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University of Dubuque Athletics 2014-15 Awards

May 26, 2015

University of Dubuque Athletics 2014-15 Awards

34 Spartans Named to Spring Iowa Conference All-Academic Team

Jun 9, 2014

The University of Dubuque placed 34 Student-Athletes on the 2013-14 Iowa Conference Spring All-Academic Team. Christian Armas, Caitlin Aulwes, Dishon Deering, and Joey Kilsdonk were each named Academic All-Iowa Conference for the third time.

Spartans Place 13 on MWLC All-Academic Team

Jun 17, 2014

The University of Dubuque placed a league best 13 Student-Athletes on the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference All-Academic Team for 2014. A cumulative grade point average of 3.30 is required to be named to the MWLC All-Academic Team.

Rutenbeck Named 2015 Small School Prospect

Jul 7, 2014

The University of Dubuque’s returning All-American receiver Tyler Rutenbeck (Sr., WR, 6-4, 186 lbs., Maquoketa, Iowa) has been selected among the 2015 Small School Prospect List on nfldraftdiamonds.com pre-season list. He is also mentioned on nfldraftscout.com for the Spartans.

Spartans Named as Football Pre-Season All-Americans

Jul 8, 2014

The University of Dubuque football team is honored to have five Spartans named to the 2014 USA College Football Pre-Season Division III All-American list for this fall. Tyler Rutenbeck (Sr., WR, Maquoketa, Iowa) 1st Team Offense, Dominique Ravenell, (Sr., OL, Forth Worth, Texas) 1st Team Offense, Blaine Snitker (Jr., LB, Waukon, Iowa) 2nd Team Defense, Vincent Whipple (Sr., DB, Eagle Grove, Iowa) 3rd Team Defense, and Reggie Cole Jr. (Jr., DB, Milwaukee, Wis.) Honorable Mention Defense.

2014 USTA Mississippi Valley Junior and Adult Open Tournaments

Jul 10, 2014

The 2014 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Mississippi Valley Junior and Adult Open Tournaments are hosted by the Dubuque Golf & Country Club from July 14-16 (Juniors) and July 18-20 (adults) in various tennis venues around the Dubuque area. UD’s men’s and women’s tennis coach, Claudio Giraldi is the tournament director and is anxious to watch quality tennis being exhibited throughout the events. Entry into the tournaments is open to all USTA members only.

Garrison Keillor Highlights UD’s 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series

Jul 10, 2014

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. The second full season features an increase to 13 events compared to 9 events in 2013-2014.

Dobratz Named Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Candidate

Jul 15, 2014

For 23 years the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has served as one of the most coveted and prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport. University of Dubuque's Tyler Dobratz (Sr., TE, Edgerton, Wis./Edgerton HS) has been named among the 182 nominees seeking to be a finalist for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® in 2014. He is one of just three candidates submitted among the eight Iowa Conference schools.

Rutenbeck and Ravenell Named BSN Pre-season All-America

Jul 21, 2014

Beyond Sports Network (BSN) is proud to announce the University of Dubuque's Tyler Rutenbeck and Dominique Ravenell as members of our 2014 Preseason D3 All America Football Team. The BSN 2014 Preseason D3 All America Football Team, which is made up of 93 football players from around the country, was chosen based on returning All Americans from the 2013 BSN All America Football Team, highest vote recipients in the 2013 BSN All American Voting, statistics, and game evaluations.

Dobratz and Zurbuchen Honored as All-Academic

Jul 23, 2014

The University of Dubuque men's track and field team was honored by the the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), today with Tyler Dobratz and Evan Zurbuchen being named by the association announced as All-Academic. A total of 276 men from 100 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments in 2013-14.

McKenzie Named USTFCCCA All-Academic

Jul 24, 2014

The University of Dubuque women's track and field team was honored by the the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), today with Nickolette McKenzie (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Fremd) being named by the association as All-Academic. Including the Scholar Athletes of the Year, a total of 416 women from 126 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments.

UD's Women's Track and Field Named USTCCA All-Academic

Jul 24, 2014

The Scholar Team of the Year and All-Academic Team honors for the 2013-14 Division III Track & Field Season were announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Spartan women's track and field team finished with a cumulative grade point average of 3.18 as a team in 2014.

UD Heritage Center Open House Slated for August 4

Jul 25, 2014

Heritage Center, Dubuque’s newest performing arts venue, will host a public open house on Monday, August 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature live entertainment, building tours, complimentary refreshments, door prize ticket giveaways, and an early opportunity to purchase individual event tickets for UD’s 2014-2015 performing and visual arts activities schedule.

