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Name: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, also UW-Eau Claire
(one of 13 institutions in the University of Wisconsin System which is one of the largest public university systems in the country)

Founded: 1916

Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin (pop. 65,883 - 2010 census)
(Largest city in west central Wisconsin, 90 miles east of the Twin Cities and 180 miles northwest of the state capital of Madison)

2013-14 Enrollment: 10,902

Nickname: Blugolds (one word, no "e", no hyphen, no capital "G")

School Colors: Navy & Old Gold

Chancellor: Dr. James C. Schmidt

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs: Beth Hellwig

Athletics Director: Dan Schumacher

Senior Woman Administrator: Leslie Huntington (huntinla@uwec.edu)

Business Manager: Robin Baker (bakerrk@uwec.edu)

Sports Information Director: Kevin Meinholz (meinhoka@uwec.edu)

Head Athletic Trainer: Garry Grant

Faculty Athletics Rep: Bernard "Duffy" Duyfhuizen (Men); Jill Prushiek (Women)

Athletics Program Assistant: Nancy Hendricks

Athletics Phone: (715) 836-3062

Athletics/Sports Information FAX: (715) 836-4074

Sports Information E-Mail: sportsinfo@uwec.edu

Ticket Office: (715) 836-3727 or 1-800 949-UWEC (8932)

National Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)

Conference Members: UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, UW-Superior, UW-Whitewater

 

UW-Eau Claire Varsity Sports:

Men (9) - Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling

Women (11) - Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Athletic Building: McPhee Physical Education Center/Ade Olson Addition

Basketball Facility: W.L. Zorn Arena (capacity 2,450)

Football Facility: Carson Park (artificial turf, capacity 6,500)

Hockey Facility: Hobbs Ice Center (capacity 1,500)

Track: Indoor (6 lane, 200 meter) - Ade Olson Addition; Outdoor - Simpson Field (9 lane, 400 meter)

Tennis: Indoor - Ade Olson Addition; Outdoor - McPhee Courts

Softball: Gelein Field in Carson Park

Golf: Men - Eau Claire Country Club; Women - Mill Run Golf Course

Swimming, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Volleyball: McPhee Phy Ed Center

Soccer: Bollinger Fields

Cross Country: Whitetail Golf Course, Colfax

 

2013-14 Coaches

Men:

Basketball - Matt Siverling (2nd year)

Cross Country - Dan Schwamberger (7th year)

Football - Todd Glaser (8th year )

Golf - Mike Greer (3rd year)

Hockey - Matt Loen (7th Year)

Swimming & Diving - Art Brandt (6th year)

Tennis - Tom Gillman (13th year)

Track & Field - Chip Schneider (12th year)

Wrestling - Steve Wozniak (1st year)

 

Women:

Basketball - Tonja Englund (14th year)

Cross Country - Dan Schwamberger (7th year)

Golf - Meghan Sobotta (4th year)

Gymnastics - Jean DeLisle (11th year)

Hockey - Mike Collins (14th year)

Soccer - Sean Yengo (17th year)

Softball - Leslie Huntington (13th year)

Swimming & Diving - Art Brandt (6th year)

Tennis - Tom Gillman (7th year)

Track & Field - Chip Schneider (8th year)

Volleyball - Kim Wudi (7th year)

 

Major UWEC Accomplishments in Athletics

Historically

First place in the women's conference All Sports competition 12 times in the last 20 years

Nine national team titles

68 individual national championships won by 47 different individuals - 16 individuals have won multiple national championships

Nine relay national championships

Other national titles include one All Sports championship and two Jostens Award championships

149 conference titles

54 Academic All-American awards (43 different individuals)

Conference champion in men's swimming 25 of past 42 years

Conference champion in women's swimming 19 of past 34 years

Conference champion in women's tennis 10 of the last 20 seasons

Conference champion in softball or tournament champion nine of the last 17 seasons

Conference champion in women's golf eight of the last 15 seasons

Conference champion in women's soccer three of the last eight seasons

Conference champion in women's volleyball four of the last seven seasons

Conference champion in women's cross country six straight seasons

 

National Team Championships

NCAA Men's Ice Hockey - 2013

NCAA Women's Cross Country - 2009

NCAA Softball - 2008

NCAA Men's Golf - 2001

NAIA Women's Swimming - 1983, 1987, 1988

NAIA Women's Cross Country - 1984

NAIA Men's Ice Hockey - 1984

NAIA Women's National All Sports Championship - 1983

 

Conference Championships

Men's All Sports (4) - 1979, 1987, 1990, 1993

Women's All Sports (12) - 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Women's Cross Country (8) - 1984, 1985, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Men's Cross Country (1) - 1980

