University of Dubuque


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.

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.

Weather Forces Changes in UD Softball Camps on Jan. 11

Jan 9, 2014
The University of Dubuque softball team will be hosting their annual softball camps for grades 9-12 in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center on Jan. 11 have some changes due to the inclement weather in the area. This week's changes are: Pitching session has been cancelled for January 11, Hitting Session will be from: 10-11:30, and Defensive Session will be from: 11:30-1:00

Softball Begins in Dome

Feb 28, 2014
Plenty of Iowa Conference softball teams start their season this weekend, including the University of Dubuque Spartans. Not many teams competing outside in the single digits, UD begins under the warm confines of the Rochester Regional Stadium on the campus of Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minn.

Spartans Off to 4-0 Start

Mar 2, 2014
The University of Dubuque Softball team escaped the cold weather outside for four games inside the Rochester Dome over the weekend at the Luther Tournament. The Spartans went 4-0 with wins over St. Norbert, Gustavus-Adolphus, UW-Stevens Point, and Carleton. Sophomore Tori Woltz led the UD offense with nine hits including three doubles and a home run. Junior Hannah Koerperich earned three of the four wins in 13 2/3 innings of work.

Walk-off Home Run by Billesbach Moves UD to 5-0

Mar 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque Softball team improved to 5-0 to start the season with a two run walk-off home run by Ainsley Billesbach. UD won 6-4 over Hamline. The Spartans lost a pitchers dual 2-1 against UW-Stout in their final game before the spring trip. Dubuque finished 5-1 at the Rochester Dome over the last two weekend trips.

Softball Picked 5th by IIAC Coaches

Mar 28, 2014
The University of Dubuque softball team has been picked 5th by the IIAC coaches in the 2014 ppre-season poll released today, March 28. The Spartans return from a year where they qualified and tied for 3rd place in the IIAC tournament.

Softball Sweeps Augsburg

Mar 29, 2014
The University of Dubuque softball team captured the sweep of Augsburg College on Saturday. The Spartans scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to capture game one by a 5-4 score when designated hitter Hannah Koerperich homered as the leadoff batter. Amanda Williams claimed the complete game victory on the mound after striking out six batters. In the second game, the Spartans jumped out to an early lead as UD captured the game 7-1 with Megan Loes earning the complete game win.

Softball Splits, Prepare for IIAC Opener

Mar 30, 2014
The University of Dubuque softball team split on Sunday at the Central Invite, opening with a 4-3 victory over St. Scholastica and battling to a 1-2 loss against UW-Eau Claire in the nightcap. The Spartans (10-5 overall) are preparing for a busy week as they open Iowa Conference play on the road at Buena Vista University (8-10 overall) in Storm Lake on April 1.

Spartans Softball Homer in IIAC Sweep

Apr 1, 2014
The University of Dubuque softball team opened Iowa Conference play on the road on Tuesday and displayed an impressive offensive output en route to a sweep of the host Buena Vista University Beavers 10-3 in game one and 10-7 in game two. Coach Wendi Wipperfurth has her squad hitting the ball deep, the Spartans finished the series with six homeruns. UD has 17 homeruns for the 2013-14 season and improved to 13-5 overall and 2-0 in IIAC.

Spartan Softball Swept on the Road

Apr 7, 2014
The University of Dubuque softball team were looking to bounce back after a pair of hard fought losses to #12-ranked Coe College this past Saturday. Monday proved to be challenging when they faced UW-Whitewater on their home turf, losing the opener 6-10 and 0-9 in game two.

Spartans Take Two from Top-Ranked Norse

Apr 9, 2014
The University of Dubuque softball team out hit #8-ranked Luther twice on Wednesday to capture a much needed sweep in the tough Iowa Conference to improve to 4-2 in league action and 17-9 overall. The Spartans used late game heroics to capture game one. Bottom of the seventh inning with score knotted at 6-6. UD began with a walk to Caitlin Aulwes. A pop up to the pitcher and a strike out left the Spartans with one out remaining. Ainsley Billesbach at bat, fouled off first pitch. Second pitch was a ball. The third pitch was a double to left field scoring Aulwes for the game winning hit 7-6. In game two, the Spartans jumped out early and captured the sweep by winning 6-4.

Spartans Lead on the Road, Lose Late

Apr 12, 2014
The University of Dubuque softball team jumped out to early leads in both games on the road at Simpson College only to have them slip away late. The Spartans lost the opener 3-4 after giving up the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. UD lost game two by a score of 4-6 despite out hitting the hosts in the nightcap.

Spartans Softball Sweep Duhawks

Apr 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque softball team set a new record on Tuesday afternoon by capturing the 19th win of the season, a new school mark for the Spartans. UD swept past the Loras Duhawks by capturing the opening game 2-1 and ended the second game early after leading 9-0 in the fifth inning after UD's Hannah Koerperich threw her second no-hitter of the season. UD improved to 19-11 overall and 6-4 in the IIAC.