July 25, 2011
MADISON, Wis. -- Begun in 1985-86 and sponsored by the UW Athletic Board, Athletic Board Scholars have the highest cumulative grade point average in each of their respective sports, have been in residence at the UW for at least three semesters and have earned a "W" letter during the current season.
Many of these athletes have also been recognized as Academic All-Big Ten or Big Ten Distinguished Scholars among other academic accolades.
Those student-athletes designated as a 2010-11 Athletic Board Scholar include:
Brett Valentyn, Sr. Business: Finance & Real Estate, Verona, Wis.
Alyssa Karel, Sr. Nursing, St. Paul, Minn.
Elliott Krause, Jr. Mathematics, Appleton, Wis.
Megan Beers, Jr., Anthropology, Brooklyn, Wis.
Brad Nortman, Jr., Business: Accounting, Brookfield, Wis.
Thomas Welk, Jr., Kinesiology, Bismarck, N.D.
Lindsay Danielson, So., Business: Finance, Osceola, Wis.
Ryan Little, Jr., Business: Finance, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Rebecca Ruegsegger, So., African Languages and Literaure, Lakewood, Colo.
Ryan Thompson, Sr., Business: Accounting, Green Bay, Wis.
Kendall Schmidt, So., Civil Engineering, Greenfield, Wis.
Jessica Lund, So., Biology, Lake Oswego, Wis. (ltwt)
Derek Pitts, So., Biomedical Engineering, Middleton, Wis.
Laurie Nosbusch, Jr., Spanish, Mequon, Wis.
Jennifer Krueger, Sr., Business: Risk Management and Actuarial Science, Portage, Wis.
Swimming & Diving
Austin Cox, So., Business: Marketing, St. Charles, Ill.
Ellen Meinholz, So., Communications, Oconomowoc, Wis.
William Bertha, So., Business: Finance, Whitefish Bay, Wis.
Alaina Trgovich, Sr., Biology, Munster, Ind.
Track and Field
Ian Jansen, Jr., Nursing, Salt Lake City, Utah
Egle Staisiunaite, Sr., Kinesiology, Downers Grove, Ill.
Janelle Gabrielsen, Jr., Human Development & Family Studies, Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Thomas Kelliher, Jr., Political Science, Burnsville, Minn.