Nordic Skiers earn honors

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.

Big weekend coming up for GB Phoenix

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.

GB student athletes have 40th straight semester above a 3.0

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).

Big game for Phoenix men on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m.

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.

Phoenix Friday and weekend athletic events

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.

See the packed Homecoming Week line-up of events

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 2020 Homecoming Week is set to be the biggest one yet! Events are scheduled from Monday, Feb. 24 to Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. All members of the four UW-Green Bay campuses are welcome to participate, as well as the community. Learn more about Homecoming here.

Monday, February 24
Noon: Pep Rally, Cloud Commons
7 p.m.: Spirit Bingo (students only), Phoenix Rooms

Tuesday, February 25
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Phoenix Gathering, Hagemeister Park

Wednesday, February 26
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Phoenix Backstage, Backstage (formerly Meyer Backstage)
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: GB History Trivia (students only), Phoenix Club

Thursday, February 27
10 a.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Cleveland State, Kress Events Center
5 p.m.: Communication Week Dinner and Alumni Reunion featuring Alumna Laura Hollingsworth, Weidner Center
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Preshow Theatre Gathering before This Random World, Studio One
7 p.m.: Men’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, Resch Center
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO
8 p.m.: Dueling Pianos, Phoenix Rooms A&B

Friday, February 28
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Phoenix Tie Dye (students only), University Union Room 125
5 p.m.: Alumni Awards Dinner, Phoenix Rooms
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO
7: 30 p.m.: Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Cofrin Family Hall
8 p.m.: Homecoming Dance (students only), Phoenix Club

Saturday, February 29
2 p.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, Kress Events Center
4 p.m.: Krash the Kress Tailgate Party, Kress Events Center
7 p.m.: Men’s Basketball vs. Cleveland State, Kress Events Center
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO

 

 

 

Green Bay women end loaded non-conference slate, opens league play Saturday, Dec. 28

The Green Bay women’s basketball team closed out its loaded nonconference slate on Saturday afternoon, one which consisted of nine NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago and three opponents ranked inside the nation’s top 25. The Phoenix battled South Dakota State in the finale, falling to the Jackrabbits 60-55. Sophomore Hailey Oskey made her season debut in the matchup, earning the start and knocking down her first two attempts from the floor. She finished with seven points and made some strong defensive contributions in 35 minutes. GB opens the league play at home next Saturday with Northern Kentucky at 1 p.m., followed by a pairing with Wright State on Monday night.

Green Bay men get road win over Northern Illinois

Senior JayQuan McCloud poured in a career-high 32 points and Manny Patterson impressed again with 15 points of own, helping Green Bay steal the 85-84 win on the road on Saturday afternoon at Northern Illinois. The Phoenix (5-8) continued its hot shooting, hitting a season-high 13 3-pointers and finishing 47.6 percent (30-63) from the field against a Huskies (7-6) team that came in allowing only 61.7 PPG. The Phoenix plays at Wrights State Dec. 28 and at Northern Kentucky Dec. 30. Both games are streamed on ESPN+ and can be heard on WDUZ The Fan.

Taylor Wolf named AVCA All-American Honorable Mention

The AVCA All-American Committee announced that junior Taylor Wolf was selected as an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention selection.  She becomes only the third player in program history to receive this recognition, joining Janelle Tomlinson (2000-2003) and Brittany Groth (2009-2012). Wolf earned herself back-to-back Horizon League Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year in the conference for her performance during the 2019 season.  Additionally, she was tabbed First Team All-League and received a spot on the Horizon League All-Tournament Team. Her 587.5 points this past season was the fourth highest total in program history while her 518 kills were the third highest total in program history.  Heading into her senior season in 2020, Wolf sits third all-time in points and second all-time in kills for Green Bay.