• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles

Central College quick facts

Location: Pella, Iowa
Founded: 1853
Enrollment: 1,400
International study centers:

  • London, England;
  • Merida, Yucatan;
  • Leiden, the Netherlands;
  • Bangor, Wales;
  • Granada, Spain;
  • Paris, France;
  • Vienna, Austria.

Athletics affiliation: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III
Conference: Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Religious affiliation: Reformed Church in America (RCA)
President: Dr. Mark Putnam
Athletics director: Eric Van Kley
Intercollegiate sports: 19 (Men: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor/outdoor track and field, wrestling; Women: Basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor/outdoor track and field, softball, volleyball)
A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex:

  • P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium (basketball, volleyball, wrestling)
  • H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse (indoor track and field, tennis, wrestling)
  • Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium (football, track and field)
  • Ron Schipper Fitness Center (strength and conditioning)
  • Ryerson Golf Practice Facility (putting greens, sand bunker, practice range)
  • Central College Cross Country Course
  • Baseball field
  • Soccer field
  • Softball field
  • Tennis courts
  • Home golf course is the Bos Landen Golf Club, two miles southwest of campus

Admission office: toll free 1-877-462-3687 or admission@central.edu
Athletics department: (641) 628-5226—office; (641) 628-5356--fax
Sports information office: (641) 628-5278—office; (641); or sportsinfo@central.edu


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