University of Evansville


Monday, April 22, 2024

* Toast to Today and Tomorrow

Submitted by Amber Luigs

Upcoming Events

* SAAM- International Denim Day

Wednesday, April 24th is International Denim Day. In 1998, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction, citing that the survivor was wearing tight jeans, resulting in members of the Italian Parliament protesting by wearing jeans, other parliamentary bodies followed suit. International Denim Day was created in 1999 to protest against victim blaming. Join the Office of Institutional Equity in wearing your jeans and a purple shirt on Wednesday to support survivors of sexual assaults. Learn more about International Denim Day @UEDiversity on Instagram.

Submitted by Annie Sills
* Paper Recycling and Free Document Shredding

Need papers shredded? Bring them to the free Piranha Mobile Shredding Event on campus on Thursday, April 25 (Reading Study Day) between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind Koch Center.

 Remember: Paper that contains personal information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. cannot be placed directly into a recycling bin or trash container. It must be properly disposed of by one of the following methods:

 1)    Shredding the papers with personal information into a bag and then placing the bag of shredded paper in the recycling container.

 2)    Placing the papers with personal information in a secure (locked) Piranha shredding container in your area.

 Thank you for recycling and helping us prevent identity theft by properly disposing of personal information!

 During the free shredding event, you can bring paper from home! The limit is 100 lbs. per visit. Visits are unlimited during the event.

Submitted by Amber Elkins
* Thursday, April 25 Obsolete Electronics Recycling - Hale loop drive from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Students and employees (faculty, administrators and staff) can bring the following personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost:

• LCD displays, LCD TV’s and LCD monitors, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, speakers, VCRs. Small quantities of batteries will be accepted.

The following items will NOT be accepted:

• CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors

• Fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, leaking or enlarged batteries and any other items C&I deems unallowable

• Electronics owned by the University.

NOTE: The cost of processing CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors has increased significantly, and the University is no longer able to cover these items.

Accepted items included: TVs, computers, monitors, printers, hard drives, laptops, fax/scanners, cell phones, DVD players, digital cameras, modems

Not Accepted: copy machines, microwaves, appliances

For more information or questions contact Amber Elkins at ae152 or 2697.

Submitted by Amber Elkins
* Plant Sale for Earth Day

Bi-Sci Club with host their annual plant sale on Monday, April 22, from 11 am - 1 pm outside Ridgway.  Plants available for purchase include succulents, herbs, and vegetables, with prices starting at $1.

Submitted by Katie Aldred-Craig
* Chrome River Training

Submitted by Jenni Sauls
* Pancake Study Break Coming Up

Finals are coming up - but so are pancakes! Take a break from studying for finals to join some of your favorite Aces one last time before summer at the Pancake Study Break!

Pancakes and more will be available on Reading/Study Day - Thursday, April 25 - from 9:00 p.m -11:00 p.m. at The Eatery in Ridgway University Center. There will also be drawings for prizes - so don't miss out! Plan to be at the Pancake Study Break!

This event is free of charge for all UE students. A UE ID is required to enter.

Questions? Contact Chad Hart at

Submitted by Chad Hart
* The UE community is welcome to attend the Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony

The UE community is welcome to attend the Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony that will take place on Sunday, April 28.  This event will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the inner oval closest to Koch Center and Olmsted Hall.  The following faculty members will be honored at the event:

•    Jerrilee LaMar- Associate Professor Nursing
•    William Bryan Lynch- Professor of Chemistry
•    Bill Stroube- Professor of Health Services Administration
•    Gregg Wilson- Professor of School of Health Services

Please join us to wish them well in their retirement.

Jerrilee LaMar, Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. LaMar graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a BS degree in Nursing.  She obtained her MSN degree from the University of Evansville with a concentration in Nursing Education and went on to earn her PhD degree from Indiana State University, focusing on curriculum and instruction.  She earned her National Certified Nurse Educator credentials from the American Association of the College of Nursing.

