Posted 7:04 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2022
Eight to be enshrined during Oct. 22 ceremony
Seven former student-athletes and a current member of the administration staff make up the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Wall of Fame Class for 2022.
The eight honorees to be inducted include former student-athletes Jenny (Fiedler) Davenport (1996-2000); Tyler Foos (1998-2003); Chelsea (Hoff) Endres (2007-10); Dan Laurent (2006-10); Ashton May (2006-10); Angie Riedel (2003-07) and Brianne (Stankus) Marcum (2006-09); and UWL Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations David Johnson (2000-present).
UWL's Wall of Fame pays tribute to former athletes, coaches and staff for their exceptional ability and enhancement of school tradition.
Additionally, Steve Fleis, owner of Fleis Insurance Agency, will receive the Donald Gordon Merit Award. The award honors friends of UWL who have actively supported the development of intercollegiate athletic programs and activities.
The honorees will be recognized during an induction ceremony Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
The nine award winners will also be recognized during halftime of UWL’s football game versus UW-Stevens Point.
Jenny (Fiedler) Davenport (1996-2000)
Fielder was a four-year letter winner for the UWL cross country and track & field teams. Named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) All-Time Cross Country Team, Fiedler earned three National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III All-America honors. She placed eighth at the national meet in 1999; 11th in 1998 and 32nd in 1997.
The winner of the 1999 WIAC individual cross country title, Fiedler was a three-time All-WIAC First Team choice. Along with the league title in 1999, she placed ninth in 1997 and fifth in 1998. She was a three-time WIAC Cross Country Athlete of the Week selection.
UWL finished in the top 11 at four NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, with Fiedler placing fifth in 1999, ninth in 1996, 10th in 1998 and 11th in 1997.
Fiedler was a two-time NCAA Division III Outdoor All-America in track & field for UWL, placing third in the 3,000-meter run and seventh in the 5,000-meter run at the 1999 national championships. She captured the 5,000-meter title at the 1999 WIAC Outdoor Championships.
She was a member of five WIAC title squads, including three outdoor (1998-2000) and two indoor (1997, 2000). The Eagles finished in the top eight at the NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor Championships all four years, including second in 1999, fifth in 1998 and 2000, and tied for eighth in 1997 during the indoor season. At the outdoor national championships, UWL placed second in 1997, fourth in 1998 and 1999, and eighth in 2000.
A two-time (1999, 2000) College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American® First Team choice, Fiedler was named the 1999 WIAC Judy Kruckman Cross Country Scholar-Athlete.
A native of Buffalo, Minnesota, Fiedler earned her bachelor's degree in biology with an environmental emphasis and concentrations in computer science, geospatial analysis and statistics from UWL in 2000. She earned her master's degree in 2004 from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a wildlife science major and statistics minor. Fiedler lives in Boone, North Carolina with her husband, Jon, and three daughters. She works as a wildlife biologist.
Tyler Foos (1998-2003)
Foos was also a four-year letter winner for the Eagles' cross country and track & field squads. Selected to the WIAC All-Time Cross Country Team, Foos was a three-time NCAA Division III All-America at UWL. He placed third at the national cross country championships in 2001, 14th in 2000 and 22nd in 1999. He earned three All-WIAC First Team accolades, winning the league title in 2001 after finishing fifth in 2000 and seventh in 1999. Foos was a two-time WIAC Athlete of the Week in cross country.
He was a member of UWL's national championship squad in 2001 as the Eagles captured the title in Rock Island, Illinois, with 80.0 team points. UWL placed in the top seven at three other NCAA III Championships while Foos was a member, finishing third in 1999, sixth in 1998 and seventh in 2000. The Eagles won three (1998-99, 2001) WIAC titles with Foos.
Earning a pair of NCAA III All-America honors in indoor track & field at UWL, Foos finished third in the 5,000-meter run in 2001 and fifth in 2002. He captured the 2000 WIAC indoor title in the 3,000-meter run.
Foos was a member of six NCAA Division III Championship teams in track & field, sweeping the indoor and outdoor titles in 2001, 2002 and 2003. The Eagles placed third at the 2000 indoor championships and fourth outdoors. Foos was on seven WIAC titles squads, including four outdoor (2000-03) and three indoor (2000, 2002, 2003).
He earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from UWL in 2003. A native of Durand, Wisconsin, Foos resides in Monona, Wisconsin with his wife, Stacia, and two children, Jupe and Cosner. He is an international account manager at Saris Equipment LLC.
Chelsea (Hoff) Endres (2007-10)
Hoff earned three letters as a member of UWL's swimming & diving team. Named a finalist for the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year, Hoff finished with 18 career NCAA Division III All-America honors, including six in 2010. She garnered seven career individual All-America awards, finishing second in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 50 and 100 freestyle in 2010. Hoff was second in the 100 backstroke and ninth in the 50 freestyle at the 2008 NCAA III Championships and placed fifth in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 100 backstroke in 2009. She also earned 11 All-America honors in relay events.
