2013 Remington Scholars named


Rissman, Beers

July 22, 2013

All-Time Remington Scholars

MADISON, Wis. -- Remington Scholarships are presented annually to the male and female student-athletes who completed their eligibility at the University of Wisconsin with the highest cumulative grade-point averages and will graduate this season.

Named in honor of former UW professor Frank Remington, who was a faculty athletics representative to the NCAA, Big Ten and WCHA, recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship providing they enter a post-graduate program within one year of graduation.

Men's rower Cody Rissman and women's runner Megan Beers were named Wisconsin's 2012-13 Remington Scholars.

Rissman, a senior from Dekalb, Ill., graduated in December with degrees in biology and microbiology. He was the three seat of the varsity for the past two seasons. Rissman is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and received a $7,500 award as one of the inaugural recipients of the Big Ten Conference Postgraduate Scholarship.

Beers is a four-time Academic All-Big Ten team member in track and field and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in cross country. An elementary education and anthropology major from Brooklyn, Wis., Beers was fourth in the 1500 meters at the 2013 Payton Jordan Invitational with a time of 4:35.06. Her best showing of the year came at the Sea Ray Relays, where she ran a personal best 1500-meter time of 4:31.83 en route to a fifth-place showing.

During her time at Wisconsin, Beers was involved in AIA (Athletes in Action), SAESO (Student-Athletes Equally Supporting Others) and SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Council) and student taught in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

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