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From the desk of Barry Alvarez



t’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. And I’m proud to say it was another successful year for the Badgers, no matter how you measure it. That consistent success doesn’t just happen. It’s the product of a lot of hard work and dedication from student-athletes, coaches and staff members as well as the continued tremendous support from Badgers fans like yourself. A recent article on ranked the top 10 athletic departments in the country based on combined success in football and men’s basketball since 2000. Not surprisingly, we were right in the mix, ranking third … among all Division I schools. That’s a long time to sustain success in those programs. As a matter of fact, we hold the NCAA record for the longest streak of both bowl appearances and NCAA men’s basketball tournament appearances in the same year. It’s a streak that is currently at 14 years. To illustrate how impressive that is, the next-longest active streak is nine years. The football team capped its 10-win season with a win over perennial power USC in the Holiday Bowl while the men’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in the last six years on the strength of Bronson Koenig’s last-second buzzer beater to upset No. 2 seed Xavier. But those weren’t the only two programs worth celebrating last year. Under the guidance of Mark Johnson, the women’s hockey team continued its impressive run, sweeping the WCHA regular-season and tournament titles while making its ninth Frozen Four appearance in the last 11 years. Another program that has been on a roll is Kelly Sheffield’s volleyball team. The Badgers have advanced to at least the Sweet 16 in all three of his seasons and appear primed for more of the same in 2016. The women’s soccer team also captured the Big Ten regular-season title for the first time since 1994. With this being an Olympic year, the Badgers were well-represented in Rio. We’re extremely proud of all the athletes who qualified to compete, including Kelsey Card and Zach Ziemek, each of whom captured individual Big Ten and NCAA championships this year, before terrific performances at the US Track & Field Trials propelled them to Team USA. Talk about having yourself a year! Matt Hutchins was also named Big Ten Swimmer of the Year and represented New Zealand in Rio. Off the field, we have undergone some big and very exciting changes as a department. Some familiar faces have been tabbed to lead the men’s basketball and men’s hockey programs. Greg Gard has proved himself through his years at UW and how he navigated last season as a rising star in the coaching profession while Tony Granato and his assistants, Mark Osiecki and Don Granato, have brought a renewed energy to the ice. Jonathan Tsipis brings a very successful track record with him as he takes over the women’s basketball program. From helping build Notre Dame into a national power to turning around a floundering George Washington program, he knows what it takes to compete at a high level. We are also very excited about some new partnerships. July 1 marked the official beginning of our relationships with Under Armour and Aspire, two companies we feel will represent us in the right way and help us support our student-athletes. Those student-athletes continue to make us proud away from the athletic arena. For the seventh straight academic year, our more than 800 student-athletes combined to achieve a grade-point average of better than 3.0. More than 200 student-athletes earned academic all-conference honors. Our Badgers Give Back program continues to grow. Last year, nearly 75 percent of our student-athletes participated in some sort of community service, totaling some 400 events and more than 6,000 hours. Being able to impact people’s lives and give back to our community is extremely important to us and it is exciting to see our student-athletes embrace it. As we look ahead to 2016-17, I am excited about what the future holds. I really like the coaches we have in place, the quality of student-athlete we have been able to attract and the unyielding support we get from our fans. I would like to say thanks again, and hope that we make you proud in the way we represent the university both on and off the field. On, Wisconsin! Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez

THANK YOU! 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!



On, Wisconsin... to championships MAX SIKER

Wisconsin's men's basketball team has earned an NCAA tournament bid and its football team has qualified for a bowl game for 14 consecutive years, the longest all-time streak of dual success in college athletics history.

“Madison is a melting pot of all walks of life, and everyone comes together to create one of the sport’s most famous atmospheres when the Badgers are playing in Camp Randall. It’s hard to argue with Madison’s dominance.”

Coach of the Year

— Named No. 1 College Football Town by

Dave Astrauskas − Men's Track & Field USTFCCCA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year Bebe Bryans − Women’s Rowing Big Ten Coach of the Year Greg Gard − Men’s Basketball Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year

The women's hockey team captured its second-straight WCHA playoff title and its sixth tournament crown in program history.

Mark Johnson − Women's Hockey WCHA Coach of the Year Paula Wilkins − Women's Soccer Big Ten Coach of the Year


Bebe Bryans earned Big Ten Coach of the Year laurels after directing the Badgers to a second-place finish at the conference championships and a ninthstraight appearance in the NCAA championships.



he 2015-16 season was filled with triumph for the Wisconsin athletics program. The Badgers claimed two conference championships and watched 15 sports or individuals compete in post-season play. The fall started with a Big Ten championship from women’s soccer and continued with football’s thrilling win in the Holiday Bowl. The winter brought a team title from women’s hockey while Zach Ziemek won the NCAA Indoor title in the men’s heptathlon for track. Outdoors, Kelsey Card won the women’s discus title as a senior. Overall, the UW athletic program tied for 26th in the 2015-16 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup.

Season of Success


Behind Big Ten Coach of the Year Paula Wilkins, the UW women's soccer team captured its first conference championship since 1994.

Best in both football and men’s basketball since 2000 1. Florida 2. Ohio State

3. Wisconsin 4. Oklahoma 5. Louisville

6. Michigan State 7. Texas 8. Alabama 9. Oregon 10. Notre Dame

■■ Men’s basketball reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, becoming the only school in the nation to make the Sweet 16 five times in the last six years. ■■ In Paul Chryst's first year as head coach, football capped its 10-3 season with a 23-21 comeback win over USC in the Holiday Bowl, the team's secondstraight bowl win. ■■ Men’s rowing placed 10th at the IRA national championships, its 11th–straight top-15 finish. ■■ Women’s openweight rowing placed ninth at NCAA rowing, its best result since 2011. ■■ Women’s lightweight rowing placed third at the IRA national championships, its 17th-straight top-six finish. ■■ Wrestling placed 23rd at the NCAA championships, led by Isaac Jordan, who finished as the national runner-up at 165 pounds. ■■ After taking fourth in the Big Ten Championships, Brooke Ferrell of the women’s golf team made a third-straight appearance in the NCAA regionals. ■■ Women’s hockey claimed both the WCHA regular season and tournament championships before advancing to the Frozen Four for the third-straight season and the ninth time in the past 11 years. ■■ Behind a conference record of 8-2-1, women’s soccer captured its first Big Ten regular season championship since 1994. ■■ Men’s swimming and diving advanced to the NCAA championships for the 10th-consecutive season and boasted the team’s best finish (18th) since 2013. ■■ Women’s swimming and diving qualifed for the NCAA championships for the 23rd-consecutive season, placing 21st. ■■ Lauren Chypyha of the women's tennis team earned a bid to the NCAA Singles Championship, becoming the first UW representative in the event since 2007. ■■ Volleyball advanced to its third straight NCAA regional, just the third time in program history that UW has competed in three straight regionals. ■■ Men’s track and field finished 18th at the NCAA indoor championships as Zach Ziemek was the heptathlon national champion. UW finished 74th outdoors. ■■ Women’s track and field placed 21st at the NCAA indoor championships and 15th outdoors, as Kelsey Card claimed the discus national championship.

Notable Athletes Courtney Burke – Women's Hockey Second-Team AHCA All-American Kelsey Card – Women's Track & Field Outdoor National Champion (Discus) ▪ First-Team All-American (Indoor/Outdoor) ▪ Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year (Indoor/Outdoor) Lauren Carlini – Volleyball First-Team All-American ▪ Big Ten Setter of the Year ▪ First-Team AVCA All-Region Gillian Cooper – Women's Rowing Second-Team All-American ▪ First-Team CRCA All-Region Brianna Dahm – Women's Rowing Second-Team CRCA All-Region Ann-Renée Desbiens – Women's Hockey Patty Kazmaier Award Finalist ▪ WCHA Player of the Year ▪ Final Face-Off MOP ▪ USCHO Player of the Year ▪ First-Team All-American Georgia Ellenwood – Women's Track & Field First-Team All-American (Indoor/Outdoor) Alicia Evans – Women's Rowing Big Ten Freshman of the Year Ethan Happ – Men's Basketball Big Ten Freshman of the Year Nigel Hayes – Men's Basketball First-Team USBWA All-Region Matt Hutchins – Men's Swimming All-American ▪ Big Ten Swimmer of the Year Kelsey Jenkins – Softball First-Team All-Region Isaac Jordan – Wrestling All-American Chase Kinney – Women's Swimming Honorable Mention All-American Rose Lavelle – Women's Soccer MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist ▪ First-Team All-American ▪ Big Ten Midfielder of the Year ▪ First-Team All-Region Morgan McDonald – Men's Track & Field First-Team All-American (Outdoor) ▪ Second-Team All-American (Indoor) Chloe Miller – Softball Second-Team All-Region Taylor Morey – Volleyball Honorable Mention All-American ▪ First-Team All-Region Haleigh Nelson – Volleyball Second-Team All-American ▪ First-Team All-Region Annie Pankowski – Women's Hockey Patty Kazmaier Semifinalist ▪ NCAA ELITE 90 Award ▪ Second-Team All-American Victoria Pickett – Women's Soccer Big Ten Freshman of the Year ▪ Third-Team All-Region Helena Randle – Women's Lightweight Rowing All-American Joe Schobert – Football First-Team All-American ▪ Big Ten Linebacker of the Year ▪ Bednarik Semifinalist, Lombardi Semifinalist, Burlsworth Semifinalist Hannah Schwartz – Women's Rowing Second-Team All-Region ▪ First-Team All-Region Brianna Stelzer – Women's Soccer Third-Team All-Region Taylor-Paige Stewart – Softball Second-Team All-Region Danielle Valley – Women's Swimming All-American Tionna Williams – Volleyball Honorable Mention All-American Zach Ziemek – Men's Track & Field Indoor National Champion (Heptathlon) ▪ All-American ▪ Bowerman Award Semifinalist ▪ First-Team All-American (Indoor/Outdoor)

2015-16 National Finishe Overall Conference National Team Record Record/Finish Finish Basketball Men


12-6/3rd NCAA Sweet


7-22 3-15/13th

Cross Country Men

— 8th


— 5th Indiv.


10-3 6-2/2nd Holiday Bowl Cha

Golf Men

— 14th


— 4th Indiv.

Hockey Men

8-19-8 3-13-4/6th


35-4-1 24-3-1/1st NCAA Frozen F

Rowing Men

— 7th 10th

Openweight Women — 2nd


Lightweight Women — 2nd 3rd

Soccer Men

5-11-3 2-3-3/7th


11-6-3 8-2-1/1st


28-24-1 11-11-1/8th

Swimming Men








Tennis Men

14-9 4-7/8th


9-14 5-6/6th


Indoor Track & Field Men

— 2nd 18th


— 8th 21st

Outdoor Track & Field Men

— 8th T18th


— 8th 15th




4-8 3-6/9th 23rd

16-4/3rd NCAA Sweet

Finishes indicated are for NCAA or other national championships


2015-16 Athletes of the Year

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Zach Ziemek

Ann-Renée Desbiens

After redshirting the 2015 track and field season, Ziemek set himself up for a spectacular 2016 season. Ziemek became the first Badger to win the heptathlon at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships with a Big Ten record of 6,173 points. A native of Itasca, Illinois, Ziemek's score ranks seventh-best in NCAA history and was the top score in the world during the 2016 indoor season. ’Double Z’ came close to becoming only the second collegian to sweep the NCAA heptathlon and decathlon titles in the same season, as he finished runner-up in the decathlon at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships. His personal-best score of 8,300 points at the national outdoor meet broke his own Big Ten record in the event and was the best score ever at the NCAA meet by a second-place finisher. Ziemek's score makes the No. 8 performer in NCAA history in the decathlon and it stands as the best total by an American this year. The NCAA championships weren't the only competitions that Ziemek shined at as he helped UW to a runner-up finish at the 2016 Big Ten Indoor Championships, winning the pole vault while finishing runner-up in the long jump. He also won the pole vault at the 2016 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, becoming the first Badger to win the conference indoor and outdoor pole vault crowns in the same season since 1949. A five-time first-team All-American, Ziemek departs UW as the school record holder in the heptathlon, decathlon, indoor pole vault, and outdoor pole vault.

Many expected Desbiens to do great things in net for Wisconsin during the 2015-16 season. The junior netminder somehow exceeded those lofty expectations. The La Malbaie, Quebec, native opened the season holding opponents scoreless for 543 minutes, 53 seconds. During the 43-day streak, Desbiens had eight shutouts, including a pair of blank slates against nationally-ranked Bemidji State. Her scoreless streak broke Jessie Vetter's NCAA record of 448:32 and helped Wisconsin open the season 18-0-0, its best start in program history. Desbiens also shined during the postseason, collecting shutouts in UW's first five games of the playoffs, including a 1-0 victory over Minnesota to give UW the WCHA Final Face-Off crown. She was also named the Final Face-Off Most Outstanding Player, saving all 65 shots she faced in the tournament. The 2016 WCHA Player of the Year ended the campaign with 21 shutouts, easily surpassing the NCAA single-season record of 17. Desbiens also set new NCAA standards in goalsagainst average, holding opponents to an average of 0.76 goals per game, and save percentage with a .960 clip. A finalist for the 2016 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given to the top collegiate women's hockey player, Desbiens became the third UW goaltender to earn first-team All-America honors. Desbiens will enter her senior year with a 70-12-5 career record and her 38 career shutouts are five away from the NCAA record.

Men’s Track & Field

Women’s Hockey



tudent-athletes at the University of Wisconsin are students first and athletes second, and that was reflected in the number of Badgers who received academic honors in 2015–16.


CoSIDA Academic All-District All-Americans


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 either December, 2015, or May, 2016


Student-athletes with a 4.0 grade point average for the fall or spring semester


Teams had record high grade point averages in the fall, spring or both semesters


Student-athletes were named to the dean’s list or dean’s honor list

Joel Stave

Big Ten Medal of Honor


he Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor is presented annually at each institution to a male and female student-athlete in the graduating class for excellence in academics and athletics. Wisconsin's starting quarterback across four seasons, Stave led the Badgers to a school-record 31 victories — including back-to-back bowl wins over Auburn in the Outback Bowl and USC in the Holiday Bowl. A four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Stave graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He finished his career with a 31-10 overall record as UW's starting quarterback, including a 22-6 mark in Big Ten games. Stave threw for 7,635 yards and 48

SPORTS WITH THE HIGHEST GPAs IN 2015-16 Fall: Women's Cross Country, Women's Track and Field, Men's Cross Country, Softball Spring: Women's Cross Country, Women’s Track and Field, Men's Cross Country, Women's Swimming Since 2009-10, UW student-athletes have achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. At the end of spring 2015, the cumulative GPA for all studentathletes was 3.061. In 2015-16, eightsports either set or tied their highest term or cumulative team grade-point averages ever.


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Grace Meurer

Adam Lauko

Remington Scholars


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. A longtime leader for the Wisconsin men's soccer team, Adam Lauko epitomized what it meant to be a student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin. A CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree both in 2014 and 2015, Lauko played in 48 games and started 43 of them over the course of his collegiate career. A native of Baldwinsville, New York, Lauko helped Wisconsin reach the NCAA


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tournament in 2013, which marked UW’s first berth in nearly two decades. Named to the 2012 Big Ten All-Freshman Team, Lauko was a four-time academic All-Big Ten honoree and graduated from Wisconsin with a degree in biochemistry. He was recently awarded with the Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship. Grace Meurer, a native of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, was a 2015 and 2016 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar award winner and was four-time academic All-Big Ten honoree during her time at UW. A 2015 NCAA West Preliminary Round Qualifier in the 10,000 meters, Meurer finished 36th in the competition. On the cross country course, Meurer competed for the Badgers at the 2014 NCAA Championship in addition to the 2014 and 2015 Big Ten Championship and NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Prior to 2016, Wisconsin has had at least one Capital One Academic All-America pick for 36 consecutive years. That record tied UW with Georgia and Bucknell for the second-longest streak in the nation, trailing only Nebraska’s run of 44-straight seasons with an Academic All-American.

that student-athletes reach their maximum academic potential and make progress toward a degree.

Game Day


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 Finished top two in the Big Ten in attendance for the 14th straight season. UW finished in the top seven nationally for the 16th straight season.

Wrestling Hosted its second-ever dual at the Kohl Center vs. Iowa and drew 2,571 fans, marking the best home attendance for UW in the last 10 years.

Football Has ranked 18th or better nationally in attendance every year since 1993.

Men’s Hockey Finished third in the country in home attendance, drawing more than 159,000 fans in 2015-16. The team has averaged over 11,000 fans all but four years since opening the Kohl Center in 1998.

Has led the nation in attendance for six of the last 10 seasons and ranked second in 2015-16. UW has never been lower than second nationally since the opening of LaBahn Arena.


Women’s Hockey




Finished in the top five nationally for the 16th-straight year, ranking third in the nation and second among Big Ten teams.

2015-16 Attendance Figures Home Rank Team Events Fans Avg. (Nat./Conf.) M. Basketball 18 311,166 17,287 6th/2nd W. Basketball 14 52,426 4,026 N/A Football 7 546,099 78,014 17th/5th M. Hockey 18 159,284 8,849 3rd/2nd W. Hockey 18 35,939 1,997 2nd/1st M. Soccer 9 6,828 759 N/A W. Soccer 10 7,063 706 N/A Softball 11 5,378 489 N/A Volleyball 15 75,633 5,042 3rd/2nd Wrestling 6 7,016 1,169 N/A Totals 126 1,206,832




Big Ten Network Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences. With nearly 1,000 sports events across all platforms in high definition, BTN gives Wisconsin and the other Big Ten school unparalleled coverage.

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Each year, BTN produces more than 800 live sporting events across all platforms


Thanks to marquee television and radio agreements, streaming video and the explosion of social media, it’s easy to follow the Badgers. The University of Wisconsin athletic department enjoys an international media spotlight that gives the Cardinal and White maximum exposure. From Big Ten championships to the national stage, Wisconsin's 2015-16 success was captured in HD clarity. The Big Ten Conference’s media television agreements with CBS Sports, ABC/ ESPN, Big Ten Network and CBS Sports Network give the Badgers national coverage that rivals any school in collegiate athletics.

Kelsey Card discusses her national title at the NCAA championships.


ESPN’s College GameDay was on site in Texas for the Badgers’ season opener against Alabama.

Isaac Jordan is interviewed on ESPN after advancing to the final of the NCAA championship.

Athletic Development Our Mission

Our Need

The Wisconsin Athletic Development Office, the fundraising 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-plus student-athletes 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 $68,441 (out-of-state; $52,193 in-state) per student-athlete each year.


The women's hockey team celebrates the 2016 WCHA championship in Minneapolis


Your Impact

Thank You!

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 14,000-plus donors who support its mission allowing Wisconsin studentathletes to achieve success in the classroom, on the playing field, and in the community. On, Wisconsin! View the 2015 Donor Honor Roll here.

2015 Athletics Gift Summary Annual Fund Suites & Club Seats Endowments Facility Projects Total Gifts

$13,450,680 $10,012,842 $4,336,089   $10,009,355 $37,808,966

2015 Donors by Giving Levels Level Ambassador’s Circle ($50,000) Hall of Fame Club ($25,000) MVP Club ($15,000) Champion’s Club ($10,000) 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

Donors 108 67 71 135 348 777 2,663 3,205 2,665 4,088 14,127

Badger Leadership Society

Annual Fund Campaign The UW Athletic Development Office launched its Team '15 initiative, striving to reach an increase in the number of total donors and a record-breaking year for funds contributed. A total of 14,127 donors participated in the challenge, totaling nearly $38 million to support Badger student-athletes and our programs.

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.

John and Candy Schaefer, BLS members, attended an exclusive reception with Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara following spring commencement. DAVID STLUKA

Badger Leadership Society members were recognized on the court during a home Men’s Basketball game.

Student-Athlete Thank-A-Thon Nearly 250 student-athletes participated in the UW Athletic Department's 16th Annual StudentAthlete Thank-a-Thon on March 29-31 at the Kohl Center and Camp Randall Stadium. Studentathletes representing all 23 sports volunteered their time to write more than 2,500 letters and make phone calls to personally thank donors who generously gave to Wisconsin Athletics in 2015. ▪▪▪▪ “The scholarship, the donations and the support have helped me tremendously, in ways both in and out of the pool,” said Anna Meinholz, a senior on the women’s swimming and diving team. “Without the scholarship, I wouldn’t be able to pay for my master’s program,” said Bart Houston, a senior on the football team, who is working towards a master’s degree in kinesiology.

“Being able to personally acknowledge donors that help make my experience as a Wisconsin student-athlete amazing is the least we can do for our great supporters,” said Sydney Rider of the women's tennis team. “I enjoy being able to connect with Wisconsin Athletic donors that do so much for me, my team and this university,” said men's soccer player Rahim Omar.

Student-athletes write to donors during the 16th-annual Thank-a-Thon.

Stewardship & Engagement DAVID STLUKA

Legends of Wisconsin Classic One of the most unique and popular annual events, brings together two very notable groups; former Badgers greats and those individuals that generously contribute to Wisconsin Athletics. VIP Reception with the director of athletics.

VIP Reception A VIP Reception with the director of athletics was hosted on Oct. 2 with over 125 donors in attendance. A donor benefit for those who give at the Ambassador's Circle and Hall of Fame levels, this annual affair allows guests to meet and mingle with UW coaches and administrators. Football Training Camp Outing More than 350 generous donors enjoyed the 2015 Football Training Camp Outing at Camp Randall Stadium. Participants had an exclusive opportunity to watch practice and hear remarks from Head Coach Paul Chryst as the team prepared for the season opener against Alabama. Luncheon Series Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig was the keynote speaker for the luncheon. In his remarks, Selig commented on how we can make a difference in the lives of Badger studentathletes through philanthropy and involvement. �You are supporting the educational needs of over 800 student-athletes at the University of Wisconsin which is absolutely remarkable. And that's what our role should be.�

Luncheon Series with Bud Selig

Football Training Camp Outing

Donors had the opportunity to golf with Badgers greats, including men's basketball’s Brian Butch, at the 2015 Legends of Wisconsin Classic at University Ridge.

Forever Badgers Endowments


Nicholas Match Campaign Ab and Nancy Nicholas committed $50 million to UW-Madison and created the “Nicholas Match,” a one-to-one matching gift campaign, to inspire other donors to create undergraduate scholarships, student-athlete scholarships, and graduate fellowships. The Nicholas gift is the secondlargest household gift in the history of UW-Madison and was designed to help academics and athletics alike. “We are very grateful for the generosity and vision that Ab and Nancy have shown with this gift,” said Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez. “Scholarships are the foundation of our department. They provide an opportunity for a student to compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics while earning a degree from a world class institution.” “We are blessed to join with other donors to help deserving students and families have their own Wisconsin experience,” Ab Nicholas said. Endowment Luncheon Donors, student-athletes, coaches and administrators attended the 16th Annual Forever Badgers Endowment Donor Appreciation Luncheon at Union South Oct. 16, 2015. This unique event recognizes and thanks the many individuals who have made generous contributions to establish and support endowed funds.

Nearly 120 student-athletes graduated in 2015-16, including Austin Traylor (football); Courtney Burke (women's hockey); Lauren Chypyha (women's tennis); and Zach Ziemek (men's track and field).

