Jeff Donovan earned WIAC player of the year honors while leading the football team to its fifth straight conference title and its second national championship in three years. Now, less than five months later, Donovan is at the helm of the baseball team’s WIAC championship and its own run to a national championship. For his efforts in both sports, the former Wauwatosa East High School star has been named the 2009-10 Royal Purple Male Athlete of the Year.
Justine Weyer’s place in the UW-Whitewater gymnastics record books is very secure. To cap off her storied career, Weyer captured her second vault national title March 27 in Springfield, Mass. As a result of her banner season, she has been selected as the 2009-10 Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year.