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Published October 10, 2012 4:48 pm

schroeder rita ForWeb 0478The Southwestern Community College athletics department has announced the college's volleyball court will be named "Rita Schroeder Volleyball Court," in honor of the Spartans' long-time SWCC volleyball coach. The court insignia will be unveiled in a ceremony prior to the Spartans' Wed., October 24, 6:30 p.m. volleyball match against Grand View JV.  The game, which is the last home game of the season, is also Parents’ Night for the team.

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Published October 10, 2012 2:13 pm

schroeder rita ForWeb 0478OCTOBER 10, 2012—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) athletics department has announced the college’s volleyball court will be named “Rita Schroeder Volleyball Court,” in honor of the Spartans’ long-time SWCC volleyball coach.  The court insignia will be unveiled in a ceremony prior to the Spartans’ Wed., October 24, 6:30 p.m. volleyball match against Grand View JV.  The game, which is the last home game of the season, is also Parents’ Night for the team.

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Published October 9, 2012 9:22 am

SpartanHeadThe SWCC women's basketball team is holding a fundraiser for the 2012-13 season. In addition to selling athletic apparel, the team has started a booster club. Please look at the booster club information and consider supporting this year's Spartans. We have recruited seven freshman, in addition to the return of three high-quality sophomores, and look forward to continuing to build a program of excellence in the classroom, in the community, and on the court!

With regards to the athletic apparel we are selling, please understand that the SWCC logo (or "S" with Spartan helmet) will be used on all apparel rather than the Spartan head you will see on the attached document.

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Published October 8, 2012 10:52 am

To help kick off the on-campus weekend activities for the Spartan athletic alumni, the Spartan volleyball team hosted Graceland JV on Friday, October 5. The Spartans won the match in three games, 25-9, 25-15, 29-27.

Head coach Melissa Blessington said, "This was a good match for us tonight.  We started out strong the first two games.  We were able to bring a lot of players in tonight to play in the 3rd game and for me it is always fun to see those girls compete at a high level.  This win was a total team effort."

The Spartans will play again on Wednesday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. when they will host the DMACC Bears.

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Published October 8, 2012 10:12 am

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Cedar Rapids-  The Spartan harriers were on top of their game at the Lamb KoHawk Invitational in Cedar Rapids this past weekend.  On a cool, crisp, and windy morning, 12 Spartan runners set all time personal records in the 8K for men and the 6k for women.  Spartan Assistant Cross Country Coach Cari Stalker said, "This was a great day for our runners.  The weather was windy and cold, yet we ran some incredible times on a challenging course." 

Leading the way for the men were Gage Beers, freshman from Osceola, and Auston Carter, freshman from Coon Rapids.  Stalker said it was a battle to the end with Carter edging Beers to finish 20th. Four Spartan men ran the 8k in less than 29 minutes to finish fifth overall.

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Published October 5, 2012 9:33 am

3dSimulator CollisionRepairOCTOBER 5, 2012--The Southwestern Community College collision repair/refinish program recently received an exciting delivery--the SiM Spray 3D Virtual Paint System. SimSpray is an immersive virtual reality painting simulator. It will assist SWCC instructors in the teaching of spray painting and coating fundamentals.

With the system in place, students will learn correct body positioning and movement for proper painting and coating techniques. The student operating the system will use a simulated paint gun and headgear to enter an immersive virtual reality environment where he/she will apply "paint" to specific areas of automobiles. The student will view the simulator through the head gear as it tracks his or her motion and painting techniques.

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Published October 4, 2012 11:13 am

The Spartans headed to Marshalltown Community College last night, October 3, to play the Tigers for the second time this season. Their first meeting left the Spartans on the losing end of a four-game match. This time the Spartans won in four games, 25-22, 21-25, 25-23, and 25-20. This win puts them at 2-1 in conference and 17-7 overall.

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Published October 4, 2012 10:05 am

Southwestern Community College in Creston is hosting a National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey, known as Odyssey Day on Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the automotive area of the Instructional Center on the Creston campus.  Odyssey Day will be focused on looking at the use of alternative fuels and learning about advanced technology vehicles.

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Published October 3, 2012 5:27 pm

Head Coach Mike Holmes announced today that Media Day will be held on Wednesday October 10, at 3 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center Gymnasium. All media outlets are welcome to attend practice, interview coaches and players, and take pictures. Southwestern returns nine players from a regional semi-final tournament team from last year. Southwestern will participate in three exhibition events in October before opening regular season play Monday, November 5, against William Penn in Oskaloosa.


For more information, please contact Head Coach Mike Holmes.

Published October 2, 2012 8:35 am

Last night, October 1, the Spartans volleyball team played host to a triangle meet with Graceland JV and Waldorf JV. First up in the three-way meet was the Spartans and Graceland JV. After losing the first of the best of three sets 20-25, the Spartans fought back to win the next two games 26-24 and 15-10.

Later the Spartans took to the court for their last match of the night against Waldorf JV. The Spartans brought back their momentum from the first match winning their second one in three straight sets, 25-17, 25-10, and 25-9.

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