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    Spartans Win Third Straight Game

    The University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse team braved near freezing temperatures on Monday afternoon en route to their third straight win. The Spartans 11-6 victory over Benedictine had to be moved to the Rock Bowl because of nearly four inches of rain over night. The six goals allowed by UD is the lowest single game total allowed in the programs two year history.

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    Valcin Wins Second Straight IIAC Track Performer of the Week Honors

    University of Dubuque vaulter Rick Valcin earned his second straight Men's Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week award. Valcin won the pole vault at the UW-P Invite by clearing 16'-2.0" on his first attempt. He is undefeated during the outdoor season having won last week at the Wartburg Select where set posted a Division-III best height of 16'-4.75".

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    Spartans Softball Sweep Duhawks

    The University of Dubuque softball team set a new record on Tuesday afternoon by capturing the 19th win of the season, a new school mark for the Spartans. UD swept past the Loras Duhawks by capturing the opening game 2-1 and ended the second game early after leading 9-0 in the fifth inning after UD's Hannah Koerperich threw her second no-hitter of the season. UD improved to 19-11 overall and 6-4 in the IIAC.

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    Spartans Sweep Good Friday Open

    The University of Dubuque track and field teams hosted the 2014 University of Dubuque Good Friday Open on April 18. The Spartans claimed both the women's and men's team titles in near ideal conditions on the Douglas J. Miller track in Dubuque. The women won the meet with 164 points while the men cruised to a first place showing by finishing with 185 points.

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    Spartans on the Road at #21 BVU

    The University of Dubuque Baseball team continued its toughest stretch of the season on Friday night with a doubleheader against #21 Buena Vista University. The Spartans undoing in both games was the defense with UD committing a combined nine errors. UD lost 8-1 in game one and 8-2 in game two. Will Fogel had three hits and two runs scores on the day.

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    Record Setting Day for UD Women's Lacrosse

    The University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse team had an outstanding day on Saturday with a 20-5 victory against Illinois Tech on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans 20 goals set a new school record while their five goals allowed was a new record for fewest goals allowed in a game. Bridget Schirmers eight goals tied the school record for individual goals in a game.

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    IIAC Performer of the Week Honors for McKenzie

    University of Dubuque junior Nickolette McKenzie was named Women's Outdoor Track & Field (Field) Performer of the Week. McKenzie won the triple jump and long jump at the UD Good Friday Open. Her winning leap of 11.17m (36'-7.75") in the triple jump ranks 33rd in Division-III and leads the Iowa Conference.

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    Spartans Softball Move Into Second Place

    The University of Dubuque softball clinched an IIAC tournament spot last week and on Tuesday the Spartans moved to within one game of the conference lead after sweeping the Wartburg College Knights by scores of 9-5 and 8-4. The Spartans improved to 8-4 in the IIAC and trail the league leading Coe Kohawks (9-3) with just one conference doubleheader left.

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    Spartans Win Intracity Game with Clarke

    The University of Dubuque Baseball team snapped a four game losing streak with a 6-2 non-conference victory against Clarke University. The Spartans win on Tuesday was the first win against the Crusaders since 2004, stopping a five game losing streak. Sophomore Daniel Karnick made the most of his first career collegiate start by pitching five shutout innings to earn the win.

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    Spartans Women's Golf 5th at Clarke Invite

    The University of Dubuque women's golf team finished fifth on Wednesday at the 2014 Clarke University Spring Invitational with a team score of 447 on the Par 72, 5,802 yard course on Eagle Ridge Resort North Course. Lauren Smith led the Spartans with a tie for sixth place overall.

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    Spartans Four Game Winning Streak Snapped

    The University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse had their four game winning streak snapped on Wednesday afternoon. The Spartans lost 21-9 to Beloit College in the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) matchup at Oyen Field. Bridget Schirmers scored three goals and assisted on a fourth goal. UD is 4-8 overall and 2-5 in the MWLC.

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    Spartans to Compete at Drake Relays

    The University of Dubuque Track & Field program will be well represented at the 2014 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The UD women's 4x100m and 4x200m Relays teams were selected while the men's 4x100m Relay team will also compete. Spartans pole vaulter Rick Valcin will also compete. Nearly 8,000 track and field athletes will be competing in 111 events over the course of five days of competition beginning on Wednesday, April 23rd and ending Sunday, April 29th.

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    School Records Set at Drake Relays

    The University of Dubuque Track & Field program set one school record and tied another on Friday at the 2014 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The Spartans Women's 4x200m Relay team broke the 2013 record also set at Drake by 1.82 seconds. Rick Valcin tied his own school record by clearing 16'-4.75".

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    Men's Golf Take Lead in IIAC Championships

    The University of Dubuque Spartans finished the opening round with all five players shooting under 80 and ltaking the early lead by nine strokes after the opening 18 holes at the 2014 Iowa Conference Men's Golf Championships.

