Badger Sports Roundup, April 5

Winter Academic All-Big Ten selections; swimming at World Championship Trials; Pavelski honored

The University of Wisconsin men's and women's swimming teams, men's and women's basketball teams and wrestling squad combined for 25 selections to the winter edition of the Academic All-Big Ten team. Members of the team are letterwinners in at least their second year at their university, maintaining at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Badger honorees:

Women's swimming and diving: Emily Carpenter, Jr., undeclared; Sarah Hernandez, Jr., undeclared; Rebecca Johnson, Jr., undeclared; Susan Johnson, So., Biology; Liz Klanderman, So., undeclared; Cassie Kubly, Jr., undeclared; Amanda Rice, So., undeclared; Kaitlin Vorwald, Jr., accounting/marketing; Andrea Wiesner, So., undeclared; Amanda Witte, Jr., elementary education.

Men's swimming and diving: Joseph Ebinger, So., undeclared; Tim Liebhold, Sr., civil engineering; Adam Mania, Sr., secondary education; Thomas Molzahn, So, undeclared; Scott Speer, So., undeclared; Eric Wiesner, Sr., medical microbiology and immunology.

Women's basketball: Kjersten Bakke, Jr., biology; Ebba Gebisa, Sr., business; Annie Nelson, Jr., agriculture and applied economics; Jordan Wilson, Jr., sociology.

Wrestling: Lee Kraemer, Sr., consumer science; Zach Menne, So., animal science; Brady Reinke, Sr., elementary education.

Men's basketball: Brian Butch, So., undecided; Clayton Hanson, Sr., business-real estate.

UW swimmers continue competition at World Championship Trials

Carly Piper placed seventh in the finals of the 800-meter freestyle at the World Championship Trials Tuesday at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. The University of Wisconsin senior covered the distance in 8 minutes, 45.58 seconds.

Another Badger senior, Tim Liebhold, finished 10th in the finals of the 200 backstroke (2:03.52) Tuesday after finishing sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:04.35) Monday.

Former Badger Bethany Pendleton finished 39th in the preliminaries of the 100 freestyle (57.86) Tuesday but did not qualify for the finals. Pendleton finished 16th in the finals of the 200 backstroke (2:17.22) Monday.

Two other former Badgers, Matt Marshall and Dale Rogers, competed Monday. Marshall placed 24th in the 100 freestyle (52.05) while Rogers finished 21st in the same event (51.56).

Current Badger sophomore Susan Johnson finished 22nd in the 200 backstroke in 2:18.34.

Pavelski receives national honors

After leading the Wisconsin men's hockey team with 45 points this season, Joe Pavelski has been named to both the USCHO.com and the Inside College Hockey All-Rookie teams.

The forward from Plover, Wis. became the first Badger freshman to lead the team in scoring since current head coach Mike Eaves did so in 1974-75 with 54 points.

Pavelski is tied for the national rookie scoring lead with Nebraska Omaha's Bill Thomas and Ohio State's Tom Fritsche. Thomas joined Pavelski on the All-USCHO team while Fritsche was named to the Inside College Hockey All-Rookie team.

Just two other players were named to both teams, goalie Joe Fallon from Vermont and Minnesota defenseman Alex Goligoski. Denver forward Paul Stastny was the only other WCHA rookie to be honored as he was selected by USCHO.

Stastny currently has 42 points this season going into the Frozen Four. Should Stastny finish with less than 45 points, Pavelski would become the first Badger to lead WCHA rookies in scoring since Dany Heatley notched 56 points in 1999-00. Heatley was also the last Badger to lead national rookies in scoring.


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