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Spartans Volleyball Named AVCA Team Academic Award Winner

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.

Spartans Volleyball Picked Third by IIAC Coaches

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.

Pohlman and Basierak Named to All-Tourney Team

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.

Spartans Drop Pair on Road

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).

Volleyball Opens at Home with Victory

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.

Spartans Take Two on Saturday

Sep 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team captured two wins on Saturday to improve to 6-4 overall.

Werkheiser Named IIAC Volleyball Performer of the Week

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.

Spartans Lose Conference Opener

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).

Volleyball at IIAC/NACC Challenge

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.

Spartans Keep Dutch Winless in League Play

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.

Spartans at SMU Cardinal Invitational

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.

Spartans Downed by Norse

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.

Spartans Bitten by Kohawks on the Road

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.

Spartans Earn #5 Seed in IIAC Tourney

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.

Spartans Sweep on Senior Night

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.

Spartans Season Ends In IIAC Tourney

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.

Basierak Voted First Team Academic All-District

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).

Basierak Named First Team All-IIAC Volleyball

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.

Spartans Earn 6th Consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award

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.

Spartans Volleyball Fall in Season Openers

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.

Volleyball Opening Weekend at St. Mary's Sugarloaf Classic

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.

Spartans Volleyball Open at Home in Tripleheader

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.

Volleyball Seeking First Win at Home

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.

Spartans Open Jim Coleman Memorial Volleyball Tourney 2-0

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.

Tranel Named to All-Tournament Team at Aurora's Jim Coleman Memorial Tournament

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.

Spartan Volleyball Handled by No. 20 Coe

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).

Basierak Named All-Tournament as Spartans Roll at Ripon Invite

Sep 20, 2014
The University of Dubuque volleyball team posts a 3-1 record for the second straight tournament as they complete a successful weekend at the Ripon College Red Hawk Invitational.

Women’s Volleyball Outpaced by Dutch

Sep 23, 2014
The University of Dubuque women’s volleyball team couldn’t quite keep up with Central and fall in four sets (25-18, 12-25, 22-25, 18-25).

Volleyball Team Splits a Pair on First Day of IIAC/NACC Challenge

Sep 26, 2014
The University of Dubuque volleyball team saw both sides of the coin tonight as they beat Wisconsin Lutheran handedly, 3-0, and fell to Aurora University, 3-0, in the first day of the IIAC/NACC Challenge.

Spartan Volleyball Wins One of Two Lopsided Affairs at IIAC/NACC Challenge

Sep 27, 2014
The University of Dubuque Volleyball experienced both sides of the coin as they beat Marian University, 3-0, and lost to Concordia (Wis.), 3-0, in the final day of the IIAC/NACC Challenge.

Spartan Volleyball’s Offensive Attack Stymies the Norse in First Conference Win

Oct 1, 2014
Klaudia Basierak had 15 kills and the University of Dubuque volleyball team hit .228 en route to a four-set victory, 3-1 (26-24, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22), over Luther College.

Volleyball Spike Storm On Homecoming Week

Oct 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque volleyball team helped kick off an exciting Homecoming Week with a 3-1 victory over the Simpson College Storm on Tuesday evening. UD swept the first two sets by scores of 25-18, 27-25, but the Storm fought back in the third set to capture it 25-21. The final set was all Spartans after they jumped out to an early lead and captured the match with a fourth set score 25-20.

Vikings Outduel Spartans in Four Sets

Oct 10, 2014
The University of Dubuque volleyball team couldn’t overcome a slow start as they fell to Augustana (Ill.) on the road, 3-1, on Friday night.

Volleyball Lose to Knights

Oct 14, 2014
The University of Dubuque volleyball team lost three straight sets on Tuesday night as the host Wartburg Knights captured the match 3-0 with set scores 17-25, 20-15, 10-25.

Volleyball Falls to Pair of WIAC Foes

Oct 17, 2014
The University of Dubuque will play host to a double-dual tournament on Friday night hosted in McCormick Gymansium and in Stoltz Sports Center on the Campus of the University of Dubuque. Teams competeing are: UD, Loras College, UW-Platteville, and UW-Whitewater. Games times are scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.