Climbing the Mountain

Behind 2014 Preseason All-Region senior OF Matt Paculan and senior ace Nick Bozman, the UU baseball team is out to improve upon its 4th place showing in the MEC last spring.

2015 Baseball Schedule

Young and Restless

UU Softball set a school record for wins in 2014. There are no seniors on the squad this spring, but the MEC Freshman of the Year has a young & talented squad hoping to take the program to new heights in 2015.

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Watch for falling records on the golf course this spring as senior Adam Mitchley and a host of talented freshmen compete in the tough Mountain East Conference.

Men's Golf Spring Schedule

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UU women's golf trio Lindsey Phillips, Kasey Caudill & Courtney Tierney already own 7 of the best 10 rounds in school history. This spring, Phillips & Caudill hope to cap their careers with some titles.

2015 Schedule/Results

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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

Register Now For UU Summer Football Camp

The annual Urbana University football camp for high school players will be held on Wednesday, June 24. Get more information and download the registration form. Read More

 

Balice Named New Head Volleyball Coach at UU

May. 20th, 2015

URBANA, Ohio (May 20, 2015) – Urbana University appointed Tim Balice new head women’s volleyball coach this week. Balice comes to Urbana from the University of Dayton to take over a program on the rise. Read More

Bobcats Eliminate UU from MEC Tourney

Nov. 13th, 2014

Playing as the home team after earning the #4 seed in Thursday night's Mountain East Conference tournament, the Urbana University volleyball team fell to the #5 seed, West Virginia Wesleyan College 3-1 at top-seeded Wheeling Jesuit University.

Katlin Kremer was Urbana's most effective hitter, finishing with 14 kills against just 2 errors in 23 attempts for a match-high .522 hitting percentage in her final contest as a Blue Knight. Kremer and Mariyetta King led the team in blocks, sharing 2 each. Read More

Dunlap Named All-MEC, Freshman of the Year

Nov. 12th, 2014

Wheeling Jesuit setter Andrea Thobe is the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, Urbana outside hitter Katlynn Dunlap is the Freshman of the Year, and WJU's Christy Benner is the league's Coach of the Year.

Dunlap, a freshman from Zoarville, Ohio, ranked second in the league in kills per set with 3.73 -- an average that is fourth in the country among all freshmen. She was also second on the squad in digs per set (2.43), earning Second Team All-MEC and All-Freshman Team honors as well. Dunlap's addition to the squad helped the Blue Knights climb from 8th place a season ago to 4th place in 2014. Urbana's 4-spot improvement was the biggest in the MEC this fall. Read More

Register Now For UU Summer Football Camp

May. 13th, 2015

The annual Urbana University football camp for high school players will be held on Wednesday, June 24. Get more information and download the registration form. Read More

UU Football Community Movie Night Set for April 2

Mar. 25th, 2015

The 7th Annual Community Movie Night hosted by the Urbana University football team is set for Thursday, April 2nd this year. The Blue Knight football team welcomes any Urbana area elementary student and their families to the Lewis & Jean Moore Center at 6:00 p.m. for popcorn, fun and a showing of "Wreck It Ralph". If you have any questions about the event, please contact Assistant Coach Maurice Harden at maurice.harden@urbana.edu or (937) 772-9343. Read More

Wallace Named Honorable Mention All-American by Hansen's Gazette

Feb. 11th, 2015

Harlon Hill Trophy winning quarterback Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State and Gene Upshaw Award winning defensive end Darius Allen of NCAA Division II national champion Colorado State-Pueblo headline a talented 2014 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Team. Vander Laan, who captured the Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II National Player of the Year honors, garnered Don Hansen Offensive Player of the Year accolades.

Urbana University junior linebacker D'Gary Wallace (Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar HS) was the lone Blue Knight named to the All-American teams. He picked up an Honorable Mention nod. Wallace previously earned First Team All-Super Region One honors from Don Hansen. This past fall, Wallace led the MEC in tackles, finishing with 115 in 11 games. His 68 solo stops were also a league-best and Wallace finished 2nd in tackles for a loss (18.5) and 6th in sacks (6.5). It's the second straight season Wallace has earned First Team All-MEC honors. His 40.5 tackles for loss through three seasons at UU already place him 5th all-time amongst Blue Knights. Read More

Men's Basketball Team to Host Free Community Night

May. 4th, 2015

The Urbana University men's basketball team announced today that they will host a free Community Night on Monday, May 18th. The event will run from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Warren G. Grimes Center Gymnasium. There is absolutely no cost to any student, parent or chaperone attending the event. Members of Head Coach Rob Summers' staff will be on hand to teach basketball skills and play games. There will be events for kids of all ages and all are welcome to attend.

