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News Archives: May, 2013

Hanus Set to Participate in Vikings Rookie Minicamp

May 1, 2013
University of Dubuque senior quarterback Wyatt Hanus has been invited to participate in the Minnesota Vikings Rookie Minicamp. Hanus, the 2012 Iowa Conference Offensive MVP and Gagliardi Trophy finalist, will attend the Rookie Minicamp May 3rd through May 5th in Eden Prairie, Minn.

UD Social Justice Class to Hold Debate

May 2, 2013
On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., the University of Dubuque Social Justice honors class will hold a debate in Blades Chapel. The intent of the debate is to provide illumination on two controversial topics. Students will engage in parliamentary style debating which involves alternating rounds and audience participation. The pubic is encouraged to attend this open event.

Six Spartans Named NFF Hampshire Society Members

May 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque was honored to have six student-athletes earn 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society accolades. The Spartans earning honors include: Ian Cooper, Wyatt Hanus, Miles Hookstead, Trevor Runkle, Malcolm Stewart, and Stephan Vassalotti. The Iowa Conference was represented by 26 student-athletes from University of Dubuque, Central College, Luther College, Simpson College and Wartburg College.

Weather Forces Schedule Changes for Weekend Action

May 2, 2013
Due to inclement weather throughout the Midwest numerous University of Dubuque athletic teams have had their schedules changed. Iowa Conference Championship events for Softball, Men's Golf, and Men's Tennis have all had their schedules changed. The regular season finale for Baseball and Track & Field were also effected.

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.

Men's Basketball Team Awards Banquet

May 3, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball team closed the books on a great season with their team banquet on Sunday April 28th. The Spartans set a school record with 22 wins and captured its first ever Iowa Conference Tournament Championship during the 2012-13 season.

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 Continue Tournament Chase

May 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque Baseball teams bid for a place in the 2013 Iowa Conference Tournament will come down to the final day of the regular season. The Spartans split the Sunday doubleheader against Simpson, winning the opener 10-8 before dropping game two, 5-4. UD will need to sweep Simpson on Monday afternoon to earn a spot in the IIAC Tournament.

Spartans 4th at IIAC Championships

May 5, 2013
Spartans finish fourth in IIAC Championships, teammates Martin Odegard and Eric Wolfe earn All-Iowa Conference honors.

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 Conclude Regular Season

May 6, 2013
The University of Dubuque Baseball team finished its 2013 regular season on Monday afternoon with two games against Simpson. The Spartans needed to win both games to earn a spot in the Iowa Conference Tournament but lost the opener 8-6, eliminating them from contention. UD lost game two, 16-7. Dubuque finished the season with a record of 11-25 overall and 9-19 in the Iowa Conference under first year head coach Paul Wyczawski.

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.

Alumni Makes $10 Million Gift to University of Dubuque

May 9, 2013
President Jeffrey F. Bullock today announced a $10 million gift to the University of Dubuque. The multi-million dollar estate gift, designated for student scholarships and the endowment of Heritage Center was made by a university alumni couple who prefer to remain anonymous.

2013 Chlapaty Fellows Selected

May 9, 2013
Fourteen University of Dubuque students have been designated as Joseph and Linda Chlapaty Fellows for 2013. Selected by a faculty committee, the students will carry out their Fellowship projects the summer of 2013.

Track & Field at IIAC Outdoor Championships

May 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams will be competing at the 2013 Iowa Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. The Spartans will not have to travel far for the IIAC Championships with Loras hosting this year. During the 2013 Indoor Championships, the men's team finished in third place while the women's team tied for sixth.

Track at IIAC Outdoor Championships

May 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams will be competing at the 2013 Iowa Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. The Spartans will not have to travel far for the IIAC Championships with Loras hosting this year. During the 2013 Indoor Championships, the men's team finished in third place while the women's team tied for sixth.

Spartans to Host IIAC Baseball Tournament

May 10, 2013
The University of Dubuque will be the host school for the 2013 Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament to be held at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids on May 9-11. The Top-6 finishers in league play will compete in the double elimination tournament with the winner receiving the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Regional Championships.

Three School Records Fall at IIAC Championships

May 10, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams finished the first day of the 2013 Iowa Conference Championships with four student-athletes earning all-conference honors and setting three new school records. The UD men's team is in third place with 45.50 points while the Spartan women are in fifth with 19 points. The action continues on Saturday morning at Loras College with field events at 10:00 am.

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.

Three School Records Fall at IIAC Championships

May 10, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams finished the first day of the 2013 Iowa Conference Championships with four student-athletes earning all-conference honors and setting three new school records. The UD men's team is in third place with 45.50 points while the Spartan women are in fifth with 19 points. The action continues on Saturday morning at Loras College with field events at 10:00 am.

Opening Night at Heritage Center ~ Live Streaming Concert Link

May 11, 2013
Follow the link below to watch Opening Night at Heritage Center Symphony Concert via live video streaming: The concert begins at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 11. http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/dbqadmin.portal#

Athletics Awards Banquet

May 13, 2013
The University of Dubuque Athletic Department celebrated the 2013 Senior Student-Athletes at on Sunday, May 5th with its Senior Awards Banquet. Top awards handed out were Spartan Academic Achievement Award, Spartan Academic Athlete Excellence Award, Athlete of the Year, and Wendt Character Athlete Award.

