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Posted 3:09 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022

WIAC Hall of Fame 

Three nabbed for conference kudos

Two longtime coaches and a standout student athlete are among UWL’s Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2022 Hall of Fame class. The 27-member Class of ’22 will be inducted in July in Stevens Point. 

UWL inductees:


Pat Healy, coach

Healy coached women's track & field from 1992-2016 and women's cross country from 1991-2001. In track & field, he led the Eagles to 22 team (top four) trophies at NCAA III championships, including sweeping the 2015 national titles. His teams placed in the top 10 in 41 of a possible 50 national championships. He was the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA III National Indoor Coach of the Year four times and Outdoor Coach of the Year twice. Healy led UWL to 16 indoor and 18 outdoor conference championships. He was selected Indoor Coach of the Year 13 times and Outdoor Coach of the Year 11 seasons. His teams earned 463 All-America honors. In cross country, Healy led the harriers to 13 top-10 NCAA III finishes and four conference titles. He was Coach of the Year four times.


Martha Stephens, coach

Stephens coached women's badminton from 1968-79 and tennis from 1968-76. None of her teams ever lost a conference championship. In NAIA tournaments, Stephens' teams tied for second place, fourth and fifth. She also had top 10 teams despite participating with one-half of a team complement. In 1984, she was tournament director for the conference women's basketball championship. In 2012, she was WIAC Women's Badminton All-Time Coach in conjunction with the conference's centennial.

(Franckowiak) Krautscheid

Patti (Franckowiak) Krautscheid, ’99, Track & Field

Krautscheid threw on track & field from 1996-99, winning three national titles – the 20-pound weight throw (’98 and ’99 indoor) and discus throw (’98 outdoor.) She established an NCAA III record with a 56 feet, 6 1/2 inches throw of the 20-pound weight at the ’99 championship. Krautscheid was a 13-time NCAA III All-America (four indoor, nine outdoor) and captured seven conference crowns. In 2012, she was selected to the WIAC Women's Track & Field All-Time Team in the conference's centennial. Krautscheid was the 1998 WIAC Outdoor Field Performer of the Meet after capturing the discus and hammer throw. She also won the discus throw in 1996 and 1997. The 1999 WIAC Indoor Field Performer of the Meet won the shot put and weight throw at the league championships. Krautscheid also won the ’98 weight throw indoor title.

Culture Summit a success

Former coaches and Athletics administrators returned to campus in April for a Culture Summit for current student-athletes. Those returning included, from left, Barry Schockmel, Barbara Gibson, Rich Pein, Bridget Belgiovine, Mark Guthrie, Jane Meyer, Phil Esten and Pat Healy.

2021-22 Team Finishes

Women's Tennis3rd- - -
Soccer2ndNCAA III Quarterfinals 
VolleyballTied 3rd- - -
Women's Cross Country1st11th
Men's Cross Country1st10th
Football2ndNCAA III Second Round
Women's Golf2nd- - -
Men's Swimming & Diving3rd- - - 
Women's Swimming & Diving1st- - -
Men's Basketball3rdNCAA III Second Round
Women's Basketball5th- - -
Gymnastics3rd3rd (NCGA)
Men's Indoor Track & Field2ndTied 17th
Women's Indoor Track & Field1st2nd
Men's Outdoor Track & Field2nd4th
Women's Outdoor Track & Field1st2nd
Softball1st- - -
Men's Tennis3rd(NJAC West)
Lacrosse8-8 record- - -