Dave Crawford ('92)


Dave Crawford - Hall of FameDave "Moses" Crawford (C'92) brought his southern style with him when he came to the University of Dubuque in 1987. The Louisiana native became a force for the Spartans almost immediately. While incoming freshman typically take a year to develop and adapt to a new level of competition, Crawford hit the court and never looked back. In his freshman year he led the team in rebounding and was named Iowa Conference Freshman of the Year averaging 10.4 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game. He helped the team win the the Iowa Conference Championship and a berth to the NCAA Division-III Tournament. The Spartans tied the school record with 21 wins in that season as well. Crawford was twice named First Team NABC All-District and NABC West Region Player of the Year as a junior. 

The four-year letter winner's hot-hand continued throughout his UD career. In his sophomore season he was named First Team All-Iowa Conference while the team finished in second place. He averaged 16.2 points per game that season. As a junior (1989-90) he led the conference in both scoring and rebounding. He was honored as the IIAC Player of the Year averaging 19.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in IIAC action. Again, he helped the Spartans win the Iowa Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. 

During the 1990-91 season Dave etched his name in the Spartan record books. He broke school records for points scored in a game with 47 vs Cornell and field goals in a season with 247 made shots. He repeated as First Team All-Iowa Conference and IIAC MVP. He finished his time at UD as the schools second leading scorer (1,868 points) and rebounder (876 rebounds). 

Since leaving UD, Dave played professional basketball in Ireland before returning home to New Orleans, Louisiana where he lives with his wife Tayan and their two sons, Tony (10) and David (19 months). Currently Dave is working in the transportation business in New Orleans.