The Nicholas family (from left): Lori, David, Nancy, Ab, Susan, and Lynn. Ab and Nancy’s gift of $50 million created the “Nicholas Match,” a one-to-one matching gift campaign.

Donors have the opportunity to get to know the recepients of their endowed scholarships at the Forever Badgers Endowment Donor Appreciation Luncheon.

Donors who have endowed scholarships were honored during a football game.

Volleyball Locker Room Project The athletic department launched a campaign to renovate the volleyball locker room in the UW Field House. In addition to locker room space, the team lounge, study space, video room, and coaches' locker rooms will be enhanced. The 3,600-square-foot renovation is a $1.5 million project will be funded entirely by private gifts.

“These renovations will put our teamonly facilities on par with many of our peers in the Big Ten and nationally. Volleyball has a great tradition here and this project is the next step for our program to remain competitive from a facility standpoint.� -Head Coach Kelly Sheffield

Website Redesign The development office launched its redesigned website, in October. The site is more user-friendly and responsive for mobile devices and is a one-stop spot for all current and future members. Fans, donors and alumni can learn about the staff, giving levels, member benefits, parking and tickets, capital projects and more.

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will have a dedicated pare for opponents.

The team room features areas to relax and study.

The locker room area features larger lockers for each player.

Badgers Give Back


n its fourth year, the “Badgers Give Back” program, a community relations platform meant to increase publicity of student-athlete outreach efforts, streamline the request process for appearances and ensure compliance with NCAA regulations, has become a staple of the student-athlete experience at UW. While volunteering has always been a priority for UW student-athletes, the centralized effort has allowed the Badgers an even larger reach into the community. The program’s platform focuses on four primary areas: Education, Servant Leadership, Helping Hand and Health & Wellness.



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Volunteer events for UW student-athletes in 2015-16


Student-athletes who participated in Badgers Give Back activities


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"The Badgers strive to provide experiences for children and families that provide strength and joy in a time of crisis or illness."

"The Badgers support any effort that encourages physical fitness and healthy nutrition in the community."

A relationship with American Family Children’s Hospital allows studentathletes a variety of ways to lift the spirits of young patients, including weekly “Badger Friday” visits and “Wish Upon a Badger” experiences.

The Badgers encourage healthy lifestyles through involvement with area sports groups, participating in youth clinics and the Flat Bucky mentorship program, which includes a healthy eating and exercise component.


tudent-athletes with the opportunity to enrich lives by encouraging, engaging and serving others.



n 2015-16, the University of Wisconsin continued its athletic-multimedia rights partnership with Learfield Sports and its on-site operational team, Badger Sports Properties (BSP). BSP is a property of Learfield Sports and the local multimedia rights holder for UW Athletics. BSP oversees the production and distribution of all Badger radio broadcasts, including live game action and coaches’ shows. In addition, the local entity solicits sponsorships and other support for UW Athletics. Its talented team of sales executives assists sponsors in finding the right marketing mix, whether it is advertising on the game broadcasts or a sign in Camp Randall Stadium or the Kohl Center. 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 to beyond athletics to positively impact students across campus. One such example is a new partnership with Delta Airlines. This multiyear agreement supports not only athletic initia-

tives, but progams within the Wisconsin School of Business, the Memorial Union and Union South and the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Wisconsin Athletics is also pleased to continue to partner with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. This agreement brings smooth refreshing beverage options, including Dr. Pepper, A&W Root Beer, 7-UP and Snapple to our facilities. The merchandising partner of UW Athletics is Gold Country, Inc., which continues to operate Bucky’s Locker Room retail stores at Camp Randall Stadium and the Kohl Center. In addition, Bucky’s handles all game-day merchandising at all UW Athletic facilities and is the department’s exclusive website merchandise sales partner. Adidas and the UW Athletic Department concluded in 2015-16 a comprehensive sponsorship agreement in which adidas served as the department’s exclusive provider of athletic apparel for all 23 Badgers teams. The UW's agreement with BadgerMax as the official sports drink and water of the Badgers also ended in 2015-16.

Major corporate sponsors of UW Athletics in 2015-16


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 145 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.

2015-16 Events # of Events Attendance

Athletic Events WIAA/Other Competitions Concert/Special Events Dinners/Banquets/Misc. Facility Tours Total

163 55 6 142 312 678

1,264,039 257,815 49,924 190,953 15,160 1,777,891

Bucky’s Buddies Kids’ Club More than 12,000 kids, age 12 and under, are currently registered for the Bucky’s Buddies Kids Club. Membership is free and kids are provided a seasonal newsletter, personal correspondence on their birthday, as well as first information on kids clinics hosted by UW Athletic teams.

Coaches Radio Shows


Wisconsin Athletics was recognized nationally for its marketing efforts. Wisconsin earned a National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) award for sponsorship activation for its collaboration with Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Centered around the launch of the Travel Wisconsin Supper Club at the Kohl Center, the promotion featured several social media and fan engagement initiatives. Wisconsin also earned a NACMA award for promotional t-shirt design for its men’s basketball Coaches vs. Cancer/Suits and Sneakers t-shirt.

One of the great ways to keep up with the Badger head coaches is to catch them at their weekly radio shows throughout the sports seasons. These free events are held at local restaurants in the Madison area and give fans a chance to grab a bite to eat, hang out with friends and listen to (and watch) the UW coaches discuss a variety of topics relating to their teams or sports. Hosted by Badger radio personalities such as Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas, the weekly radio shows give UW fans a close-up look at their favorite sports.

Social Media


isconsin’s athletic program, with its high-profile coaches and student-athletes, unmatched fan base and media-friendly facilities, is a perfect match for the “Information Age.” Now, more than ever, Badger athletics is on display around the world and is accessible via myriad forms of media, including television, the World Wide Web, social media networks, YouTube, mobile technology, newspapers, radio and even our own Badger Gameday App.


National rank on Instagram 156,402 followers


National rank on Twitter 217,019 followers


National rank on Facebook 913,329 followers

10 23 20 ranks in the top 10 nationally for page views

FREE Official Badger Gameday App features all 23 sports

Gameday App


The most comprehensive and up-to-date method for following Wisconsin athletics is, the official website of the Wisconsin Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. First launched on Dec. 25, 1995, is one of the top collegiate athletic sites in the nation. For the 2015-16 academic year, the Badger site broke all its own records for page views and unique visitors. The content is exclusively provided by the UW athletic communications and marketing staffs and its featured writers, Mike Lucas and Andy Baggot. In October of 2015, UW became a SIDEARM Sports client and created a groundbreaking new look with its mobile-ready, responsive design. As people’s habits of consuming news, video and social media evolve, expect UW Athletics to continue to connect with Badger fans across the world through a variety digital platforms.

The Badger Gameday app has evolved again into a comprehensive site covering all the University of Wisconsin sports, allowing fans to have gameday information at their fingertips on their mobile devices. After its debut for football in 2012, the official app of UW Athletics has continually been improved and expanded and is available FREE in the App Store for users of iPhones and iPads as well as in Google Play for Android device users. The mobile application provides live, 24/7 multiplatform access to information on all the Badger sports to include breaking news, realtime statistics, live audio, in-game video replays, and fan engagement. Watch ondemand video, see social media streams and view UW rosters, schedules and results on your mobile device. Combined with our enhanced Wi-Fi service at Camp Randall Stadium, the Kohl Center and the UW Field House, fans will always be connected.

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The athletic program connects with fans via its main Facebook account, which has more than 913,000 followers. Fans can read and comment on stories posted on as well as find out about the latest UW promotions and interact with other Wisconsin fans. In addition, 19 sports have separate Facebook pages to allow fans to follow their favorite UW sport. As of June 22, 2016, Wisconsin’s main Facebook page, WisconsinBadgers, ranked eighth among collegiate athletic programs in numbers of ‘likes.’

The Badgers have their own channel on YouTube that has over 3,600 videos covering all 23 sports. The channel has garnered more than 18.6 million views (August 3, 2016). YouTube allows the Badgers to broadcast their teams, reaching even more fans. These free videos include features on coaches, studentathletes or practices as well as an inside look at the program. Some of the most popular videos include the Badger men's basketball team knocking off undefeated Kentucky in the Final Four, or the video featuring Army Captain J.R. Lund surprising her daughter Bella with an early return from service in front of a capacity crowd at Camp Randall Stadium with 4.4 million views. Post-game locker room videos with coaches, such as UW athletic director and interim football coach Barry Alvarez celebrating an Outback Bowl victory with players has 185,000+ views. Enjoy highlights, insights, features and interviews from all the UW sports. wisconsinbadgers

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he National 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 National W Club is one of the top letterwinner organizations in the country. With approximately 12,400 all-time total letterwinners, there are currently more than 9,000 living members.

The Class of 2015 was inducted into the UW Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Seven Badgers were inducted into the UW Athletic/National W Club Hall of Fame in 2015. Their induction brings the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 212.

The 2016 Crazylegs Classic celebrated its 36th anniversary in April with over 13,100 runners and walkers participating on a beautifu spring day! This annual event is organized and administered for UW Athletics by the National W Club and a loya set of long-time race volunteers. The race is named for Elroy “Cr zylegs” Hirsch, the former UW foo ball star and athletic director who was the official starter for every rac from 1982 until his death in 2004. Since that first race in 1982, more than 329,200 runners and walkers have taken part. Men’s basketball head coach Greg Gard served as the grand marshal for this year’s event.

Contemporary Era ■■ Lizzy Fitzgerald, Volleyball 1999–2002 ■■ Mike Gentile, Men’s Soccer 1992–95 ■■ Devin Harris, Men’s Basketball 2002–04 ■■ Jim Leonhard, Football 2001–04 ■■ Brian Rafalski, Men’s Hockey 1992–95 ■■ Kerry Weiland, Women’s Hockey 2000–03 Coach/Administrator ■■ Paula Bonner, Associate AD 1977–89


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The 1995 NCAA champion men’s soccer team celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015.

Celebrate the Legacy The National W Club hosts various reunions each year to welcome back letterwinners. The 2015–16 school year saw three special reunions, including the 1995 NCAA champion men's soccer team's 20th anniversary, the 10th anniversary of the women's and men's 2006 NCAA men's hockey titles, as well as a ’Celebrate the Legacy’ reunion for volleyball, who were in town the same weekend as the UW Athletic Hall of Fame induc-

tion ceremony that included volleyball enshrinee Lizzy Fitzgerald. The men’s soccer reunion took place the weekend of Sept. 26 and the home football game against Hawaii. The weekend included a reception at the McClimon Soccer Complex. The men’s and women’s hockey 2006 NCAA championship teams were recognized the weekend of Jan. 30, with two men’s players returning because most are still playing professionally, while women’s returners numbers were in the teens.

All letterwinners from Wisconsin volleyball were welcomed back to Madison during UW's Hall of Fame weekend.



he 2015-16 fiscal year continued Wisconsin’s 15-year run of finishing with a positive cash balance.

This consistency is representative of our on-going commitment to carefully manage our resources. We continue to closely monitor our expenses to assure that our projected revenue streams are adequate

Revenue Summary Ticket Sales Conference Gift Funds Concess/Cater Multi-Media Events Other Post Season TOTAL

2014-15 Actual $28,653,379 $29,280,117 $22,428,347

2015-16 $29, $29, $25,

$4,353,354 $9,651,396 $791,491 $6,642,830

$3, $12, $ $8,

$2,452,799 $104,253,712

$2, $113,1

2014-15 Actual $40,923,147 $32,670,587 $12,767,004 $6,916,563 $3,612,194 $7,236,790 $104,126,284 $127,428

2015-16 $42, $38, $13, $8, $2, $7, $113,0 $1

to cover our operational needs. The success of Badger Athletics is

Expense Summary

enjoyed not only in the Division of 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 for Bucky Grants, financial aid for undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. UW Athletics contributed nearly $3 million dollars to campus from revenues generated through the Big Ten Network and an

Salaries/Fringes Oper. Expenses Debt Service Financial Aid Post Season Capital TOTAL Net Surplus

2015-16 Actual figures are tentative and not finalized

additional $2 million to assist campus with budget support.

Recent changes in the college athlet-

ics landscape promise to make 2016-17 a

2015-16 Operating Expense Budget

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challenging year for UW Athletics’ budgets. 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

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athlete meals, and other student-athlete initiatives have brought significant cost factors to the forefront.

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2015-16 Actual $29,580,798 $31,456,860 $22,318,847

2016-17 Budget $26,250,000 $30,813,000 $29,450,000

,805,000 ,085,000 $875,500 ,071,000

$5,387,835 $12,231,730 $1,791,242 $9,389,712

$3,845,000 $14,450,000 $4,016,500 $10,624,600

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2015-16 Actual $42,805,853 $40,307,323 $12,555,705 $9,037,725 $2,788,223 $6,707,593 $114,202,422 $289,743

2016-17 Budget $47,183,809 $43,371,048 $12,111,500 $8,418,100 $3,000,000 $7,800,000 $121,884,457 $164,643

Comparison of Big Ten Conference Football Season Ticket Prices 2016 Football Season Ticket

Nebraska Maryland # Ohio State Minnesota Michigan @ Iowa Penn State Michigan State Rutgers Wisconsin # Purdue Indiana Northwestern Illinois

Season Ticket

Annual Per Seat Total Contribution*

$399 $295 $614 $330 $520 $405 $385 $343 $380 $288 $224 $315 $299 $320

$2,500 $2,200 ^ $1,500 $800 $600 $600 $600 $600 $350 $400 $250 — — —

* Each Big Ten school uses a different giving model # Wisconsin and Maryland have only 6 home games @ Michigan has 8 home games ^ Qualifies donor to purchase up to six season tickets

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Achieve a balanced annual operating budget, secure resources to support the facilities needed by our student-athletes and maintain the department’s cumulative financial reserves.


Your Task List

We are excited to have you join the University of Wisconsin athletics program! The following information is designed to help educate you for the upcoming year. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 NCAA Eligibility Center

The three main functions of the compliance office are to educate, monitor and selfreport violations.


−Please verify in your NCAA Eligibility Center ( account that you have completed all necessary requirements on

your Task List, including submission of your final official high school transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

−You must have final qualifier status (Academics) and final certified status (Amateurism) by the NCAA to be eligible for athletic aid and

competition beginning in the Fall. Your ability to practice may also be impacted if your status has not been finalized.

−Questions? Contact your coach with any questions regarding your NCAA Eligibility Center status.

 UW Admissions

−Please verify with your coach that you have completed all necessary requirements for admission to the University of Wisconsin, including

submission of your final official high school transcript to the UW Admissions Office.

−Questions? Contact your coach with any questions regarding your admissions status.

 Sports Medicine

−Your insurance form and health forms need to be completed PRIOR to arriving on campus. You will be sent an email from the Sports

Medicine Department to your email account with the link to complete these forms.

−A copy of your health insurance card will need to be faxed, emailed, or mailed prior to arriving on campus. −Questions? Contact Janet Packard-Benson at 608-262-8039 or for more information.

 Athletic Scholarships

ith respect to education, the compliance staff meets with and dissemi-

nates information to coaches, studentathletes and other staff, 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.”

911 Total number of rules interpretations issued by the compliance staff during the 2015-16 academic year.

−Your athletic scholarship amounts and allocations should be reflected in your Student Center through the MyUW website. −If you are receiving a partial scholarship, your scholarship dollars will be applied to your room first, and then your food account second, and

finally any remaining scholarship dollars will be applied to your tuition and fees. If you are receiving a full scholarship, your housing bill should reflect a $0 balance.

−Books: If you are on any amount of athletic aid, required books are typically included in your scholarship. Please see Greg Offerman (SAPC

Fetzer Center, 4th Floor) during the week before classes begin to receive any bookstore vouchers you may need.

−Questions? Contact Greg Offerman at 608-263-4835 or for more information regarding your athletic scholarship.

 Other Financial Aid

−Outside Scholarships: Approximately in mid-July you will receive an email regarding required online compliance forms. One of the forms will

ask that you report any outside scholarships that you may be receiving. Please begin gathering this information (e.g., scholarship amount, contact person, and criteria of scholarship) in anticipation of completing these forms.

−Non-Athletic Scholarships/Grants/Loans: Assuming you have completed your FAFSA and submitted all of the requested

documentation to the Office of Student Financial Aid, your financial aid award should be disbursed 10 days prior to the beginning of classes.

−Questions? Contact Lauren Klink at 608-890-2529 or for more information.

 Compliance Paperwork

−Later this summer, you will be asked to complete multiple online compliance forms, including viewing an online compliance presentation. Be

prepared to answer questions about your employment, housing, and motor vehicles (e.g., automobile, moped).

 UW Housing

−Useful University Housing website for moving in:

Rules to Know: Protect your Eligibility! Extra Benefit: As a student-athlete, you are not allowed to accept any extra benefits. An extra benefit is ANY special arrangement that is made for you because you are a student-athlete. These benefits also apply to your family and friends. Examples of extra benefits include: gifts, clothing or equipment, cash, or free/discounted services or housing. Unadvertised Discounts: The receipt of unadvertised discounts not available to the general public is considered an impermissible extra benefit. General Guideline: If every UW student can receive the discount AND this discount is legitimately advertised, you can accept the discount. Otherwise please check with your coach or the UW Compliance Office before accepting anything. Preferential Treatment: As a student-athlete, you may not receive preferential treatment, benefits, or services because of your athletics reputation, skill, or pay-back potential as a professional athlete, unless such treatment, benefits, or services are specifically permitted under NCAA legislation as verified by the UW Compliance Office. Employment: If you have a job, your employer cannot provide you with any benefit or privilege that is not provided to all employees. More: Additional information regarding NCAA rules will be covered in your team compliance meeting prior to your first competition. If you have questions, please contact: Katie Smith, Associate AD for Compliance at 608-265-5071 or

Above: This educational document was sent out to all incoming UW studentathletes to provide a brief outline of compliance issues for these individuals to be aware of prior to arriving on campus.

Below: The compliance office also reaches out to individuals outside of the athletic department, including fans, boosters and alumni. This image is an excerpt from an educational webinar conducted for Wisconsin Alumni Association chapter leaders nationwide.

What is Compliance? SELF-REPORTING



Associate Athletic Director for Compliance Katie Smith

The goal of the Compliance Office is to serve as a resource and provide education to these various constituents.

The Compliance Office is also responsible for monitoring the institution’s compliance with the NCAA rules, as well as investigating any potential violations and enforcing any penalties.

Education Initiative to Select Compliance Customers Coaches and Athletic Department Staff Members of the compliance staff attend bi-monthly coaches’ meetings and 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: http:// 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: 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: 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 TVs 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:

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 studentathletes, donation requests and occasional meals. In 2015, the compliance office began to transition many of its monitoring practices to Jump Forward, 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.


Spread awareness of NCAA rules and regulations that govern athletics and ensure strict adherence to those rules and regulations.

Office of Student-Athlete Development


he mission of 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 required and optional programming to ensure student-athletes are wellrounded, prepared individuals as they enter the next phase of life after graduation. OSAD has a strong partnership with each varsity team, conducting individual meetings with each team member throughout the academic year.

By The Numbers ▪ In total, 707 student-athletes (97.25 percent of the student-athlete body) were impacted by the OSAD through an event, course, workshop, or individual meeting during the 2015-16 academic year. ▪ OSAD conducted 1,295 individual meetings with 84.2 percent of the student-athlete body covering a variety of topics such as career preparation, leadership and involvement opportunities, identity and other personal development subjects.

OSAD programs focus on the following pillars: Personal Development, Leadership & Involvement, Diversity & Inclusion, and Career Development, including the all-encompassing Beyond The Game curriculum. The following pages summarize the initiatives organized through the OSAD for the 2015-16 academic year. For reference, the following index includes a list of topics covered through a variety of programs within each pillar.



Violence Prevention

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Financial Literacy ▪ Career Strategies course topic ▪ Fiscally Fit ▪ Individual Consultations ▪ Life Skills Academy course topics (twice)

The OSAD staff

o Of those that responded to the End-of-Year Survey: ▪ 90.7 percent reported that meetings with their OSAD coordinator was “extremely” or “to a great extent” helpful ▪ 89.4 percent feel their OSAD coordinator “extremely” or “to great extent” assists their progress in leadership, campus involvement, and/or career aspirations

▪ OSAD organized and coordinated 153 events, courses, and workshops throughout the 201516 academic year, and 82.7 percent of the student-athlete body participated in at least one of these events, courses, and workshops.

The OSAD team, including Justin “Juice” Weaver (left), Director Bridget Woodruff, Brittany McGowan, Lindsay Kindschy and LaMar “Soup” Campbell. Not pictured: Kacie Krueger.

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The OSAD Report To help student-athletes get involved in athletic department programming and events on campus, OSAD releases “The OSAD Report” every week. These newsletters keep student-athletes and the department in the loop about upcoming and past happenings in OSAD. ▪ 2015-16 academic year — 31 issues of

The OSAD Report (volume 2) written and distributed.

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Campus Collaborations & Partnerships The OSAD strives to partner with campus entities to develop and deliver strong programs for student-athletes.

30 campus entities including: ▪ Adventure Learning Programs (ALPs) ▪ Associated Students of Madison (ASM) ▪ The UW Band ▪ BuckyNet Committee ▪ Career Services Council ▪ Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) ▪ Chancellor’s Advisory Group on Alcohol & Other Drugs ▪ College of Letters & Science (L&S) ▪ Clery Act Working Committee ▪ Coordinated Leadership Initiative (CLI) ▪ Dean of Students Office ▪ Department of Counseling Psychology (CP) ▪ Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) ▪ End Violence on Campus (EVOC) ▪ Equity Diversity Coordinator (EDC) ▪ First Wave ▪ International Academic Programs (IAP) ▪ International Internship Programs (IIP) ▪ LGBT Center ▪ Men’s Project ▪ Morgridge Center for Public Service ▪ Multicultural Student Center (MSC) ▪ Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) ▪ Posse Program ▪ School of Business ▪ School of Education ▪ Student Personnel Association (SPA) ▪ University Health Services (UHS) ▪ Wei Lab ▪ Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID)

OSAD Personal Development BADGER BEGINNINGS A new student orientation, which welcomes first year and transfer studentathletes to campus, introduces various support services within the athletic department, provides social media etiquette training and education on representing the Badger brand. ▪ 95.6 percent first year attendance rate (required) ▪ 256 total attendance: o 216 first year student-athletes o 21 upperclassmen student-athletes o 19 athletic department staff ▪ Barry Alvarez welcomed all of our new student-athletes and shared an important message about the honor of being a part of the Badger family. ▪ On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest, student-athletes ranked: o “4.52” for feeling that this event was a great way to kick off their college experience

Badger Beginning

o “4.68” feeling comfortable to seek help when they have questions o “4.89” for feeling honored to be a Badger

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LIFE SKILLS ACADEMY A one-credit transition course (CP 115) for all first year student-athletes that consists of peer-to-peer education on relevant life skills topics related to self-awareness & exploration, health & wellness, and leadership. ▪ 220 total first year student-athletes enrolled ▪ 94-97 percent of student-athletes reported each topic was relevant and applicable to the student-athlete experience; feeling more comfortable having conversations and confident utilizing the skills taught in class; and knowing where to find resources on campus related to each topic

BADGERS STEP UP! Leadership development and bystander intervention training that includes information on responsible alcohol use. ▪ 98.2 percent second year attendance rate (required) ▪ 165 total second year student-athletes trained ▪ On a scale of 1-5, with five being the highest, student-athletes ranked: o “4.24” for feeling that the session was helpful to talk about experiences with alcohol on campus o “4.20” for feeling confident stepping in during risky situations, due to what was learned in this session

FISCALLY FIT An interactive workshop where student-athletes learn about budgeting, credit scores, investing, comparing job offers, cost of living compensations, true benefits, writing checks, retirement planning, and other financial management tools necessary for thriving in life after athletics. ▪ 87 percent third year attendance rate (required) ▪ 106 total third year student-athletes attended ▪ 47 individual consultations with Eric Smith, the Financial Literacy Coach guest presenter ▪ On a scale of 1-5, with five being the highest, student-athletes ranked: o “4.79” for feeling that the workshop shared valuable information o “4.33” for feeling more prepared and confident to make financial decisions in their future


« Mark Segbers Men’s Soccer

“Badger Beginnings and Life Skills Academy were a great way to meet other student-athletes from different sports, and get out of your comfort zone. We talk about a lot of important topics, and it helps ease into being on your own for the first time in college.”



