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

Mark Muyskens '81Mark Muyskens '81

Men’s cross country, men’s track and field

An honors graduate from Central in 1982, Muyskens was the 1981 Iowa Conference men’s cross country MVP. He was a two-time NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Championships participant, leading Central to a national team berth in 1980 and earning an individual spot in 1981. Muyskens was also a three-time NCAA track and field qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and a three-time league champion in the event as well. He was a two-time team co-captain in cross country, a track and field co-captain in 1982 and team MVP in both sports. Muyskens earned a doctoral degree in chemistry from the Univ. of Wis.-Madison and is a chemistry professor at Calvin College (Mich.), where he has taught since 1989. He spent a year as a visiting scientist at Columbia Univ. (N.Y.) and later at the Univ. of Calif.-Riverside.


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