Badger Sports Ticker: Summer 2015

Swimmer Nick Schafer is a star on two continents. In April, the senior won the title of Australian National Champion in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:12.47. He also holds the UW records in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke.

Badger weight-thrower Michael Lihrman ’15 won his second consecutive national title at the NCAA indoor track and field championships in March. With a meet record of 80 feet, 10.25 inches, he finished his college career as the nation’s top tosser.

In addition to Lihrman, three other Badger track athletes were named All-Americans. From the women’s squad, 5,000-meter runner Sarah Disanza x’18, shot-putter Kelsey Card x’16, and pentathlete Georgia Ellenwood x’17 all made the list.

Wrestler Isaac Jordan x’17 won the Big Ten championship at 165 pounds. The grappler has also received All-American honors in both of his Badger seasons.

The UW volleyball team looks to continue its run of success, as six incoming recruits were named among the fifty best players in the country. Volleyball Magazine listed Madison Duello, Hannah Juley, Amber MacDonald, Brooke Morgan, Julia Saunders, and Tionna Williams among its Fab 50. Duello also earns props for having the number-one awesome first name.

Published in the Summer 2015 issue

Tags: Athletics, Awards, Volleyball

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