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News Archives: October, 2013

Spartans Blank Monmouth 9-0

Oct 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque women's tennis found the warm weather on Tuesday to their liking as they swept past Monmouth College by a 9-0 score.

Spartans Keep Dutch Winless in League Play

Oct 1, 2013
The Universty of Dubuque volleyball team captured the Iowa Conference match-up on Tuesday night on Jon Davison Court over the Central College Dutch by a 3-2 score (25-22, 12-25, 25-23, 25-27, 15-12). The two squads were a vision of balance, one team would surge, then the other would rally back. In the end it was the Spartans capturing the fifth set and match by a 15-12 score.

UD to Host 2013 Track & Field Coaches Clinic

Oct 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque is proud to announce that registration is open for the 2013 Track & Field Coaches Clinic. The one day clinic will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2013 with registration beginning at 9:00 am. The first of the days four clinics begins at 9:45 am. Top college and high school coaches from throughout the midwest will speak throughout the day.

UD Track & Field Academy

Oct 1, 2013
Join the University of Dubuque Track & Field coaching staff, along with other area college and high school coaches for event specific training and development. The academy will be held at the state-of-the-art indoor track located inside the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center. The three week academy is designed to provide the participant with a great experience, and prepare you for a successful track and field season. The academy begins on January 12th with registration beginning at 8:30 am.

Carter Named a NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award Semifinalist

Oct 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team's Tyson Carter has been selected as one of the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the 170 candidates for the 2013 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments.

Sieverding Chosen for Iowa High School Athletics Hall of Fame

Oct 2, 2013
University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball Head Coach Robbie Sieverding was announced as one of the newest members of the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Sieverding prepped at Bellevue Marquette High School before staring at the University of Northern Iowa. Induction ceremonies will be held on March 15th during the state tournament.

Spartans Improve to 8-2 with Win Against Central

Oct 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women’s Soccer team improved to 8-2 on the season with a victory over Central on Wednesday afternoon. The Spartans 4-1 victory on Oyen Field improved their home record to 6-1 on the year. UD held Central without a shot on goal in the second half. Dubuque is now 1-1-0 in Iowa Conference play.

Men's Soccer Wins Overtime Thriller

Oct 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team pulled out an overtime victory over Central College on Wednesday night on Oyen Field. The Spartans Cory Winkler scored 46 seconds into overtime to give UD a 3-2 win. Dubuque is now 2-7-1 overall and 1-1 in Iowa Conference action.

Ripley Smith to Speak at Wendt Center for Character Education Fall Lecture

Oct 2, 2013
On Monday, October 14, the University of Dubuque’s Wendt Center for Character Education’s will host a lecture by professor and activist, L. Ripley Smith (C’97). The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. The event is free and open to the public.

University of Dubuque Celebrates Homecoming 2013

Oct 2, 2013
University of Dubuque alumni/ae will return to campus for the University’s 160th Homecoming Celebration, October 10 - 13, 2013. Spartan Nation – Come Home to the Arts is the theme for this year’s gathering of alumni/ae and families.

University of Dubuque to Dedicate Heritage Center

Oct 2, 2013
On Sunday morning, October 13, the University of Dubuque will officially dedicate the new Heritage Center. The Festival Worship Service and Dedication of Heritage Center will begin at 11:00 a.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall of Heritage Center.

Live at Heritage Center presents Preeminent Folk Music Group, Ensemble Galilei

Oct 2, 2013
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s new performing arts, worship, and campus center, continues its inaugural Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Ensemble Galilei: First Person Seeing America on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. Captivating narration by professional actors Lily Knight and Adrian LaTourelle combine with iconic images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the evocative music of Ensemble Galilei to create a powerful performance.

IIAC Women's Tennis Individual Tournament Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

Oct 3, 2013
The 2013 Iowa Conference Women's Tennis Individual Tournament scheudled for Friday, October 6th through Saturday, October 7th has been cancelled. The threat of severe weather in the Decorah area has forced the tournament to be called off without a makeup date.

