Badger Sports Roundup, March 2

Gillette takes conference softball honors, women's golf finishes 13th; weekly rankings roundup

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Boo Gillette grabs Big Ten honors


Junior catcher Boo Gillette was named the Big Ten Player of the Week for her performance at the Frost Classic. She had a .421 batting average on 8-for-19 hitting and a .684 slugging percentage while scoring four times and racking up a team-leading six RBI.


Behind the plate, Gillette threw out two base runners trying to steal and had a 0.80 ERA over the weekend.


Through Wisconsin's 16 games, Gillette has a .391 batting average and leads the team in doubles (8), RBI (14), slugging percentage (.630) and on-base percentage (.491).


Badger golf takes 13th


The women's golf team placed 13th after the final round of the "Mo"Morial Invitational in Houston, Texas. The Badgers, who sat in second-to-last place in the 16-team invite after Monday's opening 36 holes, moved up two places after strong play from senior Malinda Johnson. As a team, Wisconsin shot a 307 Tuesday and, combined with scores of 317 and 316 on Monday, had a 54-hole score of 940.


Johnson tied for fourth with a final score of 222, shooting a 71 in the final round. In Tuesday's 18 holes, she had three birdies and an eagle on a par-five hole.


Sophomore Lindsay McMillan finished in a tie for 53rd, shooting a 237 for the two-day event.


Kansas State and Missouri tied for first with 909 while Wildcat Christine Boucher won the invite with a final score of 219.

Polls madness…

The No. 14 men's basketball team (19-6 overall) is on the way up, having moved up a spot in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. They are joined by conference foes No. 20 Illinois (20-5) and No. 25 Michigan State (17-9). In the Associated Press poll, the Badgers took more of a climb, moving from No. 22 to No. 17. Illinois now sits at No. 18 after being at No. 23 the previous week.


The men's hockey team (20-9-7) is currently No. 8 in the PairWise rankings after sweeping Alaska-Anchorage on the road over the weekend. In U.S. College Hockey Online's weekly poll, Wisconsin is at No. 4, moving up two spots from the previous week.


The women's hockey team (22-5-3) is at No. 5 in the PairWise rankings and at No. 5 in the USCHO poll after crushing Ohio State on the road this past weekend.  


The wrestling team remains ranked No. 13 in the Intermat poll heading into the Big Ten championships.

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