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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Gonzalez named baseball all-American

Kirkwood infielder/catcher Dairo Gonzalez has been named to the NJCAA Division II all-American baseball team.

Gonzalez, a sophomore from Lake Worth, Fla., was named to the first team. He batted .413 with eight home runs and 51 RBIs for the Eagles.

Gonzalez is Kirkwood's first All-American baseball player since Travis Bennett was named to the first team in 2007.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2013 17:28

Kirkwood softball coaches honored by NFCA

Kirkwood softball coach Joe Yegge and his assistants have been named the Midwest Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

The Kirkwood assistant coaches are Kylee Knop, Allie Galvin and Carlie Schnoebelen.

The Eagles reached the semifinals of the NJCAA Division II national tournament and finished with a 57-5 record.


KCC volleyball adds 3 Metro players

Kirkwood volleyball coach Jill Williams likes to search locally for new players whenever she can.

This year was no exception.

Williams has signed nine new players for the 2013 season and all of them are in-state recruits. "We are all Iowa," she said proudly.




Rima signs 8 for Kirkwood baseball

Todd Rima plans to build the Kirkwood baseball program with players from his own back yard, but he'll also search far and wide for top-notch talent.

That philosophy is reflected in his first full recruiting class with the Eagles.

Rima has signed eight players to letters-of-intent for the 2014 season and the new class is split evenly between in-state recruits and players from Colorado, New York, Puerto Rico and Australia.




Eagles soar to 4th place national finish

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - Kirkwood sophomore Jordan Azbell shot low round of the day with a 5-under par 67 that helped propel the Eagles to a fourth-place in the NJCAA Divivion men's golf tournament Friday at Goose Pond Colony.

Kirkwood was in 10th place after Thursday's third round, but was only six shots out of fourth.

The Eagles teamed up to shoot an 8-over par 296 that was the second lowest team total of the day and vaulted six spots to fourth.


Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 21:00



Eagles 10th after Day 3 at nationals

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - Kirkwood slipped one spot to 10th place Thursday during the third day of the NJCAA Division II men's golf tournament at Goose Pond Colony.

The Eagles shot a 9-over par 297 as a team to fall 43 shots behind leader South Mountain, Ariz. However, Kirkwood is only six shots out of fourth place with one day left in the tournament.

Kirkwood's Sean Cleary moved up two spots and is in a tie for 18th in medal play. Cleary shot an even par 72. He is nine shots behind leader Steve Souchek of John A. Logan, Ill.



3 Eagles named JUCO All-Americans

Kirkwood softball players Amber Logemann, Kayla Tatge and Haylee Krack have been named first team Division II All-Americans in softball by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Logemann compiled a 27-4 record and 0.58 ERA as Kirkwood's top pitcher. She struck out 356 batters in 180.1 innings. Logemann led the nation in ERA and strikeouts.

Tatge hit 25 home runs, drove in 72 runs and hit .385. She led the nation in home runs.

Krack hit 19 home runs, drove in 71 runs and also hit .385.

Kirkwood finished 57-5 and tied for fifth at the national tournament.


Eagles up to 9th after Day 2 of national golf

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - Kirkwood advanced four spots to ninth place Wednesday in the second round of the NJCAA Division II men's golf tournament.

The Eagles shot an even-par 288 as a team on the Goose Pond Colony course. They trail leader South Mountain, Ariz., by 27 strokes.

Kirkwood's Sean Cleary shot a 2-under par 70 and moved up 27 spots to a tie for 20th in medal play.

All of Kirkwood's golfers improved their placing from the first day, when the Eagles were 16-over par as a team.



Eagles in 13th after Day 1 of national golf

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - Kirkwood is in 13th place after Tuesday's first round of the NJCAA Division II men;s golf tournament at Goose Pond Colony.

The Eagles shot 304 as a team and are 20 shots behind first-round leader South Mountain, Ariz. Black Hawk, Ill., is in second place, one shot back.

Kirkwood's Jordan Azbell and Sean Cleary shot 3-over par 75's and are tied for 46th.



Kirkwood streak, season end at nationals

A two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning ended Kirkwood's softball season Friday.

Stephanie Cruse's hit lifted Cowley County, Kan., past the Eagles, 3-2, in an elimination round game of the NJCAA Division II national softball tournament.

The Eagles had their 50-game winning streak snapped earlier in the day by Phoenix College, 2-1. That loss, the team's first since March 18, put Kirkwood in the losers bracket.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 May 2013 17:00



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