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Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:52 am

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PIctured above (L to R):
Front row:  Annette Noland, Ashley's mother; Ashley Noland; Tom Noland, Ashley's father; Gage Noland, Ashley's brother
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Infield
High School: Adair Casey High School
High School Honors/Awards: Ashley was a three-time all-conference selection and a four-time letter winner for Adair-Casey High School.   
Comments from Coach Stumpff:
Ashley is a versatile kid!  We're happy to be adding her to next year's program.  She has the arm strength to be a sound short stop at this level but can also move over to second base.  She covers ground and will be a tough defensive player for us. 

Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:38 am

NATEFdonation2011February 17, 2011--The automotive programs at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) recently received a donation of 10 auto digital volt multi meters (DVOMS) from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).

The DVOMS will be used in the automotive lab areas to test vehicle electrical systems to determine how many volts are running through the vehicle.  Five of the DVOMS will be used by the automotive repair technology program and the other five units will be used by the collision repair/refinish program.

SWCC’s automotive programs received this gift due in part to being nationally certified by NATEF and having Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master certification.  To achieve these recognitions, the SWCC’s automotive programs underwent rigorous evaluation.

SWCC offers a one-year diploma in automotive repair technology and collision repair/refinish, as well as a two-year associate of applied science degree program for each area.  In addition, the college offers automotive repair technology coursework for high school students.

Pictured left (L to R):  Kadin Miller, second year automotive repair technology student, from Osceola; Brian Dankert, second year automotive repair technology student, from Blockton; and Salvador Aguilera, first year collision repair/refinish student, from Osceola.
Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:12 am

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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row:  Kaitlyn Moore, Kelsey's sister; Nichole Moore, Kelsey's mother; Kelsey Moore; Jeff Moore, Kelsey's father
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Outfield
High School: Centerville High School
High School Honors/Awards: As a junior, Kelsey was a 3A honorable mention all-state honoree, first team all-conference selection, and her team's co-offensive MVP.  She led her team in doubles and RBI’s. 
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Kelsey really came into her zone during her junior season.  Offensively, she has proven that she has tremendous pop off of her bat.  She will add great things to our corner outfield positions, whether that be left or right.  We believe that the improvements Kelsey has made during her high school career will continue at the college level.  Kelsey is a player with great potential and upside. 
Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:03 am

TroopsBoxes2Phi Theta Kappa and Student Senate members assembled the care packages for United States soldiers stationed overseas on February 17, 2011. Approximately 50 packages were completed and will be sent to the US troops.

The SWCC groups raised approximately $730 for the effort. One SWCC student alone, Kay Myers, raised approximately $570 from the Red Oak community.

Phi Theta Kappa Regional Convention is paying all shipping costs.

 

Read more: Packages for the Troops Ready to be Shipped

Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:03 am

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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row:  Robert Meinecke, Sarah's father; Sarah Meinecke; Sheri Meinecke, Sarah's mother; Tyme Boettcher, Coach Boettcher's daughter; Kylee Boettcher, Panorama High School softball coach
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Outfield
High School: Panorama High School
High School Honors/Awards: Sarah was an all-district selection as a junior,  three-time all-conference selection, a letter winner for four years,  and was consistently on the honor roll.
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Sarah has been a pitcher for quite a bit of her high school career and is another player who will be transitioning to the outfield.  I think Sarah is probably one of the fastest kids I have ever coached and will undoubtedly be an asset on the field.  Being a pitcher for so long, she developed an amazing work ethic which is going to be extremely important at this level. 

Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:47 am

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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row:  Ed Kline, Devan's father; Devan Kline; Diana Kline, Devan's mother
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Catcher
High School: BGM, Brooklyn High School
High School Honors/Awards: Devan was a four-time letter winner at BGM High School and was voted her team's offense MVP award as a junior.
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Devan is an amazing competitor.  She has the work ethic that will propel our team from being average to being a contender.  Offensively, Devan will be another player added to the team that will provide power.  She is aggressive on the both sides of the ball. 

Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:41 am

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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row:  Tim Kipfer, Leah's father; Teresa Kipfer, Leah's mother; Leah Kipfer; Keith Little, Albia High School athletic director
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Pitcher/Infield
High School: Albia High School
High School Honors/Awards: Leah was second team 2A all-state selection as a pitcher and was first team all-district in 2010, two-time all-conference selection, a member of the National Honor Society, and was named Optimist Club Teen of the Month.
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Leah is a student-athlete that has the opportunity to excel in all facets of the game.  She is an outstanding pitcher but also can be just as productive in the infield.  She is the type of player you need in the game when it's close. 

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11:13 am

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Not many teams beat Division I Indian Hills on their home floor, and Southwestern, despite a good effort, was no exception in a Tuesday 67-52 loss in Ottumwa.  After taking a 25-15 lead, Indian Hills could not put the pesky Spartans away, as Austin Emerson managed to keep Southwestern close going into half, 34-26.  The Spartans fired out of the gate in the second half, and with help from two Luke Sealer baskets, cut the lead to 1 at 38-37.  From there, the margin bounced between six and two points most of the evening.  With three minutes to go and a six-point lead, the Warriors hit an off-balance look with 1 second on the shot clock, forcing the Spartans into a hurry-up mode.  Southwestern misconnected on a three-point attempt and then was forced to foul, leading to the final margin.  Southwestern is 14-12 overall, and next plays a key conference road game in Mason City against North Iowa Area.

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11:04 am

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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row:  Jamie Hines, Karlee's father; Karlee Hines; Melissa Hines, Karlee's mother
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: 1B/Catcher
High School: Southeast Polk High School
High School Honors/Awards: Karlee played varsity softball as a junior for Southeast Polk High School and varsity golf as a sophomore and junior. 
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Karlee is a versatile player that is going to be a huge asset offensively.  She is a player that will provide power consistently in our line-up.  We are excited to have her and look forward to next season. 

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:58 am

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Pictured above (L to R): 
First row:  Terry Hammer, Haley's father; Haley Hammer; Mick Hammer, Haley's grandmother; Trudy Conklin, Haley's aunt
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Infield
High School: Lone Tree High School
High School Honors/Awards: Haley was an honorable mention all-conference selection as a junior, academic all-conference, and a five-time letter winner for Lone Tree High School. 
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Haley is an amazing competitor.  She has the work ethic that we will need to propel this program to become a contender in our league.  She is aggressive on both sides of the ball and will be a great asset to the Spartan softball program.  We are excited to have her and look forward to next season.