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FROM THE DESK OF BARRY ALVAREZ
hen writing these letters each year, the same thoughts permeate my head. And instead of being concerned, I am thankful.
Thankful that we have tremendous student-athletes that we can be proud of, on and off the field. Thankful for the terrific coaches we have to help mold those student-athletes into successful men and women. And thankful for the support from a fan base that is secondto-none in the nation. Each year when I reflect back, I realize how lucky I am to be part of this athletic department. Our across-the-board consistent success is noteworthy. Whether it’s the football team and their second-straight New Year’s Six bowl game win, the women’s hockey team going to the Frozen Four for the fifth-straight year or a pair of our track athletes winning NCAA titles, our teams and student-athletes compete at the highest levels. An impressive 18 of our 23 sports competed in postseason play this year. In the classroom, it was another banner year for the Badgers. With almost 900 student-athletes, their cumulative grade point average of 3.148 at the end of the spring semester is the highest on record. A total of 347 student-athletes were named to the Dean’s Honor or Dean’s High Honor lists, and a school-record 293 earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. Fifteen teams recorded a perfect single-year APR score, also the most in school history. Not to be left out, our fans had a terrific year in their own right. We sold out the Field House for 15 of our 16 home volleyball matches in 2017 and the demand for tickets was so strong that we are opening parts of the upper deck this season. The Kohl Center saw capacity crowds for men’s basketball in 17 of its 18 home games while LaBahn Arena was also sold out for 14 of the women’s hockey teams 17 games. And despite playing in Miami’s home stadium, Badger fans flocked to the Orange Bowl and helped make it one of the best bowl game atmospheres we’ve been a part of. All of this adds up to lot to be proud of. I want to thank you once again for helping us be so successful and being part of a great ride. Let’s do it again next year! Thanks for your continued support of the Badgers and On, Wisconsin! Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez
The University of Wisconsin Athletic Department would like to thank our fans and the more than 14,000 donors who support our mission, allowing Badger student-athletes to achieve success in the classroom and on the playing field. On, Wisconsin!
arry Alvarez being named 2018 Athletic Director was the latest validation that the Wisconsin athletic department is unquestionably one of the nation’s best. The Badgers also wrapped up the 2017-18 season ranked 19th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup, marking the school’s fourth top-20 finished in the last five years. From conference titles to national champions and several NCAA tournament appearances in between, the Badgers’ year was highlighted by numerous impressive results from teams and individuals alike. “For college football fans, Madison, Wisconsin, is the perfect place to visit. During his successful gubernatorial campaign in 1978, Lee Sherman Dreyfus said, ‘Madison is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.’
National Awards ▪
Kristen Campbell, Women’s Hockey Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Finalist
Paul Chryst, Football
Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Finalist
Bobby Dodd Trophy Finalist
George Munger Coach of the Year semifinalist
FWAA/Orange Bowl Courage Award
T.J. Edwards, Football Butkus Award Finalist
Georgia Ellenwood, Track & Field NCAA Outdoor National Champion, Heptathlon
Joe Ferguson, Football William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist
Troy Fumagalli, Football John Mackey Award Finalist
Burlsworth Trophy Finalist
Ollie Hoare, Track & Field NCAA Outdoor National Champion, 1500 meters
Dana Rettke, Volleyball AVCA National Freshman of the Year
Jonathan Taylor, Football
Maxwell Award Finalist
Doak Walker Award finalist
Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist
Evan Wick, Wrestling NCAA Championships, Third Place
— USA Today, Nov. 17, 2017
D’Cota Dixon, Football
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SEASON OF SUCCESS
The Wisconsin men’s soccer team (left) captured its first Big Ten Championship in 23 years, while the Badger volleyball team made its fifth-straight NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.
nsin softball went danche NCAA tournament n 2018, while freshman Wick (right) secured a medal finish at the championships.
Orange Bowl MVP Alex Hornibrook celebrates a 34-24 win over Miami to claim Wisconsin’s fourth-consecutive bowl win.
Women’s cross country placed 10th at the NCAA championship, the team’s best showing since 2014.
The men’s cross country team saw UW teammates Ollie Hoare and Joe Hardy finish 1-2 at the Big Ten championship meet.
Women’s cross country placed 10th at the NCAA championship, marking the 22nd time the program has finished among the top 15 at the national meet.
The football team finished with an undefeated regular season for the first time since 1912, made its fifth appearance in the seven-year history of the Big Ten Championship Game, and claimed the Orange Bowl title.
Women’s golf made an appearance in the NCAA regionals for the fifth time in the last six years.
Women’s hockey claimed its third-straight WCHA regular season championship before advancing to the Frozen Four for the 11th time in the past 13 years.
Men’s rowing placed 12th at the IRA national championships, its 13th-straight top-15 finish.
For the 11th consecutive season, women’s rowing earned a bid to the NCAA championships. The Badgers have been invited in 14 of the last 15 years.
Women’s lightweight rowing claimed a conference championship and secured a seventh-place finish at the IRA national championships.
Men’s soccer claimed its first Big Ten championship in 23 seasons before advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 for just the third time in program history.
Women’s soccer made its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament's second-round.
Softball reached the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in the last six seasons.
Beata Nelson shattered the Big Ten’s 100 backstroke record, helping women’s swimming and diving qualify for its 25th-consecutive NCAA championship, placing 17th.
Behind 1500-meter national champion Ollie Hoare, men’s track & field finished 27th at NCAA outdoors.
Women’s track & field finished 22nd at the NCAA outdoor championship as Georgia Ellenwood became the first Badger to win a national title in the heptathlon.
Wrestling placed 17th at the NCAA championships, led by third-place finisher freshman Evan Wick.
Volleyball advanced to its fifth-straight NCAA regional, marking the first time in program history that UW has competed in five straight regionals.
2017-18 NATIONAL FINISHE
Taylor Amann – Women’s Track & Field First-Team All-American (Outdoor) Beau Benzschawel – Football First-Team All-American Megan Blair – Women’s Track & Field Second-Team All-American Eric Brown – Men’s Track & Field First-Team All-American (Indoor) Amy Davis – Women’s Track & Field Second-Team All-American
Overall Conference National Team Record Record/Finish Finish Basketball Men
Kristen Campbell – Women’s Hockey Second-Team All-American ▪ WCHA Goaltender of the Year
Michael Deiter – Football Second-Team All-American
— 3rd —
— 3rd 10th
Gabby DesRosiers – Women’s Track & Field Second-Team All-American
Brenna Detra – Women’s Track & Field Second-Team All-American
Sarah Disanza – Women’s Cross Country Second-Team All-American
NCAA Region — 4th
David Edwards – Football First-Team All-American T.J. Edwards – Football First-Team All-American ▪ Butkus Award finalist Georgia Ellenwood – Women’s Track and Field First-Team All-American (Indoor & Outdoor) ▪ National Champion (Heptathlon) ▪ Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year Corbin Ellis – Men’s Track & Field First-Team All-American (Indoor) Troy Fumagalli – Football Second-Team All-American ▪ Mackey & Burlsworth Award finalist ▪ Big Ten Tight End of the Year
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31-5-2 20-2-2/2nd NCAA Frozen F
— 11th 12th
— 3rd 15th
Lightweight Women — 1st 7th
Joe Hardy – Men’s Track & Field First-Team All-American (Indoor)
Oliver Hoare – Men’s Track & Field First-Team All-American (Indoor & Outdoor) ▪ National Champion (1,500) ▪ Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships
14-6-2 6-3-2/6th NCAA Second Ro
Zach Lorbeck – Men’s Track & Field Second-Team All-American (Indoor) Ebony McClendon – Women’s Track & Field Second-Team All-American (Outdoor)
11-9/6th NCAA Region
Alicia Monson – Women’s Track & Field Second-Team All-American (Indoor)
Chris Mueller – Men’s Soccer First-Team All-American
Beata Nelson –Women’s Swimming & Diving First-Team All-American ▪ Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships
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9-14 3-8/11th —
Nick Nelson – Football Second-Team All-American Trent Nytes – Men’s Track & Field Second-Team All-American (Indoor) Banke Oginni – Women’s Track & Field Second-Team All-American (Indoor) Dana Rettke – Volleyball AVCA National Freshman of the Year Abby Roque – Women’s Hockey WCHA Forward of the Year Lexi Siverling – Women's Rowing First-Team All-American Jonathan Taylor – Football Second-Team All-American ▪ Maxwell & Doak Walker Award finalist ▪ Big Ten Freshman of the Year
Evan Wick – Wrestling First-Team All-American
Indoor Track & Field Men
— 5th 45th
— 7th 35th
Outdoor Track & Field Men
— 9th 27th
— 5th 22nd
11-9/7th NCAA Sweet
7-5 4-5/6th 17th
Finishes indicated are for NCAA or other national championships
2017-18 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
Ollie Hoare enjoyed a great 2017-18 season for the Badgers as he won the NCAA title in the 1500 meters, earned three first-team All-America honors and won four Big Ten titles. Hoare started out his sophomore season by putting his name on the map when he won the 2017 Big Ten Cross Country meet. He followed that performance with a third-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet and earned an at-large bid to compete at the NCAA Championship meet. During the indoor track season, the sophomore swept the 3000 and 5000 meter events, earning two more Big Ten titles to his name. Hoare was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships for his efforts. Hoare earned two firstteam All-America finishes after competing at the NCAA Indoor Championships meet in the 3000 meters and as the anchor leg of the record-setting distance medley relay. Hoare made headlines when he ran 3:37.84 in his debut 1500-meter race of the season before winning the 1500 at Big Tens. Hoare made history at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships, becoming the first Badger to capture an NCAA title in the 1500 meters since UW legend Don Gehrmann won a trio of NCAA outdoor titles from 1948-50.
The Big Ten record holder in the heptathlon, Georgia Ellenwood capped off her final year with the Cardinal and White with an NCAA title in the heptathlon, becoming the first Badger to win a national championship in the event. The Langley, British Columbia, native was the lone Big Ten Conference female athlete to win a national title at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships and captured UW’s second individual NCAA title in the last three years. An eight-time All-American, Ellenwood shined at the conference level, winning Big Ten titles in both the pentathlon and heptathlon. Her heptathlon score at the 2018 Big Ten Outdoor Championships of 6,173 points was not only a conference record, but ranks No. 10 in NCAA history and was the top score by a Canadian athlete this year. Ellenwood was named the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year and the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year for her efforts. Ellenwood also earned international recognition, becoming the 2018 Canadian National Champion and the Pan-American Combined Events Champion in the heptathlon.
Men’s Track & Field
Women’s Track & Field
Big Ten Medal of Honor
tudent-athletes at the University of Wisconsin set new records of excellence during 2017-18.
he Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor is presented annually at each institution to a male and female studentathlete in the graduating class for excellence in academics and athletics. Announced at this year’s annual student-athlete showcase of excellence, the Buckinghams, track and field standouts Georgia Ellenwood and Josh McDonald are the UW’s 2017-18 conference honorees. Now an eight-time All-American, Ellenwood leaves Wisconsin as one of the most decorated track and field athletes in program history. The Langley, British Columbia, Georgia Ellenwood native won the 2018 NCAA Outdoor title in the heptathlon thanks to a score of 6,146 points and personal bests in the 100-meter hurdles and high jump. She is the first female heptathlete in UW history to win a national championship and also placed third at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships earlier this year, in addition to winning two Big Ten titles. She holds top-10 marks in 11 different events at UW, including school records in the pentathlon and heptathlon. Off the track, Ellenwood, a sociology major, is a four-time U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association All-Academic honoree and is a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. She was also named a Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar for her excellence in the classroom during the 2017-18 school year. McDonald, a two-time honorable mention All-American, has been a tremendous student-athlete during his career with the Badgers. The Wentzville, Missouri, native ranks No. 2 in school history in the indoor shot put and No. 3 in the discus. He qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary round for the fourthstraight year and entered the outdoor season strong after a podium Josh McDonald finish in the shot put at the 2018 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships after throwing 62-7 3/4 and earning a new personal best that also ranked second alltime in UW history at the Big Ten meet. McDonald earned honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore in the discus and as a junior in the outdoor shot put. The biology major has also shined in the classroom as he is a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a four-time U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association All-Academic honoree.
CoSIDA Academic All-District All-Americans Quintez Cephus, Football Noah Leibold, Men’s Soccer
Big Ten/WCHA Distinguished Scholars
Academic All-Big Ten Honorees
Student-Athletes with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average
Student-athletes who graduated in December 2017 or May 2018
Student-athletes with a 4.0 grade point average for the fall or spring semester
Consecutive years student-athletes achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, setting a new record in 2017-18 with 3.117
Student-athletes were named to the dean’s list or dean’s honor list
he Remington Scholarships are presented to the male and female student-athletes who completed their eligibility with the highest cumulative grade point averages and graduated this year. Named in honor of former UW professor Frank Remington, who was a faculty athletics representative to the NCAA, Big Ten and WCHA, recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship. Abby Jagdfeld completed an accomplished college career in and out of the pool in 2017-18. She earned honorable-mention All-America honors for a third time after swimming on the Badgersâ€™ 400-yard medley relay squad. She also participated on the 400 and 800 free relay teams at the NCAA championships. A two-time Academic AllBig Ten selection, Jagdfeld earned a 3.942 cumulative Abigail Jagdfeld GPA in microbiology and was also a UW Athletic Board Scholar. She was named a 2017-18 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar after completing the school year with a 4.0 GPA and is a three-time Scholar All-America selection by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
GOAL: EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMICS
Andrew Crone capped his collegiate wrestling career with his second career NCAA championships appearance competing at 157 pounds for the Badgers. He completed the season with a 26-12 overall record, going 7-2 in Big Ten duals. Finishing third at the Big Ten championships, he earned his NCAA qualification with a 6-2 decision victory. The Delafield, Wisconsin, native took third at 157 Andrew Crone pounds in the Big Ten championships, finishing 4-1 overall and racking up five victories against ranked opponents throughout the 2017-18 competitive season. As a junior, Crone was named Wisconsinâ€™s Most Improved Wrestler and earned his first NCAA championship qualification at 149 pounds. A double major in finance & investment banking and risk management & insurance, Crone earned a 3.845 cumulative GPA as a Badger. He is a three-time recipient of the George Martin Scholarship Award, awarded to the undergraduate with the highest cumulative GPA. He is also a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a two-time UW Athletic Board Scholar.
Ensure that student-athletes reach their maximum academic potential and make progress toward a degree.
isconsin has some of the best fans in the nation and this is reflected annually as six sports rank among the nation’s leaders in attendance.
Men’s Basketball Led the Big Ten in attendance and finished in the top seven nationally for the 18th straight season.
Football Has ranked 18th or better nationally in attendance every year since 1993.
Men’s Hockey Led the Big Ten and ranked second in the country in home attendance, drawing more than 198,000 fans in 2017-18. The team averaged more than 10,000 fans per game.
Women’s Hockey Has led the nation in attendance eight of the last 12 seasons, including 2017-18. UW broke its own NCAA women’s hockey single-game attendance record in 2016-17 with a crowd of 15,359 attending the Fill the Bowl game at the Kohl Center.
The past two seasons, Wisconsin has set Field House attendance records. In 2017, UW drew 60,120 fans over 10 matches for an average of 6,012 fans per match, which ranked third nationally. The Badgers sold a record 4,885 season tickets last year, including 2,350 reserved seats. UW sold out all but one match last season.
2017-18 Attendance Figures Home Rank Team Events Fans Avg. (Nat./Conf.) M. Basketball 20 339,188 16,959 4th/1st W. Basketball 17 58,912 3,465 N/A Football 7 551,766 78,823 15th/5th M. Hockey 19 196,423 10,338 2nd/1st W. Hockey 17 37,174 2,186 1st/1st M. Soccer 9 8,638 959 N/A W. Soccer 11 6,614 601 N/A Softball 13 8,106 623 N/A Volleyball 10 60,120 6,012 3rd/2nd Wrestling 5 4,530 906 N/A TOTALS 128 1,271,471
BIG TEN NETWORK Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences. With over 1,000 sports events across all platforms in high definition, BTN gives Wisconsin and the other Big Ten school unparalleled coverage.
60 BTN is in more than 60 million homes is in 19 of the top 20 U.S. TV 19 BTN markets 800
Each year, BTN produces more than 800 live sporting events across all platforms
Members of the UW volleyball team meet with the me after defeating Marquette in the 2017 NCAA Tournam
Owning some of the most powerful media partnerships in all of college sports, the Big Ten Conference and the University of Wisconsin are well positioned in the national spotlight. The Badgers enjoy incredible exposure through marquee television and radio agreements, streaming video and numerous social media channels. All 23 of Wisconsin’s sports featured live video coverage in 2017-18. The Big Ten Conference’s media television agreements with CBS Sports, ABC/ESPN, Big Ten Network and Fox give the Badgers national coverage that rivals any school in collegiate athletics.
Ollie Hoare talks with FloTrack moments after winning the 1500-meter run at the 2018 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
The network TV spotlight is always bright in Madison, like when Fox does a pregame show from courtside (above) or ESPN Gameday broadcasts live from Bascom Hill (below). DAVID STLUKA ALLEN KEE / ESPN IMAGES
ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT Our Mission
The Wisconsin Athletic Development Office, the fund raising arm for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department, is committed to providing the resources needed for student-athletes to receive a lasting educational and athletic experience while contributing to the financial sustainability of the Athletic Department.
The University of Wisconsin Athletic Department is completely self-sustaining and relies on the generous support of donors like you. We are committed to supporting each of our 800+ studentathletes to the highest degree and providing them with the needed resources to succeed. Gifts to Wisconsin Athletics are used to fund the total annual per student-athlete cost of excellence, including scholarship, travel, equipment, and other items which average $72,484 (out-of-state; $52,634 in-state) per student-athlete each year.
The Badger womenâ€™s hockey team advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four for the fifth-straight year.
Badger student-athletes are able to accomplish all academic and athletic success through the generous support of you — the donor. By impacting the lives of those who proudly wear the Badger uniform, we take pride in knowing your investment will continue the future success and traditions of the University of Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin Athletic Department would like to thank the more than 14,000 donors who support its mission allowing Wisconsin studentathletes to achieve success in the classroom, on the playing field, and in the community. On, Wisconsin!
Annual Fund Suites & Club Seats
Endowments Facility Projects Total Gifts
$8,038,994 $4,018,766 $37,701,666
Level Ambassador’s Circle ($50,000) Hall of Fame Club ($25,000) MVP Club ($15,000) Champion’s Club ($10,000)
Donors 154 56 65 134
All-American Club ($5,000) Director’s Club ($2,500) Coach’s Club ($1,000) Captain’s Club ($500) Red & White Club ($250) Walk-On Club ($50) Total
408 774 2,725 3,209 2,661 4,062 14,248
View the 2017 Donor Honor Roll here.
ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN In 2017, a total of 14,248 donors contributed to help support over 800 Wisconsin studentathletes, totaling nearly $38 million to support. These patrons were able to participate in the new online seat and parking selection process for Football, Men’s Basketball and Men’s Hockey, called Badger Select.
Badger Leadership Society The Badger Leadership Society recognizes donors for their lifetime giving of $250,000 and higher to Wisconsin Athletics. The society represents a dedicated program to promote philanthropic giving and honor those who have provided a transformational level of support through their generosity. Members of the BLS have made significant financial contributions through endowed scholarships, facility projects, and unrestricted giving over the course of their lifetime and are committed to a dedicated effort to advance the Wisconsin Athletics mission.
Badger Leadership Society members were recognized by UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez.
Student-Athlete Thank-A-Thon Over 250 student-athletes participated in the UW Athletic Department's annual Student-Athlete Thank-a-Thon on April 10-12 at the Kohl Center and Camp Randall Stadium. Studentathletes representing all 23 sports volunteered their time to write over 2,500 letters and make phone calls to personally thank donors who generously gave to Wisconsin Athletics in 2017.
Student-athletes call donors during the 18th-Annual Thank-a-Thon.
STEWARDSHIP & ENGAGEMENT Legends of Wisconsin Classic One of the most unique and popular annual events, it brings together two very notable groups; former Badgers greats and those individuals that generously contribute to Wisconsin Athletics. VIP Reception The VIP Reception with the Director of Athletics, hosted on October 13, drew over 150 donors in attendance. The event is a donor benefit for those who give at the Ambassador's Circle and Hall of Fame levels. The annual affair allows guests to meet and mingle with UW coaches and administrators. Football Training Camp Outing More than 200 generous donors to Wisconsin Athletics enjoyed the 2017 Football Training Camp Outing at Camp Randall Stadium. The participants had an exclusive opportunity to watch the football team practice and hear remarks from Coach Paul Chryst as the team prepared for the season opener. Luncheon Series UW Athletics welcomed veteran journalist and UW alum â€™90, Andy Katz, as the keynote speaker for a UW Athletic Luncheon held on campus in October. Katz talked about his time working for the student newspaper and the advancement of the UW athletic programs and facilities since his time in Madison.
VIP Reception with the Director of Athletics
Football Training Camp Outing
Donors had the opportunity to golf with Badgers greats, including Andy North and men's basketball coach Greg Gard, at the 2017 Legends of Wisconsin Classic at University Ridge.
STEWARDSHIP & ENGAGEMENT Exclusive Travelâ€”Men's Basketball in Hall of Fame Classic More than 40 donors traveled to Kansas City with the men's basketball team for the Hall of Fame Classic. In addition to games, donors attended the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Celebration as former UW Head Coach Bo Ryan was inducted. Donors were also treated to a breakfast with Coach Ryan the following day. Badger Desert Classic The Tom Wiesner Badger Desert Classic took place in Las Vegas in April. Activities included a Sunday night banquet, with live and silent auction, along with two days of golf. Football Locker Naming Campaign Since the addition of the Stephen M. Bennett Student-Athlete Performance Center in 2014, which included a new football locker room, former UW football student-athletes had an opportunity to make gifts to name individual lockers. With the completion of the project this past fall, donors were invited back to tour the locker room and see their names displayed. Kohl Center 20th Anniversary UW Athletics celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Kohl Center in January with the help of Sen. Herb Kohl, the lead benefactor in the project, in attendance. The Kohl Center has truly been a transformational facility for the University, the city of Madison, and the state of Wisconsin.
Men's Basketball in Hall of Fame Classic
Badger Desert Classic
Kohl Center 20th Anniversary
Donors were invited back to the football locker room to see their names displayed on individual lockers.
