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2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Oct 11, 2013
The University of Dubuque will induct the 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Class on October 12, 2013. This year's honorees are: Greg Ortberg (Class of 2000) and the the 1959 Cross Country Team. Jerry Petitgoue (Class of 1963) will be inducted into the Hall of Distinction.

2013 Student-Athlete Park Clean-A-Thon Oct. 20

Oct 18, 2013
The University Dubuque student-athletes will donate their time to travel around to city parks to pick up trash and debris in their annual UD Park Clean-A-Thon. Members of the 23 sports teams will take this opportunity to help maintain Dubuque's beautiful parks while fundraising for the UD Spartan Athletic program through donations. UD student-athletes will provide a community service to the Dubuque area by cleaning 15 area parks on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Spartans Place 57 on Fall Iowa Conference All-Academic Team

Nov 21, 2013
The University of Dubuque placed 57 Student-Athletes on the 2013-14 Fall Academic All-Iowa Conference Team. To be eligible for the IIAC All-Academic Team a Student-Athlete must compete at the varsity level, be least a sophomore in academic standing, have attended the nominating institution for at least one academic year, and attain a 3.5 or better grade point average. The UD Football team had an IIAC best 18 student-athletes qualify. On the women's side, UD was led by the soccer team with 11 qualifiers.

UD Basketball - LIVE on KCRG 9.2

Jan 28, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's and Women's Basketball doubleheader against Simpson College will air LIVE on KCRG 9.2 on Wednesday, January 29th. The games are a part of an ongoing agreement between the Iowa Conference (IIAC) and the Cedar Rapids Television Company (CRTC) to televise IIAC games live. KCRG 9.2 is a digital subchannel of KCRG-TV9, the ABC affiliate in Eastern Iowa which is owned by CRTC. The women's game tips off at 6:00 pm with the men to follow.

Racing Past the Color Line: Sol Butler and Paul Robeson in Collegiate Athletics

Mar 6, 2014
The University of Dubuque’s Charles and Elizabeth Bisignano Art Gallery, located in Heritage Center, will open the exhibition Racing Past the Color Line: Sol Butler and Paul Robeson in Collegiate Athletics on Monday, February 24 at 12:30 p.m. The exhibition focuses on the college experience of two exceptional African American athletes at predominantly white institutions during a period of widespread segregation. Before graduating in 1919, Sol Butler at Dubuque German College (now the University of Dubuque) and Paul Robeson at Rutgers College (now a state university) led their teams to unprecedented success, while paving the way for future African American students.

Spartans Place 11 on Winter Iowa Conference All-Academic Team

Apr 7, 2014
The University of Dubuque placed 11 Student-Athletes on the 2013-14 Winter Academic All-Iowa Conference Team. To be eligible for the IIAC All-Academic Team a Student-Athlete must compete at the varsity level, be least a sophomore in academic standing, have attended the nominating institution for at least one academic year, and attain a 3.5 or better grade point average. The Spartans Women's Basketball team and Wrestling team each led their respective sport.

2014 Athletics Awards Banquet

May 6, 2014
The University of Dubuque Athletic Department celebrated the 2013-14 Senior Student-Athletes on Monday, May 5th with its Senior Awards Banquet. Top awards handed out were Spartan Academic Achievement Award, Spartan Academic Student-Athlete Excellence Award, Student-Athlete of the Year, and Wendt Character Student-Athlete Award. Academic All-American and Athletic All-American were also recognized. A total of 59 seniors were honored during the ceremony.

2013-14 Awards & Honors / Student-Athlete of the Month

Jun 9, 2014
University of Dubuque Athletics Awards and Honors for the 2013-14 school year.

34 Spartans Named to Spring Iowa Conference All-Academic Team

Jun 9, 2014
The University of Dubuque placed 34 Student-Athletes on the 2013-14 Iowa Conference Spring All-Academic Team. Christian Armas, Caitlin Aulwes, Dishon Deering, and Joey Kilsdonk were each named Academic All-Iowa Conference for the third time.

2014 USTA Mississippi Valley Junior and Adult Open Tournaments

Jul 10, 2014
The 2014 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Mississippi Valley Junior and Adult Open Tournaments are hosted by the Dubuque Golf & Country Club from July 14-16 (Juniors) and July 18-20 (adults) in various tennis venues around the Dubuque area. UD’s men’s and women’s tennis coach, Claudio Giraldi is the tournament director and is anxious to watch quality tennis being exhibited throughout the events. Entry into the tournaments is open to all USTA members only.

Fifty Spartans Earn All-Academic IIAC Honors

Nov 25, 2014
Congratulations to the University of Dubuque’s 50 Fall All-Academic Iowa Conference award winners. The Spartans finished with the fourth-most honorees in the Iowa Conference, but led the way in women’s soccer (12) and tied with Simpson for the most in volleyball (7).