If you have any further questions about the event, contact Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Brandon Whitehead at brandon.whitehead@urbana.edu or (937) 772-9299. Read More

Men's Basketball Adds Summer Camp Dates

Mar. 25th, 2015

Urbana University Men's Basketball Head Coach Rob Summers and his staff have added several camp dates to the schedule this June.

Urbana University will host a Men's Elite Basketball Camp for players in grades 9-12 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th. Cost is $50 per participant.

Urbana University will host a Junior High Team Shootout on Monday, June 8th and a High School Team Shootout on Saturday, June 13th. Cost is $225 per team. Teams are guaranteed at least 4 games.

Urbana University will host a Boys Basketball Day Camp from Wednesday, June 10th through Friday, June 12th for players grades 1-8. Cost is $35 per participant. Need more information? Click 'Read More', or contact Head Coach Rob Summers at rob.summers@urbana.edu or (937) 772-9312. To register your player or team, contact Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Brandon Whitehead at brandon.whitehead@urbana.edu or (937) 772-9299. Read More

Csuhran's Career Night Not Enough to Stave Off Elimination

Mar. 3th, 2015

The sixth-seeded Cardinals from Wheeling Jesuit University led wire-to-wire on their home court, eliminating the eleventh-seeded Urbana University men’s basketball team in the first round of the Mountain East Conference tournament on Tuesday night. The Cardinals held off the Blue Knights 100-84, despite UU freshman Matt Csuhran’s career-high 31 points, to advance to the conference quarterfinals at the Charleston Civic Center on Friday.

Csuhran caught fire and scored 17 of his game-high 31 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with an equally hot Cardinal offense. Csuhran hit on 9 of 16 shots, including 5 of 8 from downtown and 8 of 9 at the foul line. He also tied for the team-lead with 4 rebounds. Read More

Baseball Wins One for Seniors on Season's Last Day

May. 3th, 2015

A senior-laden lineup helped the Urbana University baseball team split a home doubleheader with visiting Notre Dame College on Senior Day Sunday. Game 1 ended in a walk-off 2-1 thanks to an Urbana lineup that featured five straight seniors at the top of the batting order, a senior starting pitcher, and a winning senior reliever. The Falcons avenged the Game 1 loss, and won the weekend series 3-1, with a 20-7 victory in Sunday’s night cap.

The only Blue Knight senior missing from the Game 1 win was Saturday’s starting pitcher Nick Bozman. Senior Jeff Beall got the rare starting nod in Game 1 after making his first 17 appearances this season in relief. Beall scattered five hits over 4.1 innings. He gave up just one run on after the Falcons strung together three hits in the third inning. Senior Jordan Hill relieved Beall in the fifth inning and allowed just one more Falcon hit the rest of the way. Read More

NDC Eliminates UU from MEC Tournament Contention

May. 2nd, 2015

One day from the end of the regular season, the visiting Falcons from Notre Dame College eliminated Urbana University from contention from the final playoff spot in the Mountain East Conference’s six-team conference tournament. The Falcons swept Urbana 4-1 and 11-5, ending the Blue Knights hopes of stealing the final tournament spot from West Virginia Wesleyan College on the regular season’s final day on Sunday.

Errors and free passes hurt the home team in Game 1 on a gorgeous afternoon at Blue Knights Field. Urbana grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third on senior Evan Hacker’s second home run of the season, but the Falcons scored three times in the fifth thanks to a pair of leadoff walks, two Urbana errors and just one single. Urbana outhit the Falcons 6-3, but couldn’t get a timely hit with runners on base. Read More

Cedarville Outslugs Urbana 15-13

Apr. 29th, 2015

The Yellow Jackets from Cedarville University outlasted Urbana University 15-13 on a picture-perfect Wednesday evening at Blue Knights Field. The Yellow Jackets had 17 hits to Urbana’s 14 in a back-and-forth affair that came down to the final out.

