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Atwater and Ortiz Cap Successful Division III National Championships

May 28, 2016

On the third and final day of the Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, Fabiola Ortiz placed 12th in the 3000m Steeplechase and Tanasha Atwater finished 18th in the hammer throw.

Atwater Adds All-American Honor, Ties Highest-Ever Track Finish

May 27, 2016

Adding to her impressive sophomore season, Tanasha Atwater earned All-American status in the shot put with a third-place showing (14.50m/47-7) that tied the highest-ever Division III National Championship finish in the history of University of Dubuque women's track and field.

All-American! Alex Link Captures Elusive Status in Discus

May 26, 2016

Sophomore Alex Link became the first University of Dubuque track and field male thrower to claim All-American honors since 1982 with a seventh-place performance in the discus throw with a school record (170-10). Freshman Blaze Murfin also placed 18th in the discus and junior Fabiola Ortiz qualified for the women’s 3000m Steeplechase finals.

Spartans Qualify for NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships

May 25, 2016

The University of Dubuque men's and women's track teams qualified four individuals, Tanasha Atwater, Alex Link, Blaze Murfin, and Fabiola Ortiz for the 2016 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held in Waverly, Iowa, hosted by Wartburg, on May 26-28.

Nine Spartans Tabbed USTFCCCA All-Central Region

May 24, 2016

Led by Blaze Murfin, Isaiah Ellis, and Tanasha Atwater, who were honored in two events each, the University of Dubuque track and field teams saw nine Spartans named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Central Region team.

Spartans Finish Tied for Fourth in IIAC All-Sports Trophy Standings

May 24, 2016

The University of Dubuque athletic teams tied for fourth out of eight schools in the combined Iowa Conference All-Sports Trophy standings, with the men placing second and the women finishing eighth in their respective genders.

Norris and Heffernan Extend Basketball Careers with Cedar Valley Courtkings

May 20, 2016

Former University of Dubuque men’s basketball players and All-Iowa Conference honorees, Andre Norris and Gage Heffernan, have helped kickstart Waterloo’s Cedar Valley Courtkings, a minor-league basketball team in its inaugural season.

Atwater, Link, Murfin Improve National Marks at Last Chance Meets

May 20, 2016

Sophomore Tanasha Atwater regained her national lead in the shot put, while both sophomore Alex Link and freshman Blaze Murfin tentatively qualified themselves for the Division III National Championships in the discus as the University of Dubuque track and field teams competed at both the North Central and Augustana (Ill.) Last Chance meets.

Sablay Represents Men’s Tennis as Honorable Mention All-IIAC

May 19, 2016

Sophomore Matthew Sablay paced the University of Dubuque men’s tennis team with 18 overall wins and finished 4-3 at No. 2 singles in Iowa Conference play en route to an Honorable Mention All-IIAC distinction.

Atwater and Murfin Named IIAC AOWs After MVP Performances

May 17, 2016

Thanks to their Iowa Conference Most Valuable Field Performer awards, throwers Tanasha Atwater and Blaze Murfin were also named Iowa Conference Athletes of the Week.

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