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Picked 6th again in the preseason MEC poll, the Blue Knights have their sights set higher than last year's runner-up finish. #UUFB #ChampionshipBound

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Killer V's Kelsey Volkmer & Megan Verhoff are ready to stonewall the competition in the MEC this year. Come to a match and cheer on Coach Haught's rising squad.

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Flying High in the MEC

Youth and some international flair helped the Blue Knights finish 3rd in the MEC last season. Can UU capture its 2nd conference title in 3 years this fall?

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Moving Mountains

New Head Coach Kevin Mounce has his young and talented Blue Knights ready to rise in the MEC this fall. Come out and support the Blue & White in 2014!

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ON YOUR MARK...

All-MEC as a rookie, Jenna Hooks is joined by record-setting teammates Jackie Smith & Nicolette Holthaus in pursuit of an MEC Championship this Fall.

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Record Setting Rookie

Last fall, rookie runner Mason Dail ran the fastest 5K in UU history. Dail and his Blue Knight teammates hope to go even faster this fall and improve upon their 8th place finish in the MEC.

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2014-15 Hall of Fame Inductee Matt Chalfant

Matt Chalfant, a standout on the record-setting 2000 UU Baseball Team, will become the 38th member of the Hall of Fame on October 4th.

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On behalf of the entire Urbana University family, I would like to welcome you to our website and the home of Blue Knight athletics. Urbana University is proud to sponsor 15 athletic programs in one of the most beautiful geographic locations in the nation.

Although athletics is an integral part of our campus environment, it is the pride that we take in the development of the total person that we find most rewarding. Read More

Get in the @TheMountainEast Game

Fans, the Mountain East Conference needs your help, and all you need to do is tweet! To help the MEC keep all fans updated on scores and results from across the league in all sports, the MEC wants you to send updates from the game via Twitter @TheMountainEast using the hashtag #MECScores or #MECSports.

As a reward for your help, the MEC will give away a prize every Wednesday. Tweets sent @TheMountainEast (or use the hashtags) that include score updates or results will receive one entry into the weekly drawing, and tweets that include photo from the game will be entered twice into the pool. Tweet us the final from the football game and then send us a "selfie" at the soccer match because every time you send us an update, you get another chance to win. Read More

 

Volleyball Sweeps Pioneers in Home Opener

Sep. 19th, 2014

The Urbana University volleyball team made a strong first impression on their home crowd on Friday night. Playing in their 2014 home opener after 8 straight matches on the road, the Blue Knights mowed down Mountain East Conference foe Glenville State College in straight sets, 25-19, 25-15, 25-17. The match also doubled as Urbana's MEC opener, so the Blue Knights improve to 1-0 in the conference.

Redshirt freshman Katlynn Dunlap led the Blue Knights with 19 kills and just 3 errors in 33 attempts. Her .485 hitting percentage was a match and season-high. Read More

Epic Comeback Propels UU to 5-Set Win

Sep. 16th, 2014

Facing a 2-0 deficit on the road at Ohio Valley University on Tuesday night, the Urbana University volleyball team stormed back to take the final three sets and the match against the Fighting Scots. The Blue Knights came out flat against the only opponent they’ve defeated this season, falling 25-15 and 25-12 in the opening two sets. The Scots pushed the Blue Knights to the brink in each of the next three sets, but Urbana held on for their first five-set victory of the season. Urbana upended Ohio Valley 25-23, 26-24 and 15-12

Katlynn Dunlap led Urbana’s uphill battle, recording 19 kills on an incredible 57 attempts in the comeback. Her 19th and final kill came on match point with her squad clinging to a 14-12 lead in the fifth and deciding set. Dunlap pulled off a rare double, also leading the Blue Knights in digs with 20. Read More

Volleyball Drops 2 More at D&E

Sep. 13th, 2014

The Urbana University volleyball team will return from the Davis & Elkins College Invitational winless after suffering two more tough defeats on Saturday. The Blue Knights’ 0-4 record is a poor representation of the strides the unit made against some tough regional competition. Saturday’s losses came to a 5-1 Slippery Rock team and an undefeated Seton Hill squad. The Blue Knights also built leads in each match before faltering.

Urbana opened Saturday’s action with promise, taking the first set against both the Rock and the Griffins by a score of 25-23. The Rock and the Griffins turned up the heat in the next three sets, however, sweeping away victories after losing tight first sets to UU. Against the Rock, Katlin Kremer led Urbana’s attack with 10 kills against just 1 error to sport a .409 attack percentage. Read More

Football Preview: #11 Shepherd @ Urbana

Sep. 18th, 2014

Coming off an unexpected 28-13 loss at rival Notre Dame College in Week 2, the Urbana University football team (1-1, 1-1 MEC) will look to turn things around as they return home to host nationally ranked Shepherd University (2-0, 2-0) this Saturday at noon.

