Rundhaug NCAA-bound

Badger Sports Roundup, Nov. 18

Sophomore Katrina Rundhaug, a member of the Wisconsin women's cross country team, was the only Badger selected to compete at the NCAA Women's Championships Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Rundhaug was selected as an individual competitor after she finished 11th in 20:35.2 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional race last weekend. Rundhaug qualified for the Championship by being one of the first four runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional race who did not belong to a team that qualified for the NCAAs, and by finishing in the top 25 in her region.

Men's cross country top in country

The Wisconsin men's cross country remained solidly in the top spot of the final Mondo Men's Cross Country poll, which was released Nov. 16. Wisconsin sat comfortably at the top spot the entire season, while winning the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Arkansas moved up to the No. 2 spot, ousting defending national champion Stanford, now No. 3. Colorado and Notre Dame are fourth and fifth, respectively.

Johnson receives NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

Wisconsin women's hockey head coach Mark Johnson is one of six recipients of the 2005 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, which recognizes former student-athletes that have distinguished themselves since the end of their college sports careers.

Johnson, along with Gary Lawrence (Yale, men's ice hockey and men's golf), Paul McDonald (Southern California, football), Greg Meredith (Notre Dame, men's ice hockey), Joan Benoit Samuelson (Bowdoin College, track and field and field hockey) and Dave Stoldt (Illinois, men's gymnastics), will be recognized at the Honors Dinner Jan. 9, during the NCAA Convention in Dallas.

As an athlete at Wisconsin, Johnson helped the Wisconsin hockey team win the 1977 NCAA Championship, earned two All-American honors, Western Collegiate Hockey Association Rookie of the Year honors, and averaged more than two points per game in his career.

After leaving Wisconsin, Johnson played with the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team, where he scored five goals and six assists while helping Team USA to a gold medal. He enjoyed an 11-year NHL career before coaching hockey in the high school and college ranks. Johnson was an assistant with the Badger men's program before taking over the women's team in 2002.

Women's golf inks one

Fargo, N.D. senior Jeana Dahl signed a letter of intent to join the Wisconsin women's golf program in the fall of 2005, second-year head coach Todd Oehrlein announced Thursday.

Dahl, competing for South High School, won the North Dakota State High School Championship in 2002 with a 155 (79-76) and in 2004, with a 142 (66-76). The latter score is a state tournament record. Dahl is also the 2004 Fargo City Women's Champion with a 222 (72-77-73) and she earned a PGA Junior Series victory in Detroit over the summer. She qualified for the U.S. Golf Association Junior Girls Tour in 2002 and 2004.

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