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College & Pro

Three Crusaders Named to NABC Honors Court

VU-Three-Crusaders-Named-to-NABC-Honors-CourtThe Valparaiso men’s basketball team placed three players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-2014 Honors Court, as announced by the organization today. The Crusaders’ three players were the most honored from any Horizon League school.

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Former VHS Baketball Standout Brad Karp Signs with Cheshire Phoenix

BradKarp2PhotoCollageFormer Valparaiso High School and Saint Xavier University guard Brad Karp recently extended his basketball playing career by signing a professional contract with the Cheshire Phoenix of the British Basketball League (BBL).

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IU Northwest Cross Country Signs Three

IUN-XC-SignSprinting toward their first official cross country meet as a program, Indiana University Northwest continued stockpiling local talent to its men’s and women’s programs Wednesday. River Forest’s Caridad Ramos, Lowell’s Mackenzie Nichols, and Lake Station’s Carlos Luna all signed letters of intent to run for coach Javier Heridia’s RedHawks teams this fall.

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Gomes Part of Angola Preliminary Squad for FIBA World Cup

VU-Gomes-Part-of-Angola-Preliminary-Squad-for-FIBA-World-CupForward Joaquim Gomes rounds out five former Valparaiso men’s basketball players who have been selected to preliminary rosters in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, as he is among 15 players on Angola’s preliminary squad for the upcoming tournament.

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Valpo Athletics Announces Crusader Scholarship Challenge

VU-Valpo-Athletics-Announces-Crusader-Scholarship-ChallengeThis year, Valpo Athletics is embarking on a challenge unlike any other in school history. We’ve set out to find – and handsomely reward – our most loyal and passionate fans. The competition will be fierce, but the payout will be unprecedented: a free meal plan for one academic year ($3,980 value), one academic year of free housing ($6,200 value), and, yes, even one academic year of tuition completely FREE ($33,680 value)! The Crusader Scholarship Challenge will kick off with the first home event in August and wrap up at the end of April.

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Four Crusaders Named USA College Football Division I-AA FCS Pre-Season All-Americans

VU-Four-Crusaders-Named-USA-College-Football-Division-I-AA-FCS-Pre-Season-All-AmericansThe opening kickoff of the 2014 football season is just 43 days away, but the preseason accolades have begun to roll in for Valparaiso. USA College Football named four Crusaders to its Pre-Season FCS All-American list Tuesday.

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Schorsch Continues to Scorch Competition

VU-Schorsch-Continues-to-Scorch-CompetitionSophomore Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) continued his summer success with a singles championship at the ITA Summer Circuit Event hosted by Western Michigan University. Schorsch beat Michigan State's Brett Forman 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 in Monday's finals to cap off the first singles title won by a Crusader since 2012 (Eric Honert).

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