Hoff holds individual school records in the 50 (23.10) and 100 (50.98) freestyle and 100 backstroke (55.56). She is a member of four school-record relays, including 200 (1:33.47) and 400 (3:26.80) freestyle and 200 (1:43.43) and 400 (3:48.97) medley.
Selected to the WIAC All-Time Team, Hoff won nine individual and 11 relays titles at the league championships. She won three crowns in the 50 freestyle (2008-10), the only three-time winner in WIAC history. Hoff became the first swimmer in conference history to win three titles in the 100 backstroke (2008-10). She captured two titles in the 200 backstroke (2009-10) and one championship in the 100 freestyle (2008).
Hoff was named the WIAC Swimmer of the Meet at three league championships (2007-08; 2008-09; 2009-10), setting conference records in the 50 freestyle (23.10 in 2009) and 100 backstroke (55.56 in 2010). She was also a member of the conference record 200 freestyle relay (1:33.47 in 2009), 400 freestyle relay (3:26.80 in 2009) and 200 medley relay (1:43.43 in 2009). Hoff was named the WIAC Swimmer of the Week five times in her career.
Voted the 2009-10 WIAC Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete in women's swimming & diving, Hoff was a two-time (2008-09, 2009-10) CoSIDA Academic All-America® First Team selection. She was named the 2009-10 CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year for College Division Women's At-Large Team and a recipient of the NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship. Hoff was a 10-time member of UWL's dean's list and named to the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll three years.
UWL finished in the top 13 at three NCAA Division III Championships with Hoff, including seventh in 2000, eighth in 2009 and 13th in 2008. The Eagles won a pair (2008, 2009) of WIAC Championships while placing second once (2010).
A native of Middleton, Wisconsin, Hoff earned her bachelor's degree (2010) in exercise sport science and doctorate of physical therapy (2013) from UWL. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, Casey, and daughter, Skylar. Hoff is a physical therapist at UnityPoint Health Meriter Hospital.
Dan Laurent (2006-10)
A four-year wrestling letter winner, Laurent finished 124-27 in his career at UWL with 50 wins by fall. His 124 victories rank seventh in school history. Laurent won three (2008-10) NCAA Division III Championships at 285 pounds, one of two wrestlers in national history to win three titles in the heavyweight division. Fellow UWL Wall of Fame member Ryan Allen (2004-06) also captured three national crowns. Laurent went 12-2 in four national championship appearances.
Laurent won four (2007-10) WIAC Championships and was named to the WIAC All-Time Team. Selected the 2010 WIAC Wrestler of the Year, Laurent is one of four wrestlers in league history to win four titles at 285 pounds. He was named to the 2020 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III Hall of Fame Class.
A two-year team captain at UWL, Laurent was voted one of eight winners of the 2011 NCAA Today's Top VIII Award. The Today's Top VIII Award recognizes student-athletes for their success on the fields and courts, in the classroom and in the community. Named the 2008 UWL Biochemistry Student of the Year, Laurent was voted to the 2009 and 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-America® First Team and selected the 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year for the College Division Men's At-Large Team. He received the Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship from 2005-09 while being a four-time selection to the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll. Laurent was named the 2010 WIAC Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete for wrestling.
UWL won four (2007-10) WIAC Championships during Laurent's tenure with the team while recording top-three finishes at four NCAA Division III Championships. The Eagles were second at the national meet in 2008 and 2010 and placed third in 2007 and 2009.
A native of Mishicot, Wisconsin, Laurent earned his bachelor's degree from UWL in 2010 with a dual major in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree. A veterinarian in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Laurent and his wife, Jillian, have three children, son Leo and daughters Luna and Lake.
Ashton May (2006-10)
A four-year track & field letter winner at UWL, May earned 10 NCAA Division III All-America awards. She earned three career indoor accolades, including placing second in the long jump and third in the triple jump in 2010 and sixth in the long jump in 2009. May was a seven-time outdoor All-America, recording three at the 2010 NCAA III Championships, with second-place finishes in the long and triple jump as well as being a member of the Eagles' third-place 4x100-meter relay.
She was fourth in the long jump at the 2009 national meet and a member of the fifth-place 4x100-meter relay. May earned two other career All-America honors in the 4x400-meter relay at UWL, with the Eagles finishing fifth in 2007 and sixth in 2008. A native of Adams, Minnesota, she also holds the indoor school record in the long jump (19-5 1/2).
May was a four-time member of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Track & Field Team and was named the WIAC Judy Kruckman Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete in 2010. She earned WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll recognition from 2006-10.
She earned 10 All-WIAC track & field honors, including seven first-team honors. May was named the Field Performer of the Meet at the 2010 WIAC Outdoor Championships after winning the long and triple jump as well as being a member of the first-place 4x100-meter relay. She was also a member of the outdoor conference champion 4x100-meter relay in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and captured the WIAC indoor long jump crown in 2010.
