Kimberly star Frankie Wurtz set to begin pro basketball career

“Family and friends always have been important to former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay guard and Kimberly star Frankie Wurtz.

Even as she boarded a plane to Luxembourg on Monday, Wurtz was going to a place where she will be surrounded by both as she embarks on her first season as a professional basketball player with the Amicale Steinsel.

Her cousin, Trent Wurtz, lives in Luxembourg after his own pro career in Europe.

One of her best friends, former UWGB forward Jessica Lindstrom, is a couple hours away playing for a team in Belgium. She spent her first pro season in 2018-19 with the T71 Dudelange basketball club in Luxembourg.

Another former UWGB teammate, Madison Wolf, just signed her own pro contract with a squad in Germany that also is a short distance from Wurtz…”

Source: UWGB, Kimberly star Frankie Wurtz set to begin pro basketball career, Green Bay Press-Gazette

Will Ryan credits father Bo with helping him become the coach he is today | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

If you looked at (Green Bay men’s basketball coach) Will and Bo Ryan together side-by-side, you can see the family resemblance. But Will will tell you he doesn’t have one distinctive look that Bo is known for. “I don’t have the eagle eye stare,” he says with a grin.

Source: Will Ryan credits father Bo with helping him become the coach he is today | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Former UWGB star Jessica Lindstrom working back from torn ACL

GREEN BAY – Former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay star Jessica Lindstrom can rattle off names of basketball teammates who sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament during their careers. Frankie Wurtz. Kaili Lukan. Mehryn Kraker. Meghan Pingel. Anna Dier. Karly Murphy. Jolene Anderson.“There are just so many people,” Lindstrom said. “Which is very sad.”The 6-foot-1 forward added her name to the list in February, when she tore her left ACL playing for the Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen in Belgium.

Source: Former UWGB star Jessica Lindstrom working back from torn ACL

UW-Green Bay Phoenix won’t have fall sports | WTAQ News Talk | 97.5 FM · 1360 AM | Green Bay, WI

INDIANAPOLIS – Guided by its core value of student-athlete well-being and considering further developments in the outbreak of COVID-19, the Horizon League Board of Directors, acting on a recommendation from the League’s Council, has decided to postpone fall competition for the fall season.This decision impacts all Horizon League sports that compete in the fall both for their championship season (men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball) and for their non-championship segment (men’s and women’s golf, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis).A decision on whether fall sport competition can take place in the spring will be determined by the Board and Council at a later date.

Source: UW-Green Bay Phoenix won’t have fall sports | WTAQ News Talk | 97.5 FM · 1360 AM | Green Bay, WI

College basketball: Locals rolling with punches as COVID-19 shapes Division I transition – news – WOW!

Making the transition to college life can be tough.Making the jump from high school to Division I basketball? Perhaps even tougher.Trying to do all of that in the midst of a global pandemic? Unheard of. Source: College basketball: Locals rolling with punches as COVID-19 shapes Division I transition – news – WOW!

Quest for academic excellence lands UW-Green Bay women at No. 2 in Division I team GPA rankings | NCAA Division 1 | wisconsin.golf

Lee Reinke would like to think he has become smarter during his six seasons as golf coach at UW-Green Bay, just by driving his teams to their tournaments.”When we’re on the road, it’s remarkable,” Reinke said. “I told my wife I have learned more in the last six years than I may have in college.” But then he jokes that, if that is the indeed case, it is strictly via osmosis. After all, at least one of his two rolling study halls is transporting one of the collectively most brilliant NCAA Division I women’s golf programs in all the land. We know this because the Women’s Golf Coaches Association recently released its annual team grade-point rankings and the Phoenix came in at No. 2 for the 2019-20 season — COVID-19 be darned — with a 3.958 team GPA.

Source: Quest for academic excellence lands UW-Green Bay women at No. 2 in Division I team GPA rankings | NCAA Division 1 | wisconsin.golf

Fall sports not to begin before Oct. 1 at Horizon League schools

In case you missed it, the Horizon League postponed the start date for all fall sports. Here is the announcement:

“Guided by its core value of student-athlete well-being, the Horizon League Council decided on Thursday, July 16 to delay the start of fall competition for all sports (championship and non-championship) with the understanding that if competition occurs, it will not begin before October 1.

The decision allows each campus to further focus on ensuring return to competition protocols uphold the Council’s principle of safety and can be reasonably implemented. The delay in competition includes all exhibition, League and non-League contests in all sports (championship and non-championship).

Decisions related to training and practice will be left to members’ discretion. Rescheduling of non-conference contests impacted by the postponed start of the fall seasons will be determined by each school. The Horizon League’s Council will continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19, and will evaluate fall schedules and competitions with the understanding that there may be future changes.

The Council will continue to be guided by our top priority: the health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff. The Horizon League Council consists of the 12 member institutions’ athletic directors, chairpersons of the Senior Woman’s Administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives and a student-athlete.”