December 11, 2012

Two Blugolds Named WIAC Athletes of the Week

MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire men's swimmer Alex Card (Jr.-Prior Lake, Minn.) and diver Nick Badilla (Sr.-Appleton, Wis./North) have been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

Competing at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) Invitational Dec. 7-8, where the Blugolds finished second, Card swam in seven events and set a pool and meet record in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:10.44.  He was also second in two other individual events and two relays.

Badilla won both the one and three-meter diving events as the Blugolds competed at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) Invitational Dec. 7-8.  In the three-meter dive, he set a meet record with a mark of 285.25, while scoring 247.60 in the one-meter.  As a team, the Blugolds took second place in the six-team meet.

-KM-