Cedarville started the offensive onslaught with four runs in the top of the first inning, but the Blue Knights bounced back with four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. Urbana surged ahead 9-4 after a five-run third inning, but the Yellow Jackets answered with an eight-run outburst in their very next at bat. The score remained 12-9 in favor of the visitors until the seventh inning. Cedarville scored another run before the Blue Knights cut the deficit to 13-12 with a three-run eighth inning. The Yellow Jackets tacked on two crucial insurance runs in the top of the ninth because the Blue Knights plated a run in the bottom of the ninth and got the tying run on base before Cedarville closed out the game.

Matt Paculan was 2 for 4 with a double, triple, two runs and 2 RBI's. Read More

Everhart-Stoner, Jackson Earn All-MEC Honors

Apr. 30th, 2015

West Virginia Wesleyan, winners of the 2015 Mountain East Conference, swept all four major awards and placed five players on the All-MEC first team. WVWC's Brooklyn Waddell is the league's Player of the Year, Hannah Vet is the Pitcher of the Year, Krista Waggoner is the Freshman of the Year and Steve Warner is the Coach of the Year.

Two Blue Knights took home All-MEC honors, including last year's MEC Freshman of the Year, Caitlyn Everhart-Stoner. Everhart-Stoner improved upon her Second Team nod from a season ago by earning the league's lone shortstop spot on the First Team this spring. The sophomore hit .359 while leading her squad in doubles (10), triples (3), runs (35), walks (25) and stolen bases (15). Her 35 runs scored were the fifth most by a player in a single season in program history. Read More

Johnson Joins Softball Signees

Apr. 27th, 2015

Urbana University Head Softball Coach Danielle Lowe added another player to her illustrious 2015 recruiting class. Joining Learic Kinser, Jenna VanHoose and Savannah Sturgill, who signed early last November, is Arlington High School senior Hannah Johnson.

Johnson inked her letter of intent on national signing day two weeks ago and plans to suit up for the Blue Knights this fall. Johnson hit .403 for the Red Devils last season and earned second-team all-Blanchard Valley Conference honors. Johnson also picked up All-BVC Honorable Mention as a sophomore. She had two home runs and three triples with 17 RBIs as a junior. This season, Johnson is hitting over .500 for the 7-1 Red Devils. Read More

GSC Sweeps Softball in Regular Season Finale

Apr. 26th, 2015

The Urbana University softball team ended their spring season on a six-game losing streak after dropping a third straight doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Glenville State College. The Pioneers put away Urbana 4-2 in the opener before completing the sweep with an 8-1 win in the night cap.

The first game featured 6 runs, all unearned. The Pioneers scored the first three runs with two outs after an Urbana error in the second inning. Urbana answered with a pair of runs in the top of the third thanks to three GSC errors. Cortney Moore had an RBI double in the inning. The Pioneers tacked on an insurance run after two more Urbana errors in the fourth inning. In all, the teams combined for 7 errors. Urbana’s Katelyn Edwards was 2 for 4 at the plate, giving her multiple hits in six of her last seven games. Edwards also picked up a hit in the night cap, giving her a base hit in 12 of the final 13 games this season. Read More

Walters Highlights Lacrosse's All-MEC Selections

Apr. 30th, 2015

The Mountain East Conference today announced its inaugural women's lacrosse all-conference teams and award winners. Wheeling Jesuit's Jessie Tufnel is the league's Offensive Player of the Year, Shepherd's Alyx Albano is the Defensive Player of the Year, Kimberly Lubic is the Freshman of the Year, and UVa-Wise's Megan Dennehy is the Coach of the Year.

Urbana landed four players on the all-conference squads, highlighted by senior Hannah Walters' First Team All-MEC nod. Walters started all 54 games of her Blue Knight career in the midfield, a program record. This spring, she finished second on the squad in goals (25), draw controls (33) and shots (60). She was third in assists (8). The midfielder also led the Blue Knights in points (33) and ends her career as the all-time program leader in assists (22), draw controls (143) and free position goals (27). Read More

Lacrosse Drops Regular Season Finale at Shepherd

Apr. 19th, 2015

The Urbana University women's lacrosse team fell 21-3 at MEC frontrunner Shepherd University on Sunday afternoon. The loss came in Urbana's regular season finale. Next, the Blue Knights will wait to see if they come out on top of a three-team tiebreaker for the fourth and final position in the MEC post-season tournament.

