Nicki Morse, a junior golfer at the University of Wisconsin, took first-place in the championship flight at the Wisconsin Women's State Golf Association Stroke Play Championship Tuesday at Washington County Golf Course in Hartford. Morse shot a 4-over-par 76 in Tuesday's final round for a two-day tally of 5-over 221, three shots better than Badger sophomore Katie Elliott's 224.
Former rowers win master's title
Thirty years after winning Wisconsin's first national championship in women's rowing, the 1975 Badger varsity eight captured the 2005 World Masters Games' 50-54 age-group title on Telford Lake (Leduc, Alberta) Friday.
In 1975, UW's boat took first at the 1975 National Collegiate Rowing Championship in Princeton, N.J. Racing on a 1,000-meter course, the Badger contingent won in 3:07.3 to capture the collegiate title in what was the first year of varsity women's rowing at Wisconsin.
Last week, rowing again on a 1,000-meter course, the boat finished second in its heat in 3:47.54, but then won the title with a 3:40.07 in the final.
Both boats included Carie Graves, Jackie Zoch, Peggy McCarthy, Sue Ela, Karen Ela, Mary Connell, Mary Grace Knight, Deb Oetzel and coxswain Beth Traut. Graves, Zoch and McCarthy have competed for a combined six U.S. Olympic teams, while Sue Ela became the long-time head coach of the Wisconsin women's rowing program.
"We were real pleased and had a great time," Sue Ela said. "Now we are planning for the next one in Sydney, Australia in five years."
Chappell on Big Ten Foreign Tour team
University of Wisconsin junior forward Jason Chappell has been named to the Big Ten Foreign Tour team, the conference formally announced Tuesday. The team of 12 league athletes, coached by Illinois' head coach Bruce Weber, is slated to play five games in Spain from Aug. 9-19.
Chappell played in eight games as a true freshman in 2002-03, contributing four points and three rebounds in 11 minutes of playing time. An injury forced him to redshirt in 2003-04. Last season he totaled 48 minutes in 14 games and tallied 14 points and 16 rebounds.