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Spartans Travel to Drake

Nov 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team faced a tough challenege on Friday night on the road at Division I Drake University. The Spartans were unable to slow the Bulldog offense in the 98-59 defeat. Jessica Goetz and Jenna Kotas led Dubuque on offense with 15 points each. UD is coming off a 2012-13 season in which they won a school record 20 games and advanced to the finals of the Iowa Conference Tournament.

Edgewood College Tip-off Classic Schedule

Nov 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque women's basketball team kicks off their regular season this week at the 2013 Edgewood College Tip-Off Classic on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 16-17.

Women’s Basketball Picked Fifth in IIAC Coaches Preseason Poll

Nov 15, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women’s Basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Iowa Conference Coaches Preseason Poll. The Spartans set a school record with 20 wins last season while advancing to the IIAC Tournament Championship Game. UD returns four starters from last season record setting team.

Spartans Lose Shootout 81-78

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team came out firing in the 2013-14 opener on Saturday night at the Edgewood College Tipoff Classic. The Spartans lost the high scoring affair with UW-Platteville, 81-78. Jenna Kotas led four Spartans in double figures with 20 points. UD led 40-35 at the half.

Spartans Score 90 in Victory

Nov 17, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team scored the highest point total since Coach Mark Noll took over the program in 2007. The Spartans 90-83 victory over Edgewood College (0-2) marked the most points scored since UD scored 100 points against Mt. Mary College on November 30, 2006. Freshman Emily Brinker led Dubuque with 18 points as 16 different Spartans scored in the contest.

Spartans Tie School Record with 110 Points

Nov 23, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team tied the school record for points in a game as 15 Spartans scored in the contest. UD pushed the tempo early and did not look back as they beat Bethany Lutheran 110-81 on Saturday afternoon inside the Stoltz Sports Center. The Spartans were led offensively by Jenna Kotas with 21 points. Dubuque improved to 2-1 on the year.

Record Setting Night for Spartans

Nov 26, 2013
The University of Dubuque women's basketball team kept on their high scoring pace on Tuesday night with a record setting night on the road. The Spartans tied the school record for points scored in a game with 110 last week and broke the record tonight with a 112-89 victory over the Blackburn College Beavers.

Spartans Hang Tough in Close Loss to UW-La Crosse

Nov 30, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team had two shots in the last minute of play to re-take the lead late on Saturday afternoon but were unable to connect. The Spartans hung around all game with UW-La Crosse, never trailing by more than five in the 66-63 loss to UWL. Emily Brinker led UD with 16 points. Dubuque moves to 3-2 on the season.

Spartans Fall to UD Alum Beinborn

Dec 10, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team fell to one of its own on Tuesday night in Stoltz Sports Center. The Spartans lost 63-54 to alum Mark Beinborn and his Augustana College Vikings (3-5). Daneshia Snitker led UD with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Dubuque is now 3-3 on the season.

Spartans Explode for School Record 127 Points

Dec 13, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team continued to reach new heights in the scoring department on Friday night. For the third time this season the Spartans have upped the school record for points in a game. The Spartans 127-57 victory against North Central University (Minn) was a total team effort with 17 Spartans scoring and 20 seeing court time. UD improves to 4-3 on the year and scored over 100 for the third time this year.

Spartans Outplay D3's Top Scoring Team

Dec 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team faced off with Division III's top scoring team in North Central College (Ill.) on Saturday afternoon in Stoltz. The Spartans went toe-to-toe with NCC in route to a 124-99 victory. UD topped 100+ points for the fourth time this season as seven Spartans finished in double figures.

Women's Basketball Prepare for 2013 St. Pete Classic by Basketball Destinations on Dec. 20-21

Dec 18, 2013
The University of Dubuque high scoring women's basketball team will take their show on the road leading up to the Christmas Holiday. The Spartans will be competing at the 2013 St. Pete Classic by Basketball Destinations on Dec. 20-21 hosted by Eckerd Collegen in the McArthur Center Gym.

Spartans Score Over 100 Points for Third Straight Game

Dec 20, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team once again scored over 100 points in victory on Friday night. The nearly 60 degree difference in temperatue between Dubuque and St. Pete did not effect the Spartans as they beat Eureka 105-79 in their first game of the Basketball Destinations St. Pete Classic. UD finished the game shooting 50.0% (41-82) from the field. Dubuque improves to 6-3 overall and won their third game.

Spartans Finish 2-0 in Florida with 82-69 Victory

Dec 21, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team finished 2-0 on it's Pre-Christmas break trip at the Basketball Destinations St. Pete Classic at Eckerd College. The Spartans extended their winning streak to four games with a 82-69 victory against Alverno College on Saturday afternoon. Junior Jenna Kotas paced UD with 21 points including six three-pointers. Dubuque moves to 7-3 overall.

