UWO athletes show off brains and braun

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

UW Oshkosh had 305 athletes awarded to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Scholastic Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher during the 2018-19 academic year, according to UWO Sports Information Director Kennan Timm.

The WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll featured 154 Titans from 11 women’s teams and 151 from eight men’s teams.

Twenty-seven of the selections came from women’s soccer, 59 from football, 32 from women’s track and field 28 from men’s track and field, as well as 20 from both baseball and men’s cross country.

16 athletes earned a 4.0 GPA last year:
Megan Berg (women’s cross-country/indoor track and field/outdoor track and field)
Kameron Dransfeldt (baseball)
Daniel Hanauer (football)
Katie Hodges (women’s volleyball)
Abby Kaiser (women’s basketball)
Emma Kiekhofer (women’s volleyball)
Brian McKnight (men’s cross country)
Abby Menting (softball)
Cody Moon (football)
Alyssa Nore (women’s gymnastics)
Max Nowinsky (football)
Nathan Nozzi (men’s cross-country)
Erika Priebe (women’s golf)
Kayla Priebe (women’s golf)
Jason Wright (football)
Cole Yoder (football)

The university also had an additional 21 athletes maintain or exceed a 3.9 GPA.

The football team had a cumulative GPA of 2.982, women’s gymnastics had a cumulative GPA of 3.369, softball had a cumulative GPA of 3.375 and women’s volleyball had a cumulative GPA of 3.375.

According to Timm, men’s swimming and diving had its second-best GPA ever with a 2.986 cumulative.

Timm added women’s basketball maintained a cumulative 3.3 GPA or better for the 9th consecutive year, women’s golf kept a 3.0 GPA or better for the 10th straight year and women’s tennis maintained a 3.0 GPA for the 12th consecutive year.

UWO also received the All-Academic Award from the WIAC because student-athletes combined for a better GPA than the overall student population.

According to Timm, UWO athletes had a 3.071 GPA, while the overall population had a 3.037 GPA.

Athletes awarded to the scholastic honor roll receive a certificate, while schools given the All-Academic Award are provided a plaque.

UWO student athletes are required to maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for practice and competition, according to UWO athletics website.

According to the Registrar’s Office website, students are no longer in good academic standing if their cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0 for one term.

UWO Assistant Chancellor & Director of Athletics Darryl Sims said he’s proud of the 305 UWO student-athletes for their commitment to academics.

“Academic success is one of the cornerstones of our athletics department, and I’m extremely proud to salute the 305 UW Oshkosh student-athletes who were named to the 2018-19 WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll,” Sims said. “Each student-athlete demonstrated great commitment to the classroom and their recognition was well deserved.”

Individuals named to the Scholastic Honor Roll receive a certificate, while institutions claiming the All-Academic Award are provided a plaque.