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2007-08 Athletics News
June 10, 2008 | Athletics
Four Valparaiso University student-athletes received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards as selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The award recognizes minority undergraduate students who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.
May 29, 2008 | Athletics
Beginning on June 2, Valparaiso University’s athletics website is moving addresses, and will be able to be found at
May 01, 2008 | Athletics
Valparaiso University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced their year-end awards on Thursday afternoon at their annual picnic.
April 25, 2008 | Athletics
Five Valparaiso University athletic teams have been cited with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for academic performance.
April 17, 2008 | Athletics
Valparaiso University awarded 115 student-athletes with Presidential Honors while also handing out the Laurel Award at the 17th Annual Academic Honors Banquet for Student-Athletes which was held on Sunday evening in the Athletics-Recreation Center.
April 08, 2008 | Athletics
The Valparaiso University Guild will present a web conference on Sunday, April 13 at 8:30 p.m. CDT.  Mark LaBarbera, Director of Athletics, is the featured presenter.  His presentation will focus on Valpo’s athletics program and student athletes.  The web conference, a live meeting presented over the Internet, is free to the public.
March 18, 2008 | Athletics
Valparaiso University will hold cheer and dance tryouts for the 2008-2009 school year on Saturday, April 12th, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  Tryouts are open to all current Valpo students and incoming freshmen.  For more information or to register, contact Laura Yoder, Head Cheer/Dance Coach at (219) 464-8733 or
February 25, 2008 | Athletics
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast more than 40 live baseball and softball games this spring beginning with the Crusader baseball game on Sunday, March 2 against Indiana in Clarksville, Tenn.
February 22, 2008 | Athletics
A distance runner throughout his career at Valparaiso, William Wilke turned his success as a student-athlete into success as a head coach upon graduation.  Due to his distinguished achievements, he will be inducted into the Valpo Hall of Fame on Saturday.
February 21, 2008 | Athletics
February 15, 2008 marked the beginning of a new era in Valparaiso football as work began on a $2.6 million renovation of Brown Field.
February 21, 2008 | Athletics
One of the top shooters to ever play at Valparaiso, Casey Schmidt made the most of his two seasons playing basketball for the Brown and Gold, and because of his success will be inducted into the Valpo Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon.
February 20, 2008 | Athletics
A volleyball standout for four seasons for the Crusaders, Stephanie (Schuricht) Pequette ranks as the top setter in Mid-Continent Conference history, and, on February 23, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
February 19, 2008 | Athletics
A Crusader record-holder in numerous categories on the soccer field, Lori Moore is among the best ever to play soccer in the Mid-Continent Conference, and accordingly will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 23.
February 18, 2008 | Athletics
One of the top players in the Mid-Continent Conference, Jeanette Gray excelled on the hardwood for Valparaiso, and for her efforts will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Hall of Fame on February 23.
February 17, 2008 | Athletics
A two-sport standout for Valparaiso in the early 1950s, Don Bielke starred on both the basketball court and on the track and, on February 23, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
January 25, 2008 | Athletics
Valparaiso had a league-best 87 students honored as the Horizon League announced its 2007 Fall Academic Honor Roll today.  The league’s ten institutions combined for 624 honorees.
January 07, 2008 | Athletics
Six former student-athletes will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on February 23 as members of the Class of 2008.
November 26, 2007 | Athletics
The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has reached an agreement with ISP Sports, the country’s foremost collegiate sports marketing company, to provide revenue consulting services and serve as the exclusive national marketer for the Crusaders, the school has announced.
November 06, 2007 | Athletics
Nine Valparaiso University athletic teams have been cited with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their academic performance.
October 23, 2007 | Athletics
Valparaiso University’s assistant director of athletics for recreational sports, Rin Seibert, was recognized on Saturday as one of three recipients of the John R. Endwright Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University.
September 10, 2007 | Athletics

For the past three years the “Our Valpo” initiative has sought support for capital projects across the Valparaiso University campus.  Part of this campaign has been the FITT (Football, Intramurals, Tennis, Track) initiative with a goal of constructing a new synthetic football field/tack complex and a new outdoor tennis court complex.

September 05, 2007 | Athletics
WVUR (95.1-FM, Valparaiso) will be airing Crusaders Coaches Corner every Wednesday evening from 5-5:30 p.m. beginning this evening.
August 29, 2007 | Athletics
Valparaiso University’s athletics program has received certified status from the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification.
July 24, 2007 | Athletics
Valparaiso University associate director of athletics Jane Claiborne has been named to the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) Board of Directors for 2007-2008.
July 17, 2007 | Athletics
Valparaiso University placed a league-high 105 student-athletes on the Mid-Continent Conference Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence for the 2006-2007 school year.
July 01, 2007 | Athletics
                Valparaiso University officially joined the Horizon League on Sunday, becoming the 10th member school of the Indianapolis-based league.


News Categories
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler