Valpo Student-Athletes Continue to Thrive in Classroom

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics sustained its academic excellence this semester as 243 student-athletes achieved grade point averages of 3.0 or above.


Valpo Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Six individuals have been inducted into the Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame as the Class of 2021. Frank “Moose” Goheen, Kenneth Olson ’33, Al Holmes ’55, Mike Urio ’65, Curt Peil ’73 and Marlous Nieuwveen ’02 comprise the 24th class in Hall of Fame history.


Valpo Athletics Announces Annual Academic Honors

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics kicked off its virtual academic honors banquet on Wednesday by recognizing 119 student-athletes with Presidential Academic Honors.


Valpo Athletics Welcomes Brian Welch as Assistant AD for Academic Support & Student Services

Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera and Executive Associate Athletic Director Sarah Pruess have announced the hiring of Brian Welch as the department’s Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Support & Student Services.


Current Valpo Athletics COVID-19 Spectator Policies

As of March 24, here are the current COVID-19 spectator policies for Valpo Athletics home events.


Valpo Men’s Swimming to Join MAC as Affiliate Member

Valparaiso University has reached an agreement with the Mid-American Conference (MAC) to become an affiliate conference member in men’s swimming, beginning with the 2021-22 academic year.


Student-Athlete Allies Group to Host “Amplifying People of Color” Panel Thursday

Valparaiso University’s Student-Athlete Allies group will host a Zoom panel on “Amplifying People of Color” on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. CT to discuss the experiences of people of color throughout their time on campus. The purpose of this event is to spread awareness of the injustices that occur and ultimately work to find ways we can uplift and amplify people of color in our community.


Valpo Athletics Announces Reimagined #oneVALPO Promise

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has unveiled its reimagined #oneVALPO promise, the product of the department’s “I Still Promise” initiative.


Valpo Athletics Launches Victory for Valpo

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today the launch of Victory for Valpo to address the financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Valpo Athletics.


Quintin Smidzik Added to Valpo Sports Medicine Staff

Head Athletic Trainer Nate Twedt has announced the addition of Quintin Smidzik (MEd, LAT, ATC) to the Valparaiso University Sports Medicine staff. Smidzik will serve as the athletic trainer for the Valpo softball program.


Valpo Athletics Boasts Strong Semester in Classroom

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics continued its run of academic success this semester with another strong performance in the classroom.


Seven Valpo Programs Boast Perfect Graduation Success Rates

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics continued its trend of academic success this week as the NCAA released its most recent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data. Valpo owns an 89 percent GSR, its best rate since also posting a GSR of 89 in 2013-14.


Valpo Athletics Welcomes Lanie Steinwart as FAR

Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Lanie Steinwart has taken over as the department’s Faculty Athletics Representative.


Valpo Athletics Announces ‘I Still Promise’ Initiative

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced plans to reimagine the #oneVALPO promise to reflect the thoughts, needs and priorities of the current student-athletes, administrators, coaches and staff members.


Former Valpo Student-Athletes Combat COVID-19 as Frontline Workers

In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, former Valparaiso University student-athletes working in the medical field across the country have gone beyond the expected in their efforts to combat the virus and treat patients in need of their care.


SAAC to Host Voter Registration Event Monday for Valpo Students

The Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be hosting a Voter Registration Event for Valpo students. The event will take place Monday, Sept. 28th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Harre Union.


Valpo Athletics Mourns the Passing of Rin Seibert

The Valparaiso University Athletics family is deeply saddened by the loss of Rin Seibert ’76, who passed away on Friday, Aug. 21 after a two-year battle with cancer.


Valpo Student-Athletes Receive Recognition as MVC Announces Academic Honors

Valpo Athletics was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference released its academic honors for the 2019-20 academic year on Wednesday.


SAAC Leadership Announces 2020-21 Initiatives

On Friday, Aug. 14, the Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) leadership team voted on and determined its primary initiatives for the committee for the 2020-21 academic year.


Valpo Athletics Adds to Sports Medicine Staff

Valparaiso University Head Athletic Trainer Nate Twedt has announced the addition of three new full-time athletic trainers to his staff.


Valpo Athletics Welcomes Tianna Hill as Compliance Coordinator

Executive Associate Athletic Director Sarah Pruess and Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera have announced the addition of Compliance Coordinator Tianna Hill to the Valparaiso University athletics staff.


MVC Presidents Council Announces Delayed Start for Fall Sports; PFL Announces Adjustments to 2020 Season

The Missouri Valley Conference Presidents Council has announced that it will delay the start of competition in MVC fall sports until Friday, Sept. 18, and the league will conduct conference-only competition in men's soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball.


Valparaiso University Mourns the Loss of Rod Moore

It saddens me to inform you that we have lost a beloved member of the Valparaiso University community, Roderick “Rod” Moore ’68, who served Valpo Athletics as head athletic trainer for nearly 50 years.