Quick Facts

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 & Gold

Chancellor: Dr. James C. Schmidt

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs: Beth Hellwig

Athletics Director: Dan Schumacher (schumadj@uwec.edu)

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 (grantga@uwec.edu)

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

Athletics Program Assistant: Nancy Hendricks (hendrinj@uwec.edu)

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 Physical Education Center

Soccer: Bollinger Fields

Cross Country: Whitetail Golf Course, Colfax

 

2014-15 Coaches

Men:

Basketball - Matt Siverling (3rd year)

Cross Country - Dan Schwamberger (8th year)

Football - Todd Glaser (9th year)

Golf - Mike Greer (4th year)

Hockey - Matt Loen (8th Year)

Swimming & Diving - Annie Ryder (1st year)

Tennis - Tom Gillman (14th year)

Track & Field - Chip Schneider (13th year)

Wrestling - Steve Wozniak (2nd year)

 

Women:

Basketball - Tonja Englund (15th year)

Cross Country - Dan Schwamberger (8th year)

Golf - Mike Greer (1st year)

Gymnastics - Jean DeLisle (12th year)

Hockey - Mike Collins (15th year)

Soccer - Sean Yengo (18th year)

Softball - Leslie Huntington (14th year)

Swimming & Diving - Annie Ryder (1st year)

Tennis - Tom Gillman (8th year)

Track & Field - Chip Schneider (9th year)

Volleyball - Kim Wudi (8th year)

 

Major UWEC Accomplishments in Athletics

Historically

First place in the women's conference All Sports competition 12 times in the last 21 years

Nine national team titles

72 individual national championships won by 49 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

151 conference titles

54 Academic All-American awards (43 different individuals)

Conference champion in men's swimming 25 of past 43 years

Conference champion in women's swimming 19 of past 35 years

Conference champion in women's tennis 10 of the last 21 seasons

Conference champion in softball or tournament champion nine of the last 18 seasons

Conference champion in women's golf nine of the last 16 seasons

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

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

Conference champion in women's cross country six of the last seven 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 (9) - 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

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

Men's Ice Hockey (2) - 2013, 2014

2013-14 Season Highlights

BLUGOLD STUDENT-ATHLETES IN 2013-14

BLUGOLD COACHES & STAFF IN 2013-14

BLUGOLD TEAMS/NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS AND FINISHES IN 2013-14

Page Last Updated: August 1, 2014