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Volk’s coaching career more than just milestones

Volk’s coaching career more than just milestones

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

April 15, 2018

With over 600 career wins, six WIAC conference championships, seven WIAC Tournament championships and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, Brenda Volk has amounted a lengthy list of accolades during her time as the UW-Whitewater head softball coach. However, accolades are not what have defined Volk’s tenu...

O’Donnell springs her way to eleventh

O’Donnell springs her way to eleventh

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

April 8, 2018

UW-Whitewater gymnastics junior Lisa O’Donnell placed 11th in the all-around competition with a score of 38.750 April 7 at the NCAA Minneapolis Regional at the University of Minnesota's Maturi Pavilion. O’Donnell, who was one of four D-III gymnasts to compete in front of a crowd of 4,700 against...

Gymnastics puts on historic title performance

Sophomore Acacia Fossum earned her first ever All-America honor with her performance on the floor exercise during the NCGA Individual Event Finals March 24. Fossum scored a 9.850, tied for third at the meet, and tied for the second highest score in program history.

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2018

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team saved its best for last. The Warhawks captured their second straight national championship March 23 at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championship in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Warhawks score of 193.700 was 1.15 points above runner up UW-La Crosse, and 0.6...

Softball scores even record off the bat

Sophomore pitcher Bella Matthias appeared in four games over this year’s spring break, with a 4.71 ERA during the Warhawks’ trip. As a freshman, she posted a 1.31 ERA and an 18-4 record, with more than 138 innings pitched.

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2018

The No.18 UW-Whitewater women’s softball team started off their 2018 season in the team’s National Training Center spring break trip March 22-29 in Clermont, Florida. The Warhawks, who amassed a 7-7 record during the trip, kicked off the season with back-to-back losses to a pair of Massachuset...

Trio of Warhawk swimmers compete at championships

Trio of Warhawk swimmers compete at championships

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2018

Three UW-Whitewater women swimmers competed at the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana University Natatorium.   Freshman Jessica Lenhart, junior Erin Hawker and senior Michaela Matthys all competed in three e...

Baseball ready to hit off new season


Senior outfielder Brett Krause hit for .382 last season to go along with two home runs, 31 RBIs, 12 stolen bases and a .988 fielding percentage.

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2018

After posting a 36-9 record and a sweep of the WIAC tournaments last season, the UW-Whitewater baseball team looks to build upon that success in their 2018 campaign. On the mound, the Warhawks will be led by their two All-Americans, seniors Austin Jones and Heath Renz. Last season, Jones posted an 8-3...

Soccer coach proudly reps Northern Ireland

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Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2018

UW-Whitewater men’s head soccer coach Tony Guinn has lived most of his life in the United States, but it is not the country he calls home. Guinn was born in Northern Ireland, but because of The Troubles, a guerrilla war between the Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland, his family moved to...

Three’s company for All-WIAC

The senior trio of Brooke Trewyn, Malia Smith and Andrea Meinert (left-to-right) were all named first-team All-WIAC for the women’s basketball team.

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2018

Three players from both the UW-Whitewater women’s and men’s basketball teams were named to All-WIAC teams, which was announced Feb. 27. Women senior guards Brooke Trewyn and Malia Smith, along with senior forward Andrea Meinert, were selected to the All-WIAC first team. For the men, junior guard An...

’Hawks tournament run ends sour, not sweet

Junior forward Olivia Freckmann embraces a teammate after the women’s basketball team was defeated by Gustavus Adolphus in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Freckmann finished the game with 12 points and five rebounds.

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2018

Despite the many accomplishments in the women’s basketball 2017-2018 season, the tournament ended more bitter than sweet for the team. The No.11 Warhawks (25-4) were defeated 74-60 by Gustavus Adolphus (24-6) in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, falling short of the Sweet 16, on...

Women complete historic WIAC run

Teammates senior guards Brooke Trewyn, Malia Smith and senior forward Andrea Meinert embrace after pulling out a win over the UW-Oshkosh Titans on Feb. 24 to clinch the WIAC championship title for the first time in program history. When the three started their UW-W basketball in the 2014-15 season, the team had a record of 13-13. The win propels them to the NCAA D-III tournament. The team’s seeding was not released by press time.

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team is making habit out of cutting nets down in the WIAC. The No.12 Warhawks (24-3) outlasted No.23 UW-Oshkosh (21-6) 68-65 in the WIAC Tournament Championship final Feb.24 at Kachel Gymnasium. It is the second time in as many years the Warhawks defeated the T...

UWW Gymnastics Feb.16

UWW Gymnastics Feb.16

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2018

With the regular season nearing its end, the UW-Whitewater women’s gymnastics team defeated UW-Oshkosh 187.875-185.375 Feb.16 at Kolf Sports Center in Oshkosh. The Warhawks’ (7-4, 6-0) overall score was their third lowest of the season, but considering the circumstances head coach Jennifer Rega...

UW-W ride eight straight wins into WIAC tourney

UW-W ride eight straight wins into WIAC tourney

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2018

The No.14 UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team extended its win streak to eight games with a 61-50 victory over UW- La Crosse Feb.17 at Mitchell Hall in La Crosse. The Warhawks (22-3) used a stingy second half defensive effort to pull away from the Eagles. The team allowed 20 second-half points, w...

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