About Kirkwood


RAISING THE BAR

Nationally ranked among junior colleges, the Kirkwood Eagles are led by record-breaking coaches and All-American athletes. Take a walk through Johnson Hall - our championship banners tell the story. Kirkwood at the top of the national polls? Believe it. Our six Division II teams have won dozens of NJCAA Region XI titles, launching them into the national spotlight at tournaments across the country. The words Kirkwood and national champions have appeared together in local headlines more often than any other community college in Iowa.

Look at any NCAA Division I sports roster and you'll soon find out that quite a few current Hawkeyes, Cyclones and Panthers were Eagles first! There are Kirkwood alumns playing in the pros, too.

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KIRKWOOD'S TRADITION OF SUCCESS AND DEVELOPMENT

Kirkwood's immaculate facilities, centralized location, and dedicated support staff are just a few reasons in making Kirkwood your future home is an easy decision- but playing collegiate sports at the NJCAA level has another purpose- to help top level student-athletes develop their social, academic and athletic skills for two years (as they get re-recruited by the best schools in the nation)! Kirkwood's athletic programs have set the tone to compete and win at the highest NJCAA level- and against the nations top teams, but why?

It's to prepare them for their next stop- a great four-year university or a chance to play at the profession level. With a student population of roughly 13,000 every year- KCC has the feel of a mid-major NCAA D1 university. This allows our student-athletes to prepare themselves socially, academically and athleticallly- so when they transfer to their dream school they have the necessary skills to succeed.

Every year top NCAA D1, D2, D3 and NAIA recruiters travel across the nation in order to watch our student-athletes play. These top programs have made these yearly recruiting trips because of Kirkwood's rich history in developing players to play and succeed at the highest level possible. Listed below shows where our former Eagles have transferred (NCAA D1 universities):

 

NOTE: The column '# OF EAGLES' lists the number of KCC athletes that have gone on to play at that school. The column 'LAST EAGLE' shows the last Kirkwood athlete and their sport to transfer to that school.

