Wisconsin Student Athlete of the Decade!

Thanks for anyone who voted!

Bucky's 'Best of the Decade' revealed
Evans, Leonhard, 2005-06 men's hockey team honored
Jan. 4, 2010

"Student-Athlete of the Decade" was dominated by in-state performers as Wisconsin natives swept the top three spots, with football player Jim Leonhard coming out on top. Leonhard, a former walk-on from Tony, Wis., who became a three-time first-team All-American, garnered 21.6 percent of the vote. Brookfield native Joe Thomas, the 2006 Lombardi Award winner and a two-time All-American left tackle, placed second with 14.6 percent of the vote. In third place was Chris Solinsky, a former track and cross country runner from Stevens Point who won five NCAA titles in his Badger career, with 13.2 percent of the vote. Rounding out the top five were women's hockey player Sara Bauer (11.6 percent) and volleyball player Lizzy Fitzgerald (9.7 percent).

Student-Athlete of the Decade
1. Jim Leonhard (Football - 2001-04)
2. Joe Thomas (Football - 2003-06)
3. Chris Solinsky (Men's Track & Cross Country - 2003-07)
4. Sara Bauer (Women's Hockey - 2004-07)
5. Lizzy Fitzgerald (Volleyball - 1998-01)
6. Jamie McBain (Men's Hockey - 2006-09)
7. Carly Piper (Women's Swimming - 2002-05)
8. Beau Hoopman (Men's Rowing - 2001-03)
9. Simon Bairu (Men's Cross Country - 2002-05)
10. Brian Elliott (Men's Hockey - 2004-07)

I have to mention though, that four years of women's lightweight rowing teams were voted to the top ten Teams of the Decade!
Team of the Decade
1. 2005-06 Men's Hockey
2. 2007 Men's Indoor Track
3. 2006-07 Men's Basketball
4. 2009 Women's lightweight rowing
5. 2006 Women's lightweight rowing
6. 2006-07 Women's Hockey
7. 2004 Women's lightweight rowing
8. 2005 Men's Cross Country
9. 2005 Women's lightweight rowing
10. 2008 Men's Rowing

1 comment:

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