Rozalyn Stoa diving into the water during a Feb. 2019 swimming and diving team meet at the Kress Events Center pool.

Rising Phoenix: This UW-Green Bay Alumna dives into graduate school with National Sorority Award

UW-Green Bay Phi Kappa Phi alumna Rosalyn Stoa received great news this summer. She was selected for the National PKP Fellowship Program for 2020. This award was given to graduate students only and Stoa was the chapter nominee for UW-Green Bay.

The application included a summary of her accomplishments, a personal statement, an example paper that she wrote, a transcript, and letters of recommendation. Compared to her grad school applications, she said this was a piece of cake.

“I actually had forgotten that I applied to this scholarship (‘COVID and all made time abstract’). It was awesome to hear and I was over-the-moon ecstatic when I got the news. I’ve applied for UW-Green Bay awards and scholarships, but nothing at the national level before, so it felt like I was breaking out of my little Green Bay shell,” said Stoa.

Rosalyn Stoa
Rosalyn Stoa

The former Green Bay Phoenix swimmer and local Preble High School graduate was also a student researcher in Psychology. Due to COVID-19, she celebrated her Spring 2020 graduation by participating in Dive-Thru Commencement.

She recommends that students apply for any scholarships or internships that come their way and get involved in things that interest you.

“I would say that getting involved with a variety of things, such as research, club leadership, community service and having a good working relationship with your professors gives you a leg up. Communicate with your professors and have them look over application materials. Being open to new opportunities, even if they seem outside of your wheelhouse is extremely beneficial. If it doesn’t work out, you’ve at least learned something.”

She will receive an award of $8,500 for graduate school and is attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado to pursue a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Story by Charlotte Berg, intern, Marketing and University Communication

Swimming and diving teams earn Scholar All-American honors

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Green Bay men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-American honors. Green Bay was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their Spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes.

Roger Harriman added to Top 50 Most Influential Leaders list

Roger Harriman, former head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay swimming and diving team, was added to Green Bay Athletics “Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Green Bay Athletics History” list on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

Harriman served as head coach from 1976-1990, leading the women’s team to Green Bay’s only national championship in 1984 as the NAIA champions. Harriman received the honor for the NAIA Coach of the Year in 1984 among many other awards during his time as head coach. In addition, Harriman recruited, trained and coached dozens of All-American swimmers and divers and is credited with aiding in the growth of swimming and diving talent locally during his tenure. Harriman was the second coach inducted to the Phoenix Hall of Fame 1998 class.

Green Bay Athletics announces a new member of its “Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Green Bay Athletics History” list every week during the 2019-2020 academic season to celebrate 50 years of Green Bay Athletics.


Green Bay Athletics on the road this weekend

On Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, the swimming and diving teams will be competing at IUPUI in the House of Champions tournament. The women’s volleyball team also plays on Friday at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament against Oakland in Dayton, Ohio. This game is also available to watch on ESPN +. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the women’s basketball team takes on Chicago State in Chicago at 2 p.m. Following this game, the team heads to Victoria, British Columbia for the Victoria Invitational.


Yooper Night headlines a busy weekend for Green Bay Athletics

On Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, the Green Bay women’s basketball team will be hosting an exhibition game against Michigan Tech at 7 p.m. at the Kress Center. This game is also the program’s inaugural Yooper Night, where tickets are $9.06 in honor of the Upper Peninsula’s 906 area code, pasta will be served at the concession stands and prizes will be given away throughout the night.

On Friday, Oct. 25, the women’s volleyball team hosts Cleveland State at 6 p.m. at the Kress Center.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the swimming and diving team hosts Cleveland State at Noon. The women’s volleyball team plays host to Oakland at 4 p.m. at the Kress Center. The men’s soccer team plays at home against Detroit Mercy at 7 p.m. at Aldo Santaga Stadium.


Big weekend ahead for Green Bay Athletics; Go Green Bay!

Check out Green Bay athletics, in full swing this weekend:

The women’s volleyball team plays in its Alzheimer’s Awareness match at the Kress Center against Wright State at 6 p.m. This game is also available on ESPN+. On Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, the cross country team is competing at the Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, Illinois.

Saturday, Oct. 19 marks one of the biggest days for Green Bay Athletics of the year thus far, with a slate of five events on tap:

10 a.m., the men’s basketball team kicks off its 2019-2020 campaign with an intrasquad green vs. white scrimmage at the Kress Center.

1 p.m., the swimming and dive team competes at an All-Wisconsin Invite in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.

2 p.m., the women’s soccer team plays host to Oakland at Aldo Santaga Stadium.

4 p.m., the women’s volleyball team hosts Northern Kentucky at the Kress Center. This game is also available on ESPN 3.

6 p.m. men’s soccer team plays at Northern Kentucky. This game is also available on ESPN 3.

Six swimming and diving athletes join Academic All-League team

The Horizon League has selected six Green Bay swimming and diving athletes to join the Academic All-League team, honoring them for their academic and athletic achievement during the 2018-19 season. Annika Engstrom, Anna Liu and Rosalyn Stoa were named to the women’s All-Academic Team, while Eli Broman, Derrick Prenot and Charlie Warren were chosen for the men’s All-Academic Team. Learn more.


Phoenix swimming & diving welcomes new assistant coach

The Green Bay swimming and diving team welcomes new assistant coach, Eddie Gillie. Gillie comes to the Phoenix family from D-II Limestone College, where he coached before the swimming program was cut in April. “We look forward to Eddie’s arrival here in Green Bay,” said Head Coach Reed Robelot. Read the full story on Swim Swam.

Swimmer Darling gets gold as Green Bay swimming and diving team completes season

Green Bay swimming and diving closed out the 2018 Horizon League Championships with new records, podium finishes and even a Horizon League Champion. The men’s 200 butterfly, the last individual swimming event of the meet, was loaded with emotion as sophomore Riley Darling finished as the sole Horizon League Champion for Green Bay, claiming an NCAA B cut and a school record in 1:47.88. The men placed third overall, and the women sixth. See complete results.