College News

Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:26 am

Miller Mackenzie

Last week, Southwestern Community College Head Softball Coach Lindsay Stumpff announced catcher Mackenzie Miller from Saydel High School in Des Moines will be joining the Spartans softball program for the 2014-15 school year.

So far, in high school, Miller has been a four-year letter winner in softball and tennis. She chose Southwestern because of the size of campus and transfer opportunities available.

Read more: Saydel Catcher to Play Softball for SWCC Spartans

Published: Monday, February 3, 2014 9:37 am

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With an uncharacteristic 15 miscues in the first half leading to turnovers, Southwestern could not gain ground on talented Iowa Lakes in the second half, falling 64-40 in Creston Saturday.  With solid defensive possessions keeping them in striking distance, the Spartans tried in vain to get things clicking on the offensive end; however, cold shooting and ball mistakes forced the home team into an 18-point halftime deficit. 

In the second half, the Spartans protected the ball better and were more efficient offensively, at one point reducing the lead to 10 on a three-point goal from the corner by Tanner Kellogg; however, Elliott Hamdeed fouled out of the game with quick back-to-back violations, and Southwestern could inch no closer despite big defensive rebounds from Mataika Koyamainavure and a solid all-around second half from Jared Theis

The Spartans travel twice this week.  Wednesday, February 5, they will be in Clinton for a 7:30 tip.


Published: Monday, February 3, 2014 9:15 am

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During a ceremony held on January 25, 2014, at Southwestern Community College, Riley Coates, Martensdale St. Marys High School senior; Lexi Herbert, King City R-1 High School senior; and Melody Stevens, Norwalk High School senior, signed letters of intent to play softball at SWCC starting with the fall 2014 semester.

Read more: Stumpff Signs Three for SWCC Softball

Published: Friday, January 31, 2014 9:29 am


Student refund checks may be picked up with photo ID on Fri., February 7, 2014, from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the business office.  Checks not picked up by 3:30 p.m. will be mailed to the address in your student file.  To make sure the check is mailed to the correct address, please verify your information on CampusConnect by February 4, 2014.

Read more: Spring 2014 Financial Aid Refund Information

Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:17 am

RelayForLifeShirt 2014ForWebThe SWCC Relay for Life team is hosting a Pink Out on February 19, 2014, during the women's and men's basketball games.  The women's game begins at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game will follow at 7:30 p.m.  Activities and games are planned throughout the evening.

T-Shirt Fundraiser

As part of the Pink Out effort, the Relay for Life team is selling Keep Calm T-shirts (pictured at right).  The T-shirts are $15 and may be pre-ordered by contacting SWCC Relay for Life Team Captain Amanda Kabir, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the SWCC business office at 641.782.1448.  Payment may be made to the SWCC business office in the Administration Center or if paying by credit card, please call 641.782.1448.  Deadline for T-shirt orders is February 10.  T-shirts will be available for pick-up on Mon., February 17.

Read more: SWCC Relay for Life Hosting Pink Out

Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:26 am


The Spartan baseball team added three pitchers to its roster for the fall 2014 season. London Collins (left) is a left-handed pitcher from Drexel High School in Drexel, MO. John Bisignano (center) is another left-handed pitcher from Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines. Lucas Roberts is a right-handed pitcher and outfielder from East High School in Des Moines.

Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 3:02 pm

On the road against Simpson JV on Monday, January 27, the team had four players reach double figured points. Sophomores Darian Polson (15 points) and Morgan Knorr (14 points) led all scorers. Additionally, Freshman Peyton Russell and Jill Vanderhoof each scored 10 points in the 59-52 win over Simpson.

Head Coach Addae Houston said, "It was good to see the team move the ball as well as we did. We talk a lot about having confidence to hit open shots when they are there and the entire team was able to do that tonight."

Published: Monday, January 27, 2014 3:11 pm

The Spartans hosted the Division I Marshalltown Tigers on Saturday, January 25 struggled to a 84-54 loss. Head Coach Addae Houston said,"Marshalltown got off to a quick start shooting the ball extremely well from the three-point line and took a commanding lead early on. We did not shoot the ball well even though we were getting decent looks. The thing that hurt us the most in this game was not taking care of the basketball. The team had 21 turnovers for the game."

Published: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:33 am

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Southwestern got a win they needed in a 65-56 victory over Grand View Friday night, January 24, in Creston. The first half was a back and forth battle, with the Vikings jumping out to an 8-2 advantage, but then the steady attack led by Elliott Hamdeed and Tanner Kellogg began to bring the Spartans closer. With some foul problems for Mataika Koyamainavure and Larry Mason, however, Grand View led at the half, 28-27.

Read more: Spartans Add to Win Column Against Vikings

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:52 pm

The Spartans played the fourth-ranked Kirkwood eagles on the road on Wednesday, January 22. They lost to the Eagles 66-44.

Head Coach Addae Houston said,"The challenge was everything we expected. It was closely contested game for most of the first half but a run near the end of the first half put Kirkwood up 32–21. Kirkwood was able to pull away with strong outside shooting from the three-point line in the second half."

Morgan Knorr ended the game with 13 points and five assists. Darian Polson recorded another double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.