UD Welcomes Students and Families During Iowa Private College Week

Jul 25, 2014

From August 4-8, Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) – sponsored by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) – provides prospective students and their families a coordinated week-long opportunity to visit 26 non-profit, private college campuses. The annual event, offers campus tours and informational meetings specifically designed to assist students in evaluating their needs and goals for their higher education experience. The IPCW passport gives students eligibility for one of the 58 $500 bookstore vouchers being offered, and can be used at Casey’s General Stores for gasoline discount coupons for families making campus visits during the week.

University of Dubuque Heritage Center Seeks Volunteer Ushers

Aug 12, 2014

Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, will host two volunteer usher orientation and training sessions on Monday, August 18 and Thursday, August 21, 2014 – both at 6:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall.

Spartans Earn 6th Consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award

Aug 16, 2014

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 676 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2013-2014 season. The Spartans have earned the award for the sixth consecutive time under coach April Elsbernd.

Spartans Share Love of American Football with Frenchman

Aug 16, 2014

The University of Dubuque football team will have a special guest on the sidelines when they return to practice this week. Joining the Spartans on the sideline is special guest coach from the Touluse Bears team in France. The Spartans traveled abroad this spring and played the Bears, sharing American football with thousands of fans in France. Florian Perget (offensive coordinator) was so impressed with the University of Dubuque football team he made plans to join them for pre-season camp this week.

Live at Heritage Center presents John Pinero in Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi

Aug 19, 2014

Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, kicks off its 2014-15 Performing Arts Series with John Pinero in Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi on Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. The spitting image of Vince Lombardi, John Pinero portrays the greatest professional coach in football history in this one-man play depicting the legend’s life, career, and singular coaching style.

Ravenell and Rutenbeck Named D3 Classic Preseason Super Seniors

Aug 19, 2014

A pair of Spartans have been honored among the D3 Senior Classic Preseason Super Senior Watchlist is presented by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL). The University of Dubuue Spartan student-athletes Dominique Ravenell and Tyler Rutenbeck were selected for UD. Rutenbeck was named to the North Offense Second Team and Ravenell was chosen as an Honorable Mention for the Spartans. The pair were among five Iowa Conference student-athletes named to the list.

University of Dubuque Heritage Center to host radio legend Garrison Keillor

Aug 22, 2014

Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, will present An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor on Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. The world-renowned writer, humorist, and entertainer will spend an afternoon regaling his audience with tales of his life, career, and his infamous hometown – Lake Wobegon.

Rutenbeck Named to 2014 Dream Bowl Pre-season All-American

Aug 22, 2014

Optimum Scouting and Cutting Edge Sports Management is proud to announce the University of Dubuque's Tyler Rutenbeck (WR) named to the 2014 Dream Bowl D-III Preseason All-American team along with the four other Spartans named to Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Preseason All-Conference team. Joining Rutenbeck is teammates Dominique Ravenell (OL), Blaine Snitker (LB), Reggie Cole Jr. (DB), and Vincent Whipple (DB).

UD Presents African-Caribbean-Latino Festival

Aug 25, 2014

On Saturday, September 13, from 2:00 – 10:00 p.m., UD will present the African-Caribbean-Latino Festival. The festival will highlight the culture of peoples of the African diaspora, as well as Latin America and Mexico. The event will take place on the University Quadrangle.

Spartans Football Picked Among IIAC Contenders

Aug 27, 2014

The University of Dubuque football is optimistic for the 2014 season to begin after being selected among the top contenders of the Iowa Conference pre-season poll. The Spartans are looking to avenge three Iowa Conference losses where they lost leads in a combined 1:47 in three heartbreaking defeats in 2013. Head coach Stan Zweifel will be looking to the strength of his defense, which returns nine starters and an offense which returns 74% of the receiving corps for success in 2014.

Opening Night Victory for Men's Soccer

Aug 29, 2014

The University of Dubuque men's soccer used nearly the whole bench on Friday night with 20 student-athletes seeing playing time while enjoying the fall weather en route to a 3-1 opening night road victory. Brandon Wiley, Andrew Guelle and Gonzalo Hernandez all scored goals and teammate Leo Lenth captured the lone assist in the win.

Spartans Men's Golf Open Season in Wisconsin

Aug 29, 2014

The University of Dubuque and reigning Iowa Conference Men's Golf Champions, opened their season this weekend at the 2014 Culvers Edgewood Fall Classic at the Glen Erin Golf Club (Par 71). UD in the first round of 2014-15 finished with a score of 316 in the opening day and rallied to shoot a round of 304 on day two for a weekend total of 620 for seventh place.