The Valparaiso University Athletic Department continued its tradition of excellence in the classroom during the 2020 spring semester as student-athletes enjoyed a particularly strong term of academic success.
2020 would have marked the 12th year of the annual ARC Awards ceremony, celebrating the accomplishments of Valpo student-athletes throughout the past season. While the physical ceremony was canceled this year, the award winners that would have been announced that evening were unveiled on social media throughout the month of May. On this Spark page, you will also find the nominees for each award, thoughts from winners' head coaches and other videos that were part of the social media presentation of this year's ARC Awards.
A week after Valparaiso University boasted a conference-most six teams earning NCAA Public Recognition Awards and just days after the department recognized 132 student-athletes with Presidential Academic Honors, the academic success of Valpo student-athletes was in the limelight once again on Tuesday.
132 Valparaiso University student-athletes earned Presidential Academic Honors for their work in the classroom while senior Katherine Germann earned the Laurel Award, among the awards announced as part of a social media presentation Sunday in lieu of the yearly Student-Athlete Presidential Academic Honors Banquet.
Six Valparaiso University athletic programs have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for outstanding academic performance, as announced by the NCAA this week. Valpo student-athletes emerged as champions in the classroom as the department boasted the most NCAA Public Recognition Awards in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Valparaiso University fully supports decisions made by the Missouri Valley Conference, the Summit League and the NCAA in cancelling all remaining MVC and Summit League winter and spring contests and NCAA championship events.
The Missouri Valley Conference announced today that it has canceled the MVC Women's Basketball Tournament scheduled to begin today at TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. In addition, the MVC has announced that all Conference spring sports contests have been suspended through March 30, effective immediately.
Valparaiso University Director of Recreational Sports/Associate Director of Athletics Rin Seibert ’76 has announced her retirement after leading Valpo recreational sports for the last four decades.
The Valparaiso University Athletic Department has announced the addition of TicketSmarter to its corporate partner program.
Three individuals will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 22. Jeanne Gelner ’62 Blievernicht, Chuck Kriston ’63 and Sara Strickland ’12 Musashe comprise the 23rd class in Hall of Fame history.
Nominations are open through Friday, October 11 to be included in the pool of candidates for the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Former student-athletes whose last season of competition was 2013-14 or earlier are eligible to be nominated.
Valparaiso University Director of Sports Medicine Nate Twedt has announced two additions to his staff as Ken DeAngelis and Stephen Jones have been hired as Assistant Athletic Trainers.
Valparaiso University Athletics and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana jointly announced today that they entered into a partnership heading into the 2019-2020 academic year. The partnership will bring to life the “Young Crusaders Club” giving youth from the Region opportunities to visit Valparaiso University’s campus and attend Division I athletic events. The partnership also will provide opportunities for Valpo student-athletes to give back to the community through volunteer activities at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana.
Valpo Athletics will produce 28 home broadcasts for The Valley on ESPN this fall, beginning this Friday evening, Aug. 23, when Valpo hosts Green Bay in women’s soccer.
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Elizabeth Conard has joined Valpo Athletics as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Support and Student Services.
The Valparaiso University athletic department was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference released its academic honors for the 2018-2019 academic and athletic year on Friday.
On a special edition of A.D.'s Insight, Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera joins Brandon Vickrey to talk about men's basketball nonconference scheduling, changes to the gameday experience at the ARC and all the latest in Valpo Athletics!