Check in here for a full game preview, as well as a Live Broadcast of Saturday's game. Read More

Bruce Parker Named Week 3 Football Honorary Captain

Sep. 18th, 2014

During the 2014 season, the Urbana University football team will name honorary captains before each home game. These honorary captains will take the field prior to kickoff with current Blue Knight captains for the coin toss. There will also be an opportunity for the honorary captain to speak with the team prior to each home game.

Head Coach David Taynor has appointed former Blue Knight standout Bruce Parker as the Week 3 Honorary Captain vs. #11 Shepherd University. Parker came to Urbana University in Taynor's first recruiting class in 2008. After redshirting his first season, Parker lettered in each of his next four years on the Blue Knight defensive line. He recorded his first career sack as a redshirt freshman in Urbana's landmark upset over D-I Dayton in 2009. As a junior in 2011, Parker earned First Team All-Conference honors and a Second Team All-Ohio mention. His coaches and peers named him the team's Most Improved Defensive Player that season as the Blue Knights captured their second straight conference title. A regular on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Parker graduated from UU with a degree in Exercise Science in December of 2012. He left Urbana as a member of the winningest class in program history. Read More

NDC Stuns UU 28-13

Sep. 13th, 2014

The Notre Dame College football team stunned the visiting Blue Knights from Urbana University on Saturday afternoon at Mueller Field. The Falcons soared past Urbana 28-13, avenging a 39-19 loss to the Blue Knights in Urbana last September.

Before Saturday’s stunner, Urbana was 3-0 all-time against the upstart Falcons. The Blue Knights’ 20-point win over NDC last season was the closest contest of the three previous meetings.

An opportunistic Falcon defense held Urbana scoreless until the fourth quarter. It was the longest Urbana’s high-powered offense had been held scoreless since the 2008 season. Trailing the home team 21-0, junior quarterback Cody Schroeder ended Urbana’s scoring drought with a three-yard touchdown pass to Sanders Sius with 13:44 remaining. Read More

Bamber's PK Goal Secures 1-0 Win in MEC Opener

Sep. 17th, 2014

Facing a brutal early schedule, the Urbana University men's soccer team finally secured a signature win on the road on Wednesday night. A 16th minute penalty kick was the difference as Urbana knocked off Wheeling Jesuit University 1-0 under the lights in West Virginia.

It took a penalty kick to separate the evenly matched squads. Shortly after an Urbana corner kick, the Cardinals committed a foul in the box, awarding Urbana a freebie. Mike Bamber, who was an assistant coach on last year's squad that finished with a win and a draw against WJU, banged home his third PK goal of the young season to put the visitors out in front. Read More

Men's Soccer Edged by Another Ranked Opponent

Sep. 12th, 2014

The Urbana University Men’s Soccer team dropped an evenly contested match Friday evening to non-conference enemy Mercyhurst University 1-0 at UU Stadium. With the teams deadlocked after the first 45 minutes and matching each other shot for shot, the visiting Lakers were able to get on the board in the 48th minute, leading to the only goal of the game for either team.

The Blue Knights had a chance to score in the 14th minute when Ben Fitzpatrick was able to take a pass over the top and have a one on one with Laker goalkeeper Nicolas Smith. Fitzpatrick tried to beat Smith to his right, but a great save left the Blue Knights scoreless. The teams went to the 2nd half tied at 0-0 until Mercyhurst Junior Sten Marcson took a free kick after an Urbana foul from 40 yards out. Marcson was able to find teammate Jack Watson who then found the back of the net giving the visiting Lakers the 1-0 lead. Read More

Blue Knights Rout Scots 6-0 for 1st Win

Sep. 10th, 2014

Game recap coming sooThe Urbana University men’s soccer team picked up its first win of the season in a dominating performance against non-conference foe Ohio Valley University on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Knights scored early and often to jump out to a 4-0 lead in the first half. Before the final whistle sounded, Urbana tacked on two more goals to tally a 6-0 win.

Urbana’s Alpha Barry (pictured) found the back of the net just 51 seconds into the contest to get the visiting Blue Knights kick-started. The goal was assisted by Raymond Roberts. Teammate Ben Fitzpatrick tacked on an unassisted goal in the 6th minute, followed by an OVU own goal in the 9th minute. Just two minutes later, the Urbana onslaught continued as Mike Bamber converted a penalty kick to give the visitors an early 4-0 lead.n! Read More

Gianangeli Shuts Out Former Team in 0-0 Draw

Sep. 17th, 2014

The Urbana University women’s soccer team snapped a 7-game conference losing streak behind the performance of junior goalkeeper Taylor Gianangeli on Wednesday night. A transfer from Wheeling Jesuit University, Gianangeli shutout her former team for 110 minutes as the Blue Knights battled to a 0-0 draw.

