Gillette receives conference honor
Gillette set Badger single-season records with 34 RBI and 14 doubles. She was also second on the squad with a .328 batting average. In Big Ten play, Gillette led the Badgers with a .290 average, two home runs, 10 RBI and a .435 slugging percentage.
Women's golf announces team awards
Wisconsin senior golfer Malinda Johnson was named the team's Most Valuable Player at the team's awards banquet. Johnson broke her own school single-season scoring record this year with a 74.33 average. She also set the school's career record at 76.19.
The Badgers' only senior, Johnson finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships and placed 10th at the NCAA Central Regional last weekend, just missing the cut for the NCAA Championship.
Johnson also won the Badger Leadership Award and the putting award.
Freshman Nicki Morse also won three awards: the Newcomer Award for the lowest tournament average for a first-year Badger (80.3); the Badger Power Award for excellence in the weight room; and a hole-in-one award recognizing her ace at the Legends of Indiana Tournament Oct. 7.
Junior Sami Forster, who averaged 83.3 per round this year, was named the team's Most Improved Player. Forster posted career-best rounds of 18 (77), 36 (160) and 54 holes (249).