2014 National Runners-Up

The UU men’s bowling team finished 2nd at the Intercollegiate Team Championships in Reno. A loss in the title match kept the team from claiming UU's 1st National Championship.

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Blue Knight Baseball

Behind 2014 Preseason All-Region senior catcher Robert Tavone Jr. and senior ace Justin Robinson, the UU baseball team is out to claim the inaugural MEC Championship in 2014.

2014 Baseball Schedule

Aces Wild in 2014

Coming off the program's first winning season in 13 years, the UU softball team and its pair of senior aces are ready to take the MEC by storm in 2014.

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Climbing the GLIAC Ranks

The first 4-year class in UU lacrosse history is ready to leave their legacy. Ashley Gerken, Chiara Corsmeier, Heather Abdalla and the rest of the Blue Knights hope that legacy includes a 2014 GLIAC Championship.

2014 Women's Lacrosse Schedule

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Watch for falling records on the golf course this spring as the Blue Knights, behind Mike Dague and Adam Mitchley, compete in the inaugural season of the Mountain East Conference.

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UU women's golf trio Courtney Tierney, Kasey Caudill & Lindsey Phillips already own 4 of the best 7 rounds in school history. This spring, they're shooting for the top spot in the Mountain East Conference!

2014 Schedule/Results

Mountain East Conference

Urbana University is a charter member of the Mountain East Conference, which officially became the newest NCAA Division II athletic conference on July 1st.

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Student-Athletes Shine at Urbana U

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

Bowlers Edged by Lindenwood in National Title Match

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

 

Women's Golf Wraps up Spring Season at Gannon

Apr. 19th, 2014

Under the leadership of new Head Coach Sarah Ramsey, the Urbana University women’s golf team put the finishing touches on their 2014 spring season at the Gannon Spring Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Blue Knights finished 8th, shooting scores of 366 and 375. Gannon University won their home tournament by just 5 strokes over Mercyhurst with a two-day team score of 661.

Junior Lindsey Phillips turned in the second lowest round for UU on Friday with an 88, and she shot low round on Saturday with an 86 to finish with a two-day total of 174. Phillips ended teammate Courtney Tierney’s streak of four straight team low tournament scores with the 174. Phillips was the last Blue Knight other than Tierney to lead the squad back in the first tournament of the school year on September 8th. Read More

Women's Golf Takes 4th at MEC's

Apr. 8th, 2014

The Urbana University women's golf team competed in the Mountain East Conference Spring Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. The conference tournament was played at Berry Hills Country Club in South Charleston, West Virginia under sunny, but cool conditions. The Blue Knights finished fourth in the 12-team conference tournament.

Urbana was led by sophomore Courtney Tierney. Tierney tied for seventh place in the field of 40 after shooting 83-84 in her two rounds. Her performance earned her Second Team All-MEC honors. It's the second straight year Tierney has been named All-Conference. Read More

Tierney Takes 2nd in Spring's 1st Tournament

Mar. 22nd, 2014

Ohio (March 22, 2014) – Ursuline College’s Ice Cup Challenge lived up to its name this weekend. Playing in temperatures that hovered around freezing on Saturday, the Urbana University women’s golf team took third in the field of four teams. Courtney Tierney shot a team-best 82 and finished one stroke behind the tournament medalist from Notre Dame College. Notre Dame shot a 351 as a team and also took the overall team title.

Tierney’s 82 was the 8th best single round score in program history. In addition to missing out on medalist honors by a stroke, she also fell a stroke shy of her personal best. Read More

Softball Splits on the Road for 2nd Straight Day

Apr. 19th, 2014

For the second straight day, the Urbana University softball team split a conference doubleheader on the road in Charleston, West Virginia. The Golden Eagles from the University of Charleston took the first game 4-2 before the Blue Knights bounced back with a 7-0 shutout victory in Game 2.