Dr. LaMar served as an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor for over thirty years.  She has contributed chapters on Growth and Development and Culture to both the 8th & 9th Editions of “Essentials of Nursing” and the 9th & 10th Editions of “Fundamentals of Nursing” textbooks published by Mosby-Elsevier.  She revised the study guides for the 7th Edition of “Clinical Nursing Fundamentals Study Guide” and wrote the 600-item test bank for the 7th Edition of “Basic Nursing”.  In addition, she has served as an item writer for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Exam.  Dr. LaMar served as a UE Faculty Senator for numerous terms, was Chair of the UE Faculty Senate in 2017, and served on several Senate Committees.  She served as a faculty advisor for the Professional Student Nurse Organization (SNAP) on the UE campus.  She held the White Family Endowed Professorship in Nursing until she retired.  Dr. LaMar served as the UE site coordinator for a national research study sponsored by the American Heart Association, the National League of Nursing, Laerdal, and HeartCode that measured the retention of CPR skills in nursing students using an e-learning tool to teach CPR.  She has co-authored three journal articles that reported the findings of the study.  This groundbreaking study changed the way that CPR is taught in the United States. 
Dr. LaMar has received the 2020 Eykamp Prize, the American Red Cross Hero in Education Award in 2012, and the Daisy Faculty Award in 2015.  In 2022, former UE nursing students from the class of 2016 had her inducted into the Florence Nightingale Book of Honor.  In 2023, she was honored by a former student, Dr. Nina Weiss, with a Leadership in Nursing Award in her name that will be given to a UE graduating nursing student each year at their pinning ceremony.  Dr. LaMar, through a partnership with Deaconess Hospital, led countless medical mission trips to Annotto Bay, Jamaica.  She took dozens of nursing students to Jamaica over the years.  She taught five semesters abroad at Harlaxton College, introducing nursing students to the UK's National Healthcare System.
Before retiring, Dr. LaMar received approval from the Indiana State Board of Nursing for the University of Evansville to launch a second-degree Accelerated BSN Degree to help with the severe nursing shortage in our community.  This is a project that she had worked on for several years.  She has temporarily come out of retirement in order to be Interim Program Director while a search is underway to permanently fill the position.  She looks forward to spending time with her husband, family, and animals on their Posey County goat dairy farm once that position is filled.

Bryan Lynch, Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Lynch received B.S. degree in Chemistry (magna cum laude) with department honors from University of Pittsburgh.  His PhD in Physical Chemistry was also awarded from the University of Pittsburgh, and his postdoctoral work was done at Cornell University.  His specializations are Laser Spectroscopy of Small Molecules and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

His research interests include studying the structure of electronic excited states of small molecules in the gas phase using a nitrogen-pumped dye laser, using the double resonance technique where the molecule is pumped to a low-lying excited state with the dye laser, then excite to higher lying states with a small portion of the initial nitrogen pulse.  Presently, he is working on probing the vibrational levels of ion-pair states and using Franck-Condon calculations to assign the various transitions observed.  He is also studying weak intermolecular attractive forces in small, organic molecules that give rise to short-range ordering and cluster formation in the solid state.

Dr. Lynch’s publications include “Observation of the Ã1A″ State of Isocyanogen”, “An EPR Study of Some Highly Distorted Tetrahedral Manganese(II) Complexes at High Magnetic Fields”, and ”1-mm Wave ESR Spectrometer”.

Bill Stroube, Professor of Health Services Administration
Dr. Stroube earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Murray State University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from University of Maryland.  His PhD in Analytical and Nuclear Chemistry was awarded from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Stroube has served as Professor of Health Services Administration and Director of the Health Services Administration graduate and undergraduate programs.  Before joining the faculty in 1998, he spent twelve years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, and eight years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C.
At UE, he has served on various university committees, was Chair of the Faculty Senate, and served a three-years term as Chair of the School of Health Sciences.  He received the University Outstanding Teaching Award at the May 2008 Commencement.
Dr. Stroube has maintained an active research program and has authored and co-authored over seventy publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.  His research and teaching interests include international health care issues, health care strategy, and medical ethics. 
He has extensive international experience leading student groups through many health care systems with focus on England, China, and India. He has spent twenty summers teaching at Harlaxton.  For five summers, he taught a four-week study abroad course in China.  Since 2017, he has served as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning at the University of Nottingham.  He was an Adjunct Professor in 2017 and 2018 at IMS Union University in Dehradun, India.  During numerous trips to India during the past fourteen years, he has provided workshops for faculty and students, and served on university and hospital advisory boards.  He plans to continue his work in India and England after retirement from UE.

Gregg Wilson, Professor of School of Health Services
Dr. Wilson is a UE graduate who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Psychology and a concentration in Liberal Arts.  He is a graduate of Indiana University, where he obtained his master’s and doctorate degrees, both in Exercise Science.  He is a former Department Chair of the School of Health Sciences.  