After 16 minutes of play, the Blue Knights were going toe-to-toe with the Rams. Jessica McHenry's goal pulled the Blue Knights within one at 4-3 before the Rams ended the half on a 7-0 run. Shepherd didn't allow another goal for the rest of the afternoon, outscoring Urbana 10-0 over the final 30-minute half. Read More

Cavs Comeback to Defeat UU 11-10

Apr. 15th, 2015

The Walsh University women's lacrosse team erased an early 5-0 deficit and scored the last 3 goals of the game on their way to an 11-10 win at Urbana University on Wednesday afternoon. The loss is Urbana's fourth by a single goal this season.

Urbana freshman Katie Barnhart scored with 8:42 on the clock in the first half to put her squad ahead 5-0, but the Cavaliers came storming back, scoring 5 goals of their own in the final 8 minutes of the first half to send the game into halftime tied 5-5. The final goal of the half came as time expired.

The Blue Knights bounced back in the second half, taking a 10-8 lead with under 8 minutes to play on senior Hannah Walters' team-leading 5th goal of the game. Like they did in the first half, Walsh rallied in the final minutes. The visitors two quick goals in a span of 43 seconds to re-tie the game at 10-10. Walsh won possession with a few minutes left and stalled for a late quality shot. Sarah McCormick scored the game-winner with 50 seconds remaining. Urbana had two shot attempts in the final 30 seconds, but both were off the mark as Walsh completed the comeback. Read More

Ducey Signs First Recruiting Class

Apr. 21st, 2015

First-year Urbana University Women’s Basketball Head Coach Haley Ducey already has a season under her belt at her alma mater, and after last week, she has signed her first recruiting class. Ducey took over the top spot of the Blue Knight women’s basketball program last July, getting a late start before guiding her new squad through her rookie head coaching season.

Ducey’s first full recruiting class features five incoming freshmen, including a transfer: Megan Beachy (Millersburg, Ohio), Erin Morrow (Van Wert, Ohio), Jennifer Alflen (Huber Heights, Ohio), Caitlin Stone (Proctorville, Ohio) and Taylor Kilgore-Barr (Columbus, Ohio). Read More

Women's Basketball Eliminated at FSU

Mar. 3th, 2015

The twelfth-seeded Blue Knight women’s basketball team couldn’t pull off an opening round upset over fifth-seeded Fairmont State University on Tuesday night in the first round of the Mountain East Conference tournament. Playing in FSU’s Joe Retton Arena, Urbana University faltered down the stretch of a season-ending 110-80 defeat. The Falcons advance to the MEC quarterfinals on Thursday, where they’ll meet fourth-seeded Wheeling Jesuit University.

FSU’s Hailey Garrett led all players with 30 points and 12 rebounds. The Blue Knights were led by junior guard Kennedy Boggs, who made 7 of 10 shots from the field to reach 20 points for the fifth time in the last nine games. Boggs also had a game-high 6 assists. Read More

Boggs Brings Home All-Conference Honors

Mar. 2nd, 2015

Notre Dame College's Martha Nagbe is the 2015 Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, West Virginia Wesleyan's Mari Stewart is the Freshman of the Year, and Shepherd's Jenna Eckleberry is the league's Coach of the Year.

Urbana University's lone representative on the All-Conference squad was junior guard Kennedy Boggs (Delphos, Ohio/Delphos Jefferson HS). Boggs earned Honorable Mention All-MEC after averaging 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and a block per game. She finished in the top 12 in the MEC in all of those statistical categories besides rebounding and scoring. She ranked 17th in scoring. Her assist to turnover ratio was sixth best in the MEC. Over the final 10 games of the season, Boggs stepped her scoring average up to nearly 18 points per game. Read More

Women's Golf Finishes 4th at MEC Spring Invite

Apr. 20th, 2015

In the final tournament of the spring season, the Urbana University women’s golf team climbed two spots in the Mountain East Conference standings. In the fall, the Blue Knights finished 6th in the league tournament. At Pipestem Country Club on Sunday and Monday, Urbana claimed fourth place in the conference tournament. Urbana posted identical team scores of 348 on Sunday and Monday, improving significantly upon their team scores of 373, 350 and 366 at the Fall MEC Invitational. The Blue Knights were just 22 total strokes behind spring MEC champion Notre Dame College, who also took home the fall title.

