Five Valparaiso University Athletics Programs Earn NCAA Recognition

Five athletic programs from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.


Madelyn Nelson Joins Valpo Women’s Golf Program

Valparaiso University women’s golf coach Jon Haas has announced the addition of incoming freshman Madelyn Nelson for the 2018-2019 season.


McCreary Receives State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award

Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner Doug Elgin has named 10 student-athletes State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award recipients for the 2018 spring season. Valparaiso University women’s golf junior Madison McCreary (Batesville, Ind. / Batesville) was among those honored as the conference announced the winners on Thursday.


Women’s Golf Concludes Season with Another Strong Round at MVC Championship

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team ended its first Missouri Valley Conference Championship on a high note, setting a season best for team score for the third consecutive day on Tuesday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan. In the process, Valpo posted a 54-hole team score that ranks in the Top 5 in program history.


Women’s Golf Sets Season Best for Second Straight Day

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team took another step in the right direction on the second day of competition in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan. on Monday. Four of the team’s five individuals improved or matched their scores from Round 1 to Round 2, helping the Crusaders establish an 18-hole season low for the second straight day.


Krueger Tied for First After Round 1 of MVC Championship

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team made a statement in their first ever Missouri Valley Conference Championship round on Sunday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan. Sophomore Kayla Krueger (Spring Lake, Mich. / Spring Lake) is tied for medalist honors through 18 holes after posting a 75 despite competing in unfavorable weather conditions.


Crusaders Compete in Final Tournament Before MVC Championship

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team completed one final tune-up prior to the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, golfing all 36 holes of the Saluki Invitational at Hickory Ridge in Carbondale, Ill. on Sunday. The event was initially scheduled to span Sunday and Monday, but the weather caused the teams to compress the tournament into a one-day format. Valpo finished in eighth of 14 in the team standings while battling unfavorable course and weather conditions.


Schier Achieves Personal Best on Tuesday

Valparaiso University women’s golfer Shelby Schier enjoyed the best score of her young Crusader career on Tuesday at the Benbow Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. Golfing as an individual, the Valpo freshman turned in a 79 in the second and final round of the event.


Krueger Equals Career Best on First Day in Jacksonville

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team began the Benbow Invitational on Monday, an event hosted by Butler University at Blue Sky Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla. The first of two rounds took place on the first day of competition, with the Crusaders posting a team score of 336.


Shoemake Completes Undefeated Weekend at Ball State Sunshine Invitational

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team rounded out the spring season’s opening event on Saturday with 18 holes of match play at Dye Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Crusaders finished fourth in the team scoring, racking up six head-to-head wins over the three rounds at the Ball State Sunshine Invitational.


Women’s Golf Tees Off Spring Season

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team embarked upon the spring season on Friday, competing in 36 holes of match play at Dye Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Crusaders are in third place in the team standings through two rounds, owning five team points in an unusual match play format that does not feature head-to-head team scoring. The original format was altered when Western Carolina withdrew due to travel impacted by weather.


Women’s Golf Announces Pair of Additions to Program


The Valparaiso University women’s golf program has released its 2018-19 recruiting class, as current high school seniors Morgan Kier and Payton Hodson have signed National Letters of Intent to join Valpo’s program.


Women’s Golf Rounds Out Fall Season


After inclement weather caused the cancellation of the first day of competition, the Valparaiso University women’s golf team cranked up the Braun Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Oak Meadow CC in Evansville, Ind. The event consisted of just one 18-hole round due to the first round being washed out on Monday. The Crusaders turned in a strong showing on the final day of fall competition, placing eighth of 13.


Rain Washes Out Monday’s Round at Braun Intercollegiate


The Valparaiso University women’s golf team was slated to begin its final tournament of the fall season on Monday, but the first day of the Braun Intercollegiate has been cancelled due to inclement weather.


Crusaders Round Out MVC Fall Preview


The Valparaiso University women’s golf team competed in the final round of the Missouri Valley Conference Fall Preview on Tuesday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan. A trio of Crusaders - sophomore Tiffany Curtis, junior Kylie Shoemake and sophomore Kayla Krueger all tied for the team lead in Round 3.


Women’s Golf Makes Missouri Valley Conference Debut


The Valparaiso University women’s golf team took the course with a group of competitors filled with its Missouri Valley Conference peers on Monday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan. Wichita State hosted Day 1 of the Missouri Valley Conference Fall Preview, which features all 10 MVC programs plus the host Shockers.


Women’s Golf Adds Mudd to Coaching Staff


The Valparaiso University women’s golf team has announced the addition of Patrick Mudd to its coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.


Women’s Golf Makes Positive Strides on Second Day of Loyola Invitational


The Valparaiso University women’s golf team turned in an encouraging performance during the third and final round of the Loyola Fall Invitational on Tuesday in Flossmoor, Ill. Six players had scores of 82 or better, part of a solid team performance. Valpo started the day eight strokes behind Green Bay, but moved past the Phoenix to garner ninth in the team standings. The Crusaders (983) also finished ahead of Chicago State.


Willenbrink Paces Crusaders on First Day of Loyola Invitational


Katie Willenbrink delivered the Valparaiso University women’s golf team’s top performance of the day as the Crusaders competed in the first two rounds of the Loyola Invitational on Monday. The senior made her season debut with solid showing, picking up where she left off after leading the Crusaders in scoring average last season.


Women’s Golf Rounds Out Season-Opening Invite


The Valparaiso University women’s golf team turned in a 331 as a team in the third round of the Redbird Invitational on Monday in Normal, Ill., closing out the first tournament of the season with a 983 over three rounds. The battle for the team’s top score was tightly-contested, as four strokes separated the team leader from fourth on the squad.


Valpo Starts Season at Illinois State


The Valparaiso University women’s golf team teed off the 2017-2018 season on Sunday, participating in the Redbird Invitational hosted by Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. The Redbirds welcomed the Crusaders as a late addition to the field after Valpo’s initial plans of partaking in the Golfweek Program Challenge in Pawleys Island, S.C. were scrapped when the event was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. Instead of the initially-planned 18 holes on Sunday, the Crusaders cranked up the season with a full day of golf that featured 36 holes.


Women’s Golf Team Set to Begin Season Sunday


The Valparaiso University women’s golf team will have an immediate chance to meet Missouri Valley Conference competition as it embarks on the 2017-18 season by visiting a Valley foe on Sunday.


Women’s Golf Team Announces Schedule


The Valparaiso University women’s golf team has announced its schedule for the 2017-2018 season, its first year of play in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Crusaders get the campaign going on Sunday, Sept. 10 with the first of two days in the Golf Week Program Challenge in Myrtle Beach, S.C.


Valpo In The Valley: Men's and Women's Golf


Continuing the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, are men’s and women’s golf. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in the pair of sports and hear from men’s head coach David Gring and women’s head coach Jonathan Haas as they talk about what their respective programs are looking forward to entering the first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way in 2017-18 for their teams.