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News from #BulldogCountry

August 9, 2017

UMD Head Coaches Crowell and Wiese sign three-year contract extensions.  
UMD Athletes learn about cereal nutrition

Nutrition Education

July 24, 2017

Dining Services and UMD Athletics continue their partnership to incorporate lessons about healthy eating into athlete training.
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Athletics' Amazing Season

July 17, 2017

National championship, record GPA, and volunteerism among UMD's 2016-17 highlights. 
Emi Trost

Fame at the Finish Line

July 12, 2017

UMD's Emi Trost takes home the 2017 NCAA Division II 1,500 meter title.
UMD Head Coach Maura Crowell, women's hockey

Crowell Honored

March 22, 2017

Maura Crowell receives her third major coaching award this season.
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Dinner with Champions

March 22, 2017

Connecting the University and Community Together to Celebrate Student-Athletes.
UMD alumna who paddled around Lake Superior sit by their kayaks on the shoreline

Making Waves, Inspiring Bulldogs

March 16, 2017

Two grads share stories of circumnavigating Lake Superior.
UMD Men's Hockey

Student-Athletes Honored

February 16, 2017

NCHC academic citations awarded to 14 Men's Hockey Bulldogs. 
Former Bulldog hockey players Mike Newton and Merv Kiryluik

Passing the Puck

February 15, 2017

The Bulldog Hockey Locker Project is inspiring former players to remember their years on UMD ice.
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Bulldogs Get the Grades

February 13, 2017

Ten women's hockey members named 2016-17 scholar athletes.

The Dogs are Back!

February 13, 2017

The hype leading up to the 2017 North Star College Cup was real, and it didn’t disappoint. 
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Bulldogs Honored

January 26, 2017

Three scholar-athletes earn Myles Brand academic distinction from NSIC.
UMD student athletes engage with members of the Captains Panel

Goldfine Leadership Institute

November 1, 2016

Annual event is a hit with UMD athletes
Bulldog hockey player Reagan Haley at Brighton Beach

Passion Meets Place

October 27, 2016

Duluth called so loudly this Bulldog is willing to face-off against her sister... a Gopher... who's also her best friend.
UMD athletic logo "Champ" painted on gym floor

An “A” in Equity for Athletics

September 23, 2016

An "A" for UMD’s Intercollegiate Athletics from the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sports. 
UMD freshmen take a kayaking trip in Lake Superior

Bonding with the Outdoors

September 12, 2016

Recreational Sports and Outdoor Program (RSOP) offers Freshman Outdoor Trips that change lives before school even starts.
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Athletic Caps Off a Record-Setting Year for Fundraising

July 28, 2016

UMD athletics enjoyed another exceptional year in the three C's -- classroom, competition and community -- during the 2015–16 sports season.
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Bulldogs Coaching Kids at UMD Sports Camps

July 7, 2016

UMD basketball players and RSOP staff work will children of all ages in UMD's summer kid's camps.
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Home Ice Advantage

June 3, 2016

Dominic Toninato and Carson Soucy bypassed the breakaway to set up the play.
Sami Schnyder, softball player

GPAs Soar for Student-Athletes

May 7, 2016

UMD student-athletes posted an all-time high average GPA 3.181 in 2015-16.
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UMD Athletics Awarded Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant from NCAA

April 28, 2016

UMD Athletics receives an Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant.
Five athletes receive top awards at the athletic banquet.

Student Athletes Score Big Honors

April 9, 2016

Five UMD Athletes receive top honors at the Dinner with Champions awards banquet.
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Six Bulldogs from Five Sports Receive NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic Award

January 14, 2016

Bulldogs across five different sports earn NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award.
Photo of Brendon Pineda on basketball court

Transferable Skills: Basketball to Criminology

December 14, 2015

Hot Shots Might Win a Game but Teamwork Makes a Good Season.
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Fighting Penguins Rugby National Three-peat Hopefuls

December 3, 2015

UMD's Fighting Penguins (blue and black stripe) head to the Final Four
UMD student Catherine Daoust

Calculations at Play

November 10, 2015

Mechanical Engineering and Hockey