Kotas Named Iowa Conference Female Athlete of the Week

Dec 23, 2013
University of Dubuque forward Jenna Kotas has been named IIAC Women's Basketball Performer of the Week. Kotas averaged 22.5 points per game while averaging 23.0 minutes per game in two UD victories at the Basketball Destinations St. Pete Classic. Dubuque has won four straight games and is second in Division-III with 94.5 points per game.

Spartans Fall to North Park

Dec 31, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team closed out the 2013 calendar year on Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans lost on the road to North Park University (7-4), 78-66. Daneshia Snitker finished with a team high 15 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. UD falls to 7-4 on the year and 2-2 on the road.

Spartans Take Iowa Conference Opener vs. Wartburg

Jan 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team held on late to win its Iowa Conference (IIAC) opener on Wednesday night in Stoltz Sports Center. The Spartans led by as many as 18 points in the second half in the 61-59 victory against the Knights of Wartburg College. UD held Wartburg to 26.6% shooting from the field.

Spartans Pick-up Hard Earned Road Win

Jan 11, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team picked-up a hard earned road victory on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans used a balanced scoring attack to win 53-52 against Central College. Jessica Goetz led UD with 10 points five rebounds, four steals, and three assists. Dubuque is now 9-4 overall and 2-0 in the Iowa Conference.

Spartans Sit Atop the IIAC at 3-0

Jan 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team remained atop of the Iowa Conference standing with a victory at home on Wednesday night. The Spartans 66-60 win against Luther moves their record to 3-0 in league play. UD was led by Emily Brinker with 14 points including seven in the final four minutes of the game. Dubuque is now 10-4 overall and 5-1 on Jon Davison Court this season.

Spartans Remain Perfect in IIAC Action

Jan 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team continued its strong start to the Iowa Conference season with a 26 point victory on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans 91-65 victory against Buena Vista University was their seventh straight IIAC regular season victory. Stephany Remakel finished the game with 12 points on six of seven shooting while also pulling down four rebounds and blocking two shots.

Spartans Fall on the Road

Jan 22, 2014
The scoreboard did not tell the entire story for the University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team on Wednesday night. Despite an eight point loss, UD was within one as late as the four minute mark of the second half while the game also featured nine lead changes and 13 tied game situations. The Spartans 85-77 loss to Coe was their first of the conference season.

Spartans Drop Rivalry Game

Jan 25, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team dropped the first of two rivalry games against crosstown foe Loras College. The Spartans 72-64 road loss on Saturday afternoon was their second straight loss. Down 11 at halftime, UD outscored the Duhawks 38-35 in the second half. Jenna Kotas was the leading scorer for UD with 19 points. Dubuque is now 11-6 overall and sits in third place in the Iowa Conference at 4-2.

Spartans Lose at the Buzzer

Jan 29, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team put on quite the show on Wednesday night in front of the nearly sellout crowd and the viewers at home watching live on KCRG 9.2. The Spartans led throughout the game before a jumper by Simpson at the buzzer made the score 55-54. In her first start of the year, Meggie Schmidt scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Dubuque is 11-7 overall and tied for fourth in the Iowa Conference at 4-3.

Spartans Protect Home Court

Feb 1, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team avenged their loss at Coe from 10 days ago. The Spartans protected their home court with a 65-56 victory against Coe on Saturday afternoon. All five starters for UD scored at least seven points in a winning effort. Dubuque improves to 12-7 overall and are tied for third place in the Iowa Conference at 5-3.

Spartans Strong on Defense in Road Victory

Feb 5, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team played its best defensive game of the year on Wednesday night. The Spartans held Wartburg College (8-12, 2-7) to a season low 40 points in the 60-40 victory. UD held the Knights to 26.1% shooting from the field. Dubuque improves to 13-7 overall and is tied for third in the Iowa Conference at 6-3.

Spartans Lose on the Road to Simpson

Feb 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team drove through a snow storm to get to Simpson and faced a storm on the court as well. Simpson jumped out to an early 14-2 lead and did not look back en route to a 73-36 loss. The UD bench outscored the starters 20-18 for the game.

Spartans Down IIAC Leaders

Feb 12, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team took down the Iowa Conference leading Loras College Duhawks on Wednesday night. The Spartans 57-51 victory on Jon Davison Court inside Stoltz Sports Center was the first loss of the conference season for Loras. The UD starters accounted for 53 points with Jenna Kotas leading the way with 18 points. UD held Loras scoreless for the final 4:13.

Spartans Send Seniors Out on High Note

Feb 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team came out fired up with three seniors in the starting lineup for their last regular season game in Stoltz Sports Center. The Spartans shot a red hot 53.3% (24-45) while holding Central to 32.1% (17-53) from the field in the 68-53 win. The top scorer for UD with 15 points was Jenna Kotas for the 11th straight game.

Noll with Career Win #100, Spartans Move Into Second Place

Feb 19, 2014
University of Dubuque Head Women's Basketball Coach Mark Noll Earned his 100th Career Victory on Wednesday night at Buena Vista. As a result of the Spartans 85-78 win and losses by Coe and Simpon, UD is now tied for second place in the Iowa Conference with one game remaining in the regular season. Jenna Kotas once again paced the Dubuque offense with 19 points, her 12th straight game as the leading scorer.

