2011-12 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 20 (Jan. 16-22)

January 23, 2012
Men’s Basketball - Jordan Petersen, Guard, 6-2, 185, Junior, Strum, Wis./Eleva-Strum
Averaging 14 points in two games last week, Petersen helped the Blugolds to two wins. Wednesday against Finlandia University (Mich.), which the Blugolds beat 95-82, Petersen scored eight points and pulled down six rebounds while also coming away with a game-high seven assists. In a 67-58 win over UW-La Crosse on Saturday, Petersen led the game with 20 points as he went 9-for-9 from the free throw line and 5-for-8 from the field. He also grabbed five rebounds and had five assists. For the week, he also had three steals.

January 23, 2012
Men’s Hockey - Brandon Stephenson, Goalie, 6-2, 165, Junior, Saline, Mich.
Stephenson helped lead the Blugolds to a win and an overtime tie with UW-Superior this last weekend. On Friday night, Stephenson had 24 saves against the Yellowjackets. He came back Saturday night and collected 13 saves in the 2-2 overtime tie. Stephenson is second in the NCHA in goals against, averaging 1.9 goals allowed per game. He also has the third highest save percentage at .920.

January 23, 2012
Men's Field - Tony Sigrist, Senior, Byron, Minn.
Saturday at the UW-Stevens Point Triangular, where the Blugolds finished in second place, Sigrist won the 35-pound weight throw while taking fifth in the shot put. His toss of 64-7.25 in the weight throw was more than five feet further than the rest of the field and the toss leads the nation so far this season.

January 23, 2012
Men's Track - Cody Prince, Freshman, Appleton, Wis./North
Prince had two top-three finishes as the Blugolds took second place at the UW-Stevens Point Triangular on Saturday. He won the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.75 seconds, the fifth fastest time in the nation this year, and was third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.10 seconds.

January 23, 2012
Men’s Swimming - Jake McDade, Freshman, Monona, Wis./Monona Grove
McDade won two events as the Blugolds finished in third place at the UW-Stevens Point Invite on Saturday. He took first in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:10.56, 13 seconds in front of the rest of the field, while winning the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:51.85. McDade was also eighth in the 200-yard freestyle.

January 23, 2012
Women’s Basketball - Callie Halama, Forward, 5-11, Senior, Independence, Wis.
Halama helped the Blugolds to a win to keep them at the top of the WIAC as they defeated UW-La Crosse 49-36 Saturday. She scored a game-high 14 points, 11 of them coming in the second half. Halama also pulled down eight rebounds to tie for the second most in the game and also had two steals. The 36 points allowed by the Blugolds tied for the 31st fewest points given up in program history.

January 23, 2012
Women’s Hockey - Mara Stormer, Goalie, 5-4, Junior, Waunakee, Wis.
Stormer was the driving force behind the 2-2 overtime tie with the No. 8 UW-River Falls Falcons this past weekend. On Saturday night, she had 34 saves and only gave up two goals against a Falcon offense that averages 3.82 goals per game.

January 23, 2012
Women's Hockey - Emily Larson, Defender, 5-7, Sophomore, Bemidji, Minn.
Larson started the third period offensive run on Friday night in the Blugolds 3-5 loss to the No. 8 UW-River Falls Falcons. She scored the first goal of the third period at 2:52 to break up the 1-1 tie. After her goal, five other goals were scored.

January 23, 2012
Women's Field - Julia Baranek, Senior, Port Washington, Wis.
Baranek won two events Saturday to help lead the Blugolds to a victory at the UW-Stevens Point Triangular. She won the high jump with a mark of 5-5.75, tied for the sixth best height in the nation this year, while winning the long jump with a distance of 16-1.75.

January 23, 2012
Women's Track - Talisa Emberts, Senior, Sussex, Wis./Sussex-Hamilton
At the UW-Stevens Point Triangular on Saturday, which the Blugolds won, Emberts took first in the 400-meter dash. She finished the event with a time of 58.72 seconds, the sixth fastest time in the nation. Emberts also had the best time, eight seconds flat, in the 60-meter dash in preliminaries but did not run in the finals.

January 23, 2012
Women’s Swimming - Nicole Dorvinen, Senior, Green Bay, Wis./Bay Port
Dorvinen won two events as the Blugolds took second place Saturday at the UW-Stevens Point Invite. She was first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:10.57 while also taking first in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:41.64, almost six seconds in front of the rest of the field. Dorvinen was also second in the 200-yard individual medley.