Brent Smith named RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for December

WINFIELD, Kan. - Southwestern College men's basketball player Brent Smith (SR/Goddard, Kan.) has been named the Southwestern College RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for December, as voted upon by the athletic administration. Smith is the starting center for the men's baketball team, which is currently ranked No. 10 in the nation and is sitting at second place in the conference behind No. 1 Oklahoma Wesleyan- who they have already beaten. Smith has had some big games this season for the Builders,

Men's basketball loses shootout at Ottawa 113-108

OTTAWA, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team lost a tough road matchup Monday night to the Ottawa Braves, falling 113-108 in a high-scoring affair on the road. It was a game of runs as both the Moundbuilders and Braves saw multi-possesion leads on and off throughout the 40 minutes of action, but neither team was able to get that stop on defense to keep the pressure on the opposite team as both squads traded baskets for almost the game's entirety. Following a two-point deficit a

Men's basketball wins thriller at No. 3 Oklahoma Wesleyan, moves into first place in KCAC

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team won a big conference showdown Monday night on the road as they defeated the No. 3 team in the country and undefeateed Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles 72-68. Entering the contest one game back in the loss column for first place in the KCAC, the Eagles were also the last remaining undefeated team in the entire nation. Prior to Monday's result, Oklahoma Wesleyan had won 20 straight home games dating back to December 2017, when they lost

Men's basketball begins 2019 with road win over Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team was victorious in their first contest of the new year Wednesday night as they knocked off the Bethel Threshers 81-68 on the road. In their first game in nearly three weeks, the Builders showed no signs of rust as they took a ten-point lead into the half- thanks in large part to great shooting and stellar defense. Overall, the team shot 53.2 percent from the field and connected on nine three-pointers. Much of their offense was f

Women's basketball falls in exhibition contest at Newman

WICHITA, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team wrapped up their 2018 calendar year with an 84-50 by way of the Newman Jets Monday night. It was an exhibition contest for the Lady Builders going up against an NCAA Division II opponent in Newman, and for a good chunk of the game- the Lady Builders showed they could hang with the home team. Looking at the bigger picture, a lopsided 23-7 advantage for the Jets after the first quarter was more than enough for Newman to establish a

Kari Blattner named RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for November

Winfield, Kan. - Southwestern College cross country and track & field athlete, Kari Blattner, has been named the RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for November. Blattner, a double major in elementary education and business administration, is currently making the most of her senior year (academically) at Southwestern College and is coming off a very successfull fall cross country season. To wrap up the cross country slate, Blattner placed 2nd at the KCAC Championships in North Newton, Kansas with a

Men's Basketball: Balanced attack leads Builders to 83-72 victory over Bethany

Lindsborg, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team kept their undefeated season in tact Tuesday night following a double-digit road win over the Bethany Swedes by a score of 83-72. The Swedes came out with great energy to begin the game, grabbing early command of the lead and limiting the Builders to tough and contested shots. Despite what seemed to be a half dominated by Bethany, the Builders still managed to pull within two at the break. The rest of the game was fairly even as w

KCAC announces football honors for 2018 season

Wichita, Kan. - A total of 12 Southwestern College football players earned recognition from the KCAC Monday for their performances during the 2018 season. Arguably the biggest headline for the Moundbuilders was freshman kicker Alfredo Botello (FR/Dallas, Texas)- who earned KCAC Special Teams Player of the Year honors along with his Second-Team all conference recognition. Botello was put on everyone's radar following a game-winning 50-yard field goal with seconds remaining in the team's 51-49 vi

Grant Torgerson named RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for October

Winfield, Kan. - Southwestern College football linebacker Grant Torgerson (SO/Cumming, Ga.) has been named the RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for October, as voted on by the Southwestern College athletic department. Torgerson, a linebacker with Moundbuilders football, ended October second in the conference with 83 total tackles on the season. He now sits at 97 tackles with one game remaining, giving him a great shot to surpass 100 for the season. While he is having a breakout year, Torgerson is

Alissa Tapp earns Second Team All-KCAC; Butler, Turner honorable mention

Wichita, Kan. - Three Southwestern College women's soccer players earned All-KCAC honors in recognition of their 2018 season. Senior Alissa Tapp (SR/Ponca City, Okla.) was named to the Second Team All-Conference following her first year with the Lady Builders. Tapp finished the season with a team-high 11 goals- five of which were game-winners. She started 14 of the 17 games for the Moundbuilders and was named the school's RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for September. Fellow senior Kailee Turner

