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News Archives: December, 2013

Carter & Lillibridge Named Academic All-America

Dec 3, 2013
University of Dubuque seniors Tyson Carter and Doug Lillibridge have been named to the 2013 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Division III Football Team. Carter earned First Team recognition while Lillibridge was a Second Team honoree.

UD Men's Soccer Advanced Player Winter Camp

Dec 3, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer program is excited to announce the 2014 Advanced Players Winter Camp. The camp will be held in the new UD indoor turf facility on March 1st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with optional campus opportunities earlier in the day.

2013 Key City Clash Gives Back to Local Charity

Dec 4, 2013
The University of Dubuque and Loras College continued their intense rivalry on the football field in 2013 in the Key City Clash football game. The proceeds from this year’s contest were presented to Opening Doors Maria House – Teresa Shelter. The 2013 donation marks the sixth consecutive year the two schools have given back to the Dubuque community. The schools donated a check of $2,500 to Opening Doors on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

Spartans Open IIAC Dual Meet Season, Prepare for Jim Fox Spartan Open

Dec 6, 2013
The University of Dubuque wrestling opened their Iowa Conference dual meet season on Friday night against #3-ranked Luther College Norse. The Spartans edged out an early lead 10-9 when Nick Drendel (Fr., North Aurora, Ill./West Aurora HS) grabbed the win by a fall in 2:08 at 149 lbs. The top-ranked Norse re-took the lead after winning the next five matches before the Spartans Dan Howell (So., Oswego, Ill./Oswego HS) earned a fall in 1:36 at 285 lbs. UD's Brian Travis (Jr., Redington Shores, Fla./Northside Christian HS) currently ranked #9 in NWCA individual rankings was the only other victor after claiming a major decision at 141 lbs. by a 11-2 score.

8th Annual Jim Fox Spartan Open Results

Dec 7, 2013
The University of Dubuque Wrestling team hosted the 8th Annual Jim Fox Open on Saturday with 133 individuals taking part in the event. The Spartans top finisher was Dan Howell with a second place finish in the 285 lbs. division. Kody Krenz finished in third place at 133 lbs. while also picking up three wins by fall.

Rutenbeck Named First Team D3football All-Region

Dec 9, 2013
University of Dubuque wide receiver Tyler Rutenbeck was named First Team D3football All-Region. Rutenbeck leads Division-III with 22 touchdown receptions. He is the fourth UD receiver to earn All-Region honors since 2009. The D3football All-American team will be announced on Friday, December 20th during pregame coverage of the Stagg Bowl.

Spartans Fall to UD Alum Beinborn

Dec 10, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team fell to one of its own on Tuesday night in Stoltz Sports Center. The Spartans lost 63-54 to alum Mark Beinborn and his Augustana College Vikings (3-5). Daneshia Snitker led UD with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Dubuque is now 3-3 on the season.

UD Earns Alliant Energy Rebate for Heritage Center Energy Conservation Strategies

Dec 11, 2013
The University of Dubuque was recently presented with a rebate check in the amount of $318,347 from Alliant Energy. The check reflects the energy efficiency strategies incorporated in the design and construction of Heritage Center.

Spartans Cruise to 93-57 Victory

Dec 13, 2013
The University of Dubuque men’s basketball team cruised to a 93-57 victory over the North Central University Rams (Minn.) Friday night on Jon Davison Court. The Spartans jumped out to a 52-30 halftime lead highlighted by a Andre Norris breakaway dunk which awoke the crowd to its loudest roar of the night. UD’s largest lead was 38 points midway through the second half as 16 Spartans finished the evening in the scoring column.

Spartans Explode for School Record 127 Points

Dec 13, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team continued to reach new heights in the scoring department on Friday night. For the third time this season the Spartans have upped the school record for points in a game. The Spartans 127-57 victory against North Central University (Minn) was a total team effort with 17 Spartans scoring and 20 seeing court time. UD improves to 4-3 on the year and scored over 100 for the third time this year.

Spartans Battle #8-Ranked Kohawks

Dec 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque wrestling team wrestled #8-ranked Coe College in front of a loud crowd in McCormick Gymnasium on Saturday. The Spartans captured two matches as the Kohawks won eight en route to a 31-9 victory. The final score doesn't represent the wrestling on the mat as UD lost four matches by four points or less.

Spartans Outplay D3's Top Scoring Team

Dec 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team faced off with Division III's top scoring team in North Central College (Ill.) on Saturday afternoon in Stoltz. The Spartans went toe-to-toe with NCC in route to a 124-99 victory. UD topped 100+ points for the fourth time this season as seven Spartans finished in double figures.

