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    All-IIAC for Casanova, Pablo, & Parisi

    The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced its all-conference teams and major awards for the 2014 Baseball season with four University of Dubuque student-athletes earning recognition. The Spartans Daniel Casanova was named First Team All-IIAC Outfielder. Eddie Pablo and Vince Parisi were Second Team selections while Justin Naval earned honorable mention.

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    Odegard & Wolfe Named Ping All-Central Region

    University of Dubuque Men's Golfers Martin Odegard and Eric Wolfe were named to the 2014 Division-III Ping All-Central Region Team. The Spartans seniors are currently competing at the NCAA D-III Championships at Grandover Resort and Conference Center. A total of 92 student-athletes from six regions were honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America and Ping. Odegard and Wolfe each graduate as the only four-time All-Iowa Conference honorees in UD Men's Golf history.

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    Spartans Compete at 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships

    The University of Dubuque Men's Golf Team advanced to the compete among the best of the best in Division-III at the NCAA D-III Men's Golf Championships at the Grandover Resort. The Spartans dream season ended after Round 2, as they were tied for 29th, failing to make the cut. The highlight of the first two rounds of the championships was Martin Odegard making a hole-in-one on the par three, 12th hole on the East Course. As a team, UD finished with a score of 624 (309-315) which was +48 over par.

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    Spartans Qualify Four for NCAA Outdoor Track Championships

    The University of Dubuque Track and Field program qualified four student-athletes for the 2014 NCAA Division-III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. UD qualifiers are Kebba Bojang, Nickolette McKenzie, Rick Valcin, and Evan Zurbuchen. Valcin (Pole Vault) and Zurbuchen (400m Hurdles - Prelims) will compete on Thursday, May 22nd. Bojang and McKenzie will each compete in the triple jump on Saturday, May 24th.

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    Valcin Wins Pole Vault Championship

    University of Dubuque student-athlete Rick Valcin won the schools first NCAA Division-III Outdoor Track & Field individual national championship by claiming first place in the pole vault on Thursday afternoon. Valcin cleared 5.15m (16'-10.75") in a jump off to win the title. The final two competitors were a rematch of the 2014 Indoor Track Championships where Michael Bennett of the University of Chicago won the matchup on misses. The Spartans junior upped his own school record by six inches in addition to claiming All-American honors.

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    Spartans Among 148 Track & Field All-Academic Teams

    The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), announced Tuesday. the 2013 Division III All-Academic Track & Field teams. The University of Dubuque was one of 148 institutions earned the distinction as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or higher.

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    Spartans Volleyball Named AVCA Team Academic Award Winner

    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.

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    UD Men’s Tennis Named 2013 ITA All-Academic Team

    The University of Dubuque Men’s Tennis team was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team award winner. The Spartans were one of 40 Division III teams to earn the award on the men’s side for the 2012-13 academic year. In addition, five Spartan student-athletes earned the honor of ITA Scholar-Athlete.

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    Women's Tennis Earns 2013 ITA All-Academic Team Award

    The University of Dubuque Women’s Tennis team earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team award. The Spartans were one of 82 teams to earn the award on the women’s side for the 2012-13 academic year. In addition, two Spartan student-athletes earned the honor of ITA Scholar-Athlete. The UD Men's Tennis team joined the women's team to become the only Iowa Conference school to place both teams on the ITA All-Academic team list.

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    34 Spartans Named to Spring Iowa Conference All-Academic Team

    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.

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    Spartans Place 13 on MWLC All-Academic Team

    The University of Dubuque placed a league best 13 Student-Athletes on the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference All-Academic Team for 2014. A cumulative grade point average of 3.30 is required to be named to the MWLC All-Academic Team.

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    Rutenbeck Named 2015 Small School Prospect

    The University of Dubuque’s returning All-American receiver Tyler Rutenbeck (Sr., WR, 6-4, 186 lbs., Maquoketa, Iowa) has been selected among the 2015 Small School Prospect List on nfldraftdiamonds.com pre-season list. He is also mentioned on nfldraftscout.com for the Spartans.

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    Spartans Named as Football Pre-Season All-Americans

    The University of Dubuque football team is honored to have five Spartans named to the 2014 USA College Football Pre-Season Division III All-American list for this fall. Tyler Rutenbeck (Sr., WR, Maquoketa, Iowa) 1st Team Offense, Dominique Ravenell, (Sr., OL, Forth Worth, Texas) 1st Team Offense, Blaine Snitker (Jr., LB, Waukon, Iowa) 2nd Team Defense, Vincent Whipple (Sr., DB, Eagle Grove, Iowa) 3rd Team Defense, and Reggie Cole Jr. (Jr., DB, Milwaukee, Wis.) Honorable Mention Defense.

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    2014 USTA Mississippi Valley Junior and Adult Open Tournaments

    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.

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    Dobratz Named Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Candidate

    For 23 years the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has served as one of the most coveted and prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport. University of Dubuque's Tyler Dobratz (Sr., TE, Edgerton, Wis./Edgerton HS) has been named among the 182 nominees seeking to be a finalist for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® in 2014. He is one of just three candidates submitted among the eight Iowa Conference schools.

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    Rutenbeck and Ravenell Named BSN Pre-season All-America

    Beyond Sports Network (BSN) is proud to announce the University of Dubuque's Tyler Rutenbeck and Dominique Ravenell as members of our 2014 Preseason D3 All America Football Team. The BSN 2014 Preseason D3 All America Football Team, which is made up of 93 football players from around the country, was chosen based on returning All Americans from the 2013 BSN All America Football Team, highest vote recipients in the 2013 BSN All American Voting, statistics, and game evaluations.

