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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

SAAC Names Gianangeli & Snodgrass September's Scholar Athletes of the Month

Football player Ross Snodgrass (Troy, Ohio/Miami East HS) and women’s soccer player Taylor Gianangeli (Weirton, West Virginia/Weir HS) have been named the September Scholar Athletes of the Month by Urbana University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Scholar Athletes of the Month will be awarded from September to May by Urbana University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The Committee includes at least one leader from each intercollegiate sports team on campus. It serves as a bridge between Urbana University's student-athletes and the NCAA. The Scholar Athletes of the Month are selected and voted on by each member of the SAAC. In order to qualify to be nominated for the award, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in the classroom. Nominees also must have made the Dean’s List in the previous semester with a minimum GPA of 3.60 for the semester. Winners must be in-season, and they must have made a significant athletic contribution during the month of their selection. Read More

 

Volleyball Falls at Home to Cedarville

Oct. 1st, 2014

A recent hot streak wasn't enough to carry the Urbana University volleyball team to a win over their nemesis on Wednesday night in the Grimes Center. Urbana entered the home match with Cedarville University winners in 5 of their last 6 matches, but the Blue Knights dropped their 6th straight decision in straight sets to the Yellow Jackets.

Cedarville coasted to a 25-17, 25-19, 25- victory. The Yellow Jackets are now 62-4 all-time against Urbana. The loss drops Urbana's non-conference mark to 2-7 on the year. Cedarville improves to 10-6. Read More

UU Edges NDC in 5 Sets for 5th Win in Last 6 Matches

Sep. 30th, 2014

The Urbana University volleyball team continued its recent success over in-state rival Notre Dame College with a tight 3-2 road win on Tuesday night. The victory is Urbana’s fifth in its last sixth matches, and the team’s fifth in a row against the Falcons.

The contest was one of the closest matches of the season for the Blue Knights. After Urbana eked out a 28-26 win in the opening set, NDC won the second set 25-22. Again, Urbana was pushed past 25 points in set #3, winning 27-25 before the home team forced a fifth set with a 25-20 win in set #4. The fifth set tiebreaker went Urbana’s way by a score of 15-10. Katlin Kremer was the most effective hitter up front for Urbana, hitting .571 with 12 kills, no errors in just 21 attempts. She also posted a team-high 6 blocks. Read More

Volleyball's Win Streak Ends in Valiant Effort at FSU

Sep. 27th, 2014

Riding high on the program's longest winning streak in 7 years, the Urbana University volleyball team nearly knocked off the reigning runners-up in the Mountain East Conference on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Knights had Fairmont State knotted up at 21 in the opening set before falling 25-21, 25-20, and 25-23 on the road against the Falcons.

Urbana put a scare in a Falcon team that held the Blue Knights to 9, 14 and 13 total points in a straight sets win in their last meeting. Despite coming up short, several Blue Knights shined in the loss. Senior Kelsey Volkmer reached double digit kills again, leading the Urbana attack with 10 kills on 31 attempts. Read More

MEC Frontrunners Rout Urbana

Oct. 1st, 2014

The Blue Knight women's soccer team ran into Mountain East Conference frontrunner Notre Dame College on Wednesday afternoon. The Falcons handed Urbana its worst loss of the season, a 5-0 decision that ended the Blue Knights' recent success on the pitch.

On Saturday, Urbana earned its first MEC win in almost a calendar year against previously unbeaten West Virginia Wesleyan College. Notre Dame College scored 3 goals in a span of 3 minutes late in the first half to end Urbana's hopes of another conference upset. The home team's lead reached 5-0 before UU freshman Brittany Bryer notched her 2nd goal of the season in the 84th minute. Read More

Gianangeli Earns UU's 1st MEC Weekly Award

Sep. 29th, 2014

Notre Dame's Defilippo is the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, and Urbana keeper Taylor Gianangeli is the conference's Defensive Player of the Week. Gianangeli is the first Blue Knight named MEC Player of the Week this fall.

Gianangeli, a junior from Weirton, W.Va., posted two shutouts for the Blue Knights in a 1-0-1 week. After a scoreless draw against Concord in which she made seven saves, she then recorded 14 saves, including one on a penalty kick, as Urbana earned a shutout victory over previously unbeaten West Virginia Wesleyan. Gianangeli is among the national leaders with 71 saves this season. Read More

Blue Knights Strike Late to Steal Win

Sep. 27th, 2014

The Urbana University women’s soccer team pulls out its first win in the conference against the MEC frontrunners from West Virginia Wesleyan on a sunny Saturday afternoon at UU Stadium. Hannah Rembach converted a penalty kick with three minutes remaining as Urbana held on for the narrow 1-0 victory.