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SAAC Fina Fetze

Leadership & Involvement LEADERSHIP LESSONS A series of seminars with guest speakers who share advice and lessons learned through their leadership experiences. ▪ 2015-16: Bud Selig shared leadership lessons from his experiences as former MLB Commissioner, Milwaukee Brewers owner, and as a UWMadison alum.

LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE OSAD staff works closely with CfLI staff to educate 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. ▪ Three student-athletes completed the Leadership Certificate in spring 2016


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STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC) A student-athlete organization which provides a direct link to UW Athletic Administration, the Big Ten Conference, and the NCAA. SAAC is a leadership organization that provides an opportunity for student-athletes to enhance their experience through service, social events, and the evaluation of student-athlete welfare. ▪ 57 student-athletes served as voting members representing all 23 sport teams, selected through an interview process ▪ Executive board consisted of seven student-athletes from seven different teams ▪ The organization had a meeting per month focusing on different student-athlete welfare topics such as: building the student-athlete community, financial literacy/ pay for play/cost of attendance, nutrition, time demands/time management, networking/career development, diversity, gender equality/sexual assault, and mental health. ▪ SAAC organized eight major initiatives for this year included: Student-Athlete of the Month voting, Brother/Sister Team Competition, Mr. & Ms. Bucky (winners: Maren Shultz from women’s rowing & Arrington Farrar from football), Toys for Tots (raised $8,000 and 240 toys), Student-Athlete Career Night Fashion Show, Student-Athlete Time Demands Forum, #BadgersWillListen Mental Health Campaign, and Finals Week Stress Relief at the Fetzer Centers ▪ Of the student-athletes who responded to the End-of-Year Survey, 91.1 percent felt that SAAC provided an opportunity to enhance their experience through service, social events, and the evaluation of student-athlete welfare

PEER LEADERSHIP A three-credit course (CP 620) where upperclassmen peer leaders facilitate discussions and activities for the first year student-athletes who are enrolled in the Life Skills Academy. Through self-awareness assessments and class activities, peer leaders develop several skill sets including small group facilitation, conflict management and leadership.

Badger Challenge

A competition for all UW varsity sports which rewards teams for their active engagement in activities and programs offered on the UW-Madison’s campus and athletic department. Through the Badger Challenge, those teams and individuals who represent the complete student-athlete are rewarded.

Men’s Swimming & Diving and Women’s Golf were the winners for the 2015-16 academic year!

Points awarded based on:

▪ Academic Achievement

▪ Athletic Achievement

▪ Personal Enhancement

▪ On-Campus Learning

▪ Community Outreach

▪ SAAC & SAESO Participation

▪ Brother-Sister Teams (initiative via SAAC)

▪ 28 total student-athletes enroll each fall ▪ Each student-athlete went through DISC analysis, and 360 leadership feedback from coaches, teammates, and other involvement staff ▪ Each pair of peer leaders led two small groups of 6-8 first year student-athletes ▪ Of the student-athletes who responded to the End-of-Year Survey: o 100 percent felt the course enhanced their ability to communicate with individuals o 100 percent felt the course furthered their understanding of group dynamics

Diversity & Inclusion

SAESO's Bingo Night with visitors from a local senior center

STUDENT-ATHLETES EQUALLY SUPPORTING OTHERS (SAESO) A registered student organization that strives to bring together studentathletes of different cultures, ethnicities, lifestyles, and belief systems to enhance their experience on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. SAESO focuses on leadership, education, service, and social interactions between students and student-athletes. ▪ One meeting per month including topics such as: LGBTQ Ally Workshop, Positive Psychology, Black History Month, and the Bingo Night with Capital Lakes Retirement Center ▪ Two of the major initiatives for this year included: Movember ($10,265 raised), Soul Food Night (124 student-athletes attended) ▪ Executive Board – 10 student-athletes from seven sports ▪ Of the student-athletes who responded to the End-of-Year Survey: o 86 percent felt that participation in SAESO provided opportunities for interaction between students of diverse backgrounds

« Banke Oginni

Women’s Track & Field

“SAESO has helped me branch out more an has helped me adapt to different situations. become more understanding and flexible to people’s needs and wants, without stemming away from my core values. Being a leader me that you have to be both understanding and unwavering – SAESO has helped me with tha

Mark Nitka » Men’s Rowing

“Diversity and Inclusion programs provided by OSAD help student-athletes come together to see the beauty in being different, and celebrate our individuality.”

STUDY ABROAD A partnership has been developed with the International Academic Programs (IAP - Study Abroad) Office to make study abroad opportunities accessible for student-athletes. Funding through the athletic department is also available to support the student’s endeavors. ▪ 18 student-athletes studied abroad over the 2015-16 academic year ▪ Countries traveled to include: France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Thailand YOU CAN PLAY A social activism campaign dedicated to eliminating homophobia within sports, with a mission of creating inclusive atmospheres within Wisconsin locker rooms, increasing positive and accepting language, and supporting all athletes regardless of sexual orientation. ▪ Watch video here. IT’S ON US A national campaign dedicated to eliminating sexual assault on college campuses, and take ownership of the problem. ▪ 19 student-athletes from 16 different sports participated in videos played at Camp Randall, Kohl Center, and LaBahn Arena throughout the football, basketball, and hockey seasons.

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Women's basketball player Michala Johnson videotaping an "It's on Us" segment.

Career Development STUDENT-ATHLETE CAREER NIGHT An annual career event and networking dinner offering student-athletes the opportunity to meet one-on-one with employers interested in recruiting student-athletes for internships and full-time employment. Representatives from various graduate and professional schools are also in attendance to share information regarding post-graduate educational opportunities. ▪ 282 total attendance: o 104 employers attended o 162 student-athletes attended, from all grades o 65.4 percent fourth and fifth year required attendance rate (required) ▪ On a scale of 1-5, with five being the highest, student-athletes ranked: o “4.2” for the event giving them a better understanding of networking ▪ Of the student-athletes who responded to the End-of-Year Survey: o 87.1 percent felt the Career Night provided an opportunity to network effectively

CAREER STRATEGIES A one-credit transition course (CP 110) that uses individual and group development activities to explore personal career development planning. Students learn about themselves as well as the world of work, and how the two intersect. Secrets of a successful job search and how to use networking and informational interviews as part of this process are also discussed.

Career networking mixer at the Student-Athlete Care

« Matt Ross Men’s Golf

▪ Four sections of the course offered each year

▪ Topics – self-exploration, networking, LinkedIn, labor market, employer panel, resume, cover letter, grad school applications, informational interviews, finances after college, interviewing strategies, mock interviews (*can be included in a word-cloud) ▪ Of the student-athletes that responded to the Endof-Year Survey, 100 percent felt the course introduced them to strategies of networking as a way to explore their personal career development


▪ 87 (37 fall + 50 spring) student-athletes enrolled for 2015-16

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Aya Johnson Women’s Golf

“Through learning how to network, I had the opportunity to jo shadow directors, editors, and associate producers at the Go Channel this fall. OSAD can help you practice your elevator pitc and make connections. Don’t be afraid to talk to people, becaus it can lead to great opportunities you never would’ve guessed!

CAREER COUNSELING Individual assistance is provided on resume and cover letter writing in addition to graduate school application reviews from the OSAD staff. In addition, one OSAD staff member is a career specialist that provides direct connections to employers, markets current job and internship postings, and conducts individualized coaching for student-athletes seeking job shadow experiences or volunteer, part-time, and full-time employment. ▪ OSAD conducted 1,295 individual meetings with student-athletes covering a variety of topics such as career preparation, leadership and involvement opportunities, identity and other personal development subjects. 84.2 percent of student-athletes participated in these individual meetings. ▪ In addition, 92 of our student-athletes received career counseling from our OSAD career specialist to make connections with our employers and were coached through career assessments, the job search, networking, and interviewing EMPLOYER RELATIONS Relationships are developed with local and national companies and organizations in order to provide assistance to student-athletes who are seeking out internships, part-time, full-time and volunteer employment opportunities. ▪ 105 companies and organizations have directly been in contact with the OSAD throughout the 2015-16 academic year, including participation at the Student-Athlete Career Night, Career Champion Series panels, Mock Interview and Employer Panels in the Career Strategies course, and through communicating open job opportunities with our OSAD career specialist. CAREER CHAMPION SERIES A series of employer panels structured around similar career industries; in which student-athletes have the opportunity to network with and learn from local professionals in those industries.

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▪ Two panels were organized in 2015-16: o .Consulting Careers: business, technology, and engineering consulting o.Communication Careers: social media, public relations, copywriting, and marketing

process of finding a job 10 times easier! I udent-athletes use the resources they provide m job. After receiving some help with my er, and interview preparation, I got my job Student-Athlete Career Night!”

BADGER CONNECTIONS BBQ An event held each summer which provides UW student-athletes an opportunity to network with UW faculty and staff, UW coaches and Madison community members. This event allows student-athletes to build relationships with a diverse group of individuals to expand their network and continue their career development.


▪ (Summer 2015) 215 total attendance: 154 student-athletes, 61 staff and community members

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▪ Of the student-athletes that responded to the End-of-Year Survey, 83.3 percent reported that the Badger Connections BBQ met the networking goal of building relationships between student-athletes, UW faculty and staff, coaches and community members.


Beyond the Game BEYOND THE GAME (BTG) EXECUTIVE BOARD BTG is an initiative to strengthen the post-graduate trajectories for studentathletes and to help foster a holistic college experience. The university's “Beyond the Game Initiative” confronts the challenge of student-athletes who face the end of their eligibility to play without identifying viable careers beside professional sports. ▪ Initiatives: Saturday Science of Badger Athletics, Paint Ball Outing ▪ Of the student-athletes who responded to the End-of-Year Survey: o 94 percent reported that BTG promoted a well-rounded college experience DAVID STLUKA

BTG’s Dinner Series in 2015–16, featuring former NFL player M

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“BTG and OSAD have not only been great learning tools for me, but also important resources academically, athletically and mentally. When I'm having a tough time in general, I feel comfortable going to someone in these organizations to talk and help give me guidance.”

« Lauren Carlini Volleyball


“The Leadership Develop to utilize than I could have you self-reflect and learn m as a leader. There is so mu rienced leaders in the com the professors and other p the luxury of being able to course. This was by far my legiate career because the real-life situations we are recommend this class for selves and find ways to be selves as a leader.”

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pment class has given me more tools e imagined. This class really makes more about yourself as a person and uch to be learned from more expemmunity, through guest speakers, peers and student-athletes. We get o interact with all of the above in this y favorite class I've taken in my cole lessons learned directly apply to all in daily as student-athletes. I highly anyone wanting to explore theme the best possible version of them-

DINNER SERIES Business casual dinner with a keynote speaker from Madison, the surrounding area or across the United States. The speakers discussed selected topics that are relevant to the student-athlete’s growth. ▪ Fall 2015: Guest Speaker – Myron Rolle o Message – Demanding excellence from yourself in all aspects of your life. Make small steps towards bettering yourself, because it’s the small improvements that lead to big results. ▪ Spring 2016: Panelists – LaMar “Soup” Campbell moderated a panel of successful professionals and former student-athletes: Dawn Crim, Ron Dayne, Gretchen Miron, and Brandon Williams o Message – Your network is your net-worth. The connections you make can lead to larger things. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and have a conversation with someone that can guide you toward your next career move. REAL TALKS An open forum guided by selected topics held on the first Monday of every month. ▪ 2015-16 Topics – The Spiral of Silence, For the Love of the Game, Time Management, We’re Better Than That: Men Against Sexual Assault, Priorities of a College Student vs. a Student-Athlete, Moving Forward CAREER ROLE MODEL Developed networking and mentor relationships through BTG programming and Badger Shadow Experience.

Student-Athletes of the Year Kelsey Card (center left) and Zak Showalter (right) with Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez and OSAD Director Bridget Woodruff.

The Buckinghams The Office of Student-Athlete Development and The Office of Academic Services present… The Buckinghams: Student-Athlete Showcase of Excellence A formal event where student-athletes’ academic successes and their student-athlete development involvement are highlighted through the presentation of awards and honors. Student-athletes’ unique talents are showcased through a variety of performances and students get to walk the red carpet. ▪ 910 student-athletes, athletic department staff, campus and community members were in attendance ▪ Nine performances with 14 studentathlete participants:


o Highlight: Dueling pianos performance with guest singer and harmonica player – Matt Ross (men’s golf), Vitto Brown (men’s basketball), Anders Kristensen (men’s soccer), and Dare Ogunbowale (football). Watch here. o Highlight: Corey Clement (football) performs original song. Watch here. o Highlight: Macy Oswald (softball) dances with boy band to Bye Bye Bye. Watch here.



▪ 15 awards given: 3.5 GPA Winners, Performance Award, President’s Award, Athletic Board Scholars, Academic Momentum Award, Chi Alpha Sigma, 4.0 Recognition Award, Team Highest GPA, Best Dressed at the Buckinghams, Impact Award, Team Impact Award, Badger Challenge Award, Beyond The Game (BTG) Award of Excellence, Unsung Hero Award, and the Buckinghams Student-Athletes of the Year o 229 3.5 GPA winners announced at the start of the show o 87 individual award winners and six team award winners were announced on stage throughout the show o News release with definitions of each award and names of all award winners can be found here.


Staff News ▪ Associate Athletic Director Terry Gawlik serves on the NCAA Women's Basketball Committee ▪ Associate Athletic Director Marija Pientka serves on the NCAA Tennis Committee ▪ Associate Athletic Communications Director Diane Nordstrom is an at-large member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Board of Directors ▪ Director of Web Site Services Tam Flarup serves as the CoSIDA Special Awards chair. Flarup, who will retire in August, also received the CoSIDA Lifetime Achievement award ▪ Football equipment manager Mark Peeler is the District 5 Continuing Education Units representative for the Athletic Equipment Manager Association. He also received the 2015 Tony Anderson Award winner as the District 5 Equipment Manager of the year ▪ Athletic Trainer Michael Moll is the vice president of the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association (WATA) and Wisconsin state representative

at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA) ▪ Athletic Trainer Kyle Gibson is the South West Regional representative for WATA ▪ Athletic Trainer Alyson Kelsey is a member of the Young Professionals Committee of GLATA ▪ Dr. Erin Hammer, Athletic Trainer Jennifer Sanfilippo, Dr. Alison Brooks and Kelsey won the research award at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine for their work on association between Female Athlete Triad Cumulative Risk Assessment and In-Season Stress Fractures in collegiate cross country athletes ▪ Dr. John Wilson and Michael Moll won the case presentation award at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Conference ▪ Sanfilippo spoke at the UW Health Sports Medicine Symposium on current findings in Badger Athletic Performance and American Society of Sports Medicine Annual meeting on vertical jump testing styles within collegiate athletes

▪ Athletic Trainer Brian Lund made four presentations — Surgical Rehabilitation following Syndesmotic Ankle Reconstruction with a Tight Rope Utilizing HydroWorx Therapy Pools; Sportsman’s Groin Repair in a Collegiate Football Player; webinar on the Rehabilitation of Offensive Lineman Utilizing Aquatic Therapy following Syndesmotic Ankle Reconstruction; and Sportsman’s Groin Repair in a Collegiate Football Player ▪ Michael Moll presented Head Injuries in Football, It’s Not Always a Concussion at the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Mumps in a Collegiate Football Athlete at the UW Madison Athletic Training Program Alumni and Friends Day ▪ Athletic Trainers Kyle Gibson, Michael Moll, Brian Lund and Enrique PerezGuerra presented at the Badger Medic Wisconsin National Guard educational exchange ▪ Multiple members of the event management department attended the 13th annual Collegiate Athletic Operations Services Confer-

ence at the Woodside Ranch in northern Wisconsin. Shane Burgess served as the Programming Committee Chair and Katie Pietrowiak served as the Membership-Recruiting-Marketing Committee Chair ▪ Todd Nelson and Shane Burgess worked at the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship in Indianapolis. Nelson served as a Team Liaison to the West Division Champions and Burgess served as the communicator for the West Division Champions Band ▪ Student-Athlete Development Coordinator Brittany McGowan was the Student Affairs Mentoring Program Coordinator on the Madison Student Personnel Association; Community of Practice Co-Lead on Coordinated Leadership Initiative team; participated in the NCAA Effective Facilitation Workshop; presented at the NCAA Career in Sports Forum; completed the Green Dot: Violence Prevention Education Strategy Instructor Certification training; completed the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) Certification course;

and completed the UW Athletics Leadership Series

Human Resource Management Chapter on April 19

▪ Director of Student-Athlete Development Bridget Woodruff completed the Green Dot: Violence Prevention Education Strategy Instructor Certification training; member of the End Violence On Campus Coordinating Council; and completed the UW Athletics Leadership Series

▪ Kelly Higgins, Academic Advisor, won the 2016 Region III National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) Professional Promise Award and is also a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for the N4A

▪ Daron Jones, Director of External Engagement, worked the 2016 Rose Bowl Game as a game production coordinator ▪ Assistant Athletic Director for Development Chad Kimmel received the Young Alumni of the Year from Austin Peay ▪ Human Resources Manager Jeff Palkowski addressed undergraduate and graduate students of the Cardinal Stritch University Sport Management Program as a guest speaker describing the staff recruitment and selection process for Wisconsin Athletics ▪ Human Resources Assistant Mariah Mohammadian was a guest speaker at the UW-Whitewater Society of

▪ Michael Jacoby, Tutor Coordinator for Academic Services presented with others at the International Writing Center Association in Pittsburgh on the challenges posed to those leading tutoring programs ▪ Senior Associate Director of Compliance Joel Ott is a member of the National Association for Athletics Compliance Marketing/ Strategic Communications Committee ▪ Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations Mario Morris is a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. He is also an associate board member for Gilda's Club–Club Red.




Greg Gard takes over, leads Badgers to fifth Sweet 16 in six years

HONORS & AWARDS National ▪ Greg Gard Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year All-Big Ten ▪ Nigel Hayes (first team) ▪ Bronson Koenig (second team) ▪ Ethan Happ (third team) ▪ Ethan Happ (All-Defensive Team) ▪ Ethan Happ (Freshman of the Year)


Academic All-Big Ten ▪ Vitto Brown ▪ Matt Ferris ▪ Nigel Hayes ▪ Aaron Moesch ▪ Zak Showalter

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Wisconsin is the nation’s only team to reach five Sweet 16s in the last six seasons thanks to wins over No. 10 Pittsburgh and No. 2 Xavier in the 2016 Big Dance.

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After taking over the head coaching duties on Dec. 15, Greg Gard led Wisconsin to a 12-6 conference record, posting the most Big Ten wins for a first-year coach since Bruce Weber won 13 games with Illinois in 2004.

Nigel Hayes became the 13th Badgers player to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors over the last 15 seasons, the most of any team in the conference over that time span.

With wins over Maryland (#2), Michigan State (#4), Iowa (#8) and Xavier (#9), the Badgers were one of three teams to own four top-10 wins and the only team to tally three of those away from home.

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With a record of 12-6 in Big Ten play, UW clinched a 16thconsecutive season finishing among the conference’s top-four teams and secured a winning conference record for a Big Ten-record 16th-straight season. Ethan Happ was named consensus 2016 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, becoming UW’s first FOY winner since Sam Okey in 1996. DAVID STLUKA

A tribute to the first African-American head coach in Big Ten basketball history, Bill Cofield, Wisconsin debuted Black History Month uniforms throughout February ››




Badgers set school record for fewest turnovers

HONORS & AWARDS All-Big Ten ▪ Nicole Bauman (honorable mention) Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Nicole Bauman Academic All-Big Ten ▪ Nicole Bauman ▪ Tessa Cichy ▪ Michala Johnson ▪ Taylor Kuhn


Senior Nicole Bauman ended her career as the Badgers’ all-time 3-point percentage leader at .409 for four seasons. She also ranks second in triples made (235) and fourth in 3-point attempts (574).

Senior Michala Johnson shot 53.6 percent from the field for her Badger career, setting a school record for best shooting percentage in program history. For the second straight season, the Badgers had two players record 100-or-more assists in a year. Bauman led the team with 112 helpers while senior Dakota Whyte added 106 dimes.

The Badgers played one of the toughest schedules in the nation, ranking 33rd for strength of schedule according to

A new era in Wisconsin basketball was announced on March 31 as Jonathan Tsipis was named the seventh head coach in program history. Bobbie Kelsey was not retained after five years on the Badger bench. Nicole Bauman ››


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Wisconsin set a school record, averaging just 14.17 turnovers per game. In Big Ten play, UW tied for second in the Big Ten with just 12.72 giveaways per game.



Underclassmen McDonald, Hardy pace Badgers

HONORS & AWARDS First-Team All-Big Ten ▪ Morgan McDonald Second-Team All-Big Ten ▪ Joe Hardy USTFCCCA Great Lakes Regional Team ▪ Morgan McDonald ▪ Joe Hardy


Academic All-Big Ten ▪ Zach Benning ▪ Carl Hirsch ▪ Joey McAsey ▪ Morgan McDonald ▪ Tyson Miehe ▪ Malachy Schrobilgen ▪ Troy Smith

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Wisconsin opened its 2015 campaign with a pair of victories at the Badger Season Opener and the Iona College Meet of Champions in September. Thanks to Morgan McDonald’s fifth-place finish at the 2015 Big Ten Championship, the Badgers have had at least one runner earn first-team All-Big Ten honors the last 32 straight years.

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The Badgers were honored with the Highest Cumulative GPA Award at the Buckinghams after recording a team GPA of 3.316.

One of the youngest teams in program history, the Badgers did not have a single senior on their roster and return all six runners that competed at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Morgan McDonald ››



Sorensen leads young Badgers

HONORS & AWARDS First-Team All-Big Ten ▪ Shaelyn Sorensen Big Ten Freshman of the Year ▪ Shaelyn Sorensen USTFCCCA Great Lakes Regional Team ▪ Shaelyn Sorensen ▪ Sarah Heinemann Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Erin Wagner


Freshman Shaelyn Sorensen led the Badgers at all seven of their meets, including victories at the Badger Season Opener and at the Iona College Meet of Champions.


Sorensen also became the ninth Badger to be named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and first since Gabi Anzalone shared the honor in 2011.


The Badgers placed fourth at the 2015 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, marking the second-straight year the team earned a top-five finish at the regional meet. Shaelyn Sorensen ››



The Badgers excelled in the classroom as eight runners garnered Academic All-Big Ten accolades during the fall.