The Blue Knights have split their last 10, going 5-5 over that span. Urbana sits at 23-15 overall and 15-7 in the Mountain East Conference with three conference doubleheaders remaining in the regular season. The Blue Knights have clinched a winning record in the MEC and the program’s second straight winning season after suffering a drought of 13 years without a winning record. Senior pitcher Haley Kolmerten (pictured) started both games of the doubleheader. In the Game 2 win, she tied the school record with her 13th win of the year, and she added to her own school record with her 6th shutout of the season. Read More

Softball Splits at State

Apr. 18th, 2014

Just two days after letting a couple of upset bids fall short against the #24 team in the country, the Urbana University softball team split a Friday doubleheader with conference foe West Virginia State University. The Blue Knights maintained their third place position in the Mountain East Conference after winning the first game 5-0 and falling 7-1 in Game 2.

Senior starting pitcher Haley Kolmerten cooled the Jacket bats over seven innings in Game 1 to earn her 12th win of the spring. Kolmerten struck out five and scattered four hits to pick up her fifth complete game shutout of the season. Read More

#24 Indy Survives Scares, Runs Winning Streak to 18

Apr. 16th, 2014

The Urbana University softball team delivered a pair of scares to #24 Indianapolis on Wednesday night, but the Blue Knights couldn’t deliver a win. The nationally ranked Greyhounds ran one of the longest winning streaks in the country to 18 straight with victories of 3-2 and 9-4 at Blue Knights Field.

In each of Indy’s last two trips to Urbana University, the nationally ranked Greyhounds left with a loss. Both times, Indy sported a top 15 ranking. The Greyhounds came into Wednesday’s doubleheader ranked 24th in the country on the strength of their 16-game winning streak.

Early on, Urbana went toe-to-toe with the 24th ranked team in the country and All-American pitcher Morgan Foley. Katelyn Edwards singled in Caitlyn Everhart to tie the game at a run apiece in the third inning. Read More

Baseball Salvages Split on Saturday

Apr. 19th, 2014

The Urbana University baseball team didn’t come away from their weekend series with the University of Charleston completely empty-handed. After dropping the first three games of the series to the ninth place Golden Eagles, the Blue Knights salvaged a victory in Saturday’s finale. Charleston guaranteed themselves a series victory over the Mountain East Conference’s second place team with a 3-1 win in Game 1 on Saturday, but the Blue Knights took the second game by a score of 9-5.

Freshman Austin Rodesky did not allow an earned run over 5 innings of UU's Game 2 win. Rodesky improved to 3-1 on the year on the mound for the Blue Knights. Read More

Charleston Surprises UU Twice on Friday

Apr. 18th, 2014

Ninth place Charleston stunned the second place Urbana University baseball team on their home field on Friday afternoon. The Golden Eagles swept the first two games of a 4-game series by scores of 6-3 and 8-2.

Bronson Marlett had 3 hits on the day to pace Urbana's offense. His RBI in Game 2 gave the Blue Knights a 1-0 lead that evaporated after a 6-run 6th inning by UC. Read More

Baseball Sweeps Cards, Wins Season Series

Apr. 16th, 2014

The Urbana University baseball team took two key Mountain East Conference games on Wednesday afternoon against Wheeling Jesuit University. The doubleheader had to be moved to CONSOL Energy Field, home of the Washington Wild Things in Washington, Pa. because of Tuesday’s spring snowstorm. Urbana swept the Cardinals on the neutral field by scores of 2-1 and 7-0. The wins give Urbana the season series with WJU by a 3-1 count.

Staked with the big lead before throwing his first pitch, freshman starting pitcher Jackson Everman mowed through the Cardinal lineup with confidence. Everman earned his first collegiate win, throwing a complete-game 2-hit shutout in the Game 2 win. Read More

Dragons Down Blue Knights

Apr. 19th, 2014

The Tiffin University women’s lacrosse team extended Urbana University’s losing streak to five games on Saturday afternoon in Tiffin. The Dragons flew out to a 9-1 halftime lead before dispatching the Blue Knights by a score of 16-1. Urbana’s lone goal came with 6 seconds remaining in the first half. Taylor Andersen scored on an assist from Jessica McHenry. Paige Waqa had 10 saves in goal. Defender Emily Brumley led the Blue Knights with 3 ground balls. Read More

Blue Knights Bumped by Walsh

Apr. 17th, 2014

Like they have a few times this season, the Blue Knight women's lacrosse team charged out of the gates on Thursday night. Urbana grabbed a quick 2-1 lead over GLIAC foe Walsh University thanks to a pair of early goals from junior Hannah Walters. The Walsh Cavaliers regrouped, though, and controlled undermanned Urbana the rest of the way. The Cavs collected their sixth win of the season by a score of 16-3. Urbana slipped to 1-7 on the year.