Dr. Wilson has received several teaching awards at UE, including the Dean’s Teaching Award, Chi Omega Outstanding Teaching Award, and the 2004 Exemplary Teaching Award given by the General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church.  He has published four textbooks in the dual areas of Exercise and Health Science and has contributed eighteen book chapters to a variety of edited textbooks on a wide range of topics, including the relationship of exercise to mental health, the effects of anxiety on performance, exercise testing for special populations and overtraining and staleness.  In addition, Dr. Wilson has fifty publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been named a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and selected as a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for his scholarly contributions.  He has also enjoyed teaching at Harlaxton College on multiple occasions.  Prior to his arrival at the University of Evansville, Dr. Wilson taught at Lander University in South Carolina and at Indiana University, where he was also an assistant track coach.

Submitted by Tobi Audas
* Prayer and Meditation Space

April 22-25, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Grabill Lounge - Neu Chapel

UE Spiritual Formation and Campus Ministries would like to welcome you to our Finals Prayer Room. Our hope and vision is that you will find a sense of sanctuary, refuge, and rest in the midst of preparing for finals this semester.

Submitted by Breanna Bondurant
* MVC Baseball Tournament

Aces Fans, Faculty, & Staff –

We are only 1 month away from hosting our first ever on campus MVC Baseball Championship. Due to this event being an MVC sponsored championship, UE Faculty/Staff will not be able to redeem their 2 free tickets as they would for a regular season competition event.

We would love to have you join us out at The Braun on May 21-25 and cheer on your Aces as we punch our ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

Interested in all-session tournament tickets for you and your family? Please contact Logan Belz in the Athletics Ticket office at 812-488-2623 or his email at

All-Session Passes are:

  • $65 for adults (17-59 years old)
  • $45 for youths (3-17 years old)
  • $45 for seniors (60+ years old)

You can view the full online ticketing site by clicking here.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Go Aces!!

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* You're Invited: Annual Leadership Awards and Reception

All are invited to the 31st Annual Leadership Awards and Reception. Leadership Awards celebrate the dedication and contributions that students provide on a daily basis to the UE community. Awards are presented from multiple offices across campus including but not limited to the Center for Student Engagement, Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Office of Admissions, Dean of Students, Fitness Center and Intramurals, Presidents Office, and many more.

Come and celebrate you and your peers achievements with us during the 31st Annual Leadership Awards and Reception

Monday, April 22, 2024

Eykamp Hall


For any questions, please reach out to the Center for Student Engagement at

Submitted by Abagail Catania

Info You Should Know

* FIN 280 Personal Finance - Summer I

FIN 280 – Introduction to Personal Finance

I know the idea of taking a class during summer winter break doesn’t sound too exciting, but this is a great opportunity to take a class that is relevant to everyone and will benefit you all in the future! FIN 280 is an asynchronous online class that will introduce students to the basic concepts of Personal Finance. These concepts should be of great interest to all students, whether you are just beginning your college life or will soon be out in the working-world. The class will be set up so you can work more or less at your own pace. Lectures will be delivered via PowerPoints and videos going over the PPTs will be posted. This will  help you keep up with the class and be aware of exactly what you need to know.

Submitted by Christopher Brockman
* SPAN-111 Offered During Summer Session 1

SPAN-111 – Elementary Spanish will be offered as an online asynchronous class during Summer Session 1 (May 13 – June 14, 2024).  This course fulfills Outcome 6. If you have questions about this 3-credit hour course, please contact Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo via email:

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
* Plant Sitting

The library is offering to keep students' plants alive over the summer if they cannot take them home. Contact Meg Atwater-Singer at ma35 for more information.

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer
* Event & AV Reminder

Have an Eykamp event or meeting and need to use a microphone? Follow these three steps to ensure you have what you need!

1. Reserve the AV Equipment within Resource Scheduler.

2. Check out the Microphone(s) at the OTS Help Desk.

3. Return the Microphone(s) to the OTS Help Desk at your next availability.

And as always, call or email our Help Desk if you have any additional questions or needs!


Submitted by Nick Messer
* Summer 1 and 2: Outcome 5 + Writing Option

Considering a summer course? Both MUS-156 and 157 meet the requirement for Outcome 5. The two courses cover the same content, but with 157 additionally counting as a Writing Across the Curriculum course. Both courses will be offered Summer 1 and Summer 2.

If you like music and are interested in music's role in the history of American culture, politics, race, business, and more, you'll enjoy these courses!

Submitted by Kristen Strandberg
* Crescent Magazine April 2024

The April issue of the Crescent Magazine is available online and in print.

There is an error in the magazine. The QR code in the ESPORTS article leads to the wrong video. You can find the Student Media produced ESPORTS Video here…

The Crescent Magazine is produced by Student Media. Student Media is a student organization at the University of Evansville. The Crescent Magazine is published online and in print three times a semester. Student Media utilizes design, photography, video, and sound towards experiential and academic learning in journalistic endeavors and engaging storytelling. Student Media elevates the voice of the student body and connects the campus and community to important information and points of view.

