Aug 7, 2013
The University of Dubuque Volleyball team has earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the fourth straight year. UD was one of a record 622 teams to earn the award for the 2012-13 school year.
Aug 22, 2013
The University of Dubuque Volleyball team was chosen to finish third place in the Iowa Conference Coaches Preseason Poll. The Spartans return six starters and eight letter winners from last season's 15-20 team that finished fourth in the IIAC with a 4-3 league mark.
Sep 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team finished 3-1 at the season opening 2013 Beloit College Buc Blast over the weekend. UD's Jen Pohlman and Klaudia Basierak were named to the seven member All-Tourney Team for their efforts.
Sep 4, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team dropped a pair of road contests on Wednesday night. UD opened with Edgewood College and lost 0-3 (19-25, 14-25, 24-26) before facing the hosts UW-Oshkosh and losing 0-3 (20-25, 19-25, 14-25).
Sep 10, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team opened their home season tonight with a warm, hard fought 3-2 victory over the Augustana College Vikings.
Sep 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team captured two wins on Saturday to improve to 6-4 overall.
Sep 17, 2013
University of Dubuque senior Morgan Werkheiser (Stockton, Ill./Stockton) has been named IIAC Volleyball (Defensive) Performer of the Week. Werkheiser finished the week with 62-digs in 13 sets as the Spartans went 3-0.
Sep 18, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team was hoping for a fourth consecutive victory on Wednesday evening in front of a large crowd in Stoltz Sports Center, but the Loras Duhawks captured the Iowa Conference opener for both teams by a 3-0 score (25-23, 25-19, 26-24).
Sep 29, 2013
The University of Dubuque Volleyball team took part in the inaugural Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference/Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference Challenge Series on Friday night and Saturday afternoon at the Just A Game Fieldhouse. UD began the weekend with a 3-1 loss to Lakeland College and a 3-0 loss to Dominican. The Spartans came back early Saturday morning with a 3-0 loss to Beneditine before finishing the weekend with a 3-1 loss to Edgewood.
Oct 1, 2013
The Universty of Dubuque volleyball team captured the Iowa Conference match-up on Tuesday night on Jon Davison Court over the Central College Dutch by a 3-2 score (25-22, 12-25, 25-23, 25-27, 15-12). The two squads were a vision of balance, one team would surge, then the other would rally back. In the end it was the Spartans capturing the fifth set and match by a 15-12 score.
Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque Volleyball team took part in the inaugural SMU Cardinal Invitational, hosted by St. Mary's University (MN) on Friday night and Saturday morning. The Spartans opened the weekend with a 3-1 win over Augustana before losing to #10 St. Benedict in their second match of the day. UD would lose both matches on Saturday 3-0 against St. Mary's and #19 Augsburg. Katelyn Herbig was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Oct 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team rallied late in the third set before the visiting Luther College Norse captured the final set 25-23 to take the match 3-0. Luther captured the opening set with strong hitting 25-20 and held the Spartans hitters at bay in the second set by a 25-14 score.
Oct 17, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team dropped a league match on Wednesday evening to the host Coe College Kohawks by a 0-3 score. Set scores were 19-25, 21-25, 16-25. Despite the loss for the Spartans, they remain battling for the final qualifying spot for the IIAC Tournament. The Spartans are in a three-way tie for the final spot with Buena Vista University and Central College with 1-4 IIAC records.
Oct 30, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team overcame a pressure situation on Wednesday night. The Spartans captured set one 25-19 before losing the following two matches (21-25, 22-25). Facing a near end of their conference season, the Spartans responded by taking the fourth set 25-21 and carrying the momentum into the fifth set where they captured the match and the set with a 15-13 score.
Nov 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team swept past the Aurora University Spartans on Senior Night on Friday by a 3-0 match score. The Spartans set scores were 25-23, 25-18, 25-21.
Nov 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team's season ended on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 2013 Iowa Conference volleyball tournament with a 1-3 loss to the Luther College Norse.
Nov 7, 2013
University of Dubuque sophomore Klaudia Basierak has been named to the First Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District (District #8) Volleyball team. To be selected a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be a sophomore or above. She is an Elementary Education major with a 4.0 GPA. Basierak finished the 2013 season with a team high 366 kills, 1234 attack attempts and 14 double-doubles (Kills-Digs).
Nov 9, 2013
University of Dubuque sophomore Klaudia Basierak was named First Team All-Iowa Conference for the second straight year while junior Amy Tranel was selected Honorable Mention. Basierak finished the year second in the conference with 95 kills in IIAC only games and second overall with 366 kills. UD qualified for the IIAC Tournament for the third consecutive year.
Aug 16, 2014
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 676 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2013-2014 season. The Spartans have earned the award for the sixth consecutive time under coach April Elsbernd.
Aug 29, 2014
University of Dubuque volleyball team dropped their opening pair of games at the Sugar Loaf Classic to Saint Mary’s and St. Catherine by the scores of 3-0 and 3-1, respectively.
Aug 30, 2014
The University of Dubuque opened the second day of the Sugarloaf Classic with a hard fought 1-3 loss to Gustavus Adolphus College. The Spartans jumped out quickly and captured the opening set 25-20, before Gustavus rallied back to capture the next three by scores of 25-16, 25-23, and 25-15. In set three the lead swapped six times and match was tied another eight times. In the final match of the tournament, the Spartans faced UW-La Crosse and lost another close battle 0-3 by set scores of 18-25, 19-25, and 23-25 with 10 lead changes and a tie score 21 times.
Sep 3, 2014
The University of Dubuque played host on Tuesday to a tripleheader with UW-Oshkosh and Edgewood College in Stoltz Sports Center. UD opened the night with a 1-3 loss to UW-Oshkosh, but rallied in the nightcap to lose a heartbreaking five set match 2-3 to Edgewood. Edgewood lost a five set match to undefeated UW-Oshkosh (6-0 overall) by score of 2-3.
Sep 9, 2014
The University of Dubuque volleyball team welcomed special guest announcer Katie Wiedemann from KCRG-TV on Tuesday night to Stoltz Sports Center. The Spartans dropped the first set before rallying back to even the match at 1-1.
Sep 13, 2014
The University of Dubuque volleyball team finished Friday with a 2-0 record at the Jim Coleman Memorial Volleyball Tournament hosted by Aurora University. The Spartans swept North Central and North Park 3-0 in back-to-back matches.
Sep 13, 2014
The University of Dubuque volleyball team finished the weekend 3-1 at the 2014 Aurora University Jim Coleman Memorial Tournament. The Spartans Amy Tranel was the lone Spartan named to the All-Tournament Team.
Sep 17, 2014
The University of Dubuque volleyball team couldn’t hang with No. 20 Coe after a competitive first set and drop their Iowa Conference opener, 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-16).