47 am

This past weekend on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, Southwestern's women's basketball team went on the road to Iowa Falls in a matchup with the Panthers of Ellsworth Community College.  Both teams were looking for their first conference win.

The Spartans' stingy defense held Ellsworth in check, and  kept Southwestern in control as they led 42-24 at the conclusion of the first half.

Read more: Strong First Half Carries Spartans to First Conference Win

Published January 23, 2017 8:58 am

KeShawn Wilson scored all 15 of his points on five three’s as Southwestern took a 60-25 halftime lead en route to a 93-57 victory vs Ellsworth on Saturday, Jan. 21.  Brodric Thomas scored 15 points while Jamil Maddred and Malachi Canada each added 10 points. Coming off of a 122-59 win over Pure Prep the previous Wednesday, when the Spartans hit 20 three-pointers as a team, the hot hand continued as the team totaled 17 makes from downtown.

Read more: #1 Spartans Roll Past Ellsworth

Published January 20, 2017 10:43 am

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Spartan women's basketball team traveled to Keokuk to take on the Blackhawks of Southeastern Community College. Southwestern got off to a slow start getting down 0-10 in the opening minutes, but were able to slowly crawl back into the game and were only down 13-17 at the end of the first quarter.

Read more: Spartan Women Get Edged Out in Keokuk

Published January 20, 2017 8:52 am

Calvin Chambers driving along the baseline

It didn’t take long for the #1 ranked Spartans to seize control over Pure Prep in a 122-59 win on Wednesday, Jan. 18. 

In limited minutes, Brodric Thomas notched a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.  He also added two assists, two blocks, and two steals.  Jamil Maddred led the team in scoring, followed by Bennie Curtis' 15 points on five three-pointers.  Jordan Johnson added 14 points while Calvin Chambers had 12 points and a team-high five assists.  As a team, the Spartans went 20 of 40 from downtown. 

Read more: #1 Spartans Dominate Pure Prep

Published January 19, 2017 8:51 am

Jordan Strofaci

Creston, IA— Southwestern Community College announced today Jordan Strofaci, formerly the assistant track and field coach for the Spartans, has been named interim head track and field coach for the upcoming season.  Nick Ekel, head coach of Southwestern Community College’s track and field program since 2015, has accepted a position at Graceland University in Lamoni and will be leaving Southwestern next week.

Read more: Spartans Name Interim Track and Field Coach

Published January 18, 2017 2:37 pm

Tom Lesan receiving award from Dr Barb Crittenden

Creston, IA—Tom Lesan, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) vice president of economic development, was honored at the college’s all-staff in-service, held on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, for achieving 35 years of service to the institution.  

Read more: Lesan Honored for 35 Years of Service at SWCC

Published January 18, 2017 2:35 pm

Southwestern Men's Basketball #1 Ranked NJCAA DII Poll for Jan. 18, 2017 #SpartanNation 17-0

The NJCAA released its weekly rankings on January 18, 2017, and Southwestern sits on top of the Division II rankings for men’s basketball receiving nine of the possible 12 first-place votes. It is the first time in school history for the Spartans to be the highest-ranked team in the nation.  Bill Taylor’s 1999 team was preseason #2 in the nation and this year’s team sat at #2 for three consecutive weeks.

Read more: Spartans #1 in Nation; Johnson Athlete of Week

Published January 18, 2017 9:30 am

The Writing Center has announced its hours for spring semester:

Tuesday – 2:30-4:30 p.m., English Instructor Stephen Jefferies
Wednesday – 1-3 p.m., English Instructor Kelly Franklin

Read more: Writing Center Announces Hours for Spring

Published January 17, 2017 4:45 pm

The Southwestern men's basketball team used a big first half and some timely shooting down the stretch to defeat Kirkwood Community College in their first Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) game, with a score of 94-83.  The NJCAA Division II Spartans are ranked second in the nation and moved to 17-0 (1-0 ICCAC) on the season.

Read more: Spartans down Kirkwood 94-83

Published January 17, 2017 4:41 pm

On Saturday, Jan. 14 Southwestern hosted number-one ranked Kirkwood Community College, who came into the contest with a perfect 16-0 record to open ICCAC Region XI play.  The Eagles were clicking on all cylinders that afternoon as they went on to win 103-69 over the Spartans.

Read more: Spartan Women Fall to No. 1 Kirkwood