Playing with just 11 players, Urbana put forth an admirable effort. In addition to her two quick goals, Walters also had a team-high 5 ground balls. Read More

Lacrosse Upended by Oilers

Apr. 13th, 2014

The University of Findlay women’s lacrosse team picked up a big conference road win on Sunday afternoon at Urbana University. The Oilers controlled the pace from the onset, earning a 21-4 win over the Blue Knights.

The Oilers led 11-3 at the half. Chanelle Bondurant scored all three of Urbana’s first half goals. Alanna Costigan assisted on one. The Blue Knights managed to score just once in the second half. Costigan assisted Taylor Andersen. Paige Waqa finished with 13 saves in goal for UU. 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

Men's Soccer Completes Spring Season

Apr. 17th, 2014

The Urbana University men's soccer team completed the non-competition spring season this week, playing an array of different teams from NCAA D-I and D-II and the NAIA.

"The purpose of the spring season is to shake off the winter cobwebs and start to look forward to the fall season," said Head Coach Nick Roberts. "It was a good exercise against some very good competition. In reflection, I was very happy with the way we played, and it was good schedule and exercise for us. I am looking forward to the fall season."

The 2014 fall season will see the Blue Knights open up against Ohio Dominican University on Thursday, September 4th at home with a 5:30 kick off time. Read More

UU Men's Soccer Adds Summer Camp Dates

Mar. 25th, 2014

Urbana University Head Men's Soccer Coach Nick Roberts has announced the addition of several camp dates to the summer schedule. From June 16-20, the Blue Knights will return to the Eagle City Soccer Fields in Springfield, Ohio to host a camp for interested players aged 5-15. Then, from August 4-8, the Blue Knights will host a similar camp for the same age group on the campus of Urbana University. Both of these camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The cost is $95 per camper, with discounts available for groups of 10 or more.

Urbana University will also be a site for the national level No.1 Soccer Camps from June 22-26. No. 1 Soccer Camps are one of the most respected high-level soccer camps in the country. They have a staff that includes major league soccer players and top-level college and professional coaches from across the world. For more information on these camps, as well as others hosted by UU this summer, click to read more. Read More

4 Men's Soccer Players Earn All-Region Honors

Dec. 9th, 2013

The Urbana University men's soccer team landed a program-best 4 players on the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Team. Freshman midfielder Ben Fitzpatrick (Hilliard, Ohio) and freshman goalkeeper Nathan Jones (Flintshire, Wales) each earned Second Team honors, while junior forward Tyler Wason (Mississauga, Canada) and senior forward Yves Nzwanga (Columbus, Ohio) each picked up Third Team honors.

These awards were nominated and voted upon by the region’s head coaches. Wason is a 2-time honoree after earning Second Team All-Midwest honors in 2012. Urbana finished the 2013 season with a 7-7-4 mark, finishing third in the inaugural season of the Mountain East Conference. Six of Urbana's seven losses came to nationally ranked opponents, and five of those losses were by a single goal. The Blue Knights climbed as high as 6th in the Atlantic Region rankings during the year. Read More

2014 Football Spring Game Set for Thursday, April 17th

Apr. 15th, 2014

The 2014 Urbana University Football Spring Game will be played on Thursday, April 17th at 5:00 p.m. at UU Stadium. Admission is free, and scoring will be a little different than a normal game. The offense will still be awarded 6 pts. for a TD, 1 pt. for an extra point, and 3 pts. for a FG. The defense will be awarded 6 pts. for a defensive TD, 6 pts. for a takeaway, and 3 pts. for forcing a 3-and-out. If the offense gets a first down, but does not score a TD or make a FG, then there are no points awarded to either side and a new drive will begin.

