UW-Platteville Hosts 2011-12 Athletic Honors Banquet

May 9, 2012

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville athletic department held its 2011-12 Athletic Honors Banquet on Tuesday, May 8th.

At the annual honors banquet, Ann Tank (cross country, track and field/Dodgeville, Wisconsin) was recognized as the Female Athlete of the Year. Patrick Klein (indoor track and field/Monroe, Wisc.) was selected as the Male Athlete of the Year for the second-straight year.

Anthony Heller (men's soccer/McFarland, Wisc.), Ali Sikic (volleyball/Sugar Grove, Ill.) and Lynn Oyawiri (track and field/Platteville, Wisc.) received the Pioneer Career Achievement Awards.

Ben Farrell (track and field/Verona, Wisc.) received the Male Scholar-Athlete Award and Ali Sikic (volleyball/Sugar Grove, Ill.) received the Pat Doyle Scholar-Athlete Award for the second-straight year.

Ann Tank (cross country, track and field/Dodgeville, Wisc.) was selected as UW-Platteville's candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year.

Track and field/cross country assistant coach Chris Rotzenberg and football assistant coach Rob Erickson were recognized as the Co-Assistant Coaches of the Year.

Amanda Fisch (volleyball/Glen Ellyn, Ill.) was honored with the PSAAC (Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) Award.

Men's basketball head manager Jake Meidl (Lakeville, Minn.) and football student manager Dillon Hiatt (Manchester, Iowa) were selected as the co-recipients of the Katie Vaassen Scholarship Award.

Kara McCarville, Brian Marx and Don Osterday were presented an Award of Thanks for their contributions and efforts towards UW-Platteville athletics.

Mark Evenstad, a radio personality at WPVL and WGLR, presented a scholarship donation to Stacia Nimitz and the UW-Platteville Foundation.