Badger Sports Roundup, May 6

McGaffigan, Burke named All-Big Ten; Hansen selected for Siouxland Hall of Fame

McGaffigan, Burke named All-Big Ten

Katie McGaffigan, a senior on the University of Wisconsin women's tennis team, and sophomore Caitlin Burke, have been selected to the All-Big Ten team.

McGaffigan, the Badgers' No. 1 singles player for most of the season, was a unanimous choice for the second consecutive year. She was also UW's women's tennis representative for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

McGaffigan, who was ranked as high as No. 42 this season, holds a 15-18 overall record and a 9-14 mark in dual meets. She was 5-5 in Big Ten play, including wins over then No. 50 ranked Michelle DaCosta of Michigan and then No. 70 Nischela Reddy of Minnesota.

Burke spent most of the year at No. 2 singles, and is currently ranked No. 85 in the nation with a 22-9 overall record. Burke was 15-6 in dual meets and 7-3 in conference matches. Her most impressive win during the spring semester was over then-No. 66 Iva Gersic of New Mexico.

McGaffigan and Burke formed a doubles pairing for seven matches this season, posting a 4-3 mark, 3-2 in the Big Ten.

The No. 38 Wisconsin team will participate in the first round of the NCAA Tournament next weekend against No. 20 William & Mary.

Swimming coach chosen for hometown hall of fame

Eric Hansen, Wisconsin's men's and women's swimming coach, was inducted into the Siouxland Hall of Fame in Sioux City, Iowa, last week.

Hansen, who graduated from East Sioux City High School in 1984, is also a member of the Iowa State University Hall of Fame.

"It was really nice to be recognized in the place in which I grew up," Hansen said in a prepared statement. "It was great to go back and see so many people from the area and to be honored by the people who supported and provided opportunities to not only me but also the youth of the area."

Hansen, a former member of the United States National Team, has spent the past six seasons coaching men's and women's swimming at Wisconsin, developing Olympians such as Carly Piper and Adam Mania along the way. The Badger women's team has finished in the top 20 at the NCAA Championships in all six of Hansen's seasons; the men's team has finished in the top 20 in each of the past five seasons.

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