Quick Facts

Name: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, also UW-Eau Claire
(one of 13 institutions in the University of Wisconsin System which is one of the largest public university systems in the country)

Founded: 1916

Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin (pop. 65,883 - 2010 census)
(Largest city in west central Wisconsin, 90 miles east of the Twin Cities and 180 miles northwest of the state capital of Madison)

2013-14 Enrollment: 10,902

Nickname: Blugolds (one word, no "e", no hyphen, no capital "G")

School Colors: Navy & Gold

Chancellor: Dr. James C. Schmidt

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs: Beth Hellwig

Athletics Director: Dan Schumacher (schumadj@uwec.edu)

Senior Woman Administrator: Leslie Huntington (huntinla@uwec.edu)

Business Manager: Robin Baker (bakerrk@uwec.edu)

Sports Information Director: Kevin Meinholz (meinhoka@uwec.edu)

Head Athletic Trainer: Garry Grant (grantga@uwec.edu)

Faculty Athletics Rep: Bernard "Duffy" Duyfhuizen (Men); Jill Prushiek (Women)

Athletics Program Assistant: Nancy Hendricks (hendrinj@uwec.edu)

Athletics Phone: (715) 836-3062

Athletics/Sports Information FAX: (715) 836-4074

Sports Information E-Mail: sportsinfo@uwec.edu

Ticket Office: (715) 836-3727 or 1-800 949-UWEC (8932)

National Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)

Conference Members: UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, UW-Superior, UW-Whitewater

 

UW-Eau Claire Varsity Sports:

Men (9) - Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling

Women (11) - Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Athletic Building: McPhee Physical Education Center/Ade Olson Addition

Basketball Facility: W.L. Zorn Arena (capacity 2,450)

Football Facility: Carson Park (artificial turf, capacity 6,500)

Hockey Facility: Hobbs Ice Center (capacity 1,500)

Track: Indoor (6 lane, 200 meter) - Ade Olson Addition; Outdoor - Simpson Field (9 lane, 400 meter)

Tennis: Indoor - Ade Olson Addition; Outdoor - McPhee Courts

Softball: Gelein Field in Carson Park

Golf: Men - Eau Claire Country Club; Women - Mill Run Golf Course

Swimming, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Volleyball: McPhee Physical Education Center

Soccer: Bollinger Fields

Cross Country: Whitetail Golf Course, Colfax

 

2014-15 Coaches

Men:

Basketball - Matt Siverling (3rd year)

Cross Country - Dan Schwamberger (8th year)

Football - Todd Glaser (9th year)

Golf - Mike Greer (4th year)

Hockey - Matt Loen (8th Year)

Swimming & Diving - Annie Ryder (1st year)

Tennis - Tom Gillman (14th year)

Track & Field - Chip Schneider (13th year)

Wrestling - Steve Wozniak (2nd year)

 

Women:

Basketball - Tonja Englund (15th year)

Cross Country - Dan Schwamberger (8th year)

Golf - Mike Greer (1st year)

Gymnastics - Jean DeLisle (12th year)

Hockey - Mike Collins (15th year)

Soccer - Sean Yengo (18th year)

Softball - Leslie Huntington (14th year)

Swimming & Diving - Annie Ryder (1st year)

Tennis - Tom Gillman (8th year)

Track & Field - Chip Schneider (9th year)

Volleyball - Kim Wudi (8th year)

 

Major UWEC Accomplishments in Athletics

Historically

First place in the women's conference All Sports competition 12 times in the last 21 years

Nine national team titles

72 individual national championships won by 49 different individuals - 16 individuals have won multiple national championships

Nine relay national championships

Other national titles include one All Sports championship and two Jostens Award championships

151 conference titles

54 Academic All-American awards (43 different individuals)

Conference champion in men's swimming 25 of past 43 years

Conference champion in women's swimming 19 of past 35 years

Conference champion in women's tennis 10 of the last 21 seasons

Conference champion in softball or tournament champion nine of the last 18 seasons

Conference champion in women's golf nine of the last 16 seasons

Conference champion in women's soccer three of the last nine seasons

Conference champion in women's volleyball four of the last eight seasons

Conference champion in women's cross country six of the last seven seasons

 

National Team Championships

NCAA Men's Ice Hockey - 2013

NCAA Women's Cross Country - 2009

NCAA Softball - 2008

NCAA Men's Golf - 2001

NAIA Women's Swimming - 1983, 1987, 1988

NAIA Women's Cross Country - 1984

NAIA Men's Ice Hockey - 1984

NAIA Women's National All Sports Championship - 1983

 

Conference Championships

Men's All Sports (4) - 1979, 1987, 1990, 1993

Women's All Sports (12) - 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Women's Cross Country (8) - 1984, 1985, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Men's Cross Country (1) - 1980

Football (9) - 1922, 1948, 1956, 1963, 1964, 1981, 1983, 1998, 2001

Volleyball (5) - 1987, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011

Women's Basketball (10) - 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012

Men's Basketball (18) - 1938, 1939, 1955, 1956, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1991

Women's Swimming (19) - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999

Men's Swimming (25) - 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999

Baseball (2) - 1957, 1959 (discontinued as UWEC sport in 1995)

Softball (9) - 1991, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013

Women's Tennis (12) - 1980, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Men's Tennis (11) - 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995 (discontinued as conference championship sport in 1996)

Men's Golf (8) - 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1992 (discontinued as conference championship sport in 1993)

Women's Golf (9) - 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Women's Soccer (3) - 2005, 2006, 2007

Men's Ice Hockey (2) - 2013, 2014

2013-14 Season Highlights

  • 22nd place out of more than 430 NCAA Division III schools in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup in 2013-14
  • 3.136 GPA achieved by 537 Blugold student-athletes in 2013-14
  • 342 Blugold student-athletes were named to the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll for earning a 3.0 or better with at least 24 credits