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    Casanova Sets Steals Record in Loss

    University of Dubuque freshman Daniel Casanova has put himself atop the UD all-time record list for steals in a season. Casanova stole two bases in the Spartans 6-4 loss to Simpson in game one to push his season total to 27. UD lost game two 13-3. Senior Vince Parisi had two hits on the day with a home run in game one and double in game two. The losses dropped the Spartans record to 11-22 overall and 6-15 in the Iowa Conference.

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    Wolfe Leads Men's Golf into Final Weekend

    The University of Dubuque will still be in the lead as the 2014 Iowa Conference Men's Golf Championships transitions to Dubuque Golf & Country Club next weekend, but the Spartans saw their nine-stroke lead reduced to seven and a new challenger emerge Saturday at Finkbine Golf Course. The Spartans posted a 306 team score Saturday and bring a 601 total into next weekend's final 36 holes.

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    Spartans Softball Battle #14 Dutch, Prepare for IIAC Tourney

    With the possibility of a five-way tie for the IIAC title alive at the beginning of the day, the Spartans along with four others believed they had a chance to capture the league title. The University of Dubuque softball team kept #14-ranked Central College in check, but dropped the doubleader 0-4 in game one and 1-3 in game two. Despite the losses, the Spartans finished the conference in 5th place and will compete next week in the IIAC Tournament hosted by the #1 seeded Coe College Kohawks.

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    Spartans Split on Senior Day

    The University of Dubuque Baseball team split with Simpson College on Senior Day. The Spartans entered the day needing two wins to move closer to the sixth and final spot in the upcoming Iowa Conference Tournament. UD took care of business in the opener with a 6-4 victory but lost 12-6 in game two. Joey Kilsdonk, Vince Parisi, and Steve Ryan were honored between games as graduating seniors.

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    UD Relays Excel at Dr. Tucker Open

    The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams have been busy over the last two days competing in the Drake Relays on Friday and the Dr. Tucker Open on Saturday. UD women's relay teams brought home two first place finishes including a school record in the 4x400m. Evan Zurbuchen won the Men's 110m Hurdles.

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    Football Earns 10 NFF Hampshire Honor Society Members

    The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2014 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. A total of 838 players from 267 schools qualified for membership in the society's eighth year, setting a new record for the number of members in the history of the program, which began in 2007. The University of Dubuque is proud to lead the Iowa Conference with 10 new members.

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    Wolfe Named Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week

    University of Dubuque golfer Eric Wolfe has been named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week and Golfer of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 27, 2014. Wolfe shot back-to-back 70's in the first two rounds of the IIAC Championships over the weekend under difficult conditions at Finkbine Golf Course. His 36 hole total of 140 (-4 under par) has him five strokes ahead for medalist honors.

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    Billesbach & Woltz Voted First Team Academic All-District

    University of Dubuque sophomores Ainsley Billesbach and Tori Woltz have been named to the First Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District (District #8) Softball 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.

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    Softball Stunned in IIAC Tournament Opener

    The University of Dubuque softball team had high hopes when they opened the 2014 IIAC Softball Tournament against the Simpson College Storm. The #5-seeded Spartans was held to just three hits in the 0-8 loss to the #4 seeded Simpson College Storm. Meggie Schmidt, Tori Woltz, and Carlee Grunder all had singles.

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    Men's Golf Lead by Three Strokes at IIAC Championships

    The University of Dubuque men's golf team entered the third round of the 2014 IIAC Men's Golf Championships with a seven stroke lead. Friday afternoon, the lead was narrowed to three strokes as the hard charging Central College Dutch gained ground with one round remaining. UD enters the final round with a team score of 905 as Central enters with a score of 908. UD and Central have distanced the field with Luther in third place with a score of 925. UD's Eric Wolfe stretched his advantage to seven strokes for medalist honors after he finished with a round of 75 on Friday. All five Spartans are currently in the Top-16 of the field.

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    Ninth Inning Rally Nets Spartans Split vs. Luther

    The University of Dubuque Baseball team seen its chance at a berth in the 2014 Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament end on Friday afternoon at Luther College. The Spartans 1-0 loss in game one eliminated them from contention for the sixth and final spot in the conference tournament. After a slow start in game two, UD scored five runs in the top of the ninth to earn a 6-3 victory. Spartans closer Justin Naval pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his fifth save of the year, tying the school record.

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    Softball Downs #14 Enroute to Tourney Semifinals

    The University of Dubuque softball opened the 2014 IIAC Tournament not the way they had planned, but they responded on Saturday by knocking the #14 Central College Dutch out of the tournament Saturday morning by a score of 5-4 and battled into 10 innings in the semifinals and lost to Buena Vista University 2-1. The tough IIAC competition proved itself with both semifinal contests being extended into extra innings.

