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Blugold Athletics Quick Facts

Name: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, also UW-Eau Claire

(one of 13 institutions in the University of Wisconsin System which is one of the largest public university systems in the country)

Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin (pop. 65,883 - 2010 census)

(Largest city in west central Wisconsin, 90 miles east of the Twin Cities and 180 miles northwest of the state capital of Madison)

2009-10 Enrollment: 11,046

Nickname: Blugolds (one word, no "e", no hyphen, no capital "G")

School Colors: Navy & Old Gold

Chancellor: Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich

Athletics Director: Scott Kilgallon (kilgals@uwec.edu)

Senior Women's Administrator: Leslie Huntington (huntinla@uwec.edu)

Business Manager: Robin Baker (bakerrk@uwec.edu)

Sports Information Director: Kevin Meinholz (meinhoka@uwec.edu)

Head Athletic Trainer: Garry Grant

Faculty Athletics Rep: Bernard "Duffy" Duyfhuizen (Men); Jill Prushiek (Women)

Athletics Program Assistant: Nancy Hendricks

Athletics Phone: (715) 836-3062

Athletics/Sports Information FAX: (715) 836-4074

Sports Information E-Mail: sportsinfo@uwec.edu

Ticket Office: (715) 836-3727 or 1-800 949-UWEC (8932)

National Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)

Conference Members: UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, UW-Superior, UW-Whitewater

 

UW-Eau Claire Varsity Sports:

Men (9) - Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling

Women (11) - Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Athletic Building: McPhee Physical Education Center/Ade Olson Addition

Basketball Facility: W.L. Zorn Arena (capacity 2,450)

Football Facility: Carson Park (artificial turf, capacity 6,500)

Hockey Facility: Hobbs Ice Center (capacity 1,100)

Track: Indoor (6 lane, 200 meter) - Ade Olson Addition; Outdoor - Simpson Field (9 lane, 400 meter)

Tennis: Indoor - Ade Olson Addition; Outdoor - McPhee Courts

Softball: Gelein Field in Carson Park

Golf: Men - Eau Claire Country Club; Women - Mill Run Golf Course

Swimming, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Volleyball: McPhee Phy Ed Center

Soccer: Bollinger Fields

Cross Country: Whitetail Golf Course, Colfax

 

2011-12 Coaches

Men:

Basketball - Kyle Green (1st year)

Cross Country - Dan Schwamberger (5th year)

Football - Todd Glaser (6th year )

Golf - Jim Maguire (7th year)

Hockey - Matt Loen (5th Year)

Swimming & Diving - Art Brandt (4th year)

Tennis - Tom Gillman (11th year)

Track & Field - Chip Schneider (10th year)

Wrestling - Russ Peloquin (2nd year)

 

Women:

Basketball - Tonja Englund (12th year)

Cross Country - Dan Schwamberger (5th year)

Golf - Meghan Sobotta (2nd year)

Gymnastics - Jean DeLisle (9th year)

Hockey - Mike Collins (12th year)

Soccer - Sean Yengo (15th year)

Softball - Leslie Huntington (11th year)

Swimming & Diving - Art Brandt (4th year)

Tennis - Tom Gillman (5th year)

Track & Field - Chip Schneider (6th year)

Volleyball - Kim Wudi (5th year)

 

Major UWEC Accomplishments in Athletics

Historically

First place in the women's conference All Sports competition 11 times in the last 18 years

Nine national team titles and 66 national champions in school history

140 conference titles

36 Academic All-American awards

Conference champion in men's swimming 25 of past 40 years

Conference champion in women's swimming 19 of past 32 years

Conference champion in women's tennis 10 of the last 18 seasons

Conference champion in softball or tournament champion seven of the last 15 seasons

Conference champion in women's golf seven of the last 13 seasons

Conference champion in women's soccer three of the last six seasons

Conference champion in women's volleyball three of the last five seasons

 

National Team Championships

NCAA Cross Country - 2009

NCAA Softball - 2008

NCAA Men's Golf - 2001

NAIA Women's Swimming - 1983, 1987, 1988

NAIA Women's Cross Country - 1984

NAIA Men's Ice Hockey - 1984

NAIA Women's National All Sports Championship - 1983

 

Conference Championships

Men's All Sports - 1979, 1987, 1990, 1993

Women's All Sports - 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Women's Cross Country - 1984, 1985, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Men's Cross Country - 1980

Football - 1922, 1948, 1956, 1963, 1964, 1981, 1983, 1998, 2001

Volleyball - 1987, 2006, 2008, 2010

Women's Basketball - 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008

Men's Basketball - 1938, 1939, 1955, 1956, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1991

Women's Swimming - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999

Men's Swimming - 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999

Baseball - 1957, 1959 (discontinued as UWEC sport in 1995)

Softball - 1991, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006

Women's Tennis - 1980, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Men's Tennis - 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995 (discontinued as conference championship sport in 1996)

Men's Golf - 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1992 (discontinued as conference championship sport in 1993)

Women's Golf - 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010

Women's Soccer - 2005, 2006, 2007

2010-11 Season Highlights

BLUGOLD ATHLETICS - THE TOTAL PACKAGE

  • 3.14 GPA achieved by 550 Blugold athletes in 2010-11
  • 14th place out of 420 Div. III schools in the NACDA All-Sports competition in 2010-11
  • Two-time winner of the Jostens Community Service Award and perennial nominee
  • Women's WIAC All-Sports champion for the fifth consecutive year

BLUGOLD ATHLETES IN 2010-11

  • Tom Breitbach is national runnerup in the 5K and 10K events at the Div. III outdoor track championships
  • Maria Peloquin (cross country-track) is the WIAC nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year
  • Ben Shea becomes the seventh football player to be named an Academic All-American
  • Hannah Mesick is one of 10 finalists for the 2011 Jostens Trophy as Div. III female basketball player of the year
  • Kristin Faber is a first-team All-American after being named the NCHA hockey player and scholar-athlete of the year
  • Megan Born is the conference No. 1 singles champion in tennis
  • Jess Freagon is a softball second team All-American

BLUGOLD COACHES IN 2010-11

  • Matt Loen is the NCHA Hockey Coach of the Year and the WIAC Coach of the Year for the second straight time
  • Jim Maguire is the GCAA Regional Golf Coach of the Year
  • Russ Peloquin is named head wrestling coach to start the 2010-11 season
  • Retired coach Don Parker is inducted in the national Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • Kyle Green becomes only the fourth Blugold men's basketball coach in the last 84 years

BLUGOLD CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS IN 2010-11

  • Volleyball shares first for its third title in the past five years and hosts the WIAC final four tourney
  • Women's cross country wins its third consecutive WIAC crown
  • Women's golf wins its second straight conference championship and seventh all-time

BLUGOLD NCAA PARTICIPANTS AND FINISHES IN 2010-11

  • Women's cross country finishes fourth and three individuals earn All-American honors
  • Women's golf appears for the 11th straight year and achieves a top 10 finish for the third year in succession
  • Women's volleyball makes its sixth straight appearance, advancing to the second round
  • Softball selected for the regional for the fifth time in six years and ninth time overall
  • Men's tennis selected for the third consecutive year and fourth time in program history
  • Men's golf places 13th at nationals
  • Women's swimming & diving takes 16th place at nationals, the team's best finish since 1996
  • Women's track is 11th outdoors and 33rd indoors at nationals
  • Men's track has its highest finish since 1996 with a 14th tie outdoors after placing 14th indoors
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Athletics • McPhee 208 • Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

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