Badger Sports Roundup, Dec. 2

Volleyball receives three All-Big Ten accolades, men's hockey cracks poll

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The Wisconsin volleyball team landed three players on the all-conference roster. Junior outside hitter Jill Odenthal, senior setter Morgan Shields and freshman middle blocker Amy Bladow each earned Big Ten recognition.

 

Odenthal, who made the All-Big Ten team, has a .305 hitting percentage and averages 3.60 kills, with a career-high 22, and .39 aces per game. Shields, who earned honorable mention honors, leads the conference in assists per game with 13.60 and holds the third spot on the Wisconsin career list in that category. Bladow made the All-Big Ten Freshmen roster and averages .77 blocks per game or 79 overall. She also averages 1.74 kills and .21 service aces per game.

 

Men's hockey cracks polls for first time since 2001

 

For the first time in more than two years, the men's hockey team is ranked in the U.S. College Hockey Online and the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine polls. Both placed the Badgers (3-2-3 Western Collegiate Hockey Association, 8-3-3 overall) at No. 11. Wisconsin currently has the longest unbeaten streak in the country at 10 games.

 

WCHA foe North Dakota is No. 1 in both polls. Colorado College, St. Cloud State and Denver also cracked the top 10.

 

In other polls:

 

Men's basketball: No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 Associated Press

 

Women's hockey: No. 5 USA Today/AHA , No. 5 USCHO.com       


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