FOREVER BADGERS ENDOWMENTS Endowment Luncheon Donors to Wisconsin Athletics, Badger student-athletes and UW coaches and administrators attended the 18th Annual Forever Badgers Endowment Donor Appreciation Luncheon at Union South in October. This unique event provides the opportunity to recognize and thank the many individuals who have made generous contributions to establish and support over 240 endowed funds. Jack Link’s Protein Performance Center The Wisconsin Athletic Department places an emphasis on the welfare and nutrition of its over 800 studentathletes. In teaming up with a global leader in protein snacks, Jack Link’s, the ability to secure the resources needed to fuel the Badgers is in full force. The Jack Link’s Protein Performance Center, located in the Stephen M. Bennett Student-Athlete Performance Center, officially opened in February. Nicholas Recreation Center Ground breaking Facility donors to the new rec center, along with many campus friends, gathered in May for a ground breaking and celebration as construction is well underway for “The Nick,” which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. In addition to accommodating the recreation and wellness needs of UW’s student body, the facility will also provide a state of the art pool and diving well for UW swimming and diving teams.
Donors were recognized on the field of Camp Randall Stadium during a game.
Jack Linkâ€™s Protein Performance Center
Nicholas Recreation Center Ground breaking
BADGERS GIVE BACK
isconsin Athletics’ community relations platform, “Badgers Give Back,” is dedicated to being a difference-maker in the community by providing meaningful engagement opportunities with UW studentathletes, staff and alumni. Through mutually beneficial community partnerships routed in developing long-lasting relationships, Badgers Give Back strives to create a culture of giving through socially responsible programs and events. The athletics department embraces the importance of “working for a cause, not applause,” by encouraging, engaging and serving our neighbors through initiatives centered around youth development, health and wellness and community impact.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Encouraging physical and mental well-being for people of all ages The tradition of weekly hospital visits, called “Badger Fridays,” blossomed into a powerful partnership with American Family Children’s Hospital that allowed all UW teams to visit patients room-to-room, touching the lives of 1,000 families. Twelve Wisconsin teams formed unbreakable bonds with a total of 21 patients from the hospital through unforgettable “Wish Upon A Badger” experiences, leaving memories for a lifetime.
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Events participated in with seven community partners
Student-athletes who participated in Badgers Give Back activities
Meals served to families in need in partnership with Goodman Community Center
Friendships made with families and individuals living with Down syndrome through a partnership with Wisconsin Upside Down
Engage adolescents throughout Wisconsin in their academic, social and personal development
rough the Foundation for Madison Public Schools, Wisconsin Athletics adopted Randall Elementary to help close the achievement gap for 370 kids ough a multifaceted approach that best served the udents. One aspect of the partnership was a pen al program that saw 636 letters written between Randall students and UW student-athletes.
Creating a culture of giving by working together in service and leading by example Wisconsin Athletics partnered with Goodman Community Center and Lussier Community Education Center to aid in their commitment to strengthen the lives of Dane County residents. These efforts included collecting school supplies to allow 250 students to head back to school prepared for the year and helping to get 1,500 holiday gifts in the hands of underprivileged youth in the community.
GOAL: CREATE A CULTURE OF GIVING
de student-athletes with the opportunity to enrich lives by encouraging, engaging and serving others.
MARKETING In 2017-18, the University of Wisconsin continued its athletic-multimedia rights partnership with Learfield and its on-site operational team, Badger Sports Properties (BSP). BSP is a property of Learfield and the local multimedia rights holder for Wisconsin Athletics. BSP oversees the production and distribution of all Badger radio broadcasts, including live game action and coaches’ shows. In addition, the local entity seeks out corporate partnerships and other support for Wisconsin Athletics. Its talented team of business development managers assist sponsors in finding the right marketing mix, whether it is advertising in the game broadcasts, signage in our athletic venues, experiential marketing, digital marketing, etc. Wisconsin Athletics enjoys great relationships with its corporate partners. These partners share
not only the values of the athletic department, but those of the campus as well. These partnerships often expand beyond athletics to positively impact students across campus. The merchandising partners of UW Athletics are Gold Country, Inc., and Fanatics. Gold Country, Inc., continues to operate Bucky’s Locker Room retail stores at Camp Randall Stadium and the Kohl Center, including all game-day merchandising at all UW Athletic facilities. Fanatics is the department’s exclusive website merchandise sales partner. Under Armour and the UW Athletic Department just concluded the second year of a comprehensive sponsorship agreement in which Under Armour serves as the department’s exclusive provider of athletic apparel for all 23 Badgers teams.
Major corporate sponsors of UW Athletics in 2016-17
adger athletics has a large impact on the Madison area, not only in terms of athletic events, but also in the number of other events athletic facilities host. In addition to the 180 athletic events, UW Athletics also hosted high school and other competitions, concerts and dinners, banquets and miscellaneous events. The UW has also continued to host facility tours of Camp Randall Stadium, the Kohl Center and LaBahn Arena.
Athletic Events WIAA/Other Competitions Concert/Special Events Dinners/Banquets/Misc. Facility Tours
180 55 5 145 310
Attendance 1,327,873 276,221 35,349 166,626 12,719
Badger Sport Camps Total
# of Events
As part of the Feb. 15 men’s basketball game, Wisconsin Athletics retired No. 44 for Frank Kaminsky.
Bucky’s Buddies Kids’ Club
New in 2017-18 was the introduction of Sunday Kids’ Days presented by Kohl’s. Each regular season Sunday home event featured something specially designed for the youngest Badger fans with several new opportunities to cheer on the Badgers. Several events featured a premium item giveaway such as Bucky Badger piggy banks, Badger lunch bags and Bucky Badger bobblehead toothbrush holders. Some offered unique experiences like the opportunity for kids to make a lay up on the Kohl Center court following a men’s basketball game. Still other events featured special ticket offers only available to kids age 12 and under.
NATIONAL W CLUB
All-time Total Letterwinners
Current Living Letterwinners
Letterwinners Currently Living in Wisconsin
he W Club’s primary functions are to serve its membership and to support the UW Athletic Department. The organization assists the department in hosting a number of events including the Hall of Fame, Crazylegs Classic, and sport team reunions. The W Club is one of the top Letterwinner organizations in the country servicing UW athletes from 36 different sports dating back to 1895. Overall Letterwinner totals are recapped as follows:
Members of the UW Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017
HALL OF FAME Eleven Badgers were inducted into the UW Athletic/National W Club Hall of Fame in 2017. Their induction brings the total number of members in the hall to 231.
UW Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017
■■ Sara Bauer, Women’s Hockey ■■ Darrell Bevell, Football ■■ Brooks Bollinger, Football ■■ Brian Elliott, Men’s Hockey ■■ Tamara Moore, Women’s Basketball ■■ Arlie Schardt, Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field ■■ Chris Solinsky, Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field ■■ Bob Suter, Men’s Hockey ■■ Tracy Webster, Men’s Basketball ■■ Guy Lowman, Baseball ■■ Mike Leckrone, Director of UW Marching Band
CRAZYLEGS CLASSIC The 2018 Crazylegs Classic celebrated its 37th anniversary in April with approximately 12,000 runners and walkers participating on a beautiful spring day!
This annual event is organized and administered by the W Club and the UW Athletic Department, along with a loyal set of long-time race volunteers with proceeds goi into the general athletic scholarsh fund. The race is named for Elroy “Cra zylegs” Hirsch, the former UW foo ball star and athletic director who was the official starter for every race from 1982 until his death in 2004. Since that first race in 1982 more than 354,000 runners and walkers have taken part. Alando Tucker, UW men’s baske ball’s career leading scorer, served as this year’s Grand Marshal. Joining in as the celebrity walk-starter were 2018 Olympic curlers Becca Hamilton and Nina Roth. Exciting changes were incorporated in the 2018 Crazylegs Classi event: The official Crazylegs T-shir was an Under Armour tech tee; the start line for both the runners and walkers was on State Street; and post-race festivities took plac on the east side of Camp Randall Stadium. Live entertainment was provided by DJ Shawna (Shawna Nicols – UW women’s basketball alum ’03) – Midwest’s Premier Open Format DJ.
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LETTERWINNER REUNIONS The W Club hosts various reunions each year to welcome back Letterwinners to celebrate the legacy or the anniversary of a conference or national title. The weekend of Sept. 29 and 30, 2017 celebrated the 50-year reunion of the 1967 UW football team. Twenty-two members of the 1967 team made it back for facility tours, fellowship and an informal gathering. Women’s hockey welcomed back to campus members of the 2006-
Crazylegs Classic participants sing ‘Varsity’ after the race
2007 NCAA National Championship Team to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. During the UW women’s hockey game vs. Bemidji State on Oct. 20, 2017 at the LaBahn Arena, seven team members and assistant coach in attendance were recognized.
HOMECOMING, CELEBRATE THE LEGACY DAY
Friday night kicked off the “Badger Athletes Reunion” held at State Street Brats on October 20, 2017. Hosted by UW Letterwinners, the
festive gathering of over 100 alums provided a chance to socialize, enjoy fellowship, and have a great view of the Homecoming Parade. The pre-game Letterwinner Tunnel took place prior to the UW vs. Maryland football game on Saturday, October 21st. A time-honored tradition of the Letterwinners is to come back on W Club Day to take part in the Letterwinner Tunnel. The former student-athletes proudly wear their varsity letter jackets during a home football game and form a “tunnel” for the Badger football players to run through. Approximately 100 Letterwinners participated in this.
Wisconsin women’s hockey welcomed back letterwinners from its 2006-07 NCAA national championship team
he 2017-18 fiscal year continued Wisconsin’s long history of finishing the year with a positive cash balance. This consistency is representative of our on-going commitment to carefully managing our resources. We continue to closely monitor our expenses to assure that our projected revenue streams are adequate to cover our operational needs. The success of Badger Athletics is enjoyed not only in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics but also by students across the campus. Licensing fees from the purchase of items with UW logos are shared with the campus and last year provided over $1.9 million in financial aid for undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, UW Athletics contributed over $5.7 million to campus from revenues generated through the Big Ten television revenues. Recent changes in the college athletics landscape promises to make 2018-19 a challenging year for UW Athletics. The breakout of the “Power Five” conferences from the rest of the NCAA will continue to bring significant revisions to the existing paradigm. Uncertainties surrounding recent litigation call for further study and clarification before final determination of economic impacts. Rule changes regarding the cost of attendance, student-athlete meals, and other student-athlete initiatives have brought significant cost factors to the forefront. We will continue to be good stewards of our financial resources while providing a high quality academic and athletic experience for our student-athletes.
Salaries & Fringe Benefits
Concessions & Catering Multi-Media Events Other Revenue Post Season Transfers to Institution TOTAL EXPENSE SUMMARY
TOTAL Net Surplus
2017-18 Actual figures are tentative and not finalized
** Gift Fund amounts are representative of amounts used for operational purposes, not
2017-18 Operating Revenue Budget
t what was actually received.
2017-18 Operating Expense Budget
GOAL: COMMITMENT TO FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
Achieve a balanced annual operating budget, secure resources to support the facilities needed by our student-athletes and maintain the departmentâ€™s cumulative financial reserves.
Compliance The three main functions of the compliance office are to educate, monitor and self-report violations.
ith respect to education, the compliance staff meets with and
disseminates information to coaches, student-athletes and other staff,
Above: The compliance office regularly provides education to suiteholders and their guests. This message appears in suites at Camp Randall and the Kohl Center during UW contests and WIAA events.
providing material on the sometimes complex application of NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules. The compliance office continues its comprehensive education program, utilizing various methods to increase awareness of NCAA, Big Ten, WCHA, and institutional rules and to foster a “compliance conscience.”
Number of Madison-area businesses — including hotels, restaurants and retail stores — that received an educational document
Associate Athletic Director for Compliance Katie Smith
Below: The compliance office maintains several approaches in its efforts to educate student-athletes. This message is one selection from a recurring email series entitled the “Student-Athlete Question of the Month.”
Education Initiative to Select Compliance Customers Coaches and Athletic Department Staff Members of the compliance staff attend bi-monthly coachesâ€™ meetings to present pertinent educational information. In addition, coaches and staff receive regular emails from the compliance office, including a question of the week, reminders on timely compliance topics, and updates on rules changes. New coaches and staff receive an orientation with a compliance staff member, and all coaches and staff are encouraged to consult the compliance office throughout the year for interpretations of NCAA rules. For more information on the compliance office, see: www.uwbadgers.com/compliance/about Enrolled Student-Athletes Compliance office staff members meet with all student-athletes at least twice a year to review pertinent rules. In addition, the compliance office sends educational emails to all student-athletes on a monthly basis. Efforts are also made to educate the parents of student-athletes, with a special emphasis on getting information to parents proactively. For more information on enrolled student-athletes, see: www.uwbadgers.com/compliance/currentbadgers Prospective Student-Athletes The compliance office staff works with coaches to answer questions from prospects and their parents regarding the recruiting process and academic eligibility. Prospects are also sent educational mailings in conjunction with a National Letter of Intent and before their arrival in Madison during the summer. Additionally, all prospects enrolling in summer school are provided a compliance orientation with a compliance office staff member. For more information on prospects, see: www.uwbadgers.com/compliance/futurebadgers
Representatives of Athletics Interests This group, which includes UW alumni, donors, employers of student-athletes, and other boosters, receives most of its information from the compliance office via educational mailings. Educational materials are packaged with larger mailings from other departments, such as the Athletic Ticket Office or the Development Office, so that the compliance education information has a broader impact. NCAA rules reminders are also featured as messages on televisions located in the suites and clubs at Camp Randall and the Kohl Center. Lastly, an informational webinar was conducted for Wisconsin Alumni Association chapter leaders nationwide. Collectively, these educational measures have prompted numerous proactive questions, including efforts on the part of boosters to schedule meetings with the compliance office prior to engaging in activities that raise compliance concerns. For more information on fans, boosters, and alums, see: www.uwbadgers.com/compliance/boosters
Monitoring Initiatives The compliance office monitors athletic department activities by reviewing documentation submitted by coaches and staff on a variety of activities including practice times, travel itineraries, communication with prospective student-athletes, donation requests and occasional meals. The compliance office recently transitioned many of its monitoring practices to JumpForward, an online solution utilized by many athletic departments nationwide. Monitoring helps the compliance office identify and reduce areas where the institution and athletic program are most at risk for violating NCAA, Big Ten Conference, WCHA, and institutional rules. If a violation occurs, the compliance office self reports the violation. The self-reporting process requires the compliance office to determine how the violation occurred, how the violation could have been prevented and how to prevent the violation from recurring. Among other actions resulting from a violation, the compliance office may modify or develop a form that will promote future compliance. Throughout the year, the compliance office reviews autographed memorabilia requests to ensure all donations are in accordance with NCAA rules. Furthermore, the compliance office also authorizes all requests for student-athlete appearances.
GOAL: COMMITMENT TO COMPLIANCE
Spread awareness of NCAA rules and regulations that govern athletics and ensure strict adherence to those rules and regulations.
Student-athlete development OUR MISSION The mission of the Office of Student-Athlete Development (OSAD) aims to “connect today’s opportunities with tomorrow’s possibilities,” transforming student-athlete lives through the creation of innovative and intentional experiences that empower them to be their best selves. Developmental stepping stones are organized through group and individual programming to ensure student-athletes are well-rounded, prepared individuals as they enter the next phase of life after graduation. The OSAD consists of eight staff members who engage with all 23 varsity teams to build deeper relationships, increase engagement within the department and campus, and to discuss personal development, career development, leadership and involvement opportunities, and overall life challenges and goals. In the 2017-18 academic year, 721 student-athletes ( 99 percent of the student-athlete body) participated in the
79 events, courses, workshops, or 1,946 one-on-one meetings coordinated by the OSAD.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT OSAD staff members are assigned to varsity teams with the opportunity to meet each individual student-athlete where they are, get to know their interests, connect them to specific resources, and help set and track personal and professional goals which ultimately lead to meaningful career placement. As student-athletes progress through their career development, they ebb and flow through the following stages: • Self-awareness
CAREER COUNSELING In 2017-18,
student-athletes (74 percent of the student-
athlete body) took advantage of meeting one-on-one with OSAD staff to discuss and work towards personal and professional goals.
There were a total of 1,946 meetings conducted with OSAD staff
throughout the year. In addition to what student-athletes completed
in their own time, the OSAD assisted specifically with the following:
95 informational interviews
80 LinkedIn profiles
29 graduate/professional school applications
21 job shadows
11 student-athletes participated in financial consultations
INTERNSHIP & JOB EXPERIENCE CURRENT STUDENT-ATHLETES from June 2017 to May 2018, 212 of student-athletes
held a variety of internships and jobs, totaling 239 experiences in the professional setting. These experiences helped them gain specific experience related to their future career goals. Additionally, OSAD supports a program called the BADGER INTERN PROGRAM. This is an opportunity for all eligibility and medically exhausted student-athletes to gain valuable insight and experience into their specific career fields of interest. OSAD coordinators help these individuals find meaningful internships in the surrounding community as they continue pursuing their remaining coursework on campus. Thirty students were placed in 2017-18.
GRADUATED STUDENT-ATHLETES The OSAD assists all graduating student-athletes with finding meaningful career placement, whether thatâ€™s through a full-time job or continued education. The cycle in which the OSAD tracks meaningful placement is within six months of graduation. The 2017-18 career placement data will always be published on Dec. 1 of each year. The details to the right include our career placement data from 2016-17 for reference.
graduates who provided career data 100% ofachieved a positive career outcome. of the 129 graduates, no information was reported for 4 student-athletes
VOLUNTEER, PART TIME, OR OTHER
FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT
POST GRAD LOCATION
CAREER DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYER RELATIONS OSAD built contacts from employers in a variety of industries, and engaged them through various career programming throughout the 2017-18 academic year. Examples of these relationships include, but are not limited to:
• 3 employers (American Family Insurance, Aurora Healthcare, First Business Bank) hosted OSAD staff for site visits to learn details about their company.
• 1 employer (Under Armour) hosted informational session office hours on-site with student-athletes
•1 employer (Altria Distribution Group) hosted on-campus interviewing with studentathletes
•Also, job postings were shared and connections were made to assist student-athletes’ career exploration and development
EVENTS SPEED NETWORKING NIGHT Our second largest career event of the year provided for student-athletes to practice networking with employers and gain insight into a variety of industries as they explore career options. Fall 2017:
62 student-athletes and 14 companies attended It’s great to spend time at a networking event talking to a number of amazing individuals to expand your network and expand your mind. One thing I learned from the event was that employers don’t just want to talk about acquiring a job opportunity or internship, they want to get to know who you are as a person in addition to what’s on a resume. – Taiwan Deal, Football The Career Champion Series was a great way to apply everything I’ve been taught the past few years about networking and marketing myself to companies and programs of interest. I enjoyed the speed dating aspect of it and was glad I could sample a little bit of every company that attended. – Banke Oginni, Women’s Track & Field It was a great opportunity to put yourself out there and interact with professionals. You never know, there could be a job waiting for you right there! – Callie Hebert, Women’s Rowing
STUDENT-ATHLETE CAREER NIGHT An annual career event and networking dinner provided for student-athletes to meet one-on-one with employers and graduate or professional schools interested in recruiting student-athletes for internships, full-time employment, and continued education. Spring 2018:
116 student-athletes and 44 companies attended The Student-Athlete Career Night was a great
For me, Career Night was a great experience
The Student Athlete Career Night enabled me
experience for me. It gives upperclassman a
because it gave me the chance to practice some
to have more one-on-one time with employers
chance to talk to recruiters about a potential
skills that I’ve never attempted to use before. It
than I’ve had at all-campus career fairs. The
job, and underclassman a chance to find out
helped me calm my nerves about finding work
employers I talked to were very personable
what jobs interest them. Every year the career
after sports, and even how to connect with
fair is a success and enhances my connections.
employers. – TJ Edwards, Football
– Jacob Wenner, Men's Rowing
–Brenna Detra, Women’s Track & Field
EMPLOYER SITE-VISITS OSAD coordinates on-site experiences for student-athletes to explore the wide array of opportunities that exist at a company, from their human resources, to finance, sales, business development, and more. Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, OSAD coordinated
site-visits (American Family
Insurance, Milwaukee Bucks) for about 25 student-athletes. “Coming into this I didn’t have much experience with the business world or the sales marketing world, so coming down here was definitely a big experience for me learning the different types of it, like analytics, ticket sales, and merchandizing.” – Billy Hirschfeld, Football
“What I learned from the site visit was to come to a job with a purpose and have your ideals written down. Know what you want to say, be prepared to ask
– Suzanne Gilreath, Women’s Basketball “We got to see a lot of different sides of the Milwaukee Bucks, including sports marketing, analytics, community, and sponsorship... Being able to hear all of the details that go into it got me excited about what each job entails, what I am good at, and how my strengths could play a roll. – Lauryn Gillis, Volleyball
GAME DAY SUITE VISITS Student-athletes visited suites of season ticket holders and donors at home football games to practice their elevator pitches, make connections, and build networks for potential career opportunities.
COURSEWORK Throughout the year, OSAD teamed up with campus to facilitate educational development experiences in the classroom. There were five courses in total offered throughout the fall and spring semesters, including:
CP 115: LIFE SKILLS ACADEMY A one-credit transition course for all first year student-athletes that consisted of peer-to-peer education on relevant life skills topics related to self-awareness and exploration, health and wellness, and promoting positive change.
170 total first-year students enrolled
30 guest speakers across campus and athletics Highlights include: Completing "Behind the Uniform," which paired two first years together, and the Individual Elevation Map, which focused on career development and outlining Involvement goals.
CP 300: PEER LEADERSHIP A three-credit course where upperclassmen peer leaders facilitated discussions and activities for the first year studentathletes who were enrolled in the CP 115: Life Skills Academy course. Through self-awareness assessments and class activities, peer leaders developed several skill sets including small group facilitation, conflict management, and leadership.
33 total students enrolled in fall 2017, representing 13 different sports
Being a peer leader and having the status of an upperclassman, I was able to help freshmen with things they struggled with in their first semester. Because of this course, I was also able to identify what kind of leader I was through the DiSC assessment and application facilitating the small groups in class – and then I was able to apply it to all of my other aspects of life. It really helped a lot! – Jack Berry, Men’s Hockey
ELPA 502: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL A three-credit course that examined a range of leadership development models and offered hands-on activities and experiences designed to help develop the necessary leadership skills required to be successful in any organization (i.e. academic, athletic, business, professional).
22 students enrolled in spring 2018 Highlights include: each student came up with a two-word purpose statement in addition to values, critical goals, and action plans to utilize course content throughout different leadership roles in their lives.
