December 15, 2010

Men's Basketball to Make Two Additions to Roster

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - UW-Eau Claire head men's basketball coach Terry Gibbons has announced two additions to the Blugolds' roster for the second semester, Jordan Petersen and Spencer Tollefson.

Jordan Petersen

Jordan Petersen, an outside player from Eleva-Strum High School, will attend UW-Eau Claire and play basketball this spring, Blugold head coach Terry Gibbons has announced. Petersen was coached by Rich Roginski, who is currently an assistant men's basketball coach at UW-Eau Claire.

Profile:
Height: 6-2    Weight: 190    Year: Sophomore    Position: Outside
Previous School: Winona State

High School Accomplishments:

  • Senior Season Honors: Team Captain, First Team All-Dairyland Conference, Second Team All-Northwest, Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) First Team All-State Division 4, Associated Press Honorable Mention All-State, WBCA Division 4 All-Star Game Recipient
    • Basketball Division 4 State Champion
    • Dairyland Conference Champion
    • Football Division 7 State Champion, Basketball Division 4 State Champion
  • Junior Season Honors: Team Captain, First Team All-Conference
    • Basketball Division 4 State Runner-Up
  • Sophomore Season: Second Team All-Conference
    • Division 4 State Basketball Appearance
  • Freshman Season: Letterwinner

Coach Gibbons' Comments: "Jordan is a tough-minded player who comes from a winning program. He will compete every time he steps on the court."


Spencer Tollefson

Spencer Tollefson, an inside player from Eau Claire Memorial High School, will attend UW-Eau Claire and practice basketball this spring, Blugold head coach Terry Gibbons has announced. Tollefson played for Head Coach Greg Van Grunsven.

Profile:
Height: 6-8    Weight: 195    Year: Freshman    Position: Inside
Previous School: Northern Michigan

High School Accomplishments:

  • Senior Season Honors: Team Captain, Team MVP, First Team All-City, Big Rivers Conference Player of the Year, First Team All-Northwest, Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division I Honorable Mention All-State, Associated Press Honorable Mention All-State; WBCA Division I North All-Star; Minnesota-Wisconsin Border Battle All-Star Game Participant; WBCA Academic All-State Team
    • Big Rivers Conference Champions
    • Averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds game

Coach Gibbons' Comments: "Spencer is a multi-task player who can step in and step out. He has the size and quickness to compete at any position on the floor. Spencer also comes from a winning program."

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