Click "Read More" to view the active roster for the 2014 Spring Game. Read More

Football Adds 31 on National Signing Day

Feb. 11th, 2014

Coming off its 3rd straight season of 7 or more wins, the Urbana University football team took another step towards a Mountain East Conference Championship and the program’s first playoff berth on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.

Head Coach Dave Taynor is preparing for his 7th season at his alma mater, and his recruiting classes continue to get stronger and stronger. This year's National Signing Day Class totaled 31. The 2014 signees are listed below, along with some of their prep accomplishments and links to highlight videos. A few more may arrive over the next few days so check back for updates. Read More

2014 Signing Day Updates @Coach_Taynor_UU

Feb. 4th, 2014

Another Signing Day snowstorm won't stop the Urbana University football team from inking another championship recruiting class on Wednesday, February 5th. Blue Knight Head Football Coach David Taynor has taken the plunge and joined Twitter to bring you updates all day long. Follow @Coach_Taynor_UU on Twitter to get the latest updates on signees as the best of the best send in their National Letters of Intent to become Blue Knights in 2014.

Check back here after the snow clears later in the week for more complete details on each of Urbana's 2014 signees. Read More

Men's Golf Finishes Spring Slate at IUP

Apr. 14th, 2014

The Urbana University men's golf team put the finishing touches on the 2014 spring season on Sunday and Monday at Indiana University-Pennsylvania's 51st Annual Spadafora Invitational. The Blue Knights posted team scores of 314 and 319 to take 17th in a field that included 19 of the top teams from the Atlantic Region. Junior Adam Mitchley paced the Blue Knights with rounds of 75 and 79 to finish in the top half of the field of 96. Read More

Men's Golf Falters Late, Slips to 8th at MEC's

Apr. 8th, 2014

After 27 holes at the Mountain East Conference Southern Invitational, the Urbana University men's golf team was within striking distance of the leaders on Tuesday afternoon. However, the Blue Knights faltered over the final nine holes and had to settle for an 8th place team finish. The University of Charleston followed their fall championship with another in the spring, shooting 295-292 to retain the title. Urbana carded rounds of 309 and 326 to move up a spot from their 9th place showing in the fall.

Monday's 309 tied for the 11th best team score in program history. Adam Mitchley recorded a 75. Mike Dague shot 76. Steve England (pictured) carded a 77, and Vince Dugan shot 81 to land in the record books. Read More

Dague's 70 Helps Golfers Finish 6th at MEC Tournament

Apr. 1st, 2014

The Urbana University men's golf team participated in the Oglebay Resort Intercollegiate on Monday. The tournament was due to begin on Sunday, but was postponed because of a spring snowstorm that dropped 3-4 inches of snow on the Resort. After the snow melted, the tournament proceeded under warm and sunny skies on Monday. Behind senior Mike Dague, the Blue Knights placed 6th out of 11 teams, including 10 from the Mountain East Conference. The University of Charleston won the snow-shortened event with a team score of 291. The Golden Eagles were the only team to break 300.

Dague continued his assault on the Blue Knight record books in his final spring at UU. His one-under 70 landed him in a tie for 2nd place in the field of over 60 golfers. It's the second time in three rounds this spring Dague has turned in a top 2 round in a big field, and it's the second time he has posted a top 3 round all-time in UU's record books. Dague led the field in both eagles (1) and birdies (5). Read More

UU to Host Basketball Camps on June 26

Apr. 14th, 2014

Urbana University Head Women's Basketball Coach Kristina Danella announced a date for her first basketball camp on campus. Danella and the Blue Knight women's basketball team will host interested players in grades 3-12 on Thursday, June 26th. The 7th-12th grade camp runs from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on June 26th. Players in grades 3-6 are invited to participate in the camp from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost for the 7th-12th graders is $35 per player. It's $30 per player for the 3rd through 6th graders. Instruction and training will be offered in the skill areas of passing, dribbling, shooting, defense and more. Click "READ MORE" for more information as well as a Camp Registration.

