Anne Dreyer - 2nd YearAnne Dreyer returns for her second year of coaching the Iowa Wesleyan College men’s and women’s cross country teams.
Dreyer led the Tiger cross country teams last year in their first seasons of competition at the college in 10 years. The program was revived in 2008 and began competition again last fall after previously being discontinued in 1999.
Dreyer came to IWC in Sept. 2008 as the head coach for both the track & field and cross country teams. This year she also will be entering her third year as coach of the Tiger men’s and women’s track teams, and last year she coached four individuals and one relay that qualified for the NAIA Track & Field National Championships.
Dreyer came to Wesleyan from the University of South Dakota, where she was a graduate assistant coach with the track and cross country teams for two years while completing her master’s degree in Exercise Science. During her time there USD sent a number of athletes to national competition, including the women’s cross country team which finished ninth at the NCAA Division II championships in 2007.
Dreyer, 26, is a native of Rushville, Neb., and completed her bachelor’s degree at Doane College in Crete, Neb. She was a four-year participant in both track and cross country at Doane and was a three-time qualifier for the NAIA national meet in both sports. She holds the school’s indoor record in the 5,000 meters and also was an NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete and an honor student, receiving a degree from Doane in Spanish.
Dreyer has remained an avid runner after her college career and has participated in a number of marathons since graduating from Doane. She currently resides in Mount Pleasant.