NCAA revenue sharing cuts to hit UW-Green Bay | WBAY

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will not be sharing nearly as much revenue with member schools this year thanks to COVID-19. Director of Athletics at UW-Green Bay Charles Guthrie gives his input, stating “we look at this as an opportunity to find ways that we can be more efficient.” Source: NCAA revenue sharing cuts to hit UW-Green Bay | WBAY

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.