A victory over Oakland on Sunday, Feb. 16 was not the only thing worth celebrating for the Green Bay women’s basketball team. The team and its fans helped raise nearly $6,000 through an online jersey auction and dash for cash, to benefit Ribbon of Hope, an organization dedicated to assisting individuals in Northeast Wisconsin who are battling breast cancer.
The UW-Green Bay golf team has a new place on campus to help the team practice in winter months. The space past the bleachers outside the swimming pool in the Kress Events Center. After getting approval from other sports programs who use the space and athletic director, Charles Guthrie, the project was underway. Only two months later, the facility is open and golfers can be seen practicing their craft. More via New indoor facility helps UW-Green Bay golf teams play through tough Wisconsin winters | Wisconsin.golf.
Coach Kevin Borseth earned his 500th victory as coach of the Green Bay women’s basketball team on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. More via Green Bay Phoenix women get coach Borseth his 500th | WTAQ
The UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus men’s basketball team won its seventh game in a row January 27, 2020 defeating UW-Platteville Richland 121-70 at Jack Snyder Court on the Sheboygan Campus. The Wombats are 14-5 overall and 11-0 in the WCC (Wisconsin Collegiate Conference). Wombat Jalen Brown-Morrow recorded a rare triple-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
The Green Bay Nordic Ski team raced at the CCSA Gitchi Gami Games in Cable, Wisconsin, over the weekend. Redshirt junior Maria Schoening earned the CCSA performance of the week honor with her first collegiate win in the women’s sprint on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Schoening reached the semifinals with a top 12 time in the five heat quarterfinals that featured 27 skiers. She then had the top time in the two heats in the semifinals. The redshirt junior capped off the win in the finals with a time of 3:36.28, nearly four seconds faster than the second place finisher.
In the men’s sprint, four members of the squad made it to the finals that only featured six skiers. Freshman Jackson Adler claimed his first collegiate victory, taking the top spot with a time of 3:27.20. Redshirt junior Sam Myers took second right behind Adler with a time of 3:27.34. Juniors Tom Woolhouse and Shad Kraftson finished fourth and fifth with times of 3:29.38 and 3:30.66 respectively. More at greenbayphonenix.com.
There is plenty of opportunity to watch Green Bay basketball in action this Hall-of-Fame Weekend. Men’s basketball will host Oakland on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Resch Center and Detroit Mercy, Saturday, Jan. 18 at Noon at the Resch. The Phoenix women host IUPUI at 7 p.m. Friday and UIC, Sunday at 1 p.m. for Alumni Day. Both of those games are at the Kress Center. See more at greenbayphoenix.com. Green Bay Athletics is set to induct seven former Phoenix greats to the Athletics Hall of Fame on January 18, 2020. This will be the 21st induction class in the Hall of Fame’s history. The announced 2020 class includes women’s soccer player Lisa Boeser ’96, softball player Katie Stauber (Cooney) ’10, men’s swimmer Zach Hansen ’04, former athletics administrator Marilyn McCarey, men’s Nordic skier Santiago Ocariz ’10, men’s soccer player Joshua Okoampa ’06 and women’s basketball standout Julie Wojta ’12. These seven inductees will be recognized for their athletics achievements, contributions and accomplishments during their successful time at Green Bay. More here. Your final chance to see the Swimming and Diving teams in action at home is this weekend with a Saturday, Jan. 18 meet at 1 p.m.
UW-Green Bay student-athletes combined to achieve a department-wide grade point average of 3.35 in the fall of 2019, marking the 40th-consecutive semester above a 3.0 GPA. For the fall semester of 2019, 15 of the 16 sport programs at Green Bay achieved a semester grade point average of 3.0 or higher, while 12 of the 15 achieved higher than a 3.32. Additionally, five of the 15 achieved higher than a 3.5 GPA. The mark of 3.35 extends Green Bay’s streak of semesters above a 3.3 GPA to 10 straight. The department was led by women’s golf with a 3.89 grade point average. In addition, women’s Nordic ski (3.81), volleyball (3.68), women’s basketball (3.66) and men’s swimming and diving (3.55) all posted GPAs above a 3.50.
A total of 174 student-athletes posted a 3.0 grade point average or higher, which accounted for more than 76 percent of all student-athletes. Forty student-athletes achieved a 4.0 GPA.
The percentage of student-athletes that received academic honors for the fall semester of 2019 (3.5 or higher) registered just over 53 percent, with a total of 121 student-athletes recognized for achieving Honors (3.5-3.749), High Honors (3.75-3.99) or the Highest Honors (4.0).
It’s a big game for the Phoenix. The men’s basketball program hosts in-state rival UW-Milwaukee on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Resch Center. There will be a throwback jersey giveaway, free admission for high school students, and other promotions. Green Bay will be going for its eighth win in nine games against Milwaukee. The Phoenix (7-10, 2-2) has won four of its last six games, which included impressive victories against UIC and IUPUI in that stretch. See more.
Don’t forget, every Friday is Phoenix Friday at UW-Green Bay (even over January Interim). Below are this week’s Phoenix Friday perks:
- Free coffee at the Garden Café for those showing their Phoenix spirit by wearing spirit wear.
- $5 Friday lunch at the Cloud Commons for faculty and staff
In addition, here are some weekend athletic events:
- Green Bay swim meet, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m., Kress Events Center
- Sheboygan Men’s Basketball vs. Richland, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2:45 p.m., Sheboygan Gym
- Green Bay Men’s Basketball vs. Milwaukee, Saturday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m., Resch Center.
UW-Green Bay women’s basketball player Anna Dier recently sustained a fourth ACL injury in December 2019, causing her to leaving a college playing career behind. Dier shares her story and the life lessons she has embraced with UW-Green Bay athletics. The full story can be read here.