Spartans 7th at IIAC Championships

Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque women's golf team battled stormy conditions on the final weekend of the IIAC Women's Golf Championships to finish seventh. Spartans led by Lauren Smith who finished with a 358 (91, 89, 93, 85) to tie for 20th overall.

Spartan Open IIAC With Victory Over Dutch

Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team opened league play on Saturday with a 23-21 victory over the Central College Dutch on Chalmers Field. The Spartans led early 3-0 and at halftime 10-7 and stretched the lead in the final half to 23-14 before the Dutch scored in the final minute of play to slice the Spartan lead to 23-21 as time expired.

Women's Soccer Shutout on the Road

Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team went on the road for the first time this year since Iowa Conference play began. The Spartans were unable to get the offense going in the 2-0 loss the Luther College, who is undefeated in the IIAC. UD and Luther were tied at 0-0 at halftime.

Double Overtime Loss for Men's Soccer

Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team once again found themselves needing extra time to decide the outcome. The Spartans lost to Luther College 2-1 in two overtimes on Saturday night. UD has played five overtime games already this season.

Spartan Men Take 10th at Warrior Invitational

Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men’s Cross Country team competed at the Warrior Invitation hosted by Wisconsin Luther College on Saturday. The Spartans tied for 10th of 25 teams with 257 points. Payton Nevills was the top UD finisher in 19th place (of 234 runners).

Ninth Place for Spartan Women at Wisconsin Lutheran

Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women’s Cross Country team competed at the Warrior Invitation hosted by Wisconsin Luther College on Saturday. The Spartans finished 9th in the 29 team race with 280 points. Brenda Nava led UD with a time of 25:14.9 in the 6,000 meter race at Greenfield Park.

Spartans at SMU Cardinal Invitational

Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque Volleyball team took part in the inaugural SMU Cardinal Invitational, hosted by St. Mary's University (MN) on Friday night and Saturday morning. The Spartans opened the weekend with a 3-1 win over Augustana before losing to #10 St. Benedict in their second match of the day. UD would lose both matches on Saturday 3-0 against St. Mary's and #19 Augsburg. Katelyn Herbig was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Wolfe Leads Spartans to Viterbo Invite Title

Oct 7, 2013
The University of Dubuque men's golf team was a stroke out of the lead (297) after the opening round of Viterbo Ronnie Eastman Invitational on Sunday, Oct. 6. Monday the team battled back to shoot the low round (295) to claim the team title with a score of 592.

Prull Earns IIAC Performer of the Week

Oct 7, 2013
University of Dubuque kicker Curtis Prull was named IIAC Football (Special Teams) Performer of the Week. Prull set a new school record with three field goals in the Spartans 23-21 victory over Central College. The sophomore made field goals of 20, 24, and 37 yards. He was also 2-2 on extra point attempts.

Snitker Named IIAC Performer of the Week

Oct 7, 2013
University of Dubuque linebacker Blaine Snitker (Waukon, Iowa/Waukon) was named IIAC Football (Defensive) Performer of the Week. The sophomore outside linebacker finished with 7 tackles (five solo), a sack, and an interception in which he returned 31 yards for a touchdown in the Spartans 23-21 victory over Central College.

Spartans Downed by Norse

Oct 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team rallied late in the third set before the visiting Luther College Norse captured the final set 25-23 to take the match 3-0. Luther captured the opening set with strong hitting 25-20 and held the Spartans hitters at bay in the second set by a 25-14 score.

Spartans Shutout Cornell

Oct 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team picked up their third shutout of the year with a 2-0 win against Cornell College. The Spartans victory was their seventh straight over Cornell with a combined score of 28-5 during the winning streak. UD took the lead early in the first half on a goal by Katie Lynn.

Spartans Win in Overtime

Oct 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team is becoming quite familiar with overtime sessions after going into OT for the third straight game and sixth time this season. The Spartans beat Grinnell 1-0 in the 95th minute on a goal by Gonzalo Hernandez. UD held Grinnell without a shot in the first half.

