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

Summer 2019 Athletics Updates

Read up on the latest in Central Dutch athletics.

Aug 15, 2019

Davis Eidahl ’63

It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon

After 57 years of teaching and coaching, Davis Eidahl ’63 is still going strong.

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Spring 2019 Athletics Updates

Read up on the latest in Central Dutch athletics.

May 10, 2019

Central's Thomas Spoehr working under the basket in a game against Grinnell College.

“Some People Don’t Call it Basketball”

Inside the strangest college basketball game of the year.

Feb 8, 2019

Libby Hysell Carlton ’03, Tony Brownlee ’02 and Andrew Paulson ’98 were inducted into the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor at Homecoming in September

New Hall-of-Famers

Three former all-America student-athletes who are making an impact in their post-graduate careers are the newest members of the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor.

Nov 15, 2018

Mark Fairley ’18 came from behind to take the NCAA Division III title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Photo:

Fairley Races to NCAA Steeplechase Crown

Mark Fairley ’18 came from behind to take the NCAA Division III title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Aug 17, 2018

Paige Dickel ’18 and the Dutch stole 133 bases en route to another NCAA softball tourney berth.

Central Gains Record 29th NCAA Softball Berth

Central advanced to the NCAA Division III softball tourney for a record 29th year, finishing second in the St. Paul, Minnesota, regional. The Dutch posted […]

Aug 17, 2018

Shortstop Garrett Saunders ’19 received multiple all-Central region honors.

Saunders Receives All-Region Baseball Honors

Shortstop Garrett Saunders ’19 received multiple all-Central region honors.

Aug 17, 2018

Central Third in Conference Men’s Tennis

Central reached the semifinals of the Iowa Conference men’s tennis tourney and finished third in league play with a 6-2 mark.

Aug 17, 2018

Golfers Narrowly Miss League Men’s Crown

Central surged into a tie for the 54-hole lead before settling for a second-place finish at the Iowa Conference men’s golf tournament.

Aug 17, 2018

Will Daniels ’20 captured the NCAA Division III heptathlon crown while teammate Ryan Kruse ’18 placed third. Daniels also secured seventh in the high jump, giving the Dutch a tie for ninth in national team standings.

National Champ! Central’s Daniels Takes NCAA Heptathlon Crown

Adding to Central’s distinctive track and field legacy, Will Daniels ’20 captured the program’s 17th individual NCAA title.

May 23, 2018

C.J. Pestano ’18 was undefeated at 125 pounds in the regular season and finished his career as Central’s second three-time all-America honoree.

Pestano a Three-Time Wrestling All-American

C.J. Pestano ’18 became the second three-time All-America performer in Central wrestling history.

May 23, 2018

Jamel McKnight ’19

Central Reaches Third Straight League Men’s Basketball Tourney Title Game

Yet another wild Iowa Conference tournament run capped a rollercoaster men’s basketball season.

May 23, 2018

Emily Dine ’18

Dine Shatters Women’s Basketball 3-Point Mark

Guard Emily Dine ’18 blew past the Central women’s basketball 3-point goals records.

May 23, 2018

Senior Mark Fairley raced to the NCAA Division III Central Region men’s cross country crown and all-America honors.

Fairley Earns Men’s Cross Country All-America Status

Senior Mark Fairley became the sixth Central runner to gain all-America distinction and the fourth since 2013.

Feb 19, 2018

Three Gain All-Conference Women’s Tennis Honors

Seniors Kari Grindberg and Ashley Maley and freshman Karleigh Schilling secured all- Iowa Conference women’s tennis recognition for Central.

Feb 19, 2018

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