Gianangeli was able to save all 11 shots on goal that the home Cardinals fired at her to earn her 5th career shutout. One of her previous 4 shutouts came in a scoreless draw last October 9th against Wheeling Jesuit. That 0-0 tie was the last time the Blue Knights ended a conference game without a loss, a span of 7 straight contests. Read More

Women's Soccer Suffers 1-0 Loss in MEC Opener

Sep. 13th, 2014

The Urbana University women’s soccer team dropped its conference opener on Saturday afternoon to rival West Liberty University at UU Stadium. The Hilltoppers scored the only goal of the game midway through the 2nd half to give the visitors its first win of the season.

The Blue Knights mounted several attacks in the 2nd half, but the home team was never able to capitalize. The best chance for UU was when Hilltopper goalkeeper Allie Warsaw came out of the net to battle for a ball. Blue Knight freshman Anne Kawabe was able to control the ball and try to get it over the keepers head, but a great team save by a Topper defender was able to prevent the goal. Read More

Women's Soccer Shuts Out OVU for 1st Win

Sep. 10th, 2014

The Urbana University women’s soccer team was able to pick up their first win of the season in a non-conference battle on Wednesday afternoon at regional rival Ohio Valley University. The Blue Knights were able to find the back of the net twice in the first half and cruise to a 3-0 victory. First-year Blue Knight Head Coach Kevin Mounce picked up his first win in the shutout.

Urbana University was able to dominate possession, outshooting the Fighting Scots 21 to 4. The Blue Knights had 15 shots on goal. UU goalkeeper Taylor Gianangeli (pictured) was able to save all 3 OVU shots on goal to pick up her first win of the season. The shutout was the fourth of her Blue Knight career. Read More

Weiss Leads Men's Golf at Glade Springs

Sep. 16th, 2014

The Urbana University men’s golf team completed 3 rounds in 2 days at the Glade Springs Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. The invitational was played at The Resort at Glade Springs on the Cobb Black Course located in Daniels, West Virginia. The Blue Knights finished 14th out of the 20 teams, shooting a 3-round total of 962 as a team. Indiana University of Pennsylvania finished 1st with a score of 880, edging California University of Pennsylvania by 2 strokes just 1 week after winning Urbana's Dye Intercollegiate.

Freshmen Brandon Weiss led the way for the Blue Knights after playing his way into Urbana's first five at the Dye Intercollegiate. Weiss shot a team-low of 238, carding rounds of 77, 79 and 82. He placed 49th out of 100 total golfers. Read More

Men's Golf Opens Season at Home in Dye Intercollegiate

Sep. 8th, 2014

For the second straight year, the Urbana University men's golf team opened its fall season by hosting the Dye Intercollegiate at the team’s host course, the Urbana Country Club. The Blue Knights competed in a tough regional field of 12 teams, including 8 from the Mountain East Conference.

Indiana University-Pennsylvania took the team title by three strokes over last year’s champs from the University of Charleston. A pair of IUP teammates also had to break a tie for medalist honors. Jack Owen and Mike Hoare each finished with two-day totals of 148, but Owen eagled the first playoff hole on #17 to take home the individual title. Blue Knight rookie Cody Lyons (Bellefontaine, Ohio) led his squad in his debut, shooting 85-77 to finish tied for 31st overall in a field of over 70. Read More

Men's Golf Lands in 9th in Preseason MEC Poll

Aug. 28th, 2014

The University of Charleston has been picked by the league's coaches to win the Mountain East Conference championship in men's golf. The Golden Eagles finished third at the conference championships last fall, but came on strong in the spring and earned a bid to the NCAA Atlantic Regional and advanced from there to the NCAA Tournament finals.

The Blue Knights' top performer, senior Adam Mitchley, returns in 2014-15 after garnering All-Conference honors for the second straight season. Mitchley is joined by 5 other Urbana returners, but only sophomore Travis Fowler has MEC Championship experience. Senior Vincent Dugan, junior Austin Manning and second-year players Austin Wells and Jordan Sosby have some collegiate tournament experience, but they'll need to step up their averages to replace the losses of Mike Dague and Steve England amongst others. Urbana ended the MEC Championship in 9th place last fall. Read More

Caudill, Phillips Lead UU at Gannon

Sep. 15th, 2014

The Urbana University women’s golf team competed in the Michael Corbett Fall Classic on Sunday and Monday. The tournament was played at the Lake Shore Country Club in Erie, Pennsylvania, where the Blue Knights finished 15th in the 18-team tournament. Trevecca Nazarene University, Urbana's old conference rivals in the G-MAC, won the event with a 2-day total of 636, edging their hosts from Gannon by a single stroke.