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    Dobratz and Zurbuchen Honored as All-Academic

    The University of Dubuque men's track and field team was honored by the the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), today with Tyler Dobratz and Evan Zurbuchen being named by the association announced as All-Academic. A total of 276 men from 100 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments in 2013-14.

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    McKenzie Named USTFCCCA All-Academic

    The University of Dubuque women's track and field team was honored by the the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), today with Nickolette McKenzie (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Fremd) being named by the association as All-Academic. Including the Scholar Athletes of the Year, a total of 416 women from 126 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments.

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    UD's Women's Track and Field Named USTCCA All-Academic

    The Scholar Team of the Year and All-Academic Team honors for the 2013-14 Division III Track & Field Season were announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Spartan women's track and field team finished with a cumulative grade point average of 3.18 as a team in 2014.

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    Spartans Share Love of American Football with Frenchman

    The University of Dubuque football team will have a special guest on the sidelines when they return to practice this week. Joining the Spartans on the sideline is special guest coach from the Touluse Bears team in France. The Spartans traveled abroad this spring and played the Bears, sharing American football with thousands of fans in France. Florian Perget (offensive coordinator) was so impressed with the University of Dubuque football team he made plans to join them for pre-season camp this week.

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    Spartans Earn 6th Consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award

    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.

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    Ravenell and Rutenbeck Named D3 Classic Preseason Super Seniors

    A pair of Spartans have been honored among the D3 Senior Classic Preseason Super Senior Watchlist is presented by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL). The University of Dubuue Spartan student-athletes Dominique Ravenell and Tyler Rutenbeck were selected for UD. Rutenbeck was named to the North Offense Second Team and Ravenell was chosen as an Honorable Mention for the Spartans. The pair were among five Iowa Conference student-athletes named to the list.

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    Rutenbeck Named to 2014 Dream Bowl Pre-season All-American

    Optimum Scouting and Cutting Edge Sports Management is proud to announce the University of Dubuque's Tyler Rutenbeck (WR) named to the 2014 Dream Bowl D-III Preseason All-American team along with the four other Spartans named to Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Preseason All-Conference team. Joining Rutenbeck is teammates Dominique Ravenell (OL), Blaine Snitker (LB), Reggie Cole Jr. (DB), and Vincent Whipple (DB).

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    Spartans Football Picked Among IIAC Contenders

    The University of Dubuque football is optimistic for the 2014 season to begin after being selected among the top contenders of the Iowa Conference pre-season poll. The Spartans are looking to avenge three Iowa Conference losses where they lost leads in a combined 1:47 in three heartbreaking defeats in 2013. Head coach Stan Zweifel will be looking to the strength of his defense, which returns nine starters and an offense which returns 74% of the receiving corps for success in 2014.

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    Spartans Volleyball Fall in Season Openers

    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.

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    Spartans Men's Golf Open Season in Wisconsin

    The University of Dubuque and reigning Iowa Conference Men's Golf Champions, opened their season this weekend at the 2014 Culvers Edgewood Fall Classic at the Glen Erin Golf Club (Par 71). UD in the first round of 2014-15 finished with a score of 316 in the opening day and rallied to shoot a round of 304 on day two for a weekend total of 620 for seventh place.

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    Women's Soccer Hold Marian Scoreless in Opener

    The University of Dubuque women's soccer team opened their 2014 season with success on Friday night with a 2-0 victory. The Spartans picked tied for #3 in the Iowa Conference pre-season poll and return 10 starters and 24 letterwinners from last season's 16-5-0 team. The Spartans once again held their opponent scoreless and were led by senior goalkeeper Tiffany Duncan

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    Opening Night Victory for Men's Soccer

    The University of Dubuque men's soccer used nearly the whole bench on Friday night with 20 student-athletes seeing playing time while enjoying the fall weather en route to a 3-1 opening night road victory. Brandon Wiley, Andrew Guelle and Gonzalo Hernandez all scored goals and teammate Leo Lenth captured the lone assist in the win.

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    Volleyball Opening Weekend at St. Mary's Sugarloaf Classic

    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.

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    Solid Start for Spartan Harriers at Mustang Gallop

    An early weather delay at the 21st annual Mt. Mercy Mustang Gallop didn’t faze the University of Dubuque men’s and women’s cross country teams as they placed third and fourth, respectively. UD men tallied 110 and the UD women totaled 75 points. Youth played its hand for both sides as just three seniors completed the race between both genders. Nine out of the 14 combined varsity finishers were sophomores or younger.

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    Women's Tennis Open Court with Road Victory

    The University of Dubuque women's tennis team swept host Ripon College by a 9-0 mark on Saturday afternoon. The Spartan opned by winning all three doubles matches: Ashley Schlueter/Arantxa Martinez won #1 doubles 8-1, #2 doubles of Mariah Scott/Taylor Fortmann won in extra sets 9-7, and #3 doubles of Stephanie LoCasto/Marissa Rutenbeck captured the doubles sweep with a 8-0 match.

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    Spartans Outdueled by UW-Superior in Hotly Contested Match

    It was a standoff from the outset but UW-Superior ultimately pulled away from the University of Dubuque men’s soccer team, 2-1, in the second half of a competitive bout.

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    Four Second Half Goals Propel Spartans to Dominant Win

    Better late than never for the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team as they utilize a four-goal flurry in the second half to defeat Lawrence University, 4-0.

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