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Swimmer honored at WIAC Championships

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2017

The Warhawk men and women’s swimming and diving teams both placed third at the WIAC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer Feb. 18 to wrap up their 2016-17 seasons. The Warhawk men finished with 656 points, while the women tallied 731. UW-Stevens Point claimed...

‘Hawks swim to top on senior night

From left, freshman Cameron Gidlow, freshman Luke Piccione, and senior 
McKenzie Asplund all cheer on their fellow teammates during both team’s victories on Feb. 4. Photo by Kimberly Wethal

john miller, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

With the WIAC Championships just around the corner, both the UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up wins Feb. 4 vs. UW-La Crosse inside the Williams Center. The Warhawk men won comfortably 190-109 to move to an overall record of 5-2, with a 2-2 conference record. The W...

Warhawks eye trophy

Warhawks eye trophy

February 15, 2016

By Emily Leclair Feb. 10, 2016 The UW-Whitewater men and women’s swim and dive teams completed its final conference meet of the regular season on Feb. 6 against UW-La Crosse. The men’s team defeated UW-LC, 122-121, but the women’s team lost, 126-115. “Even though we didn’t come up on top, w...

Swimming squad looks ahead to second half

December 10, 2015

By Emily Leclair Dec. 9, 2015 The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s swim and dive team finished fourth and third of six teams, respectively, at the Wheaton College Invitational on Dec. 4 and 5. The ’Hawks will not compete again until Jan. 23 in a triangular meet against Lake Forest College...

Swimming in the deep water

Swimming in the deep water

November 11, 2015

By Emily Leclair Nov. 11, 2015 The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s swim and dive team finished third out of three teams after two days of competition at the Phoenix 1-2-3 against UW-Green Bay and St. Cloud Univeristy (Minnesota) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The meet included a team from each athletic division. St...

New bench adorns University Center

The life-size sculpture of Willie the Warhawk leans on the back of an attached bench outside of Beans 
coffee shop. The bench cost about $40,000. Funding came from multiple sources, including gift funding.

November 20, 2013

Nov. 20, 2013 By Jacqueline Schaefer The most recent art installation on campus is one that exemplifies school spirit, former athletic director Paul Plinske said. And what better to symbolize UW-Whitewater pride than the bird himself: Willie the Warhawk. A life-size bronze statue of Willie the Warhawk leaning on a benc...

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