I thoroughly enjoyed the leadership class and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to get a better understanding about what real leadership is. I learned that there is not just one way to lead and that all leaders are not the same. Along the way, I learned a lot about myself and know that what I’ve learned will help me to be a better leader moving forward. – Molly Haggerty, Volleyball
This class not only expanded and stretched me out of my comfort zone to grow, but it also provided an opportunity to evaluate my own development through the various models presented in class. These dynamic models not only reinforced leadership skills as a student athlete, but they also did through the context of becoming an adult in whatever I decide to do in life after athletics. – D'Cota Dixon, Football
CP 110: CAREER STRATEGIES A one-credit course that used individual and group development activities to explore personal career development planning. Students learned about themselves as well as the world of work, and how the two intersect to conduct a successful job search and find meaningful employment.
23 students enrolled in fall 2017 Highlights include: completing a personal assessment to recognize relation to career interests, conducting informational interviews with employers, and creating a career portfolio with specific goals outlined for future professional development.
CP 300: TRANSITION FORWARD A one-credit course designed to address topics related to the transition out of being a college student-athlete, including the psychosocial, physical, and professional transitions.
14 students enrolled in spring 2018 Highlights include: completing the Clifton Strengths Finder to establish personal strengths related to all aspects of life, creating vision boards with future goals, hearing from a “life after sports” panel of former student-athletes, and learning about expectations for future healthcare, nutrition, finances and wellness.
LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT OSAD coordinates various opportunities for student-athletes to develop their leadership skills and become more involved across the athletic department, on campus, and across the globe. The following experiences are some of our favorite programs:
STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC) A student-athlete organization that met monthly to provide a direct link to UW Athletic Administration, the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA. SAAC is a leadership organization that provided an opportunity for student-athletes to enhance their experience through engagement in service and social events, and creating spaces for discussion to help empower student-athletes as it relates to student-athlete welfare. The SAAC is guided through the core principles of equality, transparency, integrity, service, and respect for diversity with attention to gender, race, ethnicity, and sport.
50 student-athletes served as voting members representing all 23 sports, selected through an interview process
Seven student-athletes from six sports made up the Executive Board, selected through a committee voting process Events hosted and initiatives facilitated by SAAC included: the annual Mr. & Ms. Bucky Competition, the Student-Athlete Career Night Fashion Show, two One Team Yoga Nights to focus on mental health and relaxation, De-Stress December themed events with service dogs and hot chocolate, a Staff Appreciation initiative as well as an opportunity to engage future leaders through the new SAACessor program.
I’m glad I got to participate and represent my team. It forced me to be outgoing and not a scared little freshman anymore. Even if I hadn’t won, I was glad I participated. I even still have my crown! – Alex Reddington, Women’s Swim & Dive SAAC allows you to take more ownership in your student-athlete experience as well as give you the chance to create a path for future badgers to do the same – Philipp Schilling, Men’s Soccer Yoga Night allowed student-athletes to come together for a night to relax and rid of the stresses of our daily lives. It was a great opportunity to clear our minds and rejuvenate for the upcoming days. – Natalie Jacobson, Women’s Soccer Overall, the best part of Mr. & Ms. Bucky was having your friends and teammates cheer you on. At first I was very nervous, but when I heard my friends and teammates cheering me on, it helped me to settle down. When I won the event, my teammates were going crazy, so it was a fun bonding moment for our team in all. – Patrick Yim, Men’s Soccer
LEADERSHIP LESSONS The OSAD hosted one Leadership Lessons session with a highly successful alum (Bob Paulsen) to share details about his experience working in a variety of companies and gave advice about chasing dreams in the professional realm.
LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE OSAD staff worked closely with CfLI staff to educated student-athletes on the leadership certificate and applicable student-athlete components, reinforcing the commitment to developing student leadership capacity through intentional reflection and engagement in learning, both inside and outside the classroom for the purpose of meaningful change.
Four student-athletes completed the Leadership Certificate in fall 2017 or spring 2018
One recipient was also awarded the Anne Louise Martino Women’s Leadership Award Recipient
“I wanted to pursue the Leadership Certificate because I knew that my passions for my sport and campus involvement already fulfilled most of the criteria, so I thought ‘Why not?!’ I learned a lot while writing my reflections for the certificate, and I think it’s something everyone should strive for. It was quite the journey and a lot of fun!” – Lily Hansen, Women’s Rowing
STUDY ABROAD A partnership developed with the International Academic Programs (IAP - Study Abroad) Office to make study abroad opportunities accessible for student-athletes, as well as opportunities funded through the athletic department. Additionally, one trip was organized by the athletic department this summer.
16 student-athletes from 10 sports studied abroad over summer 2017 to
seven different countries, including:
Copenhagen, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nepal, Spain, Sweden, and Uganda Studying abroad was an unforgettable experience filled with lifelong
I am very grateful that athletics allowed me to study abroad in order to
friendships and memories. Having the chance to spend time with
complete my Global Health Certificate towards my degree. While in Nepal,
families that have so little, yet were willing to give up so much for us
I learned a lot about a culture very different than my own. I met many
was extremely humbling. – Sydney Rider, Women’s Tennis
individuals who were so kind and changed my outlook on life forever. – Ashley Peterson, Women’s Swimming & Diving
TEAM WORKSHOPS Similar to how OSAD is assigned to specific teams to individualize the experience for the student-athletes they work with, they are also able to provide programming specifically to meet various team needs. By working so closely with the student-athletes and coaches, suggestions for topic-specific programming is requested and provided in different formats including stand-alone workshops and/or workshop series. Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, a total of
eight teams took advantage of 23 opportunities to discuss social media and personal branding, etiquette,
finances, apartment living, leadership, and team building.
I think the DiSC workshop enhanced our team chemistry and truly allowed us to get to know each other, and learn more about how to interact. It also helped us learn what each person needs to succeed and how that differs from others. – Kate Menz, Softball
THE BUCKINGHAMS THE BUCKINGHAMS: STUDENT-ATHLETE SHOWCASE OF EXCELLENCE A formal event where student-athletes’ academic successes and their student-athlete development involvement were highlighted through the presentation of awards and honors. Student-athletes’ unique talents were showcased through a variety of performances and students get to walk the red carpet. This year was extra special, as we celebrated the 10th year of the show!
23 student-athletes, one from each sport, served on the planning committee to promote awareness and involvement from their team members
Two student-athletes interviewed guests during the show
talented student-athletes showcased seven different performances 10 of singing, playing instruments, reading poetry, and dancing!
13 awards were given to 65 student-athletes and four teams
Two awards were given to staff members
The Buckinghams was an awesome event, and I loved seeing student-athletes showcase their talents outside of sport. –Alex Hornibrook, Football The Buckinghams was such a great experience! Interviewing everyone during the show was heaps of fun, and an enriching opportunity that pushed me out of my comfort zone. It was a riot, and I cannot wait for next year! – Cameron Tysoe, Men’s Swimming & Diving I love the Buckinghams because it’s the one event every year when all the student-athletes can come together and celebrate. It’s really fun to see not only your teammates, but also your friends from other teams get recognized for their successes at things beyond their athletic talents, such as academics and community service the Buckinghams showcase the true definition of what it means to be a student-athlete here at the University of Wisconsin. – Tess Hackworthy, Women’s Golf
Click here to watch the video of the full show Click here to watch the post-event recap video Click here to read the post-event article Click here to download photos from the red carpet, pre-show, and show
“I wanted to thank you and the whole team that worked on the Buckinghams this year! It was so, so special, and was one of the biggest highlights since being here at Wisconsin.” – David Pfaff, Football
“I usually showcase my art through digital platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and the response is usually positive and really cool to get feedback from friends, family, and some strangers. But actually holding the printed art work was something else. The feeling I had with it in my hands made the hours of work worth it. I was excited to show my work to more than followers online, and instead actually touch my peers in athletics.” – Mariah Watts, Softball
INTERDEPARTMENTAL INITIATIVES OSAD collaborates with many units across the athletic department to provide holistic development programming to our student-athletes, including the following:
SUMMER BRIDGE Each summer, OSAD collaborates with the Office of Academic Services to coordinate a Summer Bridge program to introduce student-athletes to resources that they can rely on throughout their journey on campus. Each week, they learned about a different area within the athletic department that is specifically designed to help them while at Wisconsin, and give them the spirit to continue to seek these opportunities when they graduate. These session topics included: academics, studentathlete development, nutrition, inclusion and engagement, sport psychology, and community outreach. Student-athletes were able to meet peers from other teams and connect with them. Summer Bridge allows for all of our incoming freshman to have a shared experience that they will carry with them throughout their lifetime. During the summer of 2017, 58 incoming student-athletes participated in our summer bridge program
I went into it thinking that Summer Bridge was just one of those things you had to do, but it turned out to be helpful looking back at it. Learning about time management was really impactful especially with getting injured, which was unplanned. Managing my time with school and rehab, and still traveling, was huge and it took me a few weeks after surgery to figure it out. I initially fell behind, but once I figured that out I was able to catch back up in my classes and finish strong by the end of my freshman year. – Kobe King, Men’s Basketball
ONE TEAM CELEBRATION A department-wide welcome back event for all studentathletes, coaches, and athletics staff members to come together and promote community, and kick off the year with a “thank you” to the dedication of every one who contributes to the consistent high level of performance our student-athletes embody on and off the field, court, rink, water, course, or mat.
600 plus student-athletes and staff members participated at the fall 2017 event
The One Team Celebration was a new, exciting way to kick off the school year. I thought it was really cool for me to share my experiences during my time at UW, so that other student-athletes, especially incoming freshman, have an idea of what they can accomplish in their time here. – Lamar Remy, Men’s Tennis
TITLE IX With the collaboration between athletics, violence prevention specialists and Title IX coordinators across campus, we coordinated educational programming for all student-athletes, coaches, and athletics administrators to meet the following learning objectives related to prevention sexual violence and harassment outlined by the NCAA.
I am glad the athletic department has provided us with the Green Dot bystander intervention training. I think the training provides invaluable skills to help stop power-based violence, and having everyone learn these skills will help to make our community on campus safer for everyone. – Chris Wills, Men’s Swimming & Diving
This year, the training focused heavily on one of the leading violence prevention strategies in the country, Green Dot – which outlines specific risk factors and strengthens protective strategies with developmentally appropriate, skills-based and research informed approaches.
ESPNW CAMPUS CONVERSATIONS A committee of women professionals in the athletic department coordinated with espnW staff to bring the 20th edition of Campus Conversations, a forum for female studentathletes, to Wisconsin. Sarah Spain, a well-known on-air TV reporter, columnist and radio personality for ESPN, was one of the marquee personalities for the event, which drew 120-
plus participants from the 12 women's sports at Wisconsin. The get together included an open forum moderated by Sarah Spain and a panel of speakers featuring two ESPN executives, Carol Stiff and Katina Arnold, and a diverse group of accomplished Badger alum women who knew precisely how it feels to be a student-athlete at Wisconsin.
One of the main things I learned from today
If I had something like this to go back
Shifting from my hockey identity to my blogging
was when they talked about how success
to [when I was a student-athlete
and journalism career, my potential career in sports
shouldn’t define your happiness – and
here], I would’ve been so much less
media. I think them being able to be role models for
sometimes I tend to find myself looking into
confused. I wouldn’t have been so
me, they did what I did and transitioned into the
my future for my tennis and my career, and
lost as a student – and I’m just so
real world successfully. Just having that inspiration
now I just need to learn to be grateful for
jealous! – Dorcas Akinniyi-Jansen,
right now is really inspirational for me. It kind of
where I am right now and continue to grow
former Women’s Track & Field
made me think ‘okay, I can do this’ and I know
to see where that takes me.– Lexi Keberle,
it’s really intimidating jumping into the real world,
realizing that lessons I’ve learned as a studentathlete are going to help me [with the transition]. – Baylee Wellhaussen, Women’s Hockey
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STAFF NEWS ▪ Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez was named a 2017-18 Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. ▪ Associate Athletic Communications Director Diane Nordstrom was an at-large member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Board of Directors. She was also inducted in the CoSIDA Hall of Fame. ▪ The following staff members completed the InitiativeOne Leadership Transformation Process sponsored by the W Club. Mike Cerniglia, Doreen Dower, Kris Eiring, Nick Pasquarello, Doug Tiedt, Mark Shook, and Bridget Woodruff. Cerniglia, Tiedt and Woodruff earned additional facilitator certification. ▪ Director of Clinical and Sports Psychology Kris Eiring served on the DIG Committee. She also presented at the Big Ten Sports Medicine Conference, and had a chapter published in a book on mindfulness groups for athletes. ▪ Student-Athlete Development Coordinator Brittany McGowan graduated from the Women Leaders in College Sports Administrative Institute for Advancement. She also served on the National Association of
Barry Alvarez was named the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year at the National Association of College Directors of Athletics. Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) Student-Athlete Development Committee: Best Practices Sub-Committee Co-Chair ▪ Student-Athlete Development Intern Danielle Straw participated in the NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar. She was also a member of the N4A Learning Concerns and Enhancement Committee. ▪ Student-Athlete Development Coordinator Cassaundra Thorpe was a member of the N4A Student-Athlete Development Committee and co-chair of the Best Practices Sub-Committee. She also participated in the Career Development Facili-
tator Training and presented at the UW All-Campus Leadership Conference. ▪ Student-Athlete Development Coordinator DeLaina Sarden graduated from the Learfield Minority Academy. She also completed Career Development Facilitator Training and presented at the UW All-Campus Leadership Conference. ▪ Student-Athlete Development Intern Adam Davies is a member of the N4A Student-Athlete Development Committee member. He also became certified in the Fully Prepared to Lead through the UW Office of Human Resources and participated in the N4A Steve McCo-
nnell Professional Development Institute–Student-Athlete Development Track. Davies also completed an NCAA Leadership Effective Facilitation Workshop. ▪ Assistant Athletic Director for Career and Leadership Bridget Woodruff earned her certification in Business Process Improvement and graduated from the Transition to Executive Management through the UW Center for Professional & Executive Development. ▪ Athletic Trainer Alyson Kelsey provided an Evidence Based Practice presentation at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting. She also serves as the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association Website Committee Coordinator, serves on the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Young Professionals Committee, and the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association Young Professionals Committee. Kelsey was also presented with the 2018 Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award by the UW Athletic Training Education Program. ▪ Athletic Trainer Brian Lund presented at the Big Sky Sports Medicine Conference. ▪ Athletic Trainer Kyle Gibson presented at the Tiny Earth Symposium and at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting.
▪ Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Michael Moll serves as the vice president for Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association and Wisconsin State representative for the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association. He also served on the UW Dean of Students Advisory Committee and presented at the Tiny Earth Symposium. ▪ Athletic Trainer Jennifer Sanfilippo presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, and at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting. ▪ Director of Development Sarah Claus participated in the UW Women & Leadership Symposium. ▪ Senior Director of Development Jill Noyce participated in the UW Women & Leadership Symposium. She is also a board member for the Wisconsin PGA Junior Golf Foundation. ▪ Development Coordinator Christine Panella participated in the UW Women & Leadership Symposium. ▪ Director of Development Derek Steinbach was a recipient of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors Bobby Purcell Mentoring Program. ▪ Academic Advisor Aaron Stang received a 2018 N4A Professional Promise Award for Region III. He also served on the N4A Membership Commit-
tee and was the N4A Mentor Program Coordinator. ▪ Academic Advisor Kelly Higgins was a member of the N4A Strategic Planning Ad-Hoc Group. She was also certified in the N4A Professional Development Institute–Leader/Manager Track. ▪ Academic Advisor Chris Butler was a member of the UW Dean of Student’s Advisory Committee and the UW Letters & Science Advisor’s Consortium. ▪ Academic Advisor Chrissy Steffen was a member of the N4A Ethnic Concerns Committee. ▪ Academic Advisor Jill Hadfield served on the UW Council on Academic Advising and the UW Orientation and Advising Team. ▪ Academic Advisors Kelly Higgins, Tracey Maloney, Chrissy Steffen, and Danielle Straw presented the Badgers to Badgers for the Campus Advising Community. ▪ Inclusion and Engagement Coordinator Sheridan Blandford was named a 2018 Rising Star by the Women Leaders in College Sports and will receive a scholarship to attend the organization's national convention in October in Atlanta. ▪ Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations Mario Morris received the McLendon Minority Scholarship to attend the 2018 LEAD1 Institute in July.
OVERALL RECORD: 15-18 / BIG TEN RECORD: 7-11 (9TH)
Happ takes home All-Big Ten honors in season filled with youth, injuries DARREN LEE
HONORS & AWARDS NATIONAL ▪ Ethan Happ USBWA All-District NABC Second-team All-District ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Brad Davison All-Freshman ▪ Ethan Happ First team, All-Tournament BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ▪ Aaron Moesch ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Michael Ballard ▪ Matt Ferris ▪ Aaron Moesch ▪ D’Mitrik Trice
With a win over No. 6 Purdue (Feb. 15), head coach Greg Gard recorded his sixth top-10 win in just three seasons at the UW helm.
Junior Ethan Happ was the nation’s only player to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals — a feat that hadn’t been accomplished in the Big Ten since 1996. ETHAN HAPP
Happ is quickly climbing the UW record book, finishing the season ranked in the top 20 in career points (8th; 1,541), rebounds (2nd; 875), assists (15th; 270), blocks (6th, 110) and steals (3rd; 179).
Freshman Brad Davison earned Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors after ranking second on the Badgers, and second among Big Ten freshmen, scoring 12.1 ppg. He is just the fourth Badger in the last 20 years to average double figures as a freshman.
In its second year of existence, Greg and Michelle Gard’s Garding Against Cancer initiative has raised more than $2 million in the fight against cancer across the state of Wisconsin.
Ethan Happ earned first-team All-Big Ten honors. Wisconsin has had 15 first-team All-Big Ten selections over the last 17 seasons, the most of any school over that span.
OVERALL RECORD: 9-21 / BIG TEN RECORD: 2-14 (13TH)
Badgers wrap up second season under head coach Jonathan Tsipis JACK MCLAUGHLIN
HONORS & AWARDS ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Cayla McMorris Honorable mention ▪ Marsha Howard Honorable mention BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ▪ Kendall Shaw PARADISE JAM ALL-TOURNAMENT ▪ Cayla McMorris
Cayla McMorris and Marsha Howard earned honorable mention AllBig Ten honors. McMorris was a consensus honorable mention pick, earning her second-straight award by the media while Howard was recognized for the first time by league media.
Senior Cayla McMorris became the 25th UW player to score 1,000 career points when she hit a driving lay-up early in the third quarter against OSU on Feb. 3. The 6-0 guard finished her career with 1,074 points, which ranks 22nd on the Badger record list.
Wisconsin had two of the most improved scorers in the Big Ten in 2017-18. Junior Marsha Howard ranked 11th, improving her scoring by 4.9 points per game, while sophomore Abby Laszewski tied for 12th in the Big Ten, upping her scoring by 4.5 points per game.
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Freshman Niya Beverley picked up her 100th assist of the season at Michigan State on Feb. 21, one of only four Big Ten players with 100-plus assists (106) and fewer than 50 turnovers (49) in the regular season.
The Badgers took care of the ball in 2017-18, averaging 15.3 turnovers per game on the season, which ranks fourth on the UW season record list. Wisconsin reduced its turnovers by nearly four per game from last season. The Badgers had 14 double-doubles this season, doubling last year’s total. Junior Marsha Howard and senior Cayla McMorris led the team with five double-doubles each. Sophomore Suzanne Gilreath made 70 3-pointers this season, which ranks sixth on the UW single-season record list. The 5-4 guard also ranks fifth with 198 3-point attempts.
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ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Suzanne Gilreath ▪ Malayna Johnson ▪ Grace Mueller ▪ Lexy Richardson ▪ Kendall Shaw ▪ Kendra Van Leeuwen
BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP: 3RD / NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: NTS
Hardy and Hoare enjoy 1-2 finish at Big Ten Championships WALT MIDDLETON
HONORS & AWARDS BIG TEN CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK ▪ Oliver Hoare (Oct. 4) ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Oliver Hoare First team ▪ Joe Hardy First team ▪ Ben Eidenschink Second team
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Oliver Hoare and Joe Hardy went 1-2 at the Big Ten Championship meet to lead the Badgers to a third place overall finish. Hoare earned his first Big Ten cross country title while Hardy recorded his highest-ever finish at the championship meet.
The Badgers earned a pair of third-place finishes at postseason meets this season. They finished third overall at the Big Ten Championship with 88 points and earned another third-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with 51 points.
Led by a top-25 finish from senior captain Joe Hardy, the Badgers finished 25th overall at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. Hardy finished 25th overall in the premier home competition with an 8K time of 24 minutes, 5.7 seconds.
The Badgers are set to host the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships at the Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course. This will mark the first time since 1978 that UW has hosted the national cross country meet.
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Oliver Hoare led the Badgers to an eighth-place overall finish at the Greater Louisville Classic in September. The sophomore finished the 8K race with a personal-best time of 23 minutes, 40.5 seconds. Hoare’s performance earned him Big Ten Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors.
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Morgan McDonald ▪ Tyson Miehe ▪ Ben Eidenschink ▪ Olin Hacker ▪ Joe Hardy ▪ Zack Benning ▪ Troy Smith ▪ Eric Brown ▪ Cooper Barth ▪ Andrew Schilling
BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP: 3RD / NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 10TH
Badgers nab top-10 finish at NCAA championships
HONORS & AWARDS USTFCCCA GREAT LAKES REGIONAL TEAM ▪ Sarah Disanza ▪ Amy Davis ▪ Shaelyn Sorensen
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Sarah Disanza ▪ Rachel Fleddermann ▪ Brenna Detra ▪ Emma Langer ▪ Katie Hietpas ▪ Alicia Monson ▪ Alissa Niggemann ▪ Rachel Werking ▪ Elli Daniels ▪ Lianna Mack ▪ Erin Wagner
Senior captain Sarah Disanza earned the fourth All-America honor of her career thanks to her 6K time of 20 minutes, 11.4 seconds at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. SARAH DISANZA
Three Badgers finished among the top 15 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional to help UW finish third. Sarah Disanza, Amy Davis and Shaelyn Sorensen earned all-region honors for their performances.
Five UW runners finished within the top-seven at the Mayflower Day Open. Led by Alicia Monson and Amy Davis’ 1-2 finish, Wisconsin started its season on a high note, winning the triple-dual meet.
The Wisconsin women’s cross country team placed ninth at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, which tied the best finish in program history at the prestigious home meet. Sophomore Alicia Monson led the way for the Badgers, finishing 19th overall in the 6K race.
The Badgers finished 10th at the NCAA championship, marking the 22nd time in program history that the team has finished in the top-15 at the national meet. Senior Sarah Disanza was the top finisher, coming in 39th.