The print issues can be found all over campus be sure to pick up your copy. Student Media produces over a dozen podcasts available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and RSS. Listen on Fireside Aces Radio

To find the April Issue of the Crescent Magazine Visit:

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* 2024-25 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship Application Now Available

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

Eligible students for the 2024-2025 Hartig Memorial Scholarship will be sophomores in the 2024-2025 academic year.

The application can be found here.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by May 3, 2024. The decision will be announced by May 26, 2024.

Submitted by Amber Chandler
* Employees - Skin Cancer Screenings

In preparation for Skin Cancer awareness month in May, the UE clinic will be offering Skin Cancer screenings during the month of April. According to the American Academy of Dermatology it is estimated that 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. This number is continuing to rise as skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

Please note that the screening will be a full body skin exam. Please see the tips below on fully preparing for your screening!

  • During your Skin Cancer screening, you will be asked to remove clothing and will be provided a paper gown for privacy. This is a full body skin exam!

  • This 20-minute appointment is a dedicated Skin Cancer screening. If needed, follow up appointments may be scheduled if additional procedures are indicated. If you are needing any additional clinic services or medication refills, please schedule a separate clinic appointment as you would outside of this event.

  • For patients who are referred to a dermatologist, please note that wait times can vary as Dermatology offices often schedule several weeks or months out.

  • Additional ways to prepare for your screening; wear loose clothes, avoid wearing makeup, keep your hair loose so your scalp can be examined, and bring a  list of any concerns you want to discuss with the provider (skin spots, patches, or moles).

Skin Cancer screenings will be offered by appointment only to those eligible to use the UE clinic. If you are interested in scheduling your Skin Cancer screening, please follow the link below to view dates, times, and to sign up.

Questions? Please reach out to Haley Karges at

Submitted by Haley Walker


* Mechanical Engineering Seniors join the Order of the Engineer

Congratulations to the Mechanical Engineering Class of 2024 on joining the Order of the Engineer as they prepare to enter the engineering profession. Congratulations to two of our alums, Mary Miller and Paul Simms, who also participated in this year's initiation ceremony. Details of the Order from the organization's website are included below.

The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer. At the induction ceremony, engineers are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless steel ring. The Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one’s pledge lifelong. The Obligation is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The Obligation likewise, contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies. Initiates, as they accept it voluntarily, pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth.

Submitted by Jessie Lofton
* 2024 School of Engineering and Computer Science Awards

Three students were presented with the 2024 School of Engineering and Computer Science Awards.

Zach Worley, a Senior Civil Engineering Student,  was awarded the Paul “PR “ Brown Spirit Award - This award is presented to a student who has created camaraderie in the School of Engineering and Computer Science and has encouraged fellow students by exhibiting a positive attitude that is inspiring to others.    
Clay Dempsey, a Junior Electrical Engineering Student, was awarded the Dick Blandford Memorial Scholarship – This award is presented to a Junior level Electrical Engineering or Computer Science student who demonstrates excellence in scholarship, service, and leadership in memory of former Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Dick Blandford.                   
Swarup “Sam” Bhatta, a Junior Mechanical Engineering Student,  was awarded the James M Hall, Jr. Outstanding Engineering Student Award – This award is presented to an outstanding student majoring in Engineering at Junior class standing, based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, character, responsibility, attitude, and potential for professional growth.         

Dr. Immanuel presented the awards in a private ceremony on April 18, 2024.  Congratulations Zach, Clay, and Sam!

Submitted by Tonya Albright


* Softball takes series with 5-2 win over Racers

Hannah Hood was a perfect 3-for-3 while Sydney Weatherford picked up her sixth win of the season as the University of Evansville softball team clinched the series over Murray State with a 5-2 win on Sunday at  Tri-State Orthopaedics Field at Cooper Stadium.

Hood recorded three hits and two RBI as the Purple Aces tallied five runs on 10 hits.  Jess Willsey and Taylor Howe posted two hits apiece.  Weatherford threw another complete game, allowing two runs, one earned, on nine hits.

Weatherford retired the side in order to begin the game and the offense was able to get the job done in the bottom of the frame.  Alexa Davis walked and Zoe Frossard followed with a single to left center.  Next up was Brooke Voss who double down the left field line to score Davis.

