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News Archives: November, 2013

Spartans Sweep on Senior Night

Nov 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team swept past the Aurora University Spartans on Senior Night on Friday by a 3-0 match score. The Spartans set scores were 25-23, 25-18, 25-21.

Spartans Fall 85-66 to UNI

Nov 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team looks to be among the best in Division III in 2013-14. On Friday night, they played one of the top Mid-Majors in Division I in the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The Spartans lost to UNI 85-66 in the Exhibition Game at the McLeod Center in front of 3,278 fans. Chris Frazier and Lucas Ware led UD in scoring with 15 points each.

Spartans Travel to Drake

Nov 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team faced a tough challenege on Friday night on the road at Division I Drake University. The Spartans were unable to slow the Bulldog offense in the 98-59 defeat. Jessica Goetz and Jenna Kotas led Dubuque on offense with 15 points each. UD is coming off a 2012-13 season in which they won a school record 20 games and advanced to the finals of the Iowa Conference Tournament.

Wendt Character Scholars Promote a Gratitude Week at UD

Nov 1, 2013
During the week of November 11, the University of Dubuque Wendt Character Scholars will celebrate Gratitude Week. The week will focus on how simply giving thanks can be a humbling experience, and can make a huge difference in a person’s life.

UD Fall Theatre Production Focuses on Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Nov 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque Department of Fine & Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club will present The Forgiving and The Forgetting written by UD Theatre Professor Amy Ressler with Jade Angelica, founder and director of Healing Moments Alzheimer’s Ministry. With original music and lyrics by songwriter Karen Buechele, this original drama tells the story of two siblings whose mother has Alzheimer’s Disease. An especially relevant work for caregivers of persons with dementia, the play will be a featured part of the November 7 Alzheimer’s Association conference on the University of Dubuque campus. There will also be post-show discussions with the actors and the writers after each evening performance.

Spartans Lose High Scoring, Record Breaking Day

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque football began the afternoon looking to hold on to a tie for the conference lead, but for the second week in a row, UD lost the lead in the final seconds. UD led 46-43 with 1:31 left in the contest with the ball on the Simpson 35 yard line. The Storm scored on a touchdown to the corner of the endzone capping off a six play 65 yard drive in just :58 seconds. UD moved the ball ball inside the Storm 48 yard line with just :02 left on the clock. As time ran out the Spartans last pass attempt to the endzone was knocked away by a Storm defender.

Pair of PK's End Spartans Season

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team had its 2013 season come to an end in the 1st Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament. The fifth seeded Spartans loss to fourth seeded Simpson 2-1 with both Storm goals coming on Penalty Kicks. Daniel Morris scored in the 85th minute as UD attempted a late comeback. Dubuque ends the season with a 6-11-1 overall record.

Spartans Advance to IIAC Tournament Semifinals

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team advanced to the Iowa Conference Tournament Semifinals with a 3-0 victory over Simpson College. Senior Alexandra Watkins had a hand in all three UD goals with a goal and two assists. The Spartans will play at Luther on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm in the IIAC Tourney Semifinals.

Men's Cross Country at IIAC Championships

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team finished in eighth place at the Iowa Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning. The 8,000 meter race at the Central College Cross Country Course proved to be a difficulty course for the group. Payton Nevills led UD with a time of 26:56.0 in 26th place.

Spartans Seventh at IIAC Championships

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team finished in seventh place at the 2013 IIAC Cross Country Championships, hosted by Central. The Spartans top finisher on the 6,000 meter course was Fabiola Ortiz in 30th place overall at 24:43.2. A total of 120 runners competed on Saturday morning at the Central College Cross Country Course. UD will now begin preparing for the NCAA DIII Central Regional at St. Olaf College on November 16th.

Iowa Conference Performer of the Week Honors for Graefen and Watkins

Nov 4, 2013
University of Dubuque junior Kelsey Graefen repeated as the IIAC Women’s Soccer (Defensive) Performer of the Week and senior Alexandra Watkins was named IIAC Women's Soccer (Offensive) Performer of the Week for the second time this season. The Spartans went 2-0 on the week with a 1-0 win at Simpson in the regular season finale and a 3-0 win over Simpson at Oyen Field in the 1st Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament.

