Sara Bauer, a junior forward on the Wisconsin women's hockey team, was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association offensive player of the week after scoring six points over the weekend.
Bauer helped the Badgers to a sweep of conference opponent St. Cloud State with her four points Nov. 4 and two points Nov. 5. During those games, Bauer scored two goals, including one on the power-play, and had four assists. Bauer now has a scoring streak of 18 games, which dates back to last season.
Ring, Ede receive academic honors
Jessica Ring, a senior defender on the Wisconsin women's soccer team, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine District 5 Academic All-America first team.
Ring is in her first year of law school at Wisconsin. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and with that, a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
"Jessica has been one of the most consistent players I have coached in all my years at Wisconsin, in terms of her practice, game play, and obviously her excellence in academics," coach Dean Duerst said. "She is a pleasure to coach and to be around. Jess has so much respect from her teammates and is a tremendous role model for all of them. She has made us proud."
Sophomore Christopher Ede, a midfielder/forward on the men's soccer team, was named to the 2005 CoSIDA Academic All-District V team and is eligible for the 2005 CoSIDA Academic All-American team.
In the polls…
The Wisconsin men's hockey team (6-1-1 overall) leapt up five spots, from No. 10 to No. 5, in the USA Today/American Hockey poll. Wisconsin is also No. 5 in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll. The Badgers swept WCHA foe North Dakota last weekend on the road. WCHA foe Colorado College is ranked No. 1 in both polls and visits the Kohl Center this weekend.
The Wisconsin women's hockey team (8-1-0) remained at No. 3 in the USCHO.com poll after the Badgers swept unranked St. Cloud State over the weekend. St. Lawrence is at No. 1 in that poll. WCHA foe Minnesota-Duluth is No. 2 and Minnesota is No. 4.
The Wisconsin volleyball team (18-5) slipped from No. 10 to No. 13 in the USA Today women's volleyball poll and the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll after losing to now No. 14 Purdue Saturday.
Penn State (23-2) is ranked No. 3 in the nation in the USA Today poll.
The Badgers are ranked No. 3 in the Mideast region in the Rich Kern Percentage Index, which seeks to mimic the NCAA tournament selection process. Penn State is the top team in the Mideast region, followed by Purdue. The Badgers are ranked No. 9 overall in the country in the RKPI.