Five Badgers earn WCHA Scholar-Athlete honors


Feb. 13, 2014

WCHA Release

MADISON, Wis. -- Seniors Natalie Berg, Kelly Jaminski, Stefanie McKeough and Alex Rigsby, along with junior Katy Josephs were named 2013-14 WCHA Scholar-Athletes, the conference announced today.

Berg, a senior biology major, is one of nine three-time honorees, having been named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete in 2011-12 and 2012-13. Berg is the third player in UW history to earn WCHA Scholar-Athlete honors three times during her career. This season, Berg has a goal and six assists and is tied for third on the team with a plus 18 rating.

An assistant captain this season, Jaminski earns her first scholar-athlete honor this year. She has four goals and seven assists this season. A rehabilitation psychology major, Jaminski leads the senior class with 144 career games played.

McKeough, a Carlsbad Springs, Ontario, native, is a retailing major. The 2012 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, she scored 57 points during her career and has a plus 83 rating.

Rigsby, a life science communications major, is a first-time WCHA Scholar-Athlete honoree. She is the winningest goaltender in program history and is the school’s all-time saves leader. This year, Rigsby also became the first goaltender in program history to be named team captain.

Josephs, a junior civil and environmental engineering major, is one of 28 honorees who has earned the scholar athlete distinction twice during their career. This season, Josephs has nine goals and seven assists.

Over the nine years of the award, there have now been more than 750 WCHA Scholar-Athlete honorees representing every men’s and women’s conference-member institutions. Thirty-seven (37) of this season’s 113 recipients are repeat honorees, with nine being three-time honorees.

To earn recognition as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete, student-athletes must have completed at least one year of residency at their present institution prior to the current academic year and must also have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if his or her overall GPA is at least 3.50 for all terms at his or her present institution.

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