OVERALL RECORD: 13-1 / BIG TEN RECORD: 9-0 (1ST, WEST DIVISION)
Badgers cap school-record 13-win season with Orange Bowl victory
HONORS & AWARDS ALL-AMERICA ▪ Beau Benzschawel First team ▪ David Edwards First team ▪ T.J. Edwards First team ▪ Michael Deiter Second team ▪ Troy Fumagalli Second team ▪ Nick Nelson Second team ▪ Jonathan Taylor Second team RHONA WISE
The Badgers won a school-record 13 games on the season and set another program record with their 9-0 record in Big Ten play. UW repeated as Big Ten West Division champion, claiming its third division title in four seasons. Wisconsin saw a school-record seven players named All-Americans, a list headlined by first-team All-America picks Beau Benzschawel, David Edwards and T.J. Edwards.
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RB Jonathan Taylor broke Adrian Peterson’s NCAA freshman rushing record by running for 1,977 yards in his rookie season. Taylor was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, a secondteam All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten selection.
Under first-year coordinator Jim Leonhard, UW’s defense ranked No. 2 nationally, allowing 262.1 yards per game. UW was third in scoring defense (13.9 ppg), third in rushing defense (98.4 ypg) and No. 1 in pass efficiency defense (96.4).
Defeating Miami in the Orange Bowl, UW won its fourth consecutive bowl game. The victory also gave the Badgers back-to-back wins in New Year’s Six bowls after defeating Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl following the 2016 season.
FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA ▪ Tyler Biadasz First team BUTKUS AWARD ▪ T.J. Edwards Runner-up DOAK WALKER AWARD ▪ Jonathan Taylor Finalist MAXWELL AWARD ▪ Jonathan Taylor Semifinalist JOHN MACKEY AWARD ▪ Troy Fumagalli Finalist BURLSWORTH TROPHY ▪ Troy Fumagalli Finalist BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR ▪ Paul Chryst Consensus BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR ▪ Jonathan Taylor BIG TEN TIGHT END OF THE YEAR ▪ Troy Fumagalli ORANGE BOWL MVP ▪ Alex Hornibrook
BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP: 10TH
Badgers finish third at Big Ten Match Play Challenge
HONORS & AWARDS BIG TEN GOLFER OF THE WEEK ▪ Griffin Barela (Sept. 13) ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Michael Abrahamson ▪ Brett Robinson ▪ Eddie Wajda III BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ▪ Jordan Hahn
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The Badgers’ season average of 294.9 strokes per round was fourth-best in school history and second-best in head coach Michael Burcin’s seven years at the helm.
Junior Jordan Hahn recorded five top-15 finishes and was the Badgers’ first or second finisher in nine of 11 tournaments. His scoring average of 73.35 was seventh-best in program history.
Freshman Griffin Barela tied for the top spot at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate in April, becoming the first Badger medalist since 2009. Barela also earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors after finishing tied for eighth in his collegiate debut at the Badger Invitational.
After upsetting ranked opponents Illinois and Northwestern, Wisconsin went on to place third at the 2018 Big Ten Match Play Challenge, finishing with a perfect 4-0 record.
Senior Eddie Wajda finished his four years at UW with a career scoring average of 74.78, good for eighth on the Badgers’ all-time list.
BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP: T9TH / NCAA MADISON REGIONAL: 9TH
Badgers qualify for NCAA regional for sixth time in last eight years
HONORS & AWARDS ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Gabby Curtis Second team ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Gabby Curtis ▪ Tess Hackworthy ▪ Eloise Healey ▪ Aya Johnson ▪ Becky Klongland ▪ Ali Nageotte ▪ Jessica Reinecke ▪ Bobbi Stricker GREG ANDERSON
The Badgers were selected to play in the NCAA Madison Regional, marking the sixth time in the last eight years UW has advanced to NCAA postseason play.
Senior Gabby Curtis became just the second Badger to qualify as an individual for the NCAA championships, earning a share of fourth place at the NCAA Madison Regional and tying the 54-hole school record with a 209 (-7).
BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ▪ Becky Klongland
The same five golfers made up the Badgers’ lineup in all 11 events this season: seniors Curtis, Lexi Harkins, Aya Johnson and Becky Klongland and junior Jessica Reinecke.
Curtis set the school record by playing 139 rounds in her four-year Badger career, appearing in every tournament for UW. Her career scoring average of 74.49 is second-best in school history.
UW’s season average of 292.3 strokes per round was the best in school history. That was nearly four strokes better than the previous school record, set in 2016-17.
OVERALL RECORD: 14-19-4 / BIG TEN RECORD: 8-13-3-1 (6TH)
Rebuilding season sees freshmen make large impact GREG ANDERSON
HONORS & AWARDS ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Wyatt Kalynuk Rookie team ▪ Linus Weissbach Rookie team ▪ Peter Tischke Honorable mention ▪ Trent Frederic Honorable mention BIG TEN STARS OF THE WEEK
▪ Linus Weisbach (Oct. 3) ▪ Will Johnson (Oct. 3) ▪ Trent Frederic (Oct. 3) ▪ Kyle Hayton (Oct. 17) ▪ Seamus Malone (Nov. 28) ▪ Jack Berry (Dec. 5) ▪ Jack Berry (Jan. 23) ▪ Ryan Wagner (Jan. 30)
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Senior forward Ryan Wagner posted career highs with 15 goals and 33 points to pace the Badgers in scoring. He was voted the team’s Spike Carlson/Chris Chelios MVP. Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato became the second Badgers coach to lead a U.S. Olympic Team when he directed Team USA to fifth place at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Bob Johnson was the first in 1976. Wisconsin ended No. 1 Notre Dame’s 15-game winning streak with a 5-0 drubbing of the Fighting Irish on Jan. 21 at Chicago’s United Center. Eight Wisconsin freshman defensemen have recorded at least 25 points in a season all-time, including Wyatt Kalynuk, who posted 22 assists and 25 points. He’s the first since Sean Hill who did it in the 1988–89 season.
UW’s rookies averaged 2.65 points per game to rank sixth in the country in freshmen scoring. They were UW’s highestscoring class with 98 points.
UW scored three goals on penalty shots to set the program mark for a season. Among those were first career goals for freshman forwards Tarek Baker and Sean Dhooghe, the first Badgers to score their first collegiate goals on penalty shots.
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OVERALL RECORD: 31-5-2 / WCHA RECORD: 20-2-2-2 (1ST)
Badgers claim their third-straight WCHA title while advancing to Frozen Four ANDY MANIS
HONORS & AWARDS ALL-AMERICAN ▪ Kristen Campbell Second team PATTY KAZMAIER TOP-10 FINALIST ▪ Kristen Campbell WCHA FORWARD OF THE YEAR ▪ Abby Roque WCHA GOALTENDER OF THE YEAR ▪ Kristen Campbell ALL-USCHO ▪ Maddie Rolfes First team ▪ Kristen Campbell Second team ▪ Abby Roque Third team
UW ended the 2017-18 season with 31 wins, marking the seventh time in school history the Badgers have won more than 30 games in a season.
Wisconsin advanced to the Frozen Four for the fifthstraight year, the longest active streak in women’s college hockey.
Sophomore Kristen Campbell led the NCAA in goals-against-average with a 1.19 clip and was tied for the NCAA lead in shutouts with 12. JACK MCLAUGHLIN
Wisconsin won the WCHA regular-season title for a thirdstraight year and for the seventh time in school history.
UW led the NCAA in attendance for the third-straight year, averaging 2,265 fans per home game at LaBahn Arena.
IRA CHAMPIONSHIPS: 12TH (VARSITY EIGHT) / EARC CHAMPIONSHIPS: 11TH
Badgers beat seeding at national championships after lineup changes
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Wisconsin’s varsity eight finished 12th at the 2018 Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships, two places higher than their seed coming into the regatta.
The Badgers’ fifth varsity eight won its second-straight Eastern Sprints title this spring, marking the first time a UW varsity boat has won back-to-back crowns since the third varsity eight claimed two consecutive EARC titles in 2009 and 2010.
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Dylan Adams ▪ William Alt ▪ James Bernard ▪ Jacob Buboltz ▪ Alexander Butler ▪ Jefferson Chan ▪ Arthur Condor ▪ Chase Covey ▪ Andrew Flannery ▪ Timothy Glennon ▪ John Hollow ▪ Jacob Hurlbutt ▪ Steve Knopp ▪ Nathan Peterson ▪ Kevin Reed ▪ Derek Sachs ▪ Taylor Steeno ▪ Tyler Stevens ▪ Theodore Van Beek ▪ Spencer Waldron ▪ Thomas Walker ▪ Jacob Wenner IMPACT AWARD ▪ Parker Brooks
Wisconsin extended its winning streak to 13 years in the race for the Cochrane Cup. Traditionally a race between Dartmouth, MIT and Wisconsin, it has just been UW and MIT since 2013. UW fell to Boston University for the sixth consecutive time in the race for the Jablonic Cup in that same race.
The Badgers landed 22 rowers on the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: 15TH / BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS: 3RD
Department-best 11-straight NCAA appearances for the Badgers
HONORS & AWARDS CRCA POCOCK ALL-AMERICA ▪ Lexi Siverling First team ▪ Megan Whitehouse Honorable mention CRCA ALL-CONFERENCE ▪ Lexi Siverling ▪ Megan Whitehouse
For the ninth consecutive season, Wisconsin claimed a top-three finish at the Big Ten championships, taking third as a team in Indianapolis.
A total of 25 women’s openweight rowers were named Academic All-Big Ten, the second-most of any women’s sport at UW and fourth among all UW teams during the 2017-18 season.
The Badgers were awarded the 2019 Big Ten Rowing Championships that they will play host to at Devil’s Lake State Park on May 19. It will mark the third time UW hosts the championship, along with the 2000 and 2007 events on Lake Wingra.
For the first time in 2 seasons, the Badgers had a Big Ten Boat of the Week as the second varsity eight earned the honor on May 1 for their wins over Princeton and Syracuse.
CRCA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES ▪ Eliza Clifford ▪ Monica Gerber ▪ Lily Hansen ▪ Renee Olley ▪ Lisbet Pietz ▪ Gabby Simons ▪ Lexi Siverling
For the 11th consecutive season, Wisconsin earned a bid to the NCAA championships. The Badgers have been invited in 14 of the last 15 years, and 15 times all-time. Thirteen of 15 NCAA bids have come under head coach Bebe Bryans.
ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Lexi Siverling First team ▪ Megan Whitehosue Second team
IRA CHAMPIONSHIPS: 7TH (VARSITY EIGHT) / EAWRC CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1ST (TEAM)
Badgers defend Konrad Ulbrich Trophy as conference champions
HONORS & AWARDS BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ▪ Jacqueline Jones CRCA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES ▪ Brianna Wynne ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Agathe Denis ▪ Alexandra Fochios ▪ Mirha Girt ▪ Rachel Illgen ▪ Payton James ▪ Claire Kelley ▪ Shannon Lipe ▪ Janet Titzler ▪ Jennifer Whitehill ▪ Brianna Wynne ▪ Rachel Yan
Victories in three of the four events at the Women’s Sprints, helped the Badgers capture their second consecutive Konrad Ulbrich Trophy as team titlist at the conference championships. LIGHTWEIGHT EIGHT
Senior Kate Ruffalo was among the first Americans chosen to represent the United States at the 2018 World University Rowing Championship in Shanghai, China.
After weather forced cancelation of some finals of the 2018 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships, two Badger boats took part in the “Rogue” IRAs, with the four taking second and the double sculls finishing third.
Sophomore Grace Joyce was chosen to row in Poznan, Poland, at the 2018 World Under 23 Rowing Championships in the lightweight quadruple sculls, UW's first such selection since 2016.
OVERALL RECORD: 12-5-5 / BIG TEN RECORD: 4-3-1
Badgers win first outright Big Ten Tournament title in UW history
HONORS & AWARDS NSCAA ALL-AMERICA ▪ Chris Mueller Second team ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Chris Mueller First Team Offensive Player of the Year ▪ Mark Segbers Second Team ▪ Isaac Schlenker Sportsmanship BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ▪ Tom Barlow ▪ Chris Mueller BIG TEN
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COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT ▪ Noah Leibold
Wisconsin advanced to the Sweet 16 for just the third time in school history and for the first time since 1995. An impressive season came to an end for Wisconsin against powerhouse No. 5 seed Akron in overtime. UW was the only team to score two goals on Akron the entire season.
UW’s magical run in the 2017 Big Ten Men's Soccer Championship had a storybook ending against No. 2-seeded Indiana as the Badgers claimed their first-ever outright Big Ten tournament title on penalty kicks.
Chris Mueller led the nation in both assists (20) and assists-per-game (.95). The Schaumburg, Illinois native led the Big Ten in points (38), while also leading the league in shots (72) and shots on goal (30). Mueller assembled quite the list of honors over his four-year career. He’s a two-time All-American, two-time All-Region honoree and a two-time All-Big Ten First Team member.
For the first time in school history, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team had two top-10 selections and four overall draftees in the 2018 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Senior Chris Mueller was selected at No. 6 by Orlando City SC and senior Mark Segbers was picked at No. 9 by the New England Revolution. Senior forward Tom Barlow was the No. 39 pick in the second round by the New York Red Bulls. Senior Mike Catalano was selected in the third round by the Philadelphia Union. The Badgers were the only team to have two top-10 selections.
OVERALL RECORD: 14-6-2 / BIG TEN RECORD: 6-3-2
Badgers make NCAAs for second year in a row, advancing to second round
HONORS & AWARDS NSCAA MIDWEST ALL-REGION ▪ Dani Rhodes First team ▪ Victoria Pickett First team ▪ Sammy Kleedtke Third team DAVID STLUKA
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Wisconsin had two wins over top-15 programs, including the highest-ever ranked win in school history over No. 3 Virginia and an upset of No. 11 Penn State. Wisconsin had a record five players earn Big Ten weekly honors this season. UW’s thrilling upset win over No. 11 Penn State was the gift that just kept giving, as Caitlyn Clem was named the Big Ten CoDefensive Player of the Week and Cameron Murtha was named the Co-Freshman of the Week for their stellar game performances. After an impressive week that included an upset of No. 3 Virginia, Wisconsin clinched a spot in every category of the Big Ten conference’s weekly honors on Tuesday, as Caitlyn Clem, Dani Rhodes and Lauren Rice each earned accolades.
Sophomore Dani Rhodes led the team in goals (11), assists (5), points (27), shots (73) and shots on goal (34). There was a four-game stretch in which Rhodes had the game winner in every game, spanning from Aug. 31 to Sept. 16. She scored twice on the road at Maryland and played a part in 16 of the Badgers’ 33 goals on the season. Three Badgers were named to the Midwest All-Region team. Sophomores Victoria Pickett and Dani Rhodes were both named to the first team, while freshman Sammy Kleedtke earned a spot on the third team. UW has had three or more players on All-Region teams in two of the last three seasons.
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN ▪ Sammy Kleedtke ▪ Cameron Murtha ▪ Lauren Rice ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Jamie Donohue ▪ Grace Quirk ▪ Grace Douglas ▪ Dani Rhodes ▪ Steph Fabry ▪ Alaina Snedden ▪ Becca Harrison ▪ Payton Wesley ▪ Natalie Jacobson ▪ Allie Winterfield ▪ Sydney McGinnis
The Badgers were ranked as high as No. 9 this season and finished the year with 14 wins. They also clinched their 16th win in NCAA tournament games with a victory over Toledo, scoring five goals and marking a new school record for goals scored in an NCAA tournament game. The Badgers advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the 11th time in school history
ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Victoria Pickett First team ▪ Dani Rhodes Second team
OVERALL RECORD: 29-23 / BIG TEN RECORD: 11-9 (6TH)
Badgers clinch NCAA tournament berth for the fourth time in six years TOM LYNN
HONORS & AWARDS ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Kelsey Jenkins First team ▪ Brooke Wyderski Second team ▪ Hal Second team ▪ Kaitlyn Menz Second team GREAT LAKES ALL-REGION ▪ Brooke Wyderski First team ▪ Haley Hestekin First team ▪ Kelsey Jenkins Second team
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Kelsey Jenkins left her mark on the program, becoming UW’s first and only three-time first-team All-Big Ten pick in program history. She finished the season leading the conference in batting average and onbase percentage and as the program's career runs leader.
The Badgers clinched their second-consecutive NCAA berth and made the tournament for the fourth time in six years. Four of the Badgers’ six all-time NCAA tournament appearances have come under head coach Yvette Healy.
NPF SIGNEES ▪ Chloe Miller (Cleveland Comets) ▪ Taylor-Paige Stewart (Aussie Spirit)
UW knocked off its highest-ranked opponent in school history, upsetting No. 6 Auburn, 3-2, at the prestigious Mary Nutter Classic and handed the Tigers their first loss of the season.
The future is bright for the Badgers as both Haley Hestekin and Taylor Johnson were named to the All-Big Ten freshmen team.
Wisconsin won five Big Ten series this season, including a sweep of Nebraska in Lincoln for the first time in school history. JACK MCLAUGHLIN
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BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS: 6TH / NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: DNS
Yuri Suguiyama takes reins of Badgers’ program as head coach DAVID STLUKA
HONORS & AWARDS ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Matt Aronson ▪ Eric Geunes ▪ Victor Goicoechea ▪ Cooper Hodge ▪ Anthony Lyons ▪ Todd McCarthy ▪ Andrew Pearce ▪ Kevin Pomeroy ▪ Justin Temprano ▪ Chris Wills BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ▪ Anthony Lyons BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK ▪ Matt Novinski (Nov. 8)
Widely considered to be one the nation’s top up-and-coming coaches, Yuri Suguiyama was named the 10th head coach in the history of the UW men’s swimming and diving program on April 17, 2018. As an assistant coach, Suguiyama helped the Cal men score top-two NCAA finishes in each of his six seasons in Berkeley.
Senior Victor Goicoechea swam a time of 14:48.36 in his final race as a Badger, competing in the 1650-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships. The time ranks second all-time at UW, trailing only former teammate and Olympian Matt Hutchins (14:31.19).
Goicoechea ranked among the Big Ten’s top five swimmers in both the 1650 and the 500 freestyle (4:16.21) for the season. He matched his seasonal standing in each event by placing fourth in the 1650 and fifth in the 500 at the Big Ten championships.
The Badgers were boosted by newcomers Tyler Zelen — who posted the second-fastest 50 freestyle time in school history, at 19.59 — and Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree Matt Novinski.
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BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS: 5TH / NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: 17TH
Beata Nelson’s historic swims highlight record-setting season
HONORS & AWARDS
BIG TEN SWIMMER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ▪ Beata Nelson ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Beata Nelson First team
Beata Nelson shattered the Big Ten’s 100 backstroke record with a swim of 49.78 seconds on her way to winning the conference title. She then swept the backstroke crowns with a record time of 1:49.27 in the 200.
BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ▪ Maddie Martin
Nelson is one of just four women to break the 50-second barrier in the 100 backstroke — and is the only woman to do so three times. She owns the third- (49.78), fifth- (49.83) and seventh-fastest (49.92) times in history. Only Stanford’s Ally Howe (49.69 and 49.70) has gone faster in the 100 back.
In finishing second in the 100 back, third in the 200 back and sixth in the 200 individual medley, Nelson became the second Badger to earn three individual first-team All-America citations at a single NCAA championships — joining Ellen Stonebraker (1999).
ALL-AMERICA ▪ Beata Nelson First team ▪ Marissa Berg Honorable mention ▪ Katie Coughlin Honorable mention ▪ Abby Jagdfeld Honorable mention ▪ Ari Saghafi Honorable mention ▪ Emmy Sehmann Honorable mention ▪ Jess Unicomb Honorable mention
BIG TEN SWIMMER OF THE WEEK ▪ Beata Nelson (Nov. 8)
The foursome of Beata Nelson, Marissa Berg, Ari Saghafi and Abby Jagdfeld smashed a school record with their swim of 3:30.96 in the 400 medley relay at the NCAA championships.
OVERALL RECORD: 14-12 / BIG TEN RECORD: 5-6 (T6TH)
Carranza, Dodridge make history competing in fall and NCAA championships
HONORS & AWARDS ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Daniel Soyfer First team BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ▪ Robert Krill ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Chema Carranza ▪ Chase Colton ▪ Josef Dodridge ▪ Darius Mackenzie ▪ Lamar Remy ▪ Daniel Soyfer
CHEMA CARRANZA & JOSEF DODRIDGE
Wisconsin tallied 14 wins on the season, posting a winning record for the third time in three seasons under head coach Danny Westerman. UW is now 46-29 under Westerman.
Seniors Chema Carranza and Josef Dodridge tallied a record of 30-4 together, boasting UW’s highest doubles win total since 2010. The duo also reached No. 2 in the ITA rankings, the highest ranking in school history.
Carranza and Dodridge were selected for the 2018 NCAA Championships and recorded just the fourth NCAA championship doubles win in school history and UW’s first since 1988.
Sophomore Daniel Soyfer earned first-team All-Big Ten honors after leading Wisconsin in wins with a record of 24-12.
Carranza and Dodridge became the first Wisconsin duo to win the ITA Midwest Fall Regional, winning nine consecutive matches overall to advance to the semifinals of the National Championships.
OVERALL RECORD: 9-14 / BIG TEN RECORD: 3-8 (11TH)
Keberle shines as Badgers take step forward in year two under McKenna DAVID STLUKA
HONORS & AWARDS ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Lexi Keberle First team BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ▪ Melissa Pick ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Sara Castellano ▪ Kelsey Grambeau ▪ Michelle Linden ▪ Melissa Pick ▪ Christina Zordani
Wisconsin opened the season with six consecutive wins, recording the program's best start to a season in over 25 years.
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The Badgers posted a .537 cumulative win percentage in singles play this season, going 115-99 overall. That’s a dramatic improvement from last season's .360 win percentage (71-126).
Freshman Lexi Keberle became UW’s first freshman to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors since 1996. The Badgers have now had a first-team all-conference selection in four of the last five years.
Keberle led Wisconsin in singles wins with a record of 25-10, going 13-5 at the No. 1 position. The freshman also made her debut in the ITA national rankings, climbing as high as No. 98.