Junior goalkeeper Taylor Gianangeli stayed in front of the net for all 90 minutes for Urbana, earning her fourth shutout of the season and seventh since becoming the full-time keeper for the Blue Knights. She ended the game with 14 saves, including an amazing save against a penalty kick in a scoreless game in the first half. Gianangeli has 47 saves in her last 4 contests, landing her amongst the national leaders. Read More

Skid Continues with Loss to #17 NDC

Oct. 1st, 2014

Urbana University's men's soccer team is in the midst of their longest losing streak since the 2011 season. The Blue Knights dropped their 4th straight contest on Wednesday afternoon at #17 Notre Dame College. The nationally ranked Falcons flew past Urbana 4-0 on their home pitch.

In the 85th minute of a match with the current #2 team in the country, Urbana led Charleston 1-0 and seemed poised to sit atop the Mountain East Conference standings at 2-0. Charleston rallied to score twice in the final 5 minutes of that game to avoid the upset, and since then, Urbana has been outscored 11-1. Two of the four losses during their streak are to nationally ranked opponents. Read More

Urbana's Offense Shutout in 1-0 Loss to WVWC

Sep. 27th, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College's men’s soccer team clawed out a 1-0 win Saturday afternoon at Urbana University Stadium in a Mountain East Conference battle with the Blue Knights.

The Bobcats' lone goal came early in the second half by Alex Zidani. Urbana had multiple scoring opportunities to tie the game late, but the Blue Knights just couldn’t capitalize. Leading Urbana’s offense in shots was Lewis Dunne with 5, followed closely behind by Mike Bamber's 4. Read More

Concord Closes Strong, Downs UU 4-1

Sep. 24th, 2014

The Concord University men's soccer team scored three times in the second half to surprise the visiting Blue Knights by a score of 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon. The win was the first of the season for the Mountain Lions. The 4 goals are the only goals scored by Concord through 6 games this season. Urbana, meanwhile, drops their first game to a team that hasn't spent time in the national rankings.

Concord got on the board first with a goal in the game's 10th minute. It ended a scoreless streak of 470 straight minutes to open the 2014 season. Urbana's Matt Clinton answered two minutes later with a goal of his own to knot the score at 1-1 heading into the half. The second half was all Mountain Lions as they tacked on goals in the 58th, 79th and 87th minutes to run away with their first victory of the fall. Read More

SAAC Names Gianangeli & Snodgrass September's Scholar Athletes of the Month

Oct. 1st, 2014

Football player Ross Snodgrass (Troy, Ohio/Miami East HS) and women’s soccer player Taylor Gianangeli (Weirton, West Virginia/Weir HS) have been named the September Scholar Athletes of the Month by Urbana University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Scholar Athletes of the Month will be awarded from September to May by Urbana University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The Committee includes at least one leader from each intercollegiate sports team on campus. It serves as a bridge between Urbana University's student-athletes and the NCAA. The Scholar Athletes of the Month are selected and voted on by each member of the SAAC. In order to qualify to be nominated for the award, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in the classroom. Nominees also must have made the Dean’s List in the previous semester with a minimum GPA of 3.60 for the semester. Winners must be in-season, and they must have made a significant athletic contribution during the month of their selection. Read More

English Named Honorary Captain; Club 16 Announces Anti-Bullying Initiatives

Oct. 1st, 2014

During the 2014 season, the Urbana University football team will name honorary captains before each home game. Head Coach David Taynor has appointed former Blue Knight standout Christopher English as the Week 5 Honorary Captain vs. West Virginia State University. English was a 3-year letterman for the Blue Knights from 1997-2000. The Trotwood native played defensive end and linebacker for the Blue Knights. He played alongside Coach Taynor for 3 seasons. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Adolescent and Young Adult Education from Urbana University in 2001. He earned his Master of Education Degree in 2010 from Indiana Wesleyan University. Currently, English is the Assistant Principal at Meadowdale High School in the Dayton Public School District, and he is the Offensive and Defensive Quality Control Coach and Consultant for the Fairborn High School football team.