Urbana was led by seniors Kasey Caudill and Lindsey Phillips (pictured). Caudill and Phillips both recorded 167's, tying for the team low. Caudill and Phillips shot identical 85's on Sunday, followed by identical 82's on Monday, which left them tied for 30th out of 102 competitors. The 167's tied them for the 5th lowest 2-day tournament scores in school history, and Monday's 82's are tied for the 8th lowest single round score at UU. Read More

Women's Golf Takes 6th at Season Opening MEC Tournament

Sep. 8th, 2014

Hosting its first golf tournament since 2010, the Urbana University women’s golf team exceeded expectations to finish sixth at the Mountain East Conference’s Fall Invitational. Urbana entered the season picked to finish seventh in the conference’s preseason poll after finishing seventh in last year’s fall conference tournament. The Blue Knights were led by junior Courtney Tierney, who fired rounds of 86 and 90 to finish tied for 12th at Indian Springs Golf Club.

Wheeling Jesuit won the event with a two-day total of 695 led by Kasey Frazier’s medalist score of 79-79. Notre Dame College, the preseason MEC favorites, followed with a 708. Urbana was just 10 strokes behind the leaders after Day 1, but the Blue Knights were one of just two teams to add strokes on Day 2. Urbana followed their 361 on Sunday with a 373 on Monday to drop two spots in the team standings. Read More

Women's Golf Selected 7th in MEC Preseason Poll

Aug. 27th, 2014

Notre Dame College has been picked to win the 2014 Mountain East Conference title in women's golf in a vote conducted by the league's coaches. The Falcons finished with 76 points and six first-place selections. NDC led the first two rounds of the MEC Tournament last year before finishing runner-up to Wheeling Jesuit. Notre Dame returns four starters from its lineup, including Michiko Smith who took third individually at the tournament.

Urbana was selected 7th in the preseason poll. The Blue Knights return 4 of the team's top 5 performers from a year ago, including Second Team All-MEC selection Courtney Tierney. In the fall, Urbana finished 7th at the MEC Championships. They improved to a 4th place showing at the MEC's spring tournament. Read More

Whitehead, Borchlewicz & Phelps Round Out Men's Basketball Staff

Sep. 11th, 2014

Urbana University and new Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Summers added two new assistant coaches to the staff this offseason. Brandon Whitehead and Matt Borchlewicz recently joined Summers’ staff and will serve as assistant coaches for the 2014-15 season.

Brandon Whitehead spent the past four seasons with the Ohio Northern University men’s basketball program as an assistant coach and summer camp administrator. Matt Borchlewicz brings a wealth of experience to his new position on Coach Summers’ staff. Most recently, he served Radford University as the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations from 2012-14. Read More

2014-15 Ticket Prices Announced for UU Home Games

Aug. 4th, 2014

Ticket prices have been announced for the 2014-15 school year at Urbana University Athletics' home games. The cost for Urbana's 6 home football games remains the same at $8 for adults, $6 for youth and senior citizens. Also remaining the same is the cost to attend Blue Knight basketball games at $6 for adults, $4 for youth and senior citizens. New in 2014 is a $5 admission charge for home volleyball matches.

As always, current UU students, staff and faculty are free with a valid UU I.D. There is no charge for attending any other home sporting event on the campus of Urbana University. This includes home soccer matches, baseball and softball games, swim meets, golf tournaments and women's lacrosse games. Read More

Summers Named New Men's Basketball Head Coach

May. 28th, 2014

Urbana University Athletic Director Doug Young appointed Rob Summers as the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Summers becomes the ninth head coach in the program’s 50th season.

“I am extremely excited to have this opportunity to become the next Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Urbana University,” explained Summers upon his hiring. “Being from Columbus, Ohio, I know the wealth of talent in the state and surrounding areas, and I believe with the proper coaching and patience, this program can become a solid contender in the Mountain East Conference. It will take a lot of time and energy, but I believe in myself and the players we have coming back, as well as the future Blue Knight recruits.”

Summers comes to Urbana from NCAA Division I James Madison University where he spent the past year as the Dukes’ Director of Men’s Basketball Operations. The 7-footer also has plenty of playing experience at the D-I level. Read More

Swim Team to Host Annual September Tune-Up Camp

Sep. 8th, 2014

Urbana University Head Swim Coach Dave Johnson announced plans to host a September Stroke Tune-Up Camp for swimmers of all ages. The camp will run for the duration of September into the first week of October. There will be 12 total sessions at 1.5 hours each, for a total of 18 hours of instruction, training, video work, and more. Cost of the camp is $50 per swimmer. The camp is limited to the first 30 swimmers to sign up.

Camp runs from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights starting September 8th and running until October 2nd.

For more details, please contact Coach Johnson at dave.johnson@urbana.edu or by phone at (937) 772-9278 . Read More

Wieser, Stover & Helander Earn Scholar All-American Awards

Jul. 14th, 2014

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) is proud to announce the 2014 CSCAA Individual Scholar All-Americans, supported by Nike Swim. The Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a cumulative, or term grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the academic term coinciding with their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and have qualified for and competed at the Championship. The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America Award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard but did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship.