Badgers cap 10-win season with bowl win and nation’s top defense

HONORS & AWARDS Bednarik Award Semifinalist ▪ Joe Schobert Lombardi Award Semifinalist ▪ Joe Schobert All-America ▪ Joe Schobert (first team) Freshman All-America ▪ T.J. Edwards (FWAA) Big Ten Linebacker of the Year ▪ Joe Schobert DAVID STLUKA

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Senior QB Joel Stave won his 31st career game, a school record, with an Offensive MVP performance in the Holiday Bowl. Stave went 31-10 as UW’s starter, including a schoolrecord 22 wins in Big Ten games (22-6, .786)

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The Badgers boasted the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense, allowing just 13.7 points per game. UW also finished the season ranked No. 2 in total defense with 268.5 yards allowed per game.

The Badgers earned an APR Public Recognition award from the NCAA for the fourth-straight season, posting an Academic Progress Rate score of 992 (out of 1,000) that trailed only Duke (995) among FBS teams.

All-Big Ten ▪ Alex Erickson (first team) ▪ Joe Schobert (first team) ▪ Michael Caputo (second team) ▪ Tyler Marz (second team) ▪ Vince Biegel (third team) Big Ten Medal of Honor ▪ Joel Stave Capital One Academic All-District ▪ Dan Voltz Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP ▪ Joel Stave Holiday Bowl Defensive MVP ▪ Jack Cichy

Wisconsin recorded double-digit wins for the fifth time in the last seven years by posting a 10-3 overall record. The Badgers have won 70 games over the last seven seasons — one of only 12 schools that can make that claim. UW has earned both a bowl game invitation and qualified for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for 14 consecutive years — the longest such streak in NCAA history. DAVID STLUKA

Joe Schobert ››




Youthful Badgers turn in 13th-best team season scoring average

HONORS & AWARDS Academic All-Big Ten ▪ Johnny Decker ▪ Matt Ross ▪ Tommy Schofield ▪ Eddie Wajda III Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award ▪ Eddie Wajda III Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Eddie Wajda III


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Coach Michael Burcin completed his fifth season directing a team with only one senior to the 13th-best season scoring average of 299.0. The Badgers had five top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments.

Sophomore Eddie Wajda III led the team in scoring with 74.03 strokes per round, which ranked 16th all-time. Wajda played all 31 rounds, led the team in six tournaments, and was the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree for Wisconsin. Freshman Jordan Hahn scored career lows in his second collegiate tournament, placing second at the Badger Invitational with a fiveunder 72-68-71—211. The 6-foot-6-inch golfer played in all 31 rounds, and his scoring average of 74.68 was second on the team. Senior Matt Ross ended his career with the 13th-best career scoring average at 75.58. He also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for a third time along with teammates Johnny Decker, Tommy Schofield and Eddie Wajda III.





Badgers record their best scoring average in school history

HONORS & AWARDS All-Big Ten ▪ Brooke Ferrell (first team) Academic All-Big Ten ▪ Brooke Ferrell ▪ Aya Johnson ▪ Becky Klongland ▪ Ali Nageotte Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Michelle Cheung Big Ten Golfer of the Week ▪ Brooke Ferrell (Oct. 21 & Feb. 25) GREG ANDERSON

NCAA Regional Qualifier ▪ Brooke Ferrell


With no seniors on the team, Wisconsin still recorded its best 18-hole scoring average with 296.45 and had its best Big Ten Championship finish since 2011, tying for fourth with a 54-hole conference meet best 289-290-283--862, the second best 54-hole score in school history.

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Nat Zeng ranks second best all-time for UW freshman scoring with 75.91 strokes per round. Three current players rank 1-3 in frosh scoring led by Brooke Ferrell at No. 1, Zeng at No. 2, and Gabby Curtis at No. 3.


Junior Brooke Ferrell had the best season scoring average in school history with 73.25 strokes per round and earned firstteam All-Big Ten honors. Ferrell was UW's lone NCAA Regional qualifier where she finished tied for 59th with a 5-over 221.

Four players had career-scoring best years. Besides Ferrell’s school record average, Gabby Curtis led UW in four tournaments and was second in scoring with 74.83. Michelle Cheung, the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner, averaged 74.97. Becky Klongland averaged 76.50 and led four who earned Academic All-Big Ten along with Ferrell, Aya Johnson and Ali Nageotte.

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OVERALL RECORD: 9-19-8 / BIG TEN RECORD: 3-13-4-2 (6TH)

Squad takes steps during season, big steps in offseason

HONORS & AWARDS Big Ten All-Freshman Team ▪ Luke Kunin Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Kevin Schulze Big Ten Stars of the Week ▪ Seamus Malone (Nov. 3 - First) ▪ Matt Jurusik (Nov. 3 - Third) ▪ Matt Jurusik (Nov. 10 - Second) ▪ Ryan Wagner (Dec. 8 - Third) ▪ Luke Kunin (Jan. 12 - Third) ▪ Cameron Hughes (March 1 - Third) ▪ Matt Jurusik (March 8 - Third) DAVID STLUKA

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Freshman Luke Kunin led the Badgers with 19 goals, the first UW rookie since Dany Heatley in 1999–2000 to lead the team in goals. Kunin’s total is also the most since Heatley had 28 that year. UW was tied or in the lead during the third period in 25 of 35 games, finishing 8-9-8 in those contests.

Wisconsin equalled the school record with eight ties, matching the 2003-04 squad.

Junior forward Grant Besse led the Badgers in scoring for the second consecutive season, posting 33 points.

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The new Wisconsin coaching staff that includes head coach Tony Granato, and associate head coaches Mark Osiecki and Don Granato, have 53 years of combined coaching experience at the professional, collegiate and junior level.



OVERALL RECORD: 35-4-1 / WCHA RECORD: 24-3-1-1 (1ST)

UW sweeps WCHA titles; advances to NCAA Frozen Four

HONORS & AWARDS USCHO & WCHA Player of the Year ▪ Ann-Renée Desbiens WCHA Coach of the Year ▪ Mark Johnson All-Americans ▪ Ann-Renée Desbiens (first team) ▪ Courtney Burke (second team) ▪ Annie Pankowski (second team) Patty Kazmaier Top-10 Finalists ▪ Ann-Renée Desbiens ▪ Annie Pankowski DAVID STLUKA

NCAA Elite 90 Award ▪ Annie Pankowski

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Ann-Renée Desbiens recorded 21 shutouts to set a new NCAA record and to shatter the program record by seven blank slates.

Wisconsin advanced to the Frozen Four for the ninth time in the past 11 seasons.

Sophomore Annie Pankowski became the fourth student-athlete in program history to win the NCAA Elite 90 award, an award given to the student-athlete that has the best GPA at the NCAA championship site.

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The Badgers held opponents this year to one goal or less in 34 of their 40 games. Wisconsin held its opponents scoreless for 624 minutes, 18 seconds, the longest streak ever in NCAA men’s or women’s hockey. UW had nine-straight shutouts, also a NCAA record, during the scoreless streak. DAVID STLUKA

Ann-Renée Desbiens ››




Four of six boats make IRA national championship races PAUL CAPOBIANCO

HONORS & AWARDS Academic All-Big Ten ▪ Ben Flaherty ▪ John French ▪ Andrew Griffin ▪ James Letten ▪ David McClain ▪ Patrick Muto ▪ Mark Nitka ▪ George Perrett ▪ Zach Ruedinger ▪ Benjamin Webster ▪ Sam Weeks ▪ Laing Wise Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Sam Ginouves

Second Varsity Eight ››

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The Wisconsin rowing program played host to the first Devil’s Lake Challenge on May 2 at Devil’s Lake in Baraboo, racing against Boston University and MIT. UW also faced Northeastern the following day at the site. For just the fifth time in school history, and the first time since 1946–47, Wisconsin had a repeat captain as senior Matt Sobotka captained the Badgers in 2015 after doing so in 2014. For the second consecutive season, Wisconsin’s freshman eight finished in the top five at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships, placing fourth for the program’s top finish since 2000 when the crew took third. UW’s freshman eight also placed second at Eastern Sprints, while its second freshman eight captured an Eastern Sprints title.


Varsity Eight ››




Varsity eight ties program-best finish at NCAA championships

HONORS & AWARDS CRCA Pocock All-American ▪ Gillian Cooper (second team) ▪ Hannah Schwartz (second team) CRCA All-Central Region ▪ Hannah Schwartz (first team) ▪ Gillian Cooper (first team) ▪ Brianna Dahm (second team) Big Ten Coach of the Year ▪ Bebe Bryans Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year ▪ Alicia Evans NANCY LA ROCQUE

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All-Big Ten ▪ Gillian Cooper (first team) ▪ Hannah Schwartz (second team)

Wisconsin placed ninth in the varsity eight at the NCAA championships, tying the 2011 boat for the top finish in program history. The Badgers placed ninth as a team at the NCAA championships, marking the program’s top finish since 2011 and notching the sixth top-10 finish in school history.

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For the ninth consecutive season, Wisconsin earned a bid to the NCAA championships. The Badgers have been invited in 12 of the last 13 years, and 13 times all-time.

For the seventh consecutive season, Wisconsin claimed a top-three finish at the Big Ten championships, taking second as a team in Indianapolis. The second-place finish is the best since 2010. Every Badger boat medaled, with the novice eight and second novice eight winning Big Ten titles.

Hannah Schwartz & Gillian Cooper ››

CRCA Scholar-Athletes ▪ Lily Hansen ▪ Anna Knutson ▪ Lexi Siverling CRCA Regional Staff of the Year ▪ Wisconsin




Badgers continue IRA streak with lightweight four national title

HONORS & AWARDS CRCA Pocock All-American ▪ Helena Randle Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Julia Glueck CRCA Scholar-Athletes ▪ Audrey Dalgarno ▪ Mirha Girt ▪ Eleanor Martin ▪ Helena Randle ▪ Brianna Wynne IRA All-Academic ▪ Audrey Dalgarno ▪ Mirha Girt ▪ Eleanor Martin ▪ Helena Randle ▪ Brianna Wynne

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The Badgers won the lightweight four at the 2016 Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships, making it six consecutive years that UW has won an IRA title. UW won by four seconds over second-place Massachusetts. Three out of the Badger’s four boats won Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges Conference Championships, including the second lightweight eight, third lightweight, and lightweight four to help the team place second overall. The lightweight eight made strides this year, moving up one spot at to fourth at the IRA national championships under first-year coach Dusty Mattison.

Lightweight Eight ››




Youth movement continues as freshman Brotherton bolsters back line

HONORS & AWARDS Big Ten All-Freshman ▪ Sam Brotherton Big Ten All-Tournament ▪ Drew Conner


Academic All-Big Ten ▪ Casey Beyes ▪ Mike Catalano ▪ Nick Jones ▪ Anders Kristensen ▪ Adam Lauko ▪ Enda O’Neill ▪ Matej Radonic ▪ Adrian Remeniuk ▪ Connor Revsbeck ▪ Isaac Schlenker ▪ Carl Schneider

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CoSIDA Academic All-District ▪ Adam Lauko

Wisconsin embraced the challenges of playing on the road and in hostile environments in 2015. The Badgers were unbeaten in five of their final eight road games.

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A 2014 All-Big Ten Freshman, Tom Barlow was ranked as the 10th best player in the Big Ten by TopDrawerSoccer. The forward from St. Louis scored three goals in 2015, including the game-winner in double overtime on the road against Saint Louis. Christopher Mueller had a breakout season in his sophomore campaign. The midfielder/forward tallied a team-high 13 points with a team-leading five goals and three assists. Two of his goals were game-winners. Only 18 years old his freshman season, freshman defender Sam Brotherton played for New Zealand at the 2015 FIFA Under-20 Men’s World Cup. Brotherton also earned his first international cap with New Zealand when he was called up to the full team. Wisconsin began the 2014 season ranked No. 21 in the country in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) rankings.

Christopher Mueller ››




Badgers clinch share of first Big Ten regular season title since 1994

HONORS & AWARDS MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist ▪ Rose Lavelle NSCAA All-American ▪ Rose Lavelle (first team) NSCAA All-Great Lakes ▪ Rose Lavelle (first team) ▪ Victoria Pickett (third team) ▪ Brianna Stelzer (third team) Big Ten Coach of the Year ▪ Paula Wilkins BRANDON HARRISON

Big Ten Midfielder of the Year ▪ Rose Lavelle

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Big Ten Freshman of the Year ▪ Victoria Pickett Wisconsin had three individual award winners headline seasonending awards from the Big Ten. Paula Wilkins was recognized as Big Ten Coach of the Year, Rose Lavelle was Big Ten Midfielder of the Year, and Victoria Pickett was Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Asked to fill a new role, team captain McKenna Meuer scored a career-high six goals. The Madison, Wisconsin, native also tallied three assists to finish the season with 15 points.

All-Big Ten ▪ Rose Lavelle (first team) ▪ Caitlyn Clem (second team) ▪ Victoria Pickett (second team) ▪ Brianna Stelzer (second team) All-Big Ten Freshman ▪ Victoria Pickett Big Ten All-Tournament ▪ Nikki Greenhalgh

Led by second team All-Big Ten members Caitlyn Clem and Brianna Stelzer, Wisconsin’s defense posted shutouts in eight of the last 11 games to finish the season. With her nine shutouts on the year, Clem ranks eighth in school history for shutouts in a season.


A 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, Rose Lavelle led the Badgers with 17 points. Lavelle scored a team-high seven goals, including two game-winners, while adding three assists.


Head coach Paula Wilkins surpassed the milestone of 100 career Big Ten wins (103). She won her seventh Big Ten regular season title.



Rose Lavelle (right) became the first Badger to be named a first-team All-American since 1991 when both Heather Taggart and Karen Maijala earned the honor.


OVERALL RECORD: 28-24-1 / BIG TEN RECORD: 7-10-1 (9TH)

Jenkins earns second-straight first-team All-Big Ten honor

HONORS & AWARDS All-Big Ten ▪ Kelsey Jenkins (first team) ▪ Taylor-Paige Stewart (second team) ▪ Ashley Van Zeeland (sportsmanship) Great Lakes All-Region ▪ Kelsey Jenkins (second team) ▪ Chloe Miller (second team) ▪ Taylor-Paige Stewart (second team) Big Ten Freshman of the Week ▪ Melanie Cross (March 28)


The team produced the second-highest single-season mark in Wisconsin history with its 244 RBI. Junior Chloe Miller set a single-season record with 51 RBI in a single season.

Sophomore Kelsey Jenkins became the third two-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree in program history. Jenkins was the first freshman in school history to earn the distinction last season. Senior Taylor-Paige Stewart set the single-season record for saves with four. The second-team All-Big Ten pick also claimed the career record with seven career saves. Wisconsin set a school record with 196 walks in a single season. Sophomore Kelsey Jenkins passed her own school record and set a new mark with 49 walks in a single season.

Kelsey Jenkins ››


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Wisconsin had five wins over ranked opponents, the second-most in program history.



Hutchins becomes first Big Ten Swimmer of the Year in program history DAVID WEIGEL

HONORS & AWARDS Rio 2016 Olympian ▪ Matt Hutchins (New Zealand) NCAA All-American ▪ Matt Hutchins Big Ten Swimmer of the Year ▪ Matt Hutchins All-Big Ten ▪ Matt Hutchins (second team) Big Ten Swimmer of the Week ▪ Cannon Clifton ▪ Matt Hutchins (Dec. 9 & Jan. 13) Big Ten Diver of the Week ▪ Clark Carter

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The Wisconsin men saw one Badger earn All-America accolades in 2015-16. Matt Hutchins swam a pair of school records and finished third in the 1,650-yard freestyle and sixth in the 500-yard freestyle at the 2016 NCAA Championships.

Big Ten Freshman of the Week ▪ Clark Carter (Jan. 13 & Feb. 10)

Five school records were set in 2015-16: Brett Pinfold in the 200-yard freestyle (1:33.79); Matt Hutchins in the 500-yard freestyle (4:13.35), the 1,000-yard freestyle (8:58.45) and the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:33.09); Cannon Clifton, Brett Pinfold, Ryan Stack and Ryan Barsanti in the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:51.83).


Matt Hutchins became the first Wisconsin swimmer to qualify for the Olympics since 2004 when Carly Piper represented the United States and Adam Mania competed for Poland. Hutchins is the 11th Olympian in the history of UW’s swim program and will swim for his native New Zealand.

Matt Hutchins ››



Wisconsin finished 18th at the 2016 NCAA Championships, which marked the team’s best finish since 2013. Under head coach Whitney Hite, the Badgers have finished in the top 20 twice in his five seasons at the helm of the program.



Valley captures All-America accolades behind school record swim DAVID STLUKA

HONORS & AWARDS All-America ▪ Danielle Valley ▪ Chase Kinney (honorable mention) All-Big Ten ▪ Marissa Berg (second team) ▪ Chase Kinney (second team) ▪ Annie Tamblyn (second team) ▪ Jess Unicomb (second team) Big Ten Swimmer of the Week ▪ Danielle Valley (Jan. 13 & Feb. 10) ▪ Chase Kinney Big Ten Freshman of the Week ▪ Hazel Hertting ▪ Jess Unicomb (Oct. 21, Dec. 9 & Jan. 13)

Danielle Valley ››

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Two school records were set in 2015-16: Danielle Valley in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:00.43) and Dana Grindall in the 200-yard butterfly (1:56.40). Five members of the Wisconsin women’s swimming team earned individual berths to compete at the 2016 NCAA Championships. Maria Carlson, Dana Grindall, Jenny Holtzen, Chase Kinney and Danielle Valley each qualified inidividually for the championship meet, which was held in Atlanta.

Academic All-Big Ten ▪ Marissa Berg ▪ Madison Blaydes ▪ Maria Carlson ▪ Dana Grindall ▪ Madeline Hazle ▪ Rachel Johnson ▪ Chase Kinney ▪ Maddie Martin ▪ Ashley Peterson ▪ Annie Tamblyn ▪ Danielle Valley ▪ Grace Wold

Nine Badgers attended the NCAA championships – Maria Carlson, Dana Grindall, Jenny Holtzen, Chase Kinney, Ivy Martin, Anna Meinholz, Annie Tamblyn, Danielle Valley and Aja Van Hout all represented UW in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Jess Unicomb ››



In an exhilarating season-opening dual meet, the Wisconsin women upset defending Big Ten champion Minnesota behind a win in the final relay of the night, edging the Gophers 152-148.




UW tallies most wins since 2010 under first-year coach Danny Westerman

HONORS & AWARDS Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Chema Carranza Academic All-Big Ten ▪ Josef Dodridge ▪ Jakhongir Jalalov ▪ Tomas Pitra ▪ Elliott Sprecher ▪ John Zordani


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Wisconsin’s 14 wins in 2016 marked the team-highest win total since 2010.

The Badgers tallied five wins over ranked teams, the team’s most since 2010. UW knocked off Minnesota (#23), Princeton (#34), Drake (#36), Iowa (#56) and Nebraska (#71). The Badgers jumped out to a program-best 13-1 start to the season, dispatching five ranked opponents in that stretch.

With 14 wins in head coach Danny Westerman’s debut season, UW equaled its second-highest win total in a coach’s first season at the helm.

Chema Carranza ››



Wisconsin climbed as high as No. 31 in the ITA national rankings, the school’s highest mark in over five years.




Chypyha becomes UW’s first NCAA qualifier since 2007

HONORS & AWARDS All-Big Ten ▪ Lauren Chypyha (first team) Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Ekaterina Stepanova Academic All-Big Ten ▪ Maria Avgerinos ▪ Lauren Chypyha ▪ Kelsey Grambeau ▪ Sydney Rider


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Wisconsin finished with five Big Ten wins, the team’s highest conference win total since 2011.

UW’s duo of Lauren Chypyha and Ekaterina Stepanova made history against Michigan on April 2, knocking off a pair of top-15 singles opponents during the same match. UW knocked off its highest-ranked opponent of the Tina Samara era with a 6-1 win at No. 44 Houston on Jan. 29. Chypyha finished her Wisconsin career with 95 total singles wins, equaling the fourth-highest mark in school history.


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Three-time All-Big Ten selection Lauren Chypyha earned a bid to the NCAA Singles Championship, becoming the first UW representative in the event since 2007.

Lauren Chypyha ››



Ziemek, McDonald lead Badgers on the track WALT MIDDLETON

HONORS & AWARDS Rio 2016 Olympian ▪ Zach Ziemek NCAA Champions ▪ Zach Ziemek (heptathlon) All-America ▪ Morgan McDonald (first team) ▪ Zach Ziemek (first team) All-Big Ten ▪ Morgan McDonald ▪ Jake Wallenfang ▪ Zach Ziemek Bowerman Award Semifinalist

▪ Zach Ziemek Zach Ziemek ››


Senior Zach Ziemek became the 27th NCAA champion in program history after winning the heptathlon at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships. Ziemek won the sevendiscipline event with a score of 6,173 points, which makes ‘Double Z’ the No. 5 performer in NCAA history.

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Ziemek recorded a score of 8,300 points in the decathlon at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships en route to a runner-up finish. His score broke his own Big Ten record in the event.

Redshirt freshman Morgan McDonald became the sixth Badger to break the 13:30 mark in the 5000 meters, running a time of 13:29.79 at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships en route to a fifth-place finish.

Morgan McDonald ››



Zach Ziemek is the 17th Olympian in men's track and field history, making the U.S. team for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the decathlon.



Card wins program’s first NCAA title in a field event

HONORS & AWARDS Rio 2016 Olympian ▪ Kelsey Card NCAA champion ▪ Kelsey Card (discus) All-America ▪ Kelsey Card (first team) ▪ Georgia Ellenwood (first team) All-Big Ten ▪ Kelsey Card (first team) ▪ Georgia Ellenwood (second team)

Kelsey Card ››

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Senior Kelsey Card captured the program’s 42nd NCAA individual title with her victory in the discus at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

USTFCCCA All-Academic ▪ Gabi Anzalone ▪ Kennedy Blahnik ▪ Brianna Bower ▪ Kelsey Card ▪ Georgia Ellenwood ▪ Emma Haugen

Card won the discus with a throw of 208 feet, 5 inches, which ranks seventh in NCAA history.

Between the indoor and outdoor seasons, Card won seven Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week Honors, in addition to sweeping the league’s field athlete of the year honors. After Georgia Ellenwood earned a pair of first-team All-America nods this year in the multi-events, the Badgers have earned 13 first-team All-America honors in the multi-events since 2010. Ellenwood also broke the school record in the heptathlon with a score of 5,935 points en route to a fifth-place finish in the event at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships. BRUCE KLUCKHOHN

Georgia Ellenwood ››



Badgers advance to third-straight NCAA regional

HONORS & AWARDS All-America ▪ Lauren Carlini (first team) ▪ Haleigh Nelson (second team) ▪ Taylor Morey (honorable mention) ▪ Tionna Williams (honorable mention) Big Ten Setter of the Year ▪ Lauren Carlini All-Big Ten ▪ Lauren Carlini (first team) ▪ Haleigh Nelson (first team) ▪ Taylor Morey (honorable mention)


Big Ten All-Freshman ▪ Tionna Williams AVCA Regional Freshman of the Year ▪ Tionna Williams

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The Badgers advanced to their third-straight NCAA regional, marking just the third time in program history that UW has competed in three straight regionals. UW finished third in the Big Ten, winning 12 straight matches to end the regular season. It marked the third-straight season that Wisconsin has finished among the top-four teams in the conference.