If you have any additional questions, or if you are interested in team camps this summer for AAU, high school or rec teams, please contact Coach Danella at kdanella@urbana.edu or (937) 484-1392. 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

Blue Knights Bumped in MEC Quarterfinals

Mar. 6th, 2014

After getting hot last March and claiming the inaugural G-MAC tournament title, the Urbana University women's basketball team had hopes of repeating their performance in their new home, the Mountain East Conference. Those hopes were dashed on Thursday afternoon after the sixth-seeded Blue Knights were eliminated 72-64 by the third-seeded Golden Eagles from the University of Charleston.

Neither team held a double-digit lead the entire way. Eleven different times, the score was tied, including a 31-31 halftime draw. With about 3:30 to play, Urbana was still within two points of Charleston until a quick 7-0 spurt gave the Golden Eagles their largest lead of the afternoon. A DeVonyea Johnson three-pointer with 27 seconds remaining drew the Blue Knights back within four, but it was too little, too late after UC knocked down their final six free throws. Read More

Swim Team Announces Dates for Summer Camp

Mar. 18th, 2014

Urbana University Head Swim Coach Dave Johnson announced plans to host the team's annual competitive Summer Training Camp on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the weeks from May 12th to July 17th. The competitive camp is designed for swimmers aged 7 and up. The camp will run for 10 weeks, 3 days a week for 3 hours a day for a total of 90 hours of instruction, training, video work, and more throughout the summer. During weeks 1-4 (when school is still in session), the camp will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. During weeks 5-10, camp will take place in the Grimes Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost of the camp is $200 per swimmer. The camp is limited to the first 30 swimmers to sign up. Swimmers must be at least 7 years old. Check in here for more details, as well as a Medical Consent Form. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Dave Johnson at djohnson2@urbana.edu or by phone at (937) 652-6817. 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.

Freshman Aerika Wieser won individual titles in both the 50 and 100 freestyle races, becoming the first Blue Knight women's swimmer in program history to win conference championships. Fellow frosh Jennifer Schwartz also took home an individual title in the 100 fly. Read More

Asbury Stays Undefeated Against Urbana

Feb. 1st, 2014

Perennial Appalachian Swimming Conference powerhouse Asbury University stayed undefeated all-time against Urbana University with another dual meet sweep on Saturday afternoon. The Eagle men edged the Blue Knights 101-93 thanks to a win in the final relay of the day, while the women won 127-66 in their home pool. Asbury and Urbana have met seven times in the pool since 2010, and all seven have gone the Eagles’ way.

Urbana’s women opened the meet with a decisive victory in the 200 medley relay. Jennifer Schwartz, Jacqueline Rex, Maggie Carney and Aerika Wieser took down the Eagles with a time of 1:58.39. Wieser also registered wins in the 50 and 200 free. Read More

Volleyball to Host Summer Clinics on June 25 & July 11

Mar. 14th, 2014

Urbana University Head Volleyball Coach Troy Haught announced the addition of two clinic dates this summer. The Blue Knights will host a pair of All-Skills Clinics on Wednesday, June 25th and Friday, July 11th. The clinics are open to boys and girls entering grades 3-12. A clinic for 7th through 12th graders will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on both dates. The clinic for 3rd through 6th graders will take place afterwards from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Grimes Gymnasium. The cost is $35 per person per clinic for 7th through 12th graders, $25 per person per clinic for the 3rd through 6th graders.

Click "Read More" for more information as well as a Registration Form. Read More

Volleyball to Host Summer Tournament on July 12th

Feb. 27th, 2014

The Urbana University Volleyball program will be hosting a varsity 8-team summer tournament this summer on Saturday, July 12th. The cost is $80 per team. If you enter 2 or more teams in the tournament, the cost is $70 per team.

For more details, as well as a registration form, click to read more. If you have any questions, contact Coach Troy Haught at thaught@urbana.edu. Read More

Volkmer Named 2nd Team All-MEC

Nov. 20th, 2013

Urbana University volleyball standout Kelsey Volkmer (Galion, Ohio/Colonel Crawford HS) earned All-Mountain East Conference honors on Wednesday. Volkmer was the Blue Knights' lone representative on the all-conference squad after a 10-19 season and 8th place finish in the MEC. The junior hitter made All-MEC Second Team in her third season at UU.