Women's Basketball Prepare for 2013 St. Pete Classic by Basketball Destinations on Dec. 20-21

Dec 18, 2013
The University of Dubuque high scoring women's basketball team will take their show on the road leading up to the Christmas Holiday. The Spartans will be competing at the 2013 St. Pete Classic by Basketball Destinations on Dec. 20-21 hosted by Eckerd Collegen in the McArthur Center Gym.

All-American Honors Continue for Rutenbeck

Dec 19, 2013
University of Dubuque wide receiver Tyler Rutenbeck added a third All-American accolade with his selection to the First Team AP Little All-American Team on Thursday afternoon. Rutenbeck has also been named AFCA Division III All-American and First Team BSN All-American. He finished the season with 68 catches for 1,269 yards and a Division-III best 22 touchdown receptions for the Spartans.

Spartans Taking Care of Business

Dec 19, 2013
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team improved to 8-0 on Thursday night after taking care of AIB College of Business by a 109-66 score. A small crowd on hand found their way through icy conditions in the area to witness 11 Spartans scoring in the home victory.

Barwick Named Finalist for Johanna Olson Iowa Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Dec 19, 2013
University of Dubuque graduate Ashley Barwick was named a finalist for the Johanna Olson Iowa Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A standout in Soccer, Basketball, and Track & Field, Barwick was an Academic All-American in Soccer (First Team) and Track (Second Team) while also being named Academic All-Iowa Conference seven times.

Hanus Named Finalist for Duane Schroeder Iowa Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Dec 19, 2013
University of Dubuque graduate Wyatt Hanus was named a finalist for the Duane Schroeder Iowa Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A standout on the Football field and in the classroom, Hanus was the IIAC Offensive MVP in 2012 and a two-time Academic All-American.

Live at Heritage Center presents The King’s Singers: The Great American Songbook

Dec 19, 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 The King’s Singers: The Great American Songbook on Monday, February 3, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. One of the world’s most celebrated a cappella vocal ensembles, this special program from The King’s Singers will include the music of Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, as well as feature some of America’s best known spirituals.

Spartans Score Over 100 Points for Third Straight Game

Dec 20, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team once again scored over 100 points in victory on Friday night. The nearly 60 degree difference in temperatue between Dubuque and St. Pete did not effect the Spartans as they beat Eureka 105-79 in their first game of the Basketball Destinations St. Pete Classic. UD finished the game shooting 50.0% (41-82) from the field. Dubuque improves to 6-3 overall and won their third game.

Spartans Finish 2-0 in Florida with 82-69 Victory

Dec 21, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team finished 2-0 on it's Pre-Christmas break trip at the Basketball Destinations St. Pete Classic at Eckerd College. The Spartans extended their winning streak to four games with a 82-69 victory against Alverno College on Saturday afternoon. Junior Jenna Kotas paced UD with 21 points including six three-pointers. Dubuque moves to 7-3 overall.

Norris Earns Iowa Conference Performer of the Week Honors

Dec 23, 2013
University of Dubuque forward Andre Norris has been named IIAC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week. Norris scored finished with 25 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists in the Spartans 109-66 victory over AIB. He shot 10-13 from the field, 2-2 from three-point range, 3-3 from the free throw line, and threw down three dunks in the contest.

Kotas Named Iowa Conference Female Athlete of the Week

Dec 23, 2013
University of Dubuque forward Jenna Kotas has been named IIAC Women's Basketball Performer of the Week. Kotas averaged 22.5 points per game while averaging 23.0 minutes per game in two UD victories at the Basketball Destinations St. Pete Classic. Dubuque has won four straight games and is second in Division-III with 94.5 points per game.

Men's Golf Prepare for Costa Rica Trip

Dec 30, 2013
The University of Dubuque men’s golfers are looking to leave the frigid cold of the Midwest for the warm sunshine of Costa Rica to kick-off the new year.

2013 Jon Davison Holiday Tournament

Dec 31, 2013
The University of Dubuque finished 2013 unblemished on Tuesday night after winning the 2013 Jon Davison Holiday Tournament by capturing the championship game 79-62 over the University of St. Francis. The Spartans improved to 10-0 on the season with the victory. Rockford University edged out Clarke University in the consolation game by a slim 87-82 margin.

Spartans Fall to North Park

Dec 31, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team closed out the 2013 calendar year on Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans lost on the road to North Park University (7-4), 78-66. Daneshia Snitker finished with a team high 15 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. UD falls to 7-4 on the year and 2-2 on the road.