Student Life

Badger Sports Ticker: Summer 2014

  • The UW had thirty-five athletes listed on the Academic All-Big Ten teams for their respective sports. To be eligible, student-athletes must be in their second year and carry a 3.0 or better grade point average. The leading UW squads were men’s hockey, women’s swimming and diving, and wrestling, each of which placed eight athletes.
  • Badger wrestler Tyler Graff x’14 reached the national title match, but fell to the University of Iowa’s Tony Ramos. Graff, who wrestled at 133 pounds, was the fourth four-time All-American in UW wrestling history. He won 128 matches, sixth best in Badger history.
  • Nicholas Schafer x’15 set a school record in the 200-yard breaststroke at the NCAA championships in March. He finished at 1:54.23, which put him in fifteenth place nationally. The UW finished in thirty-third place at the meet overall.
  • The Badger women’s lightweight rowing squad was ranked number two in the nation at the start of the spring season. Stanford University was ranked number one. The women’s lightweight rowing season concluded with national championships in New Jersey on May 30.
  • “Kangaroo Kicker” Pat O’Dea LLB1899, a record-setting Badger punter, is heavily featured in a new book called The Opening Kickoff by David Revsine. The book is due out in August.

Published in the Summer 2014 issue


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