Badger Sports Roundup

In this edition: Women's hockey players earn spots in international competition, women's crew hires new coach.

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Former Badger on U.S. women's hockey team roster


Kerry Weiland, a former member of the women's hockey team, was named to the U.S. Women's Hockey Select Team, a team that will compete in the Four Nations Cup Nov. 5-9 in Sweden.


Weiland, a two-time All-American, had 34 goals and 90 assists, reaching 124 points in 133 games. She was an All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association honoree all four years at Wisconsin, making the first team her sophomore and junior years. Weiland will compete with 11 Olympians in the four-team round-robin tournament.


Weiland was previously selected to suit up with the U.S. Women's National Team at the International Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Beijing, China, but the event was canceled after the SARS virus outbreak. She also participated in the USA Hockey Women's National Festival in Lake Placid, N.Y. Aug. 12-18. Weiland played for Team Red along with two-time Olympians Cammi Granato, Angela Ruggiero, Katie King and Tricia Dunn, where she had an assist against Team Blue.


Two women's hockey players in Team Canada Festival


Senior forward Meghan Hunter and junior defender Carla MacLeod will lace up their skates and attend the Team Canada Thanksgiving Festival in October, during Canada's Thanksgiving holiday.


The event, which draws 60 of Canada's top players to Nova Scotia Oct. 7-12, is a precursor to the selection for Canada's 2004 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship Team. Hunter will play for Team Wilson while MacLeod made Team Scherer's roster. Players on these two teams and a third, Team St. Louis, will be evaluated and chosen for the national team. The 2004 International Hockey Federation World Women's Championship will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia March 30-April 6.


Hunter, one of the 2003-'04 assistant captains, has 72 goals and 77 assists, totaling 149 points in her career. She will likely pass former Badger Kendra Antony's school record 159 career points this season. MacLeod, a team captain, has four goals and 28 assists and was selected to the 2002 WCHA All-Tournament team.                                   


New coach joins women's openweight crew


Nicole Borges joined the openweight varsity crew team as an assistant coach Sept. 10. Borges was previously a head coach at the Vashon Island Rowing Club, an assistant at the University of Washington.


Borges graduated from Washington in 2002, where she served as a rowing instructor at the Toronto Boulevard Yacht Club. At Washington, Borges was a four-time letterwinner with All-Pac-10 honors in 2001.  Her varsity four with coxswain team won the NCAA Championships in 1998, as did her varsity eight in 2001. She also has four Pac-10 Championships and was a member of the Canadian National Rowing Team. She also competed in Europe, at the World Championships in Switzerland in 2001 and at the World University Games in England in 2002.

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