Urbana University junior Kim Helander became the first back-to-back Honorable Mention Scholar All-American in the Blue Knight swimming program after once again posting a GPA above 3.5 and swimming multiple "B" cut times. Helander was joined on the squad by fellow junior Matt Stover and freshman teammate Aerika Wieser, who became the first Blue Knight female in the program's 6-year history to earn the distinction. Read More

Men's Swim Team Owns Top GPA in D2 for 2nd Straight Semester

Jul. 10th, 2014

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) is proud to announce the 2014 Spring CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams. The CSCAA Scholar All-America program is supported by Nike.

The Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester/term and in the semester/term of the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).

For the second consecutive semester, the Urbana University men's swim team posted the highest team GPA in NCAA Division II. The Blue Knights led the way with a 3.76. Urbana's women remained in the top 10 of D2's national rankings, finishing 9th with a cumulative team GPA of 3.53. Read More

Cross Country Teams Kick Off 2014 at OWU

Sep. 6th, 2014

The Urbana University men's and women's cross country teams kicked off the program's 7th season in a meet hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday morning. Three Blue Knight men competed, and five Blue Knight women chased down the competition.

The men were led by senior Josh Brown. Brown completed the men's 8K in a time of 31:59, narrowly missing out on his personal best in the event by 34 seconds in the season's first race. Sophomores Matt Wilt (38:00) and Zachary Johnson (40:45) rounded out the men's finishers. Read More

Men's Cross Country Tabbed 9th in MEC Preseason Poll

Aug. 21st, 2014

The Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals have been picked by the coaches in the Mountain East Conference to win the 2014 men's cross country conference title. Urbana tied with Glenville State for 9th in the preseason poll.

Urbana finished 8th at the MEC Championships last fall. Four Blue Knights return for Head Coach Kevin Horne from that squad, including top runner, sophomore Mason Dail. Joining Dail on the course this fall will be fellow sophomores Zach Johnson and Matthew Wilt, along with senior Josh Brown. Read More

#UUMCC Takes 8th at MEC Championships

Oct. 26th, 2013

On a crisp autumn morning at Pipestem State Park in West Virginia, the Urbana University men’s and women’s cross country teams put the finishing touches on the most successful seasons in program history. Competing in the first-ever Mountain East Conference Championships, the Blue Knight men placed 8th out of 9 squads. As they have been all fall, the Blue Knight men were paced by freshman Mason Dail. Dail cracked the 30-minute barrier in the 8K for the fourth time this season, posting a time of 29:59.03. Dail placed 35th in the field of 71, missing out on all-conference honors by about 90 seconds. He averaged 6:01 per mile over the near-5 mile course. Read More

Cross Country Teams Kick Off 2014 at OWU

Sep. 6th, 2014

The Urbana University men's and women's cross country teams kicked off the program's 7th season in a meet hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday morning. Three Blue Knight men competed, and five Blue Knight women chased down the competition.

Urbana's women finished 11th in the field of 11, averaging a time of 24:05 in the women's 5K. Sophomore Jenna Hooks (pictured) paced the Blue Knights for the 7th straight race to open her collegiate career. Hooks took 74th place in the field of 135 in a time of 22:28. She was followed closely behind by UU freshman Alyssa Strickland, who crossed the finish line in 22:55 in her Blue Knight debut. Junior Jackie Smith was the 3rd Blue Knight across the finish line in a time of 23:11. Sophomore Nicolette Holthaus finished 4th on the squad in a time of 24:42 and freshman Ally Ulery turned in a time of 27:09 in her collegiate debut. Read More

Women's Cross Country Picked 9th in MEC Preseason Poll

Aug. 20th, 2014

The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats have been picked to repeat as Mountain East Conference champions after a vote conducted by the league's coaches. Urbana, behind 3rd year Head Coach Kevin Horne, tied for 9th in the 11-team preseason poll.

The Blue Knights return 3 of their top 4 runners from 2013, including Second Team All-MEC selection Jenna Hooks. Hooks ended her rookie campaign with the all-time top 3 fastest 5K's and 6K's in program history. The UU women had just 4 runners compete in last season's MEC Championships, missing out on a team score by one runner. The Blue Knights’ 4 runners turned in an average time of 27:31 in the 6K, which placed them just behind the top 4 squads in the MEC. Hooks returns with teammates Jackie Smith and Nicolette Holthaus. Together, the trio owns the top seven 5K times in program history. Talented newcomers Alyssa Strickland and Ally Ullery should help Urbana climb the conference rankings in 2014. Read More

