Dec. 7, 2009
The November Student-Athletes of the Month nominated by the UW Academic Services staff and coaches and then voted on by their peers in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) have been announced.
Derrick O'Donnell, Men's Swimming and Diving
Derrick is a senior from McFarland, WI on the men's swimming and diving team. He is a agricultural journalism major in the College of Agricultural Life Sciences. He swims the breaststroke/IM and swam a school-record 1:58.30 in the 200-yard breaststroke last season. This feat occurred in the preliminaries at the Big Ten championships and made Derrick only the fourth Badger to break the two minute record in the 200-yard breaststroke. Among the many accolades Derrick has achieved, he was voted this year's team captain and has been a tremendous leader.
Jason Bohannon, Men's Basketball
Jason is a business marketing major and a hails from Marion, Iowa. Jason has displayed his ability to balance his academics in business school with athletics; doing both at a very high, quality level. In addition to managing school and sport, he finds time to be one of the basketball team's best volunteers, frequently performing community service. Even as a two-year starter on the basketball team, he is an exceptional representation of what is expected of a Badger student-athlete.
Kelly Nash, Women's Ice Hockey
Kelly has shown tremendous leadership this season both on and off the ice. She is a regular attendee at the Rolling Flames Wheelchair hockey service days (Sunday nights in the Shell), and she recently volunteered to carve pumpkins at the Ronald McDonald House. She is a key contributor to the hockey team's latest victories, scoring goals both on the powerplay and at regular strength. Kelly plans to major in business management and is a California native.