UW-Platteville Hosts 2009-10 Athletic Honors Banquet

Posted May 4, 2010

NCAA III All-Americans Jesse Milks and Ann Tank earned UW-Platteville's Athletes of the Year for 2010, Chancellor Carol Sue Butts announced at the annual athletics honors banquet Tuesday night.

Milks, a senior from Rock City, Ill., is a three-time Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference wrestling champion, a four-time national qualifier and a three-time all-American. He was fourth at the NCAA III wrestling championships at 157 pounds in March.

Tank, a sophomore from Dodgeville, earned all-America honors in both the 800-meter run and as part of the 4x400 relay team at the NCAA III national indoor track championships. She also won the 800 title in the WIAC championships held at UW-Platteville.

The department's Scholar-Athletes Awards went to soccer player Meghan McGivern (Jr., Palmyra/Palmyra-Eagle), and cross country all-American Jason Garvens (Jr., Byron, Minn.), while track All-American Shea Bierman (Jr., Lancaster) earned the school's nomination for the NCAA Woman of the Year.

Career Achievement Awards were given to cross country and track all-American Tony Kilburg (Sr., Bellevue, Iowa/Marquette) and basketball all-American Curt Hanson (Sr., Deerfield, Ill.).

Other award winners included:

  • Assistant Coach of the Year: Allison Sanyi, soccer
  • Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Council Award: Caitlin Freeman, soccer/cheerleader
  • Katie Vaassen Scholarship: Justin Bohn, sports information student assistant
  • Awards of Thanks: Lisa Emendorfer, Olin Skattum and UWP Publications Department