Two Urbana seniors earned all-conference honors for their efforts at Pipestem. Competing in their final career tournament as Blue Knights, Lindsey Phillips and Kasey Caudill finished one-two for the Blue Knights and took home league awards. Phillips finished in the top 10 with rounds of 84 and 85, earning Second Team All-MEC honors. Junior Courtney Tierney also earned All-MEC honors for the second straight season, and third straight season to begin her career. Tierney joined Caudill on All-MEC Honorable Mention by shooting 85-89. Read More

Women's Golf Continues Hot Spring at OVU

Apr. 13th, 2015

The Urbana University women's golf team continued its strong spring season with a sixth place showing at the 12-team Ohio Valley University Invitational over the weekend. The Blue Knights shot a two-day total of 699 at the Lakeside Golf Club in Beverly, Ohio. The venue had to change at the last moment after the Marietta Country Club was flooded during last week's rain storms.

Junior Allison Fox carded a career-low 87 on Saturday, trimming 8 strokes off her personal best at UU. Her Sunday 93 would have also been a personal best. Read More

Three Top 15 Finishers Help UU Take 3rd at Capital

Apr. 3th, 2015

The Urbana University women’s golf team placed 3rd out of 10 teams at the Capital Purple and White Invitational over a very wet and rainy Thursday and Friday. The Blue Knights performed better in the 2nd round, climbing from 4th to 3rd over the 2-day event after trimming 11 strokes of their team total. The top 3 teams were tight throughout, however, Trine University came out on top. Mount Union University was 20 strokes off Trine's pace and Urbana sat 9 strokes behind Mount Union.

Three Blue Knights finished in the top 13 spots in a field of 54 golfers. Junior Courtney Tierney and freshman Emma O’Brien (pictured) paced Urbana with matching 89’s on Thursday. Tierney trimmed 5 strokes from her score on Friday to shoot 84 and finish fifth overall. O'Brien shot a 94 on Friday to take third on the squad but 13th in the tournament. Both of O'Brien's rounds were her best as a Blue Knight. Read More

Men's Golfers Finish Spring Season at IUP

Apr. 20th, 2015

The Urbana University men’s golf team put the finishing touches on its spring season this afternoon at the 52nd Annual IUP-Cecil C. Spadafora Invitational. Competing against the top teams in the region, Urbana finished tied for 11th out of 13 teams at the Indiana Country Club. The tournament was hosted by Indiana University-Pennsylvania. Allegheny College took home the team title with an overall two-day team score of 577.

The Blue Knights were paced by freshman Brandon Weiss, who shot 76-81 to finish tied for 48th in the field of 73. A pair of Blue Knights finished a shot behind Weiss after solid rounds in the 70’s on Monday. Senior Adam Mitchley shot 80-78 and freshman Cody Lyons carded rounds of 83 and 75 to tie for 52nd. Mitchley recorded a hole-in-one on the 203 yard par 3 on Monday morning. It is believed to be the first hole in one in tournament competition in Urbana University golf history. Read More

Golfers Finish 7th at MEC Spring Invite

Apr. 14th, 2015

After the fourth tournament of the spring season, the Urbana University’s men’s golf team captured the seventh spot out of eleven teams at the Mountain East Conference Spring Tournament. The University of Charleston won the tournament with rounds of 308-301 totaling 609. The teams were forced to play almost all 36 holes on Monday after strong storms hit the area on Tuesday. The tournament wrapped up in the heavy rain early on Tuesday morning.

The Blue Knights came in with team totals of 335-326 over the two days, which helped them improve their positioning from last fall's MEC tournament. Urbana was 9th of 12 schools in the fall. They sat in 6th after the first round, but had to settle for 7th after Fairmont State leapfrogged the Blue Knights by just 5 strokes at the end of the round on Tuesday. Urbana freshman Rodney Howell Jr. led the way for his squad with matching rounds of 80, showing great consistency through the two days of tough weather conditions. Howell Jr. earned a top-20 finish in the field of 54. Read More

Mitchley Named All-MEC for 2nd Year in a Row

Apr. 14th, 2015

West Liberty's Matt Iceton is the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, Samuel Berry is the league's Freshman of the Year, and Hilltopper head coach Mike Ricci is the Coach of the Year, the league announced today.