Women's basketball falls in season opener to Mid-America Christian

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College Lady Builders basketball team fell in the season opener Wednesday night by a score of 88-70 at the hands of the visiting Mid-America Christian Evangels. The Lady Builders began the game red-hot, specifically from behind the three-point line, as Southwestern took the early advantge after the first quarter with a four-point lead. Kamy Walck (SR/Shawnee, Okla.) led the charge in the first with three three-pointers. She finished the contest nine points and

Men's soccer falls short of postseason in 1-0 overtime loss against Friends

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's soccer team lost in heartbreaking fashion Tuesday night against the Friends Falcons, falling 1-0 in overtime. A golden opportunity awaited the Moundbuilders as victory set them up to clinch their first ever KCAC postseason tournament berth. Standing in their way was a very good Falcons team, who sits in third place in the KCAC and with just three conference losses on the year. The Moundbuilders were on the receiving end of relentless pressure all

Senior Catabrean Baumann to leave lasting impact with Southwestern volleyball

It is that time of the year where athletic programs and teams all around the nation are gearing up to celebrate their respective senior classes. Numerous student-athletes will be recognized in waves, but for Southwestern College volleyball- that class is led by just one senior who has transformed herself into a leader on and off the court for the rest of her teammates. Heading into this year, senior setter Catabrean Baumann (SR/Tulsa, Okla.) knew it would be tough being the lone senior on a rea

Women's basketball picked 12th in the KCAC

Wichita, Kan. - The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) hosted their annual women's basketball media day on Wednesday at the Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kansas. Coaches and members of the media gathered to preview and reflect on the state of each conference team entering the 2018-19 season. The Southwestern College Lady Moundbuilders basketball team was picked to finish 12th this year in the conference as the team is looking to improve upon a seven-win season a year ago. While t

Men's basketball picked to finish 2nd in KCAC

Wichita, Kan. - The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) hosted their annual men's basketball media day on Wednesday at the Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kansas. Coaches and members of the media gathered to preview and reflect on the state of each conference team entering the 2018-19 season. The Southwestern College men's basketball team was picked to finish second by both media members and coaches, second to the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles- who were the overwhelming favorite. Coming

Jim Helmer becomes 9th Southwestern coach or player to be inducted to Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Winfield, Kan. - Southwestern College alumnus Jim Helmer has been inducted to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, making him just the ninth ever Southwestern College graduate to receive such an honor. During Helmer's 39-year tenure as Southwestern College's head cross country and track & field coach, he led his runners to 31 consecutive men's Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) cross country championships, ranging over the years of 1980-2010. The men's team also followed suit, as they were

Defense not enough as men's soccer defeated by No. 2 Oklahoma Wesleyan

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's soccer team fell by a score of 2-0 Saturday night by way of the No. 2 Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles. Going up against an Oklahoma Wesleyan squad that has outscored fellow KCAC schools 33-7 so far this season, the Moundbuilders put up a solid fight against the Eagles, giving up just two goals to a team that has scored at least four in their prior eight outings. Goalkeeper Dean Wilson (SR/Hamilton, Scotland) was on the receiving end of some intense pres

Football knocks off Tabor College for third straight win

Hillsboro, Kan. - The Southwestern College football team continued their winning ways on Saturday, knocking off the Tabor Bluejays on the road by a score of 24-7. In their previous two wins, it was the offense getting the job done as the Moundbuilders averaged 51.5 points over the course of those two weeks. Against the Bluejays, it was the defense's turn to shine- preventing Tabor from getting anything going and limiting the points to just one first half score by the home team. An impressive s

Volleyball upended by (RV) Ottawa 3-0

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College volleyball team fell in three consecutive sets to the (RV) Ottawa Braves Wednesday night at Stewart Fieldhouse. In a critical KCAC match that featured two teams above .500 fighting for conference positioning, the Braves were able to capitalize on the Lady Builders' miscues all night, taking the match by way of 25-22, 25-18, 25-14. The Braves committed just 12 errors to the Moundbuilders' 19 and ended up with 44 total kills throughout the three games, 13

Women's soccer routs Nebraska Christian College 10-0

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's soccer team got back in the win column Wednesday afternoon following a 10-0 shutout victory over the Nebraska Christian College Sentinels. Notching their first win since September 26, the Lady Builders were led by Tiffany Butler (JR/Garden City, Kan.), who finished the contest with one goal and two assists. Ten different Moundbuilders players scored in the game, including Jakayla Anthony (SO/Longview, Texas), who started at goalie to begin the c
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