UW-Whitewater wins national title
NCAA Championship weekend wrap up: Teams and athletes from several Wisconsin college programs participated in NCAA championships this weekend.
The highlight came on Saturday when the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater won the NCAA Division III championship after rallying from an 18-point second half deficit to beat Cabrini College 63-60 in Salem, Va.
Forward Chris Davis lead the Warhawks with 12 points while Alex Edmunds and sophomore guard Alex Merg scored 11. Freshman Quadrell Young ended with 10 points. UW-W sophomore guard Eric Bryson was named to the final four all-tourney team, and Davis was named the Most Valuable Player.
UW-Whitewater becomes the first school in Division III history to win the national football championship and a basketball (men or women) title in the same year.
The University of Florida (2006) is the only other school in NCAA history - in any division - to win football and men's basketball championship. The University of Tennessee won FBS and women's basketball titles in 1998.
Women's hockey: The Wisconsin Badgers came up short in their attempt to win back-to-back national championships with a 4-2 loss to Minnesota in the NCAA Division I Championship Sunday night at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn.
Wisconsin's Carolyn Prevost and Brooke Ammerman were named to the Frozen Four All-Tournament Team.
Wisconsin advanced to the championship with 6-2 semifinal victory over Boston College on Friday.
Women's swimming: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee sophomore Emily McClellan finished 25th in the 200-meter breaststroke on Saturday in the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at Auburn University. The finish caps a weekend in which McCellan also finished 18th in the 100 breastroke and 58th in the 200 individual medley.
Women's hockey: Dousman native and Wisconsin junior forward Brianna Decker was given the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award on Saturday as the top female hockey player in the nation. Decker is the fourth Badger to win the award in its 15-year history.
Wrestling: Wisconsin senior Ben Jordan finished seventh in the 165-pound weight class at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Saturday in St. Louis. Jordan ended his career with a 5-2 decision over Illinois' Conrad Polz.
On the year, Jordan was 28-12 and was named an All-American. He wrestled over three weight classes in his career at Wisconsin, compiling a 52-41 overall record.
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