Yana Rouse ’21 became Central’s first female minority student senate president in Fall 2020.

Multi-Talented Leader

Central College student body president and track thrower Yana Rouse ’21 balances athletics, academics and campus life.

Apr 7, 2021

In the first phase of the $18 million Forever Dutch® initiative in 2017, P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium was expanded and received an exterior facelift.

Athletics Updates – Spring 2021

Read the Spring 2021 wrap-up for Dutch athletics.

Apr 7, 2021

In the first phase of the $18 million Forever Dutch® initiative in 2017, P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium was expanded and received an exterior facelift.

Victory! Central Completes Fundraising for Forever Dutch® Initiative

In it’s most ambitious athletics capital initiative in its 167-year history, Central College has completed fundraising for the $18 million Forever Dutch® initiative.

Jan 15, 2021

Football practice at Central in a pandemic meant face masks and small-group workouts, like Assistant Coach Austin Mercer put his cornerbacks through.

Pandemic Athletics: Central Navigates a New Way To Play

Central athletics has been a mixture of triumphs and setbacks during a global pandemic. Yet, coaches and athletes continue to find the silver lining.

Jan 15, 2021

Thom Summitt ’74 jokes with former Central volleyball player Erin Dilger ’20 prior to a Dutch men’s basketball game. Summitt, a longtime favorite of Central student-athletes, retired as the men’s and women’s basketball announcer in February after 30 years. He previously announced at home volleyball and softball contests as well.

Summitt Has Dutch P.A. Career Mic Drop

After 30 years, the well-known voice of Central College athletics is turning off the mic.

Nov 13, 2020

Three National Standouts Join Central Athletics Hall of Honor

Three former student-athletes who reached the national championship stage will be the newest members of the Hall of Honor.

Nov 13, 2020

Garrett Saunders ’19 signs a young fan's ball.

Central’s Saunders Gets Minor League Shot

For Garrett Saunders ’19, the real world beckoned. Then he got the call.

May 20, 2020

Aerial shot of Kuyper Athletics Complex

Athletics Updates – Spring 2020

Read the Spring 2020 wrap-up for Dutch athletics.

May 20, 2020

Jon Alberts ’20 kicking during a Central football game.

Dutch Kicking Star Alberts Clutch in Classroom

Kicker Jon Alberts ’20 gets high marks, whether he’s tested on the field or in the classroom.

Feb 14, 2020

Football team celebrates a victory

Athletics Updates – Winter 2020

Read the fall sports wrap-up for Dutch athletics.

Feb 14, 2020

Will Daniels ’19

Athletics Updates – Fall 2019

Read up on the latest in Central Dutch athletics.

Nov 14, 2019

2019 Hall of Honor inductees, left to right: Dr. William Spurbeck ’87, Tim White ’02 and Raegan Schultz Wagner ’04.

Academic Standouts Added to Athletics Hall of Honor

Established in 2002, the hall recognizes exceptional student-athletes, coaches or administrators who distinguished themselves through service and leadership.

Nov 13, 2019

From left, Steve Muller ’85, Al Dorenkamp ’75, Larry Happel ’81, Mark Ellingson ’80 and Sam Vande Weerd ’86.

Staff Honor

Larry Happel ’81, center, Central’s longtime sports information director, recently was honored when the national championship trophy case inside P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium was named in his honor.

Aug 15, 2019

Dave Sutphen ’61, second from right, and his wife, Ardie Pals Sutphen ’64, second from left

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dave ’61 and Ardie Pals Sutphen ’64 were honored by Central College’s student-athletes at the Dutchies award event.

Aug 15, 2019

Zach Greder ’19 and director of sustainability education Brian Campbell

Pitching in to Solve Climate Change

From the halls of congress to a pitching mound in Florida, Zach Greder ’19 learned lessons that will shape an environmental law career.

Aug 15, 2019

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