July 3, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- Men's rower James Oldeschulte and women's rower Sara Watermolen were named Wisconsin's 2011-12 Remington Scholars. The award is given to the male and female student-athletes who completed their eligibility with the highest cumulative grade point averages.
Oldeschulte was a 2012 Academic All-Big Ten selection and made the Dean's list three times. A genetics major from Williams, Bay, Wis., He raced in the third varsity eight and varsity four this season. Oldeschulte finished his collegiate rowing career with a ninth-place finish in the varsity four at the 2012 IRA National Championships.
Watermolen, a 2010 and 2012 Academic All-Big Ten selection was a three-time Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar-Athlete. She spent most of the 2012 season racing in the second varsity eight and fours, where she finished third at the Big Ten championships in the second varsity four event. A Sturgeon Bay, Wis. native, Watermolen majored in Nursing and was on the Dean's list every semester at Wisconsin.
The Remington Scholars program was established in 1997 by the Athletic Board in honor of the late Wisconsin professor Frank J. Remington, who was a faculty athletics representative to the NCAA, Big Ten Conference and Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Each recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship, providing they enter a post-graduate program within one year of graduation.