Leah Gordon, Yael Peled and Mike Triebwasser, all Badger athletes who recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin, were named Frank J. Remington Scholars for the 2004-05 school year for earning the top grade-point averages in their class. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship, provided that they enter a post-graduate program within one year of graduating.
Gordon, a senior on the openweight rowing team in 2004-05, earned a perfect 4.0 GPA after graduating with a bachelor of science degree in biology and psychology. She will attend medical school at Wisconsin this fall.
Peled, who also had a perfect 4.0 GPA, recently completed her eligibility with the track and field team. A UW graduate with a bachelor of science degree in computer science, Peled will work for Microsoft as a software engineer.
Triebwasser was named a Remington Scholar for earning a GPA of 3.90. A former UW rower, Triebwasser graduated with a degree in molecular biology and will head to Oxford University in England and work toward a master's degree in bioinformatics. Triebwasser will return to the United States in September of 2006 and attend Washington University in St. Louis. He has received full funding from the National Institute of Health to work in Washington's M.D.-PhD program.
The Remington Scholars program was established in 1997 by the Athletic Board in honor of the late Wisconsin professor Frank J. Remington, who was a Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA, Big Ten Conference and Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The award typically goes to one male and one female athlete; this is the first year there have been three recipients.
Hirsch to enter Marine Corps Hall of Fame
Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, a late Wisconsin football star and athletic director, was recently chosen to be inducted into the United States Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be July 29 in Quantico, Va.
Hirsch, who died Jan. 27, 2004, was stationed at Camp Pendleton before playing professional football for the Los Angeles Rams. Hirsch was also stationed at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, where he played football.
Hirsch played at Wisconsin in 1942, where he rushed for 786 yards and led Wisconsin to an 8-1-1 finish. Hirsch was the athletic director at Wisconsin from 1969-1987.
Badgers finish 19th in Director's Cup
Stanford University won its 11th straight Directors' Cup while the University of Wisconsin placed 19th in the final standings, released June 29, with 686.75 points. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, United States Ports Academy and USA Today present the award to the best college athletics program in the United States. Stanford earned 1,238.75 points — thanks to national championships in its women's volleyball and women's tennis programs and second-place finishes in men's water polo and men's swimming. Texas finished second with 1,074 points after winning the College World Series in baseball. UCLA (1,067), Michigan (1,064.25) and Duke (1,021.25) rounded out the top five.