TRACK & FIELD
BIG TEN (IN/OUT): 5TH/9TH / NCAA (IN/OUT): T45TH/T27TH
Hoare earns NCAA 1500 meter title
HONORS & AWARDS ALL-AMERICA ▪ Oliver Hoare First team ▪ Joe Hardy First team ▪ Corbin Ellis First team ▪ Eric Brown First team ▪ Trent Nytes Second team ▪ Sawyer Smith Honorable mention WALT MIDDLETON
Oliver Hoare became the first Badger to earn an NCAA 1500 meter title since Don Gehrmann won a trio of titles from 1948-50. Hoare took down NCAA record-holder Josh Kerr (New Mexico) in the nail-biter race with a time of 3 minutes, 44.77 seconds.
BIG TEN INDOOR ATHLETE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ▪ Oliver Hoare
Hoare ran the sixth-fastest time in school history in the 1500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational with a time of 3:37.84. That time led the Big Ten Conference throughout the season and also ranks No. 4 by a Badger during the collegiate season.
Junior Trent Nytes enjoyed a wildly successful season as a multi-event athlete for the Badgers, including a Big Ten heptathlon title and making appearances at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Most notably, Nytes recorded a personal best score of 7,683 points in the decathlon at the Bryan Clay Invitational, a score that ranks No. 7 in program history.
The distance medley relay squad of Joe Hardy, Eric Brown, Corbin Ellis, and Oliver Hoare smashed the school record in the event with a time of 9 minutes, 27.72 seconds at the Alex Wilson Invitational. Their time qualified them for the NCAA Indoor Championships, where they earned First-Team All-America honors thanks to a sixth-place finish.
TRACK & FIELD
BIG TEN (IN/OUT): 7TH/5TH / NCAA (IN/OUT): T35TH/T22ND
Ellenwood wins first NCAA heptathlon title WALT MIDDLETON
Georgia Ellenwood became the first Badger in school history to win a national championship title in the heptathlon. The senior clinched the win thanks to a score of 6,146 points, earning her eighth All-America accolade.
Ellenwood also earned her first Big Ten title in the heptathlon with a score of 6,173 points. That score broke the Big Ten Conference record and earned the senior the No. 1 seed going into the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
ALL-AMERICA ▪ Taylor Amann First team ▪ Georgia Ellenwood First team ▪ Amy Davis Second team ▪ Alicia Monson Second team ▪ Banke Oginni Second team ▪ Meagan Blair Second team ▪ Gabby DesRosiers Second team ▪ Brenna Detra Second team ▪ Ebony McClendon Second team ▪ Alicia Monson Honorable mention ▪ Banke Oginni Honorable mention BIG TEN FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ▪ Georgia Ellenwood
Senior Taylor Amann won her third Big Ten pole vault title with a clearance of 14 feet, 3 1/2 inches, matching the school record in the event. Amann became the first Badger to sweep the indoor and outdoor pole vault conference titles. Sophomore Alicia Monson became just the fifth Badger to break the 15:40 mark in the 5K. Monson ran a personal-best time of 15 minutes, 38.32 seconds at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where she earned Second Team All-America honors.
The Wisconsin women’s 4x100 relay team of Meagan Blair, Gabby DesRosiers, Brenna Detra and Ebony McClendon qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where they earned Second Team All-America honors thanks to their time of 44.48. That time marks a new school record, and also marks the fourth time that the squad broke the record throughout the season.
TAYLOR AMANN WALT MIDDLETON
HONORS & AWARDS
OVERALL RECORD: 22-10 / BIG TEN RECORD: 11-9 (T7TH)
Badgers advance to fifth-straight NCAA regional GREG ANDERSON
HONORS & AWARDS AVCA NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR ▪ Dana Rettke ALL-AMERICA ▪ Dana Rettke First team ▪ Sydney Hilley Honorable mention ▪ Tionna Williams Honorable mention
Dana Rettke was named the National Freshman of the Year by three different organizations: the American Volleyball Coaches Association, VolleyballMag.com and VolleyMob.com
The Badgers advanced to their fifth-straight NCAA regional, marking the first time in program history that UW has competed in five straight regionals.
Rettke was the first Badger freshman to earn first-team All-America honors by the AVCA. Junior Tionna Williams and freshman Sydney Hilley earned honorable mention accolades. The trio were also named AVCA All-Northeast Region while Rettke and Williams were All-Big Ten honorees. Hilley and Rettke were named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team.
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR ▪ Dana Rettke ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Dana Rettke First team ▪ Tionna Williams First team AVCA REGIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR ▪ Dana Rettke
Wisconsin ranked 10th nationally in hitting percentage, recording a school-record .299 percent for the season. That broke the old mark of .289 set in 2001. Rettke set the individual season record for hitting percentage with .443.
Wisconsin played the sixth-toughest schedule in the nation and the toughest schedule in the Big Ten this season, according to the final NCAA strength of schedule.
Head coach Kelly Sheffield picked up career win No. 400 as Wisconsin defeated Maryland on Oct. 18. He is 408-147 (.735) in 17 years overall as a head coach and 135-35 (.794) in five years at UW.
Two Badgers hit 1,000 career kills during the 2017 season. Senior Kelli Bates became the 21st UW player to record 1,000 kills against Ohio State on Nov. 3. Senior Lauryn Gillis earned her 1,000th career kill at Indiana on Nov. 10.
OVERALL RECORD: 7-5-0 / BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS: 6TH / NCAA: 17TH
Evan Wick takes third and earns All-America honors as a rookie
HONORS & AWARDS ALL-AMERICA ▪ Evan Wick
Wisconsin sent seven of 10 starters to the NCAA championships. It marked the 11th time in the last 13 seasons that the Badgers have qualified five or more wrestlers.
Freshman Evan Wick started his career with a bang, ending with a 30-7 record on the season and went 6-3 in Big Ten duals. He earned the 112th All-America honor in school history with a third-place finish at 165 pounds. Wick led all UW wrestlers with 30 wins, 102 takedowns, 15 four-point nearfalls, six tech falls, seven major decisions, an 11-match win streak and the quickest pin (.33).
Wisconsin had three wrestlers become U-23 All-Americans at the World Team Trials. Evan Wick took second place at 74 KG, Hunter Ritter took second place at 92 KG and Jens Lantz took seventh place at 61 KG.
NCAA QUALIFIERS ▪ Ryan Christensen ▪ Andrew Crone ▪ Johnny Jimenez ▪ Cole Martin ▪ Ricky Robertson ▪ Hunter Ritter ▪ Evan Wick ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ▪ Andrew Crone ▪ Cole Martin ▪ Eric Peissig ▪ Mason Reinhardt ▪ Eli Stickley ▪ Ben Stone ▪ Evan Wick
UW has had at least one wrestler earn All-America in each of the last 14 seasons.
Chris Bono became the 16th head coach in Wisconsin wrestling history. Bono spent the last six seasons as the head coach at South Dakota State, coaching three conference champions in the program’s three years in the Big 12. Bono leaves SDSU with a 6441 overall record, a total of 24 NCAA qualifiers, five All-Americans and one national champion. Coach Bono stacked his staff, adding two national champions as the new assistant coaches to lead the program to new heights. Jon Reader was named associate head coach and Matt McDonough was named assistant coach.
BIG TEN PLACERS ▪ Andrew Crone (3rd) ▪ Hunter Ritter (3rd) ▪ Evan Wick (4th) ▪ Eli Stickley (6th) ▪ Ricky Robertson (7th) ▪ Ryan Christensen (7th)
2017-18 AWARDS UW Big Ten Athlete of the Year ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Ollie Hoare, Men’s Track & Field
National Champions ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field Heptathlon ▪ Ollie Hoare, Men’s Track & Field 1500 Meters
National Awards ▪ D’Cota Dixon, Football FWAA/Orange Bowl Courage Award ▪ T.J. Edwards, Football Butkus Award finalist ▪ Joe Ferguson, Football William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist ▪ Troy Fumagalli, Football John Mackey Award finalist Burlsworth Trophy finalist ▪ Jonathan Taylor, Football Maxwell Award finalist Doak Walker Award finalist Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist
National Coaching Awards
▪ Tyler Biadasz, Football Freshman — FWAA, USA Today ▪ Meagan Blair, Women’s Track & Field Second Team — Outdoor ▪ Eric Brown, Men’s Track & Field First Team — Indoor ▪ Kristen Campbell, Women’s Hockey Second Team — AHCA ▪ Katie Coughlin, Women’s Swimming & Diving Honorable Mention — CSCAA ▪ Amy Davis, Women’s Track & Field Second Team — Indoor ▪ Michael Deiter, Football Second Team — Sporting News ▪ Gabby DesRosiers, Women’s Track & Field Second Team — Outdoor ▪ Brenna Detra, Women’s Track & Field Second Team — Outdoor ▪ Sarah Disanza, Women’s Cross Country Second Team — USTFCCCA ▪ David Edwards, Football First Team — AFCA, The All-American Second Team — FWAA, Walter Camp Third Team — Associated Press ▪ T.J. Edwards, Football First Team — Associated Press, ESPN, USA Today Second Team — AFCA, Sporting News, Walter Camp, The All-American
▪ Paul Chryst, Football Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year finalist; Bobby Dodd Trophy finalist; George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year semifinalist
▪ Taylor Amann, Women’s Track & Field First Team — Outdoor ▪ Beau Benzschawel, Football First Team — Sports Illustrated Third Team — Associated Press ▪ Marissa Berg, Women’s Swimming & Diving Honorable Mention — CSCAA
GOAL: RECOGNITION OF DEPARTMENT SUCCESS
53 Celebrate the proud history, traditions and accomplishments of Wisconsin Athletics
▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field First Team — Indoor First Team — Outdoor ▪ Corbin Ellis, Men’s Track & Field First Team — Indoor ▪ Troy Fumagalli, Football Second Team — AFCA, Associated Press, FWAA, Walter Camp, Sports Illustrated ▪ Joe Hardy, Men’s Track & Field First Team — Indoor ▪ Oliver Hoare, Men’s Track & Field First Team — Indoor First Team — Outdoor ▪ Abby Jagdfeld, Women’s Swimming & Diving Honorable Mention — CSCAA ▪ Zach Lorbeck, Men’s Track & Field Second Team — Indoor ▪ Ebony McClendon, Women’s Track & Field Second Team — Outdoor ▪ Alicia Monson, Women’s Track & Field Second Team — Indoor Honerable Mention — Outdoor ▪ Chris Mueller, Men’s Soccer First Team — USCA ▪ Beata Nelson, Women’s Swimming & Diving First Team — CSCAA ▪ Nick Nelson, Football Second Team — CBS, The All-American ▪ Trent Nytes, Men’s Track & Field Second Team — Indoor ▪ Banke Oginni, Women’s Track & Field Second Team — Indoor Honorable Mention — Outdoor ▪ Ari Saghafi, Women’s Swimming & Diving Honorable Mention — CSCAA ▪ Lexi Siverling, Women’s Rowing First Team — CRCA ▪ Sawyer Smith, Men’s Track & Field Honorable Mention — Outdoor ▪ Emmy Sehmann, Women’s Swimming & Diving Honorable Mention — CSCAA ▪ Jonathan Taylor, Football Second Team — Associated Press, FWAA, Sporting News, Walter Camp, CBS, The All-American, USA Today Freshman — FWAA, ESPN, USA Today ▪ Jess Unicomb, Women’s Swimming & Diving Honorable Mention — CSCAA ▪ Megan Whitehouse, Women’s Rowing Honorable Mention — CRCA ▪ Evan Wick, Wrestling
All-District/Region ▪ Amy Davis, Women’s Cross Country Great Lakes ▪ Sarah Disanza, Women’s Cross Country Great Lakes ▪ Ben Eidenschink, Men’s Cross Country Great Lakes ▪ Joe Hardy, Men’s Cross Country Great Lakes ▪ Haley Hestekin, Softball Great Lakes — First Team ▪ Oliver Hoare, Men’s Cross Country Great Lakes ▪ Kelsey Jenkins, Softball Great Lakes — Second Team ▪ Sammy Kleedtke, Women’s Soccer All-Midwest — Third Team ▪ Chris Mueller, Men’s Soccer All-Midwest — First Team ▪ Victoria Pickett, Women’s Soccer All-Midwest — First Team ▪ Dani Rhodes, Women’s Soccer All-Midwest — First Team ▪ Shaelyn Sorensen, Women’s Cross Country Great Lakes ▪ Brooke Wyderski, Softball Great Lakes — First Team
Regional Athlete of the Year ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Track & Field USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region
Regional Freshman of the Year ▪ Dana Rettke, Volleyball (AVCA)
Regional Coach of the Year ▪ Paul Chryst, Football AFCA Region 3 ▪ Nate Davis, Track & Field USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Assistant Coach of the Year
Conference Athlete of the Year
▪ Kristen Campbell, Women’s Hockey WCHA Goaltender of the Year ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year ▪ Troy Fumagalli, Football Big Ten Tight End of the Year ▪ Oliver Hoare, Men’s Track & Field Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships ▪ Beata Nelson, Women’s Swimming & Diving Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships ▪ Abby Roque, Women’s Hockey WCHA Forward of the Year
▪ Rayce Albino, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Gabby Curtis, Women’s Golf ▪ Amy Davis, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Sarah Disanza, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Garret Dooley, Football ▪ David Edwards, Football ▪ Rafael Gaglianone, Football ▪ Mikaela Gardner, Women’s Hockey ▪ Haley Hestekin, Softball ▪ Alec James, Football ▪ Claudia Kepler, Women’s Hockey ▪ Alicia Monson, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Banke Oginni, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Dani Rhodes, Women’s Soccer ▪ Sawyer Smith, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Sophia Shaver, Women’s Hockey ▪ Conor Sheehy, Football ▪ Megan Whitehouse, Women’s Rowing ▪ Brooke Wyderski, Softball
Big Ten Freshman of the Year ▪ Dana Rettke, Volleyball ▪ Jonathan Taylor, Football
First-Team All-Conference ▪ Taylor Amann, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Beau Benzschawel, Football ▪ Kristen Campbell, Women’s Hockey ▪ Michael Deiter, Football ▪ D’Cota Dixon, Football ▪ T.J. Edwards, Football ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Troy Fumagalli, Football ▪ Ethan Happ, Men’s Basketball ▪ Joe Hardy, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Oliver Hoare, Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field ▪ Kelsey Jenkins, Softball ▪ Lexi Keberle, Women’s Tennis ▪ Beata Nelson, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Nick Nelson, Football ▪ Trent Nytes, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Victoria Pickett, Women’s Soccer ▪ Dana Rettke, Volleyball ▪ Abby Roque, Women’s Hockey ▪ Lexi Siverling, Women’s Rowing ▪ Daniel Soyfer, Men’s Tennis ▪ Jonathan Taylor, Football ▪ Tionna Williams, Volleyball
Third-Team All-Conference ▪ Tyler Biadasz, Football ▪ Maddie Rolfes, Women’s Hockey ▪ Derrick Tindal, Football
Honorable Mention All-Conference ▪ Quintez Cephus, Football ▪ Ryan Connelly, Football ▪ Joe Ferguson, Football ▪ Trent Frederic, Men’s Hockey ▪ Alex Hornibrook, Football ▪ Leon Jacobs, Football ▪ Natrell Jamerson, Football ▪ Wyatt Kalynuk, Men’s Hockey ▪ Kayla McMorris, Women’s Basketball ▪ Olive Sagapolu, Football ▪ Peter Tischke, Men’s Hockey
All-Conference Defensive Team ▪ Kaitlyn Menz, Softball
Conference Coach of the Year ▪ Paul Chryst, Football (Big Ten)
Conference All-Freshman/Rookie Team
Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award
▪ Brad Davison, Men’s Basketball ▪ Haley Hestekin, Softball ▪ Sydney Hilley, Volleyball ▪ Taylor Johnson, Softball ▪ Wyatt Kalynuk, Men’s Hockey ▪ Sammy Kleedtke, Women’s Soccer ▪ Cameron Murtha, Women’s Soccer ▪ Dana Rettke, Volleyball ▪ Lauren Rice, Women’s Soccer ▪ Linus Weissbach, Men’s Hockey
One member of each varsity sports team on every campus is chosen by their institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners are then selected from each institution. Sportsmanship Award winners distinguish themselves through sportsmanship, ethical behavior, good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
▪ Robert Krill, Men’s Tennis ▪ Becca Harrison, Women’s Soccer
▪ Kelli Bates, Volleyball K-State Invitational MVP ▪ Madison Duello, Volleyball K-State Invitational All-Tournament ▪ Sydney Hilley, Volleyball K-State Invitational All-Tournament HotelRED Invitational All-Tournament ▪ Alex Hornibrook, Football Orange Bowl MVP ▪ Cayla McMorris Paradise Jam All-Tournament ▪ Dana Rettke, Volleyball HotelRED Invitational All-Tournament NCAA Stanford Regional All-Tournament ▪ Maddie Rolfes, Women’s Hockey WCHA Final Faceoff All-Tournament ▪ Baylee Wellhausen, Women’s Hockey WCHA Final Faceoff All-Tournament ▪ Tionna Williams, Volleyball HotelRED Invitational MVP
National Athlete/Team of the Week ▪ D’Cota Dixon Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week Rose Bowl Game Defensive Player of the Week ▪ T.J. Edwards Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week ▪ Alex Hornibrook Rose Bowl Game Offensive Player of the Week ▪ Dana Rettke, Volleyball Volley Mob National Player of the Week
Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Sam Arents, Softball ▪ Andrew Crone, Wrestling ▪ Tim Davison, Men’s Hockey ▪ Ben Eidenschink, Men’s Cross Country and Outdoor Track & Field ▪ Joe Ferguson, Football ▪ Monica Gerber, Women’s Rowing ▪ Lauryn Gillis, Volleyball ▪ Jordan Hahn, Men’s Golf ▪ Becca Harrison, Women’s Soccer ▪ Jacqueline Jones, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Becky Klongland, Women’s Golf ▪ Steve Knopp, Men’s Rowing ▪ Robert Krill, Men’s Tennis ▪ Zach Lorbeck, Men’s Indoor Track & Field ▪ Anthony Lyons, Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Maddie Martin, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Aaron Moesch, Men’s Basketball ▪ Alissa Niggemann, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Banke Oginni, Women’s Indoor Track & Field ▪ Casie Pawlik, Women’s Outdoor Track & Field ▪ Melissa Pick, Women’s Tennis ▪ Isaac Schlenker, Men’s Soccer ▪ Kendall Shaw, Women’s Basketball ▪ Baylee Wellhausen, Women’s Hockey
ACADEMIC AWARDS Big Ten Medal of Honor
Presented annually at each Big Ten institution to a male and female student-athlete in the graduating class who has demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics. The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious award in the conference, being awarded to only 28 student-athletes annually since its start in 1915.
The Remington Scholars are seniors who graduate with the highest cumulative grade point average in their class. Named in honor of former UW professor Frank Remington, who was a faculty athletics representative to the NCAA, Big Ten and WCHA, recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship providing they enter a post-graduate program within one year of graduation.
▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track and Field ▪ Josh McDonald, Men’s Track and Field
CoSIDA Academic All-District Before a student-athlete can be named an Academic All-American, they must be first named to the all-district team. ▪ Quintez Cephus, Football ▪ Noah Leibold, Men’s Soccer
Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship The Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship is awarded to one male and one female student-athlete from each of the 12 Big Ten institutions who plan to continue their education in a graduatedegree program. Each student-athlete receives a $7,500 scholarship. Student-athletes must have been in their final season of NCAA eligibility, maintained at least a 3.2 grade-point average, demonstrated leadership qualities, served as an excellent role model and intend to continue their academic work beyond their baccalaureate degree in a graduate degree program. ▪ Tim Guthrie, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Lianna Mack, Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country
▪ Abby Jagdfeld, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Andrew Crone, Wrestling
National Scholar Teams ▪ Women’s Swimming & Diving (CSCAA)
National Scholar Athletes ▪ James Bernard, Men’s Rowing (IRA) ▪ Eliza Clifford, Women’s Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Andrew Flannery, Men’s Rowing (IRA) ▪ Monica Gerber, Women’s Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Lily Hansen, Women’s Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Renee Olley, Women’s Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Nathan Petersen, Men’s Rowing (IRA) ▪ Elisabet Pietz, Women’s Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Gabby Simons, Women’s Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Lexi Siverling, Women’s Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Theodore Van Beek, Men’s Rowing (IRA) ▪ Thomas Walker, Men’s Rowing (IRA) ▪ Jacob Wenner, Men’s Rowing (IRA) ▪ Brianna Wynne, Women’s Lightweight Rowing (CRCA)
Chi Alpha Sigma
Presented by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met at least one of the following athletic standards: For cross country, a student-athlete must finish in the top-25 (or 10 percent) at regionals or as an All-American in the national meet. For the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org. For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
Chi Alpha Sigma is a nonprofit organization established to recognize college studentathletes who earn a varsity letter in at least one sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years. The governing board represents all levels of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
▪ Paul Afflitto, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Taylor Amann, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Hanna Barton, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Riley Budde, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Rashid Coulibaly, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Ben Eidenschink, Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Tim Guthrie, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Joe Hardy, Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country ▪ Emma Haugen, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Zach Lorbeck, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Jane McCurry, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Josh McDonald, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Tyson Miehe, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Alicia Monson, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Trent Nytes, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Chinne Okoronkwo, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Sawyer Smith, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Sarah Disanza, Women’s Cross Country
▪ Paul Afflitto, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Marissa Berg, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ James Bernard, Men’s Rowing ▪ Kennedy Blahnik, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Cheyenne Brandt, Women’s Rowing ▪ Eliza Clifford, Women’s Rowing ▪ Brett Connors, Football ▪ Melanie Cross, Softball ▪ Alexandra Fochios, Women’s Rowing ▪ Olin Hacker, Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country ▪ Isaac Hale, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Hazel Hertting, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Alexander Idarraga, Men’s Rowing ▪ Natalie Jacobson, Women’s Soccer ▪ Kelsey Jenkins, Softball ▪ Molly Jennerman, Women’s Rowing ▪ Tyler Johnson, Football ▪ Claire Kelley, Women’s Rowing ▪ Stephanie Lombardo, Softball ▪ Zach Lorbeck, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Amber MacDonald, Volleyball ▪ Cole Martin, Wrestling ▪ Madison Martin, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Morgan McDonald, Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country ▪ Sydney McGinnis, Women’s Soccer ▪ Chloe Miller, Softball ▪ Renee Olley, Women’s Rowing ▪ Tomas Pitra, Men’s Tennis ▪ Jessica Reinecke, Women’s Golf ▪ Mason Reinhardt, Wrestling ▪ Emmy Sehmann, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Sophia Shaver, Women’s Hockey ▪ Benjamin Stone, Wrestling ▪ Alexander Teague, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Tom Walker, Men’s Rowing ▪ Jennifer Whitehill, Women’s Rowing ▪ Lauren Williams, Women’s Hockey
Athletic Board Scholars Begun in 1985–86 and sponsored by the UW Athletic Board, Athletic Board Scholars have the highest cumulative grade-point average in their respective sports, have been in residence at the UW for at least three semesters and have earned a “W” letter during the current season. ▪ Chase Colton, Men’s Tennis ▪ Andrew Crone, Wrestling ▪ Sarah Dodd, Volleyball ▪ Josef Dodridge, Men’s Tennis ▪ Matt Ferris, Men’s Basketball ▪ Jason Ford, Men’s Hockey ▪ Eric Geunes, Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Olin Hacker, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Olin Hacker, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Eloise Healey, Women’s Golf ▪ Natalie Jacobson, Women’s Soccer ▪ Abigail Jagdfeld, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Patrick Kasl, Football ▪ Emma Langer, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Emma Langer, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Noah Leibold, Men’s Soccer ▪ Alexis Mauermann, Women’s Hockey ▪ Melissa Pick, Women’s Tennis ▪ Elisabet Pietz, Women’s Rowing ▪ Heather Rudnicki, Softball ▪ Kendra Van Leeuwen, Women’s Basketball ▪ Edward Wajda, Men’s Golf ▪ Tom Walker, Men’s Rowing ▪ Brianna Wynne, Women’s Lightweight Rowing
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar/ WCHA Scholar Athlete The Big Ten Distinguished Scholar was begun in 2008-09 and honors student-athletes who have an annual grade point average of 3.70 or above. The WCHA Scholar Athlete was begun 2005-06 and honors student-athletes who have a yearly or cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or above.