Spartans Season Ends In IIAC Tourney

Nov 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team's season ended on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 2013 Iowa Conference volleyball tournament with a 1-3 loss to the Luther College Norse.

Bradshaw Named to D3football.com Team of the Week

Nov 5, 2013
University of Dubuque senior Bryan Bradshaw has been named to the Week 9 (Nov. 1-2) D3football.com Team of the Week. Bradshaw set UD and Iowa Conference records with 500 yards passing and 513 yards of total offense vs. Simpson.

Women’s Soccer Headed to IIAC Championship Game

Nov 6, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women’s Soccer team earned a repeat trip to the Iowa Conference Tournament Championship Game with a 1-0 win at Luther. Katie Lynn (Fox River Grove, Ill./Barrington) scored the game winner in the 64th minute as the Spartans and Norse battled temperatures in the low 30’s on Wednesday night. The UD victory set a new school record for wins in a season with 16!

Basierak Voted First Team Academic All-District

Nov 7, 2013
University of Dubuque sophomore Klaudia Basierak has been named to the First Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District (District #8) Volleyball 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. She is an Elementary Education major with a 4.0 GPA. Basierak finished the 2013 season with a team high 366 kills, 1234 attack attempts and 14 double-doubles (Kills-Digs).

Spartans Place Four on First Team Academic All-District Team

Nov 7, 2013
The University of Dubuque Football team placed four student-athletes on the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team as selected by CoSIDA for their performance in the classroom, in the community, and on the football field. Spartans selected were Tyson Carter, Doug Lillibridge, Zach Marotta, and Blaine Snitker. The 2013 voting marks the third straight year that the Spartans have placed four individuals on the First Team and 14 total all-district honorees in Head Coach Stan Zweifel’s five seasons at UD.

Spartans Blank Duhawks for Second Consecutive Year

Nov 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque Spartan football team kept the key in the 2013 Key City Clash and extended the streak to three consecutive victories. The Spartans have outscored the Duhawks 101-0 the past two seasons (45-0 in 2012 and 56-0 in 2013). The host Spartans converted in all six redzone opportunities in the 56-0 romp on Chalmers Field.

Spartans Finish Season with School Record 16 Wins

Nov 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team had their season come to end on Saturday night in the Iowa Conference Tournament Championship Game. The Spartans were unable to overcome an early deficit in the 2-0 loss to Loras College. UD has made it to the IIAC Tournament Finals in back-to-back years and three of the last five years. Dubuque finishes the 2013 season with a 16-5-0 record.

Loras Open Results

Nov 9, 2013
Derek Mizaur paces the Spartans at Loras Open with a fourth place finish at 174 lbs. (Gold Bracket),

Basierak Named First Team All-IIAC Volleyball

Nov 9, 2013
University of Dubuque sophomore Klaudia Basierak was named First Team All-Iowa Conference for the second straight year while junior Amy Tranel was selected Honorable Mention. Basierak finished the year second in the conference with 95 kills in IIAC only games and second overall with 366 kills. UD qualified for the IIAC Tournament for the third consecutive year.

Giraldi Named Head Women’s and Men’s Tennis Coach

Nov 12, 2013
Claudio Giraldi (C’11) has been named Head Women’s and Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of Dubuque, Director of Athletics Dan Runkle announced today.

Giraldi Named Head Women’s and Men’s Tennis Coach

Nov 12, 2013
Claudio Giraldi (C’11) has been named Head Women’s and Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of Dubuque, Director of Athletics Dan Runkle announced today.

Travis and Kubica Ranked for Spartans

Nov 14, 2013
The Spartans have two wrestlers ranked individually. Brian Travis (Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla./Northside Ch.) is ranked third in the 141 lbs. class. Joining him is Joseph Kubica (Jr., Lake Park, Ill./Lake Park) who is ranked 10th in the 165 weight class.

Edgewood College Tip-off Classic Schedule

Nov 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque women's basketball team kicks off their regular season this week at the 2013 Edgewood College Tip-Off Classic on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 16-17.