Hooks Nabs All-Conference Honors at MEC Championships

Oct. 26th, 2013

On a crisp autumn morning at Pipestem State Park in West Virginia, the Urbana University men’s and women’s cross country teams put the finishing touches on the most successful seasons in program history. Competing in the first-ever Mountain East Conference Championships, the Blue Knight men placed 8th out of 9 squads. The UU women had just four runners compete, missing out on a team score by one runner. However, the Blue Knights’ four runners turned in an average time of 27:31 in the 6K, which placed them behind just the top four squads in the field of 10. Jenna Hooks ran her second fastest 6K of the season in a time of 26:04.75. She averaged 6:59 a mile and placed 14th in the field of 76 runners. Her finish earned her Second Team All-MEC honors. Read More

Hill Hired to Assist Women's Basketball Team

Sep. 4th, 2014

New Urbana University Women's Basketball Head Coach Haley Ducey announced the hiring of her first assistant this fall. Recent Texas A&M grad Rodney Hill has accepted a position as the Blue Knights' Graduate Assistant after spending two seasons with the Texas A&M women’s basketball program as a practice player, camp instructor, and student intern.

"Rodney brings the energy, passion, and drive that programs love to see in their assistants," said UU Head Coach Haley Ducey upon his hiring. "I am extremely blessed and excited to have Coach Hill as a part of this is program and join this great family at Urbana. He comes here full of optimism and experience, ready to continue the winning tradition that the Urbana women’s program has held for many years." Read More

Ducey Named New Women's Basketball Head Coach

Jul. 15th, 2014

Urbana University Athletic Director Doug Young appointed former Blue Knight standout and assistant coach Haley Ducey as the next Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

“After an extensive national search, we decided that the best person for this job was already here on campus,” explains Young. “I have known Haley since she signed to play at Urbana University out of high school in 2007. She was an exemplary student-athlete for four years, a dedicated assistant coach for two years, and a loyal employee and recruiter in the admissions office these past two years. We are proud to have a true Blue Knight take charge of one of our most successful programs.” Read More

Johnson Named 1st Team All-Region

Mar. 13th, 2014

West Virginia State University senior guard Lexy Carson was named the Atlantic Region’s Most Outstanding Player on Thursday morning to highlight the 2013-14 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball All-Atlantic Region Team. Joining Carson on the Daktronics All-Atlantic Region First Team squad are Bloomsburg University’s Catherine Noack, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Player of the Year, and Edinboro University’s Valerie Majewski, the PSAC Western Division Player of the Year. Urbana University’s DeVonyea Johnson and West Chester University’s Dallas Ely were also voted to the First Team.

Johnson (Ypsilanti, Michigan/Ann Arbor Huron) became the first Blue Knight in program history to earn First Team All-Region honors. It's the second year in a row Urbana landed a player on the All-Region team. (Ciara Geiger was a Second Team selection last season.) Johnson averaged 20.0 points per game as a senior. She was one of just 25 players across the country to score 20 or more points per game, and she was the first Blue Knight in women's basketball history to average 20. In addition, Johnson added 5.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game. She finished top 15 in the MEC in scoring, assists, defensive rebounding, steals, FG% (45.3%), 3-PT FG% (37.9%), 3-PT FG (66), FT% (78.1%), and assist-to-turnover ratio. The 5-8 guard started all 28 games for the 18-10 Blue Knights. Urbana's 18 wins were the most since the 1998-99 season. Read More

Softball to Host Clinics in the Fall

Aug. 25th, 2014

Urbana University Head Softball Coach Dani Lowe announced the addition of more fall clinics to the schedule for aspiring collegiate softball players. The clinics will focus primarily on defensive skills and pitching. They will take place on Sunday, October 12th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, October 26th from 2:00-4:30 p.m. The clinics are $35 per player.

Click 'Read More' for more information, including a registration form. For more information on the clinics, please contact Coach Lowe at dlowe@urbana.edu or (937) 772-9308. Read More

Softball Recruiting Class Reaches 10 after Haley Signing

Jun. 23th, 2014

Urbana University Head Softball Coach Danielle Lowe announced the addition of another recruit to her talented 2014 class, bringing the total to 10 new Blue Knights joining the squad this fall. Bellefontaine High School standout Jazmyn Haley is the 10th and newest softball Blue Knight.

Haley just wrapped up her senior season on the diamond for the Chieftains and Coach Kate Buffkin. She was a First Team All-CBC performer while hitting an eye-popping .607 and also leading the team in stolen bases and on-base percentage. Haley earned 2nd Team All-Ohio honors in addition to First Team All-Metro accolades. She was named her team's offensive and defensive MVP. Haley excelled in four different sports during her time at Bellefontaine. Read More

Softball Adds Gearhart & McNulty

Jun. 3th, 2014

Urbana University Head Softball Coach Danielle Lowe announced the addition of two more recruits to her talented 2014 class. Miami East High School’s Ellie Gearhart and Keystone High School’s Morgan McNulty will join four recent Blue Knight spring signees, and three early signees, on the field this fall at Urbana University.

