July 6, 2010
MADISON, Wis. - Men's soccer player Max Wilson and women's lightweight rower Kaela Erickson were named the UW's 2009-10 Remington Scholars as the male and female student-athletes who completed their eligibility with the highest cumulative grade point averages.
Wilson, a 2009 Academic All-Big Ten selection, appeared in 10 games and made two starts for the Badgers during the 2009 men's soccer season. Wilson made his first career start against Big Ten foe Michigan State on Oct. 11. The Madison native received the W Club's Community Service Award for men's soccer this year. A genetics major, Wilson plans to attend grad school for genetic counseling in the fall. He graduated from Wisconsin with a 3.726 grade point average.
Erickson was a two-time Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar-Athlete and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. She was also a two-time CRCA Pocock All-American. Erickson spent the 2010 season in the women's lightweight rowing varsity eight boat, which finished the season with a runner-up finish at the 2010 Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship. Erickson also rowed with UW's undefeated IRA Champion varsity eight during the 2008 season. The Badgers claimed the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EARWC) conference title during each of Erickson's four years at Wisconsin. A Wauwatosa, Wis., native, Erickson majored in kinesiology and finished with a 3.951 grade point average.
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.