Urbana senior Adam Mitchley (Grove City, Ohio) made MEC Honorable Mention for the 2nd straight season. It's his third straight All-Conference selection after earning G-MAC honors as a sophomore in 2013. Mitchley averaged a 79.5 through his first 20 rounds, which was best on the team for the second straight academic year. The team captain carded 9 rounds in the 70's and 5 more of exactly 80. Earlier this spring, he tied his own personal career best with another round of 72 on his way to a season-best 8th place finish at UVa.-Wise. Mitchley now owns 2 of the best 19 rounds in program history. Read More

Summer Swim Camps Start
May 26th at UU

Apr. 7th, 2015

Urbana University Head Swim Coach Dave Johnson announced the dates for his 2015 summer swim camps for interested swimmers age 7 and up. Read More

Swimmers Helander & Schwartz Earn SAAC Scholar Athletes of February

Mar. 4th, 2015

Urbana University swimmers Kim Helander (Tyreso, Sweden/Tyreso Gymnasium) and Jennifer Schwartz (Strangnas, Sweden/JB Gymnasiet) have been named the February Scholar Athletes of the Month by Urbana University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. It's the second straight month 2 Blue Knight swimmers have won the award.

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

Men's Swim Team Posts 2nd Best GPA in D2

Feb. 24th, 2015

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

After two straight semesters with the top GPA in the country in NCAA Division II, the Urbana University men's swim team finished second behind Catawba College in the fall of 2014. Last fall semester, the Urbana men led the entire country, male or female in all divisions, with a 3.82 team GPA. The Blue Knights posted a cumulative team GPA of 3.44 this fall. Urbana's women remained in the top 30 of D2's national rankings after posting a pair of top 10 finishes a year ago. Last fall, the Blue Knight women climbed as high as 6th in D2 with a 3.53 team GPA. This fall, Urbana finished 30th in the division with a solid GPA of 3.25. Read More

Helander's 4-Peat Highlights Swim Team's Showing at ASC Championships

Feb. 14th, 2015

The Urbana University swim teams put the finishing touches on the 2014-15 season at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships in Christiansburg, Virginia this weekend. The Blue Knight men landed in 7th place out of 14 squads, while the women finished 5th of 15. The women’s 5th place showing is a program best. The squad has now improved their standing in the ASC in each of the last six seasons. The highlight of the meet was Blue Knight Kim Helander’s fourth career ASC title in the men’s 100 fly. The senior became the first swimmer in UU history to finish a four-time conference champ in an event.

The Blue Knight women broke also managed to break five school records, only to be topped by the men’s six new school records. Read More

Espinoza, Helander & Stover Help UU to Senior Day Win

Jan. 31st, 2015

he Urbana University men’s and women’s swim teams hosted their final home swim meet of the season on Saturday afternoon. The men’s team pulled out a 145-82 victory against visiting Asbury University, but the Blue Knight women suffered a 119-92 defeat against the Eagles.

The Blue Knight men won 13 of 14 races on Senior Day for trio Kim Helander, Matt Stover and Alex Espinoza. Stover started off his victories with a win in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 53.37. He also took first in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:57.99. His final individual victory came in the 200 yard IM with a time of 1:59.24. He also led off the winning 200 medley relay team. Read More

Swimmers Swept by ASC Powerhouse WJU

Jan. 24th, 2015

The Urbana University men's and women's swim teams both suffered losses on Saturday afternoon in a home meet against Appalachian Swimming Conference foe Wheeling Jesuit University. The Cardinal men defeated Urbana 113-72, while the UU women were defeated 135-58.

The Blue Knight men won one more race than the women. Senior Kim Helander led the squad with a pair of victories. He won the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 51.59, and he claimed another victory in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 21.80. Read More

Men's Soccer Team Donates Equipment to League in Kenya

Feb. 9th, 2015

The Urbana University men's soccer team recently donated a shipment of equipment to the Likoni Community Football League in Likoni, Kenya. Blue Knight Head Coach Nick Roberts coached one of the the league's founders in Columbus, Ohio many years ago.

The LCFL operates largely thanks to generous donations like the Blue Knight men's soccer team's. The LCFL is always collecting jerseys, bibs, cones, balls and more. If you have soccer equipment that you would like to donate, please write to ben@likoni-football.org. To learn more about the LCFL, visit www.lcfl.org. Read More

Fitzpatrick, Burt Earn All-Region Nods

Dec. 12th, 2014

Two Urbana University men's soccer players landed on the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Team. Sophomore midfielder Ben Fitzpatrick (Hilliard, Ohio) earned Second Team honors for the second straight season.

