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Wall of Fame; Building dedicated; Astute athletes and more

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Posted 11:04 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022



Seven former student-athletes, an Athletics administrator and a longtime supporter pose in front the Wall of Fame in October 2022. 

Nine enshrined

Seven former student-athletes, an Athletics administrator and a longtime supporter entered the Wall of Fame in October 2022. 

The honorees inducted, from left:

Tyler Foos (1998-2003) cross country and track & field

  • WIAC All-Time Cross Country Team
  • Three-time NCAA III All-American; third in 2001
  • Won 2001 WIAC Cross Country title

Dan Laurent (2006-10) wrestling

  • Finished 124-27 in his career with 50 wins by fall
  • Three (2008-10) NCAA III championships at 285-pounds
  • Won four WIAC titles

Steve Fleis, ’74, owner of Fleis Insurance Agency in Onalaska, Donald Gordon Merit Award

  • Graduated from Onalaska High School, 1968
  • U.S. Navy, 1970
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration
  • Involved in the insurance business since 1974

Angie Riedel (2003-07) tennis

  • Named to WIAC All-Time Women's Tennis Team
  • Won three WIAC titles at No. 1 singles (2004-06), one of two in league history to capture at least three No. 1 single crowns
  • Won pair of conference championships at No. 1 doubles

Brianne (Stankus) Marcum (2006-09) volleyball

  • Second in school history in kills (1,521) and hitting attempts (4,256)
  • Named to WIAC All-Time Team
  • Two-time AVCA All-American

David Johnson, ’92 (2000-present) Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations

  • Responsible for every aspect of athletic program's media relations strategy
  • Media coordinator at several national championship events at UWL
  • Chair of the WIAC Sports Information Directors Committee

Chelsea (Hoff) Endres (2007-10) Swimming & diving

  • Finalist for the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year
  • 18 career NCAA III All-American honors
  • Named to WIAC All-Time Team; won 9 individual conference titles

Maggie May, accepting for Ashton May (2006-10) Track & field, honored posthumously

  • 10 NCAA III All-America awards
  • 2010 WIAC Outdoor Field Performer of the Meet
  • Earned 10 All-WIAC honors

Not attending—Jenny (Fiedler) Davenport (1996-2000) cross country and track & field

  • WIAC All-Time Cross Country Team
  • Three NCAA III All-American honors; placed eighth in 1999
  • Won 1999 WIAC Cross Country individual title

The Wall pays tribute to former athletes, coaches and staff for exceptional ability and enhancement of school tradition. The Merit Award honors UWL friends who have actively supported intercollegiate athletic programs and activities.

For more information about the recipients and their athletic careers see: uwlax.edu/news/posts/wall-of-fame-inductees

See all past recipients at: https://uwlathletics.com/honors/wall-of-fame



’22 fall team finishes

TeamWIACNationals
Women's Golf2nd---
Women's Tennis4th---
Women's Cross Country1st15th
Men's Cross Country1st8th
Soccer1stNCAA III 3rd Round
VolleyballTied 7th---
FootballTied 1stNCAA III 1st Round



Goal! Support building dedicated

Chancellor Joe Gow cuts the ribbon on the new Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex Soccer/Lacrosse Support Building.

Chancellor Joe Gow cuts the ribbon on the new Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex Soccer/Lacrosse Support Building Sept. 17 during a halftime ceremony of the Eagles' 4-3 soccer win over Wheaton College. On the west side of the field, the building includes a press box, officials room, team meeting rooms, restrooms, equipment storage and a first aid/training room. Soccer started playing on the artificial turf in 2017. Lacrosse played its first home game in 2020, its first year as a varsity sport.


Coulee construction

Sponsorship sign outside Kids Coulee in Myrick Park.

UWL Athletics has joined the City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department and 15 area businesses to upgrade Kids Coulee in Myrick Park. The Building Champions Kids Coulee Project groundbreaking was held at the site in August. The program’s first phase includes playground restoration, with the second and third phases adding amenities. It’s the second Building Champions project among UWL, the city and local builders. The Building Champions Trail in Hixon Forest opened in 2017.


Astute athletes

UWL student-athletes earned the 2021-22 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Award. It’s presented to institutions with a GPA of its student-athletes that is equal to, or greater than, the GPA of the overall student body. UWL student-athletes compiled a 3.299 cumulative GPA, beat the overall student body at 3.260. It’s the 20th time in the last 21 years UWL student-athletes bested the overall student body GPA.

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