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15 Crusaders Score HL All-Academic Spring Honors


Fifteen student-athletes across five sports were recognized by the league office Wednesday. Men's golf led the way for Valpo with four representatives, while baseball, and men's and women's outdoor track and field each boasted three.


Women's Golf

Crusader Women Place Fourth at HL Championship

Led by an All-Tournament Team performance from senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale), the Valparaiso women’s golf team closed out the 2014 Horizon League Championship Sunday from Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey in the Hills, Fla. with a fourth-place finish.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Move Up to Third at HL Championship

The Valparaiso women’s golf team is taking aim at its best-ever finish at the Horizon League Championship, moving up one spot on Saturday to enter the final round of play from Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey in the Hills, Fla. in third place. Senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) is just two strokes out of the individual lead through 36 holes.


Women's Golf

Crusader Women Fourth After Day One at HL Championship

Playing in the Horizon League Championship for the first time, freshman Angie Kim (Schaumburg, Ill./Fremd) led the Valparaiso women’s golf team on Friday as it ended the opening round of the league tournament in fourth place out of seven teams.


Women's Golf

Kleckner Repeats as All-League Honoree as Crusaders Prep for HL Tournament

Valparaiso senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) earned All-Horizon League honors for the second straight season as the league announced its postseason awards prior to the start of the Horizon League Championship on Friday.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Finish in Second Place at Home Tournament

Senior Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) finished in third place individually to lead the Valparaiso women's golf team to a second-place finish at the Crusader/Jaguar Challenge on Sunday, contested at The Course at Aberdeen. Valpo also fielded a 'B' squad, which placed fifth. The tournament served as the Crusaders' final tuneup for the 2014 Horizon League Championship.


Women's Golf

Valpo Hosts First Round of Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Saturday

For the first time since September of 2011, the Valparaiso women’s golf team hosted intercollegiate action at The Course at Aberdeen in Valpo, as the opening round of the Crusader/Jaguar Challenge took place on Saturday afternoon. Fielding two teams in the field, the Crusaders sit in third and fourth place after the opening 18 holes.


Women's Golf

Women’s Golf Set to Host Crusader/Jaguar Challenge This Weekend

For just the third time in program history, the Valparaiso women’s golf program will host a tournament at The Course at Aberdeen in Valpo, welcoming four other programs to town for the Crusader/Jaguar Challenge this weekend, April 12-13.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Close Out IPFW Spring Classic

The Valparaiso women’s golf team finished out the IPFW Spring Classic at Chestnut Hills G.C. in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Monday afternoon, closing out the 36-hole event in ninth place as two Crusaders finished in the top-10 individually.


Women's Golf

Strong Performances Highlight Day One at IPFW

Three Crusaders posted top-14 scores as the Valparaiso women's golf team finished day one in fourth place at the IPFW Spring Classic, held at Chestnut Hills G.C. in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Golf

Crusader Women's Golf Finishes Sixth in Jacksonville

Three seniors on the Valparaiso women's golf team posted top-15 finishes as the Crusaders finished in sixth place at the Benbow Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. on Tuesday.


Women's Golf

Women's Golf Final Round Canceled

The Valparaiso women's golf team has finished in 17th place at the LeTriomphe Collegiate Invitational at LeTriomphe G.C. in Broussard, La., as Tuesday's scheduled final round was canceled due to wet grounds.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Continue Play at McNeese State Tournament

The Valparaiso women's golf team continued the LeTriomphe Collegiate Invitational at LeTriomphe G.C. in Broussard, La. Monday with the second of three rounds of action, improving by three strokes from Sunday's opening round.


Women's Golf

Crusader Women’s Golf Opens Spring Season Sunday

The Valparaiso women’s golf team kicked off its 2014 spring slate on Sunday with the first day of competition at the Le Triomphe Collegiate Invitational, hosted by McNeese State at Le Triomphe G.C. in Broussard, La.


Men's Golf, Women's Golf

Crusader Golf Teams Announce Spring Schedules

The Valparaiso men's and women's golf programs announced their spring schedules on Friday, with both squads slated to compete in four tournaments leading up to the 2014 Horizon League Championship.


Women's Golf

Pair of Signees Join Valpo Women's Golf Program

Valparaiso women's golf head coach Mat Blair announced that a pair of local products, Kiana Jongsma and Katie Willenbrink, signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period to join the Crusader women's golf program as freshmen for the 2014-15 season.


