Anderson named to second team
Sophomore guard Jolene Anderson was named to the second-team all-Big Ten media and coaches teams, the conference announced Tuesday morning. Fellow sophomore guard Janese Banks earned honorable mention honors by the media and was named Wisconsin’s Sportsmanship Award honoree.
Anderson, the 2005 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, leads the Wisconsin women’s basketball team in scoring with 17.1 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game heading into the Big Ten Tournament. She is ranked fifth in the conference in scoring, second in three-point goals made with 2.07 per game, seventh in rebounding, sixth in assists with 3.57 per contest and eighth in steals with 2.07 per game. Anderson, who is just the ninth Badger to earn conference honors multiple years, needs 24 points for 1,000 in her Wisconsin career.
Banks averaged 12.9 points per game, the team’s second-leading scorer, and is tops in assists with 4.38 per game, good for third in the conference.
Ohio State junior center Jessica Davenport was named the conference player of the year for the second straight year. She is only the fourth athlete to win the honor multiple times.
In the polls…
The Wisconsin men’s basketball team crept into the top 25 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll. The Badgers (19-8 overall, 9-5 Big Ten) sit at No. 25 in the coaches poll, but are unranked in the Associated Press poll, having received 13 points.
Ohio State is ranked No. 8 in the coaches poll and ninth on the AP list. Other Big Ten teams ranked in the top 25 include: Illinois (No. 10 coaches/No. 10 AP); Michigan State (23/25); and Iowa (24/23).
After getting swept by Minnesota State over the weekend, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team (21-9-3) fell four spots to No. 6 in the USA Today/American Hockey men’s poll and three spots to a tie for No. 5 in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll. Western Collegiate Hockey Association foe Minnesota is ranked No. 1 in both polls while Colorado College comes in at No. 4 according to USA Today and No. 5 in the USCHO.com poll. The Badgers are ranked No. 2 in the USCHO.com PairWise rankings, while Minnesota is No. 1 and Colorado College is No. 6.
The Wisconsin women’s hockey team (29-4-1) is ranked No.3 in both the USA Today/American Hockey women’s poll and the USCHO.com, while New Hampshire sits atop each poll. Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth are fourth and fifth, respectively, in the USA Today poll and fourth and sixth in the USCHO.com poll.
Men’s golf: Badgers seventh at Naples Invite
The Wisconsin men’s golf team finished seventh at the Naples Invite in Naples, Fla., Monday. Sophomore Jeff Kaiser led the team with a 17th place finish individually in the 12-team event.
The Badgers finished with an 877 (306-284-287), while Baylor won the invite with a 19-under 845 (288-278-279). Kaiser, who tied for 17th, shot an even-par 216 (78-71-67); his 67 was his lowest score this season and matched his career low.
Other Badger finishers include junior Garrett Jones (21st with a 2-over 218); freshman Pat Duffy (27th with a 223); freshman Tyler Obermueller (33rd with a 225); and freshman Nick Engen (38th place with a 229).
Baylor’s Ryan Baca finished with an 11-under 205 to earn medalist honors.