2012-13 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 23 (Feb. 11-17)

February 18, 2013
Men's Indoor Field - Mike Kosiak, Senior, Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View
With the Blugolds finishing fourth on Saturday at UW-Stevens Point’s Pointer/Eastbay Invitational, Kosiak took first in the pole vault. He won the event with a height of 4.51 meters (14-9.5).

February 18, 2013
Men's Indoor Track - Thurgood Dennis, Sophomore, Allouez, Wis./Green Bay Notre Dame
Dennis led the Blugolds as he won two events Saturday at UW-Stevens Point’s Pointer/Eastbay Invitational while the Blugolds came in fourth place. He broke his own school record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.80 seconds. The previous school record, which he set on Feb. 25, 2012, was 6.90 seconds. His winning time was the second best in the nation so far this year and the top time in the WIAC. He also won the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.75 seconds, almost one second in front of the rest of the field, and the fastest time in the conference so far this year.

February 18, 2013
Men's Tennis - Kyle Hoffmann, Freshman, Franklin, Wis.
Hoffmann was undefeated in doubles competition this weekend as the Blugolds split wins in Minnesota. Friday against MSOE, he and No. 3 doubles partner Florent Marco won 8-0 as the team won 9-0 while the pair won 8-5 Saturday against Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) for the Blugolds’ only win.

February 18, 2013
Women's Basketball - Courtney Lewis, Forward, 5-10, Sophomore, Prairie Du Chien, Wis.
With the Blugolds splitting this week, winning 77-68 at UW-Platteville on Wednesday and falling 66-55 at UW-Stevens Point on Saturday, Lewis averaged 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. At Platteville, Lewis scored a career-high 28 points to lead the game, and also had six rebounds and six assists. Saturday, she led the Blugolds in scoring with 11 points. For the week, she totaled eight assists and three steals while shooting 59.3 percent (16-for-27) from the field, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.

February 18, 2013
Women's Gymnastics: Specialist - Cece Solem, Senior, Mendota Heights, Minn./Henry Sibley
Monday, Solem had a career-best performance on the vault, helping lead the Blugolds past Hamline University (Minn.) 183.475-180.425. She won the vault with a score of 9.575. She was also sixth in the floor exercise and 11th on the balance beam.

February 18, 2013
Women's Hockey - Seniors
The group of seniors played in its final home games this weekend, winning 2-0 Friday on Senior Night but falling short 2-1 Saturday. Both games were played against Concordia University (Wis.).

February 18, 2013
Women's Indoor Track & Field - Carly Fehler, Sophomore, Oak Creek, Wis.
Fehler led the Blugolds with two victories, one on the track and one in the field, as the team took third Saturday at UW-Stevens Point’s Pointer/Eastbay Invitational. She took first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.85 seconds while winning the long jump with a leap of 5.33 meters (17-6). Her 60-meter mark tied for the second fastest time in the conference this year.