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The University of Dubuque softball team renovated the softball fieldin the summer of 2012 and is the newest in the Iowa Conference. The Spartans added brick dugouts, permanent seating (seats are from the old Comiskey Park in Chicago), and a new scoreboard. 

The Spartans defeated ranked teams the past three seasons and have become one of the toughest teams to beat under Head Coach Wendi Wipperfurth. UD has been among the leaders in home runs in recent years. Each spring the team travels south over spring break to face competition from teams at colleges across the United States.


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Billesbach & Koerperich Named NFCA All-Midwest Region

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.

Five Spartans Named All-IIAC Softball

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced its All-Conference Teams and major awards for the 2014 softball season with five Spartans earning recognition. Senior Amber Meyer and sophomore Ainsley Billesbach were named First Team All-IIAC. A trio of Spartans earned Second Team All-IIAC with Caitlin Aulwes, Hannah Koerperich, and Amanda Williams making the cut. UD finished the season with a school record 22 wins and qualified for the IIAC Tournament for the second straight year.

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2014 Softball Team

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
2 Meggie Schmidt IF 5-6 Junior Edgerton, Wis.
3 Amanda Williams P 5-4 Junior Taylor Ridge, Ill.
4 Carlee Grunder IF 5-6 Junior Wilton, Iowa
5 Dia Borden OF 5-3 Freshman Modesto, Calif.
6 Tori Woltz IF 5-9 Sophomore Wykoff, Minn.
7 Caitlin Aulwes OF 5-7 Senior Edgewood, Iowa
8 Kelli Gerace IF 5-10 Junior DeKalb, Ill.
9 Ainsley Billesbach IF 5-7 Sophomore Belvidere, Ill.
11 Amber Meyer OF 5-7 Senior Bernard, Iowa
12 Gianna Kuras OF 5-8 Freshman Midlothian, Ill.
15 Sara Wade OF 5-2 Junior Union, Mo.
16 Megan Loes P 5-8 Sophomore Cascade, Iowa
21 Megan Davis OF 5-2 Freshman Atkins, Iowa
23 Jennifer Pohlman OF 5-8 Sophomore West Branch, Iowa
24 Lauren Lyles P/IF 5-6 Freshman League City, Texas
26 Hannah Koerperich P/IF 5-7 Junior Dubuque, Iowa