ORDER SCHOOL LEVEL CONFERENCE STATE # OF EAGLES LAST EAGLE TO ATTEND SPORT YEAR
A Alcorn State University NCAA D1 MEAC MS 1 Charles Aldridge  Baseball  
  Arkansas State University NCAA D1 SUN BELT AR 3 Kayla Pospisil Women's Basketball 2007
  University of Alabama- Birmingham NCAA D1 CONFERENCE USA AL 1 Bianca Dufelmeier Women's Basketball 2013
  Army West Point NCAA D1 PATRIOT NY 2   Softball  
B University of Buffalo NCAA D1 MID-AMERICAN NY 1   Volleyball  
  Bowling Green State University NCAA D1 MID-AMERICAN OH 1   Volleyball  
  Ball State University NCAA D1 MID-AMERICAN IN 1 Shelly Streb Softball  
C College of Charleston NCAA D1 COLONIAL SC 1 Angella Welch Women's Basketball 2000
  Central Connecticut State University NCAA D1 NORTHEAST CT 1 Keara Langston Women's Basketball 1995
D Drake University NCAA D1 MISSOURI VALLEY IA 5 Natalie Raub Women's Basketball 2004
E University of Evansville NCAA D1 MISSOURI VALLEY IN 2 Staci Gillum Women's Basketball 2010
  Eastern Kentucky University NCAA D1 OHIO VALLEY KY 1 Laurel Friedman Women's Basketball 1996
F Florida Atlantic University NCAA D1 CONFERENCE USA FL 1 Nick Jones Baseball 2014
  Florida International University NCAA D1 CONFERENCE USA FL 1 Willie Collazo Baseball 1999
G George Washington University NCAA D1 ATLANTIC 10 DC 1 Shane Kemp Baseball 2014
H University of Hartford NCAA D1 AMERICA EAST MA 1 Joel Barkers Men's Basketball 2009
  High Point University NCAA D1 BIG SOUTH NC 2 Jesse Green Baseball 2005
I University of Iowa NCAA D1 BIG TEN IA 15 *Eric Schenck-Joblinske Baseball 2014
  Iowa State University NCAA D1 BIG 12 IA 8 Bryan Petersen Men's Basketball 2007
  Indiana State University NCAA D1 MISSOURI VALLEY IN 1 Jeff Smith Baseball  
  IPFW- Fort Wayne NCAA D1 SUMMIT IN 2 *Collin Belk Baseball 2013
  Illinois State University NCAA D1 MISSOURI VALLEY IL 5 Dennis Colon Baseball 2013
  Indiana University NCAA D1 BIG TEN IN 1 Jena Malmen Softball 2011
J James Madison University NCAA D1 COLONIAL VA 1 Mindy Sywassink  Women's Basketball 2002
K Kent State University NCAA D1 MID-AMERICAN OH 1 Diamon Beckford Women's Basketball 2011
  University of Kentucky NCAA D1 SEC KY 1 Tyler Howe Baseball 2006
L Long Island University NCAA D1 NORTHEAST NY 1 Brittani Kozik  Women's Basketball 2005
  Louisiana Tech University NCAA D1 CONFERENCE USA LA 2 Krysta Tutsch Softball 2014
  Lamar University NCAA D1 SOUTHLAND TX 2 Aaron Brill Baseball  
  University of Louisville NCAA D1 ACC KY 1 Rich Barfoth Baseball 1990
M Missouri State University NCAA D1 MISSOURI VALLEY MO 3 Meg Tierney Women's Basketball 2002
  Marquette University NCAA D1 BIG EAST WI 4 Andi Oordt Women's Basketball 2010
  Manhattan University NCAA D1 METRO ATLANTIC NY 1 Larie Dew Women's Basketball 2005
  University of Missouri- Kansas City NCAA D1 WAC MO 1 Tracy Olerich Women's Basketball 1994
  University of Missouri- St. Louis NCAA D1 CURRENT D2 MO 1 Christina Pleggenkuhle Softball  
  Marshall University NCAA D1 CONFERENCE USA WV 1 Matt Crossman  Baseball 2005
  University of Memphis NCAA D1 AMERICAN TN 1 Jami Miller Softball 2010
  Miami University of Ohio NCAA D1 MID-AMERICAN OH 1 Amber Logemann Softball 2013
N University of Northern Iowa NCAA D1 MISSOURI VALLEY IA 24 Alicia Crivaro Softball 2015
  University of Nebraska- Omaha NCAA D1 SUMMIT NE 3 Amanda Broadsack Women's Basketball 2007
  Northern Illinois University NCAA D1 MID-AMERICAN IL 1 Shaun Logan Men's Basketball 2006
  University of New Orleans NCAA D1 SOUTHLAND LA 3 Eddie Denard Men's Basketball 2012
  Northern Colorado University NCAA D1 WAC CO 2 Jayne Strand Women's Basketball 2009
  University of Nevada- Reno NCAA D1 BIG SKY NV 1 Markeda Clayton  Women's Basketball 1993
  Northern Arizona University NCAA D1 BIG SKY AZ 1 Britt Stahl Women's Basketball 2000
  University of Nebraska NCAA D1 BIG TEN NE 2 Mike Mimms Baseball  
  North Carolina State University NCAA D1 ACC NC 1 Mike Jensen Baseball 2004
O Oregon State University NCAA D1 PAC 12 OR 1 El Sara Greer Women's Basketball 2009
  University of Oregon NCAA D1 PAC 12 OR 1 Jenny Sandvold Women's Basketball 1993
  Oakland University NCAA D1 HORIZON MI 1 Heather Wooldrick Women's Basketball 1999
P University of Pacific NCAA D1 WEST COAST CA 2 Terry McGinn Baseball 1989
Q Quinnipiac University NCAA D1 METRO ATLANTIC CT 1 Kari Goodchild  Women's Basketball 2010
S University of South Dakota NCAA D1 WAC SD 1   Men's Basketball  
  University of Southern Miss NCAA D1 CONFERENCE USA MS 1 Ariel Sneed Women's Basketball 2015
  Siena University NCAA D1 METRO ATLANTIC NY 1 Allie Lindeman Women's Basketball 2008
  University of South Florida NCAA D1 AMERICAN FL 1 Jazmine Sepulveda Women's Basketball 2007
  St. Joseph's University NCAA D1 ATLANTIC 10 PA 1 Amy Wold  Women's Basketball 2006
  Stetson University NCAA D1 ATLANTIC SUN FL 1 Angie Ryan Women's Basketball 1997
  Southeast Missouri State University NCAA D1 OHIO VALLEY MO 5 Haylee Krack Softball 2013
  St. John's University NCAA D1 BIG EAST NY 1 Creasie Fowler Women's Basketball 2001
  St. Francis University NCAA D1 NORTHEAST NY 3 Beth Halter Women's Basketball 2005
  Stony Brook University NCAA D1 AMERICA EAST NY 1 Teasha Harris Women's Basketball 2012
  Southern Illinois University NCAA D1 MISSOURI VALLEY IL 1 Roman Schooley Baseball  
  Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville NCAA D1 OHIO VALLEY IL 1 Amanda Lambrecht Softball 2011
  Savannah State University NCAA D1 MEAC GA 2 Chasney Jenkins  Softball 2015
T University of Tennessee- Martin NCAA D1 OHIO VALLEY TN 3 Danielle Woolfolk Women's Basketball 2014
  Texas A&M University NCAA D1 SEC TX 1 *Eric Schenck-Joblinske Baseball 2014
  Texas A&M- Corpus Christi NCAA D1 SOUTHLAND TX 4 Tommy Sadler Baseball 2006
  Texas Tech University NCAA D1 BIG 12 TX 1 Christine Evans Softball  
W Western Illinois University NCAA D1 SUMMIT IL 3 JC Fuller Men's Basketball 2013
  Western Kentucky University NCAA D1 OHIO VALLEY KY 1 Paul Zieser Baseball  
  Wichita State University NCAA D1 MISSOURI VALLEY KS 1 Travis Bennet Baseball 2008
  University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee NCAA D1 HORIZON WI 3 Nicole Holman Women's Basketball 2009
  University of Wisconsin- Green Bay NCAA D1 HORIZON WI 3 Henry Uwadiae Men's Basketball 2014
  Wright State University NCAA D1 MID-CONTINENT OH 1 Lisa Macke Women's Basketball 1995
  University of Wyoming NCAA D1 WAC WY 2 Krissi Tow Women's Basketball 2013