Men' Basketball At Univ. of Northwestern Tip--Off Touney

Nov 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team begins play this weekend at the University of Northwestern ACR Homes Tip-Off Tournament in Saint Paul, Minn. The Spartans face North Central on Friday night and Northwestern on Saturday evening.

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary Students Receives Apollos Scholarship

Nov 14, 2013
The Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation has recently announced the recipients of the Apollos Scholarship Program. Apollos scholarship awards continue the tradition of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Omaha, which opened in the fall of 1891.

Men’s Basketball Picked First in IIAC Coaches Preseason Poll

Nov 15, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball team, 2013 Iowa Conference Tournament Champions, have been named the favorite by the conference coaches in the Preseason Poll. The Spartans set a school record with 22 wins last season while qualifying for the NCAA Tournament. UD received four of seven possible first place votes and 53 points.

Spartan Softball to Host Camps

Nov 15, 2013
The University of Dubuque softball team will be hosting their annual softball camps for grades 9-12 in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellenss Center on Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Jan. 11, and Feb. 9.

Women’s Basketball Picked Fifth in IIAC Coaches Preseason Poll

Nov 15, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women’s Basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Iowa Conference Coaches Preseason Poll. The Spartans set a school record with 20 wins last season while advancing to the IIAC Tournament Championship Game. UD returns four starters from last season record setting team.

Spartans Win by 18 in Opener

Nov 15, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team opened the 2013-14 season in convincing fashion on Friday night. The Spartans used a 10-2 run to open the second half to coast to a 88-70 victory over North Central University (Minn) at the Northwestern Tip-Off Tournament. Brandon Ferguson led four Spartans in double figures with 18 points off the bench. UD finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field.

Five UD Students Chosen for Iowa College All-State Honor Band

Nov 15, 2013
Five University of Dubuque band students were recently selected for membership in the 2013 Iowa College All-State Honor Band.

Spartans Open Dual Meet Season

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque wrestling team opened their dual meet schedule on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Spartans dropped the first match to the host Vikings vy a 13-22 score, but rallied back to beat Knox College in the second dual of the afternoon by a score of 40-12.

Spartans Bitten by Beavers in Final Minute

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team would like to get three minutes back this season. On the road at the Buena Vista University Beavers on Saturday, the Spartans were feeling confident leading by nine points with 5:22 left of the game 28-19. BV used a nine play 60 yard drive in 2:29 to pull within two points 26-28 on a two yard touchdown run. The Beavers attempted an onside kick and successfully recovered with 2:47 remaining. BV used five plays and moved the ball to the Spartan 15 yard line for the 25 yard field goal and it was good for the lead 29-28. UD would get the ball with just 58 seconds left and moved the ball down to the BV 25 yardline. The Spartans aired it out to the endzone and the pass was incomplete as time ran out, 29-28 favoring BV. For the second week in a row, the host Beavers captured the win in the final minute. The two teams would finish the Iowa Conference 4-3.

Spartans Lose Shootout 81-78

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team came out firing in the 2013-14 opener on Saturday night at the Edgewood College Tipoff Classic. The Spartans lost the high scoring affair with UW-Platteville, 81-78. Jenna Kotas led four Spartans in double figures with 20 points. UD led 40-35 at the half.

Spartans Win Showdown with Northwestern

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team won a matchup of 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament qualifers on Saturday night. The Spartans won 85-81 over Northwestern-St. Paul in the final game of the Northwestern/ACR Homes Tip-Off Classic. UD shot 60.8% from the field and 63.6% from beyond the arc in the victory. Dubuque is 2-0 on the year.

Women's Cross Country at NCAA Division III Regional

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team finished in 23rd place of 27 teams at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships, hosted by St. Olaf College. The Spartans top finisher on the 6,000 meter course was Rachael Busjahn in 102nd place overall at 24:33.64. A total of 186 runners competed on Saturday morning at St. Olaf.

Men's Cross Country at NCAA Division III Regionals

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team finished in 25th place of 26 teams at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships, hosted by St. Olaf College. The Spartans top finisher on the 8,000 meter course was Payton Nevills in 62nd place overall at 26:43.32. A total of 181 runners competed on Saturday morning at the St. Olaf Course through campus.