Wisconsin had four All-Americans in 2014, the second-most in one season in program history. Junior Lauren Carlini earned her secondstraight first-team honor. Junior Haleigh Nelson moved into first for career hitting percentage at Wisconsin. The 6-4 middle blocker is hitting .367 over three seasons, ranking first in Badger history. Junior Lauren Carlini led the Big Ten and ranked seventh nationally with 11.91 assists per set. The 6-2 setter has 4,158 assists in three seasons, which ranks third at UW.

Wisconsin ranked third in national attendance, averaging 5,046 fans per match. It marked the 26th-straight year the Badgers have ranked among the top-10 teams in attendance.

Lauren Carlini ››



Isaac Jordan becomes two-time Big Ten champion at 165 lbs.

HONORS & AWARDS All-America ▪ Isaac Jordan Big Ten Champion ▪ Isaac Jordan NCAA Qualifiers ▪ Ryan Christensen ▪ Johnny Jimenez ▪ Isaac Jordan ▪ Ricky Robertson ▪ Ryan Taylor



Isaac Jordan captured his second-straight Big Ten title with an exciting win over his cousin Bo Jordan of Ohio State. The match looked to be going to overtime, but with just two seconds left Isaac picked up Bo and dropped him for the takedown and the win.


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The wrestling team celebrated Senior Day by dominating Northwestern, 38-3, behind a major decision, two technical falls and a pin. It was Wisconsin’s largest win over a Division I opponent in the season.

UW has had at least one wrestler earn All-America honors for 12 straight years.

With Rutgers dual tied at 15-15, it all came down to one match at 125 pounds, where all eyes were on Wisconsin’s Johnny Jimenez. Jimenez upset No. 20 Sean McCabe 7-4 in front of a hostile crowd at the RAC and the Badgers clinched an 18-15 upset over the No. 12-ranked Scarlet Knights on the road. Isaac Jordan ››


Isaac Jordan finished what was an astounding season with a 29-1 record. He became the 13th wrestler in program history to become a three-time All-American and finished as national runner-up at 165 pounds.

2015-16 RESULTS 2015-16 Men’s Basketball Results

2015-16 Women’s Basketball Results

Overall Record: 22-13 Big Ten Record: 12-6 (T-3rd)

Overall Record: 7-22 Big Ten Record: 3-15 (13th)

Date NOV. 13 NOV. 15 NOV. 17


W/L Score L 67-69 W 92-65 W 78-64

at 2K Classic, New York City Nov. 20 vs. Georgetown Nov. 22 vs. VCU


61-71 74-73

NOV. 25 Nov. 29 Dec. 2 DEC. 5 DEC. 9 DEC. 12 DEC. 15 DEC. 23 DEC. 29 JAN. 2 Jan. 5 JAN. 9 Jan. 12 JAN. 17 Jan. 21 JAN. 26 Jan. 31 FEB. 4 FEB. 10 Feb. 13 Feb. 18 FEB. 21 Feb. 24 FEB. 28 March 2 March 6


85-67 48-65 66-58 (OT) 76-60 67-68 55-57 64-49 84-79 55-61 79-57 58-59 60-63 65-70 77-76 66-60 82-79 (OT) 63-55 79-68 72-61 70-57 57-69 69-60 67-59 68-57 62-49 80-91

at Big Ten Tournament, Indianapolis Mar. 10 vs. Nebraska



at NCAA Tournament, St. Louis, Mo. Mar. 18 vs. (10) Pittsburgh Mar. 20 vs. (2) Xavier (#9)


47-43 66-63

at NCAA West Regional, Philadelphia Mar. 25 vs. (6) Notre Dame



PRAIRIE VIEW at Oklahoma (#7) at Syracuse (#14) TEMPLE MILWAUKEE MARQUETTE TA&M CORPUS CHRISTI GREEN BAY PURDUE (#14) RUTGERS at Indiana MARYLAND (#3) at Northwestern MICHIGAN STATE (#4) at Penn State INDIANA (#19) at Illinois OHIO STATE NEBRASKA at Maryland (#2) at Michigan State (#8) ILLINOIS at Iowa (#8) MICHIGAN at Minnesota at Purdue (#15)

Date NOV. 14 NOV. 18 Nov. 22


W/L Score W 79-65 L 70-89 L 64-87

at SDSU Thanksgiving Classic, San Diego Nov. 27 vs. Delaware W Nov. 29 at San Diego State L

54-52 57-63 (OT)

Dec. 2 Dec. 6 DEC. 10 DEC. 13 DEC. 16 DEC. 31 Jan. 3 Jan. 7 JAN. 10 JAN. 13 Jan. 17 JAN. 20 JAN. 23 Jan. 27 JAN. 31 Feb. 4 Feb. 8 Feb. 11 Feb. 14 FEB. 17 FEB. 20 Feb. 25 Feb. 28

64-51 61-77 75-91 58-72 89-62 72-69 67-77 41-61 82-62 54-57 65-71 65-90 77-84 62-75 54-77 61-87 64-57 65-82 57-67 56-76 53-71 83-77 48-68

at Wake Forest at Marquette FLORIDA GREEN BAY NORTHERN ILLINOIS INDIANA at Michigan State (#24) at Rutgers PENN STATE IOWA at Illinois MARYLAND (#5) MINNESOTA at Nebraska MICHIGAN STATE (#18) at Ohio State (#7) PURDUE at Michigan at Indiana ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN at Maryland (#6) at Purdue


at Big Ten Tournament, Indianapolis, Ind. Mar. 2 vs. Northwestern L

72-76 (OT)

(#) Associated Press Top 25 ranking at time of game

(#) Associated Press Top 25 ranking at time of game



2015 Men’s Cross Country Results

2015 Women’s Cross Country Results

SEPT. 5 BADGER OPENER, MADISON, WIS. (6K) Team: 44 pts. 1st/6 teams 1. (3) Russell Sandvold 19:02.8 2. (4) Tyson Miehe 19:04.2 3. (6) Joe McAsey 19.09.0 4. (11) Troy Smith 19:28.0 5. (20) Cullin Burdett 19:52.7

SEPT. 4 BADGER OPENER, MADISON, WIS. (4K) Team: 21 pts. 1st/6 teams 1. (1) Shaelyn Sorensen 15:04.9 2. (2) Erin Wagner 15:05.0 3. (5) Colette Richter 15:19.2 4. (6) Michele Lee 15:22.1 5. (7) Sarah Heinemann 15:26.2

Sept. 19 at Iona College Meet of Champions, New York (8K) Team: 25 pts. 1st/5 teams 1. (3) Malachy Schrobilgen 26:09.7 2. (4) Tyson Miehe 26:09.7 3. (5) Morgan McDonald 26:09.9 4. (6) Russell Sandvold 26:09.9 5. (7) Joe Hardy 26:10.0

Sept. 19 at Iona College Meet of Champions, New York (6K) Team: 26 pts. 1st/11 teams 1. (1) Shaelyn Sorensen 22:15.3 2. (3) Jamie Shannon 22:28.5 3. (6) Erin Wagner 22:34.1 4. (7) Michele Lee 22:46.1 5. (9) Grace Meurer 22:52.9

Oct. 3

Oct. 3

at Greater Louisville Classic, Team: 194 pts. 1. (35) Malachy Schrobilgen 2. (36) Russell Sandvold 3. (37) Joe Hardy 4. (38) Morgan McDonald 5. (55) Tyson Miehe

Louisville, Ky. (8K) 7th/21 teams 24:41.37 24:41.48 24:41.53 24:41.66 24:56.52

at Greater Louisville Classic, Team: 219 pts. 1. (26) Shaelyn Sorensen 2. (28) Jamie Shannon 3. (51) Grace Meurer 4. (52) Michele Lee 5. (87) Colette Richter

Louisville, Ky. (5K) 6th/21 teams 17:27.69 17:28.69 17:41.45 17:41.94 18:01.32

OCT. 16 WISCONSIN ADIDAS INVITATIONAL, MADISON, WIS. (8K) Team: 459 pts. 17th/36 teams 1. (5) Malachy Schrobilgen 23:37.2 2. (10) Morgan McDonald 23:46.6 3. (80) Russell Sandvold 24:21.4 4. (159) Joe Hardy 24:48.5 5. (205) Tyson Miehe 25:15.1

OCT. 16 WISCONSIN ADIDAS INVITATIONAL, MADISON, WIS. (6K) Team: 580 pts. 25th/36 teams 1. (37) Shaelyn Sorensen 20:23.0 2. (71) Jamie Shannon 20:42.8 3. (99) Michele Lee 20:58.1 4. (186) Colette Richter 21:47.0 5. (187) Erin Wagner 21:47.0

Nov. 1 at Big Ten Championship, Chicago (8K) Team: 199 pts. 8th/12 teams 1. (5) Morgan McDonald 23:30.0 2. (10) Joe Hardy 23:49.3 3. (41) Russell Sandvold 24:29.1 4. (78) Carl Hirsch 25:10.9 5. (83) Tyson Miehe 25:20.7

Nov. 2 at Big Ten Championship, Chicago (6K) Team: 139 pts. 5th/14 teams 1. (7) Shaelyn Sorensen 20:15.9 2. (31) Erin Wagner 21:01.2 3. (34) Jamie Shannon 21:04.4 4. (35) Michele Lee. 21:06.0 5. (36) Grace Meurer 21:09.0

NOV. 13 NCAA GREAT LAKES REGIONAL, MADISON, WIS. (10K) Team: 203 pts. 6th/30 teams 1. (9) Morgan McDonald 30:51.1 2. (24) Joe Hardy 31:20.1 3. (33) Malachy Schrobilgen 31:32.8 4. (64) Troy Smith 32:21.0 5. (73) Russell Sandvold 32:56.2


Individuals are listed by team order of finish (Overall individual finish)

Team: 138 pts. 1. (4) Shaelyn Sorensen 2. (22) Sarah Heinemann 3. (30) Michele Lee 4. (40) Jamie Shannon 5. (42) Erin Wagner

4th/32 teams 20:37.9 21:03.2 21:17.1 21:28.2 21:31.0

Nov. 21 at NCAA Championship, Louisville, Ky. (6K) 1. (93) Shaelyn Sorensen 20:48.8 Individuals are listed by team order of finish (Overall individual finish)

2015 Football Results Overall Record: 10-3 Big Ten Record: 6-2 (T-2nd, West Division) Date Opponent W/L Score Sept. 5 vs. Alabama (#3) L 17-35 AdvoCare Classic, Arlington, Texas SEPT. 12 MIAMI (Ohio) W 58-0 SEPT. 19 TROY W 28-3 SEPT. 26 HAWAI’I W 28-0 OCT. 3 IOWA L 6-10 Oct. 10 at Nebraska W 23-21 OCT. 17 PURDUE W 24-7 Oct. 24 at Illinois W 24-13 OCT. 31 RUTGERS W 48-10 Nov. 7 at Maryland W 31-24 NOV. 21 NORTHWESTERN (#20) L 7-13 Nov. 28 at Minnesota W 31-21 Dec. 30 vs. USC W 23-21 Holiday Bowl, San Diego, Calif. (#) Associated Press Top 25 ranking at time of game

2015-16 Men’s Golf Results AMFAM Fall Invitational, Sept. 14-15 The Club at Strawberry Creek (Kenosha, Wis.) T6 Michael Abrahamson* 76 72 148 T8 Brett Robinson* 73 76 149 Team: Illinois - Springfield (595) Individual: Talon Supak, Illinois - Springfield (142) Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic, Sept. 21-22 Warren Golf Course (Notre Dame, Ind.) Team: 9th/12 295 291 288 874 T2 Ben Skogen 71 69 70 210 T30 Johnny Decker 75 73 72 220 T33 Eddie Wajda 73 73 75 221 T45 Jordan Hahn 76 76 73 225 60 Michael Abrahamson 78 80 73 231 T33 Brett Robinson* 72 71 78 221 Team: St. Mary’s (CA)/Notre Dame (850) Individual: Jonathan De Los Reye, St. Mary’s (CA) (207) Badger Invitational, Sept. 27-29 University Ridge Golf Course (Madison, Wis.) Team: 7th/12 302 294 312 T17 Matt Ross 74 72 77 T20 Eddie Wajda 77 74 73 T27 Ben Skogen 75 73 78 58 Tommy Schofield 76 75 84 73 Brett Robinson 77 79 87 2 Jordan Hahn* 72 68 71 T3 Michael Abrahamson* 71 70 76 T33 Johnny Decker* 79 73 76 Team: Kansas (865) Individual: Patrick Flavin, Miami (Ohio) (207) Erin Hills Intercollegiate, Oct. 4-6 Erin Hills Golf Course (Hartford, Wis.) Team: 6th/11 296 288 T14 Michael Abrahamson 69 72 T24 Eddie Wajda 73 74 T31 Jordan Hahn 78 72 T38 Matt Ross 76 73

298 75 73 73 77

908 223 224 226 235 243 211 217 228

882 216 220 223 226

T52 Johnny Decker 79 71 80 T28 Ben Skogen* 71 77 74 T52 Brett Robinson* 75 80 75 Team: SMU (851) Individual: Jonathan Garrick, UCLA (206)

230 222 230

Whistling Straits Intercollegiate, Oct. 12-13 Whistling Straits Golf Course (Sheboygan, Wis.) T19 Matt Ross* 78 76 78 232 T34 Tommy Schofield* 79 79 82 240 Team: Towson (907) Individual: Joe Duchateau, Green Bay (220) The Grove Intercollegiate, Oct. 25-27 The Grove Country Club (College Grove, Tenn.) Team: 8th/12 306 298 604 5 Eddie Wajda 73 72 145 T26 Ben Skogen 76 75 151 T31 Michael Abrahamson 79 73 152 48 Jordan Hahn 78 78 156 T53 Matt Ross 79 79 158 Team: Kentucky (581) Individual: Tyler McDaniel, Kentucky (139) Gifford Collegiate Championship, Nov. 2-4 La Costa Resort (Carlsbad, Calif.) Team: 10th/15 294 299 293 886 T20 Ben Skogen 74 74 70 218 T41 Eddie Wajda 71 76 76 223 T51 Jordan Hahn 79 72 74 225 T51 Matt Ross 74 78 73 225 T66 Michael Abrahamson 75 77 77 229 Team: Washington (846) Individual: Maverick McNealy, Stanford/Chris Babcock, Washington/Corey Pereira, Washington (209) Palmetto Intercollegiate, March 7-8 Palmetto Golf Course (Aiken, S.C.) Team: 16th/18 307 289 293 889 T37 Eddie Wajda 77 72 71 220 T46 Ben Skogen 78 69 75 222 T52 Jordan Hahn 76 73 74 223 T78 Johnny Decker 77 75 77 229 86 Michael Abrahamson 77 84 73 234 Team: South Carolina (821) Individual: Mathew NeSmith, South Carolina (203) Airstream Northwest Classic, March 21-22 Willamette Valley Country Club (Canby, Ore.) Team: 13th/15 297 307 297 T27 Eddie Wajda 73 75 72 T60 Matt Ross 74 82 72 T67 Ben Skogen 76 75 78 T72 Jordan Hahn 74 76 82 82 Michael Abrahamson 79 81 75 T79 Brett Robinson* 76 73 85 Team: UNLV (842) Individual: Sulman Raza, Oregon (206)

901 220 228 229 232 235 234

Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, April 3-5 Bulls Bay Golf Course (Awendaw, S.C.) Team: 15th/15 305 287 309 901 T26 Eddie Wajda 71 73 74 218 T36 Jordan Hahn 76 67 77 220 T71 Ben Skogen 76 76 81 233 73 Johnny Decker 82 75 77 234 75 Tommy Schofield 82 72 84 238 Team: South Carolina (841) Individual: Keenan Huskey, South Carolina (205) Hoosier Collegiate at Otter Creek, April 9-10 Otter Creek Golf Course (Columbus, Ind.) Team: 13th/13 305 300 605 T23 Eddie Wajda 75 73 148 T36 Michael Abrahamson 75 75 150 T42 Jordan Hahn 76 75 151 T69 Matt Ross 81 77 158 71 Brett Robinson 79 80 159 Team: Purdue (578) Individual: Patrick Flavin, Miami (Ohio) (140) Boilermaker Invitational, April 16-17 Kampen Course (West Lafayette, Ind.) Team: 13th/15 306 298 294 T31 Jordan Hahn 74 73 74 T54 Ben Skogen 77 75 74 T61 Eddie Wajda 76 75 78 T68 Matt Ross 79 77 75 T72 Michael Abrahamson 87 75 71 T72 Johnny Decker* 77 79 77 Team: Illinois (847) Individual: Charlie Danielson, Illinois (207)

898 221 226 229 231 233 233

Big Ten Championship, April 22-24 Victoria National Golf Club (Newburgh, Ind.) Team: 14th/14 304 314 303 T43 Eddie Wajda 74 81 72 T47 Jordan Hahn 70 79 79 T58 Ben Skogen 81 80 73 T63 Matt Ross 79 78 80 69 Michael Abrahamson 88 77 79 Team: Illinois (838) Individual: Thomas Detry, Illinois (206)

921 227 228 234 237 244

East-West Match Play Challenge, Sept. 20-22 University Ridge Golf Course (Madison, Wis.) Team: T5th/8th/8 (Stroke/Match) 296 299 595 T9 Gabby Curtis 73 72 145 T16 Becky Klongland 75 73 148 T24 Michelle Cheung 76 75 151 T37 Brooke Ferrell 72 82 154 50 Tess Hackworthy 81 79 160 T24 Jesica Reinecke* 75 76 151 T33 Nat Zeng* 77 76 153 T47 Ali Nageotte* 75 84 159 Team: Colorado (569) (Stroke); Oregon (587) (Match) Individual: Esther Lee, Colorado (137) (Stroke); Kathy Lim, Michigan (148) (Match) Windy City Collegiate Championship, Oct. 5-6 Westmoreland Country Club (Wilmette, Ill.) Team: 14th/15 295 304 295 894 T25 Michelle Cheung 70 75 71 216 T28 Brooke Ferrell 73 71 73 217 T61 Gabby Curtis 76 77 73 226 78 Becky Klongland 76 81 79 236 T79 Jessica Reinecke 77 82 78 237 Team: Northwestern (852)/Arizona (852)/Georgia (852) Individual: Bailey Tardy, Georgia (204) Cardinal Cup, Oct. 19-20 University of Louisville Golf Club (Louisville, Ky.) Team: 4th/15 302 295 299 896 T1 Brooke Ferrell 66 74 73 213 T29 Michelle Cheung 78 72 78 228 T29 Nat Zeng 78 73 77 228 T34 Becky Klongland 81 77 71 229 T65 Gabby Curtis 80 76 81 237 T44 Tess Hackworthy* 80 75 76 231 Team: Louisville (878) Individual: Brooke Ferrell/ Jacqueline Chulya, Columbia (213)

2015-16 Women’s Golf Results

Alamo Invitational, Oct. 25-27 Briggs Ranch Golf Club (San Antonio, Texas) Team: 9th/15 303 290 298 T18 Gabby Curtis 73 72 74 T18 Brooke Ferrell 72 73 74 T38 Nat Zeng 78 72 75 T55 Michelle Cheung 80 73 75 T76 Becky Klongland 83 76 81 Team: Florida (858) Individual: Maria Torres, Florida (210)

Cougar Classic, Sept. 13-15 Yeamans Hall Club (Charleston, S.C.) Team: 17th/20 303 315 309 927 T35 Gabby Curtis 70 80 74 224 T70 Brooke Ferrell 77 76 78 231 T70 Michelle Cheung 75 79 77 231 T98 Ali Nageotte 81 80 80 241 104 Becky Klongland 82 80 84 246 Team: Arkansas (857) Individual: Taylor Tomlinson, Florida/Alice Hewson, Clemson (210)

UCF Challenge, Feb. 7-9 Eagle Creek Golf Club (Orlando, Fla.) Team: 15th/18 305 297 312 914 T37 Gabby Curtis 81 75 71 227 T49 Brooke Ferrell 74 75 81 230 T53 Nat Zeng 79 75 77 231 T66 Jessica Reinecke 72 78 84 234 T72 Michelle Cheung 80 72 83 235 92 Tess Hackworthy* 79 81 84 244 Team: Houston (885) Individual: Frida Gustafsson Spang, East Carolina (213)

* Competed as individual

891 219 219 225 228 240

Westbrook Spring Invitational, Feb. 21-22 Westbrook Village Vistas Golf Course (Peoria, Ariz.) Team: 10th/15 293 291 290 874 T1 Brooke Ferrell 71 71 69 211 T18 Michelle Cheung 71 72 73 216 T56 Gabby Curtis 75 73 76 224 T63 Nat Zeng 76 75 74 225 T77 Jessica Reinecke 78 78 74 230 T48 Becky Klongland* 74 72 76 222 T74 Ali Nageotte* 78 76 75 229 Team: Oregon (854) Individual: Brooke Ferrell, Wisconsin (211)/Emma Henrikson, San Diego State (211) Briar’s Creek Invitational, March 21-22 Golf Club at Briar’s Creek (Johns Island, S.C.) Team: T10th/18 302 290 289 881 T13 Brooke Ferrell 76 72 69 217 T32 Nat Zeng 75 73 73 221 T38 Michelle Cheung 76 73 73 222 T38 Gabby Curtis 76 72 74 222 T78 Jessica Reinecke 75 77 79 231 T49 Becky Klongland* 73 73 78 224 Team: Florida (858) Individual: Frida Gustafsson Spang, E. Carolina (858) Silverado Showdown, April 3-5 Silverado Resort - North Course (Napa, Calif.) Team: 11th/18 300 305 297 T23 Brooke Ferrell 74 75 73 T37 Gabby Curtis 74 78 73 T37 Michelle Cheung 76 76 73 T60 Becky Klongland 76 76 79 T76 Nat Zeng 78 79 78 Team: Stanford (865) Individual: Cathleen Santoso, Oregon (211)

902 222 225 225 231 235

Big Ten Championship, April 22-24 The Fort Golf Resort (Indianapolis) Team: T4th/14 289 290 283 3 Brooke Ferrell 65 72 72 T9 Becky Klongland 74 71 68 T35 Gabby Curtis 72 75 74 T39 Michelle Cheung 78 75 69 T65 Nat Zeng 78 72 78 T71 Jessica Reinecke 78 75 76 Team: Northwestern/Ohio State (852) Individual: August Kim, Purdue (207)

862 209 213 221 222 228 229

2015-16 Men’s Hockey Results Overall Record: 8-19-8 Big Ten Record: 3-13-4-2 (6th) Date Opponent OCT. 9 NORTHERN MICHIGAN OCT. 10 NORTHERN MICHIGAN Oct. 16 at Boston College (#4) Oct. 17 at Boston University (#6) Oct. 23 at Ferris State Oct. 24 at Ferris State OCT. 30 ARIZONA STATE OCT. 31 ARIZONA STATE Nov. 6 at North Dakota (#1) Nov. 7 at North Dakota (#1) NOV. 20 DENVER (#9) NOV. 21 DENVER (#9) Dec. 4 at Michigan (#12) Dec. 5 at Michigan (#12) Dec. 11 at Michigan State Dec. 12 at Michigan State JAN. 1 TRINITY WESTERN (EXB) JAN. 8 OHIO STATE JAN. 9 OHIO STATE Jan. 15 at Penn State (#15) Jan. 16 at Penn State (#15) JAN. 22 MINNESOTA JAN. 23 MINNESOTA JAN. 29 ALASKA JAN. 30 ALASKA FEB. 12 MICHIGAN (#6) FEB. 13 MICHIGAN (#6) FEB. 19 MICHIGAN STATE FEB. 20 MICHIGAN STATE Feb. 26 at Ohio State Feb. 27 at Ohio State MAR. 4 PENN STATE (#14) MAR. 5 PENN STATE (#14) March 11 at Minnesota (#19) March 12 at Minnesota (#19)