Women's Golf

Women's Golf Finishes Sixth to Close Out Fall Season

The Valparaiso women's golf team closed out its 2013 fall season on Tuesday at the Charles Braun Intercollegiate at Quail Crossing G.C. in Boonville, Ind., finishing in a tie for sixth place. The Crusaders posted their second-best 36-hole tournament score in program history.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Within Striking Distance After One Round at Evansville

Following the third-best round in program history, the Valparaiso women's golf team sits just six shots back of the tournament lead at the Braun Intercollegiate, hosted by Evansville at Quail Crossing G.C. in Boonville, Ind.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Place Eighth at Dayton

The Valparaiso women's golf team improved by 14 shots in its second-round performance Tuesday at the Dayton Fall Invitational, finishing in eighth place at the 36-hole event at NCR in Dayton, Ohio.


Women's Golf

Crusader Women Kick Off Dayton Fall Invitational

The Valparaiso women's golf team bested a trio of the four Horizon League schools it is competing against at the Dayton Fall Invitational in the tournament's opening round on Monday at NCR in Dayton, Ohio.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Close Out MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial on Tuesday

The Valparaiso women's golf team concluded the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial at Rivercut G.C. in Springfield, Mo. with the final two rounds on Tuesday, finishing the tournament in 14th place.


Women's Golf

Crusader Women Open at Missouri State Monday

Led by the effort of senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale), the Valparaiso women's golf team sits in ninth place following the opening round of the 54-hole MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial at Rivercut G.C. in Springfield, Mo. The second round was started on Monday as well, but was suspended due to darkness.


Women's Golf

Shrum Tabbed Horizon League Golfer of the Week

Valparaiso freshman Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale, Ind./Cloverdale) was named the Horizon League Women's Golfer of the Week this afternoon after leading the Crusaders earlier this week at the Butler Fall Invitational.


Women's Golf

Shrum, Kleckner Lead Crusaders Tuesday

Valparaiso freshman Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale, Ind./Cloverdale) and senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) led the Crusaders' women's golf team as it completed a pair of tournaments on Tuesday – the Butler Fall Invitational and The 2013 Preview.


Women's Golf

Crusader Women's Golf Continues 2013 Fall Campaign

The Valparaiso women's golf team continued the 2013 fall season on Monday, splitting its squad between two tournaments in the Indianapolis area. Some of the Crusaders went to The 2013 Preview at The Hawthorns G.C. in Fishers, Ind., while others competed at the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland C.C. in Indianapolis.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Take Top Honors at SIUE DoubleTree Invitational

The Valparaiso women's golf program claimed a tournament championship for the second time in program history on Tuesday, earning the title at the SIUE DoubleTree Invitational in Edwardsville, Ill. at Sunset Hills C.C. by three strokes over Lipscomb. All five Crusaders finished among the top-20 golfers in the 60-person field.


Women's Golf

Crusaders In Second After Opening Round at SIU Edwardsville

Senior Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) opened the SIUE DoubleTree Invitational with a tournament-best round of 76, leading the Valparaiso women's golf team as the Crusaders are tied for second place after 18 of 36 holes at Sunset Hills G.C. in Edwardsville, Ill.


Men's Golf, Women's Golf

Webb, Kleckner Sweep Horizon League Golf Honors

Valparaiso freshman Peter Webb (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial) and senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) have swept the Horizon League Golfer of the Week accolades after record-setting performances to the start of their respective fall 2013 seasons.


Women's Golf

Kleckner Sets Record as Crusaders Finish Up Golfweek Program Challenge

Valparaiso senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) set a new program scoring record for a 54-hole tournament as the Crusaders wrapped up play Tuesday at the Golfweek Program Challenge, held at the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawley’s Island, S.C.


Women's Golf

Crusader Women Continue Golfweek Program Challenge Monday

The Valparaiso women's golf team improved by 16 shots over its opening-round performance as the Crusaders played the middle 18 holes of the Golfweek Program Challenge Monday at the Caledonia Fish & Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.


Women's Golf

Crusader Women's Golf Opens Fall Campaign

The Valparaiso women's golf team kicked off its 2013 fall season on Sunday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the Golfweek Program Challenge, playing the first of three rounds over the par-71, 6,038-yard Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.


Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Golf, Women's Tennis

Valparaiso Announces Fall Golf, Tennis Schedules

The Valparaiso men’s and women’s golf teams will play over six weekends apiece this fall, while the men’s tennis team will compete four times and the women’s tennis team three times as the Crusaders released fall 2013 schedules for all four sports Friday afternoon.


Women's Golf

Kleckner, Pfaender Earn Academic Honors From WGCA

Valparaiso golfers Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) and Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) have been named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).