Judy Sweet, a former University of Wisconsin badminton player and former NCAA president, has been named to the NCAA's 100 Most Influential Student-Athletes. She ranked as the 65th most influential student-athlete on a list that included Jackie Robinson (1), Jesse Owens (3), John Wooden (5), Madeline Albright (7) and Kofi Annan (16).
Sweet, who played badminton at Wisconsin in the late 1960s, before the legislation of Title IX, is currently the vice president of championships at the NCAA and is the only female to serve as NCAA president. She was also athletics director at the University of California-San Diego from 1975-1999 and served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) and the Board of Trustees for the United States Sports Academy. She was named the Division III Athletics Director of the Year in 1998-99; in 1998 the school won the Sears Directors Cup for Division III.
Sweet graduated with honors from Wisconsin in 1969 and received master's degrees in education and business administration from the University of Arizona and National University, respectively.
The recognition of these former student-athletes is part of the NCAA Centennial's yearlong celebration of the student athlete.
Men's tennis: Badgers sweep Florida Atlantic
The Wisconsin men's tennis team earned its fifth consecutive shutout of the season, defeating Florida Atlantic 7-0 Tuesday in Boca Raton, Fla.
No. 74 Wisconsin (8-4) took the doubles point, winning all three of its doubles matches, after the Owls submitted a default in the third spot. The Badgers won by default in the sixth singles spot as well.
Sophomore Nolan Polley and Owl Kevin Obletz took their match to three sets, where Polley came out ahead 6-4, 6-7 (1), 1-0 (11) at the No. 2 spot.
The Badgers will finish their spring break trip Friday against South Florida.