Jess Willsey’s sacrifice fly brought in Frossard to make it a 2-0 game while Jenna Nink’s RBI groundout solidified a 3-0 edge at the end of the 1st.  Evansville’s offense continued to roll, adding to the lead in the bottom of the third as Hannah Hood notched an RBI single.

Murray State got on the board with a single run in the top of the 5th.  The Racers were primed to cut into the deficit even more before Weatherford forced the inning-ending double play to keep the Aces up by three.

Back-to-back doubles from Willsey and Hood resulted in another run to push the lead back to four in the bottom of the fifth.  After the Racers got the run back in the sixth, they rallied in the seventh trailing by three.  With two outs, MSU recorded three singles to load the bases before Weatherford got a lineout to third to end the game.

On Wednesday, UE will be at Indiana State for a 3 p.m. game before playing its final home series of the season next weekend against Missouri State.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces Sweep Bradley, 7-2

The University of Evansville baseball team completed a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series sweep of the Bradley Braves on Sunday afternoon with a 7-2 victory at Dozer Park in Peoria, Illinois.

“This whole weekend started on the mound for us,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “I thought that we got great starting pitching in all three games, and our bullpen was lights out this weekend.

“Today, Shane Harris started a little slow, but after the first inning, he was electric and really did a great job of keeping them off-balance.  Then, I thought that what we got out of Drew Fieger and Jakob Meyer out of the bullpen today was really special.  Overall, I was proud of the effort today, and hopefully, we can keep rolling this week with a very big week against Purdue and Missouri State.”

Evansville gave starter Shane Harris a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as graduate first baseman Chase Hug hit a high pop up to left that the Bradley left fielder lost in the sun and had go in and out of his mitt for a run-scoring error.  Bradley would scratch across single runs in the first and second innings against Harris to take its only lead of the weekend after two innings, but that lead was short-lived.

Evansville scored two runs in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead on a run-scoring wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by freshman second baseman Brodie Peart.  Peart then added a two-run single in the fifth inning to push the lead to 5-2, before senior shortstop Simon Scherry added a sacrifice fly in the frame to give Harris a four-run advantage.  Graduate third baseman Brent Widder capped the scoring with an RBI ground out in the seventh inning.

Meanwhile, Harris was nearly untouchable after the second inning, as he allowed just a single and a walk after the second.  In fact, at one point, he retired 11-straight Bradley batters in order.  Overall, Harris (4-4) earned the victory by scattering two runs on six hits in 6.0 innings of work while striking out six.  Fieger then tossed two scoreless innings, allowing only one base hit, while Meyer worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts.

Peart drove in three runs to help lead the UE offense, while junior outfielder Harrison Taubert and senior outfielder Kip Fougerousse both had two-hit days.  Fougerousse roped a pair of doubles for UE, while Taubert added a double as well.

With the victory, Evansville extended its winning streak to eight-straight games, while improving to 22-17 overall and 10-5 in the MVC.  UE has now had eight-game winning streaks in each of the last four years for the first time in program history.  Bradley, meanwhile, suffered its ninth-straight defeat while falling to 10-27 overall and 4-11 in the MVC.

The Purple Aces will wrap up its current five-game road trip on Tuesday night, as UE will travel to West Lafayette, Indiana to face the Purdue Boilermakers.  First-pitch is set for 5 p.m. central time and Tuesday’s game can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and seen live on the Big Ten Network-Plus streaming service.

Submitted by Athletics
* Romashkin leads men's golf in first round of MVC Championship

Daniil Romashkin is tied for 5th place as the University of Evansville men’s golf team completed the first day of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at The Golf Club at Porta Cima.

Romashkin carded a 1-under 71 and is tied for 5th place with two rounds remaining.  He led the Purple Aces contingent, who ranks in 9th place.  Carson Park was second for UE.  He completed Sunday’s round with a 3-over 75 to sit in a tie for 27th.

Nicholas Gushrowski and Caleb Wassmer tied for the 3rd-lowest score for Evansville.  The duo each posted scores of 77 and are tied for 37th.  Isaac Rohleder scored an 84 on Sunday and is in 48th.

Southern Illinois paces the individual standings with a 278.  The Salukis are seven in front of Missouri State and lead third place Valparaiso by 13 strokes.  Evansville completed the day with a 300 to rank in 9th place.  UE is just five strokes behind 4th-place Belmont.

Leon Heitz of SIU and Hampus Wilkstrom of MSU lead the individual standings.  Both scored a 5-under 67 on Sunday.  Round two will be played on Monday.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces Outlast Bradley, 9-7

The University of Evansville baseball team exploded for nine runs in the first three innings on Friday night, and then held off a late charge by the homestanding Bradley Braves for a 9-7 series-opening victory at Dozier Park in Peoria, Illinois.

