College News

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:07 am

Jared Theis

Jared Theis (pictured) carded an 83 to pace the men’s golf team to a third-place finish at Brooks Golf Club in Okoboji Monday.  Chasen Selsor, Jake Speer, and Angga Edwards were the other participants for the men.  The women finished fourth, helped by a personal season best from Logan Kinyon.  The women will play in Regional competition this Friday and Saturday at Otter Creek in Ankeny.

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 am

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Late last week, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Women’s Basketball Coach Addae Houston announced the latest recruit—Cambry Schluter of Hopkins, MO—for his 2014-15 Spartans basketball team.

Schluter, who will be a May 2014 graduate of North Nodaway High School, was an all-conference selection and a District 16 All-District Team selection her junior and senior years. She scored more than 1,000 career points for North Nodaway High School. In addition, Schluter is a member of the National Honor Society and made the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years of high school.

Read more: Spartan Coach Adds Basketball Recruit Late Last Week

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:19 am

Banks Brennan

Southwestern Community College Head Softball Coach Lindsay Stumpff announced recently Brennan Banks of Wayne will be joining the Spartans softball program for the 2014-15 school year.

Banks, who will be a May 2014 graduate of Wayne Community High School, plays catcher and third base. During high school, she received all-conference outfield, all conference infield, all-district softball, all-state infield, and has been a four-year varsity letter winner. She has also excelled academically being named to the A Honor Roll, as well as being a member of the National Honor Society, the Wayne Athletic Leadership Council, and the Student Council.

Read more: Stumpff Signs Wayne Player for 2014-15

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:54 am

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Fremont-Mills High School athlete Ashley McClary is headed to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) to become a multi-sport athlete for the Spartans, playing basketball for Women’s Basketball Coach Addae Houston and throwing shot-put for Track and Field Coach Bill Huntington. 

McClary was a part of Fremont-Mills’ 20-5 basketball team this past season, finishing first for the first-time ever in the Corner Conference Tournament. She is a member of the National Honor Society.

Read more: Fremont-Mills Athlete Headed to SWCC

Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 10:21 am

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Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 8:51 am

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Addae Houston, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) head women’s basketball coach, recently added two strong athletes to his roster from Kansas City, MO.

Sabrina Fountain, a senior at Raytown South High School in Kansas City, was a 2014 Kansas City Suburban Conference Honorable Mention selection and a 2013 Kansas City Suburban Second Team All-Conference selection.

Read more: Houston Adds Two from Kansas City for Spartan Basketball

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:55 am

Berry SaLisa

Sa’Lisa Berry, a senior at Abraham Lincoln High School in Des Moines, signed with Southwestern Community College (SWCC) this week and as of fall 2014 semester will be running track, as well as playing basketball for the Spartans.

During high school, Berry received a 2014 Metro Conference Honorable Mention selection, 2014 Iowa Elite Senior All Star Team selection, and the 2013 Captain Award for track and field.

Addae Houston, SWCC head women’s basketball coach, said Berry will give the Spartans great depth at the guard position. “Sa’Lisa is a solid shooter from the outside and knows how to create shots for others,” Houston stated.

Read more: Des Moines Lincoln’s Berry to Join Spartans Basketball Program

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:05 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

Tom Lesan, SWCC vice president of economic development, spoke with the board concerning callable bonds the college has with Fansteel/Wellman Dynamics and Farley’s and Sathers for 2006, as well as Astoria Industries of Iowa, Pinnacle Ethanol, Precision, Inc. and Precision Optical for 2007.  Lesan explained that by paying the bonds off early there will be a total savings of $63,605.  Following Lesan’s explanation, the board approved the “Resolution Authorizing Redemption of Outstanding Bonds and Directing Notice be Given” for all of the callable bonds:
•    $725,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates (2006-1 Multiple Project), Series 2006-1A
•    $1,120,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates(2006-1 Multiple Project), Series 2006-1B
•    $425,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates (2007-1 Multiple Project), Series 2007-1A
•    $830,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates (2007-1 Multiple Project), Series 2007-1B

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds April 2014 Meeting

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:38 pm

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The Southwestern golf teams traveled to Fort Dodge on Tuesday, April 15, for the Iowa Central Invitational and came home with a third-place finish for the women and fourth-place slot for the men.  The finishes are more impressive upon considering that both teams competed with only four players.  Typically, college teams play five and are allowed to drop the highest score.  Shelby Williams paced the women with an 84, and used strong marks from Konnor Griffith, Caitlin Giles, and Logan Kinyon to earn third place.  Chasen Selsor had top score for the men and was followed by consistent marks from Jake Speer, Jared Theis, and Angga Edwards for fourth.  The teams will next travel to Mason City on Monday to compete in the North Iowa Area Invitational. 


Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:24 pm

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Bill Huntington, Southwestern Community College head track and field coach, recently added three student-athletes from southwest Iowa to the Spartans’ 2014-15 women’s track and field roster.

Read more: Huntington Adds Three for 2014-15 Track & Field at SWCC