UD to Host 2013 Track & Field Coaches Clinic

Oct 10, 2013
The University of Dubuque is proud to announce that registration is open for the 2013 Track & Field Coaches Clinic. The one day clinic will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2013 with registration beginning at 9:00 am. The first of the days four clinics begins at 9:45 am. Top college and high school coaches from throughout the midwest will speak throughout the day.

UD Track & Field Academy

Oct 10, 2013
Join the University of Dubuque Track & Field coaching staff, along with other area college and high school coaches for event specific training and development. The three week academy is designed to provide the participant with a great experience, and prepare you for a successful track and field season. The academy begins on January 12th.

2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Oct 11, 2013
The University of Dubuque will induct the 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Class on October 12, 2013. This year's honorees are: Greg Ortberg (Class of 2000) and the the 1959 Cross Country Team. Jerry Petitgoue (Class of 1963) will be inducted into the Hall of Distinction.

Spartans Score Early in Homecoming Victory

Oct 12, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team scored twice in just 5:06 of Saturday's game to remain perfect in Iowa Conference play with a 2-0 record. The Spartans shocked the Luther Norse with a nine play 49 yard scoring drive in 4:21 on a 10 yard pass from Bryan Bradshaw to Chris Bagley. The ensuing kick-off bounced off the Norse return specialist and the Spartans recovered on the Norse 10 yard line. Two plays later Kyle Acker rushed from six yards and a Spartan touchdown. The Spartans never trailed in the 56-20 victory over Luther College on homecoming.

Spartans Win 50th IIAC Game

Oct 12, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team won the 50th Iowa Conference Regular Season game in the programs history on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans used two second half goal, scored less than 20 seconds apart, to pull away from Coe for a 3-1 victory. Midfielder Katie Lynn assisted on all three UD goals.

Spartans Win on the Road

Oct 12, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team picked up a hard earned IIAC road victory on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans 2-1 victory over Coe was their first road victory of the year. Gonzalo Hernandez scored what turned out to be the game winner on a Penalty Kick in the 80th minute of play.

Busjahn Leads Spartans at Coe

Oct 12, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women’s Cross Country team competed at the Lamb/Kohawk Invitational hosted by Coe College on Saturday morning. The Spartans finished fifth of five teams with 112 points. Rachael Busjahn led UD with a ninth place finish at 24:41.1 on the 6,000 meter course at Noelridge Park.

Men's Cross Country Finishes Sixth at Lamb/Kohawk Invite

Oct 12, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men’s Cross Country team took part in the Lamb/Kohawk Invitational. The Spartans finished in sixth place with 155 points. Jordan Murray edged teammate Javier Rodriguez by .3 seconds as the top UD finisher on the 8,000 meter course at Noelridge Park.

Spartan Men's Golf Among the Best in the Division III

Oct 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque Spartans men’s golf team has been working toward a moment like this fall for the past three years.

Duncan Named IIAC Performer of the Week

Oct 14, 2013
University of Dubuque junior Tiffany Duncan was named IIAC Women’s Soccer (Defensive) Performer of the Week. Duncan recorded four saves in the Spartans 2-0 shutout win against Cornell. She won her 10th game of the year against Coe in which she had one save in the 2-1 victory.

Hernandez Named Iowa Conference Performer of the Week

Oct 14, 2013
University of Dubuque freshman Gonzalo Hernandez was named IIAC Men’s Soccer (Offensive) Performer of the Week. Hernandez scored two game winning goals to help UD to a 2-0 record in the week.

Spartans Lose Defensive Showdown

Oct 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer was unable to get the offense going on Wednesday night at UW-Platteville. The Spartans 1-0 loss to the Pioneers featured two teams with shutdown defenses. UD boastes a 1.06 goals against average while UWP holds a 1.13 goals against average. The sixth ranked regionally Spartans are 10-4-0 on the year.

