Student Athletes

Student-athletes recognized

By University Communications
March 28, 2012
Student Athletes

Photo: UW-Stout Spotlight Photo

More than 90 student-athletes at University of Wisconsin-Stout were recognized Tuesday evening for their achievements in the classroom, as well as in competition.

This is the first time such a recognition was held at UW-Stout.

Fifteen students qualified to receive a medallion, designed by UW-Stout students, by taking a cumulative 3.5 grade-point average into the semester before their final season of eligibility.

They are Alexa Ahler, Waukesha; Daniel Drewek, Athens; Jake Duske, Montrose, Minn.; Anne Guthrie, Fitchburg; Heather Harmeyer, Milwaukee; Leah Hauck, Lyndon Station; Chris Haynes, Eau Claire; Cory Hedeen, Cannon Falls, Minn.; Tara Kimberly, Baldwin; Jodi Larson, Baxter, Minn.; Lyndsey Melcher, Watertown; Timothy Nelson, Augusta; Samantha Peterson, Hudson; Andrea Rekdahl, Anoka, Minn.; and Nicole Seitz, Cumberland.

Another 76 underclassmen were recognized for maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

“These student-athletes exemplify excellence, both in their educational pursuits and their athletic endeavors,” said Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, who participated in the ceremony in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center.

The medallion was designed by Kathryne Mikutowski, from Stillwater, Minn., and Zakary Snell, from Castaic, Calif. The medallion can be worn during graduation ceremonies.

Each honoree also invited an academic faculty or staff member who had a positive impact on their time at UW-Stout.