W/L Score T 2-2 (OT) T 3-3 (OT) L 0-6 L 1-4 T 5-5 L 1-2 W 5-1 W 2-1 W 3-1 L 1-3 T 3-3 (OT) L 2-6 L 4-6 T 6-6 (0-2 SO) L 3-4 W 3-0 W 1-0 L 0-2 T 4-4 (1-0 SO) L 3-4 L 1-4 L 0-4 L 2-9 W 4-3 W 5-2 L 1-4 T 4-4 (0-1 SO) L 3-4 L 1-3 T 4-4 (1-0 SO) L 5-6 L 1-2 W 4-3 W 4-3 L 1-4

at Big Ten Tournament, St. Paul, Minnesota March 17 vs. Penn State (#19) L (#) ranking at time of competition

NCAA Bryan Regional, May 5-7 The Tradition (Bryan, Texas) Individual Qualifier T59 Brooke Ferrell 78 71 78 221 Team: Georgia (858) Individual: Bronte Law, UCLA (209) *Competed as individual



2015-16 Women’s Hockey Results Overall Record: 35-4-1 WCHA Record: 24-4-1-1 (1st) Date Oct. 2 Oct. 3 OCT. 10 OCT. 11 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 OCT. 23 OCT. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 NOV. 20 NOV. 22 NOV. 27 NOV. 28 DEC. 4 DEC. 5 Dec. 11 Dec. 12 JAN. 8 JAN. 10 Jan. 15 Jan. 16 JAN. 23 JAN. 24 JAN. 30 JAN. 31 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 FEB. 13 FEB. 14 Feb. 19 Feb. 20

Opponent W/L Score at Providence W 5-1 at Providence W 8-1 OHIO STATE W 7-0 OHIO STATE W 8-0 at St. Cloud State W 5-0 at St. Cloud State W 2-0 BEMIDJI STATE (#6) W 3-0 BEMIDJI STATE (#6) W 4-0 at Minnesota State W 6-0 at Minnesota State W 7-0 at Minnesota- Duluth W 3-0 at Minnesota- Duluth W 4-2 LINDENWOOD W 5-1 LINDENWOOD W 4-0 DARTMOUTH W 4-1 DARTMOUTH W 4-0 MINNESOTA (#3) W 3-2 (OT) MINNESOTA (#3) W 3-1 at North Dakota (#9) L 0-3 at North Dakota (#9) T 0-0 (2-0 SO) MINNESOTA DULUTH W 5-1 MINNESOTA DULUTH W 3-1 at Bemidji State (#6) W 1-0 at Bemidji State (#6) W 7-1 NORTH DAKOTA (#8) W 1-0 NORTH DAKOTA (#8) W 3-1 ST. CLOUD STATE W 3-0 ST. CLOUD STATE W 3-0 at Ohio State W 2-1 at Ohio State W 2-0 MINNESOTA STATE W 4-0 MINNESOTA STATE W 8-1 at Minnesota (#3) L 0-4 at Minnesota (#3) L 3-4 (OT)

WCHA First Round Playoffs, Madison, Wis. FEB. 26 MINNESOTA STATE W FEB. 27 MINNESOTA STATE W

4-0 6-0

at WCHA Final Face-Off, Minneapolis, Minn. Mar. 5 vs. Minnesota Duluth W Mar. 6 vs. Minnesota (#2) W

5-0 1-0

NCAA First Round, Madison, Wis. MAR. 12 MERCYHURST

W 6-0

at NCAA Frozen Four, Durham, N.H. Mar. 18 vs. Minnesota (#3)


(#) ranking at time of competition

2015-16 Men’s Rowing Results Oct. 31

at Head of the Eagle Eagle Creek, Indianapolis, Ind. 4,800 meters

Varsity Eight A Second Varsity Eight A Varsity Eight B

5th 8th 6th

15:29.00 17:33.00 15:30.00

2-3 (OT)

Varsity Four B Varsity Four A Varsity Four C Novice Eight A Novice Eight B Second Novice Eight A Novice Four A Novice Four B Second Novice Four A Second Novice Four B Nov. 1 Varsity Varsity Varsity Varsity Varsity Varsity Varsity

16:56.00 17:07.00 17:25.00 16:05.00 16:43.00 19:30.00 17:46.00 18:02.00 18:26.00 20:32.00

at Princeton Chase Lake Carnegie, Princeton, N.J. 3 miles

Eight A Eight B Eight C Four A Four C Four D Four B

April 9

3rd 5th 7th 1st 3rd 9th 2nd 3rd 2nd 5th

10th 20th 21st 11th 14th 15th 16th

13:24.946 13:48.923 13:51.134 15:33.625 15:41.334 15:41.819 15:45.825

vs. Syracuse (#18) Chicago, Ill. 2000 meters

Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight

2nd 1st 1st

5:42.7 5:45.9 5:50.9

APRIL 16 MINNESOTA, MSOE Lake Mendota, Madison, Wis. 2000 meters Varsity Eight 1st Second Varsity Eight 1st Varsity Four (Freshmen) 1st Varsity Four 2nd Second Varsity Four 2nd` Third Varsity Four 1st Lightweight Four A 1st Lightweight Four B 2nd Freshmen Eight A 1st Freshmen Eight B 2nd Freshmen Four A 1st Freshmen Four B 2nd Second Freshmen Four C 1st Second Freshmen Four D 2nd

6:04.1 6:15.2 6:44.4 6:46.0 6:52.9 6:59.3 6:48.7 6:58.2 6:09.0 6:18.3 6:47.3 6:49.4 7:05.2 7:29.4

April 17 at Stanford Invitational Redwood Shores, Calif. 2000 meters vs. Stanford (#16) Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight

2nd 1st 1st

5:46.2 5:50.9 5:50.4

APRIL 23 DEVIL’S LAKE CHALLENGE Devil’s Lake, Baraboo, Wis. 2000 meters vs. Marietta/MSOE Varsity Eight C Varsity Eight B Varsity Eight A Frosh Eight/Fourth V8 E

1st 2nd 3rd 1st

6:09.143 6:14.143 6:17.968 6:28.605

Frosh Eight/Fourth V8 D 2nd Frosh Eight/Fourth V8 F 3rd Varsity Four B 1st Varsity Four C 2nd Varsity Four A 4th

6:38.814 6:43.625 6:49.644 6:58.166 7:09.161

APRIL 30 Cochrane Cup /Jablonic Cup Boston, Mass. 2000 meters vs. Boston University (#7) - Jablonic Cup Varsity Eight 2nd 6:12.2 vs. MIT (RV) - Cochrane Cup Varsity Eight 1st


Second Varisty Eight Third Varsity Eight

6:10.8 6:16.9

May 1

Congram Cup Boston, Mass. 2000 meters

vs. Northeastern Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight May 15

2nd 2nd

Oct. 18 2nd 1st 2nd

5:57.58 6:07.3 6:09.2

at Eastern Sprints Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. 2000 meters

Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight Fourth Varsity Eight Fifth Varsity Eight

6th 6th 6th 1st 2nd

5:50.836 6:00.774 6:03.200 6:03.711 6:01.242

June 3-5 at IRA National Championships West Windsor, N.J. Ten Eyck Trophy Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Freshmen Eight Varsity Four Lightweight Four Third Varsity Eight

10th 19th 5th 4th 5th 6th 7th

101 points 6:00.640 5:56.910 6:14.560 6:54.050 6:54.910 5:59.830

(#) US Rowing national ranking at the time of the event

2015-16 Women’s Openweight Rowing Results Sept. 19 at Milwaukee River Challenge Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers, Wis. Open Open Open Open Open Open

Eight A Eight C Eight E Four A Four C Four E

Oct. 11

1st 5th 9th 1st 3rd 8th

16:57.30 17:50.18 19:04.78 18:18.80 18:50.78 19:53.14

at Head of the Rock Rockford, Ill.

Collegiate Novice B Collegiate Novice D

Collegiate Novice F Novice Four A Novice Four C Collegiate Pair A Collegiate Pair B Collegiate Pair C Collegiate Pair D Collegiate Pair E Collegiate Pair F Collegiate Pair G Collegiate Pair H Collegiate Pair J Collegiate Pair L Collegiate Pair M Collegiate Pair N Collegiate Pair O Collegiate Pair P Collegiate Pair Q Collegiate Single Sculls

1st 3rd

18:08.729 19:12.374

6th 1st 4th 1st 2nd 4th 17th 3rd 7th 8th 10th 9th 11th 13th 5th 6th 12th 15th 1st

21:34.982 18:19.807 19:24.135 18:59.880 19:19.654 19:31.085 24:46.434 19:27.391 19:50.931 20:14.365 20:19.533 20:15.174 20:41.254 21:16.598 19:34.552 19:47.245 20:47.921 21:41.906 22:09.521

Head of the Charles Charles River, Boston, Mass.

Championship Eight Club Fours

8th 4th

16:50.357 19:20.771

April 2-3 San Diego Crew Classic San Diego, Calif. Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight April 9

4th 5th

6:54.772 7:09.691

at Big Ten Double Dual Columbus, Ohio

vs. Iowa (#16) Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four Second Varsity Four Third Varsity Four Novice Eight Second Novice Eight

1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st

6:33.60 6:36.40 7:21.90 7:28.60 7:45.80 6:50.80 7:04.30

vs. Indiana (#13) Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four Second Varsity Four Novice Eight Second Novice Eight

1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

6:38.20 6:57.40 7:46.20 7:56.60 6:56.50 7:08.70

April 17 at Lake Natoma Invitational Gold River, Calif. Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four Novice Eight

1st 1st 1st 1st

6:16.59 6:26.97 7:08.26 6:32.57

April 23 at Big Ten / Big 12 Invite Baraboo, Wis. Varsity Eight Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four

1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

6:57.691 7:00.809 6:59.782 7:11.114 7:49.123

Varsity Four Second Varsity Four Third Varsity Four A Third Varsity Four A Third Varsity Four B Third Varsity Four B Novice Eight Novice Eight Second Novice Eight Second Novice Eight May 1

7:43.587 8:03.238 8:18.904 8:15.485 8:24.379 8:00.725 7:13.209 7:13.211 7:24.187 7:25.745

at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn.

Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four Second Varsity Four Third Varsity Four Novice Eight Second Novice Eight May 15

1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

6:08.10 6:21.40 6:58.30 7:14.90 7:18.60 6:28.60 6:40.90

at Big Ten Championships Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis

Team Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four Second Varsity Four Third Varsity Four Novice Eight Second Novice Eight May 27-29

2nd 159 pts 3rd 6:28.109 2nd 6:30.012 2nd 7:14.242 3rd 7:16.914 3rd 7:32.483 1st 6:45.126 1st 6:47.242

at NCAA Championships Gold River, Calif.

Team Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Four

9th 9th 10th 11th

80 pts 6:26.419 6:40.722 7:22.380

(#) CRCA/US Rowing Coaches national ranking at the time of the event

2015-16 Women’s Lightweight Rowing Results Sept. 19 at Milwaukee River Challenge Menomonie and Milwaukee Rivers Open Open Open Open Open Open

Eight B Eight D Eight E Four B Four D Four F

Oct. 12

2nd 4th 9th 4th 5th 15th

17:15.61 17:41.81 19:04.78 18:53.58 18:57.86 20:51.25

at Head of the Rock Rock River, Rockford, Ill.

Collegiate Eight A 1st Collegiate Eight B 2nd Collegiate Four A 1st Collegiate Four B 2nd Collegiate Four C 3rd Collegiate Four E 6th Collegiate Novice Eight C 2nd Collegiate Novice Eight E 7th

17:21.245 18:30.610 18:08.917 18:36.077 19:16.820 19:37.449 18:41.495 21:40.732

Collegiate Novice Four B 2nd Collegiate Novice Four D 3rd Oct. 18

18:38.228 18:55.298

at Head of the Charles Charles River, Boston, Mass.

Lightweight Eight



April 9-10 at Knecht Cup

West Windsor, N.J.

Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Lightweight Eight A Lightweight Eight A Novice Eight April 17

3rd 4th 3rd 6th 3rd

6:54.10 6:56.51 6:45.74 7:00.37 7:01.46

at Charles River Lightweight Invitational Boston, Mass.

Lightweight Eight 3rd Second Lightweight Eight 1st

6:45.2 6:44.9

April 23 at Big Ten / Big 12 invite Baraboo, Wis. Varsity Eight 3rd Varsity Eight 3rd Second Varsity Eight 3rd Second Varsity Eight 2nd Third Varsity Eight 3rd Varsity Four 3rd Novice Eight 4th Novice Eight 2nd Second Novice Eight 2nd Second Novice Eight 2nd May 1 at Eastern Sprints Cherry Hill, N.J.

7:17.497 7:24.197 7:15.527 7:30.976 7:42.463 8:12.507 7:45.734 7:36.477 8:09.640 8:10.970

Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight Varsity Four

7:14.645 7:22.085 7:32.586 8:21.001

3rd 1st 1st 1st

June 4-5 at IRA National Championships West Windsor, N.J. IRA Team Trophies Lightweight Eight Lightweight Four Lightweight Double

3rd 4th 1st 2nd

30 points 7:00.490 7:38.650 7:55.290

2015 Men’s Soccer Results Overall Record: 5-11-3 Big Ten Record: 2-3-3 (7th) Date Opponent Aug. 16 at NIU Aug. 22 DRAKE Aug. 28 BUTLER Aug. 30 XAVIER (#19) Sept. 4 at Santa Clara Sept. 6 at UC Davis Sept. 11 at Rutgers Sept. 19 at St. John’s Sept. 22 SIUE Sept. 27 MARYLAND (#11) Sept. 30 GREEN BAY

W/L Score T 1-1 L 1-2 L 0-1 L 0-2 L 1-2 (1OT) L 2-3 W 1-0 (2OT) W 2-1 L 0-2 L 1-4 L 2-3

Oct. 3 Oct. 7 Oct. 10 Oct. 14 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 4

at Michigan MARQUETTE MICHIGAN STATE at Saint Louis at Ohio State at Milwaukee PENN STATE at Indiana NORTHWESTERN

T 3-3 L 0-1 T 0-0 W 2-1 L 0-2 W 1-0 T 2-2 L 0-1 W 2-1

at Big Ten Tournament, Bloomington, Ind. Nov. 8 vs. Indiana L

(2OT) (2OT) (2OT) (2OT)


(#) NSCAA national ranking at time of the game

Overall Record: 11-6-3 Big Ten Record: 8-2-1 (T-1st)

at Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Calif. Mar. 4 at Cal State Fullerton Mar. 4 vs. Arizona State (#19) Mar. 5 vs. Oregon State (#22) Mar. 5 vs. Fresno State (#21)

3-2 1-4 3-1 4-0

Mar. 22 Mar. 22 Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 26 Mar. 30 Mar. 30 APR. 1 APR. 3 APR. 3 APR. 9 APR. 9 APR. 10 Apr. 12 Apr. 12 Apr. 15 Apr. 16 Apr. 17 Apr. 22 Apr. 23 APR. 24 APR. 26 APR. 26 APR. 29 APR. 30 May 1 May 6 May 7 May 7

Date Opponent W/L Score Aug. 13 MARQUETTE T 1-1 Aug. 21 WESTERN MICHIGAN W 2-1 (2OT) Aug. 23 NORTH DAKOTA STATE W 2-1 (1OT) Aug. 28 at Pepperdine (#10) L 0-2 Aug. 30 UCLA (#12) L 1-2 Sept. 4 LOYOLA W 4-1 Sept. 16 ILLINOIS STATE L 0-1 Sept. 11 at Milwaukee T 1-1 (2OT) Sept. 13 at Kentucky T 0-0 (2OT) Sept. 17 at Penn State (#4) L 0-4 Sept. 20 at Ohio State (#20) T 0-0 (2OT) Sept. 25 INDIANA W 3-0 Sept. 27 PURDUE W 1-0 Oct. 2 MINNESOTA (#11) W 1-0 Oct. 8 at Iowa W 2-0 Oct. 11 at Nebraska W 3-0 Oct. 15 MICHIGAN W 3-2 Oct. 18 MICHIGAN STATE W 1-0 Oct. 24 at Maryland W 1-0 Oct. 28 NORTHWESTERN L 1-2 (2OT) L

1-2 3-14 9-5 2-10 6-3


at Rebel Classic, Las Vegas Mar. 11 vs. Santa Clara W 8-0 Mar. 12 vs. Valparaiso L 7-5 Mar. 12 at UNLV L 0-3 Mar. 13 vs. Utah State L 2-5 Mar. 13 vs. Santa Clara W 11-5

2015 Women’s Soccer Results

at Big Ten Tournament, Madison, Wis. Nov. 1 vs. Ohio State (#7)

at USF Under Armour Invitational, Tampa, Fla. Feb. 26 vs. Kansas L Feb. 26 vs. UNLV L Feb. 27 at USF W Feb. 27 at USF L Feb. 28 vs. UNLV W


(#) NSCAA national ranking at time of the game

2016 Softball Results

vs. Detroit vs. Detroit at Michigan State at Michigan State at Michigan State SOUTH DAKOTA STATE SOUTH DAKOTA STATE OHIO STATE (#24) OHIO STATE (#24) OHIO STATE (#24) PURDUE PURDUE PURDUE at Minnesota (#21) at Minnesota (#21) at Iowa at Iowa at Iowa ILLINOIS ILLINOIS ILLINOIS GREEN BAY GREEN BAY NORTHWESTERN NORTHWESTERN NORTHWESTERN at Nebraska at Nebraska at Nebraska

at Big Ten Tournament, State College, Penn. May 12 vs. Indiana L

Overall Record: 28-24-1 Big Ten Record: 11-11-1 (8th) at Kajikawa Classic, Tempe, Ariz. Feb. 12 vs. Cal (#21) Feb. 12 vs. BYU Feb. 13 vs. Nevada Feb. 13 vs. Portland State Feb. 14 vs. UC Riverside


4-2 4-5 3-2 13-5 9-1

at ACC/ Big Ten Challenge, Raleigh, N.C. Feb. 19 vs. Louisville Feb. 20 vs. Louisville Feb. 20 at NC State Feb. 21 at NC State


1-7 0-5 2-1 5-6

W 8-0 W 10-1 W 10-1 L 4-5 W 5-4 L 6-7 W 10-2 W 6-5 L 8-10 T 9-9 W 9-5 L 4-5 L 2-3 W 6-3 W 7-1 W 5-4 L 2-5 W 3-1 L 3-4 W 4-1 L 0-1 W 8-0 W 8-0 L 3-5 W 4-1 L 3-4 L 8-13 W 6-4 L 5-6 0-4


2015-16 Men’s Swimming & Diving Results

2015-16 Men’s Track & Field Results

Overall Record: 4-4 Big Ten Record: 2-1

Date Indoor JAN. 16 Jan. 23 Jan. 29-30 Feb. 5-6 Feb. 12-13 FEB. 19 Feb. 26-27 Mar. 11-12

Date Oct. 16 Nov. 13 Nov. 14

Opponent Minnesota at Indiana at Northwestern

at Texas Invitational, Austin, Texas Dec. 2-5 Texas Invitational Jan. 12 Jan. 29 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 5

Result Score W 159-141 L 116-184 W 181.5-117.5 NTS

at USC at Auburn (#7) vs. Florida State at Georgia (#4) Green Bay


-113-186 113-187 172-124 122-172 179-113

at Big Ten Championships, West Lafayette, Indiana Feb. 24-27 Big Ten Championships 5th


at NCAA Championships, Atlanta, Georgia Mar. 24-26 NCAA Championships 18th


(#)CSCAA national ranking at time of meet

2015-16 Women’s Swimming & Diving Results

Opponent Minnesota at Indiana at Northwestern

at Texas Invitational, Austin, Texas Dec. 2-5 Texas Invitational Jan. 12 Jan. 29 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 5

Result Points

NOTRE DAME W 80-45 at Minnesota L 72-88 at Jack Jennett Invitational NTS at Armory Collegiate Invitational NTS at Iowa State Classic NTS RED & WHITE OPEN NTS at Big Ten Championships 2nd 73 at NCAA Championships T20 10

Outdoor Mar. 24-26 at Aztec Invitational NTS Apr. 6-7 at Bulldog Decathalon/Heptathalon NTS Apr. 8-9 at Spec Towns Invitational NTS Apr. 22 at Stanford Twilight NTS Apr. 22-23 at Triton Invitational NTS Apr. 23 at Arkansas Invitational NTS Apr. 28-30 at Drake Relays NTS May 1 at UW-Whitewater Alternative NTS May 1 at Payton Jordan Invitational NTS MAY 6 WISCONSIN TWILIGHT NTS May 13-15 at Big Ten Championships 8th May 26-28 at NCAA West Preliminary Round NTS June 8-11 at NCAA Championships T18th

54 12

2015-16 Women’s Track & Field Results

Overall Record: 5-3 Big Ten Record: 2-1 Date Oct. 16 Nov. 13 Nov. 14


Result Score W 152-148 L 118-182 W 183-117 NTS

at USC at Auburn (#9) vs. Florida State at Georgia (#1) Green Bay


-124.5-174.5 158-141 214-85 123-172 181-107

at Big Ten Championships, Ann Arbor, Michigan Feb. 17-20 Big Ten Championships 6th


at NCAA Championships, Atlanta, Georgia Mar. 16-19 NCAA Championships 21st


(#)CSCAA national ranking at time of meet

Date Indoor JAN. 16 Jan. 23 Jan. 29-30 Feb. 5-6 Feb. 12-13 FEB. 19 Feb. 26-27 Mar. 13-14 Outdoor Mar. 24-26 Apr. 6-7 Apr. 8-9 Apr. 22 Apr. 22-23 Apr. 22 Apr. 28-30 May 1 MAY 6 May 13-15 May 26-28 June 8-11


Result Points

NOTRE DAME W 73-62 at Minnesota L 66-93 at Jack Jennett Invitational NTS at Armory Collegiate Invitational NTS at Iowa State Classic NTS RED & WHITE OPEN NTS at Big Ten Championships 8th 38 at NCAA Championships T21st 9 at Aztec Invitational


at Spec Towns Invitational at Stanford Twilight at Triton Invitational at Arkansas Invitational at Drake Relays at UW-Whitewater Alternative WISCONSIN TWILIGHT at Big Ten Championships at NCAA West Preliminary Round at NCAA Championships


at Bulldog Decathalon/Heptathalon NTS

2015-16 Men’s Tennis Results Overall Record: 14-9 Big Ten Record: 4-7 (T-8th)


Date JAN. 22 JAN. 27 JAN. 30 JAN. 30 Feb. 7 FEB. 13

Opponent Result Score NORTHERN ILLINOIS W 5-2 PRINCETON (#34) W 4-3 VALPARAISO W 6-1 S. DAKOTA STATE W 7-0 at Minnesota (#23) W 4-3 DEPAUL W 7-0

55.5 19

FEB. 26 FEB. 27 MAR. 3 MAR. 5 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 MAR. 25 Mar. 27 Apr. 1 Apr. 3 APR. 8 APR. 10 APR. 15 APR. 17 Apr. 22 Apr. 24

TCU (#8) MARQUETTE ILLINOIS STATE GREEN BAY vs. Brown at Drake (#36) IOWA (#56) at Nebraska (#71) at Northwestern (#13) at Illinois (#15) MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN (#21) PENN STATE (#39) OHIO STATE (#3) at Indiana (#64) at Purdue (59)


at Big Ten Tournament, Minneapolis, Minn. Apr. 28 vs. Nebraska L

2-5 7-0 5-2 5-2 4-2 4-3 4-1 4-3 0-4 0-4 7-0 2-5 2-4 0-4 0-4 0-4

Dec. 12 Dec. 13 Dec. 29-30 JAN. 8 JAN. 15 JAN. 31 Feb. 5 FEB. 7 Feb. 12 Feb. 14 Feb. 18 Feb. 21 MAR. 5-6 Mar. 17-19

at Pittsburgh L 9-25 at Penn State L 7-36 at Midlands Championships 24th 17.5 pts. NEBRASKA L 11-29 IOWA L 3-31 ILLINOIS L 13-21 at Rutgers W 18-15 MINNESOTA L 16-17 at Ohio State L 6-34 at Maryland W 25-12 at Central Michigan L 11-18 at Northwestern W 38-3 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 8th 67.5 pts. at NCAA Championships 23rd 20 pts.


