UW-Green Bay Nordic skier qualifies for NCAA Championships

UW-Green Bay student-athlete Sadie Peterson has qualified for the NCAA Championships for Nordic skiing. Peterson averaged quick enough races and high enough finishes throughout the season to secure a qualifying position. Peterson will now advance to the NCAA Championships, taking place in Stowe, Vermont. She will represent Green Bay at the national meet, which runs from Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 through Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019. Read more.

Join Green Bay volleyball for NCAA selection show party on Sunday, Nov. 25

Green Bay volleyball is headed to the 2018 NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship after winning the 2018 Horizon League Volleyball Tournament! Join the team for an NCAA selection show party on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Green Bay Distillery at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. There will be a $10 build-your-own-burger bar with any beverage, or order off the menu.

Katie Koerper is the newest addition to Green Bay volleyball

Katie Koerper, a 2018 St. Croix Central graduate, is the newest walk-on addition to Green Bay’s volleyball team. “Once I went on my visit, I decided it was where I wanted to go,” she says about UW-Green Bay. Koerper says that playing Division I volleyball has been her dream for a long time. Read the full story on New Richmond News.

Green Bay men play Texas A&M in Oklahoma

As announced on the NCAA Selection Show, yesterday, the Green Bay men’s basketball team is the No. 14 seed in the West Region and will face No. 3 seed Texas A&M in the First Round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The game will be played on Friday, March 18 in Oklahoma City, Okla., at a time still to be announced. Green Bay is 1-0 all-time against the Aggies, defeating Texas A&M, 60-49, at the First Bank Classic in Milwaukee in Dec. 1, 1995. The winner will face the winner of No. 6 seed Texas and No. 11 seed Northern Iowa in NCAA Third Round on Sunday.

NCAA First Round tickets available today until 5 p.m.

NCAA First Round tickets for men’s basketball are now available to fans through the Green Bay Ticket Office. Fans are encouraged to make a ticket request by calling 920-465-2625 or stopping by the box office in the Kress Events Center. Tickets to the First Round are single session tickets and will include Green Bay’s game as well as the other game in that session. The cost of a single session ticket is $100. Due to limited availability of the tickets, requests are limited to four tickets per person. Making a ticket request does not guarantee tickets to the NCAA Tournament. Requests need to be submitted by 5:00 p.m. today (Monday, March 14). Tickets will be allocated in order of Phoenix Priority Points. Requestors will be notified on Tuesday before noon to confirm their ticket purchase.

Green Bay men’s basketball ‘Big Dance’ facts

1996 NCAA Tournament Team First round Seated (left ot right): Gary Grzesk, Mike Nabena, Jeff Nordgaard, Pete Wade, Matt Hill, Todd Hassenfelt, James Daggs, Jason Collien. Standing (left to right): Luke Kiss, Ryan Borowicz, Gabe Stevens, Tom Anderson, Rico Rondorfo, Kevin Olm, Ben Berlowski, Eric Jackson.
1996 NCAA Tournament Team First round
Seated (left ot right): Gary Grzesk, Mike Nabena, Jeff Nordgaard, Pete Wade, Matt Hill, Todd Hassenfelt, James Daggs, Jason Collien. Standing (left to right): Luke Kiss, Ryan Borowicz, Gabe, Stevens, Tom Anderson, Rico Rondorfo, Kevin Olm, Ben Berlowski, Eric Jackson.


The Green Bay Phoenix Men’s basketball team celebrates Tuesday night’s (March 8) Horizon League Championship and subsequent automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

The last time the Green Bay men were in the NCAA Tournament was the 1995-96 season. The season included a close early season loss to eventual national champion Kentucky, and a 23-0 winning streak during the course of the year. The Phoenix entered the Midwestern Collegiate Conference (MCC) Tournament with an unblemished 16-0 conference record. However, the senior-laden team (Jeff Nordgaard, Gary Grzesk, Ben Berlowski, Eric Jackson) coached by Mike Heidemann, suffered an upset by Detroit in the MCC championship game. Despite the loss, the Phoenix received an at large bid as a No. 8 seed — the highest seeding in its four trips to the tournament, to date. The spectacular season ended with a loss to No. 9 Virginia Tech, 61-48.

