Athletic

Building

The Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center houses: The 1,250 seat Darby Gymnasium, home of the Pioneer men’s and women’s basketball teams and volleyball team; A 500-seat natatorium with a 50-meter pool and movable bulkheads; and A six-lane 200-meter fieldhouse ...

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  Grinnell College's Sam Calisch '10 (pictured) has won the prestigious Roy W. LeClere Award winner for academic excellence. The award goes to the Midwest Conference male student-athlete who had the highest grade point average during his junior year while lettering in at least...
Will Freeman, the longtime coach of track and field and cross country at Grinnell College, has been chosen for induction into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of nine former Gators who will be inducted April 9, 2010, in Gainesville. Freeman was selected...
Grinnell College landed a league-best 65 student-athletes on the Midwest Conference All-Academic Team for the 2009-10 winter sports season. Leading the pack were the men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams, which had 14 selections each. Student-athletes from all 10 member...
The Grinnell College men’s tennis team will be looking for another highly-successful campaign in 2010. The squad’s top returnee is Juan Carlos Perez ’11 (pictured), who qualified for the NCAA Division III National Tournament last year in singles play. Other top returnees are Sam...
Grinnell College was one of 99 institutions to have both its men's and women's soccer programs earn the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A total of 576 teams earned the award, 333 women's squads and 143 on the men's side. Squads must...
Grinnell College was one of 99 institutions to have both its men's and women's soccer programs earn the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A total of 576 teams earned the award, 333 women's squads and 143 on the men's side. Squads must...
The Grinnell College men’s tennis team is well-represented in the latest NCAA Division III Central Region rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. As a team, the Pioneers are ranked 15th in the region. Washington University holds down the top spot. Juan...
Grinnell College's Marco Fulgoni '12 (pictured) has been named the Midwest Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. Fulgoni, from Kalamazoo, Mich. (Plainswell), had a busy and successful weekend at the Great Scot Invitational hosted by Macalester College. He...
Grinnell College’s Pete Kieselbach ’10 (St. Paul, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Golf Performer of the Week. Kieselbach helped the Pioneers achieve a historic milestone last Thursday when Grinnell participated in the Des Moines Area...
Grinnell College's Pete Kieselbach '10 (St. Paul, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.To be eligible for the honor, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level...
Grinnell College’s David Montgomery has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Track Performer of the Week. Montgomery, who is from Elmhurst, Ill. (York HS), had a stellar weekend at the Buena Vista Challenge in Storm Lake, Iowa, taking second in both the mile (4 minutes, 25...
Grinnell College’s Matt Skelly ‘12 has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Basketball Performer of the Week. Skelly, a 6-4, 182-pound sophomore forward from Phoenix, Ariz. (St. Mary’s), played a big role in Grinnell’s weekend wins over Lawrence University and Carroll...
The Grinnell College baseball doubleheader at William Penn University in Oskaloosa on Wednesday has been postponed due to rain. The contests will now just be a single game, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Starting times have been changed for the Grinnell College and Knox College basketball games Feb. 18 in Galesburg, Ill. The men's game has been switched to a 5:30 p.m. start, followed by the women at 7:30.
Due to the standing water on the field and impending storms, the Grinnell College softball doubleheader with Monmouth College has been postponed on Sunday, April 26. The games will be made up in Grinnell on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 3 p.m.
The Wartburg College at Grinnell College baseball game scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, has been postponed due to wet grounds at North Diamond. The contest will be rescheduled as part of a doubleheader when the Pioneers play at Wartburg on April 11.  
Former Grinnell College pitching star Gary Kahn '09 continues to make his mark in baseball overseas. After playing in the top league in Sweden the past four months, Kahn has taken his talents to a league in South Africa. He signed a six-month contract to play for the Durbanville...
  Grinnell College's Frances Leslie '10 was named to the honorable mention list of the 2009 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Central Region Women's Team. The forward also helped the Pioneer women claim the 2009 Team Academic Award from the NSCAA. Leslie...
  For the fourth time in her career, Grinnell College women's soccer player Miki Nakamura '10 (left) has been named to the All-Midwest Conference First Team. Nakamura, a midfielder/forward from Honolulu, Hawaii (Kamehameha), finished among the Pioneers' all-time leaders in...
The Grinnell College football team announced its award winners for the 2009 campaign. Marquis Bradley '11 won the Dick Ullrich '33 Award for the top offensive or defensive backfield performer, Mike Tricoli '10 earned the Abe Rosenbloom '34 Award for top offensive or defensive...
The Grinnell College volleyball team has secured a spot in the Midwest Conference Championships for the first time since a qualifying system was implemented in 2005. Grinnell's fate was up in the air entering Saturday, but a loss by Ripon College loss propelled the Pioneers into...
The 2009 Grinnell College Baseball season was one to remember. After winning 22 games (a single-season school record), earning a trip to the Midwest Conference Playoffs, and graduating six seniors that started a combined 358 games (30 from the mound), it doesn’t figure to get...
Ben Pope, '12 (pictured), a right-hander from Maryville, Tenn. (Alcoa HS), has been named Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week. Pope fired a complete-game four-hitter in a 4-0 victory over Illinois College Saturday, guaranteeing the Pioneers at least a tie of the Midwest...
Grinnell College’s JP Prouty ’10 has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III All-North Region Team. The defender from Stilwell, Kan., was named to the All-Region third team. A three-time All-Region performer and three-time All-Midwest...
Grinnell College's JP Prouty '10 (left) was named to the first team of the 2009 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-North/Central Region Men's Soccer Team, while teammate Alex Exarhos '10 (right) was a second-team selection. Prouty, a defender from...
Claire Reeder, a 6-foot junior middle hitter from Grinnell College (La Grange Park, Ill./Lyons Township), has been named Midwest Conference Volleyball Performer of the Week.Reeder was named to her fourth all-tournament team in as many outings this season during the Grinnell...
 Grinnell College's Henry Reich '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 7 Men's Track and Field/Cross Country First Team, while Thomas Jamison '09 was a Second-Team selection. By being named to the First Team, Reich is now in the running to be an NCAA...
Grinnell College's Henry Reich '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Track and Field/Cross Country First Team. Reich was one of 15 athletes named to the elite team in the College Division. He is the third Pioneer athlete to earn Academic All-...
Issue: Spring 2009 Author: Alex Exarhos '10 I didn’t pick Grinnell for its strong academic reputation. I didn’t pick it for its strength in the sciences, illustrious alumni, or the brand new modern buildings. It wasn’t even the touted small-town community feel that sucked...