Spartans Bitten by Kohawks on the Road

Oct 17, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team dropped a league match on Wednesday evening to the host Coe College Kohawks by a 0-3 score. Set scores were 19-25, 21-25, 16-25. Despite the loss for the Spartans, they remain battling for the final qualifying spot for the IIAC Tournament. The Spartans are in a three-way tie for the final spot with Buena Vista University and Central College with 1-4 IIAC records.

University of Dubuque Heritage Center Announces SchoolBus Performance Series

Oct 17, 2013
The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the launch of its newest performing arts initiative, Live at Heritage Center SchoolBus Performance Series. Beginning Winter 2014, this annual series will provide learning opportunities for K-8 students throughout the entire tri-state area.

2013 Student-Athlete Park Clean-A-Thon Oct. 20

Oct 18, 2013
The University Dubuque student-athletes will donate their time to travel around to city parks to pick up trash and debris in their annual UD Park Clean-A-Thon. Members of the 23 sports teams will take this opportunity to help maintain Dubuque's beautiful parks while fundraising for the UD Spartan Athletic program through donations. UD student-athletes will provide a community service to the Dubuque area by cleaning 15 area parks on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Spartans Victorious Over #21-Ranked Coe

Oct 19, 2013
The battle of the unbeatens in Iowa Conference play on Saturday was reduced by one on Saturday. The University of Dubuque Spartans (4-2 overall, 3-0 in IIAC) scored early and often as they captured the contest over the #21-ranked Coe College Kohawks on their homecoming by a 38-14 score. It was the Kohawks first loss of the season and dropped them to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in IIAC action.

Spartans Improve to 7-1 at Home

Oct 19, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team tied a school record for home wins in a season with their seventh win of the year on Oyen Field. The Spartans defeated Wartburg 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. Alexandra Watkins became the fourth Spartan to score 100 career points with her game winning goal in the 72nd minute of play.

Spartans Lose to #14 Wartburg

Oct 19, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team once again found themselves matched up with one of the nations top teams. The Spartans pushed #14 Wartburg to the very end but lost 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. UD held Wartburg without a shot on goal in the first half.

Six Spartans PR at Dr. Tucker Invite

Oct 20, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team found its stride on Friday afternoon at the Dr. Tucker Invitational hosted by Loras College. Running at the Dubuque Soccer Complex, six of seven UD runners finished with new personal record times at 6,000 meters. Rachel Busjahn paced the Spartans in 18th place at 24:20.5, the ninth fastest time in UD history.

Men's Cross Country at Dr. Tucker

Oct 20, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team took advantage of the opportunity to run in town at the Dubuque Soccer Complex by competing in the Dr. Tucker Invitational, hosted by Loras College. UD and Loras each use the Soccer Complex as their home course so the Spartans were familiar with the terrain. Payton Nevills led Dubuque through the 8,000 meter course with a time of 27:29.3 and 12th place.

Spartans Receive Votes in D3football Top 25 and Coaches Poll

Oct 21, 2013
The University of Dubuque Football team is beginning to receive national recognition in the polls after their 38-14 win over previously unbeaten Coe College. UD received 14 votes in the D3football Top 25 for Week 7 and 13 votes in the AFCA Division III Coaches Poll. The Spartans are off to a 4-2 start and sit atop the Iowa Conference at 3-0.

Bradshaw Named Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week

Oct 21, 2013
University of Dubuque senior Bryan Bradshaw was named Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week and IIAC Football (Offensive) Performer of the Week. Bradshaw completed 17 of 26 passes for 311 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans 38-14 victory over previously unbeaten Coe College.

UD to Host Streamlines Conference

Oct 21, 2013
On Saturday, November 9, The University of Dubuque will host the sixth annual Streamlines: An Undergraduate Conference Celebrating Language, Literature, and Writing. The event will be held in the new Heritage Center on the University of Dubuque campus. Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, will deliver this year’s keynote address, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Butler Hall. The keynote address will be free and open to the public for the first time in Streamlines history.

