2012-13 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 20 (Jan. 21-27)

January 28, 2013
Men's Basketball - Nick Craggs, Forward, 6-6, 215, Senior, Kimberly, Wis.
Craggs averaged 14.5 points and six rebounds in two games this week against conference opponents. He scored 12 points and tied for a team-high eight rebounds Wednesday against UW-Superior. Saturday facing 13th-ranked UW-Whitewater, he finished with 17 points and again tied for a team high with four rebounds. He also completed the week with three steals and an assist.

January 28, 2013
Men's Hockey - Brandon Stephenson, Goalie, 6-2, 165, Senior, Saline, Mich.
In two games this weekend, Stephenson made 61 saves as the Blugolds won against two conference opponents to take over first place in the NCHA. Friday night against second-ranked St. Norbert College, Stephenson stopped 40 shots as the Blugolds defeated the Green Knights 3-0. It was just the second time in history the Blugolds shutout St. Norbert and was the first time the Green Knights didn’t scored a goal in nearly a year. Saturday at UW-Stevens Point, Stephenson made 21 saves and the Blugolds went on to win 3-2. The victory was Stephenson’s 40th career win, tying for first in school history for most wins in a career with Tom Johnson (1980-84). It was also his 14th win of the season, one behind a school record for most wins in a season.

January 28, 2013
Men's Field - Roger Steen, Sophomore, Luck, Wis.
Competing at UW-Stout’s Warren Bowlus Open on Saturday, Steen won the shot put with a toss of 16.56 meters (54-04), four feet better than the second place finisher.

January 28, 2013
Men's Indoor Track - Tony Floyd, Junior, Whitewater, Wis.
Tony Floyd won the 60-meter hurdles this weekend at the Warren Bowlus Open, hosted by UW-Stout. He finished with a time of 8.45 seconds.

January 28, 2013
Men's Diving - Nick Badilla, Senior, Appleton, Wis./North
Competing at UW-Whitewater this weekend, Badilla won both the one and three-meter diving events. He scored 282.85 points on the three-meter while coming away with 271.45 points in the one-meter.

January 28, 2013
Men's Swimming - Alex Strom, Junior, Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata
Strom was runner-up in three events this weekend as the Blugolds competed at UW-Whitewater. In the 500-yard freestyle, he took second with a time of 4:57.22 and competed five minutes after the freestyle in the 200-yard breaststroke, a race he was runner-up with a time of 2:17.96. He also took second in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:15.58.

January 28, 2013
Women's Basketball - Courtney Lewis, Forward, 5-10, Sophomore, Prairie Du Chien, Wis.
Lewis led the Blugolds in scoring twice this week as they faced two WIAC opponents. Against UW-Superior on Wednesday, she tied for a career-high 20 points to lead the game. She also tied for a team-best six rebounds. Facing UW-Whitewater on Wednesday, she led the Blugolds with nine points and tied for a team-high two assists. For the week, she averaged 14.5 points and four rebounds, while coming away with two assists and two steals.

January 28, 2013
Women's Indoor Track - Carly Fehler, Sophomore, Oak Creek, Wis.
Fehler highlighted the Blugolds’ time at UW-Stout’s Warren Bowlus Open on Saturday as she took first place in the long jump. She won the event with a leap of 5.22 meters (17-01.5), the only jumper to surpass 17 feet on the day.

January 28, 2013
Wrestling - Nathaniel Behnke, 141 Pounds, Bruce, Wis.
Behnke went 2-1 in Whitewater this weekend as he competed at 141 pounds in three dual meets. Friday night in a conference dual against the Warhawks, Behnke narrowly lost 5-3, ending a 12-match winning streak. He bounced back Saturday and picked up two wins as he pinned his opponent from North Central College (Ill.) in 2:25 and followed with another pin in 1:32 over his opponent from Manchester University (Ind.). He is now 26-6 on the season and has won 22 of his past 24 matches.

January 28, 2013
Women's Swimming - Grace Fair, Senior, Monticello, Minn.
Fair won two events while leading off a runner-up 400-yard freestyle relay team at UW-Whitewater on Saturday. Fair took first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.52 seconds and also won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.41 seconds. The Blugolds came in second place in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:45.57, less than two seconds behind the top team.