Venue

Located in a natural bowl north of 10th Avenue, Rosenbloom Field was made possible by a gift from Virginia Whitney Rosenbloom '36 and Abe H. Rosenbloom '34. The Pioneers observed the occasion of the field's dedication on Oct. 4, 1975, by defeating Carleton 36-26. Rosenbloom...
Grinnell plays baseball on a complex just north and east of the President's residence. The field was renovated prior to the 2009 season. Highlights of the complex include a dirt warning track, black vinyl fencing, large dugouts, home and visitor bull pens, a double tunnel...
Located in the Bear athletic and recreation center, the climbing wall offers bouldering, top rope climbing, autobelays and lead climbing opportunities. Open sessions are scheduled 4-5 days weekly, with additional specialty sessions for beginners, groups and advanced workshops....
Darby Gymnasium is home for the Grinnell College men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the Pioneer volleyball squad. The state-of-the-art arena, which opened in 2005, seats 1,250 fans and is highlighted by a vibrant student section that is called the "Scarlet Sea."
Grinnell's state-of-the-art fieldhouse is part of the Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center, which was completed in 2010. The venue will serve athletes in multiple sports, most notably indoor track and field (Grinnell has already been awarded hosting rights for...
The new Fitness Center is a multi-floored 8,000 square foot facility that includes brand new cardiovascular and strength equipment. The upper floor of the Fitness Center, approximately 2,500 square feet, holds 26 pieces of cardio equipment, a stretching mat, dumbbells, medicine...
Grinnell's men's and women's soccer programs each have a practice field, and share their competition field, Jane Springer Sports Field. Opened for the 2002 season, Springer Field meets maximum NCAA specifications, measuring 120x75, while terraced and berm seating is available...
In the fall of 2002, the Les Duke Track and Field Complex underwent a major renovation. The facility now features a new 400m synthetic 8-lane surface with synthetic runways and high jump surfaces. The upgrades also include exact models of equipment used at the 2003 World Track...
Grinnell's natatorium is part of the Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center that was completed in 2010. The natatorium reflects the latest technology and design, offering swimmers a magnificent place to compete, train, or pursue personal fitness goals. The...
The football team competes on an established site that has undergone renovations in recent years. In the summer of 2002, the field was upgraded to include an underground irrigation system. Situated among mature trees with a sloped bowl built up around the field, spectators enjoy...
The sand volleyball courts are located on South Campus just east of the railroad tracks.
The Grinnell College softball team plays on one of the premier fields in the Midwest. Highlights of the complex, opened in the spring of 2002, include a subterranean drainage system in the infield and outfield, a dirt warning track, black vinyl fencing, heated dugouts, home and...
The Grinnell College soccer programs opened the 2002 season with new practice and game fields. The competition field is called Springer Field Already one of few Division III schools to have separate fields for the men's and women's programs, Grinnell went one step futher this...
Grinnell College's tennis courts, north of 10th Avenue, have recently been resurfaced and contain windscreens. Set up in blocks of two courts, the facility provides tremendous viewing areas for fans and coaches.