Gearhart and McNulty will both bolster the Blue Knight infield. Gearhart is a 5’10” South Charleston, Ohio native with experience at third base, shortstop and first base. McNulty is a 5’3” middle infielder from Elyria, Ohio. Read More

Tavone Jr. Inks Deal with Atlanta Braves

Aug. 4th, 2014

Urbana University baseball standout Robert Tavone Jr. realized a lifelong dream today, signing a professional contract to play for the Atlanta Braves organization. Tavone Jr. will report immediately to the Gulf Coast Braves, Atlanta’s Rookie League affiliate located in Kissimmee, Florida.

A four-year starter behind the plate for the Blue Knights, Tavone Jr. (Whitby, Ontario) was the 2013 G-MAC Offensive Player of the Year as a junior. He hit .387 that season with 3 home runs, a school-record 19 doubles, and 30 RBIs. His on-base percentage was .451 and he slugged a team-high .606. He finished fifth in NCAA Division II in doubles per game (0.49). Over the final 27 games that season, Tavone Jr. hit .463 with 17 doubles, 20 RBIs, and 25 runs, collecting at least one hit in 26 of the final 27 games. Amazingly, he struck out just twice over the final 23 contests of 2013. Read More

Chalfant Chosen as 38th Member of UU Hall of Fame

Jul. 14th, 2014

Urbana University announced plans today to induct former Blue Knight baseball standout Matt Chalfant into its Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. Chalfant will become the first Blue Knight baseball player enshrined since 1995, and the first Hall of Famer that made his athletic mark exclusively on the baseball field at UU. Overall, Chalfant will become the 38th member enshrined since the Urbana University Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1987.

Dave Ross, a 1976 graduate of Urbana and current University Trustee and Hall of Fame Chairman, administered the nomination and selection process. “Baseball has been an ongoing cornerstone of our athletic program. Matt was both an excellent player and leader in his four years while excelling in a difficult academic major. His coach and teammates were very supportive of his candidacy which attests to his fine character.” Read More

Baseball Announces Team Award Winners

May. 22nd, 2014

Following a 24-win season and a school-record 20 conference wins in the inaugural season competing in the Mountain East Conference, the Urbana University baseball team and Head Coach Mike Goldschmidt announced the 2014 team award winners. In addition to the team's quality season on the field, the Blue Knights also enjoyed a stellar year in the classroom. The baseball team finished the spring term with a 3.07 team GPA, bringing their 2013-14 team GPA up to 3.068! Twenty-four out of 33 student-athletes had a 3.0 GPA or higher, 20 of which will make the Athletic Director's Spring Honor Roll with a 3.25 or higher! Brad Hall, Bronson Marlett, Matt Paculan, Cody Ridinger, and Matt Watson all posted perfect 4.0 GPA's for the spring. Hall & Paculan earned perfect 4.0's for the entire school year! Read More

Helander, Stover & Wieser Earn Scholar All-American Awards

Jul. 14th, 2014

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) is proud to announce the 2014 CSCAA Individual Scholar All-Americans, supported by Nike Swim. The Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a cumulative, or term grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the academic term coinciding with their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and have qualified for and competed at the Championship. The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America Award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard but did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship.

Urbana University junior Kim Helander became the first back-to-back Honorable Mention Scholar All-American in the Blue Knight swimming program after once again posting a GPA above 3.5 and swimming multiple "B" cut times. Helander was joined on the squad by fellow junior Matt Stover and freshman teammate Aerika Wieser, who became the first Blue Knight female in the program's 6-year history to earn the distinction. Read More

Men's Swim Team Posts Top GPA in the Country

Mar. 7th, 2014

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) is proud to announce the 2013 Fall CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams. The CSCAA Scholar All-America program is supported by Nike.

Overall the two highest team G.P.A.s were produced by D-II programs, with Urbana University leading the way for the men with a 3.82 and Lynn University Women's team posting a 3.71. Urbana's women finished 6th in D-II with a 3.53 team G.P.A. Read More

UU Swimmers Take Program to New Heights at ASC Championships

Feb. 15th, 2014

The Urbana University swim teams wrapped up their 2013-14 season by taking the sixth year program to new heights at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships in Christiansburg, Virginia this weekend. Nearly 20 inches of snow that fell Wednesday and Thursday forced the full three day event to be crammed into a day and a half, but after the frenzied championship format, the Blue Knight men landed in third place out of 12 squads, while the women finished seventh of 13. Both finishes were program bests. The women’s team has now improved their standing in the ASC in each of the last five seasons, and a pair of Blue Knights captured the program’s first ever individual conference titles. Together, the men's and women's teams collected six individual championships. In the five seasons prior, Urbana took home four event championships.