The Purple Aces opened the game with three runs in the first inning to grab a lead it would never lose.  Senior outfielder Kip Fougerousse and graduate designated hitter Chase Hug hit back-to-back RBI doubles into the left-center field gap to open the scoring, before a run-scoring error added UE’s third run in the first inning.

Bradley would get a run back in the bottom of the first inning on a solo home run by first baseman Timmy O’Brien, but UE starter Kenton Deverman would hold the Braves scoreless through the next four innings while his teammates would explode for six runs in the third inning.

After a pair of walks to open the inning, graduate third baseman Brent Widder produced an RBI single through the left-side of the infield to open the six-run frame.  Another Bradley error on a hard-hit ball by UE junior first baseman Cal McGinnis scored another run, before graduate catcher Brendan Hord followed two batters later with an RBI single to right field to give UE a 6-1 lead.  Senior shortstop Simon Scherry then blasted a three-run home run to left field to give UE a 9-1 advantage and end the night for Bradley starter Noah Edders (4-5).

Deverman (5-1) would cruise through the first five innings with a 9-1 lead, before the Braves would rally for four runs in the sixth inning to cut UE’s lead to 9-5.  O’Brien would launch his second home run of the game as part of a two-run seventh inning for Bradley to get back within two runs at 9-7.  But, that would be as close as the Braves would get, as junior reliever Drew Fieger worked a scoreless eighth inning, and senior Jakob Meyer recorded a pair of strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning for his second save of the year.

Hug led Evansville’s offense by going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI.  Scherry added three RBI, as he homered in his second-straight game.

With the victory, Evansville improved to 20-17 overall and 8-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference, as UE picked up its sixth-straight victory, and tenth win in the last 11 contests.  Bradley, meanwhile, dropped to 10-25 overall and 4-9 in the MVC with the loss.  The series will continue on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., with graduate left-hander Donovan Schultz expected to earn the start for UE.  Saturday’s game can be heard live on 107.1 FM-WJPS and seen live on ESPN+.

Submitted by Athletics
* Murray State evens series with 8-2 win

Trailing 2-1 in the second inning, Murray State scored seven unanswered runs to defeat the University of Evansville softball team by an 8-2 final on Saturday at Tri-State Orthopaedics Field at Cooper Stadium.

Murray State’s first two runners of the afternoon reached base before Mikayla Jolly forced a double play for the first two outs.  The Racers were limited to one run as the game entered the bottom of the first.

Alexa Davis led the bottom of the first off with a single and would tie the game on a hit by Jenna Nink.  Jess Willsey’s RBI double brought in Nink to give the Purple Aces their first lead of the contest.  Bailey Broemmer of MSU tied the game with an RBI double in the top of the second before a perfectly executed double steal put them back in front at 3-2.

Evansville threatened in the bottom of the frame as Marah Wood led off with a single and stole second.  Following a strikeout, a hard line out halted the threat.  Murray State held the 1-run lead until the top half of the fourth when Parker Holcombe’s 2-run single added some insurance and extended the lead to three.  They added three more runs in the final innings.

UE was held to six hits with Jess Willsey going 2-for-3.  Broemmer went 2-2 for the Racers while Holcombe had two hits in four plate appearances.  Jolly took the loss with 3 2/3 innings of work and five runs, four earned, crossing the plate.  Bre Haislip started the game for the Racers and allowed two unearned runs in 2 1/3 frames.  Raylee Roby tossed 4 2/3 innings of relief and gave up just one hit.

Sunday’s series finale is set for a 12 p.m. start.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces Win Seventh-Straight With 6-1 Win At Bradley

The University of Evansville baseball team extended its winning streak to seven games on Saturday afternoon, as the Purple Aces posted a 6-1 victory over the Bradley Braves at Dozier Park in Peoria, Illinois.

“Today was a great win, and we continue to play good baseball,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “It really started on the mound for us today, as Donovan Schultz gave us a superb effort, giving us seven strong innings.  Then, I thought that Max Hansmann was outstanding for his two innings, and really had a nice three-pitch mix going today.

“Offensively, we did enough today.  Obviously, Mark Shallenberger had a big three-run home run for us, which was huge.  Harrison Taubert also came through with a big two-out RBI hit to extend our lead from four to five runs to really put things out of reach today.  It’s always great to win a series on a Saturday, but we have to come to the park looking for more tomorrow.”

