May 9, 2014
University of Dubuque's Tyler Dobratz captured the men's decathlon title at the Iowa Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a school record 6,155 points on Friday afternoon at Carlson Stadium on the campus of Luther College. Dobratz won by 142 points behind first place finishes in the shot put and discus. Nickolette McKenzie earned All-IIAC honors with a runner-up finish in the long jump.
May 10, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams claimed six individual titles and earned 18 All-Iowa Conference performances at the 2014 IIAC Outdoor Track Championships at Luther College. In addition, the Spartans set six new school records. Rick Valcin won two events and earned All-IIAC in four events. Nickolette McKenzie won the women's triple jump and was all-conference in four events. The UD men finished in fourth place with 121 points while the women were fifth with 79 points.
May 12, 2014
The University of Dubuque Softball team had two student-athletes named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division-III All-Midwest Region Team. The Spartans Ainsley Billesbach and Hannah Koerperich were Third Team All-Region selections.
May 13, 2014
Sixteen University of Dubuque students have been designated as Joseph and Linda Chlapaty Fellows for 2014. Selected by a faculty committee, the students will carry out their Fellowship projects the summer of 2014.
May 13, 2014
University of Dubuque Men's Golfers Martin Odegard and Eric Wolfe were named to the 2014 Division-III Ping All-Central Region Team. The Spartans seniors are currently competing at the NCAA D-III Championships at Grandover Resort and Conference Center. A total of 92 student-athletes from six regions were honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America and Ping. Odegard and Wolfe each graduate as the only four-time All-Iowa Conference honorees in UD Men's Golf history.
May 14, 2014
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced its all-conference teams and major awards for the 2014 Baseball season with four University of Dubuque student-athletes earning recognition. The Spartans Daniel Casanova was named First Team All-IIAC Outfielder. Eddie Pablo and Vince Parisi were Second Team selections while Justin Naval earned honorable mention.
May 14, 2014
The University of Dubuque football team is preparing to pack their travel bags as the spring semester winds down and fly to Spain and France for a nine-day tour (May 20-28, 2014). Sightseeing intertwined with a football game against the Toulouse Bears in Toulouse, France. The Spartans will spend most of their time visiting sights around Barcelona, Spain, including an excursion to Montserrat Mountain Monastery.
May 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Golf Team advanced to the compete among the best of the best in Division-III at the NCAA D-III Men's Golf Championships at the Grandover Resort. The Spartans dream season ended after Round 2, as they were tied for 29th, failing to make the cut. The highlight of the first two rounds of the championships was Martin Odegard making a hole-in-one on the par three, 12th hole on the East Course. As a team, UD finished with a score of 624 (309-315) which was +48 over par.
May 17, 2014
The University of Dubuque held its 162nd Commencement Ceremonies May 17 on the University of Dubuque campus. Degrees were conferred upon 469 undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students.
May 20, 2014
The University of Dubuque inducted two new members into its Faculty Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Ben Bartels, assistant professor of criminal justice, was recognized with the John Knox Coit Prize, and Dick Smith, associate professor of mathematics, was recognized with the William L. Lomax Award.
May 22, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track and Field program qualified four student-athletes for the 2014 NCAA Division-III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. UD qualifiers are Kebba Bojang, Nickolette McKenzie, Rick Valcin, and Evan Zurbuchen. Valcin (Pole Vault) and Zurbuchen (400m Hurdles - Prelims) will compete on Thursday, May 22nd. Bojang and McKenzie will each compete in the triple jump on Saturday, May 24th.
May 24, 2014
University of Dubuque student-athlete Rick Valcin won the schools first NCAA Division-III Outdoor Track & Field individual national championship by claiming first place in the pole vault on Thursday afternoon. Valcin cleared 5.15m (16'-10.75") in a jump off to win the title. The final two competitors were a rematch of the 2014 Indoor Track Championships where Michael Bennett of the University of Chicago won the matchup on misses. The Spartans junior upped his own school record by six inches in addition to claiming All-American honors.