Valpo Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Five individuals will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 26. Jackie Thomas ’09 Goebel, Wally Hanas ’84, Jeff Horton ’08, Taylor Root ’14 Lopez and posthumous inductee Wally Gilbert ’22 comprise the 22nd class in Hall of Fame history.


Pruess Named Associate A.D. for Compliance and SWA; Weiler Promoted

Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Sarah Pruess has been hired as Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and will also serve as Valpo Athletics’ Senior Woman Administrator. Pruess, who will begin her duties on Nov. 30, comes to Valpo after spending the last six years as Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance at St. Bonaventure University. LaBarbera also announced that Erik Weiler has been promoted to Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations.


Nominations Being Accepted For Valparaiso Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominations are open through Wednesday, October 24 to be included in the pool of candidates for the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Former student-athletes whose last season of competition was 2012-13 or earlier are eligible to be nominated.


Valparaiso University Selects TickPick As Official Ticket Marketplace

Valparaiso University and Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment’s Collegiate Division announced today the selection of TickPick LLC as the official ticket marketplace of Valparaiso University.


David Kay To Serve as General Manager For Valpo Athletics Sponsorships

David Kay has been hired by Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment to serve as the General Manager for Valpo Athletics Sponsorships – the partnership between Valpo Athletics and Van Wagner.


Valpo Athletes Recognized as MVC Releases Academic Honors

The Valparaiso University athletic department was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference released its academic honors for the 2017-2018 academic and athletic year on Monday.


Valpo Athletics and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Announce Multimedia Rights Partnership

Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment (VWSE) and Valparaiso University Athletics today announced a long-term agreement granting VWSE Collegiate Services exclusive rights to represent Valpo Athletics for corporate sponsorships, media sales and more.


Gift From Kempf Estate Leads Hilltop Gym Renovation Project

One of the most historic buildings on the Valparaiso University campus, Hilltop Gym is currently in the midst of a two-year, $600,000 project as the space is renovated and improved to serve as a quality practice facility for the Valpo basketball and volleyball programs. The $350,000 lead gift for the project came from the estate of Dale F. Kempf ’62, a longtime faculty member in engineering and physics, and in his honor, the court will be named Kempf Court at Hilltop Gym. The gift supports Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future.