Football (9) - 1922, 1948, 1956, 1963, 1964, 1981, 1983, 1998, 2001

Volleyball (5) - 1987, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011

Women's Basketball (10) - 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012

Men's Basketball (18) - 1938, 1939, 1955, 1956, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1991

Women's Swimming (19) - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999

Men's Swimming (25) - 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999

Baseball (2) - 1957, 1959 (discontinued as UWEC sport in 1995)

Softball (9) - 1991, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013

Women's Tennis (12) - 1980, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Men's Tennis (11) - 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995 (discontinued as conference championship sport in 1996)

Men's Golf (8) - 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1992 (discontinued as conference championship sport in 1993)

Women's Golf (8) - 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011

Women's Soccer (3) - 2005, 2006, 2007

Men's Ice Hockey (1) - 2013

2012-13 Season Highlights

BLUGOLD ATHLETICS - THE TOTAL PACKAGE

  • 3.124 GPA achieved by 516 Blugold student-athletes in 2012-13
  • 14th place out of more than 430 NCAA Division III schools in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup in 2012-13
  • 321 Blugold student-athletes were named to the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll for earning a 3.0 or better with at least 24 credits
  • Two Jostens Community Service Awards – (Award of Merit and Honorable Mention)

BLUGOLD STUDENT-ATHLETES IN 2012-13

  • Six student-athletes named Capital One Academic All-Americans, most in one season in school history: Sarah Bingea (women’s basketball), Jordan Singer (men’s hockey), Gina Williams (soccer), Jeremy Kieser (men’s track & field/cross country), Ashlyn Mauer (women’s track & field/cross country), Erin Schoenfelder (women’s track & field/cross country)
  • 33 different Blugolds earned a total of 40 various All-American honors
  • WIAC Players of the Year: Amanda Fischer (softball), Anne Satterlee (volleyball)
  • NCHA Player of the Year: Brandon Stephenson (men’s hockey)
  • Alex Card (men’s swimming) named WIAC Swimmer of the Meet
  • Thurgood Dennis (track & field) named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Track Athlete of the Year in the Midwest Region. Also selected WIAC Indoor & Outdoor Track Performer of the Meet
  • WIAC Scholar-Athletes of the Year: Sarah Bingea (women’s basketball), Erin Schoenfelder (women's outdoor track & field), Taylor Heltne (women's tennis), Ashlyn Mauer (women's cross country), Grace Fair (women's swimming & diving), Jeremy Kieser (men’s outdoor track & field), Jordan Singer (men’s hockey)…Singer also NCHA Scholar-Athlete
  • Thurgood Dennis won indoor 60-meter dash and outdoor 100-meter dash national titles
  • Aaron Easker won outdoor 10,000-meter run national title
  • Men’s indoor and outdoor 4x400-meter relay teams won national titles
  • Erin Schoenfelder won NCAA Elite 89 Award for indoor track & field, first Elite 89 winner in school history
  • Erin Schoenfelder was UW-Eau Claire’s nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year
  • Former volleyball and track & field member Liz Amici earned NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Sarah Bingea was finalist for Jostens Trophy, awarded to top women’s basketball player in Division III

BLUGOLD COACHES IN 2012-13

  • Matt Loen (men’s hockey) named WIAC and NCHA Coach of the Year, along with AHCA, D3hockey.com and USCHO.com National Coach of the Year
  • Jean DeLisle (gymnastics) named WIAC Coach of the Year and NCGA Regional Coach of the Year

BLUGOLD TEAMS/NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS AND FINISHES IN 2012-13

  • Men’s hockey won first NCHA, WIAC and NCAA Division III Championships in school history
  • Men’s outdoor track & field took second at NCAA Championship, indoor track & field team finished third
  • Women's cross country won sixth consecutive WIAC title and took fifth at nationals
  • Women's gymnastics finished in fifth place at nationals for second year in a row
  • Men’s cross country finished 10th at nationals, its highest NCAA finish ever
  • Women’s outdoor track & field team took 24th at NCAA Championship, indoor team finished 43rd
  • Men's swimming & diving was 35th at nationals
  • Two wrestlers combined to give the Blugolds at 37th place finish at NCAA Championship
  • Softball won second straight WIAC championship and hosted WIAC Championship. Competed in the NCAA Regional for the seventh time in the last eight seasons. UW-Eau Claire hosted the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championship for the sixth time in history
  • Volleyball competed in the NCAA Regional for the eighth straight year after winning WIAC Tournament Championship for first time in school history

Page Last Updated: August 19, 2013

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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 was founded in 1916