2011-12 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 33 (April 23-29)

April 30, 2012
Men's Golf - Jimmy Hutchings, Senior, Hudson, Wis.
Hutchings led the Blugolds as he tied for seventh with an even score of 142. As a team, the Blugolds finished in sixth place out of 16 teams.

April 30, 2012
Men's Outdoor Track - 4x400-Meter Relay Team - Jacob Dennis-Oehling, Sophomore, Whitewater, Wis.; Cody Prince, Freshman, Appleton, Wis./North; Marty Richardson, Senior, Appleton, Wis./Kimberly; Thurgood Dennis, Freshman, Allouez, Wis./Green Bay Notre Dame
This weekend at the Drake Relays, the Blugolds’ 4x400-meter relay team of Jacob Dennis-Oehling, Cody Prince, Marty Richardson and Thurgood Dennis took first with a time of 3:10.75. The mark was the best time so far this season in the nation and was just short of a school record.

April 30, 2012
Softball: Pitcher - Emma Wishau, Lefthanded Pitcher, 5-11, Sophomore, Waterford, Wis./Union
Wishau appeared in five out of the Blugolds’ eight games this week and finished with a 4-0 record as the Blugolds went undefeated and won the 2012 WIAC title. Pitching 29 innings, she struck out 16 batters while allowing 25 hits and only seven runs, six of which were earned. Sunday, Wishau pitched in two games against UW-Whitewater to determine the conference crown. She picked up the win in the first game, pitching the complete game, as the Blugolds won 2-1 and then pitched the final two innings of the second game to earn a save in a 5-4 victory.

April 30, 2012
Softball: Position - Amanda Fischer, Outfielder, 5-6, Freshman, Wausau, Wis./West
Fischer played a key role in helping the Blugolds secure the WIAC title for the first time since 2006. In a week where the Blugolds went 8-0, including a 6-0 record in conference play, Fischer finished with nine hits, which included three homers, one triple and one double, and had a team-high 14 RBI. Against UW-Oshkosh on Saturday, she hit a three-run home in the bottom of the third in both games and the Blugolds went on to win game one 10-3 and game two 10-6. She also hit a home run against UW-Superior on Monday, a game the Blugolds won 4-2. For the week, Fischer finished with 10 runs and 21 total bases for a slugging percentage of .913. She also stole one base and had three sacrifice hits and one sacrifice fly. In the field, she recorded eight putouts with no errors.

April 30, 2012
Women's Golf - Sara Mattes, Senior, La Crosse, Wis./Central
Mattes captured medalist honors at the Blugolds’ Spring Invitational this weekend, which the team won with 656 strokes. She finished the two-round event with 161 strokes to lead the 24-golfer field.

April 30, 2012
Women's Tennis - Maddie Johnson, Freshman, Lakeville, Minn./South
At the WIAC Team Tournament this weekend, where the Blugolds finished in second place, Johnson won one singles match and one doubles match against UW-Oshkosh. At No. 4 singles, Johnson won 6-0, 6-2 while she and partner Gretchen Bachmeier won 9-7 in the No. 2 doubles spot. She finished the regular season with an 18-9 overall singles mark and a 23-8 record in doubles play with Bachmeier.