Badger Sports Ticker: Spring 2014

Basketball player Frank Kaminsky x’15 scored 43 points against the University of North Dakota in November. That set a single-game record for the Badgers. The old record — 42 — had been set by Ken Barnes in 1965 and tied by Michael Finley in 1994. The Badgers beat North Dakota 103-85.

The 2013–14 men’s basketball team also set a school record for most victories to begin a season. The Badgers won their first 16 games this year. The previous record had been fifteen, set in 1910–11 and tied in 1913–14. The Badgers’ all-time longest winning streak was twenty-nine games, spanning the 1910–12 seasons.

The UW’s volleyball team matched its best finish ever when it reached the national finals in December. The Badgers knocked off the top-ranked team in the country (the University of Texas) in the NCAA tournament semi-final before falling to Penn State in the final. The UW last had gone to the volleyball tournament finals in 2000.

Some 68 Badger athletes were named to the Academic All-Big Ten list in fall. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten honors, a student must be a letter-winner and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The list included 25 football players, 23 cross-country runners, 15 soccer players, and 5 volleyball players.

Published in the Spring 2014 issue

Tags: Athletics, basketball, Students

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