Phoenix programs shine on NCAA’s graduation-success measure

Eight University of Wisconsin-Green Bay athletic programs posted perfect graduation success rates, while a total of 13 programs finished above the national average among non-football Division I NCAA schools, as announced by the NCAA office on Wednesday afternoon. On the women’s side, basketball, cross country, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball all posted perfect scores, as did men’s cross country, Nordic skiing and tennis. Additionally, finishing above their respective GSR national averages were women’s softball and men’s basketball, golf, soccer and swimming. “Ensuring academic success and graduation for student-athletes are our top priorities at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay,” said Athletics Director Mary Ellen Gillespie. “This data reinforces that commitment and is a testament to our coaches who recruit quality student-athletes and our faculty and staff who work as a team to help students be successful.” For more.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor appointed to influential NCAA committee

gary.miller-webaGary L. Miller, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has been appointed a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions. He will begin his three-year term Aug. 1, 2015.

Miller is the first sitting Division I president or chancellor to serve on the committee, the NCAA has confirmed.

“I consider it a great honor to be chosen to serve in this capacity,” Miller said. “I am a firm believer in the value of Division I athletics to UW-Green Bay, the NCAA’s mission as an organization, and our shared duty as member institutions to help ensure academic and competitive integrity.”

The Division I Committee on Infractions is an independent group composed of representatives from the membership and the public charged with deciding NCAA infractions cases. The committee reviews prehearing procedural matters, conducts hearings, finds the facts of the case, and determines what, if any, penalties are appropriate. After it issues a decision, the committee monitors institutions on probation to ensure compliance with penalties and terms of probation. The committee also hears appeals of Level III decisions issued by NCAA staff.

Miller’s appointment as a current chancellor reflects the NCAA’s ongoing, stated efforts to increase presidential involvement in all facets of the NCAA governance structure.

Since 2011 the NCAA has gradually expanded the committee from 10 to 24 members. Previously regarded as one of the NCAA’s more time-intensive assignments — which tended to discourage top administrators from volunteering — the committee can now use its larger size to create panels of five to seven randomly-chosen members. The change allows cases to be heard more quickly and efficiently with fewer burdens on individual committee members.

Members serve three-year terms and can be reappointed for a maximum of three terms. In addition to participating in those cases assigned them, members convene as the full Committee on Infractions at least twice annually to review cases across panels and check for consistency in the way NCAA guidelines are applied.

Jon LeCrone, who heads the intercollegiate athletics conference that includes UW-Green Bay, describes Miller’s appointment as prestigious recognition for the chancellor, the University, Green Bay Athletics and the league.

“We are thrilled for Chancellor Miller’s appointment to the NCAA Infractions Committee,” says LeCrone, Horizon League commissioner. “Since arriving at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, he has been an excellent addition to our Board of Directors, working on behalf of Green Bay and the Horizon League’s student-athletes. I know that he will represent Green Bay and the Horizon League well on the committee.”

The committee chair is Gregory Sankey, commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. Other prominent members include Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky; Michael F. Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, former University of Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi; and former Georgia Tech basketball coach Bobby Cremins. Nominations to serve come from the NCAA membership and include academic and athletics administrators past and present, independent professionals with relevant legal, athletics or academic experience, and former coaches.

Miller, who assumed his duties as UW-Green Bay chancellor on Aug. 1, 2014, has extensive career experience as an administrator and educator, all with NCAA Division I universities.

He came to Green Bay from the chancellorship at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He was previously provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University, Dean of the College of Pacific at the University of the Pacific, and a faculty member at both Weber State University and Mississippi State University.

The chancellor serves on the local board of directors of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, as well as on the Executive Committee of the Council of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, the Board of Directors of The Campus Compact, the Workforce Development Panel of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and a national steering committee focused on post-collegiate outcomes.

Miller’s appointment to the infractions committee is UW-Green Bay’s second high-profile NCAA appointment this summer. Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie was notified earlier this year she will become the first individual from any Horizon League school to serve on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee, starting Sept. 1.