BLUGOLD STUDENT-ATHLETES IN 2013-14

  • 25 different Blugolds earned a total of 28 various All-American honors
  • Nine different Blugolds earned a total of 14 individual WIAC titles
  • Four relay teams won WIAC titles
  • Thurgood Dennis won indoor 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash national titles
  • Carly Fehler won outdoor 100-meter dash national title
  • Thurgood Dennis (track & field) named NCAA Division III U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Indoor Track National Athlete of the Year. Also selected WIAC Indoor Track Performer of the Meet for the third straight year and Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Division III Indoor Championship
  • Brandon Zarnoth named WIAC Indoor Field Performer of the Meet
  • Alex Card (men’s swimming) named WIAC Swimmer of the Meet for the second year in a row
  • Sara Axness (women’s swimming) named WIAC Diver of the Meet
  • WIAC Players of the Year: Kate Engler (women’s golf), Katie Gillman (women’s tennis)
  • WIAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Nikki Kothenbeutel (women’s hockey)
  • Danielle Schulzetenberg (women’s gymnastics) was UW-Eau Claire’s nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

BLUGOLD COACHES & STAFF IN 2013-14

  • Dan Schumacher named new Director of Athletics on May 23, replacing Scott Kilgallon, who retired after 10 years leading Blugolds Athletics
  • Annie Ryder named men’s and women’s swimming & diving head coach, replacing Art Brandt, who retired after six years as head coach
  • Steve Wozniak named wrestling head coach
  • Mike Greer named women’s golf head coach, replacing Meghan Sobotta, who served as head coach for four years
  • Former UW-Eau Claire head wrestling coach and assistant football coach Don Parker was inducted into two halls of fame this year: the Blugold Hall of Fame on Sept. 28 and the National Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame on March 13.
  • Marilyn Skrivseth, who spent 22 years with the Blugold athletics program as a coach and administrator, arriving in 1979 as the women’s head tennis coach and assistant women’s track and field coach, also was inducted in the Blugold Hall of Fame.
  • Former women’s golf head coach John Means, who coached the team from 2006-11, was inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America’s Hall of Fame on Dec. 9 in Las Vegas.
  • Chip Schneider, current head track & field and assistant cross country coach, was inducted into the UW-Platteville Athletics Hall of Fame on Dec. 7. He competed for the Pioneers from 1992-95 and still holds five Pioneer track and field records.

BLUGOLD TEAMS/NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS AND FINISHES IN 2013-14

  • Men’s hockey won second straight WIAC title
  • Women’s golf team won WIAC title, fourth title in the last five years
  • Men’s indoor track & field took second at NCAA Championship
  • Men’s cross country finished ninth at nationals, its highest NCAA finish ever
  • Men’s outdoor track & field tied for ninth at NCAA Championship
  • Women’s golf tied for 13th place at nationals
  • Women’s outdoor track & field team tied for 13th at NCAA Championship, indoor team tied for 23rd
  • Men's swimming & diving was 27th at nationals
  • Women's swimming & diving tied for 28th at nationals
  • Two wrestlers combined to give the Blugolds a tie for 51st place at NCAA Championship

Page Last Updated: August 1, 2014

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S M T W T F S
9/3/14 4:00 PM
Women's Soccer
UW-Eau Claire
at Bethel Univ. (Minn.)
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9/5/14 2:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
vs. Bethany Lutheran
@ Minneapolis, MN
Augsburg Invitational
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9/5/14 4:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
vs. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.)
@ Minneapolis, MN
Augsburg Invitational
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9/5/14 7:00 PM
Women's Tennis
UW-Eau Claire
vs. Elmhurst (Ill.)
@ Green Bay
9/6/14 10:45 AM
Men's Cross Country
Alumni/Open
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9/6/14 10:00 AM
Women's Cross Country
Alumni/Open
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9/6/14 1:00 PM
Men's Golf
at Augsburg Invitational
Ham Lake, MN - Majestic Oaks Golf Club
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9/6/14
Women's Golf
at Wartburg Invitational
Waverly, IA - Centennial Oaks Golf Club
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9/6/14 11:00 AM
Women's Tennis
UW-Eau Claire
at St. Norbert
9/6/14 1:10 PM
Football
UW-Eau Claire
at St. Thomas (Minn.)
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8/31/14 Final
Women's Golf
8th of 15
Georgianni Memorial Invite
Eau Claire - Mill Run Golf Course
Results | Recap | Video | Photos
8/30/14 Final
Women's Volleyball
3
UW-Eau Claire
0
vs. Augsburg (Minn.)
@ St. Joseph, MN
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
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8/30/14 Final
Women's Volleyball
1
UW-Eau Claire
3
vs. Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.)
@ St. Benedict
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
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8/30/14 Final-Day 1
Women's Golf
5th of 14
Georgianni Memorial Invite
Eau Claire - Wild Ridge Golf Course
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8/29/14 Final
Women's Volleyball
0
UW-Eau Claire
3
at Saint Benedict (Minn.)
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
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8/29/14 Final
Women's Soccer
0
UW-Eau Claire
1
at Hamline University (Minn.)
Box Score | Recap
8/29/14 Final
Women's Tennis
2
UW-Eau Claire
7
at UW-Whitewater
Box Score | Recap
8/29/14 Final
Women's Volleyball
3
Univ. of Northwestern-St. Paul
0
vs. UW-Eau Claire
@ St. Joseph, MN
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
Preview | Box Score | Recap
Blugolds Facts

The Blugold Athletics program has won nine national titles