Badger Sports Roundup, Feb. 3

Pendleton earns swimmer of the week; women's soccer players reap awards; rankings roundup

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Senior swimmer earns conference honors

Senior Bethany Pendleton earned Big Ten Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season.

Pendleton assisted the Badgers in sweeping Minnesota, Purdue and Illinois at home last weekend by taking first in four events. She broke pool records in the 200- and 400-yard individual medley, as well as winning the 200-yard freestyle and participating on the 800-yard freestyle relay, which also set a pool record.

This is the seventh time this season a Badger swimmer has earned conference player of the week.

Women's soccer makes a Buzz

The UW women's soccer team racked up three postseason honors from Soccer Buzz magazine as well as one from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Senior forward Jenny Kundert and sophomore midfielder Katy Lindenmuth both made the All-Great Lakes Region Third Team while freshman midfielder Kara Kabellis made the Great Lakes Region All-Freshman Team. Lindenmuth had a team-high seven assists and six goals for 19 points while Kundert had a team-leading seven goals. Both made the second-team All-Big Ten roster. Kabellis had six goals and two assists for 14 points and started all 21 matches.

The team received the Team Academic Award by the NSCAA for earning a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. With a 3.4, the Badgers were the top soccer program in the conference.

And now for the polls….

The men's basketball team (14-3 overall), after a win at Ohio State Jan. 28, is ranked No. 11 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 poll, up two spots from No. 13. The Badgers also moved up in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, from 17 to 14. Wisconsin is currently the only Big Ten team ranked.

The men's hockey team (15-9-6 overall) fell in the polls after losing both of its games to Minnesota this weekend. The team fell from No. 7 to No. 9 in both the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Weekly Top 15 poll and the U.S. College Hockey Online poll. The Badgers are No. 14 in the PairWise Rankings.

The women's hockey team (15-4-3 overall) just did not move at all, despite easily sweeping Western Collegiate Hockey Association rival St. Cloud State. The Badgers remain at No. 4 in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Top 10 Women's Hockey Poll and the USCHO poll. They are also No. 4 in the PairWise.

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