Spartans Claim Two IIAC Titles, 14 Named All-IIAC

May 13, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams finished the 2013 Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships with 17 Spartans earning all-conference honors including Men’s 100m Dash Champion Corey Broussard and the Men’s 4x100m Relay team also taking first place. Head Coach Chad Gunnelson was named Men’s Co-Coach of the Year. The Spartans men’s team finished fourth overall with 117 points. The UD women’s team took sixth place with 50 points.

Women's Track Finishes Sixth at IIAC Championships

May 13, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams finished the 2013 Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships with 17 Spartans earning all-conference honors including Men’s 100m Dash Champion Corey Broussard and the Men’s 4x100m Relay team also taking first place. Head Coach Chad Gunnelson was named Men’s Co-Coach of the Year. The Spartans men’s team finished fourth overall with 117 points. The UD women’s team took sixth place with 50 points.

LoCasto Selected First Team Academic All-District

May 16, 2013
UD Women's Tennis student-athlete Stephanie LoCasto has been named First Team Academic All-District At-Large. LoCasto finished the year with 10 singles wins and a school record seven wins in doubles play.

Iben Named First Team Academic All-District

May 16, 2013
University of Dubuque Men’s Tennis student-athlete Shawn Iben (Clinton, Iowa/Camanche) has been named Division III First Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 At-Large. Iben was recently named the Spartan Academic Athlete Excellence Award winner for having the highest cumulative GPA among all UD senior student-athletes.

Spartans Named All-IIAC Baseball

May 17, 2013
The University of Dubuque Baseball team had three student-athletes named All-Iowa Conference. Spencer Kuehn was named 1st Team Outfielder. Jordan Gawronski (OF) and Nick Martin (2B) were chosen 2nd Team.

Spartans Set Two School Records in Relays

May 17, 2013
he University of Dubuque Track and Field teams looked to finish the season on a high note with school records and national championship qualifying performances in their last races of the season. The UD women set two school records while the men posted two NCAA DIII Championships qualifying performances.

Spartans Compete at Last Chance Meets

May 18, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams looked to finish the season on a high note with school records and national championship qualifying performances in their last races of the season. The Spartans traveled to UW-La Crosse on Thursday, May 16th for the UWL Last Chance Meet and the finished the regular season on Friday, May 17th at the North Central College Last Chance Meet. The UD women set two school records while the men posted two NCAA DIII Championships qualifying performances.

Broussard and Watson Headed to Outdoor Track Championships

May 19, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field had two student-athletes chosen to compete at the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. Corey Broussard will run in the 100m Dash while Christopher Watson will participate in the High Jump. The championships will begin on Thursday, May 23rd and continue until Saturday, May 25th on the campus of UW-La Crosse. Both Spartans will compete on Friday, May 24th.

UD Asst. Coach Munson Named to USA National Team Staff

May 22, 2013
University of Dubuque Baseball Assistant Coach Eric Munson has been named to the 2013 USA Baseball 18 and Under National Team coaching staff. Munson, a first year assistant for the Spartans, coached the hitters and catchers this past season. The 18U National Team will compete in Taichung, Chinese Taipei as a part of the IBAF AAA/18U World Cup from August 30 to September 8.

NCAA DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships Results

May 24, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams concluded the 2013 outdoor season with two qualifiers in the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships on Friday afternoon. On the track, Corey Broussard (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha South) finished with a time of 10.94 seconds in the 100m Dash. In field events, Christopher Watson (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West) completed his day with a final High Jump height of 6’-4.75” (1.95m).

University of Dubuque Inducts Two Members to Faculty Hall of Fame

May 29, 2013
The University of Dubuque inducted two new members into its Faculty Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Paul Jensen, associate professor of philosophy and religion, was recognized with the John Knox Coit Prize, and Leicester Longden, associate professor of evangelism and discipleship, was recognized with the William L. Lomax Award.

Dobratz and Zurbuchen Named Track & Field Academic All-District

May 30, 2013
The University of Dubuque placed three Track & Field student-athletes on the Capital One Academic All-District (District #8) First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for their performance in the classroom and on the track. To be selected the student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a sophomore or above. Spartans selected were Ashley Barwick, Tyler Dobratz, and Evan Zurbuchen.

Barwick Named Track & Field Academic All-District

May 30, 2013
The University of Dubuque placed three Track & Field student-athletes on the Capital One Academic All-District (District #8) First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for their performance in the classroom and on the track. To be selected the student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a sophomore or above. Spartans selected were Ashley Barwick, Tyler Dobratz, and Evan Zurbuchen.

Spartans Place 32 on Spring Academic All-IIAC List

May 31, 2013
The University of Dubuque placed 32 Student-Athletes on the Spring Academic All-Iowa Conference Team. To be eligible for the IIAC All-Academic Team a Student-Athlete must compete at the varsity level, be least a sophomore in academic standing, have attended the nominating institution for at least one academic year, and attain a 3.5 or better grade point average. UD Women’s Track and Field led all Spartan spring team with eight honorees.