Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#00 - Urule Igbavboa
2007-08 Men's Basketball
POS.
F
HT.
6'9"
WT.
230
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Oakdale, Minn.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Tartan
Urule Igbavboa

***PRESEASON SECOND TEAM ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE***

2007-2008: Started all 36 contests for the Crusaders as a junior ... earned Valpo's Joel Oberman Rebounding Award for the second straight year ... finished third on team in scoring (11.0 ppg) ... led Crusaders in rebounding (7.3 rpg) and field goal percentage (55.0%) ... finished second among all Horizon League players in rebounding ... also placed fourth in league in field goal accuracy ... ripped down league-best 5.7 defensive rebounds per game ... also led Valpo in free throws made (117) and tied for team lead in blocked shots (22) ... finished in double figures in scoring 20 times and in rebounding on six occasions ... pulled down 11 rebounds, including four on the offensive end, at Vanderbilt on Nov. 20 ... kicked off stretch of eight straight games in double figures scoring on Nov. 23 with 15 points against UMES ... scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting in win over Western Michigan Nov. 28 ... set new career high with three steals to go with 13 points and nine rebounds versus Ball State Dec. 1 ... put up 16 points in Valpo's Horizon League debut at Wright State Dec. 6 ... registered 18 points in victory over Evansville Dec. 11 ... handed out season-best four assists at Wisconsin Dec. 22 ... tallied 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting in win against Green Bay Jan. 12 ... swatted a season-high three shots against UIC Jan. 24 ... matched season high with four assists to go with 11 rebounds Jan. 26 versus Loyola ... tied previous career high with 15 rebounds Feb. 7 at Green Bay ... posted first double-double of the year at Loyola Feb. 20, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 caroms ... tallied another double-double the next time out against Miami Feb. 23, pouring in a career-best 22 points to go with 13 rebounds ... closed season with six straight games in double figures in scoring ... connected on 70.6% of his field goal attempts over Valpo's three Horizon League Championship games ... set a career high with 12 free throws made in first round win over Green Bay Mar. 4 ... also pulled down ten rebounds, including five offensive, against the Phoenix ... scored 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting in quarterfinal victory over Wright State Mar. 7 ... helped Valpo to first-round CBI win at Washington Mar. 19 with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting ... traveled to West Africa with Athletes in Action squad during summer of 2008.

2006-2007: Started 30 of the 31 games he appeared in ... a second team All Mid-Continent Conference selection ... named recipient of Valpo's Homer W. Drew Sr. Memorial Award, presented to the team's Most Improved Player ... also received Joel Oberman Rebounding Award ... finished second on team with 11.6 points per game ... led Crusaders and ranked second in the Mid-Con with 7.5 rebounds per game ... led team as well in blocked shots with 21, ranking eighth in the Mid-Con with 0.68 per game ... also finished second in the conference with 10 double-doubles ... posted field goal percentage of .563, fourth-best in the Mid-Con ... reached double figures in scoring in 20 games and in rebounding on 12 occasions ... kicked off season with three straight double-doubles ... posted 15 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots Nov. 11 against Calumet ... also registered double-doubles of 17 points and 12 rebounds at IPFW Nov. 13 and 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds Nov. 18 at Niagara ... tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds Dec. 16 at Ball State ... kicked off conference play with a 14-point, 11-rebound effort Jan. 4 at Centenary ... recorded 20 points for the first time in his career Jan. 11 versus Oakland, hitting 8-of-9 shots from the field ... registered 16 points and 14 rebounds in Valpo's overtime win at UMKC Jan. 25 ... played 41 minutes in comeback victory over Oral Roberts Feb. 1, hitting 8-of-11 shots from the floor to score 17 points ... registered first triple-double of his career Feb. 5 at Chicago State, hitting 7-of-9 field goal attempts for 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 10 assists ... was the first triple-double at Valpo in at least a decade ... 10 assists in a game marked the most by any Valpo player during the 2006-07 campaign and matched the best effort by any Mid-Con player ... hit 9-of-10 free throw attempts on his way to a career-high 21 points Feb. 17 at Western Michigan ... closed season with three consecutive double-doubles ... hit 8-of-11 shots from the floor, scoring 18 points while also grabbing 10 rebounds against UMKC Mar. 4.

2005-2006: Took the court for 22 games during his debut campaign ... played season-high 19 minutes against Indiana-South Bend Nov. 28, tallying seven points and pulling down eight rebounds, including three on the offensive end ... also registered two assists, a block and a steal against the Titans ... hit two shots and corralled two offensive rebounds at Centenary Dec. 29 ... scored season-high ten points against Longwood Jan. 7, knocking down 4-of-5 shots from the field ... also came up with three rebounds and two steals versus the Lancers ... hit all three of his shots against IPFW Jan. 11 ... snagged five rebounds in 16 minutes at Chicago State Jan. 19 ... followed with a six-rebound effort the next game Jan. 21 at Southern Utah ... matched best effort with four field goals in 13 minutes against Western Illinois Feb. 11 ... hit each of his three field goal attempts against Niagara Feb. 18 ... .605 shooting percentage led the Crusaders.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Tartan High School for coach Mark Klingsporn ... earned All-State, All-Metro and All-Defensive team honors with the Titans as a senior ... was a finalist for Minnesota Mr. Basketball in 2005 ... three-time All-Classic Suburban Conference honoree ... scored over 1,000 points in four-year career ... also earned two letters in football.

Personal: Urule is the son of Urule and Ingrid Igbavboa ... major is sports management with a business minor ... born April 25, 1987.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay