The Marshalltown Community College "iHigh.com" website has been named as one of the top five iHigh sites in the nation.
The website - www.ihigh.com/mcc - was recognized based on web design, use and traffic. MCC's entry on the web streaming company's site features videos and news on Tigers athletics.
"We think it's very important to promote our MCC Tiger student athletes and share their accomplishments by having a presence on the internet," said MCC broadcasting professor Steve Muntz. "People from all over the world can read articles, see pictures and videos, and watch live webcasts of Tiger athletic events."
MCC began using iHigh.com two years ago. Broadcasting program students work on the site's content.
Iowa wins Girls Four State Championship
SEDALIA, Mo. - Iowa was the champion at the Junior Girls Four State Championship at the end of Thursday's final round.
Iowa won with a 588 total for its first title in the golf event since 2004. The 588 represents the new tournament record as well in the 36-hole format and is the first time a state broke 600.
Taylor Van Dyk of Tama shot a second-round 77 on Thursday and with a first-round 78 had a 155 total. She tied for ninth overall. Van Dyk's second 18 holes had two birdies, seven pars and nine bogeys.
Jessie Sindlinger of Charles City led the way as she was the individual medalist at 5-under 135 (67-68) at the par-70 Sedalia Country Club. Anna Cullin shot 150 for the tournament, Megan Furnish 151 and Ellie Ament 153. Sindlinger's 135 set a 36-hole record in the Four State.
Nebraska, which was tied with Iowa after the first round for the lead, was the runner-up at 604, followed by Missouri (618) and Kansas (652).
MCC volleyball named to NJCAA All-Academic Team
The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team was recognized for its overall academic achievements during the 2011-12 season by being named to the NJCAA All-Academic Team.
A team's cumulative grade-point average must be above 3.0 to qualify for the all-academic honor. The MCC volleyball squad finished with a 3.33 GPA for the year.
"We are proud to have former coach Jackie Holland and her 2011 volleyball team earn such high recognition for their team's dedication to academics," said MCC Director of Athletics Dan Huntley. "To have such great success in the classroom from all of the student-athletes shows the determination and leadership that our team had this past year."
The Tiger volleyball squad was one of three teams from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference to earn the all-academic distinction. Members of the MCC squad include: Elizabeth Honke, Tanya Literski, Taylor Literski, Erica Swanger-Weeks, Danielle Pierce, Rosie Perales, Jessie Timmins, Jacklyn Bear, Sam Oujiri, Deena Rathjen and Leisha Box.