Volkmer appeared in all 29 matches and 102 sets this season, pacing the Urbana offense with 267 kills. On November 9th, she became just the 3rd Blue Knight in the program's 40-year history to reach 1,000 career kills. 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

Swim Teams at ASC Championships this Weekend (2nd UPDATE)

Feb. 14th, 2014

The Urbana University men's and women's swim teams are competing in the 2014 Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships in Christiansburg, Virginia this weekend. Events begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. Check in here for a full schedule of events. A complete ASC Championship recap will be posted here on Sunday.

UPDATE: Thursday morning's prelims have been canceled due to a massive snowstorm that hit the area overnight. Thursday's finals will begin at 3:00 PM. The rest of the weekend's events are tentatively expected to proceed as scheduled.

UPDATE #2: There will be no swimming on Thursday. The snow continues to fall and officials have decided to push the Championships back to Friday and Saturday only. Events will now begin at 3 PM on Friday, time finals only in order to get all of the events in with the condensed format. Read More

Porter Released of Duties as Head Men's Basketball Coach

Mar. 6th, 2014

Yesterday, Urbana University released Jeff Porter of his duties as head men's basketball coach. The search begins immediately for Porter's replacement.

Urbana University Athletic Director Doug Young hired Porter to take over the Blue Knight men's basketball program in March of 2008. “I would like to thank Coach Porter for all of his outstanding efforts over the past six years," said Young upon the announcement. "He was instrumental in helping to navigate our entire athletics department through the unique challenges of growth that most would not be capable of. Our program has capabilities now that were never deemed possible because of his leadership and will certainly reap the benefits of his dedication for years to come.” Read More

Urbana Eliminated in Final Second at WVWC

Mar. 4th, 2014

After a gut-wrenching, winless regular season, fate had one more heartbreaker in store for the Urbana University men’s basketball team on Tuesday night. The twelfth-seeded Blue Knights fell 79-77 on a pair of foul shots with 1 second remaining at fifth-seeded West Virginia Wesleyan College. The loss closes the door on Urbana’s 0-27 season. West Virginia Wesleyan escapes a monumental upset and lives to play another day in the Mountain East Conference Tournament presented by GoMart.

In defeat, Urbana was led by all four of the squads’ departing seniors. Goins had 21 on 6 of 10 shooting. Brown bagged 14 on 4 of 6 shooting. Derrick Sanderfer Jr. added 12 points and six steals off the bench, and Dusan Komljenovic chipped in 11 points on 3 of 4 shooting from deep. Read More

Falcons Finish Off Urbana's Winless Regular Season

Mar. 1st, 2014

The Urbana University men’s basketball team was unable to secure their first win of the season in Saturday’s Senior Day in the Grimes Center. The Blue Knights ran into a motivated Falcon squad from Notre Dame College in an 85-76 loss.

Urbana’s leading scorer was senior Dusan Komljenovic. Komljenovic’s 14 first half points were more than both Gaiter and DeArmond for NDC, but the forward ran into foul trouble in the second half and finished with 25 points in just 23 minutes. Komljenovic knocked down 4 of 9 from downtown. Read More

Women's Soccer to Host ID Camp on April 5

Feb. 26th, 2014

New Head Women's Soccer Coach Kevin Mounce announced his first camp date at Urbana University earlier this week. Mounce and the Blue Knights will host a Spring ID Camp on Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost of the camp is $50 per player. Players aged 13-18 are invited to attend the camp to learn what college training will be like. There will also be match training, goalkeeper training and speed and agility training, as well as a campus tour and t-shirt.

Check in here for a link to a registration form. For more information, contact Coach Mounce at (937) 484-1385 or kmounce@urbana.edu. Read More

Mounce Named New Women's Soccer Coach

Jan. 22nd, 2014

Urbana University Athletic Director Doug Young recently announced the hiring of Kevin Mounce as the new Head Coach of the Blue Knight women’s soccer team.

“We are thrilled to add a coach of Kevin’s quality to lead our women’s soccer program,” said Young upon the announcement. “Kevin has spent the past 15 seasons at NCAA Division I Gardner-Webb University. We are confident that Kevin can take this young program to new heights with his wealth of experience coaching on a big stage.”