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    Wolfe Leads Spartans to IIAC Title

    The University of Dubuque men's golf team won it's fourth IIAC Men's golf championship and it's first since 1975. Two factors remained the same, coach for this year's team champion and 1975 championship team was Jon Davison. The University of Dubuque captured its first men's golf title in 39 years after posting a 7-shot victory at the 2014 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Men's Golf Championships. With the victory, the Spartans automatically qualify for the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships May 13-16 at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.

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    Spartans Win 8-1 on the Final Day of the Regular Season

    The University of Dubuque Baseball team closed out the 2014 season with a split vs. Luther on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans won the opener 8-1 before being defeated 12-0 in the final game of the season. Dalton Garst did it all in the opener, allowing only three hits in six innings with no earned runs to earn the win on the mound while also picking up two hits at the plate.

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    Spartans Track & Field Continues to Improve at Monmouth

    The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams continued their upward trend of success in the outdoor season with numerous personal best performances and three school records at the Monmouth College Fighting Scots Invitational. The Spartans Brenda Breimon, Katelyn Herbig, and Conner Hirt all broke their own school records on Saturday. The UD men finished third of 11 teams while the women took fifth of 11 teams.

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    Men's Golf Prepare for NCAA Division III National Championships

    The NCAA Division III Men's Golf Committee has announced the teams and individuals selected to participate in the 2014 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships. The University of Dubuque men's golf team automatically qualified after winning the IIAC Championships on May 3. The championships will be held May 13-16, at Grandover Resort, in Greensboro, North Carolina. The championships will be hosted by Guilford College and the Greensboro Sports Commission.

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    Wolfe Repeats as Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week

    University of Dubuque senior golfer Eric Wolfe repeated as Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week and Men's Golfer of the Week. He won medalist honors and IIAC Golfer of the Year honors after an 11-shot victory at the 2014 Iowa Conference Championships.

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    2014 Men's Basketball Summer Camp & Shootout Info

    The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball program will be hosting a Boy's Basketball Shooting Camp from June 16-18th and a Boy's High School Shootout for Varsity and Junior Varsity teams on June 29th.

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    2014 Men's Basketball Team Awards Banquet

    The University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball team closed the books on a great season with their team banquet on Sunday April 25th. The Spartans squad had back-to-back 20 win seasons for the first time in school history and finished the 2013-14 season with a 21-5 overall record. UD was ranked as high as #23 in the nation after a 16-0 start to the season.

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    2014 Athletics Awards Banquet

    The University of Dubuque Athletic Department celebrated the 2013-14 Senior Student-Athletes on Monday, May 5th with its Senior Awards Banquet. Top awards handed out were Spartan Academic Achievement Award, Spartan Academic Student-Athlete Excellence Award, Student-Athlete of the Year, and Wendt Character Student-Athlete Award. Academic All-American and Athletic All-American were also recognized. A total of 59 seniors were honored during the ceremony.

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    Five Spartans Named All-IIAC Softball

    The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced its All-Conference Teams and major awards for the 2014 softball season with five Spartans earning recognition. Senior Amber Meyer and sophomore Ainsley Billesbach were named First Team All-IIAC. A trio of Spartans earned Second Team All-IIAC with Caitlin Aulwes, Hannah Koerperich, and Amanda Williams making the cut. UD finished the season with a school record 22 wins and qualified for the IIAC Tournament for the second straight year.

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    2014 IIAC Track and Field Championships

    The University of Dubuque track and field teams will compete in the 2014 Iowa Conference Championships this week, May 8-10. Luther College is this year's host school.

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    UD's Dobratz Wins Decathlon at Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships

    University of Dubuque's Tyler Dobratz captured the men's decathlon title at the Iowa Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a school record 6,155 points on Friday afternoon at Carlson Stadium on the campus of Luther College. Dobratz won by 142 points behind first place finishes in the shot put and discus. Nickolette McKenzie earned All-IIAC honors with a runner-up finish in the long jump.

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    Spartans Claim Six Individual Titles, 18 All-IIAC Performances

    The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams claimed six individual titles and earned 18 All-Iowa Conference performances at the 2014 IIAC Outdoor Track Championships at Luther College. In addition, the Spartans set six new school records. Rick Valcin won two events and earned All-IIAC in four events. Nickolette McKenzie won the women's triple jump and was all-conference in four events. The UD men finished in fourth place with 121 points while the women were fifth with 79 points.

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    Billesbach & Koerperich Named NFCA All-Midwest Region

    The University of Dubuque Softball team had two student-athletes named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division-III All-Midwest Region Team. The Spartans Ainsley Billesbach and Hannah Koerperich were Third Team All-Region selections.

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    Spartans Share American Football with France

    The University of Dubuque football team is preparing to pack their travel bags as the spring semester winds down and fly to Spain and France for a nine-day tour (May 20-28, 2014). Sightseeing intertwined with a football game against the Toulouse Bears in Toulouse, France. The Spartans will spend most of their time visiting sights around Barcelona, Spain, including an excursion to Montserrat Mountain Monastery.

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