▪ Hanna Barton, Women’s Track & Field ▪ James Bernard, Men’s Rowing ▪ Kennedy Blahnik, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Cheyenne Brandt, Women’s Rowing ▪ Kristen Campbell, Women’s Hockey ▪ Jefferson Chan, Men’s Rowing ▪ Brett Connors, Football ▪ Agathe Denis, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ D’Cota Dixon, Football ▪ Madison Duello, Volleyball ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Stephanie Fabry, Women’s Soccer ▪ Andrew Flannery, Men’s Rowing ▪ Brianna Flugaur, Softball ▪ Monica Gerber, Women’s Rowing ▪ Eric Geunes, Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Mirha Girt, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Hazel Hertting, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Abby Jagdfeld, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Molly Jennerman, Women’s Rowing ▪ Patrick Kasl, Football ▪ Claire Kelley, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Emma Langer, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Noah Leibold, Men’s Soccer ▪ Alexandra Lohrenz, Women’s Rowing ▪ Anthony Lyons, Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Lianna Mack, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Alexis Mauermann, Women’s Hockey ▪ Todd McCarthy, Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Sydney McGinnis, Women’s Soccer ▪ Alicia Monson, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Zander Neuville, Football ▪ Chinne Okoronkwo, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Renee Olley, Women’s Rowing ▪ Annie Pankowski, Women’s Hockey ▪ Andrew Pearce, Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Eric Peissig, Wrestling ▪ Nathan Peterson, Men’s Rowing ▪ Elisabet Pietz, Women’s Rowing ▪ Jessica Reinecke, Women’s Golf ▪ Lamar Remy, Men’s Tennis ▪ Heather Rudnicki, Softball
▪ Mark Saari, Football ▪ Isaac Schlenker, Men’s Soccer ▪ Maren Schultz, Women’s Rowing ▪ Kendall Shaw, Women’s Basketball ▪ Gabby Simons, Women’s Rowing ▪ Makayla Stow, Women’s Rowing ▪ Annie Wagner, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Erin Wagner, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Thomas Walker, Men’s Rowing ▪ Jacob Wenner, Men’s Rowing ▪ Rachel Werking, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Jenn Whitehill, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Lauren Williams, Women’s Hockey ▪ Allie Winterfield, Women’s Soccer ▪ Brianna Wynne, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Rachel Yan, Women’s Lightweight Rowing
Academic All-Conference Academic All-Conference honorees, numbering 214 in 2016-17, are recognized by the Big Ten and WCHA. For Academic All-Big Ten honors, student-athletes must be non-first-year athletes and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (B) or better. For All-WCHA Academic honors, student-athletes must be non-first-year athletes and have cumulative or annual GPA of 3.0 or better. FOOTBALL (31) ▪ Connor Allen ▪ Josh Bernhagen ▪ Tyler Biadasz ▪ Evan Bondoc ▪ Noah Burks ▪ Quintez Cephus ▪ Ryan Connelly ▪ Brett Connors ▪ D’Cota Dixon ▪ Jack Dunn ▪ David Edwards ▪ Joe Ferguson ▪ Garrett Groshek ▪ Zach Hintze ▪ Alex Hornibrook ▪ Kraig Howe ▪ Alec Ingold ▪ Alec James ▪ Tyler Johnson ▪ Patrick Kasl ▪ Mike Maskalunas ▪ Blake Mielke
▪ Zander Neuville ▪ Chikwe Obasih ▪ Gunnar Roberge ▪ P.J. Rosowski ▪ Peter Roy ▪ Mark Saari ▪ Mason Stokke ▪ Cole Van Lanen ▪ Cristian Volpentesta MEN’S BASKETBALL (4) ▪ Michael Ballard ▪ Matt Ferris ▪ Aaron Moesch ▪ D’Mitrik Trice MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (10) ▪ Cooper Barth ▪ Zach Benning ▪ Eric Brown ▪ Ben Eidenschink ▪ Olin Hacker ▪ Joe Hardy ▪ Morgan McDonald ▪ Tyson Miehe ▪ Andrew Schilling ▪ Troy Smith MEN’S GOLF (3) ▪ Michael Abrahamson ▪ Brett Robinson ▪ Eddie Wajda MEN’S HOCKEY (5) ▪ Jake Bunz ▪ Tim Davison ▪ Jason Ford ▪ Will Johnson ▪ Matt Ustaski MEN’S ROWING (22) ▪ Dylan Adams ▪ William Alt ▪ James Bernard ▪ Jacob Buboltz ▪ Alexander Butler ▪ Jefferson Chan ▪ Arthur Condor ▪ Chase Covey ▪ Andrew Flannery ▪ Timothy Glennon
▪ John Hollow ▪ Jacob Hurlbutt ▪ Steve Knopp ▪ Nathan Peterson ▪ Kevin Reed ▪ Derek Sachs ▪ Taylor Steeno ▪ Tyler Stevens ▪ Theodore Van Beek ▪ Spencer Waldron ▪ Thomas Walker ▪ Jacob Wenner MEN’S SOCCER (11) ▪ Michael Catalano ▪ Alejandro Estrelles Hernanz ▪ David Fiflis ▪ Mitch Guitar ▪ Noah Leibold ▪ Dominick Mesdjian ▪ Enda O’Neill ▪ Adrian Remeniuk ▪ Philipp Schilling ▪ Isaac Schlenker ▪ Jack Shaw
MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (10) ▪ Matt Aronson ▪ Eric Geunes ▪ Victor Goicoechea ▪ Cooper Hodge ▪ Anthony Lyons ▪ Todd McCarthy ▪ Andrew Pearce ▪ Kevin Pomeroy ▪ Justin Temprano ▪ Chris Wills MEN’S TENNIS (6) ▪ Chema Carranza ▪ Chase Colton ▪ Josef Dodridge ▪ Darius Mackenzie ▪ Lamar Remy ▪ Daniel Soyfer MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (27) ▪ Paul Afflitto ▪ Cooper Barth ▪ Zach Benning ▪ Kallen Bentz ▪ Riley Budde ▪ Rashid Coulibaly ▪ Ryan Dundun ▪ Ben Eidenschink ▪ Corbin Ellis ▪ Tim Guthrie ▪ Olin Hacker ▪ Isaac Hale ▪ Joe Hardy ▪ Carl Hirsch ▪ Nick Krawcyzk ▪ Zach Lorbeck ▪ Josh McDonald ▪ Morgan McDonald ▪ Tyson Miehe ▪ Trent Nytes ▪ Andrew Schilling ▪ Sawyer Smith ▪ Troy Smith ▪ Alex Teague ▪ Travis Toliver ▪ Zac Webster ▪ Tucker Wedig
SOFTBALL (12) ▪ Melanie Cross ▪ Brianna Flugaur ▪ Kelsey Jenkins ▪ Sydney Lawson ▪ Jordan Little ▪ Stephanie Lambardo ▪ Kaitlyn Menz ▪ Angela Morrow ▪ Heather Rudnicki ▪ Gabby Scherle ▪ Kelly Welsh ▪ Brooke Wyderski VOLLEYBALL (6) ▪ Mallory Dixon ▪ Sarah Dodd ▪ M.E. Dodge ▪ Madison Duello ▪ Lauryn Gillis ▪ Amber MacDonald WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6) ▪ Suzanne Gilreath ▪ Malayna Johnson ▪ Grace Mueller ▪ Lexy Richardson ▪ Kendall Shaw ▪ Kendra Van Leeuwen WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (11) ▪ Elli Daniels ▪ Brenna Detra ▪ Sarah Disanza ▪ Rachel Fleddermann ▪ Katie Hietpas ▪ Emma Langer ▪ Lianna Mack ▪ Alicia Monson ▪ Alissa Niggeman ▪ Erin Wagner ▪ Rachel Werking WOMEN’S GOLF (8) ▪ Gabby Curtis ▪ Tess Hackworthy ▪ Eloise Healey ▪ Aya Johnson ▪ Becky Klongland ▪ Ali Nageotte ▪ Jessica Reinecke ▪ Bobbi Stricker
WOMEN’S HOCKEY (10) ▪ Mikaela Gardner ▪ Claudia Kepler ▪ Alexis Mauermann ▪ Presley Norby ▪ Abby Roque ▪ Maddie Rowe ▪ Sophia Shaver ▪ Mekenzie Steffen ▪ Baylee Wellhausen ▪ Lauren Williams WOMEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT ROWING (11) ▪ Agathe Denis ▪ Alexandra Fochios ▪ Mirha Girt ▪ Rachel Illgen ▪ Payton James ▪ Claire Kelley ▪ Shannon Lipe ▪ Janet Titzler ▪ Jennifer Whitehill ▪ Brianna Wynne ▪ Rachel Yan WOMEN’S ROWING (25) ▪ Rebekah Armstrong ▪ Cheyenne Brandt ▪ Taylor Caudle ▪ Eliza Clifford ▪ Alicia Evans ▪ Monica Gerber ▪ Orennia Goetzinger ▪ Katherine Grose ▪ Lily Hanson ▪ Callie Hebert ▪ Raegen Hinrichs ▪ Molly Jennerman ▪ Alexandra Lohrenz ▪ Leah Lustig ▪ Maggie Mandarano ▪ Saylor Martin ▪ Jane Merriman ▪ Lauren O’Connor ▪ Renee Olley ▪ Elisabet Pietz ▪ Maren Schultz ▪ Gabby Simmons ▪ Lexi Siverling ▪ Makayla Stow ▪ Megan Whitehouse
WOMEN’S SOCCER (11) ▪ Jamie Donohue ▪ Grace Douglas ▪ Stephanie Fabry ▪ Rebecca Harrison ▪ Natalie Jacobson ▪ Sydney McGinnis ▪ Grace Quirk ▪ Dani Rhodes ▪ Alaina Snedden ▪ Payton Wesley ▪ Allie Winterfield WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (13) ▪ Marissa Berg ▪ Megan Doty ▪ Alexandra Hafey ▪ Hazel Hertting ▪ Abby Jagdfeld ▪ Hannah Lindsey ▪ Maddie Martin ▪ Beata Nelson ▪ Elise Roediger ▪ Emmy Sehmann ▪ Kendall Smith ▪ Grace Tierney ▪ Jess Unicomb WOMEN’S TENNIS (5) ▪ Sara Castellano ▪ Kelsey Grambeau ▪ Michelle Linden ▪ Melissa Pick ▪ Christina Zordani
WRESTLING (7) ▪ Andrew Crone ▪ Cole Martin ▪ Eric Peissig ▪ Mason Reinhardt ▪ Elijah Stickley ▪ Ben Stone ▪ Evan Wick
4.00 Student-Athletes Six student-athletes carried a 4.00 or a perfect grade point average for 2017-18, and 66 student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.00 grade point average during either the fall or spring (or both) semester(s). All qualified student-athletes, including post-competition (fifth year) and freshmen, are included in this listing. CUMULATIVE 4.00 GPA ▪ Breanna Blesi, Women’s Hockey ▪ George Ghafari, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Matthew Henningson, Football ▪ Sammy Kleedtke, Women’s Soccer ▪ Virginia Mathu, Women’s Rowing ▪ Matthew Palmer, Men’s Rowing
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (26) ▪ Taylor Amann ▪ Mary Bartelson ▪ Hanna Barton ▪ Kennedy Blahnik ▪ Claire Buck ▪ Elli Daniels ▪ Sarah Disanza ▪ Phoebe Edwards ▪ Georgia Ellenwood ▪ Rachel Fleddermann ▪ Katie Hietpas ▪ Emma Langer ▪ Haley Lubow ▪ Lianna Mack ▪ Jane McCurry
▪ Alicia Monson ▪ Alissa Niggemann ▪ Banke Oginni ▪ Chinne Okoronkwo ▪ Casie Pawlik ▪ Andria Savitch ▪ Shaelyn Sorenson ▪ Kelsey Sullivan ▪ Annie Wagner ▪ Erin Wagner ▪ Rachel Werking
TERM 4.00 GPA (Fall 2017) ▪ Kennedy Blahnik, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Breanna Blesi, Women’s Hockey ▪ Liz Bohn, Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field ▪ Cheyenne Brandt, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Lucy Chadderton, Women’s Rowing ▪ Jefferson Chan, Men’s Rowing ▪ Brett Connors, Football ▪ Madison Duello, Volleyball ▪ Janie French, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Carson Gehl, Men’s Rowing ▪ Eric Geunes, Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ George Ghafari, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Matthew Henningson, Football ▪ Hazel Hertting, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Abby Jagdfeld, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Emily Johnson, Women’s Rowing ▪ Patrick Kasl, Football ▪ Sammy Kleedtke, Women’s Soccer ▪ Emma Langer, Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field ▪ Mya Lebakken, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Noah Leibold, Men’s Soccer ▪ Lianna Mack, Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field ▪ Virginia Mathu, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Tyson Miehe, Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field ▪ Elizabeth Miller, Women’s Basketball ▪ Coleman Nelson, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Zander Neuville, Football ▪ Ryan O’Connell, Football ▪ Renee Olley, Women’s Rowing ▪ Matthew Palmer, Men’s Rowing ▪ Ashley Peterson, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Elisabet Pietz, Women’s Rowing ▪ Trista Pringle, Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field ▪ Austin Ramesh, Football ▪ Mark Saari, Football ▪ Makayla Stow, Women’s Rowing ▪ Emma Strenski, Women’s Rowing ▪ Luke VandenHeuvel, Men’s Rowing ▪ Jennifer Whitehill, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Patrick Yim, Men’s Soccer
TERM 4.00 GPA (Spring 2018) ▪ Kennedy Blahnik, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Breanna Blesi, Women’s Hockey ▪ Grace Bowlby, Women’s Hockey ▪ Riley Budde, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Alexander Butler, Men’s Rowing ▪ Maia Cella, Women’s Soccer ▪ Agathe Denis, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Jack Dunn, Football ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Halle Fiedler, Women’s Soccer ▪ Drew Flannery, Men’s Rowing ▪ Monica Gerber ▪ George Ghafari, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Mirha Girt, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Alyssa Gromala, Women’s Golf ▪ Olin Hacker, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Matthew Henningson, Football ▪ Hazel Hertting, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Cullen Hurley, Men’s Hockey ▪ Abby Jagdfeld, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Patrick Kasl, Football ▪ Sammy Kleedtke, Women’s Soccer ▪ Noah Leibold, Men’s Soccer ▪ Anthony Lyons, Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Lianna Mack, Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field ▪ Virginia Mathu, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Dominick Mesdjian, Men’s Soccer ▪ Jaci Moseley, Women’s Rowing ▪ Zander Neuville, Football ▪ Laura Nicks, Women’s Rowing ▪ Matthew Palmer, Men’s Rowing ▪ Annie Pankowski, Women’s Hockey ▪ Casie Pawlik, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Andrew Pearce, Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Eric Peissig, Wrestling ▪ Heather Rudnicki, Softball ▪ Gabrielle Simons, Women’s Rowing ▪ Emma Strenski, Women’s Rowing ▪ Nathaniel Verhagen, Men’s Rowing ▪ Jennifer Whitehill, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Taylor Wilmot, Men’s Cross Country
2017-18 RESULTS 2017-18 Men’s Basketball
2017-18 Women’s Basketball
Overall Record: 15-18 Big Ten Record: 7-11 (9th)
Overall Record: 9-21 Big Ten Record: 3-13 (T11th)
Date NOV. 10 NOV. 12 NOV. 16
Opponent SOUTH CAROLINA STATE YALE XAVIER (#15)
W/L Score W 85-50 W 89-61 L 70-80
at 2017 Hall of Fame Classic, Kansas City, Mo. Nov. 20 vs. Baylor (#22) L Nov. 21 vs. UCLA (#23) L
NOV. 24 Nov. 27 DEC. 2 Dec. 4 Dec. 6 DEC. 9 DEC. 13 DEC. 23 DEC. 27 DEC. 30 JAN. 2 Jan. 5 Jan. 9 Jan. 16 JAN. 19 Jan. 23 Jan. 26 JAN. 29 FEB. 1 Feb. 4 Feb. 8 FEB. 11 FEB. 15 FEB. 19 Feb. 22 FEB. 25
71-49 38-49 58-83 64-63 55-59 63-82 81-80 81-60 82-70 82-53 71-61 60-64 59-63 50-78 75-50 67-85 61-76 63-74 52-60 63-68 78-69 72-83 57-53 73-63 (ot) 70-64 63-68
MILWAUKEE at Virginia (#18) OHIO STATE at Penn State at Temple MARQUETTE WESTERN KENTUCKY GREEN BAY CHICAGO STATE UMASS LOWELL INDIANA at Rutgers at Nebraska at Purdue (#3) ILLINOIS at Iowa at Michigan State (#6) NEBRASKA NORTHWESTERN at Maryland at Illinois MICHIGAN (#20) PURDUE (#6) MINNESOTA at Northwestern MICHIGAN STATE (#2)
at Big Ten Tournament, New York, N.Y. March 1 vs. Maryland March 2 vs. Michigan State (#2)
W L L W L L W W W W W L L L W L L L L L W L W W W L
Date NOV. 12 NOV. 15 NOV. 20
Opponent CHARLOTTE GREEN BAY SOUTHERN
W/L Score W 80-66 L 34-67 W 77-74
at Paradise Jam, Washington D.C. Nov. 23 vs. Syracuse Nov. 24 vs. George Washington Nov. 25 vs. Vanderbilt
L L W
74-77 46-61 73-71
Nov. 29 DEC. 2 Dec. 4 DEC. 6 Dec. 8 DEC. 10 DEC. 14 DEC. 14 Dec. 31 JAN. 4 JAN. 7 Jan. 11 JAN. 14 Jan. 18 JAN. 21 Jan. 24 Jan. 28 JAN. 31 FEB. 3 Feb. 11 FEB. 14 Feb. 18 Feb. 21
at Pittsburgh LA SALLE at Marquette TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY at Butler SAVANNAH STATE MILWAUKEE IOWA (#23) at Purdue MICHIGAN (#22) MARYLAND (#13) at Northwestern PENN STATE at Minnesota NORTHWESTERN at Indiana at Illinois MINNESOTA OHIO STATE (#18) at Nebraska RUTGERS at Iowa at Michigan State
W W L W L W L L L L L L L L W L W L L L L L L
58-57 71-60 65-88 82-54 62-69 82-24 64-67 46-56 35-57 57-80 44-71 60-69 62-69 65-90 58-46 55-69 70-61 61-71 55-68 48-51 50-63 61-88 61-69
at Big Ten Tournament, Indianapolis, Ind. Feb. 28 vs. Northwestern
(#) Associated Press Top 25 ranking at time of game W L
(#) Associated Press Top 25 ranking at time of game
2017 Men’s Cross Country
2017 Women’s Cross Country
at Indiana Open, Bloomington, Ind. (8K) Team: 140 pts. 5th/9 teams 1. (32) Tyson Miehe 26:26.7 2. (33) Tannor Wagner 26:26.8 3. (34) Troy Smith 26:26.9 4. (35) Zack Benning 26:28.5 5. (36) Ryan Clevenger 26:28.5
at ISU Invitational, Bloomington, Ill. (8K) Team: 108 pts. 4th/ 5 teams 1. (19) Eric Brown 25:45.4 2. (20) Zack Benning 25:45.6 3. (21) Tannor Wagner 25:45.8 4. (22) Troy Smith 25:45.9 5. (33) Ryan Clevenger 26:09.2
Sept. 2 Sept. 8
at Indiana Open, Bloomington, Ind. (6K) Team: 84 pts. 4th/9 teams 1. (1) Amy Davis 17:39.9 2. (12) Erin Wagner 18:04.08 3. (15) Alissa Niggemann 18:10.8 4. (27) Jamie Shannon 18:26.2 5. (30) Rachel Werking 18:33.0 at ISU Invitational, Bloomington, Ill. (6K) Team: 144 pts. 5th/ 5 teams 1. (16) Liz Bohn 18:18.0 2. (26) Katie Hietpas 18:32.5 3. (29) Rachel Fleddermann 18:36.7 4. (45) Lianna Mack 19:00.9 5. (50) Elli Daniels 19:03.3
SEPT. 23 MAYFLOWER OPEN, MADISON, WIS. (8K) Team: 16, 19 pts. 1st/3 teams 1. (1) Tannor Wagner 25:56.0 2. (2) Troy Smith 26:02.2 3. (4) Ryan Clevenger 26:08.0 4. (6) Zack Benning 26:12.2 5. (12) Eric Brown 27:06.9
SEPT. 23 MAYFLOWER OPEN, MADISON, WIS. (6K) Team: 19, 15 pts. 1st/3 teams 1. (1) Alicia Monson 21:34.7 2. (2) Amy Davis 21:34.8 3. (4) Alissa Niggemann 21:59.2 4. (5) Erin Wagner 22:12.2 5. (7) Rachel Fleddermann 22:25.3
Sept. 30 at Greater Louisville Classic, Louisville, Ky. (8K) Team: 193 pts. 8th/36 teams 1. (8) Oliver Hoare 23:40.54 2. (21) Joe Hardy 23:57.72 3. (66) Seth Hirsch 24:43.07 4. (71) Finn Gessner 24:47.59 5. (93) Tannor Wagner 24:58.82
Sept. 30 at Greater Louisville Classic, Louisville, Ky. (8K) Team: 105 pts. 2nd/37 teams 1. (11) Amy Davis 16.53.68 2. (12) Sarah Disanza 16:54.11 3. (20) Alicia Monson 17:07.15 4. (24) Shaelyn Sorenson 17:11.04 5. (42) Erin Wagner 17:25.68
