MacMurchy picks up WCHA honors

Wisconsin swimmers dominate in Hawaii

MacMurchy picks up WCHA honors

Wisconsin junior forward Ryan MacMurchy earned Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week honors after earning five points in the Badgers' sweep of St. Cloud State over the weekend.

MacMurchy scored all four of Wisconsin's goals Saturday night; the last Badger to accomplish this feat was Blaine Moore against Colorado College on Feb. 20, 1993. MacMurchy also recorded an assist Friday night in Wisconsin's 6-0 shutout of St. Cloud State.

MacMurchy has nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points on the season.

Wisconsin swimmers dominate in Hawaii

The Wisconsin women's swimming team swept its competition at the Hawaii four-team meet in Honolulu Jan. 7-9, defeating Texas A&M 83-55, Hawaii 81-59 and South Dakota 124-16. The men's program fell to Hawaii 73-67 but beat Texas A&M 89-49 and South Dakota 116-24.

"The entire team swam great this weekend, and we are very pleased with how we improved during our time in Hawaii," head coach Eric Hansen said.

Junior Anna Trinidad led the Badger women with four wins: she won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 51.23 seconds; the 200-yard backstroke in 2:01.03; the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.62; and swam with the 400-yard freestyle relay team that finished in 3:27.64.

Senior Eric Wiesner accomplished the same feat for the men, winning the 200-yard freestyle 200-yard freestyle (1:39.44), the 50-yard freestyle (20.86), the 100-yard freestyle (45.35) and was part of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:02.10).

Freshman diver Justin Bonner finished third on the platform with a score of 319.90. He also finished fourth on the 1-meter board (233.45) and seventh on the 3-meter board (381.90).

"Justin was really consistent this weekend," said diving coach Josh Seykora. "He has really improved over the time spent training in Hawaii, and continues to improve every meet."

Junior Cassie Kubly also finished third on the platform (340.65), fifth on the 1-meter board (220.40) and ninth on the 3-meter board (401.65).


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