2015-16 Volleyball Results

(#) NWCA Rankings at time of match

(#) ITA ranking at time of competition

Overall Record: 26-7 Big Ten Record: 16-4 (3rd)

2015-16 Women’s Tennis Results


Overall Record: 9-14 Big Ten Record: 5-6 (T-6th) Date JAN. 29 Jan. 31

Opponent HOUSTON (#44) at Marquette

Result Score W 6-1 W 5-2

at ITA National Indoor Championship, Madison, Wis. FEB. 5 CALIFORNIA (#6) L 0-4 FEB. 6 TEXAS A&M (#9) L 0-4 FEB. 7 FRESNO STATE (#30) L 1-4 Feb. 12 TEXAS TECH (#10) L 1-4 Feb. 14 TULANE W 5-2 Feb. 26 MINNESOTA L 2-5 Feb. 28 UTAH (#66) L 3-4 MAR. 4 ILLINOIS (#65) L 3-4 MAR. 6 WILLIAM & MARY (#30) L 3-4 MAR. 18 OHIO STATE (#2) L 0-7 Mar. 20 at Penn State L 3-4 Mar. 25 at Iowa W 4-3 Mar. 27 at Nebraska L 3-4 APR. 2 MICHIGAN (#9) L 3-4 APR. 3 MICHIGAN STATE W 4-3 Apr. 15 at Indiana W 5-2 Apr. 17 at Purdue L 2-5 Apr. 22 RUTGERS W 6-1 Apr. 24 MARYLAND W 4-3 at Big Ten Tournament, East Lansing, Mich. Apr. 28 vs. Minnesota W Apr. 29 vs. Ohio State (#5) L

4-1 0-4

(#) ITA Ranking at time of match

2015-16 Wrestling Results Overall Record: 4-8 Big Ten Record: 3-6 (11th) Date NOV. 12 Nov. 15 Nov. 21 Dec. 4-5

Opponent UW- WHITEWATER at Michigan State Open at Navy Classic at Cliff Keen Invitatinoal

Result Score W 43-0 NTS 3rd 101.5 pts. 6th 51.5 pts.


Result Score

HOTELRED INVITATIONAL, Madison, Wis. AUG. 28 vs. Western Kentucky L 25-13, 23-25, 19-25, 19-25 AUG. 29 vs. Colgate W 25-20, 27-25, 25-8 vs. College of Charleston W 25-15, 25-15, 25-20 at ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Louisville, Ky. Sept. 4 vs. North Carolina (#18) W Sept. 5 vs. Louisville W

25-22, 25-20, 25-19 25-19, 17-25, 25-21, 25-19

BADGER CLASSIC, Madison, Wis. SEPT. 10 vs. Georgia SEPT. 11 vs. Kent State

25-11, 25-6, 25-14 25-22, 25-11, 25-21


at Creighton Classic, Omaha, Neb. Sept. 18 vs. Kansas State W Sept. 19 vs. Creighton W vs. Arkansas L

25-20, 25-14, 25-27, 25-23 25-19, 25-21, 25-23 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-13, 11-15

Sept. 23 Sept. 27 SEPT. 30 OCT. 4 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 OCT. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 OCT. 30 NOV. 1 NOV. 6 NOV. 8 Nov. 11 NOV. 14 Nov. 18 NOV. 22 NOV. 25 Nov. 28

25-21, 25-16, 25-20 17-25, 25-18, 20-25 25-21, 11-15 25-16, 25-21, 21-25, 25-22 25-20, 25-16, 25-19 25-15, 25-15, 25-11 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 25-11, 24-26, 16-25, 26-24, 11-15 20-25, 23-25, 25-19, 19-25 25-22, 25-22, 25-18 22-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22 25-18, 19-25, 25-20, 25-22 25-16, 25-17, 25-12 32-30, 25-12, 25-20 25-12, 25-13, 25-17 25-20, 25-19, 25-19 25-20, 25-11, 25-14 25-22, 10-25, 25-22, 26-28, 15-12 25-21, 25-16, 25-21 25-20, 25-15, 25-10 25-22, 25-19, 25-19

at Penn State (#1) at Ohio State (#12) ILLINOIS (#7) NORTHWESTERN at Rutgers at Maryland MINNESOTA (#11) at Minnesota (#11) at Iowa at Nebraska (#3) PURDUE (#17) INDIANA MICHIGAN (#25) MICHIGAN STATE at Michigan IOWA at Illinois (#18) OHIO STATE (#16) RUTGERS at Purdue (#14)



25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 25-19 25-18, 25-15, 25-21

at NCAA Regional, Austin, Texas Dec. 11 vs. Florida (#16)

17-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-22, 12-15


(#) AVCA Coaches ranking at time of match

2015-16 AWARDS National Awards

Ann-Renée Desbiens ››


▪ Ann-Renée Desbiens, Women’s Hockey USCHO Player of the Year Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award finalist ▪ Rose Lavelle, Women’s Soccer MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist ▪ Annie Pankowski, Women’s Hockey Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award semifinalist ▪ Joe Schobert, Football Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award, Burlsworth Award semifinalist ▪ Zach Ziemek, Men’s Track & Field The Bowerman Award semifinalist

National Champions ▪ Kelsey Card, Women’s Track & Field Discus (Outdoor) ▪ Zach Ziemek, Men’s Track & Field Heptathlon (Indoor)

All-America ▪ Taylor Amann, Women’s Track & Field Honorable Mention — USTFCCCA (Outdoor) ▪ Courtney Burke, Women’s Hockey Second Team — AHCA ▪ Lauren Carlini, Volleyball First Team — AVCA ▪ Kelsey Card, Women’s Track & Field First Team — USTFCCCA (Indoor, Outdoor) ▪ Gillian Cooper, Women’s Rowing Second Team — CRCA ▪ Ann-Renée Desbiens, Women’s Hockey First Team — AHCA ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field First Team — USTFCCCA (Indoor, Outdoor) ▪ Matt Hutchins, Men’s Swimming ▪ Isaac Jordan, Wrestling ▪ Chase Kinney, Women’s Swimming Honorable Mention ▪ Rose Lavelle, Women’s Soccer First Team — NSCAA

▪ Josh McDonald, Men’s Track & Field Honorable Mention — USTFCCCA (Outdoor) ▪ Morgan McDonald, Men’s Track & Field First Team — USTFCCCA (Outdoor) Second Team — USTFCCCA (Indoor) ▪ Taylor Morey, Volleyball Honorable Mention — AVCA ▪ Brandon Mortensen, Men’s Track & Field Honorable Mention — USTFCCCA (Outdoor) ▪ Austin Mudd, Men’s Track & Field Honorable Mention — USTFCCCA (Outdoor) ▪ Haleigh Nelson, Volleyball Second Team — AVCA ▪ Annie Pankowski, Women’s Hockey Second Team — AHCA ▪ Helena Randle, Women’s Lightweight Rowing First Team — CRCA ▪ Hannah Schwartz, Women’s Rowing Second Team — CRCA ▪ Joe Schobert, Football First Team — FWAA, ESPN ▪ Haley Showalter, Women’s Track & Field Honorable Mention — USTFCCCA (Outdoor) ▪ Danielle Valley, Women’s Swimming


53 Celebrate the proud history, traditions and accomplishments of Wisconsin Athletics

▪ Tionna Williams, Volleyball Honorable Mention — AVCA ▪ Zach Ziemek, Men’s Track & Field First Team — USTFCCCA (Indoor, Outdoor)

Freshman All-America ▪ T.J. Edwards, Football FWAA

All-District/Region ▪ Lauren Carlini, Volleyball AVCA All-Northeast Region (First Team) ▪ Gillian Cooper, Women’s Rowing CRCA All-Region 4 (First Team) ▪ Brianna Dahm, Women’s Rowing CRCA All-Region 4 (Second Team) ▪ Joe Hardy, Men’s Cross Country USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Region ▪ Nigel Hayes, Men’s Basketball USBWA All-District V (First Team) ▪ Sarah Heinemann, Women’s Cross Country USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Region ▪ Kelsey Jenkins, Softball All-Great Lakes Region (First Team) ▪ Rose Lavelle, Women’s Soccer All-Great Lakes Region (First Team) ▪ Morgan McDonald, Men’s Cross Country USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Region ▪ Chloe Miller, Softball All-Great Lakes Region (Second Team) ▪ Taylor Morey, Volleyball AVCA All-Northeast Region (First Team) ▪ Haleigh Nelson, Volleyball AVCA All-Northeast Region (First Team) ▪ Victoria Pickett, Women’s Soccer All-Great Lakes Region (Third Team) ▪ Hannah Schwartz, Women’s Rowing CRCA All-Region 4 (First Team) ▪ Shaelyn Sorensen, Women’s Cross Country USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Region ▪ Brianna Stelzer, Women’s Soccer All-Great Lakes Region (Third Team) ▪ Taylor-Paige Stewart, Softball All-Great Lakes Region (Second Team)

Regional Athlete of the Year ▪ Kelsey Card, Women’s Track & Field USTFCCCA Great Lakes Indoor Field Athlete of the Year, USTFCCCA Great Lakes Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year

Regional Freshman of the Year ▪ Tionna Williams, Volleyball AVCA Northeast Region

Conference Athlete of the Year ▪ Kelsey Card, Women’s Track & Field Big Ten Indoor Field Athlete of the Year Big Ten Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year ▪ Lauren Carlini, Volleyball Big Ten Setter of the Year ▪ Ann-Renee Desbiens WCHA Player of the Year ▪ Matt Hutchins, Men’s Swimming Big Ten Swimmer of the Year ▪ Rose Lavelle, Women’s Soccer Big Ten Midfielder of the Year ▪ Joe Schobert, Football Big Ten Linebacker of the Year

Conference Rookie of the Year ▪ Alicia Evans, Women’s Rowing ▪ Ethan Happ, Men’s Basketball ▪ Victoria Pickett, Women’s Soccer ▪ Shaelyn Sorensen, Women’s Cross Country

Joe Schobert »


First-Team All-Conference ▪ Courtney Burke, Women’s Hockey ▪ Kelsey Card, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Lauren Carlini, Volleyball ▪ Gillian Cooper, Women’s Rowing ▪ Lauren Chypyha, Women’s Tennis ▪ Ann-Renée Desbiens, Women’s Hockey ▪ Alex Erickson, Football ▪ Brooke Ferrell, Women’s Golf ▪ Nigel Hayes, Men’s Basketball ▪ Kelsey Jenkins, Softball ▪ Isaac Jordan, Wrestling ▪ Rose Lavelle, Women’s Soccer ▪ Morgan McDonald, Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country ▪ Haleigh Nelson, Volleyball ▪ Shaelyn Sorensen, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Zach Ziemek, Men’s Track & Field

Second-Team All-Conference ▪ Marissa Berg, Women’s Swimming ▪ Michael Caputo, Football ▪ Emily Clark, Women’s Hockey ▪ Caitlyn Clem, Women’s Soccer ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Joe Hardy, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Matt Hutchins, Men’s Swimming ▪ Chase Kinney, Women’s Swimming ▪ Tyler Marz, Football ▪ Victoria Pickett, Women’s Soccer ▪ Jenny Ryan, Women’s Hockey ▪ Hannah Schwartz, Women’s Rowing ▪ Brianna Stelzer, Women’s Soccer ▪ Taylor-Paige Stewart, Softball ▪ Annie Tamblyn, Women’s Swimming ▪ Jess Unicomb, Women’s Swimming ▪ Jake Wallenfang, Men’s Track & Field

Third-Team All-Conference ▪ Vince Biegel, Football ▪ Ethan Happ, Men’s Basketball ▪ Bronson Koenig, Men’s Basketball ▪ Sarah Nurse, Women’s Hockey

Honorable Mention All-Conference ▪ Nicole Bauman, Women’s Basketball ▪ Michael Deiter, Football ▪ Troy Fumagalli, Football ▪ Darius Hillary, Football

▪ Tanner McEvoy, Football ▪ Taylor Morey, Volleyball ▪ Chikwe Obasih, Football ▪ Sojourn Shelton, Football

All-Conference Defensive Team ▪ Ethan Happ, Men’s Basketball

National Coaching Awards ▪ Greg Gard Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year

Conference Coach of the Year ▪ Bebe Bryans, Women’s Rowing (Big Ten) ▪ Mark Johnson, Women’s Hockey (WCHA) ▪ Paula Wilkins, Women’s Soccer (Big Ten)

Conference All-Freshman/Rookie Team ▪ Sam Brotherton, Men’s Soccer ▪ Sam Cogan, Women’s Hockey ▪ Michael Deiter, Football (ESPN) ▪ T.J. Edwards, Football (ESPN) ▪ Ethan Happ, Men’s Basketball ▪ Luke Kunin, Men’s Hockey ▪ Victoria Pickett, Women’s Soccer ▪ Tionna Williams, Volleyball

All-Tournament ▪ Courtney Burke, Women’s Hockey WCHA Final Face-Off ▪ Kelsey Card, Women’s Track & Field Big Ten Indoor Field Athlete of the Championships Big Ten Outdoor Field Athlete of the Championships ▪ Lauren Carlini, Volleyball Creighton Classic ▪ Jack Cichy, Football Holiday Bowl Defensive MVP ▪ Emily Clark, Women’s Hockey WCHA Final Face-Off ▪ Drew Conner, Men’s Soccer Big Ten Tournament ▪ Ann-Renée Desbiens, Women’s Hockey WCHA Final Face-Off ▪ Lauryn Gillis, Volleyball HotelRED Invitational ▪ Nikki Greenhalgh, Women’s Soccer Big Ten Tournament

▪ Isaac Jordan, Wrestling Big Ten Tournament, Navy Classic, Cliff Keen Invitational ▪ Sydney McKibbon, Women’s Hockey WCHA Final Face-Off ▪ Haleigh Nelson, Volleyball Creighton Classic (MVP), HotelRED Invitational ▪ Joel Stave, Football Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP ▪ Tionna Williams, Volleyball Creighton Classic

National Athlete/Team of the Week ▪ Ann-Renée Desbiens, Women’s Hockey ASN Player of the Week (Nov. 3/Feb. 2) ▪ Matt Hutchins, Men’s Swimming CollegeSwimming Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 3) ▪ Chase Kinney, Women’s Swimming CollegeSwimming Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 3) ▪ Annie Pankowski, Women’s Hockey ASN Player of the Week (Dec. 8) ▪ Brianna Stelzer, Women’s Soccer TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Oct. 13)

UW Athlete of the Year ▪ Ann-Renée Desbiens, Women’s Hockey ▪ Zach Ziemek, Men’s Track & Field

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 studentathletes annually since its start in 1915.

sportsmanship, ethical behavior, good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. ▪ Nicole Bauman, Women’s Basketball ▪ Adam Lauko, Men’s Soccer

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ▪ Nicole Bauman, Women’s Basketball ▪ Vitto Brown, Men’s Basketball ▪ Chema Carranza, Men’s Tennis ▪ Michelle Cheung, Women’s Golf ▪ Ryan Christensen, Wrestling ▪ Katherine Condon, Women’s Rowing ▪ Brenna Detra, Women’s Outdoor Track ▪ Charlie Foss, Men’s Indoor & Outdoor Track ▪ Sam Ginouves, Men’s Rowing ▪ Julia Glueck, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Holly Heckendorf, Women’s Soccer ▪ Rachel Johnson, Women’s Swimming ▪ Adam Lauko, Men’s Soccer ▪ Michele Lee, Women’s Indoor Track ▪ Taylor Morey, Volleyball ▪ Ryan O’Donnell, Men’s Swimming ▪ Annie Pankowski, Women’s Hockey ▪ Malachy Schrobilgen, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Kevin Schulze, Men’s Hockey ▪ Ekaterina Stepanova, Women’s Tennis ▪ Ashley Van Zeeland, Softball ▪ Eddie Wajda III, Men’s Golf ▪ Erin Wagner, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Derek Watt, Football

Lauryn Gillis ››

▪ Kelsey Card, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Joel Stave, Football

Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award


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


National Scholar Athletes

Academic All-Americans are nominated by their sports information director and must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average.

▪ Taylor Amann, Women’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Gabi Anzalone, Women’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Taylor Berry, Softball (NFCA) ▪ Kennedy Blahnik, Women’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Brianna Bower, Women’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Kelsey Card, Women’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Katie Christner, Softball (NFCA) ▪ Audrey Dalgarno, Women’s Lightweight Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Women’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Brianna Flugaur, Softball (NFCA) ▪ Charlie Foss, Men’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Mirha Girt, Women’s Lightweight Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Lily Hansen, Women’s Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Emma Haugen, Women’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Anna Knutson, Women’s Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Lorenzo Larry, Men’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Eleanor Martin, Women’s Lightweight Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Josh McDonald, Men’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Morgan McDonald, Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Brandon Mortensen, Men’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Sara Novak, Softball (NFCA) ▪ Trent Nytes, Men’s Track & Field (USTFCCCA) ▪ Helena Randle, Women’s Lightweight Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Lexi Siverling, Women’s Rowing (CRCA) ▪ Taylor-Paige Stewart, Softball (NFCA) ▪ Brianna Wynne, Women’s Lightweight Rowing (CRCA)

Until 2016, Wisconsin had an impressive streak of 36 consecutive years with at least one Academic All-America pick. That tied with Georgia and Bucknell for the second-longest streak in the nation, trailing only Nebraska’s run of 44 straight seasons.

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. ▪ Adam Lauko, Men’s Soccer ▪ Taylor-Paige Stewart, Softball ▪ Dan Voltz, Football

NCAA ELITE 90 Award The ELITE 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 90 championships. ▪ Annie Pankowski, Women’s Hockey

National Scholar Teams ▪ Men’s Cross Country (USTFCCCA) ▪ Women’s Cross Country (USTFCCCA)

Chi Alpha Sigma

Athletic Board Scholars

Chi Alpha Sigma is a nonprofit organization established to recognize college student athletes 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).

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.

▪ Maria Avgerinos, Women’s Tennis ▪ Taylor Berry, Softball ▪ Andrew Crone, Wrestling ▪ Matthew Ferris, Men’s Basketball ▪ Dana Grindall, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Chase Kinney, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Ryan Kromer, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Jane McCurry, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Franchesca Morris, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Brandon Mortensen, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Haleigh Nelson, Volleyball ▪ Colette Richter, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Isaac Schlenker, Men’s Soccer ▪ Elliott Sprecher, Men’s Tennis

▪ Tessa Cichy, Women’s Basketball ▪ Aaron Moesch, Men’s Basketball ▪ Joe McAsey, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Grace Meurer, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Dan Voltz, Football ▪ Thomas Schofield, Men’s Golf ▪ Aya Johnson, Women’s Golf ▪ Adam Miller, Men’s Hockey ▪ Jenny Ryan, Women’s Hockey ▪ George Perrett, Men’s Rowing ▪ Anna Knutson, Women’s Rowing ▪ Audrey Dalgarno, Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Adam Lauko, Men’s Soccer ▪ Nicole Greenhalgh, Women’s Soccer ▪ Taylor-Paige Stewart, Softball ▪ Harrison Tran, Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Madeline Hazle, Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Elliott Sprecher, Men’s Tennis ▪ Maria Avgerinos, Women’s Tennis ▪ Brandon Mortensen, Men’s Track & Field ▪ Jane McCurry, Women’s Track & Field ▪ Haleigh Nelson, Volleyball ▪ Andrew Crone, Wrestling

Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship Adam Lauko ››

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 graduate-degree 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 gradepoint 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. ▪ Lauren Chypyha, Women’s Tennis ▪ Adam Lauko, Men’s Soccer


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. Men’s Basketball ▪ Jackson Bax, So., Undecided, Frankfort, Ill. ▪ Matthew Ferris, Jr., Business: Finance, Investment And Banking, Appleton, Wis. Women’s Basketball ▪ Michala Johnson, GR, Human Development And Family Studies, Bellwood, Ill. ▪ Taylor Kuhn, Sr., Kinesiology/Pre-Med, Medford, Wis. Men’s Cross Country ▪ Joe Mcasey, Jr., Marketing, Operation And Technology Management, Menomonee Falls, Wis. ▪ Malachy Schrobilgen, Jr., Political Science, History, Oak Park, Ill. Women’s Cross Country ▪ Lianna Mack, Jr., Kinesiology, Sun Prairie, Wis. ▪ Colette Richter, So., Environmental Sciences, Agronomy, Mountain Lakes, N.J. Football ▪ Bart Houston, Sr., Kinesiology, Dublin, Calif. ▪ Tyler Marz, Gr., Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Springfield, Minn. ▪ Zander Neuville, So., Biology, Waupaca, Wis. ▪ Mark Saari, So., Pre-Kinesiology, Montreal, Wis. ▪ Dan Voltz, Sr., Kinesiology, Barrington, Ill. Men’s Golf ▪ Edward Wajda, So., Pre-Business, Brookfield, Wis.

Men’s Rowing ▪ Jefferson Chan, So., Chemical Engineering, Lisle, Ill. ▪ Alexander Idarraga, Jr., Botany, Milwaukee, Wis. ▪ Patrick Muto, Sr., Economics, Barrington, Ill. ▪ George Perrett, Sr., Psychology, Ann Arbor, Mich. ▪ Tom Walker, So., Agricultural Business, Princeton, N.J. Women’s Rowing ▪ Alexa Callahan, Sr., Nursing, Madison, Wis. ▪ Margo Grover, Sr., Nutritional Sciences, Beloit, Wis. ▪ Lily Hansen, So., Communicative Disorders, San Anselmo, Calif. ▪ Anna Knutson, Sr., French, Madison, Wis. ▪ Anne Lewandowski, Jr., Special Education, Edison Park, Ill. Men’s Soccer ▪ Isaac Schlenker, Jr., Mathematics, Milwaukee, Wis. Women’s Soccer ▪ Sydney McGinnis, So., Journalism, Park Ridge, Ill. Softball ▪ Katie Christner, Sr., Legal Studies, Tinley Park, Ill. ▪ Chloe Miller, Jr., Kinesiology, Bettendorf, Iowa ▪ Taylor-Paige Stewart, Sr., Neurobiology, PreMed, Calabasas, Calif. ▪ Ashley Van Zeeland, Sr., Agricultural Business Management, Kaukauna, Wis.

