PLATTEVILLE, Wis.--University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Drew Rakers was named to the 2019 Academic All-America Division III Football-Second Team. Rakers was one of just 51 athletes in Division III football honored on the first or second Academic All-America teams.
Platteville, Wis.- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville had three student-athletes honored on the 2019 All-Wisconsin State Soccer team, selected by the United Soccer Coaches.. Freshman Jack Gentilli (Belleville, Wisconsin) was named new comer of the year along with being first team All-Wisconsin. Nate Miller (Racine, Wisconsin) and Tyler Gilmore (Harland, Wisconsin) were named to the second team. This is Miller’s third selection to the All-Wisconsin Team.
Platteville, Wis- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women’s basketball team will return to action on Dec. 11 as it plays to host Ripon College at Bo Ryan Court for a 6 p.m. tip. The women are ranked #17 in the latest d3hoops.com with a 5-1 record.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville men's basketball team (8-0) ranked No. 11 on the D3hoops.com poll, defeated Olivet College (1-5) on Bo Ryan Court on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers had their second highest scoring night of the season and had five players score double digits.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team competed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Invite Saturday where nine Pioneers placed, and six wrestlers finished in the top three. Sophomore Alexander Strueder (157 pounds) and freshman Nathan Wynsma (165 pounds) both won their championship bouts to secure the two first place finishes for UW-Platteville.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville men's basketball team (7-0) ranked No. 11 on the D3hoops.com poll, defeated Hope (4-2) on Bo Ryan Court on Friday night. The Pioneers played in front of a crowd of 455 on Staff Appreciation Night.
Platteville, Wis.- Chris Rotzenberg was looking for stability for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville track and field program, more specifically he was looking for a throw coach. He didn’t have to look very far from campus as he reached out to former Pioneer great Dave Kamps. Kamps was a 1988 graduate of UW-Platteville with a bachelor’s of science in agricultural education and a four-time all-American in the discus.
PLATTEVILLE, WIS. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team (2-1, 1-1 WIAC) defeated the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (5-2, 0-2 WIAC) Wednesday night in the fifth annual Headlocking Hunger dual in Williams Fieldhouse. The wrestling team won the Headlocking Hunger championship belt while the different Pioneer teams brought in a combined total 4,115.9 pounds of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Pioneer Provisions food pantry on campus.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team will be hosting its annual “Headlocking Hunger” match vs. UW-Stevens Point on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. “Headlocking Hunger” is a collaborative effort among the Pioneer Athletic Department to collect food items in support of Pioneer Provisions, an on-campus food pantry for the students of UW-Platteville. Everyone who brings two non-perishable items will receive free admission to the match.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville men's basketball team (6-0) ranked No. 18 on the D3hoops.com poll, defeated Cardinal Stritch (4-5) on the road 74-67 Sunday afternoon. UW-Platteville had three Pioneers reach the 15-point mark, exchanged the lead nine times in the first half with the Wolves, and are now 6-0 start to the season, a mark that has not been reached since 2008.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women's basketball team (5-1) suffered its first loss of the 2019-20 season to Coe College (4-2) on Bo Ryan Court. After winning back-to-back games to two pre-season ranked teams, the Pioneers broke into the D3hoops.com national rankings for the first time in program history. In Saturday's matchup, the Pioneers and Kohawks swapped the lead seven times and saw a combined 38 turnovers.
CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville men's basketball team (5-0) ranked No. 18 on the D3hoops.com poll defeated Illinois Tech. (0-4) on the road 70-35 Tuesday night in the Keating Sports Center. The Pioneers return to a 5-0 start to the season for the first time since 2012.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville basketball teams are off to a combined 9-0 start and for the first time in the history of d3hoops.com rankings, both teams are simultaneously nationally ranked. The #15 ranked Pioneer women (5-0) will host Coe College on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. on Bo Ryan Court. The #18 ranked men's team (4-0) will travel to Chicago, Illinois to take on Illinois Tech Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team had 11 placewinners and five wrestlers finish in the top three of their weight classes at the Auggie-Adidas Invitational hosted by Augsburg University at Si Melby Hall.
Louisville, Ky. - The University of Wisconsin - Platteville qualified one athlete to the NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships, senior Zach Klokow. Running in his final cross country race of his collegiate career, Klokow took 13th place of the 280 runners.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Football team had 17 different players receive All-WIAC recognition for their efforts during their 2019 season that ended with a 7-3 record. Seniors Drew Rakers and Walter Ollie eached earned multiple WIAC honors.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville men's basketball team (4-0) remains undefeated and extended its winning streak to four with an 89-72 victory over Concordia University Chicago (0-2) on Bo Ryan Court. Junior Quentin Shields dished out 24 points while four other Pioneers hit double digits.
Platteville, Wis.- In January of 2019 the University of Wisconsin-Platteville opened its doors to a state-of-the-art addition of Williams Fieldhouse. Inside the new addition are multi-purpose courts, a walking track, and a vary spacious weight and cardiovascular area. Right off the weight room though, is one the most important thing for the approximately 450 student-athletes, the new athletic training room.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women’s and men’s basketball teams will put their unbeaten records on the line in a pair of home games this week. The women will welcome Wartburg to Bo Ryan court on Nov. 19 for a 7 p.m. tip. The men welcome Concordia Chicago the following night with a 7 p.m. tip.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville men's basketball team (3-0) remains undefeated after a 76-63 victory over Washington University (2-2) on Bo Ryan Court. Junior Quentin Shields scored 29 points and senior Carter Voelker scored 20 points.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women's basketball team (4-0) extended its winning streak to four after a 63-53 victory over No. 18 University of Chicago (1-2) on Bo Ryan Court. The Pioneers’ 4-0 start to the season is a first for the program since 1994.
Winneconne, Wis. - Hosted at Lake Breeze Golf Course by the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, the NCAA DIII Midwest Regional Championships were preceeded by snowfall for the second year now. The Pioneers, no strangers to the snow and mud, executed the tough racing conditions. Capitalizing on his senior year, Zach Klokow finished in 5th place of the 252 total runners. Klokow ran 24:49.1 - a lifetime personal best in the 8,000m race.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Two members of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville football team have been named to the 2019 NCAA Division III Academic All-District® Football team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Drew Rakers and Hank Westemeyer were among six selected out of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.