         * Denotes the student-athletes listed transferred to play at another university, but signed to play for the school listed.

 

TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

Head Women's Basketball Coach, Kim Muhl, has coached 14 First Team All-Americans, 5 Kodak All-Americans and 18 Academic All-Americans. He was named Region XI Coach of the Year 15 times, Outstanding Coach of the Tournament 6 times and National Junior College Coach of the Year in 2007. Muhl was inducted into the NJCAA Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 and recently won his 750th career game in February of 2015. In 26 years, Muhl has accumulated an astonishing record of 757-140.

6 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - 16 NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS - 23 REGIONAL FINALS


Head Men's Basketball Coach, Bryan Petersen, begins his second season as Eagles head coach. In his first season, Petersen led Kirkwood to a 21-10 record and a second place finish in the ICCAC conference. He helped guide four Eagles to All-Region honors in 2013-14. Petersen previously coached for three seasons at Iowa State University.

1 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - 12 NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS


Darin Pint, Head Golf Coach, has served as the NJCAA Division II Golf Coaches Association President for two years and was named Easton Golf Pride Region Coach of the Year in 2011. He currently has an overall record of 911-255 in his 17 years at Kirkwood, with 64 national qualifiers in that span. Pint's teams have finished in the top 15 in the nation 12 of the last 14 years. He has coached 8 All-Americans and one National Champion in his 17 years at Kirkwood.

18 NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS - 65 NAT'L QUALIFIERS - 10 REGION XI CHAMPIONSHIPS


Head Volleyball Coach Jill Williams' teams have made eight regional championship appearances, advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament twice. Williams has coached 23 All-Americans: 14 Academic All-Americans (five receiving Superior Academic Achievement), 23 First Team All-Region players, 4 Regional tournament MVP's, 3 First Team All-Americans, and 6 Second Team All-Americans. Coach Williams is actively involved with the Iowa Region High Performance volleyball program. Williams' record in her 10 years is 281-134.

1 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - 9 NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS


Joe Yegge, Kirkwood Softball Coach, has guided the Eagles to five conference championships in the past seven years, leading to 24 All-Americans and 71 All-Region selections. Yegge led Kirkwood to a seventh place finish at the 2011 NJCAA National Tournament with an overall record of 54-11, and a fifth place finish at tthe 2013 NJCAA National Tournament with an overall record of 57-5. He and his staff have been named the NFCA Midwest Coaching Staff of the Year twice. Coach Yegge has had the honor of coaching  22 NFCA All Americans, 13 NJCAA All Americans and 2 NJCAA All Star team members.  The summer of 2014 Coach Yegge was selected to be on the staff of the NJCAA All Star team.  The team played in the Canadian Open International Division, playing teams like Team USA, Team Japan, and Team Canada. In 7 years as skipper, Yegge has an overall record of 407-190.

12 NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS - 13 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS


Kirkwood Baseball Coach, Todd Rima, enters his third season as Eagles skipper. In Rima's first two seasons at Kirkwood he has accumulated a 60-34 record. On April 5th, 2014, Rima reached the 400-win milestone. In two short years, Rima has developed 10 players to the All-Region team and one NJCAA First Team All-American. Rima previously coached at North Iowa Area Community College for 11 years and University of Northern Iowa for 3 years. His overall record as head coach is 417-283.

4 WORLD SERIES APPEARANCES - 4 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS