Badger Sports Roundup

Orr to participate in leadership conference; men's hockey to play OSU at Lambeau; rowers earn honors

Orr to participate in leadership conference

Wisconsin senior wide receiver Jonathan Orr has been selected as one of 324 student athletes to attend the 2005 NCAA Leadership Conference May 29-June 2 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Orr, representing UW athletes, will attend this conference to discuss issues affecting athletes and enhance his leadership skills through various activities.

Orr was selected for his ability and desire to be a leader and his potential to benefit from a leadership development experience.

Men's hockey: Badgers to play Buckeyes at Lambeau

The Wisconsin State Journal reported May 26 that the Wisconsin men's hockey team will face Ohio State at Lambeau Field in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame game Feb. 11. Information concerning tickets and times will be released at a later date.

Badger rowers earn academic honors

Seven Wisconsin female openweight and lightweight rowers were named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association 2005 National Scholar Athletes list. Senior openweight rower Leah Gordon, one of those seven, also earned recognition when she was named to the 2004-05 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V University Division Women's At-Large Team.

In addition to Gordon—who boasts a perfect 4.0 grade-point average—six other Badgers made the CRCA list: senior openweight rowers Julie Quoss and Shannon Gedman and senior lightweight rowers Eva Payne, Sarah Liefke, junior lightweight Claire Wallace and sophomore lightweight Suzie Sagues.

Those on the National Scholarships Athletes list have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average or higher, are in their second, third or fourth year, and have competed in 75 percent of the team's spring races.

The Academic All-District list Gordon made was voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Candidates held at least a 3.2 GPA, held sophomore status and were a starter or key reserve for their sport. Gordon, one of 10 female student-athletes chosen from Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Manitoba and Ontario, is majoring in psychology and biology. She will appear on the national ballot for Academic All-America Women's At-Large Team, which will be announced Thursday, June 17.


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