Wisconsin senior forward Karen Rickard was named Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive player of the Week and freshman goaltender Christine Dufour earned conference Rookie of the Week after their performances against Bemidji State Nov.
Rickard led the Badgers with two goals and one assist. She is second on the team with seven points (five goals, two assists) this season.
Dufour became the first Wisconsin goalie to start consecutive games in a series this season and responded in strong fashion, going 2-0 with 23 saves, allowing only just one goal. Dufour is now 4-1-0 this season, with a 1.51 goals against average.
No. 7 Wisconsin remains on the road this weekend against No. 10 Mankato State (7-3-0, 3-3-0 WCHA) Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15 at 3:05 p.m.
Volleyball No. 23
Wisconsin slipped one spot in the USA Today/American Volleyball Coaches Association women's volleyball Division I poll (released Monday) to No. 23. The Badgers next take the court Friday at Northwestern and Saturday at No. 25 Illinois.
Changes in UW Athletic Department
Several administrative changes have been made in the organizational structure of the University of Wisconsin Division of Intercollegiate Athletics according to Deputy Athletic Director Jamie Pollard.
Linda Callow, the division's Business Manager since 1999, will be leaving the Athletic Department to assume a similar position in the School of Nursing. John Jentz, who has served as an Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Administrator at UW for the past three years will assume Callow's duties beginning Dec. 1.
Jentz will continue to oversee the men's and women's soccer and women's softball programs in addition to taking on the additional duties of directing the Budget and Finance staff.
The other programs that Jentz formerly supervised at UW will be divided between Senior Associate Athletic Director Cheryl Marra – she'll supervise the men's and women's rowing teams – and Assistant Athletic Director Terry Gawlik, who will take on responsibilities for men's and women's swimming.