Panthers Land League-Best 11 On Horizon League Winter All-Academic Teams
April 20, 2011
MILWAUKEE - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee placed a league-high 11 student-athletes on the Horizon League's 2010-11 Winter Academic All-League Teams, the league office announced today.
The honorees from Milwaukee included five student-athletes apiece from swimming and diving and track along with an honoree from men's basketball.
The winners are selected in a vote of the league's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors, with both athletic and academic accomplishment considered in picking the teams.
"I continue to be extremely proud of the achievements of our student-athletes in the classroom," Director of Athletics Rick Costello said. "This kind of award is particularly noteworthy as it combines performance in the classroom with standout athletic efforts. To lead the league in honorees is a credit to our student-athletes, coaches and staff and is the result of a lot of hard work toward academic and athletic excellence. This is another example of our Milwaukee Panthers being students first and athletes second!"
The women's track and field honorees were Erin Havener (3.583, Nursing), Angie Kaufmann (3.415, Kinesiology), Kristi Schuette (3.801, Health Sciences) and Elise Sigg (3.710, Kinesiology). Dan Simon (3.267, Mechanical Engineering) was honored from the men's track and field team.
Those recognized from the men's swimming and diving team were Brady Huemann (3.59, Biology), Sam Keele (3.37, Mechanical Engineering) and Kyle Trelka (3.72, Business). Sarah Wardecke (3.94, Mathematics) and Danielle Wenger (3.82, Psychology) were honored from the women's swimming and diving team.
Tony Meier (3.638, Business) was the honoree from men's basketball.
A total of 74 student-athletes from six fall sports were honored. The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal Academic All-League Teams in each of its 19 championship sports. To be eligible for Academic All-Horizon League consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale) and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits. The student-athletes must also be starters or key reserves on their teams.