Kim Helander handed Urbana’s men its first individual title on Friday in his signature event, the 100 fly. He fell short of his ASC and UU record time of 49.01 but won the event easily in a time of 49.64. It was his third straight title in the event. Helander followed his win in the 100 fly with another championship in the 200 fly on Saturday. Read More

Corsmeier, Stein Earn GLIAC Academic All-Conference Honors

Jun. 30th, 2014

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced the 2014 Spring All-Academic & All-Academic Excellence Teams. All-Academic Teams are comprised of those student-athletes that meet criteria and carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0-3.49. Academic Excellence Teams are comprised of student athletes that have a cumulative GPA of 3.50-4.0.

The Urbana University lacrosse team landed a pair of players on the academic squads. Senior Chiara Corsmeier earned Academic Excellence distinction and sophomore Tabitha Stein landed on the Academic All-Conference Team. Read More

Arrows Bring Down Blue Knights in Finale

Apr. 27th, 2014

The Urbana University women's lacrosse team dropped its season finale and Senior Day contest 13-8 to the Ursuline Arrows.

Junior Hannah Walters led Urbana's offense with four goals, including three after the half to briefly cut Ursuline's lead to 11-8 with 16:46 left to play. The Arrows slowed the pace of the game by holding the ball before scoring the game's final two goals to arrive at the 5-goal margin of victory.

Taylor Anderson, Maria Garcia, and Tabitha Stein also contributed to Urbana's total with a combined four goals. Andersen scored twice in the first half. Garcia led UU with 4 ground balls. Jessica McHenry caused a career-high 4 turnovers to go with her 3 ground balls. Senior Courtney Hockenbery had 2 draw controls in her final game. Sophomore goalkeeper Paige Waqa finished with a school record 26 saves in the loss. Read More

Lakers Blank Blue Knights

Apr. 25th, 2014

The GLIAC's top ranked squad handed Urbana University its first shutout loss in the program's 4-year history on Friday night. Grand Valley State University blanked the Blue Knights 18-0 to officially elminate Urbana from the GLIAC post-season tournament.

The Lakers led 11-0 at the half before tacking on 7 more goals over the final 30 minutes. Urbana managed just 1 shot on goal on the night against the stout Laker defense. Hannah Walters had the lone shot. Paige Waqa recorded 9 saves in goal for the visitors. The loss was Urbana's 7th straight. The Blue Knights put the finishing touches on the 2014 season on Sunday at home. Urbana welcomes Ursuline College to UU Stadium for the finale. Prior to the game, Urbana will honor seniors Chiara Corsmeier and Courtney Hockenbery. Read More

Bowlers Edged by Lindenwood in National Title Match

Apr. 18th, 2014

It wasn’t supposed to end like this. The Urbana University men’s bowlers were the Cinderella darlings of the 2014 Intercollegiate Team Championships. The week started with Blue Knight Graham Fach bowling the first 300 game and 800 series of the 2014 Open Championships. Then, smallest school in the draw got hot and took down bowling Goliaths from Robert Morris University and Wichita State University.

Destiny seemed to be smiling on Urbana until a couple of tenth frames didn’t go the Blue Knights’ way in Friday night’s National Championship match with Lindenwood University. After losing the first two games by a total of seven pins, Lindenwood completed the three-game sweep in the best of five series with a 201-167 victory in the decisive game. Read More

Blue Knight Bowlers Advance to National Championship Match

Apr. 17th, 2014

On the brink of elimation and needing 3 strikes in the tenth frame to knock off top-seeded Wichita State University, lefty anchor Graham Fach rolled three perfect balls to send the Urbana University men's bowling team to the National Championship match on Friday. Fourth-seeded Urbana advances after a marathon day to meet the third-seeded Lindenwood Lions for the Men's Team Championship on Friday at 5:00 p.m. local time, 8:00 p.m. Eastern. The match will be a best 3 out of 5 format. There is no live video coverage of the Championship, but it will air on Tuesday nights throughout the month of May on CBS Sports Network. Follow @UUSports on Twitter or "Blue Knight" on Facebook for live updates on Friday night. Read More

Fach Rolls Perfect Game, 800 Series at 2014 USBC Open

Apr. 16th, 2014

From the time his flight landed in Reno on Tuesday morning, Graham Fach of Urbana, Ohio, was on the move, and that included a quick stop at his hotel, a to-go order at Denny's, a quick march down Center Aisle at the National Bowling Stadium and a record-performance at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships.

The 22-year-old left-hander barely had time to look around and admire the grandeur of the NBS before hitting the lanes at the one-of-a-kind venue for the first time, and three hours later, he polished off the ninth perfect game and first 800 series of the 2014 event. Read More