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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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    Spartans Volleyball Open at Home in Tripleheader

    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.

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    Men’s Soccer Battles to Scoreless Two OT Bout with Grinnell

    A little luck and some defense goes a long ways as the University of Dubuque men’s soccer team fought to a 0-0 tie with Grinnell after two overtimes.

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    Women's Soccer Ranked #5 North Region, Improve to 3-0

    The University of Dubuque women's soccer team received their highest ranking ever with a #5 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Continental Tire NCAA Division III Women's North Region Poll. The Iowa Conference has three women's teams ranked in the Top-8 this week. The Spartans improved to 3-0 on the season with a 4-2 victory over North Park University on Wednesday night.

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    Spartan Runners Show Some Grit in Regional Tuneup

    Fabiola Ortiz moved up the University of Dubuque record books with the sixth fastest time in history (23:54) while the UD men placed fourth (132 points) and the UD women placed seventh overall (173 points) at the Central Dutch Invite.

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    Men’s Soccer Can't Overcome Quick Strike by MSOE

    The University of Dubuque men’s soccer team couldn’t avenge the Milwaukee School of Engineering goal seven minutes into the game as they fell, 1-0, on Saturday at Oyen Field.

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    Relentless Attack Leads to Women's Soccer's 4th Straight Victory

    The score was closer than it seemed after the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team beat Monmouth College, 2-0, despite 14 shots on goal.

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    Turnovers Costly in Spartan Football Opener

    The University of Dubuque football team would like to wake up and start again after their 2014 season opener finished in favor of the UW-La Crosse Eagles 8-24 on Saturday night. The Spartans stumbled early and coughed up the football in their first three possessions in a combined 1:28 of possession. The six Spartans' turnovers were more than they could overcome as the Pioneers spotted the ball inside of the UD 35 yardline in four out of their first five possessions.

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    Second Half Barrage Lends Itself to Dominant Women’s Soccer Win

    A slow start didn’t derail the game plan of the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team as the offense produced three second-half goals in 3-0 rout of Carroll University.

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    Women’s Soccer Nabs Sixth Straight Win Thanks to Second-Half Surge

    Kelsey Graefen and Kyleigh McLaughlin scored less than eight minutes apart in the second half to carry the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Dominican University.

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    Volleyball Seeking First Win at Home

    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.

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    Fabiola Ortiz Captures First Career IIAC Performer of the Week

    Ortiz earned the Iowa Conference women’s cross country performer of the week after climbing to sixth-place on the all-time University of Dubuque women’s cross country list. Her ascension up the ranks was courtesy of a personal 6k record of 23:54 at the Central Dutch Invitational this past Saturday.

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    Men's Soccer Tie UW-Whitewater in 2 OT's

    The University of Dubuque men's soccer battled back from a 0-2 deficit on Wednesday night in the first half of action to knot the game at 2-2 in the second half against the host UW-Whitewater Warhawks in a windy and slight rainy evening in Wisconsin. The two teams fought through two overtimes as the Spartans goal keeper Riley Jensen stoppped all four shot on goal attempts in the final 20 minutes of the pair of overtimes. Jensen played all 110 minutes in goal and collected 10 saves on the road.

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    Berna Achieving Success with Spartans #22-ranked Soccer Team

    The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team achieved a level of success Head Coach Jason Berna has been striving for since he started the varsity program for the Spartans in 2001. Wednesday morning the Spartans earned their first ever, national ranking in Division III when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released their Sept. 9 poll with the Spartans ranked #22 nationally. UD also earned their highest regional ranking with a #2 ranking in the North Region.

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    Martinez Remains Perfect at #1 Singles

    The University of Dubuque women's tennis team dropped an Iowa Conference dual to Wartburg College 1-8 on Wednesday afternoon on Frank Farber Tennis Courts. Freshman Arantxa Martinez improved her #1 singles record to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in league play with a victory over the Knights Katherine Ross by a score of 6-3, 6-0.

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    Spartans Open Jim Coleman Memorial Volleyball Tourney 2-0

    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.

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    Women's Golf in 8th Place after 1st Day at Viterbo Invite

    The University of Dubuque women's golf team is in eighth place after the first day of the Viterbo Invite with a round of 400. Spartans will finish up the tournament on Sunday at the La Crosse Country Club.

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    Men's Cross Country Place 5th at 53rd Les Duke

    The University of Dubuque men's cross country team placed fifth overall among the 13 teams competing at the 53rd Les Duke Invitational 8K race on Saturday. The Spartans were paced by freshman Alec Bass, who finished just outside the Top-10, in 13th place in 26:39. Payton Nevills sandwiched between two Spartan freshmen was 20th overall in 27:05 as teammate Jack Lindsay crossed the finish line in 27:40.

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    Women Harriers Paced by Ortiz at 53rd Les Duke Invitational

    The University of Dubuque's Fabiola Ortiz finished just a minute out of first place for the Spartan women's cross country team at the 53rd Les Duke Invitational hosted by Grinnell College. Ortiz, a freshman, finished the 6K race in 6th place overall in a time 23:07.

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

    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.

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    Men’s Soccer Team Can’t Contain Illinois Wesleyan in Loss

    The University of Dubuque men’s soccer team struck first but was overwhelmed by the Illinois Wesleyan attack in 3-1 defeat.

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    Missed Opportunities Doom No. 22 Women’s Soccer Team

    A multitude of missed shots and a couple tough breaks for the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team left them with their first loss of the season to UW-Oshkosh, 2-0.

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    Spartans Football Fall Short Against #8-ranked Pioneers

    The University of Dubuque Spartans football team displayed the type of football this team is capable of on Saturday in a hard fought 21-26 loss to #8-ranked UW-Platteville on their home turf.

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