Taylor-Paige Stewart ››

Men’s Hockey ▪ Adam Miller, Sr., Biology, Long Grove, Ill. Women’s Hockey ▪ Kimberly Drake, Sr., Life Sciences Communication, Mosinee, Wis.


Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Mirha Girt, So., Molecular Biology, Vancouver, B.C. ▪ Eleanor Martin, So., Finance, Investment & Banking, Evanston, Ill.

Men’s Swimming and Diving ▪ Daniel Cech, Sr., Nuclear Engineering, Houston, Texas ▪ Sean Maloney, Jr., Business Operations And Technology Management, Canberra, Australia ▪ Todd McCarthy, So., Mechanical Engineering, Bellevue, Wash. ▪ Harrison Tran, Sr., Economics, Frisco, Texas Women’s Swimming and Diving ▪ Madison Blaydes, Jr., Psychology, Vernon Hills, Ill. ▪ Dana Grindall, Jr., Human Development And Family Studies, Orange, Conn. ▪ Madeline Hazle, Sr., Biology And History Of Science, Medicine And Technology, Kingwood, Texas ▪ Ashley Peterson, Jr., Human Development And Family Studies, Highlands Ranch, Colorado Men’s Tennis ▪ Elliott Sprecher, Jr., Philosophy, Eau Claire, Wis. ▪ John Zordani, Jr., Business Management, Lake Forest, Ill. Women’s Tennis ▪ Maria Avgerinos, Jr., Environmental Studies, Elmhurst, Ill. ▪ Kelsey Grambeau, So., Kinesiology, Dallas, Texas

Women’s Track and Field ▪ Gabrielle Anzalone, Sr., Rehabilitation Psychology, Grand Blanc, Mich. ▪ Hanna Barton, So., Biomedical Engineering, McFarland, Wis. ▪ Brianna Bower, Sr., Nursing, Stoughton, Wis. ▪ Kelsey Card, Sr., Human Development And Family Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Plainview, Ill. ▪ Grace Meurer, Sr., Art, Fond du Lac, Wis. Wrestling ▪ Andrew Crone, Jr., Finance And Management And Entrepreneurship, Delafield, Wis.

Academic All-Conference honorees, numbering 203 in 2015-16, 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. Men’s Basketball ▪ Vitto Brown, Jr., Life Sciences Communications, Bowling Green, Ohio ▪ Matt Ferris, So., Business Finance, Appleton, Wis. ▪ Nigel Hayes, Jr., Business Finance, Toledo, Ohio ▪ Aaron Moesch, So., Business Finance, Green Bay, Wis. ▪ Zak Showalter, Jr., Business Accounting and Finance, Germantown, Wis. Women’s Basketball ▪ Nicole Bauman, Sr., Business, New Berlin, Wis. ▪ Tessa Cichy, Sr., Sociology/Gender and Women’s Studies, Somerset, Wis. ▪ Michala Johnson, Grad., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Bellwood, Ill. ▪ Taylor Kuhn, Jr., Kinesiology, Medford, Wis.

Vitto Brown » DAVID STLUKA

Men’s Track and Field ▪ Timothy Guthrie, Jr., Biochemistry, Batavia, Ill. ▪ Morgan McDonald, So., Undecided, Sydney, Australia ▪ Tyson Miehe, So., Physical Education, Darlington, Wis.

Academic All-Conference

Men’s Cross Country ▪ Zach Benning, So., Kinesiology; Hastings, Minn. ▪ Carl Hirsch, Jr., Mechanical Engineering; Brookfield, Wis. ▪ Joe McAsey, Jr., Marketing, Management; Menomonee Falls, Wis. ▪ Morgan McDonald, So., Undecided; Sydney, Australia ▪ Tyson Miehe, So., Kinesiology; Darlington, Wis. ▪ Malachy Schrobilgen, Jr., Political Science, History; Oak Park, Ill. ▪ Troy Smith, So., Mechanical Engineering; Grimsby, Ontario Women’s Cross Country ▪ Sarah Heinemann, Jr., Chemical Engineering; Waunakee, Wis. ▪ Lianna Mack, So., Food Science, Prairie du Sac, Wis. ▪ Grace Meuer, Sr., Art; Fond du Lac, Wis. ▪ Colette Richter, Jr., Agronomy, Environmental Studies; Mountain Lakes, N.J. ▪ Jamie Shannon, So., Nutritional Sciences; McFarland, Wis. ▪ Shaelyn Sorensen, So., Chemical Engineering; Lake Elmo, Minn. ▪ Maddie Timm, Sr., International Business, Management And Human Resources, Elm Grove, Wis. ▪ Erin Wagner, So.; Kinesiology, Crystal Lake, Ill. Football ▪ Thaddeus Armstrong, Sr., Communication Arts, Ottawa, Ill. ▪ Hayden Biegel, Jr., Human Development & Family Studies, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. ▪ Vince Biegel, Sr., Life Sciences Communication, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. ▪ Evan Bondoc, So., Undeclared, Madison, Wis. ▪ Brett Connors, So., Kinesiology, New Berlin, Wis. ▪ Andrew Endicott, Jr., Communication Arts, Sacramento, Calif. ▪ Alex Erickson, Sr., Agricultural Business Management, Darlington, Wis. ▪ Joe Ferguson, Jr., Real Estate & Urban Land Economics, Madison, Wis. ▪ Terrance Floyd, Sr., Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Boynton Beach, Fla. ▪ Jordan Fredrick, Sr., Finance, Investment & Banking, Madison, Wis.

▪ Troy Fumagalli, Jr., Finance, Investment & Banking, Aurora, Ill. ▪ Bart Houston, Sr., Kinesiology, Dublin, Calif. ▪ Alec James, Jr., Personal Finance, Brookfield, Wis. ▪ A.J. Jordan, Sr., Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Dayton, Ohio ▪ Jake Keefer, Sr., Life Sciences Communication, Woodville, Wis. ▪ Tyler Marz, Sr., Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Springfield, Minn. ▪ Leo Musso, Sr., Community & Nonprofit Leadership, Waunakee, Wis. ▪ Zander Neuville, So., Undeclared, Waupaca, Wis. ▪ Chikwe Obasih, Jr., Actuarial Science, Brookfield, Wis. ▪ P.J. Rosowski, So., Civil Engineering, Stoughton, Wis. ▪ Conor Sheehy, So., Undeclared, Milwaukee, Wis. ▪ Joel Stave, Sr., Civil Engineering, Greenfield, Wis. ▪ Derek Straus, Sr., Rehabilitation Psychology, Waunakee, Wis. ▪ Dan Voltz, Sr., Kinesiology, Barrington, Ill. ▪ Derek Watt, Sr., Marketing, Pewaukee, Wis. ▪ T.J. Watt, Jr., Retailing & Consumer Behavior, Pewaukee, Wis. ▪ Walker Williams, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, Tacoma, Wash. Men’s Golf ▪ Johnny Decker, So., Pre-Business, Verona, Wis. ▪ Matt Ross, Sr., Economics, Hartland, Wis. ▪ Tommy Schofield, Jr., Pre-Business, Mundelein, Ill. ▪ Eddie Wajda, So., Pre-Business, Brookfield, Wis. Women’s Golf ▪ Brooke Ferrell, Jr., Marketing, Edgerton, Wis. ▪ Aya Johnson, Jr., Communications, North Muskegon, Mich. ▪ Becky Klongland, So., Pre-Business, Stoughton, Wis. ▪ Ali Nageotte, So., Pre-Business, West Lake, Ohio Men’s Hockey ▪ Aidan Cavallini, Jr., Finance, Investment and Banking, Barrington, Ill. ▪ Tim Davison, Jr., Personal Finance, De Pere, Wis. ▪ Jason Ford, So., Pre-Business, Waunakee, Wis. ▪ Gabe Grunwald So., Pre-Business, Toronto, Ontario ▪ Adam Miller, Sr., Biology, Long Grove, Ill. ▪ Alex Shuchuk, So., Zoology, Madison, Wis.

▪ Jedd Soleway, Jr., Journalism, Vernon, British Columbia ▪ Eddie Wittchow, Sr., Economics, Burnsville, Minn. Women’s Hockey ▪ Ann-Renée Desbiens, Jr., Accounting, La Malbaie, Quebec ▪ Kim Drake, Sr., Life Sciences Communications, Mosinee, Wis. ▪ Sydney McKibbon, Jr., Finance, Investment & Banking, Oakville, Ontario ▪ Megan Miller, Sr., Agricultural Business Management, Long Grove, Ill. ▪ Annie Pankowski, So., Zoology, Laguna Hills, Calif. ▪ Jenny Ryan, Jr., Kinesiology, Victor, N.Y. ▪ Baylee Wellhausen, So., Pre-Journalism, Williams Bay, Wis. ▪ Lauren Williams, So., Psychology & Sociology, Windsor, Ontario Men’s Rowing ▪ Ben Flaherty, Sr., Political Science/Communication Arts, St. Glastonbury, Conn. ▪ John French, Sr., Electrical Engineering, Hartland, Wis. ▪ Andrew Griffin, So., Undeclared, Neenah, Wis. ▪ James Letten, Sr., Classical Humanities/Philosophy, Deerfield, Ill. ▪ David McClain, Sr., Marketing/Real Estate & Urban Land Economics, Dallas, Texas ▪ Patrick Muto, Sr., Economics, Barrington, Ill. ▪ Mark Nitka, Sr., Finance, Investment & Banking/Accounting, Waukesha, Wis. ▪ George Perrett, Sr., Psychology, Ann Arbor, Mich. ▪ Zach Ruedinger, Sr., Accounting, DePere, Wis. ▪ Benjamin Webster, Sr., Computer Sciences, Huntington Beach, Calif. ▪ Sam Weeks, Jr., Economics, Winnetka, Ill. ▪ Laing Wise, Jr., French, Pittsburgh, Penn. Women’s Lightweight Rowing ▪ Amanda Aiello, Jr., Life Sciences Communication, Wilmington, Del. ▪ Audrey Dalgarno, Jr., Biology, Boca Raton, Fla. ▪ Mirha Girt, So., Molecular Biology, Vancouver, British Columbia ▪ Julia Glueck, Sr., English/Biology, Seattle, Wash. ▪ Tenzin Khangkar, Sr., Biochemistry, Elmhurst, N.Y. ▪ Emma Landauer, Sr., International Studies, New York, N.Y.

▪ Eleanor Martin, So., Finance, Investment & Banking, Evanston, Ill. ▪ Olivia Meehan, Sr., Biology, Los Gatos, Calif. ▪ Gabriela Purman, Jr., Marketing, Wayland, Mass. ▪ Helena Randle, Sr., Biology, Brookline, Mass. ▪ Christina Stevenson, Sr., Animal Science, DePere, Wis. ▪ Janet Titzler, So., Undeclared, Palo Alto, Calif. ▪ Jenn Whitehill, So., Elementary Education, Riverside, Conn. ▪ Brianna Wynne, So., Undeclared, Los Alamitos, Calif. Women’s Rowing ▪ Rosie Brezynski, So., Computer Sciences, London, England ▪ Katherine Condon, Sr., Geology & Geophysics, Geological Engineering, Geneva, Ill. ▪ Gillian Cooper, Sr., Cartography & Geog. Info. Sys./Geography, Auckland, New Zealand ▪ Brianna Dahm, Sr., Psychology/Legal Studies, Manitowoc, Wis. ▪ Andrea French, Jr., Biochemistry, Hartland, Wis. ▪ Monica Gerber, So., Retailing & Consumer Behavior, San Rafael, Calif. ▪ Marissa Gibson, So., Undeclared, San Diego, Calif. ▪ Margo Grover, Sr., Nutritional Sciences, Beloit, Wis. ▪ Lily Hansen, So., Undeclared, San Anselmo, Calif. ▪ Anna Knutson, Sr., Comm. Sciences & Disorders/French, Madison, Wis. ▪ Maren Schultz, So., Kinesiology, Stoughton, Wis. ▪ Hannah Schwartz, Sr., Legal Studies/English, Milwaukee, Wis. ▪ Gabby Simons, So., Kinesiology, Oconomowoc, Wis. ▪ Lexi Siverling, So., Biology, Cadott, Wis. ▪ Dani Steinberg, Jr., Forest Science, Oregon, Wis. ▪ Maddie Wanamaker, Jr., Environmental Studies/ Life Sciences Communications, Neenah, Wis. Men’s Soccer ▪ Casey Beyers, Jr., Electrical Engineering, Columbia, Md. ▪ Mike Catalano, So., Business: Finance, Investment & Banking, Roselle, Ill. ▪ Nick Jones, So., Life Sciences Communication, St. Louis, Mo. ▪ Anders Kristensen, Sr., Political Science, Silkeborg, Denmark

▪ Adam Lauko, Sr., Biochemistry, Baldwinsville, N.Y. ▪ Enda O’Neill, So., Undecided, Louisville, Colo. ▪ Matej Radonic, Jr., Agricultural Business Management, Podgora, Croatia ▪ Adrian Remeniuk, So., Studio Art, Glenview, Ill. ▪ Connor Revsbeck, Jr., Business: Risk Management & Insurance, Lakeville, Minn. ▪ Isaac Schlenker, So., Electrical Engineering, Milwaukee, Wis. ▪ Carl Schneider, Sr., Psychology, Madison, Wis. Women’s Soccer ▪ Nikki Greenhalgh, Sr., Biology, Novi, Mich. ▪ Becca Harrison, So., Undecided, Valencia, Calif. ▪ Holly Heckendorf, Jr., Kinesiology, Menomonee Falls, Wis. ▪ Marisa Kresge, Sr., Kinesiology, Severna Park, Md. ▪ Molly Laufenberg, Sr., Elementary Education, Waunakee, Wis. ▪ Sydney McGinnis, So., Studio Art, Park Ridge, Ill. ▪ McKenna Meuer, Sr., Biology, Madison, Wis.

McKenna Meuer ››

Softball ▪ Samantha Arents, So., Retail, Corona, Calif. ▪ Taylor Berry, Jr., Operations And Technology Management, Muscatine, Iowa ▪ Katie Christner, Sr., Legal Studies, Tinley Park, Ill. ▪ Brianna Flugaur, So., Rehabilitation Psychology, Stevens Point, Wis. ▪ Kelsey Jenkins, So., Human Development And Family Studies, Tucson, Ariz. ▪ Chloe Miller, Jr., Kinesiology, Bettendorf, Iowa ▪ Sara Novak, Jr., Biology, Shorewood, Ill. ▪ Taylor-Paige Stewart, Sr., Neurobiology/PreMed, Calabasas, Calif. ▪ Ashley Van Zeeland, Sr., Agricultural Business Management, Kaukauna, Wis. Men’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Dan Cech, Jr., Nuclear Engineering, Houston, Texas ▪ Sean Maloney, Jr., Business, Canberra, Australia ▪ Todd McCarthy, So., Mechanical Engineering, Bellevue, Wash. ▪ Nathan Mueller, So., Undeclared, Highlands Ranch, Colo. ▪ Ryan O’Donnell, Sr., Life Sciences Communication, McFarland, Wis. ▪ Harrison Tran, Jr., Economics, Frisco, Texas


Women’s Swimming & Diving ▪ Marissa Berg, So., Human Development and Family Studies, Monticello, Wis. ▪ Madison Blaydes, Jr., Gender and Women’s Studies, Vernon Hills, Ill. ▪ Maria Carlson, Jr., Civil Engineering, Livermore, Calif. ▪ Dana Grindall, Jr., Human Development and Family Studies, Orange, Conn. ▪ Madeline Hazle, Jr., History of Science, Medicine and Technology, Kingwood, Texas ▪ Rachel Johnson, Sr., Sociology and Legal Studies, Elkhorn, Wis. ▪ Chase Kinney, Jr., Biology, Canton, Ohio ▪ Maddie Martin, So., Undeclared, Madison, Wis. ▪ Ashley Peterson, Jr., Human Development and Family Studies, Highlands Ranch, Colo. ▪ Annie Tamblyn, Sr., Communication Arts and English, Ann Arbor, Mich. ▪ Danielle Valley, Jr., Personal Finance, Bradenton, Fla. ▪ Grace Wold, Jr., Gender and Women’s Studies, Mercer Island, Wash.

Men’s Tennis ▪ Josef Dodridge, So., Kinesiology, Bournemouth, England ▪ Jakhongir Jalalov, Sr., Ag Business Management, Tashkent, Uzbekistan ▪ Tomas Pitra, So., Pre-Business, Prague, Czech Republic ▪ Elliott Sprecher, Jr., Philosophy, Eau Claire, Wis. ▪ John Zordani, Jr., Business Management, Lake Forest, Ill. Women’s Tennis ▪ Maria Avgerinos, Jr., Environmental Science, Elmhurst, Ill. ▪ Lauren Chypyha, Sr., Political Science, Toronto, Ontario ▪ Kelsey Grambeau, So., Biology, Dallas, Texas ▪ Sydney Rider, Jr., Life Science Communication, Annapolis, Md.

Volleyball ▪ Lauren Carlini, Jr., Retailing; Aurora, Ill. ▪ Haleigh Nelson, Jr., Marketing; Cary, N.C. Wrestling ▪ Ryan Christensen, So., Mechanical Engineering, Woodinville, Wash. ▪ Andrew Crone, Jr., Finance/Management, Delafield, Wis. ▪ Brett Hochstaetter, Sr., History, South Milwaukee, Wis. ▪ Eric Peissig, Jr., Mechanical Engineering, Menomonie, Wis. ▪ TJ Ruschell, Sr., Economics, Crittenden, Ky. ▪ Jared Scharenbrock, So., Actuarial Science, Sun Prairie, Wis.


Men’s Track & Field ▪ Riley Budde, Jr., Agronomy, Beaver Dam, Wis. ▪ Ryan Davis, Jr., Information Systems, Fishers, Ind. ▪ Charlie Foss, Sr., Economics, Appleton, Wis. ▪ Tim Guthrie, So., Biochemistry, Batavia, Ill. ▪ Joe Hardy, So., Undeclared, Seattle, Wash. ▪ Josh McDonald, Jr., Biology, Wentzville, Mo. ▪ Morgan McDonald, So., Undeclared, Sydney, Australia ▪ Brandon Mortensen, Sr., Sociology, Hartland, Wis. ▪ Trent Nytes, So., Kinesiology, Kaukauna, Wis. ▪ McKena Ramos, Jr., Communication Arts, Sheboygan, Wis. ▪ Sawyer Smith, Jr., Psychology, La Crosse, Wis.

▪ Lianna Mack, Jr., Food Science, Prairie du Sac, Wis. ▪ Grace Meurer, Sr., Art, Fond du Lac, Wis. ▪ Frankie Morris, So., Nursing, East Troy, Wis. ▪ Casie Pawlik, So., Community and Non-Profit Leadership, Brooklyn Park, Minn. ▪ Jamie Shannon, So., Nutritional Sciences, McFarland, Wis. ▪ Madeline Timm, Sr., International Business; Management And Human Resources, Elm Grove, Wis.

Women’s Track & Field ▪ Taylor Amann, So., Retailing And Consumer Behavior, Hartland, Wis. ▪ Gabi Anzalone, Sr., Rehabilitation Psychology, Grand Blanc, Mich. ▪ Hanna Barton, So., Biomedical Engineering, McFarland, Wis. ▪ Kennedy Blahnik, So., Undeclared, Algoma, Wis. Andrew Crone ›› ▪ Brianna Bower, Sr., Nursing, Stoughton, Wis. ▪ Kelsey Card, Sr., Human Development And Family Studies; Gender And Women’s studies, Plainview, Ill. ▪ Georgia Ellenwood, Jr., Sociology, Langley, British Columbia

4.00 Student-Athletes Seven student-athletes carried a 4.00 or a perfect grade point average for 2015-16, and 58 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 ▪ Elizabeth Paige Brown, Women’s Swimming ▪ Eliza Clifford, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Olin Hacker, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Isaac Hale, Men’s Track ▪ Natalie Jacobson, Women’s Soccer ▪ Dominick Mesdjian, Men’s Soccer ▪ Renee Olley, Women’s Rowing ▪ Dan Voltz, Football TERM 4.00 GPA (Fall or Spring) ▪ Paul Afflitto, Men’s Track ▪ Gabrielle Anzalone, Women’s Track ▪ Maria Avgerinos, Women’s Tennis ▪ Emma Bartholomew, Women’s Rowing ▪ Jackson Bax, Men’s Basketball ▪ Madison Blaydes, Women’s Swimming ▪ Sam Brotherton, Men’s Soccer ▪ Elizabeth Paige Brown, Women’s Swimming ▪ Nick Caldwell, Men’s Swimming ▪ Kelsey Card, Women’s Track and Field ▪ Jefferson Chan, Men’s Rowing ▪ Kathryn Christner, Softball ▪ Eliza Clifford, Women’s Rowing ▪ Andrew Crone, Wrestling ▪ Zachary Gasick, Men’s Rowing ▪ Margo Grover, Women’s Rowing ▪ Timothy Guthrie, Men’s Track ▪ Olin Hacker, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Isaac Hale, Men’s Track ▪ Emma Haugen, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Hazel Hertting, Women’s Swimming ▪ Sophie Heywood, Women’s Rowing ▪ Wilson Hoppe, Men’s Rowing ▪ Bart Houston, Football ▪ Alexander Idarraga, Men’s Rowing ▪ Natalie Jacobson, Women’s Soccer ▪ Hannah James, Women’s Swimming ▪ Michala Johnson, Women’s Basketball ▪ Anna Knutson, Women’s Rowing

▪ Kelsey Kramer, Women’s Rowing ▪ Taylor Kuhn, Women’s Basketball ▪ Molly Laufenberg, Women’s Soccer ▪ Adam Lauko, Men’s Soccer ▪ Lianna Mack, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Tyler Marz, Football ▪ Dave McClain, Men’s Rowing ▪ Morgan McDonald, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Sydney Mcginnis, Women’s Soccer ▪ Dominick Mesdjian, Men’s Soccer ▪ Grace Meurer, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Sara Novak, Softball ▪ Libby O’Rourke, Women’s Rowing ▪ Renee Olley, Women’s Rowing ▪ Ellen Opitz, Women’s Rowing ▪ George Perrett, Men’s Rowing ▪ Colette Richter, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Zach Ruedinger, Men’s Rowing ▪ Mark Saari, Football ▪ Taylor Paige Stewart, Softball ▪ Malachy Schrobilgen, Men’s Cross Country ▪ Junho Seok, Men’s Soccer ▪ Elliott Sprecher, Men’s Tennis ▪ Joel Stave, Football ▪ Drew Teduits, Men’s Swimming ▪ Dan Voltz, Football ▪ Derek Watt, Football ▪ Allison Woodward, Women’s Cross Country ▪ Zach Ziemek, Men’s Track and Field

Remington Scholars 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. ▪ Adam Lauko, Men’s Soccer ▪ Grace Meuer, Women’s Cross Country

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