Evansville took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI double to right-center field by senior shortstop Simon Scherry.  UE then broke things open with a four-run fourth inning, as junior outfielder Ty Rumsey opened the scoring in the frame with an RBI single to right field, before graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger crushed a long three-run home run to right field to give UE a 5-0 lead.

Bradley’s lone run of the game came in the fourth inning, as the Braves strung together three-straight two-out base hits off of UE starter Donovan Schultz to trim the UE lead to 5-1.  But, Schultz worked out of the jam, and would shut down the Braves the rest of the way.  Overall, Schultz (2-1) earned the victory by limiting Bradley to a single run on seven hits in a career-best 7.0 innings of work with four strikeouts.

Junior outfielder Harrison Taubert would provide UE with an insurance run with a two-out RBI hit in the eighth inning to give UE a 6-1 lead.  Sophomore reliever Max Hansmann would make sure that the lead would hold up, as he tossed 2.0 no-hit, scoreless innings with three strikeouts to nail down the victory.

Senior designated hitter Kip Fougerousse led UE at the plate by going 3-for-5 with a double.  Scherry and Shallenberger both had two-hit days as well for UE, which out-hit Bradley, 13-7.

With the victory, Evansville improves to 21-17 overall and 9-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference.  The Purple Aces have not only won seven-straight, but UE has also won 11 of its last 12 games overall.  Bradley, meanwhile, drops to 10-26 overall and 4-10 in the MVC with the loss.  The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in a game that can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and seen live on ESPN+.

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* Aces track and field end the Gibson Invitational with a podium finish

Freshman Nicole Prauchner earned her second podium finish of the outdoor season on the final day of the Gibson Invitational for the University of Evansville track and field team.

Six Purple Aces set personal records in Terre Haute on Saturday on the final day of the Gibson Invitational hosted by Indiana State. Prauchner had the best finish of the day for UE, taking first in the women’s 1500-meter with a PR of 4:34.40. Teammate Kalina Urbaniak (Suchy Las, Poland) was close behind in fourth with a time of 4:37.57 while Avery Stephens set a PR of 5:16.66 in the event.

Evansville also had a top-five finish in the men’s 1500-meter race as freshman Rafael Rodriguez (Segovia, Spain) placed fourth with a PR of 3:52.08. Several Aces had PRs or high finishes in the 1500-meter race as Tommaso Losma (Lombardia, Italy) placed ninth with a time of 3:57.38 while Samuel Lea (Worchester, England) set a PR of 4:00.10.

Junior Adam Oulgout (St. Paul, Minn. / Central HS) also set a season-best in the 1500-meter with a time of 4:01.53. Oulgout also ran a season-best in the men’s 800-meter race at 1:55.75 for 12th place. Also in the 800-meter race, freshman Jakub Nowicki (Poznan, Poland) placed 19th with a time of 1:57.95.

UE’s other top-five finish on Saturday came in the women’s 800-meter race for freshman Eilen Brenne (Skien, Norway) placing fourth with a time of 2:13.67. Evansville’s final PRs both came from sophomore Jose Ocampo (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), who set two personal records in the 100-meter dash and the 400-meter race with times of 11.08 and 51.71. The Aces also had two runners compete in the hurdles, sophomore Kate Walke (Batesville, Ind. / Oldenburg Academy) in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at 15.59 seconds and freshman Woody Burrell (Ceaderburg, Wis. / Ceaderburg HS) in the 400-meter hurdles at 58.40 seconds for 16th place.

In the field, UE  competed in two events on Saturday, the men’s shot put and the women’s discus. Evansville saw its best finishes in the men’s shot put as graduate throwers Jaden Hayes (Huntingburg, Ind. / Southridge HS) and Zach Dove (Princeton, Ind. / Princeton Community HS) placed 12th and 13th with season-best throws of 14.69 and 14.67 meters. The Aces only women’s thrower on the day was senior Brooke Springer (Henderson, Ky. / Henderson Community HS) with a discus throw of 33.71 meters.

UE’s men finished 14th of 24 teams with a final score of 10 points at the Gibson Invitational. While Evansville’s women finished 11th of 20 teams with 20 points.

The Aces are back in action next weekend at the Outdoor Music City Challenge hosted by Vanderbilt on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. UE will also compete in the Rick Erdmann Twilight meet hosted by Eastern Kentucky on April 27.

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* UE track and field throwers compete in first day of the Gibson Invitational

The University of Evansville track and field team saw its throwers compete in the first day of the Gibson Invitational on Friday afternoon.

The Purple Aces only competed in four events on the first day of the Gibson Invitational hosted by Indiana State with the men’s and women’s hammer throw and javelin. Three throwers set a personal record while graduate thrower Zach Dove had a top-five finish in the hammer throw.

