Sports

Softball Excited for New Season

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The Pointers softball team started its season on a high note this year  under new head coach Ashley Steltenpohl. Steltenpohl was an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before moving to Marian University and coaching there for four years. She has now returned to UWSP as head coach. “It’s great to be back in the WIAC,” Steltenpohl said. ... Read More »

Two Player of the Year Winners Highlight UWSP All-WIAC Honors

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Throughout the past few weeks,  the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced the All-WIAC teams for hockey and basketball, giving awards to many Pointer athletes, including two Player of the Year winners.   The University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point men’s hockey team had eight players awarded All-WIAC honors with seven players named first-team. Player of the Year was awarded to senior defenseman ... Read More »

Postseason Continues for UWSP Teams

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Men’s Basketball The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16, after winning the first and second rounds. In the first round, the Pointers defeated Concordia 88-56, as the team shot 71.7 percent from the field. Senior  guards Austin Ryf, Joe Ritchay and forward Alex Richard led UWSP and scored 59 points combined, shooting ... Read More »

Swimming and Diving Teams Shine at WIAC Meet

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The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have concluded their regular seasons at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championship. This year, the men’s team claimed its 16th straight WIAC title, while the women’s team placed third overall at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer. The men’s team finished in the top ... Read More »

Krista Loos: Second Generation Pointer Athlete

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Krista Loos, sophomore outside hitter for women’s volleyball, decided to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point when her parents, both former Pointer athletes and alumni, took her on an informal campus tour. “They kept bothering me to check it out so finally I agree, and I really liked it. It was the only college I visited,” Krista  said. Her parents, ... Read More »

UWSP Sports Compete in WIAC Tournaments

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Men’s Hockey The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s hockey team advanced to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship after facing UW-Superior in the WIAC semifinals. Despite beating the Yellow Jackets 7-0 in their last game, the Pointers faced tough competition from UW-Superior. Their first game on Feb. 27 ended in a 1-1 tie. Forward Kyle Sharkey had the lone goal for ... Read More »

Coach and Captain Eye Conference Title

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In more cases than not, an inconsistent season in any sport tends to result in no postseason play and evaluation as a team prepares for the following year. According to Shirley Egner, the head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s basketball, with the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament just days away. “Well, this is A-typical for us,” Egner said, when asked ... Read More »

Green Bay Packers Draft Prospects from NFL Combine

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The National Football League Scouting Combine in Indianapolis concluded on Feb. 23 as many prospects showed off their skills in front of all 32 teams. Many fans argue as to why there needs to be coverage of players doing drills in Under Armour gear, but this event is a big deal for everyone involved. It is a chance for teams to ... Read More »

UWSP Sports Win Championships, Invitationals and Buzzer Beaters

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Track and Field On Saturday, Feb. 21, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point track and field teams competed at the Big Dawg Invitational held at the Multi-Activity Center. The women’s team finished in second place at the meet with 173.5 points, second only to UW-Eau-Claire’s 218 total points. Men’s track and field took first place on its side of the invitational. ... Read More »

Taylor Atkinson Excels in Both Basketball and Biology

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Taylor Atkinson, a senior women’s basketball point guard, spends an hour in the training room before every practice and game biking, stretching and heating her back so she hits the court lose and ready. Atkinson wants to be fully prepared every time she is on the court. This preparation speaks to her dedication to basketball and her teammates. “She an ... Read More »