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Women's Softball

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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Softball to Host Spartan Winter Softball Camps

The University of Dubuque softball team will be hosting their annual softball camps for grades 9-12 in the newly completed Veterans Memorial Training Center on Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, and Feb. 15. Cost for the various camps will be $30 each.

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • Softball
    vs. Millikin University - 6:30 & UW-Stevens Point - 9:00 pm (Luther Dome Games at Rochester, Minn.)

  • Softball
    vs. St. Olaf University - 4:30 p.m. & UW-La Crosse - 9:30 p.m. (Luther Dome Games at Rochester, Minn.)

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2014 Softball Team

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


Feb. 28

vs. Millikin University

Rochester, Minn.

6:30 p.m.

Feb. 28

vs. UW-Stevens Point

Rochester, Minn.

9:00 p.m.

Mar. 6

vs. St. Olaf University

Rochester, Minn.

4:30 p.m.

Mar. 6

vs. UW-La Crosse

Rochester, Minn.

9:30 p.m.

Mar. 7

vs. UW-La Crosse

Rochester, Minn.

12:20 p.m.

Mar. 7

Vs. UW-River Falls

Rochester, Minn.

3:00 p.m.

Mar. 14-22

Spring Break trip

Tucson, Ariz.


Mar. 16

Crown College (Minn.)

Tucson, Ariz.

11:00 a.m.
  Edgewood College Tucson, Ariz. 1:30 p.m.
Mar. 17 Puget Sound (Wash.) Tucson, Ariz. 1:30 p.m.
  UM-Crookston (Div. II) (Minn.) Tucson, Ariz. 3:30 p.m.
Mar. 18 Huntington University (NAIA) (Ala.) Tucson, Ariz. 9:00 a.m.
  Marian University (Wis.) Tucson, Ariz. 11:00 a.m.
Mar. 20 UW-La Crosse Tucson, Ariz. 10:00 a.m.
  Lewis & Clark (Mo.) Tucson, Ariz. 12:30 p.m.
Mar. 21 Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) Tucson, Ariz. 9:00 a.m.
  UW-La Crosse Tucson, Ariz. 11:00 a.m.

Mar. 28

vs. St. Scholastica College (2)

Oskaloosa, Iowa

12:00 p.m.

Mar. 29

vs. Gustavus Adolphus College (2)

Oskaloosa, Iowa

12:00 p.m.

Mar. 31

vs. Wartburg College*

Dubuque, Iowa

3:00 p.m.

Apr. 2

vs. Loras College*

Dubuque, Iowa (UD)

3:00 p.m.

Apr. 8

at Central College*

Pella, Iowa

3:00 p.m.

Apr. 11

vs. Buena Vista Univ.*

Dubuque, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

Apr. 13

vs. UW-Platteville

Dubuque, Iowa

3:00 p.m.

Apr. 16

at UW-Whitewater

Whitewater, Wis.

3:00 p.m.

Apr. 18

at Coe College*

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

Apr. 21

vs. Simpson College*

Dubuque, Iowa

3:00 p.m.

Apr. 22

at Cornell College

Mt. Vernon, Iowa

4:00 p.m.

Apr. 25

at Luther College*

Decorah, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

*Iowa Conference doubleheaders

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
Biography - Click to close

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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