Athletics & Recreation

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 […]

Men’s lacrosse beats UNC, advances to quarterfinals

Men’s lacrosse beats UNC, advances to quarterfinals

In front of a record-breaking crowd at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium Saturday, the No. 5 seed University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated North Carolina 9-5 in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships. “I couldn’t be more proud of this team’s performance out there tonight,” said head […]

Kristen Hamilton is the women’s soccer team’s all-time points leader and leading goal scorer, and she’s the only NCAA Division I athlete in history to be named player of the year in three conferences. Photo courtesy of DU Athletics

Women’s soccer player makes Pioneer history

Senior finance major Kristen Hamilton made University of Denver history in January, becoming the first Pioneer women’s soccer player to be drafted to the National Women’s Soccer League. The Western New York Flash picked Hamilton up in the fourth round. A standout on the field since her first year at […]

Student-athletes honored at annual awards banquet

Senior hockey captain Sam Brittain was voted DU Male Athlete of the year and senior women’s soccer player Kristen Hamilton earned Female Athlete of the Year as the University of Denver held its 79th annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet Monday night in Hamilton Gymnasium. The celebration, which was organized and hosted […]

Women’s lacrosse wins MPSF Tournament, starts NCAA play Friday

Led by redshirt junior Hannah Hook, the University of Denver women’s lacrosse team defeated Stanford 14-11 in the MPSF Tournament Championship Sunday at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on the DU campus. The Pioneers earn their first MPSF Tournament Championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. DU will make […]

Men’s lacrosse defeats Villanova, hosts NCAA championship Saturday

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team captured the Big East Championship with a 14-7 win over No. 3 seeded Villanova Saturday at Villanova Stadium in Pennsylvania. The victory extends the Pioneers’ win streak to 11 straight games and gives Denver the automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships. […]

First-year student Zach Miller, who grew up on an Indian reservation in New York, is a starter on the men's lacrosse team. Photo: Clarkson Creative

Men’s lacrosse advances to Big East Championship after win over Rutgers

The top-seeded University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated Rutgers 14-7 in the Big East Semifinals at Villanova Stadium Thursday. The win advances the Pioneers to Saturday’s Championship game where they will face No. 3 seed Villanova at 2:30 p.m. MT. The winner will get the automatic bid to the NCAA […]

Men’s lacrosse takes Big East regular season title, starts tournament play Thursday

Led by a five-point performance from sophomore Jack Bobzien, the No. 3-ranked University of Denver men’s lacrosse team topped Marquette 17-9 Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,544 fans at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The win clinches the Big East regular season title for the Pioneers as […]

Tennis teams win Summit League, advance to NCAA championships

The University of Denver’s No. 1-seeded men’s and women’s tennis teams made it a dual championship season as both Pioneers squads defeated No. 3 seed and defending conference champion Fort Wayne in the 2014 Summit League Tournament Final Sunday at Colorado Athletic Club Monaco. The Pioneers, who also claimed the […]

Denver tennis wins big at Summit League Banquet

The University of Denver women’s and men’s tennis teams collectively received 17 Summit League honors at the annual conference tennis banquet Thursday in Denver. In their inaugural year in the Summit League, Denver’s men finished 5-0 in conference play, while the women posted a 6-0 record. These perfect records garnered […]