Athletics & Recreation

Women’s tennis team collects regular season and championship titles

The University of Denver women’s tennis team finished its season with a 14-9 overall record, touting a 6-0 record in Summit League Play and collecting both the regular season and conference championship titles. The No. 1 seed Pioneers made it a dual championship season as they handed No. 3 seed […]

DU names 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

DU names 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

On July 16, the University of Denver announced its 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame class. The new inductees include John MacMillan (hockey 1958–60), Jim Shea (skiing 1958–61), Jim Elliott (baseball 1988–90), Jessica Lopez (gymnastics 2006–09), Lorna Lyles (volleyball 1990–93), Milton Kurth (general maintenance foreman 1955–85), Kurt Smitz (skiing coach 1992–2006), and […]

Swimming and diving teams turn in championship seasons

Swimming and diving teams turn in championship seasons

The University of Denver swimming and diving teams finished the 2013–14 season on a high note: as Summit League Champions and with two All-Americans. As a testament to the success of the season, two Pioneer swimmers made it to the NCAA Championships. Junior Samantha Corea finished seventh in the finals of […]

Pioneers men’s tennis: year in review

The University of Denver men’s tennis team finished its season with a 12-11 overall record, touting a 5-0 record in Summit League Play and collecting both the regular season and conference championship titles. The No. 1 seed team made it a dual championship season as it battled to a 4-1 […]

Men’s hoopster Chris Udofia selected by Houston Rockets summer team

Men’s hoopster Chris Udofia selected by Houston Rockets summer team

University of Denver men’s basketball standout Chris Udofia will have an opportunity to continue his playing career at the next level. The 6-foot-6 Udofia has accepted an offer to join the Houston Rockets Summer League team, which will begin play on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. The Rockets Summer League team […]

Gymnastics team achieves sixth best finish in program history

Gymnastics team achieves sixth best finish in program history

The No. 18 University of Denver gymnastics team rallied at the end of the year, posting two of its best meets in the final weeks of the season. The Pioneers finished with a regional qualifying score of 196.205, the sixth highest in program history. Denver won the inaugural Mountain Rim […]

Varsity successes earn sixth Directors’ Cup for DU

The University of Denver has claimed the Learfield Sports Division I AAA Directors’ Cup for the sixth time in seven years, finishing ahead of all non-football schools in the 2013–14 standings. The University placed a record-high 43rd among all AAA schools, breaking the previous record of 47th set in 2008. […]

Pioneers shine in NCAA academic progress report

The National Collegiate Athletic Association released its annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) report and the University of Denver once again scored very well. All 17 varsity sports teams scored above 962 for the multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. The Academic Progress […]

Men’s lacrosse defeats Drexel, advances to Final Four

Powered by a seven-point performance from junior Erik Adamson, the No. 5 seeded University of Denver Pioneers men’s lacrosse team defeated the Drexel University Dragons 15-6 Sunday at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Del. Denver advances to play No. 1 seeded Duke in the semifinals of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships […]

Student-athletes honored at annual Pioneer Awards ceremony

University of Denver men’s swimmer Kyle Milberg was honored with one of the University’s highest honors at the 2014 Pioneer Awards. The ceremony took place last week in Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Milberg was honored with the Chuck Cortese Undergraduate Trophy, which is […]