Date Opponent Location   Time/Result  
March 1, 2014 vs. St. Norbert College (Luther Tournament) Rochester, Minn.  W, 13-3 (5-Inn.) 
March 1, 2014 vs. Gustavus Adolphus College (Luther Tourn.)   Rochester, Minn. W, 5-4 (8-Inn.)
March 2, 2014 vs. UW-Stevens Point (Luther Tournament) Rochester, Minn. W, 7-1
March 2, 2014 vs. Carleton College (Luther Tournament) Rochester, Minn. W, 9-4
March 7, 2014 vs. Hamline (Rochester Dome Tournament) Rochester, Minn. W, 6-4
March 7, 2014 vs. UW-Stout (Rochester Dome Tournament) Rochester, Minn. L, 1-2
March 17, 2014      vs. Western New England Univ. (Spring Break) Clermont, Fla.  W, 10-2
March 17, 2014 vs. Wesleyan University, CT (Spring Break) Clermont, Fla. CANCELLED
March 18, 2014 vs. University of Scranton (Spring Break) Clermont, Fla. L, 10-11
March 18, 2014 vs. Ripon College (Spring Break) Clermont, Fla. CANCELLED
March 20, 2014 vs. Washington & Jefferson College (Spring Break)    Clermont, Fla. L, 6-7
March 20, 2014 vs. Otterbein University (Spring Break) Clermont, Fla. W, 7-2
March 21, 2014 vs. Ramapo University (Spring Break) Clermont, Fla. L, 2-3
March 21, 2014 vs. Manchester University (Spring Break) Clermont, Fla. W, 11-3 (5-Inn.)
March 26, 2014 at UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. POSTPONED
March 29, 2014 vs. Augsburg College (Central Tournament)      Indianola, Iowa W, 5-4 (8-Inn.)
March 29, 2014 vs. Augsburg College (Central Tournament) Indianola, Iowa W, 7-1
March 30, 2014 vs. St. Scholastica (Central Tournament) Oskaloosa, Iowa W, 4-3
March 30, 2014 vs. UW-Eau Claire (Central Tournament) Oskaloosa, Iowa L, 1-2
April 1, 2014 at Buena Vista University ** Storm Lake, Iowa      W, 10-3;  W, 10-7
April 2, 2014 at UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. W, 2-1;  W, 8-2
April 5, 2014 vs. Coe College ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 2-3;  L, 1-4
April 7, 2014 at UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. L, 6-10  L, 0-9
April 9, 2014 vs. Luther College ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 7-6;  W, 6-4
April 12, 2014 at Simpson College ** Indianola, Iowa L, 3-4;  L, 4-6
April 15, 2014 at Loras College ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 2-1;  W, 9-0
April 18, 2014 vs. Cornell College Dubuque, Iowa CANCELLED
April 22, 2014 at Wartburg College ** Waverly, Iowa W, 9-5;  W, 8-4
April 24, 2014 at UW-La Crosse (Make-up from 3/26) La Crosse, Wis. POSTPONED
April 26, 2014 vs. Central College ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 0-4;  L, 1-3
April 29, 2014 at UW-La Crosse (Make-up from 4/24) La Crosse, Wis. CANCELLED
May 2-4, 2014 Iowa Conference Tournament Cedar Rapids, Iowa  
May 2, 2014 vs. Simpson College (Iowa Conference Tournament) Cedar Rapids, Iowa L, 0-8 (6-Inn.)
May 3, 2014 vs. Central College (IIAC Tournament) Cedar Rapids, Iowa W, 5-4
May 3, 2014 vs. Buena Vista University (IIAC Tournament)   L, 1-2 (10-Inn.)
  ** Iowa Conference Opponent    

Season Statistics


University of Dubuque Softball Coaches Profile
Wendi Wipperfurth
Wendi Wipperfurth
Head Softball Coach

BA, Physical Ed and Health, University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Office Phone: (563) 589-3229
Fax: (563) 589-3425
Office Location: 229 Mercer-Birmingham
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Wendi Wipperfurth was announced as the head softball coach at the University of Dubuque in 2011. Wipperfurth most recently was the head coach at Solon High School. She has been the Health and Physical Education teacher at Solon since 2006, assistant coach from 2007-2010, and was promoted to head coach in 2010.

A native of Monroe, Wis., Wipperfurth was a four-year starter and letterwinner for the UW-Platteville Pioneers from 2002-2005. She was a two-time captain and a three-time WIAC All-Conference Selection (Honorable Mention-2003, First Team-2004, Honorable Mention-2005). Wipperfurth was an Academic All-WIAC Honoree in 2005 and earned the UW-P Pioneer Career Achievement Award in 2005.

Wipperfurth ranks fifth in the UW-P record book for homeruns in a season with eight in 2004, including a grand slam on March 29, 2004. She ranks second in career homeruns for the Pioneers with 19 and ranks 19th in the WIAC record book for career home runs. During her four-year career as a Pioneer she started in 149 games and had 134 hits with a slugging percentage of .483 and 76 RBI's.

As a high school prep, Wipperfurth was a First Team All-Badger South Conference catcher for the Monroe High School Cheesemakers. She has volunteered at annual camps and summer leagues from 2006-present for the Cheesemakers.

She is a 2005 graduate of UW-P and is currently pursuing a master's degree at the University of Northern Iowa.

Softball Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque
Year Overall IIAC    
2011 16-21 4-12 7th Place  
2012 18-22 6-10 7th Place  
2013 16-18 7-7 5th Place   *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2014 22-15 8-6 5th Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
  Total     72-76     25-35      Spartans All-Time Wins Leader


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