Badger Sports Ticker: Fall 2013

Evan Jager x’11 won the 2013 U.S. steeplechase in June, running the 3,000-meter race in 8:20.67. The steeplechase is a middle-distance obstacle race, in which contestants must leap over nearly meter-high obstacles and water pits. Jager competed in the world championships, which took place after press time in August.

Five Badger women’s hockey players were named to Team USA for the 2014 Olympics: Jessie Vetter, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, and incoming freshman Anne Pankowski x’17.

Ice hockey isn’t the UW’s only Olympic sport. Erika Brown ’96, a former Badger golfer, and Nicole Joraanstad ’04 will take part in the U.S. Olympic Curling team trials, though playing for different squads.

Former Badger Chris Chelios x’83 was elected to the National Hockey League Hall of Fame in July. Chelios played for the UW squad that won the NCAA men’s hockey championship in 1983. He played in the NHL from 1983 until 2010.

Robert Hackett ’88 is the new strength and conditioning coach for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. Hackett (featured in “Robert’s Rules,” Summer 2012) ran track for the Badgers and had previously worked for the Dallas Mavericks.

Cody Rissman and Megan Beers were named this year’s Remington Scholars. The honor goes to the senior male and female UW athletes with the highest GPA. Rissom is a rower, and Beers is a runner.

Published in the Fall 2013 issue

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