Fox 11 highlighted former Phoenix basketball players and UW-Green Bay alumni Mehryn Kraker, Allie LeClaire, Jessica Lindstrom and Julie Wojta as the newest additions to Wisconsin GLO. Read the full story.
UW-Green Bay alumnus and former men’s basketball player Ryan Borowicz ’99 (Biology) recounts cherished memories of Phoenix basketball games at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena in an article by WIXX. “When I was a kid, basketball was a big part of my family and we had season tickets to the Phoenix games when they really were starting to become good,” he says. Read more.
Former Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball players will be joining the Wisconsin GLO team, the Journal Sentinel reports. Horizon League Player of the Year Mehryn Kraker was added to the roster this week, joining fellow UW-Green Bay alumni Allie LeClaire, Jessica Lindstrom and Julie Wojta. Read more.
The Press-Gazette covered the journey of UW-Green Bay’s ‘dynamic duo’ of former women’s basketball players Allie LeClaire and Jessica Lindstrom. Both players are still going strong in the pros, both recently announced as players on the Wisconsin GLO team, among other former Phoenix Mehryn Kraker and Julie Wojta. Read more.
UW-Green Bay alumnus and former Phoenix basketball player Tony Bennett and his father, former Phoenix men’s basketball coach Dick Bennett, will be playing a round of golf at the Augusta National Golf Club, per a wager the father-son duo made: if Tony made it to the Final Four, Dick would agree to play at Augusta. Read the full story from Wisconsin.golf.
UW-Green Bay alumna Megan Lukan ’15 (Business Administration, Communication) penned the piece “Coincidence or Fate: My Journey to the Olympics.” Lukan chronicles her journey to the Olympics, in which she won a bronze medal representing the Canadian Women’s Rugby Sevens Team. Lukan played on the women’s basketball team during her time at UW-Green Bay. Read the full piece on LinkedIn.
UW-Green Bay alumna Amanda Leonhard-Perry ’03 (Business Administration), who has served as assistant coach for UW-Green Bay women’s basketball for the last 11 seasons, has recently been named the new women’s basketball head coach at St. Norbert College. Leonhard-Perry also played basketball for UW-Green Bay during her time as a student. WNFL and Wisconsin Radio Network had coverage.
Phoenix faithful are elated for UW-Green Bay alumnus Tony Bennett, who played basketball for UW-Green Bay and was coached by his father, Dick Bennett. His Virginia Cavaliers got by Auburn this weekend to play in the NCAA Tournament Championship. There’s plenty of media coverage… Here’s a few posts: The JSonline shared UW-Green Bay’s throwback Thursday photos in its story, Wisconsinites are encouraged to cheer on Virginia in this WSAW story, and Fox 11 spotlighted Bennett’s incredible journey to tonight’s (April 8, 2019) championship game.
Green Bay men’s basketball ended its postseason strong with finishing as the runner-up in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament (CIT). The CIT championship game, taking place on Thursday, April 4, 2019, saw the Phoenix fall to Marshall 90-70. This was the first postseason championship game in program history. Read more at greenbayphoenix.com.