NUTTYCOMBE INVITATIONAL, MADISON, WIS. (8K) Team: 632 pts. 25th/30 teams 1. (25) Joe Hardy 24:05.7 2. (90) Ben Eidenschink 24:39.3 3. (114) Oliver Hoare 24:52.5 4. (188) Finn Gessner 25:20.4 5. (215) Tyson Miehe 25:58.0
NUTTYCOMBE INVITATIONAL, MADISON, WIS. (7K) Team: 298 pts. 9th/32 teams 1. (19) Alicia Monson 20:13.9 2. (47) Amy Davis 20:39.1 3. (64) Shaelyn Sorensen 20:55.3 4. (74) Alissa Niggemann 20:59.7 5. (94) Sarah Disanza 21:15.5
at Big Ten Championship, Bloomington, Ind. (8K) Team: 88 pts. 3rd/12 teams 1. (1) Oliver Hoare 24:09.3 2. (2) Joe Hardy 24:13.2 3. (20) Ben Eidenschink 24:41.1 4. (32) Zack Snider 25:02.3 5. (33) Tyson Miehe 25:03.2
at Big Ten Championship, Bloomington, Ind. (6K) Team: 100 pts. 3rd/13 teams 1. (8) Sarah Disanza 20:31.1 2. (21) Amy Davis 20:51.3 3. (22) Alicia Monson 20:54.7 4. (23) Alissa Niggemann 20:55.2 5. (30) Shaelyn Sorensen 21:01.8
Nov. 11 at NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Terre Haute, Ind. (10K) Team: 51 pts. 3rd/30 teams 1. (3) Oliver Hoare 31:00.9 2. (6) Joe Hardy 31:02.8 3. (14) Ben Eidenschink 31:21.6 4. (29) Tyson Miehe 31:47.3 5. (32) Finn Gessner 31:53.0
Nov. 11 at NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Terre Haute, Ind. (6K) Team: 93 pts. 3rd/30 teams 1. (4) Sarah Disanza 20:43.9 2. (9) Amy Davis 20:53.2 3. (13) Shaelyn Sorensen 20:54.2 4. (31) Alicia Monson 21:15.1 5. (35) Alissa Niggemann 21:22.8
Nov. 18 at NCAA Championship, Louisville, Ky. (10K) 1. (92) Joe Hardy 30:35.47 2. (185) Oliver Hoare 31:27.54
Individuals are listed by team order of finish (Overall individual finish)
at NCAA Championship, Louisville, Ky. (10K) Team: 318 pts. 10th/31 teams 1. (39) Sarah Disanza 20:11.4 2. (55) Amy Davis 20:22.3 3. (59) Shaelyn Sorensen 20:24.2 4. (131) Alissa Niggemann 20:59.4 5. (139) Alicia Monson 21:01.2
Individuals are listed by team order of finish (Overall individual finish)
2017 Football Overall Record: 13-1 Big Ten Record: 9-0 (1st, West Division) Date Opponent SEPT. 1 UTAH STATE SEPT. 9 FLORIDA ATLANTIC Sept. 16 at BYU SEPT. 30 NORTHWESTERN Oct. 7 at Nebraska OCT. 14 PURDUE OCT. 21 MARYLAND Oct. 28 at Illinois Nov. 4 at Indiana NOV. 11 IOWA (#25) NOV. 18 MICHIGAN (#19) Nov. 25 at Minnesota
W/L Score W 59-10 W 31-14 W 40-6 W 33-24 W 38-17 W 17-9 W 38-13 W 24-10 W 45-17 W 38-14 W 24-10 W 31-0
Big Ten Championship Game, Indianapolis, Ind. Dec. 3 vs. Ohio State (#8) L 21-27 Capital One Orange Bowl, Miami Gardens, Fla. Jan. 2 at Miami (#11) W 34-24 (#) Associated Press Top 25 ranking at time of game
2017-18 Men’s Golf SEPT. 10-12 BADGER INVITATIONAL University Ridge Golf Course, Madison, Wis. Team: 5th/16 285 293 282 860 T8 Griffin Barela 71 71 69 211 T15 Jordan Hahn 67 71 76 214 T33 Nick Robinson 74 74 72 220 T33 Eddie Wajda 73 77 70 220 T47 Sam Anderson* 75 73 75 223 T47 Michael Abrahamson* 77 74 72 223 T70 Pete Kuhl 78 78 71 227 T80 Tom Calbi* 80 76 75 231 T85 Robbie Morway* 76 81 76 233 Team: Texas A&M, 839 Individual: Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M, 204 Sept. 24-25 Northern Intercollegiate Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill. Team: 12th/14 294 286 298 878 T23 Nick Robinson 70 70 77 217 T26 Griffin Barela 74 71 73 218 T26 Pete Kuhl 73 74 71 218 T51 Eddie Wajda 77 71 77 225 67 Jordan Hahn 77 75 80 232 T70 Robbie Morway 82 78 78 238 Team: Marquette, 832 Individual: Ashton Poole, Virginia, 202 Oct. 1-3 Marquette Intercollegiate Erin Hills Golf Club, Erin, Wis. Team: 7th/15 296 298 296 T22 Jordan Hahn 76 76 72 T22 Pete Kuhl 76 74 74 T31 Nick Robinson 72 76 78 T50 Griffin Barela 77 73 81 T50 Brett Robinson 76 75 80 T70 Sam Anderson 84 79 73 WD Tom Calbi 86 WD WD Team: Texas A&M, 866 Individual: Harry Ellis, Florida State, 213
890 224 224 226 231 231 236
Oct. 8-9 Windon Memorial Evanston Gold Club, Evanston, Ill. Team: 12th/15 294 290 292 876 T38 Jordan Hahn 67 76 74 217 T56 Pete Kuhl 75 68 77 220 61 Nick Robinson 77 75 70 222 T62 Brett Robinson 70 78 75 223 T62 Sam Anderson 75 76 72 223 T72 Griffin Barela 78 71 76 225 Team: Penn State, 835 Individual: Patrick Flavin, Miami (OH), 206 Oct. 23-24 Pinetree Intercollegiate Pinetree Country Club, Kennesaw, Ga. Team: T2nd/11 289 295 584 T2 Sam Anderson 71 70 141 T12 Jordan Hahn 73 73 146 T17 Griffin Barela 75 74 149 T26 Pete Kuhl 74 78 152 40 Nick Robinson 71 84 155 56 Brett Robinson 78 83 161 Team: Southern Illinois, 583 Individual: Peyton Wilhoit, Southern Illinois, 137 Mar. 12-13 Colleton River Collegiate Colleton River Golf Club, Bluffton, S.C. Team: 7th/12 313 308 299 919 T20 Jordan Hahn 80 77 70 227 T31 Griffin Barela 79 78 73 230 T42 Sam Anderson 78 74 81 233 T47 Pete Kuhl 79 79 76 234 T49 Nick Robinson 77 79 79 235 Team: Iowa State, 880 Individual: Brian Ohr, Miami (OH), 215 Mar 25-26 Hootie at Bull’s Bay Intercollegiate Bulls Bay Golf Club, Awendaw, S.C. Team: T6th/15 289 292 277 858 4 Jordan Hahn 70 70 67 207 T22 Griffin Barela 70 76 69 215 T29 Pete Kuhl 79 71 68 218 T47 Eddie Wajda 73 75 73 221 69 Sam Anderson 76 76 78 230 Team: Mississippi (841) Individual: Braden Thornberry, Mississippi, 203 Mar 31-Apr 1 D.A. Weibring Invitational, Weibring Golf Club, Normal, Ill. Team: 2nd/17 311 291 284 886 T1 Griffin Barela 74 69 74 217 T7 Jordan Hahn 81 71 68 220 T11 Pete Kuhl 76 75 70 221 T54 Nick Robinson 80 76 76 232 T67 Eddie Wajda 83 79 72 234 Team: Duke, 871 Individual: Griffin Barela, Wisconsin; Adam Wood, Duke; Chandler Eaton, Duke; 217
April 14-15 Boilermaker Invitational Kampen Golf Club, West Lafayette, Ind. Team: T12th/17 291 303 594 T20 Jordan Hahn 73 73 146 T30 Pete Kuhl 72 75 147 T45 Eddie Wajda 73 76 149 T61 Griffin Barela 73 79 152 T61 Sam Anderson 73 79 152 81 Nick Robinson 73 83 156 Team: Kent State, 579 Individual: Bobby Bai, UCF, 139
Oct. 2-4 Bettie Lou Evans Invitational University Club of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. Team: 2nd/16 370 363 370 876 7 Lexi Harkins 73 72 72 217 9 Jessica Reinecke 70 73 76 219 T15 Becky Klongland 75 71 76 222 T15 Aya Johnson 75 74 73 222 T20 Gabby Curtis 77 73 73 223 T91 Mackenzie Hahn* 87 86 83 256 Team: Notre Dame, 872 Individual: Emma Albrecht, Notre Dame; Grace Rose, Kentucky, 211
April 21-22 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate OSU Golf Club-Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio Team: 8th/16 295 294 297 886 T23 Griffin Barela 72 74 74 220 T34 Sam Anderson 74 77 72 223 T39 Eddie Wajda 74 75 75 224 T39 Pete Kuhl 75 73 76 224 T55 Jordan Hahn 78 72 77 227 Team: Purdue, 849 Individual: Jarle Volden, Purdue, 204
Oct. 21-22 Cardinal Cup University of Louisville Golf Club, Louisville, Ky. Team: 3rd/15 298 292 302 892 T4 Lexi Harkins 73 73 75 221 8 Gabby Curtis 75 73 74 222 T13 Becky Klongland 73 72 79 224 T19 Aya Johnson 77 74 74 225 T55 Jessica Reinecke 80 77 79 236 T73 Mackenzie Hahn 86 78 80 244 Team: Louisville, 877 Individual: Lauren Hartlage, Louisville, 206
April 27-29 Big Ten Championships Baltimore Country Club, Baltimore, Md. Team: 10th/14 288 293 298 879 T10 Jordan Hahn 75 68 71 214 T40 Eddie Wajda 72 72 78 222 T45 Pete Kuhl 75 76 72 223 T47 Sam Anderson 67 77 80 224 T60 Griffin Barela 74 77 77 228 Team: Illinois, 836 Individual: Nick Hardy, Illinois, 204 * Competed as individual
2017-18 Womenâ€™s Golf Sept. 11-12 Minnesota Invitational Prestwick Golf Club, Woodbury, Minn. Team: 5th/14 438 438 431 1307 T10 Gabby Curtis 71 72 68 211 T19 Lexi Harkins 72 71 72 215 T19 Becky Klongland 72 72 71 215 T26 Aya Johnson 72 71 74 217 T31 Jessica Reinecke 73 74 71 218 T75 Bobbi Stricker* 78 78 75 231 Team: Southern California, 838 Individual: Muni He, USC, 206 Sept. 18-20 East-West Match Play Challenge Radrick Farms Golf Course, Ann Arbor, Mich. Team: 3rd/8 292 290 582 3 Gabby Curtis 68 74 142 T4 Brooke Ferrell 73 70 143 T17 Becky Klongland 75 73 148 T22 Nat Zeng 76 73 149 T38 Ali Nageotte* 78 79 157 47 Tess Hackworthy 81 80 161 Team: Oregon, 573 Individual: Kathleen Scavo, Oregon; Jaclyn Lee, Ohio State; 137
Feb. 4-6 UCF Challenge Eagle Creek Golf Club, Orlando, Fla. Team: T4th/16 297 287 296 880 T16 Becky Klongland 74 73 73 220 T21 Lexi Harkins 74 70 77 221 T37 Gabby Curtis 76 77 71 224 T53 Aya Johnson 79 72 75 226 T67 Jessica Reinecke 73 72 84 229 Team: Miami, 868 Individual: Dewi Weber, Miami, 209 Feb. 26-27 Westbrook Spring Invitational, Westbrook Village Vistas Golf Course, Peoria, Ariz. Team: 4th/15 288 277 279 844 T9 Becky Klongland 75 65 71 211 T13 Jessica Reinecke 75 67 70 212 T13 Gabby Curtis 70 72 70 212 T13 Aya Johnson 68 76 68 212 T38 Nat Zeng* 72 70 75 217 T68 Lexi Harkins* 76 73 75 224 T68 Claire Fitzgerald* 74 75 75 224 Team: Oklahoma, 839 Individual: Jaclyn Lee, Ohio State, 197 March 16-17 Hawkeye-El Tigre Invitational El Tigre Golf Club, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Team: 3rd/12 301 293 299 893 T2 Lexi Harkins 75 69 72 216 T20 Gabby Curtis 73 78 74 225 T20 Aya Johnson 75 74 76 225 T32 Nat Zeng 82 72 74 228 T56 Jessica Reinecke 79 78 77 234 T58 Becky Klongland 78 72 85 235 Team: Arizona, 875 Individual: Haley Moore, Arizona, 210
March 23-25 Clemson Invitational The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Sunset, S.C. Team: 6th/15 289 284 293 866 T12 Lexi Harkins 71 69 72 212 T21 Gabby Curtis 75 71 70 216 T32 Aya Johnson 71 74 74 219 T44 Jessica Reinecke 74 70 77 221 T57 Becky Klongland 73 75 78 226 Team: Furman, 834 Individual: Alice Hewson, Clemson, 206 April 8-10 Silverado Showdown North Course at Silverado Resort, Napa, Calif. Team: 14th/17 306 299 293 898 T28 Aya Johnson 74 76 71 221 T45 Lexi Harkins 75 76 73 224 T52 Gabby Curtis 78 72 77 227 T65 Becky Klongland 79 77 74 230 T78 Jessica Reinecke 85 75 75 235 Team: Southern California, 859 Individual: Patty Tavatanakit, UCLA; Jennifer Chang, USC, 208 April 20-22 Big Ten Championship TPC River’s Bend, Maineville, Ohio Team: 9th/14 299 291 299 889 18 Gabby Curtis 77 70 70 217 T34 Lexi Harkins 72 75 76 223 T49 Aya Johnson 76 75 77 228 T49 Nat Zeng 74 78 76 228 T54 Becky Klongland 78 73 78 229 T72 Jessica Reinecke 82 73 81 236 Team: Michigan State, 856 Individual: Jaclyn Lee, Ohio State, 207 May 7-9 NCAA Madison Regional University Ridge Golf Course, Madison, Wis. Team: 9th/18 290 293 291 874 T4 Gabby Curtis 67 74 68 209 T23 Lexi Harkins 73 69 75 217 T54 Becky Klongland 73 76 74 223 T61 Jessica Reinecke 77 74 74 225 85 Aya Johnson 78 80 76 234 Team: Duke, 850 Individual: Nicole Schroeder, Oregon State, 206 May 18-23 NCAA Championship Karsten Creek, Stillwater, Okla. T90 Gabby Curtis 80 76 72 228 *Competed as individual
2017-18 Men’s Hockey Overall Record: 14-19-4 Big Ten Record: 8-14-3-1 (6th) Date OCT. 1 OCT. 6 OCT. 7 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 OCT. 27 OCT. 28 NOV. 3 NOV. 4 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 NOV. 17 NOV. 18 NOV. 25 NOV. 26 Dec. 1 Dec. 2 DEC. 8 DEC. 9 Jan. 5 Jan. 6 JAN. 12 JAN. 13 Jan. 19 Jan. 21 JAN. 26 JAN. 27 Feb. 2 Feb. 3 FEB. 9 FEB. 10 Feb. 23 Feb. 24
Opponent MICHIGAN TECH OHIO STATE (#19) OHIO STATE (#19) at Boston College (#13) at Merrimack vs. Northern Michigan! vs. Northern Michigan! ST. LAWRENCE ST. LAWRENCE NORTH DAKOTA (#4) NORTH DAKOTA (#4) at Michigan State at Michigan State MICHIGAN (#17) MICHIGAN (#17) MERCYHURST MERCYHURST at Minnesota (#7) at Minnesota (#7) NOTRE DAME (#4) NOTRE DAME (#4) at Penn State (#14) at Penn State (#14) MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN STATE at Notre Dame (#1) vs. Notre Dame (#1)^ PENN STATE (#14) PENN STATE (#14) at Michigan (#20) at Michigan (#20) MINNESOTA (#12) MINNESOTA (#12) at Ohio State (#6) at Ohio State (#6)
Big Ten Tournament Mar. 2 at Michigan (#12) Mar. 3 at Michigan (#12)
W/L Score W 3-2 L 2-3 W 3-2 W 5-2 W 4-1 L 4-5 (OT) W 4-0 W 4-2 L 3-6 L 2-3 T 2-2 (OT) W 6-3 L 0-2 W 7-3 T 4-4 (OT) L 2-3 W 4-2 L 4-5 W 3-2 L 2-3 L 2-6 L 1-5 T 3-3 (OT) L 0-2 W 5-2 L 2-4 W 5-0 W 4-2 T 4-4 (OT) L 3-5 W 4-2 L 2-4 L 1-7 L 2-6 L 0-4 L L
! - Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis. ^ - United Center, Chicago (#) USCHO.com ranking at time of competition
2017-18 Women’s Hockey
2017-18 Men’s Rowing
Overall Record: 31-5-2 WCHA Record: 20-2-2-2 (1st)
Date Opponent SEPT. 22 LINDENWOOD SEPT. 23 LINDENWOOD SEPT. 28 MERCYHURST SEPT. 29 MERCYHURST Oct. 6 at Syracuse Oct. 7 at Syracuse Oct. 13 at Minnesota State Oct. 14 at Minnesota State OCT. 20 BEMIDJI STATE OCT. 21 BEMIDJI STATE Oct. 28 at Minnesota (#6) Oct. 29 at Minnesota (#6) NOV. 4 OHIO STATE (#4) NOV. 5 OHIO STATE (#4) Nov. 10 at Cornell (#7) Nov. 11 at Cornell (#7) Nov. 24 vs. Northeastern Nov. 25 vs. Boston University DEC. 1 MINNESOTA DULUTH DEC. 2 MINNESOTA DULUTH Dec. 8 at St. Cloud State Dec. 9 at St. Cloud State JAN. 13 MINNESOTA STATE JAN. 14 MINNESOTA STATE Jan. 19 at Bemidji State Jan. 20 at Bemidji State JAN. 27 ST. CLOUD STATE JAN. 28 ST. CLOUD STATE Feb. 2 at Ohio State (#6) Feb. 3 at Ohio State (#6) Feb. 9 at Minnesota Duluth Feb. 10 at Minnesota Duluth FEB. 16 MINNESOTA (#7) FEB. 17 MINNESOTA (#7)
W/L Score W 3-1 W 4-0 W 4-0 W 5-1 W 1-0 W 5-2 W 3-2 W 3-1 W 5-1 W 5-1 W 3-2 W 2-1 OT W 7-0 W 3-1 W 3-1 W 2-1 L 3-2 W 4-2 W 5-1 W 3-1 W 1-0 W 3-0 W 6-0 W 4-0 W 4-3 OT T 3-3 OT W 4-0 W 3-2 L 1-0 L 3-1 W 5-0 T 3-3 OT W 4-3 W 1-0
at WCHA Final Face-Off, Minneapolis, Minn. Mar. 3 Bemidji State W Mar. 4 Minnesota (#7) L
NCAA Quarterfinal, Madison, Wis. MAR. 10 MINNESOTA (#5)
at NCAA Frozen Four, Minneapolis, Minn. Mar. 16 vs. Colgate (#3) L
at Head of the Charles Charles River, Boston, Mass. 3 miles
Varsity Eight Varsity Four Oct. 28
(#) USCHO.com ranking at time of competition
17:11.0 17:25.0 20:06.0 18:33.0 19:04.0 19:46.0 19:48.0
4th 6th 17th 2nd 8th 12th 14th 16th 20th
12:41.724 12:50.114 13:13.895 13:57.648 14:24.771 14:37.150 14:43.201 14:45.573 14:50.850
Bald Eagle Collegiate Invite Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis, Ind. 4,100 meters
Varsity Eight A Varsity Eight B Varsity Four A Varsity Four B Varsity Four B (C) Novice Eight A Novice Eight B Novice Eight C Novice Four (A) Novice Four (B) Novice Four (C) Novice Four (D)
1st 2nd 5th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
at Princeton Chase Lake Carnegie, Princeton, N.J. 2.75 miles
Varsity Eight A Varsity Eight B Varsity Eight C Varsity Four A Varsity Four B Varsity Four D Varsity Four E Varsity Four C Varsity Four F Nov. 4
at North Star Regatta Minneapolis, Minn. 3 miles
Novice Eight A Novice Eight B Novice Eight C Novice Four B Novice Four A Novice Four C Novice Four D Oct. 29
1st 4th 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 8th 9th 12th
13:14.0 14:21.2 14:46.6 14:58.0 15:10.8 14:21.1 14:56.7 14:49.9 15:41.6 16:30.8 16:40.5 16:53.5
at No. 10 Syracuse Liverpool, N.Y. 2000 meters
Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight
1st 2nd 2nd
6:08.2 6:14.1 6:35.1
April 14-15 Stanford Invitational Redwood Shores, Calif. 2000 meters vs. No. 1 California Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight
2nd 2nd 2nd
5:46.4 5:50.3 6:10.6
vs. No. 12 Stanford Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight
2nd 1st 2nd
5:47.5 5:54.3 6:03.6
vs. Oregon State Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight
1st 1st 1st
6:15.2 6:16.5 6:27.4
APRIL 28 JABLONIC CUP / COCHRANE CUP Devil’s Lake, Baraboo, Wis. 2000 meters vs. No. 10 Boston University/MIT Varsity Eight 2nd Second Varsity Eight 2nd Freshman Varsity Eight 2nd Third Varsity Eight 3rd
5:45.95 5:48.34 6:04.49 6:04.81
APRIL 28 MINNESOTA/MSOE Devil’s Lake, Baraboo, Wis. 2000 meters Fourth Varsity Eight Fifth Varsity Eight Novice Eight Second Novice Eight Varsity Four A Varsity Four B Novice Four A Novice Four A (B) Novice Four B (C) Novice Four B (D)
1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 3rd
6:11.70 6:35.74 6:21.37 6:37.83 7:00.00 6:48.19 7:15.71 7:24.64 7:15.91 7:32.14
APRIL 29 CONGRAM CUP Devil’s Lake, Baraboo, Wis. 2000 meters vs. No. 6 Northeastern Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight (Frosh) Third Varsity Eight (4V) May 13
6:20.17 6:13.92 6:17.42 6:17.53 6:22.69
Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges Championships Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. 2000 meters
First Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight Fourth Varsity Eight Fifth Varsity Eight June 2
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th
11th 8th 10th 4th 1st
6:09.91 6:08.63 6:10.11 6:03.42 6:03.21
IRA National Championships Mercer Lake, West Windsor, NJ 2000 meters
Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight Varsity Four
12th 6:42.048 11th 7:01.125 11th 7:39.624 Cancelled
(#) US Rowing national ranking at the time of the event
2017-18 Women’s Rowing Sept. 16
at Milwaukee River Challenge Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers, Wis. 3 miles
Open Eight C Open Eight A Open Eight B Open Eight D Open Four A Open Four C Open Four B Open Four D Oct. 8
16:55.614 17:03.977 17:19.449 17:49.890 18:06.144 19:17.693 18:48.867 20:03.152