UWL won eight WIAC Championships, sweeping the indoor and outdoor titles from 2007-10. The Eagles recorded four top-six finishes at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships, placing second in 2009, fourth in 2007 and 2008 and sixth in 2010. UWL finished third at the 2009 NCAA III Outdoor Championships and seventh in 2010.
May earned her degree from UWL in 2010 in elementary education and taught math and social studies at Holmen (Wis.) Middle School. She was an assistant women's track & field coach at UWL for two seasons. May passed away September 17, 2012 after a traffic accident north of Adams, Minnesota. In her honor, UWL has hosted the Ashton May Invitational at Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex since 2013.
Angie Riedel (2003-07)
Named to the WIAC All-Time Women's Tennis Team, Riedel was a four-year letter winner for the Eagles. She went 94-18 (.839) in singles and 86-25 (.775) in doubles at UWL, finishing 180-43 (.807) overall. Riedel won three WIAC titles at No. 1 singles (2004-06), one of two players in league history to capture at least three crowns at No. 1 singles. She finished second at No. 1 singles at the 2003 WIAC Championships.
Riedel won a pair of conference championships at No. 1 doubles, including with Erica Schmelzer in 2005 and Julie Tellefsen in 2006. Riedel and Schmelzer finished second at No. 1 doubles at the 2003 and 2004 WIAC Championships. Riedel was named the WIAC Singles Player of the Week six times in her career while being a four-time WIAC Doubles Team of the Week selection.
She was a member of three (2003, 2005-06) conference championship teams at UWL. The 2007 squad earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Championships, its second (2001) appearance in school history. The Eagles advanced to the second round of the national championships in 2007.
A two-time team captain, Riedel was ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region in singles and doubles. She also earned UWL's Team MVP Award. Selected the 2006 WIAC Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete, Riedel was a four-year member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll. She was also a member of UWL's dean's list.
Riedel graduated from UWL in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in German studies and communications with an emphasis on public relations and organizational communication. She earned her master's degree in cultural studies at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, in 2013. Riedel lives in her hometown of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and works as a manufacturers' representative.
Brianne (Stankus) Marcum (2006-09)
Stankus earned four letters for the UWL volleyball team and currently ranks second in school history in kills (1,521) and hitting attempts (4,256). She is eighth in career aces (158) and 10th in digs (1,449). Stankus is one of five players in school history to record at least 1,000 career kills and digs, joining Sara Coffey (1994-97), Elissa Hansen (2000-03), Angela Muenkel (1997-99) and Sara Tappa (1996-96).
Voted to the WIAC All-Time Team, Stankus was a three-time (2007-09) all-conference first team selection and honorable mention (2006) choice once. She earned a pair of American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America honors, earning honorable mention accolades in 2006 and first team honors in 2008. Stankus was named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region Team twice (2007, 2008) in her career.
She set a school record for single-match hitting percentage on September 21, 2007, finishing with 14 kills in 15 attempts and no hitting errors against Viterbo University (Wis.).
Named the 2009 WIAC Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete, Stankus was a two-time WIAC Player of the Week choice in her career. She was a member of two squads (2007, 2008) advancing to the NCAA Division III Championships.
A native of Burlington, Wisconsin, Stankus earned her bachelor's degree in exercise sport science: physical education from UWL in 2010 and master's degree in administrative leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2020. She resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband, Matt, and daughter, Winnie. Stankus is a physical education teacher at Clement Avenue School in Milwaukee Public Schools.
David Johnson (2000-present)
Johnson is in his 23rd year at UWL, including his eighth as assistant athletic director for media relations. Previously, he served as sports information director for 13 years.
In his role, Johnson is responsible for every aspect of the athletic program's media relations strategy. He handles all media requests and hosts media members at UWL's home events. Johnson produces all of the athletic program's publications, including game programs. He maintains team statistics and records and is responsible for forwarding relevant information to the NCAA and WIAC, and other governing organizations.
Johnson has served as media coordinator at several national championship events while at UWL, including the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships (2013, 2018), NCAA III Wrestling Championships (2011, 2012, 2017), NCAA III Baseball Midwest Regional (2015, 2016) and National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships (2005, 2015). He has also served as the media host for numerous games in the NCAA III football playoffs, matches for the NCAA III soccer and volleyball tournament, and for several WIAC Championship events. He manages the athletic program's website (uwlathletics.com) and social media accounts.
Johnson serves as chairman of the WIAC Sports Information Directors Committee and is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Board.
Prior to coming back to UWL, Johnson served as the sports information director at Millikin University (Ill.) for four years. He has also worked in the sports information offices at Minnesota State University, Mankato; The College of William & Mary (Va.) and Northern Iowa University.
A native of La Crosse, Johnson earned his bachelor's degree in mass communications from UWL in 1992. He graduated from La Crosse Central High School in 1988. Johnson and his wife, Tina, have four children, Meghan, Hannah, Michael and Henry.