Spartans Shutout Carthage

Oct 22, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team came out on top in a match-up of regionally ranked teams on Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans 1-0 win against Carthage College set a school record for home wins in a single season with eight victories. UD finished with a 22-14 advantage in shots.

Spartans Win at Home

Oct 22, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team bounced back after a tough loss on Saturday against #14 Wartburg with a 2-1 victory over North Central College (6-6-3). The Spartans victory against NCC came as a result of two second half goals and numerous spectacular stops by the Dubuque defense.

UD DNAS Department to Present Seminar

Oct 22, 2013
UD DNAS Department Seminar Series Presents: “A Tale of Cold Blood: Changes in the Clotting Properties of Blood in Hibernating Amphibians and Reptiles”


UD DNAS Department to Present Seminar

Oct 22, 2013
UD DNAS Department Seminar Series Presents: “A Tale of Cold Blood: Changes in the Clotting Properties of Blood in Hibernating Amphibians and Reptiles”


Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Executive, William Testa, to Speak at UD

Oct 22, 2013
On Wednesday, November 6, the University of Dubuque will host Dr. William Testa of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for a public lecture titled The Midwest Economy: Past and Future. Testa’s presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Charles and Romona Myers Center Auditorium (Room 146), and is free and open to the public.

UD Wrestling Ranked 25th in NWCA Coaches Poll

Oct 24, 2013
The University of Dubuque Wrestling team is ranked 25th in the NWCA Preseason D-III Poll. The Spartans are coming off a 2012-13 season in which they finished with a 10-8 overall record and tied for third place in the IIAC at 4-3. UD returns three National Qualifiers and four All-Iowa Conference honorees.

Spartans Suffer First IIAC Loss 15-22

Oct 26, 2013
The University of Dubuque Spartans were looking to remain unbeaten in Iowa Conference play on Saturday, but the visiting Wartburg College Knights scored on a 17 yard pass play with :35 seconds left of the game to take the lead and the victory by a 22-15 score.

Spartans Score Six Goals on Senior Day

Oct 26, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team left little doubt that they would be celebrating a victory on Senior Day. The Spartans came away with a 6-0 victory over Buena Vista on Saturday afternoon at Oyen Field. UD held a 33-3 advantage in shots for the game including a 19-1 lead in the first period.

Winkler with Hat Trick in Senior Day Win

Oct 26, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team continued its strong finish to the 2013 regular season with a 4-0 victory against Buena Vista. The Spartans have won four of their last five games while outscoring their opponents 10-4 in those games. Senior Cory Winkler scored three goals on Senior Day.

Graefen Named Iowa Conference Performer of the Week

Oct 29, 2013
University of Dubuque junior Kelsey Graefen (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central) was named IIAC Women’s Soccer (Defensive) Performer of the Week. Graefen scored the game winning goal on a header against Carthage. The Spartans did not allow a goal last week.

Spartans Finish Regular Season at 14-4

Oct 29, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women’s Soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 1-0 win against Simpson on Tuesday afternoon. The victory was the fourth straight for the Spartans. Alexandra Watkins game winning goal was the 12th of her career, tying a school record. Dubuque finished the regular season with a 14-4-0 record and tied for second place in the Iowa Conference at 5-2.

Spartans Ready for IIAC Tournament

Oct 29, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men’s Soccer team will be forced to make a return trip to Simpson after losing 3-0 on Tuesday night. The loss makes the Spartans the five seed in the upcoming Iowa Conference Tournament and will face the fourth seeded Storm. UD finished the regular season with a 6-10-1 overall record and 3-4 in the Iowa Conference.

Spartans Earn #5 Seed in IIAC Tourney

Oct 30, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team overcame a pressure situation on Wednesday night. The Spartans captured set one 25-19 before losing the following two matches (21-25, 22-25). Facing a near end of their conference season, the Spartans responded by taking the fourth set 25-21 and carrying the momentum into the fifth set where they captured the match and the set with a 15-13 score.