Tag: women’s basketball

Countdown continues with more Phoenix Phactoids

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log:
• The amazing UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program had its two greatest seasons earlier this decade, with a trip to the Sweet 16 one year and an AP Top 10 finish the next. For a vintage photo and more.
• Did you know early UWGB had its own marching band? Yes, and the hometown Green Bay Packers supported the effort.
UW-Green Bay on the West Side? An early frontrunner at the time of site selection in the mid-1960s was land near Highway 41 and West Mason Street.
Childcare on campus: For a quarter century a facility existed on campus to provide daytime childcare for faculty, staff and students. (Patricia Schoenbeck, director of the center, shares recollections of those days.)
• Students at the new UW-Green Bay reacted with a peaceful march, candelight vigil and a series of meetings and teach-ins to the May 1970 shootings at Kent State.
• UW-Green Bay plays soccer (and not football) as its primary fall sport upon the recommendation of legendary NFL Coach Vince Lombardi, an adviser to Founding Chancellor Edward Weidner in the late 1960s.
The Legend of the Face Pot, and how some creative Creative Communication faculty started a new legend for the groundbreaking of their new academic building in the 1970s, is recalled.

Tetschlag leaves European ball behind, returns to U.S. for coaching

Former Phoenix standout Kayla Tetschlag has been named an assistant coach for D-II Sioux Falls women’s basketball. The coSIDA Academic All-American (and Horizon League MVP who led the Phoenix to a Sweet 16 berth) spent the past four years playing professionally in Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Located in Sioux Falls, S.D., the University of Sioux Falls competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. For a news release.

Women’s basketball makes WBCA Honor Roll’s top ten

After another successful year in the classroom here at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Green Bay women’s basketball program earned its 11th appearance on the WBCA Honor Roll and seventh appearance inside the honor roll’s top 10. The Phoenix women combined for a 3.530 team grade-point average for the 2014-15 season. For details.

Stangel accepts new appointment with Notre Dame Academy

jeanne-copy-webJeanne Stangel, a longtime UW-Green Bay administrator with experience in fundraising and intercollegiate athletics, will be leaving the University to accept a newly created position with Notre Dame de La Baie Academy in Green Bay.

Stangel starts Aug. 3 as Notre Dame’s vice president for institutional advancement. She will direct fundraising, strategic initiatives and communication, and serve additionally as the Roman Catholic high school’s director of athletics.

“I am thrilled and excited by this opportunity,” Stangel said. “NDA is very well respected in this community and exemplifies the highest standards in helping its students excel in faith, academics, athletics and extracurricular development.”

At UW-Green Bay, Stangel serves as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and President of the UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc. A member of the institution’s executive team, she oversees the University’s fundraising, alumni, marketing and communication functions.

“Jeanne Stangel has been a wonderful ambassador for UWGB,” commented Chancellor Gary L. Miller. “What she has accomplished — in terms of rallying community and alumni support for student scholarships, academic enhancements and campus facilities — has made a tangible difference in the lives of our students. We extend our great appreciation to her for all she has done, and wish her the best as she accepts this new challenge. It has been a great honor to work with her. She is a great professional.”

A native of the Algoma area and a 1987 graduate of UW-Green Bay’s Business Administration program, Stangel has held a variety of positions with the University over 25 years as a student, administrator and advocate.

Stangel joined the University Advancement staff in early 2012, moving over from Intercollegiate Athletics, where she was associate athletics director, senior women’s athletics administrator and director of the Phoenix Fund, the fundraising arm of UW-Green Bay Athletics. In previous stints with the University, she had served as director of government and community relations, special assistant to the chancellor, and assistant athletics director.

Her private-sector experience includes marketing and management positions with IBM in Wausau and The An-Ser Service, Medalcraft Mint and TufcoTechnologies, Inc., of Green Bay. She was a member of the executive leadership team and senior manager of customer services and corporate relations for Tufco, a publically traded company, from 2002-2006.

Stangel was inducted in 1993 as a charter member of the UW-Green Bay Athletics Hall of Fame. A native of the Algoma area, she played from 1984-87 and as Jeanne Barta still ranks first and third, respectively, on the all-time Phoenix women’s basketball rebounding and scoring lists.

Women’s basketball golf outing raises record amount

More than 200 supporters of the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program gathered to raise a record $103,000 on June 23 at Thornberry Creek at Oneida for the 2015 Prevea Fore Hoops Golf Classic. The money raised came from various auctions and drawings, along with a number of donations. The live auction, hosted by WBAY’s Bill Jartz, was once again a huge success. Said coach Kevin Borseth, “The cost of maintaining a competitive program and one of the best in the Midwest continues to rise and we would not be able to sustain our level of success without this event and the people who are a part of it. The continued and increased support for our program is amazing.”

Edison presented Horizon’s top honor

Ellen Edison, a May 2015 UW-Green Bay graduate and standout student-athlete for Green Bay women’s basketball received the Horizon League’s highest individual honor yesterday — the Cecil N. Coleman Medal of Honor. The Coleman Medal of Honor is presented annually to the league’s top male and female student-athletes who best exemplify the dignity and high purpose of the League and its membership. The individuals demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. Edison graduated summa cum laude with honors in the Human Biology major. Read more.

Five Phoenix student-athletes earn winter all-academic honors

Five UW-Green Bay student-athletes have been recognized as members of the 2015 Winter Academic All-Horizon League Teams. The teams, which represent success in competition as well as in the classroom, were voted on by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and athletics communications directors. Earning academic all-league honors for the Phoenix were women’s basketball’s Megan Lukan, Communication and Business Administration; and swimming and diving’s Claire Friederick, Human Biology; Tanner Nordlund, Business Administration; James Wise (undeclared) and Ryan Korslin, Human Development.

Where philanthropy is a team game

top-story-tek-mclAt Bay Tek Games and MCL Industries in Pulaski, a culture of giving back pervades life in the workplace — and beyond.

It’s in the way the businesses give 10 percent of their profits to charitable causes — and in how each month, two employees from each company are randomly selected and awarded $500 for the charity of their choice. Beyond that, says Larry Treankler, chairman of both companies (and second from right, above), employees take the giving spirit home, infusing philanthropy in day-to-day living, as well.

Bay Tek and MCL began supporting UW-Green Bay Phoenix Athletics a number of years ago, and have ramped up their giving to include annual and ongoing support.

“I was watching a women’s basketball tournament game five, six years ago now,” Treankler said. “They were playing somebody they had no business beating, and the way they left everything out there, the sense of shared fate, the passion … I just came away inspired. The way they conducted themselves is very, very similar to the way we try to conduct ourselves as a business.”

That sense of admiration for the “Green Bay Way” only increased when Treankler and some of his colleagues had the chance to tour the Kress Events Center and meet Phoenix coaches and staff.

“Athletics is a great teacher,” Treankler said. “You have to be humble when you win, you have to be gracious when you lose, you have to operate within a team.”

MCL CEO Bob Rupp is a UW-Green Bay grad and former trustee, and Treankler’s daughter, Layne, is an alumna as well. Bay Tek (a leading maker of coin-operated games) and MCL (electrical and mechanical assemblies) employ about a half-dozen UW-Green Bay alumni, Treankler said — and their education stands out.

“They come to us well-schooled in terms of the curriculum they’ve been trained in,” he said. “And to a person, they come to us with something extra. … Each and every one of them is a leader.”

(Photo at top, from left: Shareholder Terry Hansted, MCL CEO Robert Rupp, Chairman Larry Treankler and Bay Tek CEO Gaeten Philppon. Not shown: Shareholder Carl Treankler.)