Junior defender Aaron Burt (Mundford, England) picked up his first career All-Region honor after making the Third Team. Burt is a 3-time All-Conference selection. He has started all 53 games in the back row during his career at UU. He notched his second career goal this fall. Burt won Conference Freshman of the Year honors in 2012. Fitzpatrick followed Burt and won Conference Freshman of the Year in 2013. Read More

Fitzpatrick Named 2nd Team All-Region

Nov. 24th, 2014

Charleston junior back Conor Branson, who helped the Golden Eagles to the Atlantic Region championship and a spot in the NCAA Division II Final Four, was named the region’s Player of the Year on the 2014 Daktronics All-Atlantic Region men’s soccer team released Monday.

Urbana’s Ben Fitzpatrick was named to the Region's Second Team in the midfield. Two weeks ago, Fitzpatrick also earned First Team All-MEC honors after his sophomore campaign. Fitzpatrick was the 2013 MEC Freshman of the Year as well as a 2nd Team All-MEC and 2nd Team All-Region (NSCAA) selection. Playing through a broken hand and a broken nose this season, Fitzpatrick finished with 4 goals, including 2 game-winners, while leading the squad in shots. His 2 goals against #17 Notre Dame College were the only 2 goals of the game in UU's biggest win of the season. He was named MEC Offensive Player of the Week for his effort in the win. Read More

Cross Country's Hooks & Dail Deemed SAAC Scholar Athletes of November

Dec. 1st, 2014

Urbana University cross country runners Jenna Hooks (Sidney, Ohio/Houston HS) and Mason Dail (St. Paris, Ohio/Graham HS) have been named the November 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

#UUWCC 7th at MEC's, Strickland Earns All-Conference Honors

Nov. 8th, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan men’s and women’s cross country teams claimed 2014 Mountain East Conference titles on a brisk Saturday morning at Pipestem State Park in West Virginia. The Bobcat women placed six runners in the top 10 on its way to defending the team’s 2013 title. The Bobcat men edged defending champ Wheeling Jesuit 43 to 47.

Urbana’s women took 7th place in the field of 11 teams, averaging about 27 minutes to complete the 6K course. Freshman Alyssa Strickland (West Liberty-Salem HS) led the Blue Knight pack with a time of 25:36.95, earning Second Team All-Conference honors for finishing 19th overall. It’s the second straight year Urbana has landed a freshman runner on the All-MEC Second Team. Read More

5 Runners Rewrite Record Books at Walsh

Nov. 1st, 2014

In a final tune-up before next week’s conference championship race, the Urbana University cross country teams competed in the Walsh 5K on Friday night. Five Blue Knights set school records in the race despite the wintery conditions.

In the women’s race, sophomore Jenna Hooks turned in the second fastest 5K of her career (20:48.47) and the second fastest 5K in school history, but for the first time in 11 career races as a Blue Knight, Hooks was unseated from the top position on the team. Freshman Alyssa Strickland edged Hooks by 6 seconds to lead the Blue Knights for the first time in her career. Strickland’s time of 20:42.14 was good for 19th place in the field of 38 runners. It was her first Top 10 time at UU as she trimmed over a minute and a half off her previous best 5K. She needs to cut another 41 seconds to catch Hooks’ school record of 20:01.02, set last year at Ohio University. Read More

Men's Cross Country Finishes 9th at MEC's

Nov. 8th, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan men’s and women’s cross country teams claimed 2014 Mountain East Conference titles on a brisk Saturday morning at Pipestem State Park in West Virginia. The Bobcat women placed six runners in the top 10 on its way to defending the team’s 2013 title. The Bobcat men edged defending champ Wheeling Jesuit 43 to 47.

On the men’s side, Urbana was once again paced by sophomore Mason Dail (Graham HS). Dail finished 42nd in the field of 72 with a time of 31:00.19. He was followed closely behind by teammate Josh Brown (pictured) who finished 44th in 31:05.62. It was the final race of Brown’s collegiate career. Read More

5 Runners Rewrite Record Books at Walsh

Nov. 1st, 2014

In a final tune-up before next week’s conference championship race, the Urbana University cross country teams competed in the Walsh 5K on Friday night. Five Blue Knights set school records in the race despite the wintery conditions.