Also this Saturday, UU's Club 16 has announced a partnership with the Blue Ribbon Initiative, an Anti-Bullying Campaign. Children 12 and under will receive free admission to Saturday's game, and all Champaign County residents will receive 1/2 price admission. Read More

Comeback Falls Short in 31-28 Loss at GSC

Sep. 27th, 2014

The Urbana University football team stormed back from a 31-7 deficit late in the second half at Glenville State College on Saturday afternoon only to fall three points shy of the largest comeback in school history.

Trailing 31-28, Urbana had the ball at the Pioneer 25-yard line with over a minute remaining in the game. On first down, Glenville State’s Gary Henderson sacked Urbana quarterback Cody Schroeder, forcing a fumble that was recovered by the Pioneers. The home team kneeled down to run out the remaining 74 seconds and hold on for their first victory of the season. Read More

Runner-Up Weiss Leads UU to 4th Place Showing

Sep. 30th, 2014

The Urbana University men's golf team enjoyed their most successful conference tournament to date on Monday and Tuesday at the Fall Mountain East Conference Invitational hosted by Notre Dame College. Thanks to true freshman Brandon Weiss' runner-up finish, the Blue Knights claimed 4th place in the 11-team field. Urbana leaped three spots from Day 1 to Day 2 after trimming 10 strokes off their first round score. Their 2-day total of 636 was just 4 strokes behind tournament hosts Notre Dame College and 21 strokes off the winning pace set by West Liberty University.

Collectively, Urbana shot a 313 on Tuesday. Only West Liberty and 8th place Shepherd fared better than the Blue Knights on the tournament's final day. The 313 is a top 30 team score all-time for Urbana. Three Blue Knights carded rounds in the 70's on Urbana's moving day. Weiss' 74 was the third lowest round of the day. After shooting 76 on Monday, he climbed 4 spots into second place overall. West Liberty's Matthew Iceton won medalist honors with rounds of 72 and 75. Weiss was three strokes behind at +8 overall for the tournament. 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

Trio of Top 20 Finishes Leads UU Women's Golf to 5th Place Finish

Sep. 29th, 2014

A trio of Blue Knights earned Top 20 finishes at the Ohio Valley University Invitational over the weekend. Courtney Tierney, Lindsey Phillips and Kasey Caudill all finished between 11th and 19th at the two-day tournament that featured 10 teams, including 6 from the Mountain East Conference. Urbana finished 5th as a team in the Blue Knights' final tune-up before the MEC Fall Championships in October. Their Sunday team total of 336 was just 2 strokes off the school record, set last fall.

Tierney (pictured) shot 83-80 to tie for 11th overall and lead the Blue Knights. Her Sunday 80 was a personal best and the 4th best single round score in UU history, and her two-day total of 163 has only been bested by one other Blue Knight in the program's 10-year history. 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

Men's Cross Country Posts Win at Cedarville Invite

Sep. 20th, 2014

On a picturesque morning at Cedarville University, the Urbana University men’s and women’s cross country teams hit the course for their second tune-up this fall.

The Blue Knight men fielded a full squad for the first time after just three runners were available to run in the opening meet of the season at Ohio Wesleyan University two weeks ago. Urbana finished 9th out of 10 squads in Cedarville’s Friendship Invitational, defeating Central State University for the team’s first victory since the second week of the 2013 season. Sophomore Mason Dail and senior Josh Brown (pictured) finished back-to-back to lead the Blue Knights. Dail crossed the finish line in the 8K in a time of 30:21.91. Brown was 18 seconds behind him in 30:39.49. The time was a new personal best for the senior. Brown trimmed almost a minute off his previous 8K record, set at 2012’s Cedarville Friendship Invitational. 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

Hooks Leads UU Again at Cedarville Invite

Sep. 20th, 2014

On a picturesque morning at Cedarville University, the Urbana University men’s and women’s cross country teams hit the course for their second tune-up this fall.

One week after fielding a full squad, the Urbana women were two runners short of logging a team score at Cedarville. Sophomore Jenna Hooks, freshman Alyssa Strickland and junior Jackie Smith completed their second competitive 5K of the fall for Urbana. Hooks (pictured) led the way with a time of 21:52.70, good for the 10th best 5K in UU history. Hooks now owns 4 of the top 10 times all-time at Urbana. 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

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

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