UE began the meet with the women’s hammer throw as sophomore Gwen Darrah (Cleveland, Ohio / Orange HS) led the team with a throw of 38.43 meters. Seniors Hannah Bryan (Evansville, Ind. / Reitz HS) and Brooke Springer (Henderson, Ky. / Henderson Community HS) also competed in the event with throws of 31.46 and 29.94 meters respectively.

Evansville’s first season best of the afternoon came from junior Preston Riggs (Ft. Branch, Ind. / Gibson Southern HS) in the men’s javelin at 41.92 meters for 17th. The Aces men also competed in the hammer throw as Dove threw for a team-best 49.60 meters. Freshman Cole Johnson (Salem, Ill. / Salem Community HS) threw a personal record 33.81 meters.

UE’s final event of the day was the women’s javelin where Bryan set a PR at 28.62 meters. Junior Kaitlyn Sansone (Fairfield, Ohio / Mercy McAuley HS) had the best finish in the event with a throw of 29.82 meters for 18th.

Evansville is back in action tomorrow morning in Terre Haute. The Aces day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the men’s shot put and the women’s discus events. UE’s runners will hit the track for the first time this weekend starting at 12:10 p.m. with the women’s 1500-meter race.

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* Men's golf heads to MVC Championship

The Golf Club at Porta Cima in Sunrise Beach, Mo. will be the site of the 2024 Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Championship.  Action runs Sunday through Tuesday, April 21-23 with all 10 league programs taking part.

Par is set for 72 with the course yardage being 7.060.  The Golf Club at Porto Cima was designed by Jack Nicklaus and has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the best private golf courses in the United States.

Evansville heads to the championship after earning a 6th place finish at the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate last week.  Daniil Romashkin led the team with a tie for 10th place.  He recorded a 1-over 72 in the final round to complete the tournament with a 212.  Romashkin posted a 3-under 68 in the second round of the tournament.

Andres Rodriguez and Nicholas Gushrowski also earned top 20 finishes with each tying for the 18th position with scores of 215.  Rodriguez’ tournament was highlighted by a 2-under 69 in the second round while Gushrowski had the Purple Aces’ low round of the final day with an even 71.

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* Aces rally for walk-off win over Murray State

With one out in the bottom of the 8th inning, Hannah Hood picked up the game-winning single to give the University of Evansville softball team a 4-3 walk-off win over Murray State at Tri-State Orthopaedics Field at Cooper Stadium.

An exciting finish saw the Purple Aces tie the game in the bottom of the 7th before completing the comeback one inning later to open the weekend series with a victory.  Alexa Davis, Zoe Frossard and Brooke Voss each recorded two hits while Frossard led all players with two runs scored.  Sydney Weatherford went the distance in the circle, allowing three runs on six hits in eight innings of work.

After Weatherford sat the Racers down in order to open the game, the Purple Aces plated two runs in the bottom of the inning.  Alexa Davis singled and Zoe Frossard reached on an error and with one out, Jenna Nink hit into a fielder’s choice.  Both runners scored on a Racer error to give UE the advantage.

Murray State cut the deficit in half when Bailey Broemmer hit a solo home run in the top of the third.  Evansville was in prime position to counter in the bottom half of the frame when a Frossard single was followed by a Brooke Voss double to put runners on second and third with one out.  Unfortunately, two quick outs ended the threat.  In the ensuing half inning, the Racers pounced as the tying run would cross the plate.

Evansville did its best to retake the lead in the bottom of the fifth as Lacy Smith and Davis led off with singles.  An error would load the bases with one out, however, the Aces were unable to push the go-ahead run across the plate.  Things remained tied at 2-2 until the top of the seventh when Murray State took their first lead of the game on a Taylor Jackson single.

Down to its final three outs, the Aces found some late magic.  Frossard came to the plate with two outs and her patience paid off as a single up the middle gave the Aces a chance.  Voss came through with the game-tying double in the bottom of the inning to send the game to extras.

Frossard got the job done on the defensive side, making a diving catch to secure the first out as the side was retired in order.  Jess Willsey led off the bottom of the 8th with a single to center to bring up Taylor Howe.  She reached on a fielder’s choice with Willsey out at second.  Next up at the plate was Marah Wood.  Her double to right advanced pinch runner Dori Brown to third.  With the game on the line, Hannah Hood approached the plate and singled up the middle to bring in Brown to clinch the victory.

On Saturday, the teams will play the second game of the series at 2 p.m.

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