Points of Pride: Athletic Accomplishments

In addition to achieving success in the classroom, Loras student-athletes make a difference on the national level in their athletic endeavors. Regardless of the season or the sport, Duhawks continue to make waves on the field, court or in the pool.

Below are just some of the significant points of athletic success from the past year that we are proud to share.

  • Women’s Track and Field claimed its second consecutive outdoor national title. On the way to their championship, Elayna Bahl (‘ 22), Terrianna Black (’20), Marian Edwards (‘ 23), Carly Fischer (‘ 21), Stevie Lamb (‘ 22), Alyssa Pfadenhauer (‘ 23) and Kassie Rosenbum (‘ 21) each netted All-America honors.
  • Wrestling followed up an incredible 2019-2020 campaign by earning the #11 ranking in the nation. In addition, Shane Liegel (‘ 23) and Wyatt Wriedt (‘ 23) earned individual titles at the 2021 NWCA Division III Wrestling Championship, and a school-record nine wrestlers earned All-America status.
  • Audrey Miller (‘ 20) was named the Chi Alpha Sigma Scholar Female Athlete of the Year by the national honor society for student-athletes. Miller is the first recipient from Loras and the second female honoree for the organization after the inception of the awards during the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Women’s Volleyball earned the program’s first-ever AVCA national ranking and their highest-ever national ranking when they were named No. 15 in NCAA Division III.
  • Men’s Track & Field finished the season ranked #10 nationally. At the NCAA Division III Championships, Mike Jasa (‘ 22) won the national title in the 800-meter run while Ryan Rogers (‘ 21) gave a record-setting performance in the decathlon and the 4-by-400-meter relay of Josh Smith (‘ 22), Shamari Scott (‘ 20), Carter Oberfoell (‘ 23) and Jasa earned All-America honors.
About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).