Spartans Close Regular Season on Winning Streak

Feb 22, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team closed the 2013-14 regular season on a four game winning streak. The Spartans 83-76 victory over Luther on Saturday afternoon helped UD to a program best second place finish in the Iowa Conference (IIAC). UD was lights out from the free throw line, shooting a season best 87.1% (27-31) from the charity stripe including making 14 straight the end the game.

Kotas Named IIAC Female Athlete of the Week

Feb 24, 2014
University of Dubuque Women's Basketball player Jenna Kotas has been named Iowa Conference Female Athlete of the Week and Women's Basketball Performer of the Week. Kotas averaged 19.0 points per game as UD went 2-0 and finished the year on a four game winning streak.

Spartans Upset in IIAC Tourney

Feb 25, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team was upset in the First Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament. The Spartans 63-59 loss to Buena Vista on Tuesday night proved the old saying that the hardest thing in sports to do is beat a team three times in a season. Jenna Kotas recorded a double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. UD finishes the year with a 17-9 overall record.

Kotas & Goetz Named All-Iowa Conference

Mar 5, 2014
University of Dubuque Women's Basetball student-athletes Jenna Kotas and Jessica Goetz each earned All-Iowa Conference (IIAC) honors as voted by the leagues coaches. Kotas was named to the First Team while Goetz earned Second Team recognition. The Spartans finished the season with an overall record of 17-9 and tied for second place in the IIAC at 10-4. The second place finish was the best in the programs history.

Experience Guides Women's Basketball in 2014-15

Nov 17, 2014
The Spartans are back after setting a school record by finishing second in the Iowa Conference a year ago. The good news, they return six of their top returning scorers and 91.1% of their rebounds for a team that qualified for their fifth straight IIAC Tournament. Absent are a pair of six-footers who anchored the defensive front and leaves them with one of the smallest groups Coach Mark Noll’s ever had.

Women's Basketball UD Tip-Off Classic Results

Nov 17, 2014
The University of Dubuque Spartans opened the 2014 UD Tip-Off Classic with a 94-75 victory. In the Nightcap UW-Platteville rallied back to capture the contest over the Loras College Duhawks 70-67. Loras captured a 99-71 victory on Sunday over Edgewood and UW-Platteville edged out the Spartans 82-75.

Spartans Dominate Eagles at Home

Nov 19, 2014
The University of Dubuque Spartans women's basketball team improved to 2-1 overall on Wednesday night with a 77-60 victory over the UW-La Crosse Eagles on Jon Davison Court in Stoltz Sports Center. UD's defense forced the visiting Eagles into committing 30 turnovers and providing UW-L their first loss of the season.

Women's Basketball Sinks Unbeaten Gustavus in UW-Stout Tourney

Nov 29, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's basketball team showed no slow down after Thanksgiving by edging out the Gustavus Adolphus College Gusties in the opening game of the 2014 UW-Stout Thanksgiving Turkey Shootout Tournament by a narrow 78-76 margin. The Gusties made the finish exciting for the fans, trailing by four points, they connected on a three point shot with 10 seconds left of the game. A quick foul sent the Spartans Jenna Kotas to the line for a pair of freethrows. She would miss the first and sink the second attempt to give the Spartans the 78-76 lead. An attempt by the Gusties as time expired missed it's mark and the Spartans captured their third victory of the season and handed Gustavus their first loss of the season.

Women's Basketball Celebrate Turkey Shootout Title

Nov 30, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's basketball team continue to evolve and improve into a team which looks much different from what Spartan fans watched last season. What the Spartans lack in height has been more than balanced with quickness from a strong core of seniors and underclassmen. Competing in the UW-Stout Thanksgiving Turkey Shootout this weekend, Coach Mark Noll and assistant Kelsey Steinhagen returned to their alma mater and ran away with the championship title. The Spartans were held in check at the start of the championship game, but began to open up their lead by 15 points at halftime. UD sprinted out in the second half and led by as many as 27 points en route to cruising to an 87-62 dominating win against the host UW-Stout Blue Devils Sunday afternoon.

Shooting Woes Hurt Women’s Basketball Team in Loss

Dec 5, 2014
Made shots were at a premium for the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team after they shot just 31% in their loss to North Park, 76-65.

Slow Start Dooms Women’s Basketball in Loss to No. 9 Wheaton (Ill.)

Dec 12, 2014
The University of Dubuque women’s basketball team couldn’t recover from a 21.9% first half shooting performance as the Spartans fall to No. 9 Wheaton (Ill.), 83-74.

Late Run Sinks Women’s Basketball on the Road

Dec 20, 2014
Stout perimeter defense against one of the country’s premier three-point shooting teams wasn’t enough as the Spartans fell to undefeated North Central (Ill.), 110-93, after a 9-0 Cardinal run broke the game open midway through the second half.