Coach Mounce comes to Urbana with 172 career wins under his belt, including a program-best 125 at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. His Runnin’ Bulldogs advanced to the conference tournament in 13 of his 15 seasons. Mounce’s squads earned back-to-back Big South Conference runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2010, and he was named the 2003 Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year. His 2001 team won an NCCAA national title, earning Mounce NCCAA National Coach of the Year honors. Read More

Mazzu, Abdalla Named All-Conference

Nov. 6th, 2013

The Mountain East Conference released its 2013 All-Conference selections on Wednesday. The Urbana University women's soccer team had a pair of players named All-Conference. Senior teammates Brittany Mazzu and Hanna Abdalla represented the Blue Knights on the 2013 All-MEC squad. Mazzu made the MEC Second Team, while Abdalla was named Honorable Mention All-MEC. 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

Hooks Captures CC Program's 1st MEC Runner of the Week Award

Oct. 22nd, 2013

Urbana's Jenna Hooks and West Liberty's Caleb Casto have been named Mountain East Conference Runners of the Week. Hooks, a freshman from Sidney, Ohio, ran her second-fastest time of the season and the second-fastest 5k in school history at the Wilmington College #JennaStrong Classic. She crossed the line in 20:50.39 to lead the Blue Knights. Hooks becomes the first UU runner, male or female, to earn a conference runner of the week award. The Blue Knight cross country program returned in 2008. Read More

All 4 Runners Land in UU's Top 10 at WC

Oct. 21st, 2013

The Urbana University cross country teams turned in one of their most impressive weeks of the season over the weekend at the Wilmington College #JennaStrong Classic. The men picked up 4 wins, finishing 32nd in a talented field of 36 teams from across the region. Three Blue Knights ran personal bests in the Friday night race. On the women's side, Urbana's 4 runners each ran 5K's that landed them in the Top 10 all-time at Urbana.

The women were once again paced by freshman Jenna Hooks. Hooks' 5K time was 20:50, good for the 2nd fastest race of her career and the 2nd fastest 5K in UU history. Teammates Nicolette Holthaus (pictured; 21:48), Jackie Smith (21:49) and La'Donna Bonner (21:51) were a minute behind Hooks, and each finished within 3 seconds of each other. Holthaus' time was the 5th fastest 5K in UU history. Smith's time was a personal best and the 7th fastest 5K in school history, and Bonner missed out on her personal best by just 3 tenths of a second, but she still landed in the Top 10 all-time at Urbana with the 9th fastest 5K in program history. The team's average 5K of 21:34 would have placed the squad 25th in the women's field of 34, 2 seconds ahead of the hosts' average time. 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

4 Runners Turn in Personal Bests at Wilmington

Oct. 21st, 2013

The Urbana University cross country teams turned in one of their most impressive weeks of the season over the weekend at the Wilmington College #JennaStrong Classic. The men picked up 4 wins, finishing 32nd in a talented field of 36 teams from across the region. Three Blue Knights ran personal bests in the Friday night race. On the women's side, Urbana's 4 runners each ran 5K's that landed them in the Top 10 all-time at Urbana.

Senior Ryan Castle enjoyed the best race of his career. The veteran from Urbana, Ohio trimmed over a minute off his career low, finishing 3rd on the squad with a 32:01 in the 8K. In Urbana's previous 4 races this fall, Castle finished 6th for the Blue Knights. Read More

Dail Leads #UUMCC at All-Ohio Race

Oct. 4th, 2013

For the second straight race, the Urbana University cross country teams ran the Elvin King course at nationally ranked Cedarville University. On a hot and muggy Friday afternoon, the Blue Knights competed in the All-Ohio Championships hosted by the Yellow Jackets. The Blue Knight men finished 12th in the NCAA Division II/NAIA race and 39th overall in a field that included 41 programs from across the state in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, as well as NAIA. Freshman Mason Dail continued to lead the Blue Knight pack. Dail was the 75th D2 runner to cross the 8K finish line in a time of 29:53.03, almost 7 seconds faster than his last race at Cedarville. Read More