Spartans Score 90 in Victory

Nov 17, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team scored the highest point total since Coach Mark Noll took over the program in 2007. The Spartans 90-83 victory over Edgewood College (0-2) marked the most points scored since UD scored 100 points against Mt. Mary College on November 30, 2006. Freshman Emily Brinker led Dubuque with 18 points as 16 different Spartans scored in the contest.

Norris Named IIAC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week

Nov 19, 2013
University of Dubuque sophomore Andre Norris was named IIAC Men’s Basketball Performer of the Week. Norris averaged 20.0 points per game while shooting 68.2% (15-22) from the field in two Spartans victories last week. UD went 2-0 last week at the Northwestern.ACR Homes Tip-Off Classic.

Spartans Open Home Season with 91-81 Victory

Nov 19, 2013
The University of Dubuque men's basketball collected their third win of the season in their home opener on Tuesday night over the Monmouth College Fighting Scots by a 91-81 victory.

Winkler Named All-IIAC Men's Soccer

Nov 19, 2013
University of Dubuque senior Cory Winkler has been named Second Team All-Iowa Conference. Winkler led the Spartans with seven goals this season. A trio of Spartans earned Honorable Mention All-Iowa Conference with junior Peter Hager, sophomore Jonathan Hazelwonder, and freshman Gonzalo Hernandez being selected.

UD Mediation Team Nationally Ranked

Nov 19, 2013
From October 31-November 2, the University of Dubuque mediation team competed at the fourteenth Annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament at Drake University Law School. The event attracted schools from throughout the United States including: Boston University, Middle Tennessee State University, Morningside College, Oral Roberts University, and the University of San Diego were among those competing.

Berna Named IIAC Coach of the Year, Three Earn First Team Honors

Nov 20, 2013
University of Dubuque Women's Soccer Head Coach Jason Berna was named Iowa Conference Coach of the Year. A trio of Spartans earned First Team All-IIAC with Megan Siepler, Lauren Waddell, and Alexandra Watkins being honored. Tiffany Duncan, Kelsey Graefen, and Melanie Prudhomme were selected Second Team All-IIAC.

Five Spartans Named First Team All-IIAC Football

Nov 20, 2013
The University of Dubuque placed five student-athletes on the First Team All-Iowa Conference with four coming from the offensive side of the ball. The Spartans defense had one First Team performer and three Second Team honorees. Earning First Team All-IIAC were Kyle Acker, Bryan Bradshaw, Dominique Ravenell, Tyler Rutenbeck, and Blaine Snitker. All five First Team selections are first time honorees.

Spartans Place 57 on Fall Iowa Conference All-Academic Team

Nov 21, 2013
The University of Dubuque placed 57 Student-Athletes on the 2013-14 Fall 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. The UD Football team had an IIAC best 18 student-athletes qualify. On the women's side, UD was led by the soccer team with 11 qualifiers.

Michaelis Scores 1,000 Career Point in Spartans Win

Nov 22, 2013
he University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team advanced to the Championship Game of the Carthage College Classic on Friday night with a 79-76 victory against Benedictine (Ill.). Spartans senior Mitch Michaelis became the 20th Men's Basketball player with 1,000 Career Points with 14 first half points. The second half was all Andre Norris as he scored 20 of his career high 27 points in the final 20 minutes. Dubuque moved to 4-0 on the year.

UD Mediation Team Nationally Ranked

Nov 22, 2013
From October 31-November 2, the University of Dubuque mediation team competed at the fourteenth Annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament at Drake University Law School. The event attracted schools from throughout the United States including: Boston University, Middle Tennessee State University, Morningside College, Oral Roberts University, and the University of San Diego were among those competing.

UD Appoints Academic Chairs

Nov 22, 2013
This fall, the University of Dubuque appointed Dr. Roseanne Wolf to the Hazel Rothlisberger Chair in Mathematics, and Dr. Adam Hoffman has been appointed to the Dorothy Taylor Chair in Chemistry.