at Head of the Rock Rockford, Ill. 3 miles
Novice Collegiate Eight B Novice Collegiate Eight E Novice Collegiate Eight A Novice Collegiate Eight D Novice Collegiate Eight C Mar. 17
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 4th 8th
1st 2nd 4th 5th 8th
18:03.903 19:11.488 19:46.747 20:15.730 21:23.124
at Cardinal Invitational Lake Melton, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 2000 meters
AM Session Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four
2nd 2nd 2nd
6:14.746 6:18.862 7:02.600
PM Session Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four
1st 1st 3rd
6:20.361 6:30.852 7:32.690
at Cardinal Invitational Lake Melton, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 2000 meters
Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four Mar. 31
2nd 2nd 2nd
6:12.267 6:13.022 6:58.010
Frozen vs Sunshine States Regatta Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, Fla. 2000 meters
Varsity Eight Varsity Eight Lightweights Second Varsity Eight Varsity Eight Lightweights Varsity Four Second Varsity Four Varsity Four Lightweight
1st 4th 1st 4th 1st 1st 3rd
6:56.9 7:15.1 7:03.5 7:30.9 8:05.7 8:33.6 8:57.78
at Clemson Invitational Lake Hartwell, Clemson, S.C. 2000 meters
Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight Novice Varsity Four Varsity Eight- 3 Second Varsity Eight- 3 Third Varsity Eight- 3 Varsity Four Flight 3 Apr. 28
6:19.00 6:24.00 7:16.00
2nd 1st 3rd 1st
7:24.31 7:44.14 8:08.79 8:19.17
at Big Ten Championships Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, Ind. 2000 meters
Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four Second Varsity Four Novice Eight Second Novice Eight Third Varsity Four May 26
2nd 1st 1st
MINNESOTA Devilâ€™s Lake, Baraboo, Wis. 2000 meters
Novice Eight Second Novice Eight Second Varsity Four Third Varsity Four May 13
6:16.37 6:27.48 6:49.31 7:12.55 6:40.55 6:31.69 6:55.50 7:16.38
Princeton and Syracuse Lake Carnegie, Princeton, N.J. 2000 meters
Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four APR. 29
4th 4th 1st 5th 2nd 1st 5th 1st
4th 4th 4th 4th 5th 3rd 5th
6:28.900 6:31.983 7:28.645 7:37.574 7:06.259 7:19.598 8:02.968
at NCAA Championships 15th Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, Fla. 2000 meters
Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four
15th 13th 15th
6:34.924 6:32.724 7:30.093
2017-18 Womenâ€™s Lightweight Rowing Sept. 16
at Milwaukee River Challenge Menomonie and Milwaukee Rivers 3 miles
Open Eight C Open Eight A Open Eight B Open Eight D Open Four A Open Four C Open Four B Open Four D
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 4th 8th
16:55.614 17:03.977 17:19.449 17:49.890 18:06.144 18:17.696 18:48.867 20:03.152
at Head of the Rock Rock River, Rockford, Ill. 3.2 miles
Collegiate Pair C Collegiate Pair B Collegiate Pair F Collegiate Pair A Collegiate Pair H Collegiate Pair E Collegiate Pair G Collegiate Pair D Collegiate Pair I Open Single Sculls A Open Single Sculls Harris Open Single Sculls Wurst Collegiate Four E Collegiate Four C Collegiate Four A Collegiate Four G Collegiate Four B Collegiate Four D Collegiate Four H Collegiate Four F Collegiate Eight A Collegiate Eight C Collegiate Eight B Collegiate Eight D Collegiate Novice Eight B Collegiate Novice Eight E Collegiate Novice Eight A Collegiate Novice Eight D Collegiate Novice Eight C Collegiate Novice Four Oct. 22
4th 4th 3rd
7:15.1 7:30.9 8:57.78
at SIRA Regatta Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 2,000 meters
Open Eight Second Varsity Eight Open Four A Open Four B Double Sculls April 29
at Frozen vs Sunshine States Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, Fla. 3 miles
Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Second Varsity Four April 14
19:32.793 19:35.163 19:37.626 19:55.639 20:06.765 20:12.849 20:18.091 20:25.191 20:37.148 20:02.772 21:42.150 23:49.314 17:30.512 17:33.347 17:35.089 17:40.080 17:44.114 18:17.191 18:19.399 18:40.764 16:09.309 16:14.407 16:34.797 17:23.182 18:03.903 19:11.488 19:46.747 20:15.730 21:23.124 18:35.248
at Head of the Charles Charles River, Boston, Mass. 3 miles
Lightweight Eight Mar. 31
1st 2nd 3rd 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 2nd 5th 6th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 4th 5th 8th 1st
1st 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd
6:39.340 7:13:212 7:33.137 7:43.905 8:43.112
at Eastern Sprints Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. 2000 meters
Konrad Ulbrich Team Trophy 1st Varsity Eight 3rd Third Varsity Eight 1st Varsity Four A 1st Varsity Four B 6th Varsity Double 1st
41 points 7:04.99 7:27.74 7:53.49 8:14.9 8:21.51
2017 Women’s Soccer
June 3-4 at IRA National Championships Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J. 2,000 meters Lightweight Eight June 3
Overall Record: 14-6-2 Big Ten Record: 6-3-2
at “Rogue” IRA Lake Carnegie, Princeton, N.J. 2,000 meters
Lightweight Four 2nd Lightweight Double Sculls 3rd
2017 Men’s Soccer Overall Record: 12-5-5 Big Ten Record: 4-3-1 Date Opponent AUG. 16 CREIGHTON AUG. 19 ILLINOIS-CHICAGO Aug. 25 at Tulsa Aug. 27 at Oral Roberts SEPT. 2 GRAND CANYON Sept. 8 at Michigan SEPT. 13 NORTHWESTERN SEPT. 16 LOYOLA CHICAGO Sept. 19 at Duke SEPT. 23 PENN STATE SEPT. 26 WRIGHT STATE Oct. 1 at Rutgers OCT. 4 MARQUETTE OCT. 7 MICHIGAN STATE (#4) OCT. 13 MARYLAND (#3) Oct. 21 at Indiana (#1) Oct. 24 at Milwaukee Oct. 29 at Ohio State Nov. 5 at Maryland (#23) at Big Ten Tournament, Westfield, Ind. Nov. 10 vs. Michigan (#10) Nov. 12 vs. Indiana (#4)
W/L Score L 0-1 L 0-1 T 2-2 T 1-1 W 3-1 L 1-2 W 3-1 W 2-0 L 3-4 W 1-0 W 2-1 W 3-2 W 3-0 T 1-1 L 4-5 L 1-2 (2OT) T 0-0 W 2-0 W 2-1 W T
4-0 0-0 (4-2 PK)
NCAA FIRST ROUND, MADISON, WIS. NOV. 16 UIC W 4-1 at NCAA Second Round, South Bend, Ind. Nov. 19 vs. Notre Dame (#12) W
at NCAA Regional, Akron, Ohio Nov. 25 at Akron (#5)
(#) NSCAA national ranking at time of the game
Date AUG. 6 AUG. 10 AUG. 18 Aug. 20 AUG. 24 AUG. 27 Aug. 31 Sept. 3 Sept. 7 SEPT. 16 SEPT. 21 SEPT. 24 Sept. 29 Oct. 1 OCT. 6 OCT. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 OCT. 25
Opponent DETROIT MERCY MARQUETTE KENTUCKY vs. Stanford (#2) CREIGHTON NORTHERN ILLINOIS at Virginia (#3) at William and Mary at Drake MINNESOTA MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN at Maryland at Rutgers (#16) PURDUE INDIANA at Illinois at Northwestern at Iowa PENN STATE (#11)
W/L Score W 1-0 W 4-1 W 1-0 L 0-5 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 1-0 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 1-0 (OT) W 2-1 (OT) L 1-2 (OT) T 2-2 L 0-1 W 2-1 T 0-0 W 1-0 L 0-2 W 3-0 W 1-0
at Big Ten Tournament, Minneapolis, Minn. Oct. 29 vs. Minnesota (#3) W Nov. 3 vs. Northwestern (#2) L
NCAA FIRST ROUND, MADISON, WIS. NOV. 10 TOLEDO W 5-0 at NCAA Second Round, Columbia, S,C. Nov. 17 vs. South Carolina (#1) L
(#) NSCAA national ranking at time of the game
2018 Softball Overall Record: 29-23 Big Ten Record: 11-11 (6th) at Texas Classic, Austin, Texas Feb. 9 vs. Colorado State Feb. 9 vs. Texas Feb. 10 vs. Texas Feb. 10 vs. Incarnate Word
L L W W
3-4 1-5 7-3 7-1
at ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Chapel Hill, N.C. Feb. 16 vs. Pittsburgh Feb. 17 vs. Pittsburgh Feb. 17 vs. North Carolina Feb. 18 vs. North Carolina
W L L W
5-1 5-6 7-9 6-0
at Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, Palm Springs, Calif. Feb. 22 vs. Auburn W Feb. 22 vs. Oklahoma State L Feb. 23 vs. Fresno State W Feb. 24 vs. Missouri L Feb. 24 vs. San Jose State W Feb. 25 vs. Washington L
3-2 2-3 6-5 3-7 1-0 1-4
at USF Tournament. Tampa, Fla. Mar. 2 vs. Central Michigan Mar. 2 vs. University of South Florida Mar. 3 vs. College of Charleston Mar. 3 vs. Western Michigan Mar. 4 vs. Wright State
W L W W W
5-2 1-3 10-8 7-0 12-0
at Wildcat Invitational, Tucson, Ariz. Mar. 9 vs. USC-Upstate W 2-0 Mar. 9 vs. Arizona L 0-1 Mar. 10 vs. Arizona L 3-9 Mar. 10 vs. South Dakota W 6-3 Mar. 11 vs. San Diego L 4-7 MAR. 25 MAR. 27 Mar. 30 Mar. 31 Apr. 1 Apr. 7 Apr. 7 Apr. 8 APR. 11 APR. 11 APR. 12 APR. 12 APR. 20 APR. 21 APR. 22 Apr. 25 Apr. 25 Apr. 27 Apr. 28 Apr. 29 MAY 4 MAY 5 MAY 6
RUTGERS NORTHERN IOWA at Ohio State at Ohio State at Ohio State at Iowa at Iowa at Iowa GREEN BAY GREEN BAY ILLINOIS ILLINOIS PURDUE PURDUE PURDUE at Minnesota at Minnesota at Nebraska at Nebraska at Nebraska NORTHWESTERN NORTHWESTERN NORTHWESTERN
W W L W L L L L W W W W L W W L L W W W W L W
6-3 6-2 7-9 3-1 0-7 0-3 3-4 3-5 8-0 10-2 4-2 6-2 2-3 7-1 4-3 1-12 0-8 6-1 11-4 11-2 7-1 2-4 4-3
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT, MADISON, WIS. MAY 10 PURDUE W 8-0 MAY 11 MINNESOTA L 0-6 at NCAA Regional, Tuscaloosa, Ala. May 18 vs. Oregon State May 19 vs. Alabama (#12) May 19 vs. Oregon State
W L L
9-3 1-9 1-5
2017-18 Men’s Swimming & Diving Overall Dual Meet Record: 3-7 Big Ten Dual Meet Record: 2-2 Date Opponent Result Score Oct. 13-14 at Auburn (#10) L 97-256 vs. Tennessee (#18) L 91-261 Oct. 19 GEORGIA (#8) L 127-168 Oct. 27-28 NC STATE (#5) L 126-216 Nov. 3-4 at Minnesota L 137-216 vs. Michigan (#7) L 87-266 vs. Penn State W 198.5-154.5 Nov. 9-11 at Minn. Diving Invite NTS — Nov. 10 at Green Bay W 152-102 Nov. 11 at Northwestern W 162-115 Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Texas Invitational NTS — Jan. 15 at USC L 109-148 Jan. 26-27 at Shamrock Invitational NTS — at Big Ten Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. Feb. 21-24 Big Ten Championships 6th
at NCAA Zone D Diving Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. March 5-7 NCAA Zone Diving NTS — at NCAA Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. Mar. 21-24 NCAA Championships —
(#) CSCAA national ranking at time of meet
2017-18 Women’s Swimming & Diving Overall Dual Meet Record: 3-7 Big Ten Dual Meet Record: 2-2 Date Opponent Result Score Oct. 13-14 at Auburn (#15) L 146-205 vs. Tennessee (#14) L 149-204 Oct. 19 GEORGIA (#4) L 117-183 Oct. 27-28 NC STATE (#8) L 149-202 Nov. 3-4 at Minnesota (#17) L 161.5-191.5 vs. Michigan (#3) L 118-235 vs. Penn State W 215-138 Nov. 9-11 at Minn. Diving Invite NTS — Nov. 10 at Green Bay W 159-95 Nov. 11 at Northwestern W 161-130 Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Texas Invitational NTS — Jan. 15 at USC L 129-133 Jan. 26-27 at Shamrock Invitational NTS —
at Big Ten Championships, Columbus, Ohio Feb. 14-17 Big Ten Championships 5th
at NCAA Zone D Diving Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. March 5-7 NCAA Zone Diving NTS — at NCAA Championships, Columbus, Ohio Mar. 14-17 NCAA Championships 17th (#) CSCAA national ranking at time of meet
2017-18 Men’s Tennis
2017-18 Men’s Track & Field Date Indoor Jan. 13 Jan. 19-20 Jan. 26 Feb. 2-3 Feb. 9-10 FEB. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 23-24 Mar. 9-10
at Minnesota L 65-93 at Black and Gold Premier NTS at Armory Invitational NTS Frank Sevigne Husker Invite NTS Iowa State Classic NTS WISCONSIN SHELL SHOCKER 2nd 82 Alex Wilson Invitational NTS at Big Ten Championships 5th 70 at NCAA Championships 45th 4
Outdoor Mar. 30 Stanford Invite Mar. 31 UC San Diego Invite April 6-7 Spec Towns Invite Apr. 18-20 Bryan Clay Invite Apr. 19-21 Mt. Sac Relays Apr. 20-21 Beach Invitational Apr. 26 Drake Relays Apr. 27-28 National Relays May 4 Wisconsin Twilight May 11-13 Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 24-26 NCAA West Preliminary Championships June 6-9 NCAA Outdoor Championships
NTS NTS NTS NTS NTS 30th NTS 7th NTS 9th NTS T27
9.5 12 43 10
2017-18 Women’s Track & Field Date Indoor Jan. 13 Jan. 19-20 Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Feb. 2-3 Feb. 9-10 FEB 16 Feb. 23-24 Mar. 9-10
Event The Dual Larry Wieczorek Invite Dr. Sander Invitational Dr. Sander Invitational Frank Sevigne Husker Invite Iowa State Classic WISCONSIN SHELL SHOCKER Big Ten Indoor Championships NCAA Indoor Championships
Outdoor Mar. 31 Apr. 6-7 Apr. 18-20 Apr. 19-21 Apr. 20-21 Apr. 26 Apr. 27-28 MAY 4 May 11-13 May 24-26 June 6-9
UC San Diego Invite Spec Towns Invite Bryan Clay Invite Mt. Sac Relays Beach Invitational Drake Relays National Relays WISCONSIN TWILIGHT Big Ten Outdoor Championships NCAA West Prelim Championships NCAA Outdoor Championships
Result Points L 69-88 NTS NTS NTS NTS NTS W 126 7th 61 35th 6 NTS NTS NTS NTS 8th 23 13th 5 NTS NTS 5th 60 NTS T22nd 12
Overall Record: 14-12 Big Ten Record: 5-6 (T6th) Date JAN. 20 JAN. 20 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 FEB. 3 FEB. 3 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 FEB. 15 Feb. 17 FEB. 23 Feb. 25 MAR. 4 MAR. 4 Mar. 17 MAR. 25 MAR. 30 APRIL 1 April 7 April 8 APRIL 13 APRIL 15 April 20 April 22
Opponent Result Score DEPAUL W 6-1 OMAHA W 6-1 vs. Mississippi State (#13) L 1-4 vs. Kentucky L 1-4 EAST TENNESSEE STATE W 4-2 GREEN BAY W 4-0 at Oregon L 2-5 at Washington L 2-5 MARQUETTE W 6-1 at Minnesota L 2-5 PENNSYLVANIA W 6-1 at Middle Tennessee State L 3-4 CORNELL W 4-2 GREEN BAY W 4-0 at Nebraska W 4-3 IOWA (#44) W 7-0 PENN STATE (#44) W 4-3 OHIO STATE (#2) L 1-6 at Purdue L 3-4 at Indiana L 2-4 MICHIGAN (#12) L 3-4 MICHIGAN STATE W 6-1 at Illinois (#8) L 2-5 at Northwestern W 5-2
at Big Ten Tournament, Iowa City, Iowa Apr. 26 vs. Nebraska Apr. 27 vs. Michigan (#13)
(#) ITA ranking at time of competition
2017-18 Women’s Tennis Overall Record: 9-14 Big Ten Record: 3-8 (11th) Date Jan. 26 Jan. 26 JAN. 27 FEB. 1 FEB. 3 FEB. 3 FEB. 9 FEB. 10 FEB. 11 Feb. 17 Feb. 23 Feb. 25 Mar. 3 MAR. 16 MAR. 18 Mar. 23 MAR. 25 APRIL 6 APRIL 8 April 14 April 15 April 20 April 22
Opponent at Marquette at Milwaukee COLORADO STATE NORTHERN ILLINOIS BRADLEY GREEN BAY FLORIDA (#8) WAKE FOREST (#21) MICHIGAN (#10) vs. Arizona at Virginia Tech vs. James Madison at Minnesota RUTGERS MARYLAND at Purdue MICHIGAN STATE PENN STATE OHIO STATE (#30) at Northwestern (#12) at Illinois (#14) at Nebraska (#46) at Iowa
(#) ITA Ranking at time of match
Result Score W 5-2 W 5-0 W 6-1 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 7-0 L 0-4 L 0-4 L 0-4 L 3-4 L 1-6 L 3-4 L 3-4 W 7-0 W 5-2 L 2-5 L 1-6 L 3-4 L 2-5 L 0-7 L 0-4 L 0-4 W 4-1
2017-18 Wrestling Results
Overall Record: 22-10 Big Ten Record: 11-9
Overall Record: 7-5 Big Ten Record: 4-5 (8th)
BIG TEN/ACC CHALLENGE, MADISON, WIS. Aug. 25 vs. Louisville W 25-18, 25-19, 26-24 Aug. 26 vs. N. Carolina (#11) W 25-21, 25-17, 25-19
Date Nov. 5 Nov. 17 Nov. 17 Nov. 19 Dec. 1-2 Dec. 7 Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 29-30 Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Jan. 21 Jan. 26 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 Mar. 3-4 Mar. 15-17
at K-State Invitational, Manhattan, Kan. Sept. 1 Syracuse W 25-9, 25-14, 25-16 Sept. 1 Arkansas W 25-18, 25-21, 25-22 Sept. 2 Kansas State W 25-17, 25-16, 25-20 HOTELRED INVITATIONAL, MADISON, WIS. Sept. 7 Lipscomb W 25-19, 25-19, 26-24 Sept. 9 Texas A&M W 25-19, 25-23, 25-10 BADGER CLASSIC, MADISON, WIS. Sept. 14 Marquette W Sept. 16 Southern Mississippi W
19-25, 25-13, 25-21, 26-24 25-19, 25-23, 25-10
Sept. 22 Sept. 24 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 25 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 17 Nov. 19 Nov. 24 Nov. 25
25-14, 18-25, 22-25, 25-22, 13-15 25-11, 30-28, 25-13 25-17, 25-22, 25-17 25-22, 25-17, 20-25, 23-25, 8-15 25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-13 25-22, 20-25, 22-25, 16-25 25-16, 25-15, 17-25, 25-23 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 25-16, 25-20, 25-19 25-21, 18-25, 21-25, 22-25 19-25, 22-25, 25-23, 16-25 25-17, 25-9, 25-16 25-14, 25-16, 21-25, 23-25, 13-15 25-13, 21-25, 25-14, 25-13 25-21, 25-20, 25-15 19-25, 21-25, 20-25 20-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-20 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 25-18, 16-25, 20-25, 20-25 25-15, 25-8, 25-13
Michigan State Michigan (#20) Iowa Nebraska (#8) Minnesota (#6) Michigan State #14 Nebraska #4 Indiana Maryland Minnesota #5 Penn State #1 Northwestern Ohio State Maryland Indiana Purdue #21 Illinois Northwestern Penn State #1 Rutgers
L W W L L L W W W L L W L W W L W W L W
NCAA Tournament, Ames, Iowa Dec. 1 Marquette W Dec. 2 Iowa State W
27-25, 25-21, 25-11 25-22, 25-20, 25-23
NCAA Tournament, Palo Alto, Calif. Dec. 8 Stanford L
25-22, 20-25, 21-25, 19-25
(#) AVCA Coaches ranking at time of match
Opponent Michigan State Open Pittsburgh CSU Bakersfield Roadrunner Open Cliff Keen Invitational Maryland UW Whitewater UNI Open Midland Championships Northwestern Michigan Michigan State Indiana Nebraska Illinois Rutgers Purdue Big Ten Championships NCAA Championships
(#) NWCA Rankings at time of match
Result Score NTS W 26-6 W 22-18 1st 268.5 pts 12th 56 pts W 32-6 W 38-3 NTS 16th 31.5 pts L 14-18 L 10-29 W 28-7 W 24-19 L 10-24 W 19-16 L 10-24 L 15-25 6th 67 pts 17th 27.5 pts