2011-12 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 18 (Jan. 2-8)

January 9, 2012
Men's Basketball - Dustin Kalien, Forward, 6-5, 190, Junior, Chippewa Falls, Wis./Chi-Hi
This week, Kalien helped the Blugolds split against conference opponents. On Wednesday in a 55-45 win over UW-Stout, Kalien started the game and pulled down two rebounds while coming away with two assists. Saturday against UW-Stevens Point, while the Blugolds lost 85-74, they stuck with the Pointers almost the entire way. In that game, Kalien led the Blugolds with 16 points and seven rebounds. He also had two assists and a steal.

January 9, 2012
Men's Hockey - Tyler Jundt, Defenseman, 6-0, 195, Senior, Williston, N.D.
Jundt, a senior captain, had a day Saturday in the Blugolds 4-1 win over non-conference opponent St. John’s University (Minn.). Jundt got the second period Blugold offensive run going when he scored the first goal of the night on the power play opportunity at 7:25. The Blugolds scored three goals over a five-minute stretch in the second period. He also got the lone assist on final third period goal of the night.

January 9, 2012
Women's Basketball - Ellen Plendl, Center, 6-5, Senior, Chippewa Falls, Wis./McDonell
Plendl played a large role as the Blugolds split against conference opponents this week. In a 77-43 win over UW-Stout on Wednesday, she finished with a double-double as she scored 14 points while pulling down 10 rebounds. At UW-Stevens Point on Saturday, while the Blugolds fell just short 64-60, Plendl recorded her eighth double-double of the season as she scored 18 points while coming away with 10 rebounds. For the week she was 12-for-16 from the floor and 8-for-10 from the free throw line. She also had 11 blocks, one steal and one assist.

January 9, 2012
Gymnastics All-Around - CeCe Solem, Junior, Mendota Heights, Minn./Henry Sibley
As the Blugolds opened the season at the NCAA Division I Central Michigan Quad Meet, Solem took seventh place in the all-around competition. She scored a 34.350 after taking 19th on the balance beam, 21st on the vault and floor exercise and 24th on the uneven bars.

January 9, 2012
Gymnastics Specialist - Diana Eisenberg, Balance Beam, Senior, Green Bay, Wis./Notre Dame Academy
Eisenberg had a strong performance on the balance beam as the Blugolds opened the season at the NCAA Division I Central Michigan Quad Meet. She finished the beam in 10th place with a score of 9.250.

January 9, 2012
Women's Hockey - Toni Simones, Forward, 5-4, Senior, Rosemount, Minn./South St. Paul
Simones helped lead the Blugolds to a 3-1 non-conference win over St. Mary’s University (Minn.) on Saturday. In that game, she scored the game-winning goal, which came in the second period. Friday night, Simones was part of the offense that scored the only goal in the 2-1 loss against the Cardinals. On the year, Simones has three goals and four assists.

January 9, 2012
Women's Hockey - Sam Knutson, Forward, 5-7, Freshman, North St. Paul, Minn.
Knutson scored the only goal of the night for the Blugolds as they lost to St. Mary’s University (Minn.) 2-1 Friday night. She took advantage of the power play opportunity in the second period and scored an unassisted goal at 14:49. On Saturday night, Knutson was on the offense when the Blugolds scored their last goal of the day, an empty netter in the last minutes of the game, in the 3-1 non-conference win.

January 9, 2012
Wrestling - Mat Rieckhoff, 184 Pounds, Sophomore, Wausau, Wis./D.C. Everest
At the Maranatha Duals this weekend, Rieckhoff finished the day 4-0. Rieckhoff won three matches by decision and another with a pin. He opened the day pinning his Maranatha opponent in 2:35 and then won the other matches with scores of 7-0, 6-0 and 7-1.

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Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
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UW-Eau Claire
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8/29/14 5:00 PM
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UW-Eau Claire
at Hamline University (Minn.)
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UW-Eau Claire
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8/30/14 1:00 PM
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Georgianni Memorial Invite
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Women's Tennis
UW-Eau Claire
at UW-Whitewater Tournament
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UW-Eau Claire
vs. Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.)
@ St. Benedict
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
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UW-Eau Claire
vs. Augsburg (Minn.)
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8/31/14 8:30 AM
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Georgianni Memorial Invite
Eau Claire - Mill Run Golf Course
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UW-Eau Claire
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Blugolds Facts

The Blugolds have won nine relay national championships in various sports throughout history