Delta Phi Sigma to Host Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk

Nov 22, 2013
University of Dubuque student organization Delta Phi Sigma will host an Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, December 8. This non-timed event for fun and charity will benefit Dubuque’s local Toys for Tots Foundation. Participants are invited to grab their ugliest sweater (not required, but recommended) or other festive clothing, lace up their running shoes, and join the fun on a scenic Grandview Avenue route.

UD Receives $48,000 Grant from Council of Independent Colleges

Nov 22, 2013
The University of Dubuque was recently selected as a recipient of a NetVUE Program Development Grant in the amount of $48,000 from the Council of Independent Colleges.

UD Forms Partnership with University of Iowa College of Law

Nov 22, 2013
President Jeffrey F. Bullock, today, announced the formation of a partnership between The University of Dubuque and the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City. The Iowa Law “3+3” Program would allow UD undergraduates in their junior year of study to apply for admission to Iowa Law’s Juris Doctor (JD) Program.

UD Appoints Academic Chairs

Nov 22, 2013
This fall, the University of Dubuque appointed Dr. Roseanne Wolf to the Hazel Rothlisberger Chair in Mathematics, and Dr. Adam Hoffman has been appointed to the Dorothy Taylor Chair in Chemistry.

Kubica Leads Spartans at Concordia Open

Nov 23, 2013
The University of Dubuque wrestling team competed at the 21st Annual Concordia University Open Wrestling meet on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Spartans were led by Joseph Kubica who finished 3rd at 165 lbs. Nick Drendel placed 5th at 149lbs. with three falls. Kody Krenz capped off the afternoon with three wins by falls at 133 lbs.

Spartans Tie School Record with 110 Points

Nov 23, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team tied the school record for points in a game as 15 Spartans scored in the contest. UD pushed the tempo early and did not look back as they beat Bethany Lutheran 110-81 on Saturday afternoon inside the Stoltz Sports Center. The Spartans were led offensively by Jenna Kotas with 21 points. Dubuque improved to 2-1 on the year.

Spartans Win Carthage Classic, Norris Named MVP

Nov 24, 2013
The University of Dubuque men’s basketball needed overtime on Saturday to remain unblemished, a perfect 5-0 overall record after winning the Carthage College Classic Championship game 93-89 in OT.

UD Men's Basketball Receives Votes in D3hoops Top 25

Nov 26, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team is off to a 5-0 start to the 2013-14 Season and it is not going unnoticed. The Spartans, winners of 12 of their last 13 games dating back to last season, received votes (8 points) in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll for Week 1. UD is averaging 87.2 points per game, the 43rd highest points per game total in Division-III. Dubuque currently has five players averaging double figure points per game.

Record Setting Night for Spartans

Nov 26, 2013
The University of Dubuque women's basketball team kept on their high scoring pace on Tuesday night with a record setting night on the road. The Spartans tied the school record for points scored in a game with 110 last week and broke the record tonight with a 112-89 victory over the Blackburn College Beavers.

UD’s Schmidt Named AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year

Nov 27, 2013
The American Football Coaches Association is proud to announce its 2013 Assistant Coach of the Year winners. NCAA Division III Assistant Coach of the Year is, University of Dubuque’s Michael Schmidt.

Spartans Rally in Second Half to Remain Perfect

Nov 30, 2013
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team continued where they left off before Thanksgiving break and remain perfect in non-conference play after a 75-64 victory over Clarke University on Saturday. The game was tied at halftime 35-35 before the Spartans broke the contest open in the final half and led by as many as 17 points. Gage Heffernan was a key Spartan as he helped UD offensively with 20 points and defensively with a game high 16 rebounds including 11 defensive boards. He led UD with five steals and four assists in the win.

Spartans Hang Tough in Close Loss to UW-La Crosse

Nov 30, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team had two shots in the last minute of play to re-take the lead late on Saturday afternoon but were unable to connect. The Spartans hung around all game with UW-La Crosse, never trailing by more than five in the 66-63 loss to UWL. Emily Brinker led UD with 16 points. Dubuque moves to 3-2 on the season.