May 16, 2017 - 2:22pm
Crews are hard at work installing artificial turf on the softball and track fields. Upon completion in August 2017, The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex will provide a permanent home for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, and softball. » Watch the video
April 14, 2017 - 12:05pm
Softball, baseball, soccer and track facilities should be ready for 2017-18 school year CEDAR RAPIDS — The banner draped on a chain-link fence reads, “Coming Soon.” Look just beyond the placard, the signs of just how soon can be seen. (Keep reading at TheGazette.com…)
March 20, 2017 - 2:57pm
Crews resume field work as spring temperatures set in. The 22-acre athletic complex has been abuzz over winter preparing to welcome six of Mount Mercy's athletic teams home this fall. A busy winter Although most outdoor work was put on pause during the icy winter months, the indoor facilities have seen an incredible amount of activity.
March 2, 2017 - 5:02pm
Mount Mercy University Head Baseball Coach Jack Dahm was honored today with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of students serving in the Iowa National Guard and Reserve. Recognized by the Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, a short ceremony was held in the Sisters of Mercy University Center.
February 9, 2017 - 9:15am
Immediately after Megan Miller ’17 came to Mount Mercy University for a campus visit day, she had a feeling most Mount Mercy students can relate to—she found her home [Keep reading…]
February 8, 2017 - 10:07am
Mount Mercy University has officially decided not to add football to its athletic roster at this time, but will reconsider in the future. University leadership cited fully-occupied residence halls and a strategic focus on its growing graduate and online programs as principle reasons for the decision. The possibility of adding a football program was carefully explored during the past year, involving faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members.
February 7, 2017 - 10:08am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the purchase of the Barry K. Wendt Building and neighboring warehouse, located at 909 17th Street NE. The purchase was made possible by a substantial lead gift from John Rinderknecht, Mount Mercy trustee and president of Ram Development Company.
January 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Branch Races to All-America Status; Men's Golf Earns National Tournament Berth
January 2, 2017 - 7:00am
Mount Mercy University inducted the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016 on Sept. 24, with Brandon Bradley ’07, Nick Miller ’09, and David and Lonna ’86 Drewelow during Alumni Reunion Weekend.
December 12, 2016 - 3:37pm
Cedar Rapids and Vancouver to be home of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country National Championships. Keep reading…
December 2, 2016 - 6:00am
Softball: Carson Burgart, NAIA Scholar-Athlete Alexis Ferguson, NAIA Scholar-Athlete Amanda Gaffey, Second Team All-A.I.I. Tawny Menster, Second Team All-A.I.I. Hannah Petersen, Second Team All-A.I.I. LJ Putzier, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, NFCA Second Team All-Central Region, A.I.I. Player of the Year, First Team All-A.I.I. Brianna Sturtz, NAIA Scholar-Athlete Baseball: Tarran Beasley, Second Team […]
October 7, 2016 - 1:30pm
Grading work wraps up as concrete footings are poured at field sites. Public groundbreaking ceremony set for Friday, Oct. 28. Crews have completed much of the groundwork beneath the athletic complex's surface, paving way for more visible project milestones.
August 17, 2016 - 11:41am
Mount Mercy University Athletics teamed up with Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday and Wednesday to help prepare for Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness Week, set to take place Aug. 23–27 in the historic Wellington Heights neighborhood.
Photo: Heavy machinery pushing dirt at the construction site.
August 3, 2016 - 11:07am
…“We are under full construction mode now,” Callahan said. “The excavation of the site, we’re hoping will all be completed by the end of next week.” With excavation out of the way, Callahan said the project focus can turn to the grading of the fields and laying foundations for the locker room building and other structures at the complex. Keep reading…
Excavator digging a trench for pipes.
July 29, 2016 - 2:45pm
Construction continues at The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. Crews worked amidst light sprinkles on Friday, July 29; the project is running smoothly and on schedule. Groundwork remains the focus at the construction site as sewer lines are relocated and the field is leveled and prepared for new facilities, according to contractor Rinderknecht Associates.
June 27, 2016 - 9:41am
[VIDEO]  Construction is underway this month on the new Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex.The 22-acre property is Mount Mercy's first-ever outdoor athletic facility. The complex will house six of the University's 17 teams, including soccer, track, baseball, and softball. Keep reading…
June 24, 2016 - 9:16am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the official start of construction of The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex, the university’s first-ever outdoor athletic facility. The 22 acre property, located at 909 17th Street NE, will give Mount Mercy’s student-athletes a home field advantage for the very first time.
April 29, 2016 - 3:06pm
Enrique Cortina ’13, came to Mount Mercy University from his hometown of Valencia, Spain, to follow his passion for playing soccer while working toward earning an education he and his family could be proud of. The experiences and relationships Cortina formed during his four years at Mount Mercy revised his […]
December 9, 2015 - 8:30am
Mount Mercy Mustang fans can plan for the week’s sporting events with an updated Android app called MMU Athletics. The appropriately named app, first created by computer science students years ago and recently updated, separates men’s sports from women’s sports, features the current week’s events and holds updated game scores.

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