College News

Published August 22, 2014 11:31 am

McClannahan Jared

Indianola High School graduate Jared McClannahan recently committed to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting program for the 2014-15 academic year. McClannahan is the seventh Indianola native to join SWCC’s sports shooting program in the last two years.

During high school, McClannahan was active in Future Farmers of America (FFA), serving as the president of Indianola’s FFA chapter, and earning his Iowa Degree.

Published August 21, 2014 9:17 am


SWCC Head Baseball Coach Pedro Hernandez was nominated to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! He completed the challenge, as well as the donation to ALS from the SWCC baseball program, within 24-hours with assistance from SWCC Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach Todd Lorensen. #FightALS

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Published August 20, 2014 2:09 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) baseball program is hosting a Fall Baseball League for high school players starting Sun., September 7. The league will run Sunday afternoons through October 12 (includes the dates of September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12).

Published August 20, 2014 2:05 pm

Cox Jonathan

Jonathan Cox, 2014 Bedford High School graduate, is the latest addition to Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) sports shooting team.

Charlie Mundy, head coach of the SWCC sports shooting program, said Cox’s strong work ethic will be an asset for the entire team.

Published August 19, 2014 2:09 pm

Todd LorensenSouthwestern Community College announced yesterday, Todd Lorensen, who was recently named SWCC head men's basketball coach, has been selected as athletic director/athletic fundraiser for the college.  He will continue as men's basketball coach as well.

Lorensen replaces Bill Krejci, who has been a longtime fixture in SWCC athletics.  Krejci will leave the college on August 28 to move to Des Moines.

Published August 18, 2014 3:43 pm

Gabryelle DuBois

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Coach Lindsay Stumpff said she was in the right place at the right time to land a strong, quick, and agile player who, in Stumpff’s words, “was definitely overlooked” while finishing up her high school career.”

Gabryelle DuBois, a May 2014 graduate of Carlisle High School, will join the Spartan softball team this fall. She comes to SWCC after four straight state softball appearances with the Carlisle Wildcats. She was named to the 2014 State Softball All-Tournament Team.

Stumpff said DuBois will be a great addition to her squad and will bring much needed speed to make things happen on the base path.

Published August 14, 2014 3:57 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met on Tues., August 12, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

Published August 14, 2014 11:16 am

Christiansen Malory

Malory Christiansen, former Tri-Center Neola pitching standout, recently made the decision to transfer from Doane College in Crete, NE, to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston, for the fall 2014 semester bringing additional pitching experience to the Spartan team.

SWCC Head Coach Lindsay Stumpff is excited to have more power in her pitching department.

Published August 12, 2014 2:01 pm

Bullock Tyler

With just two weeks under his belt at Southwestern Community College (SWCC), Spartan Head Coach Todd Lorensen is busy setting the framework for a new era of men’s basketball at SWCC. Earlier today, Lorensen announced Tyler Bullock, director of men’s basketball operations at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), as his new assistant coach.

Bullock, a native of Lincoln, NE, has been with the men’s basketball program at UNO since 2012. He is a 2011 graduate of UNO with a bachelor’s degree in business. While a student at UNO, he was a standout on the basketball team, ranking among the top 50 nationally in scoring his junior and senior years. As a junior, he was in the top 40 nationally for free throws.

Published August 11, 2014 2:10 pm

Shinn Ashley

Ashley Shinn, a May 2014 graduate of Adair-Casey High School, will head to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) this fall to be a member of the Spartans sports shooting team.

Charlie Mundy, head coach of the SWCC sports shooting team, said Shinn has a lot of fire and attitude.