2011-12 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 19 (Jan. 9-15)

January 16, 2012
Men's Basketball - Nick Craggs, Forward, 6-6, 200, Junior, Kimberly, Wis.
In two games this week, Craggs helped the Blugolds split wins, defeating UW-Oshkosh 79-67 Wednesday before falling 88-76 to UW-River Falls on Saturday. In the game Wednesday, Craggs scored a career and game-high 26 points. He finished 11-for-12 from the floor, including going 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. He also led the Blugolds with six rebounds. On Saturday, Craggs scored 10 points and pulled down four rebounds. For the week, he also had two steals and two assists.

January 16, 2012
Men's Hockey - Brandon Stephenson, Goalie, 6-2, 165, Junior, Saline, Mich.
Stephenson was strong in goal for the Blugolds this weekend. He helped lead the Blugolds to a 1-1 overtime tie with non-conference opponent St. Olaf. In the game, he had 30 saves and only allowed one goal. Stephenson is 7-5-1 on the season and has a .919 save percentage.

January 16, 2012
Women's Basketball - Ellen Plendl, Center, 6-5, Senior, Chippewa Falls, Wis./McDonell
Plendl helped lead the 25th-ranked Blugolds to two wins last week, taking down UW-Oshkosh 52-47 Wednesday and following with a 63-57 win over 17th-ranked UW-River Falls on Saturday. In the win over Oshkosh, Plendl was the Blugolds’ second-leading scorer and rebounder as she finished with 10 points and nine boards. She also had seven blocks. Saturday, Plendl tied her career high with 18 rebounds (three offensive, 15 defensive) while scoring seven points. She also had five blocks against the Falcons. For the week, Plendl finished with seven assists and three steals.

January 16, 2012
Gymnastics All-Around - Olivia Aschenbrenner, Sophomore, Cedarburg, Wis./Grafton
Aschenbrenner helped the Blugolds to a victory at their home invite Friday as she took second in the all-around competition. She finished with a score of 35.825. Aschenbrenner took seventh on the beam with a score of 9.025, eighth in the floor exercise with a 9.100, ninth on the uneven bars with an 8.575 and 13th on the vault with a 9.125.

January 16, 2012
Gymnastics Specialist - Danielle Schulzetenberg, Junior, Maple Grove, Minn.
Competing in three events Friday at the UW-Eau Claire Invite, Schulzetenberg helped the Blugolds to a victory at the invite. She won the balance beam with a score of 9.400 and took second in two other events, the vault and floor exercise. She finished with scores of 9.450 and 9.375 in the respective events.

January 16, 2012
Women's Hockey - Nikki Kothenbeutel, Forward, 5-8, Sophomore, Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice
Kothenbeutel was an offensive leader for the Blugolds this weekend they swept Marian University. On Saturday night, she scored two of the three goals for Blugolds in their 3-0 shutout of Marian. Friday, she started the game and the Blugolds went on to win 2-1. Kothenbeutel is the point leader for the Blugolds this season, leading the team in goals while she is second in assists.

Eligibility Information for Incoming Student-Athletes
S M T W T F S
8/29/14 3:30 PM
Women's Tennis
UW-Eau Claire
at UW-Whitewater
8/29/14 3:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
vs. Univ. of Northwestern-St. Paul
@ St. Joseph, MN
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
8/29/14 5:00 PM
Women's Soccer
UW-Eau Claire
at Hamline University (Minn.)
8/29/14 7:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
at Saint Benedict (Minn.)
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
8/30/14 1:00 PM
Women's Golf
Georgianni Memorial Invite
Eau Claire - Wild Ridge Golf Course
8/30/14 9:00 AM
Women's Tennis
at UW-Whitewater Tournament
8/30/14 1:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
vs. Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.)
@ St. Benedict
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
8/30/14 3:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
vs. Augsburg (Minn.)
@ St. Joseph, MN
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
8/31/14 8:30 AM
Women's Golf
Georgianni Memorial Invite
Eau Claire - Mill Run Golf Course
9/3/14 4:00 PM
Women's Soccer
UW-Eau Claire
at Bethel Univ. (Minn.)
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Blugolds Facts

UW-Eau Claire finished 14th in the Directors' Cup for the 2012-13 season