CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Kirkwood Women's Basketball will pair up with Mt. Mercy University to host the Kirkwood/Mt. Mercy Jamboree on Sunday, October 12th, 2014. The jamboree will feature twelve teams. the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference will represent 6 teams and the Midwest Collegiate Conference will represent 6 teams.
ICCAC teams: Kirkwood Community College, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Central Community College, Ellsworth Community College, Southeastern Community College, and Des Moines Area Community College. MCC teams: Mt. Mercy University, St. Ambrose University, Clarke University, Ashford University, William Penn University, and Grand View University.
KIRKWOODSTUDENTMEDIA- Cedar Rapids, IA-- Eagles basketball is preparing for the upcoming season. Both the men's and women's basketball teams are practicing for hours each week in anticipation of their first games of the season.
Men's head coach Bryan Petersen spoke about the team's preparedness. "We are currently going through our pre-season workouts. We are working on getting better as a team. We split our workouts into basketball skill workouts, conditioning, agility, weight training and playing as a group. Our goal this fall is to compete every day in everything we do," said Petersen.
Both teams had success last season and are putting a loss in the semifinals finals Region XI junior college tournament behind them, said the coaches.
Women's Head Coach Kim Muhl also has high expectations for the upcoming season. "Your expectations are always to win the regional and try to go to national tournament…the same expectations as last year but the difference is you have to stay healthy. We certainly didn't do that last year and hopefully this year we will stay healthy and have a chance at regionals," said Muhl.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- The Kirkwood Eagle Athletic programs have sent a number of athletes go on to play at 4-year universities. "The Eagle Empire" spans far and wide and we want to recognize those athletes that contributed to Kirkwood's Tradition of Excellence during the 2013-14 year. The Eagles are represented at NCAA D1's, NCAA D2's, NCAA D3's, and NAIA's.
Kirkwood Volleyball finished the season 32-8 (9-1 ICCAC), ranked 7th in the NJCAA Top 20 Poll and placed five Eagles on the All-ICCAC Team and All-Region Team along with 1 All-American. Kirkwood Women's Basketball finished 25-7 (12-4 ICCAC), ranked 11th in the NJCAA Top 20 Poll and placed two Eagles on the All-Region Team along with 1 All-American. Kirkwood Men's Basketball finished 20-10 (10-4 ICCAC), ranked 13th in the January 7th NJCAA Top 20 Poll and placed four Eagles on the All-Region Team. Kirkwood Men's Golf placed two Eagles on the All-Region Team. Kirkwood Softball finished 52-8 (22-2 ICCAC), ranked 4th in the NJCAA Top 20 Poll and placed nine Eagles on the All-Region Team along with two All-Americans. Kirkwood Baseball finished 30-18 (14-11 ICCAC), ranked 19th in the March 25th NJCAA Top 20 Poll and placed five Eagles on the All-Region Team.
|Heartland Jamboree- Fieldhouse of Kansas City|
|Allen County College at||11:15am|
|Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College at||1:05pm|
|Kirkwood/Mt Mercy Jamboree|
|Iowa Wesleyan College at||6:00pm|
|Mount Mercy University at||6:00pm|
|Danville Area CC at||1:00pm|
|Lewis & Clark CC at||11:00am|