Eau Claire, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Tim Huse is the recipient of the 2019 Jim Mueller Blugold Spirit Award.
The award will be presented to Huse at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Hall of Fame banquet Friday, October 11. The banquet is open to the public and tickets, which are $25, can be obtained by contacting the UWEC Alumni Office at 715 836-3266 or email@example.com. The awards program will begin at 6:30 p.m. preceded by a social at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Huse has served primarily at men's and women's hockey games as the scoreclock operator or PA announcer since 2000. In recent years, he has also filled in as the announcer for women's soccer, wrestling and women's basketball.
A native of Eau Claire, Huse played youth hockey until his junior year in high school. He officiated and coached youth hockey for several years on and off after graduating from North High School in 1990. He also has been a girls fastpitch softball umpire since 2011.
The Jim Mueller Blugold Spirit Award, named in honor of its first recipient Jim Mueller, recognizes a non-staff individual or group for long-term support of the Blugold athletics program. The recipient must have demonstrated exemplary interest in and concern for Blugold student-athletes and coaches. Their pride and spirit as a friend and ambassador of the Blugold program epitomizes the true meaning of a Blugold.
Since Mueller received the first award in 2010, the previous Blugold Spirit recipients have included Milt & Marci Siker, Bill Arnsdorf, Dave Hanson, Mike Sullivan, Ron Buckli, the Indianhead Kiwanis Club, Bob Bradovich, Gregg Brandrup, Dave Lorentz and Billy Noss.