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Women's Softball

2012 Softball Awards Banquet

May 7, 2012
2012 Softball Team Awards and Season Accomplishments.

Dole and Nearad Named Second Team All-Conference

May 9, 2012
Shawna Dole and Jessica Nearad were named Second Team All-Iowa Conference in 2012. Amber Meyer earned Honorable Mention.

Spartans Finish 1-3 at Finlandia Dome Tournament

Feb 24, 2013
The University of Dubuque Softball team began the 2013 season on the road at the Finlandia Dome Tournament. UD opened the season on Saturday, February 23rd with a season opening loss to Carroll University before rallying in the second game to beat UW-Superior. Dubuque went 0-2 on February 24th with losses to UW-Oshkosh and UW-River Falls to finish the road trip with a 1-3 record.

Softball on Spring Break in Florida

Mar 11, 2013
The University of Dubuque softball team is anxious to continue their season this week in the warm sunshine of Florida over spring break. The Spartans leave by charter bus on Friday, March 15 and will play 10 games while in Clermont, Florida at the 2013 National Training Center Spring Games.

Meyer Named IIAC Female Athlete of the Week

Mar 25, 2013
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today that University of Dubuque softball player Amber Meyer has been named IIAC Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 24, 2013. In eight games last week, Meyer hit .583 (14-24) with two homeruns, eight runs scored, eight runs batted in, and stole five bases.

Spartans Host Duhawks in Strike Out Cancer Game

Mar 27, 2013
The University of Dubuque and Loras College Softball teams will join the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and the American Cancer Society in the effort to StrikeOut Cancer on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Chlapaty Outdoor Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Dubuque. Game time is 3:00 pm.

Spartans Sweep Duhawks

Apr 3, 2013
The University of Dubuque softball team accomplished what hasn't been done since 1998, a sweep of across town rival the Loras Duhawks. The Spartans won Game 1, 6-3 and took Game 2 in 5-Innings by the score of 11-2.

Spartans Play Errorless Defense in Loss to UW-La Crosse

Apr 4, 2013
The University of Dubuque Spartans Softball team was held to four total hits on Thursday by the visiting UW-La Crosse Eagles. UD lost the opener 0-3 and lost the night cap 0-1 despite playing errorless ball in both contests.

Spartans Sweep #12 Simpson Storm

Apr 7, 2013
Last year the Spartans broke a 52 game non-winning streak against the Simpson College Storm, this year they extended their streak to three wins in a row with a sweep of the Storm on Sunday by scores of 1-0 and 6-3 in front of near capacity crowd.

Spartans Split with #17 Central Dutch

Apr 13, 2013
The University of Dubuque softball team remained tied for the Iowa Conference lead after Saturday. The #17-ranked Central Dutch were tied for the league lead at a perfect 4-0 with the Spartans and after Saturday they were still tied after earning a split. The Spartans dropped the opener 2-10 in five innings, but fought back and captured game two in dramatic fashion 5-3.

Spartans Battle #9 Norse

Apr 15, 2013
The University of Dubuque softball faced it's third top-ranked team in a week on Monday. A rain delayed doubleheader to #9-ranked Luther College Norse was finally completed, and it favored the Norse at the end of the day. Luther captured game one by a score of 10-7, and in game two the Norse took the contest by a 9-1 in five innings.

Spartans Swept on Senior Day

Apr 20, 2013
The University of Dubuque softball team was looking to wrap up an automatic bid into the 2013 IIAC Tournament on Senior Day, but it was the visiting Buena Vista University Beavers which kept their hopes alive by taking both games on Saturday.

Spartans Hold Wartburg Scoreless

Apr 24, 2013
The University of Dubuque softball team sealed their entry into the 2013 Iowa Conference Tournament with a sweep of the Wartburg College Knights on Wednesday afternoon. UD held the Knights to just a pair of hits in the first game and won by a 4-0 score. In the second game of the doubleheader, the Spartans improved on their first game performance by allowing just one hit in game two, capturing the series with a 7-0 victory.

Spartans Fall to #10-ranked Coe

Apr 27, 2013
Despite dropping the pair of games on Saturday, the Spartans are the #5 seed in the 2013 Iowa Conference Tournament which begins on May 2 hosted by Coe College. The Spartans will play Simpson College at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2.

UD Softball Ranked in NCAA Regional Poll

May 3, 2013
The University of Dubuque Softball team made school history by making its first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Softball Rankings. The Spartans are #8 in the May 2nd Midwest Region Rankings. UD is 15-17 overall, 12-13 in region and 7-7 in the Iowa Conference.

Spartans Win Conference Tournament Opener

May 4, 2013
The University of Dubuque can cross another first off it's list this season, the Spartans won the opening game of the 2013 Iowa Conference Softball Tournament in thrilling fashion on Saturday. It was UD's first win in the conference tournament and for the Spartans fans it was beyond exciting. The #5-seeded Spartans upset the #4-seeded Simpson College Storm by a 2-1 margin.

Spartans Score First in IIAC Tournament Semi-finals

May 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque softball team scored first in the Iowa Conference Tournament Semi-finals on Sunday morning, but the top-seeded hosts of Coe College battled back to take the contest by a 5-3 score.

Spartans Named All-IIAC Softball

May 7, 2013
The University of Dubuque Softball team had four student-athletes named All-Iowa Conference for the 2013 season. Amber Meyer was named First Team Utility. Susan Danielewski, Shawna Dole, and Meggie Schmidt were Second Team selections.

Meyer Named NFCA All-Region

May 10, 2013
University of Dubuque junior Amber Meyer was selected Third Team All-Midwest Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Meyer, a First Team All-Iowa Conference selection, led the Spartans in hits, runs, RBI, home runs, total bases, walks, steals, batting average, on base percentage, and slugging percentage.