Student-Athlete Spotlight: Shanna Laehn

Evan Thue This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Shanna Laehn a Senior on the University of Wisconsin–Stout Women’s track and field Team. Laehn is a health wellness and fitness major and is from Mondovi, Wisconsin.    Why did you choose Stout? I came to Stout because it’s close to home and I was recruited to run…

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Athlete’s Careers Coming to a Close

Alex Lutz As the school year begins to wind down, student athletes at University of Wisconsin–Stout are beginning to realize that their college careers are coming to a close. This bittersweet time offers a time for reflection and advice for younger athletes. The Stout women’s track and field team have some opinions on how the…

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Pressing Play: Making Gaming into a Sport at UW-Stout

Evan Thue Three weeks ago, University of Wisconsin–Stout announced that by the Fall of 2020, UW-Stout would have a fully functioning Esports team. Andrew Cleveland assistant director of student life and services and David Beck Director, school of art & design and associate dean of the college of arts, humanities, and social science (CACHSS) were…

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What’s Your Piece?

Evan Thue Even though there is snow still on the ground, spring has officially sprung at University of Wisconsin–Stout. This means spring sports are in full swing, and after an excellent season last year, the UW-Stout softball team looks to continue that success. But season success begins in the offseason and coach Rebecca Iaccino remarks…

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The Taste of Victory

Alex Lutz The Blue Devil gymnastics team had a cinderella season by finishing first in the WIAC (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) for the first time in over fifty years of University of Wisconsin-Stout having collegiate gymnastics. On March 23, the Lady Devils also finished second at the NCGA National Championship as a team with a…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Andrea Bertram

This issue’s student-athlete spotlight is Andrea Bertram, a senior on the University of Wisconsin-Stout women’s track and field team. Bertram is a psychology major and is from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.    Why did you choose Stout? I chose Stout because it was a small school. I love the fact that I am able to…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Jordan Wilson

Evan Thue – This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Jordan Wilson, a senior on the University of Wisconsin-Stout men’s baseball team. Wilson is a criminal justice and rehabilitation major and is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin.    Why did you choose Stout? I chose Stout because of the criminal justice program. I was impressed with the program…

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Revamping the Rec Center

Alex Lutz – If you have been in the current University of Wisconsin–Stout recreation center, it is almost always occupied by student-athletes who don’t have enough equipment in their specific training rooms. The Rec Complex Committee has come up with three different plans to be voted on to change the recreation complex with. The top…

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At Season’s End

Evan Thue – Every year seems to always bring new battles, new experiences in our lives and new memories that we will take with us into the future. This season for the University of Wisconsin-Stout women’s basketball team brought out that fact. The Blue Devils finished the season with an 18-9 record, earning a spot…

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Four Stout Students Selected to the All-Midwest Team

Alex Lutz – Four members from the University of Wisconsin-Stout men’s and women’s track and field teams were selected to the All-Midwest team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association on March 4. They also competed in Nationals in Boston, Massachusetts. One of these four individuals is sprinter Kaitlin Mallek, a senior…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Josh Freyholtz

Evan Thue – This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Josh Freyholtz, a senior on the University of Wisconsin-Stout men’s track and field team. Freyholtz is an applied science major and is from Hammond, Wisconsin. Why did you choose Stout? I chose Stout because I was recruited to compete in the men’s track team and continue my…

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Stout Gymnastics Grabs Number One Seed in Conference

Alex Lutz – The University of Wisconsin-Stout women’s gymnastics team is a force to be reckoned with this season, ranking third in the nation and grabbing the number one seed in the conference. This season the team broke records for the all-around opening score on the balance beam, uneven bars and overall team scores. Coach…

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Student Athlete Spotlight: Chelsea Gray

Evan Thue – This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Chelsea Gray, a senior on the University of Wisconsin-Stout gymnastics team. Gray is an applied science major and is from Fitchburg, Wisconsin.    Why did you choose Stout? I chose Stout because I was recruited for gymnastics by the head coach. She invited me to come do…

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Men’s Basketball Season Wraps Up

Evan Thue – The University of Wisconsin-Stout men’s basketball team has wrapped up its season. While it wasn’t the best of seasons, there was still a lot of hard work put in, and a lot of things to be proud of. UW-Stout started off the season winning both of their games at the UW-Superior Merrill…

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Skating into the Playoffs

Alex Lutz – The University of Wisconsin-Stout men’s hockey team has been having a great season so far this year, which is something Coach Watkins said didn’t surprise him. “The team has met all of my expectations for them this year,” Coach Watkins said. “We’ve done very well with the young team we have. We’ve…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight

This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Gavin Smith, a senior on the University of Wisconsin-Stout ice hockey team. Smith is a Business administration major from Savage, Minnesota.   Why did you choose Stout? The reason I chose Stout was because Jerry Watkins recruited me to play hockey and I thought it was a good fit. I…

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