On the men’s side, two more Blue Knights cracked the all-time Top 10 fastest 5K’s at UU. Sophomore Mason Dail owns the school record in the race at 17:02.90. He finished 25 seconds off that pace on Friday night, running a 17:27.94 to finish 33rd in the field of 47. That is the 3rd fastest 5K in program history. Senior Josh Brown (pictured) trimmed over two minutes off his previous career best at this distance, crossing the finish line in 17:49.23 and posting the 6th fastest 5K in school history. Sophomores Zachary Johnson (20:47.36) and Matt Wilt (21:45.96) just narrowly missed out on Top 10 times, but each made great strides of improvement before next week’s big race. Read More

8 Runners Compete at #JennaStrong Classic

Oct. 17th, 2014

Four men and four women’s cross country runners from Urbana University competed in the #JennaStrong Fall Classic hosted by Wilmington College on Friday night. Leading the Blue Knights in the men’s 8K was sophomore Mason Dail. The women were led by sophomore Jenna Hooks. Each squad fell one runner shy of logging a team score. Ashland University took home both the men’s and women’s championships in a field of about 40 area schools.

Senior Josh Brown (pictured) broke through the 30-minute barrier for the first time in his career on Friday night. Brown crossed the finish line in 29:35.16, shaving nearly a full minute off his previous best. Brown is now just one of 4 Blue Knights to break through the 30-minute barrier (Erion, Dail, and Andy Stephan). Read More

Kawabe, Gianangeli Earn MEC Honorable Mention

Nov. 4th, 2014

Notre Dame College's Alexis Manoa has been named Mountain East Conference Offensive Player and Freshman of the Year, West Virginia Wesleyan's Rachel Ritchey is the league's Defensive Player of the year, and NDC's Mike Shiels is the Coach of the Year.

Urbana had two players earn Honorable Mention accolades after a 2-11-3 season. Freshman midfielder Anne Kawabe (São Paulo, Brazil/Colégio Harmonia) and junior goalkeeper Taylor Gianangeli (Weirton, W.V./Weir) represented the Blue Knight offense and defense on the squad. Kawabe (pictured left) tied for the team lead in goals and points as a collegiate rookie, while Gianangeli (pictured right) turned in another strong season between the pipes. The second-year Blue Knight recorded 5 shutouts, including 3 in double-overtime draws. Her 153 saves, or 9.6 saves per game, led the MEC and placed her 8th in NCAA Division II. She was also third in the MEC in shutouts despite playing on the 8th place squad. Read More

Urbana Undone by MEC Champs in Season Finale

Oct. 29th, 2014

The 2014 Mountain East Conference regular season champs from Notre Dame College handed Urbana University a 2-0 loss in the Blue Knights’ 2014 finale on Wednesday afternoon. Notre Dame wrapped up the regular season title in their last contest. The Falcons improve to 12-1-2 on the year, including a 10-1-2 mark in the MEC. One of those wins was a 5-1 decision over the Blue Knights in South Euclid, Ohio earlier in the fall.

On Wednesday, the visitors started the scoring on a 30-yard blast by Alexis Manoa in the 7th minute. Manoa’s shot careened off the post into the back of the net to put NDC out in front early. Urbana actually had more shots on goal than the MEC’s top team until the 71st minute when NDC’s 7th shot on goal found the back of the net to give the Falcons a 2-0 lead. Megan O’Connor redirected a pass from Katherine Beattie past UU goalkeeper Taylor Gianangeli. Urbana’s offense finished with 6 shots on goal, 3 by Hannah Rembach, but the Blue Knights couldn’t get one past NDC keeper Sam Shoemaker. Read More

Rams Edge Women's Soccer 1-0

Oct. 25th, 2014

The Urbana University women’s soccer team is experiencing a little déjà vu at the tail end of the 2014 season. Like last year, Urbana got out to a promising start, but the Blue Knights are faltering down the stretch. Urbana ended 2013 on a six-game losing streak, and on Saturday afternoon at Shepherd University, the Blue Knights suffered their fifth straight loss with one match remaining. Shepherd edged Urbana 1-0 on a late goal.

The Blue Knights and keeper Taylor Gianangeli were able to keep the Rams at bay until the 73rd minute. An Urbana foul granted the home team a free kick which was promptly deposited into the back of the net by Kesley N. Smith to give Shepherd a 1-0 lead. Urbana’s offense wasn’t able to muster another shot attempt over the final 17 minutes. Gianangeli made 8 stops in 90 minutes in goal. 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