Eagle athletics update

UWL’s swim team gathers for a group rally.

A quick scoop on results from UWL sports

Women’s Golf … has been added as the 20th varsity sport on campus — the 11th for women. Competition starts in fall 2018 under head coach David Taebel. Get details.

Women’s Basketball … finished 16-10, 9-5 in the WIAC … advanced to the WIAC championships semifinals for the second straight year — the highest seed (second) in school history … Elise DeNoyer named WIAC Player of the Year … DeNoyer named to D3hoops.com All-Central Region First Team … three players earn all-conference honors.

Men’s Basketball … finished 13-13 overall … earned a WIAC championship bid for the eighth time in the last nine seasons … Ben Meinholz named to All-WIAC First Team … three all-conference selections … Kent Dernbach named head coach March 12 after serving as interim head coach in 2017-18.

Women’s Swimming & Diving … tied for 29th at the NCAA Division III championships … Kayley Alioto placed fourth in the three-meter diving competition and 14th in the one-meter at the championships. Her fourth-place finish is the highest in UWL history in the three-meter competition at the NCAA Division III Championships. Keri Buran (1993) and Alioto (2017) each finished sixth in the three-meter at the national championships … The team won its seventh straight WIAC title …. Alioto was named WIAC Diver of the Meet for the second straight season … won six individual and one relay title at conference … earned 27 all-conference honors.

Men’s Swimming & Diving … finished 43rd at the NCAA Division III national championships … third at WIAC championships … Jacob Burchfield was named the WIAC Men’s Swimmer of the Meet … first UWL swimmer to earn award since 2010 … team earned 17 all-conference honors at league championships.

UWL sophomore Spencer Nevills takes down UW-Platteville wrestler in Mitchell Hall.

Wrestling – seventh at NCAA III championships … team’s 22nd top-10 finish at nationals since joining NCAA III in 1992 … Wesley Schultz, Sawyer Massie and Konrad Ernst earned All-America honors … qualified five wrestlers for national championships … placed second at NCAA III Upper Midwest Regional … Dave Malecek named Upper Midwest Regional Co-Coach of the Year … won WIAC title with four individual champions … coaching staff earned the WIAC Staff of the Year Award … Sawyer Massie named WIAC Wrestler of the Meet … Sean O’Neil named WIAC Scholar-Athlete.

Women’s Indoor Track & Field … finished 26th at NCAA III championships … Betsy Schreier, Tess Miller and Maddie Nelson earned All-America honors in triple jump … won WIAC title for the sixth straight season … Nick Davis named WIAC Coach of the Year … Amanda Wiebke named WIAC Co-Field Performer of the Meet … team won four titles at conference championships, had seven second-place finish and five third-place finishes.

Men’s Indoor Track & Field … fifth at NCAA III championships … hasn’t finished lower than fifth at the NCAA III indoor championships since 1985 … Andrew Jarrett, Christian Morzsinki, Jacob Teunas, Wes Evansen, Thomas Schultz and Ernest Winters earned All-America honors … Jarrett won national title in weight throw, the first in school history since 2006 … team won 17th straight WIAC indoor title … Josh Buchholtz named WIAC Coach of the Year … team won three titles, had six second-place and five third-place finishes … Buchholtz received the 2018 Award of Merit at the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association Coaches Clinic Feb. 3.

Samantha Wiekamp.

Gymnastics … finished second at NCGA championships … Dani Barmore captured the NCGA title on the vault (9.825) and Sam Weyker took the balance beam (9.825) crown … Samantha Wiekamp  named 2018 NCGA Senior Athlete of the Year … team won league-record 24th WIAC title … automatically qualified for NCGA championships … Samantha Wiekamp won the all-around title and Brooke Kachinsky the uneven parallel bars at the WIAC championships … team earned 11 all-conference honors at league championships … Amy Enright named WIAC Scholar-Athlete.

Men’s Tennis … team is 11-4 … Bill Hehli earned 300th career win in February

Women’s Tennis … team is 12-3 overall, including 5-1 in the winter season … Coach Hehli is currently 663-288 with women’s and men’s tennis teams.

Winter 17-18 final standings

Women’s Basketball – Tied 2nd in WIAC
Men’s Basketball – 6th in WIAC
Women’s Swimming & Diving – 1st in WIAC/29th in NCAA III
Men’s Swimming – 3rd in WIAC/43rd in NCAA III
Wrestling – 1st in WIAC/7th in NCAA III
Women’s Indoor Track & Field – 1st in WIAC/26th in NCAA III
Men’s Indoor Track & Field – 1st in WIAC/5th in NCAA III
Gymnastics – 1st in WIAC/Second in NCGA