Four Valpo Student-Athletes Receive Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Award

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.

Valpo Athletics Website Moving Addresses on June 2

Beginning on June 2, Valparaiso University’s athletics website is moving addresses, and will be able to be found at

SAAC Hands Out Year-End Awards

Valparaiso University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced their year-end awards on Thursday afternoon at their annual picnic.

Valpo Teams Recognized by NCAA

Five Valparaiso University athletic teams have been cited with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for academic performance.

Valparaiso Recognizes 115 Student-Athletes at Annual Honors Banquet

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.

Guild Hosts Web Conference Featuring Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera

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.

Cheer and Dance Tryouts to be Held for Current and Incoming Valpo Students

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

WVUR to Carry 40 Live Valpo Sporting Events this Spring

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.

William Wilke Selected to Valpo's Hall of Fame

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.

Work Begins on New Athletics Field

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.

Casey Schmidt to Be Inducted in Valpo's Hall of Fame on Saturday

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.

Volleyball Standout Stephanie (Schuricht) Pequette to Be Inducted in Valpo's Hall of Fame

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.

Lori Moore to Be Inducted as Part of Valpo's Hall of Fame Class of 2008

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.

Jeanette Gray Heads to Valpo's Hall of Fame on February 23

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.

Don Bielke to be Inducted into Valpo's Hall of Fame on February 23

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.

Crusaders Place 87 Student-Athletes on Horizon League Academic Honor Roll

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.

Six Former Crusaders to be Inducted into Valpo's Hall of Fame as Class of 2008 on February 23

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.

Valparaiso Athletics Announces Partnership with ISP Sports

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.

Valpo Athletic Teams Earn NCAA Award

Nine Valparaiso University athletic teams have been cited with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their academic performance.

Valpo's Seibert Earns Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana

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.

FITT Initiative Receives $1 Million Gift

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.

Coaches Show to Air Wednesdays on WVUR

WVUR (95.1-FM, Valparaiso) will be airing Crusaders Coaches Corner every Wednesday evening from 5-5:30 p.m. beginning this evening.

Valpo Athletics Program Receives Certification

Valparaiso University’s athletics program has received certified status from the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification.

Claiborne Named to MOAA Board of Directors

Valparaiso University associate director of athletics Jane Claiborne has been named to the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) Board of Directors for 2007-2008.

Valpo Places 105 Student-Athletes on Mid-Con's Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence

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.

Valparaiso Officially Joins Horizon League

                Valparaiso University officially joined the Horizon League on Sunday, becoming the 10th member school of the Indianapolis-based league.