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Ellsworth Community College
1100 College Ave.
Iowa Falls IA 50126

PH: 800-322-9235
FX: 641-648-8698

Dr. Chris Duree

Dr. Nancy Muecke

Athletic Director
Nate Forsyth

Athletic Trainer
Shawna Forsyth

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College News
Former Panther named Basketball MVP
October 1, 2014

Former Ellsworth Community College basketball player Tony Lewis (2008-09) was recently named MVP of the Professional Basketball League in Australia. During his two years at ECC, Lewis received All-American, All-Region and All-Tournament Team honors.

After graduating from Ellsworth in 2009 Lewis transferred to Illinois State University, where he averaged 7.1 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game during his senior year. He then played for a short time in an Illinois state basketball league before signing with the Dandenong Rangers, part of the Southeast Australian Basketball League, where he has been a member of the team the last two seasons.  

Lewis was selected for the SEABL All-Star Team this season along with receiving his MVP award. He averaged 23 points per game and 11 rebounds per game this season, and was 6th in the league for points and 2nd in the league for rebounds.

ECC volleyball defeats SWCC in 3
September 26, 2014

The Ellsworth Community College volleyball team won Tuesday, Sept. 23, in three sets against Southwestern: 25-18, 25-20 and 26-24.

Stats leaders included Keisha Machado with 11 kills; Mary Goergen with 13 kills; April Jones with 9 kills and 2 blocks; Cristina Negron with 39 set assists and 2 blocks; Madison Grabau with 15 digs; and Paola Soto with 13 digs and 2 aces.

“We had solid serve receive against SWCC, and hit at a good efficiency of .281,” commented ECC Head Coach Melanie Suljic. “This was a must-win conference match for us, so it was great to get a solid win at home in three.”

The Panthers will remain at home for their next match against Grand View JV on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7 pm.


Photo Caption: Mary Goergen with a dig, backed up by Madison Grabau and Mary Jane Halder.

ECC football loses in close game with Garden City
September 26, 2014

The Ellsworth Community College football team lost in a close 36-30 decision against Garden City Community College on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Garden City scored first, but ECC came back quick with a 59-yard pass from Mitch Wieland to Tyrian Taylor. The afterkick was good by Dayton Balvanz to tie up the score. Garden City scored two more touchdowns before ECC came back with a 29-yard field goal by Balvanz to bring the score to 21-10 going into halftime.

The Panthers started the second half of the game strong with an interception by Angelo Sumler for a touchdown, and the extra point was good. ECC took the lead for the first time in the game with a completed pass from Taylor to Demetrius Harper for a 33-yard touchdown to make the score 24-21. The Panthers kept their lead with Sumler recovering a fumble and running in the touchdown, 30-23.

Garden City had back-to-back touch downs to take away the win from the Panthers.

Turnovers plagued the Panthers, with 7 in the game (five of those on fumbles). Garden City outgained the Panthers 533-344 yards.

The Panthers’ next game will be at home, Saturday, Sept. 20, against Highland Community College at 1 pm.


Photo Caption: Zaybreion Gunter takes on the Garden City defense.

ECC volleyball wins at home in 3
September 26, 2014

The Ellsworth Community College volleyball team won Tuesday, Sept. 9 against Wartburg JV in three sets. The Panthers won 25-20, 25-19 and 25-15.

Stats leaders included Keisha Machado with 8 kills a .333 efficiency and 9 digs; April Jones had 8 kills (.533 efficiency) and 2 blocks; Cristina Negron had 13 set assists and 5 kills; and Darayliz Santiago had 8 set assists and 2 aces.

“It was great to get our first win at home, and in three,” commented ECC Head Coach Melanie Suljic. “Our hitting efficiency was much better than this weekend. We overall as a team hit at a .239, but our intensity still needs a bit of work. Overall, it was a good first win at home and we'll keep building from here.”

The Panthers will be back on the road for their next match against Iowa Western. They will play at 7:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 12.


Photo Caption: Darayliz Santiago sets up a hit for April Jones

ECC football ranked #17
September 26, 2014

The Ellsworth Community College football team is now ranked number seventeen in the nation. The Panthers defeated previously ranked Dodge City Community College on Saturday with a 39-34 win.

ECC passed for 214 yards, had 272 rushing yards, and totaled 3 defensive interceptions and 70 tackles during the first game of the year.

The Panthers’ next game will be on the road this Saturday, Sept. 6, against Coffeyville Community College.


Photo Caption: 2014 ECC Football Coaching Staff 

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Participating sports
Men's Baseball II - Stats Archive
Men's Basketball II - Stats Archive
Men's Football - Stats Archive
Men's Golf II
Men's Wrestling
Women's Basketball II - Stats Archive
Women's Golf
Women's Softball II - Stats Archive
Women's Volleyball II - Stats Archive

Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 4

Men's Championships: 3
Women's Championships: 1

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Men's Division I Basketball: 1971
  • Men's Football: 1976, 1987
  • Women's Fast Pitch Softball: *1977



*Invitational Tournament

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