Eight Phoenix Student-Athletes Named to Academic All-League Teams

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: April 20, 2011
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Eight Phoenix student-athletes from three sport programs were selected as members of the 2010-11 Winter Academic All-Horizon League Teams.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - A total of eight UW-Green Bay student-athletes from three sport programs were selected as members of the 2010-11 Winter Academic All-Horizon League Teams, the conference office announced on Tuesday. In all, 74 Horizon League student-athletes from six winter sports were honored in balloting by the league's faculty athletics representatives and communications directors.

The Phoenix landed three women's basketball players on the academic all-conference squad, as well as three from men's swimming and diving and a pair from women's swimming.

Seniors Kayla Tetschlag (Sheboygan, Wis.) and Celeste Hoewisch (Hortonville, Wis.) and junior Julie Wojta (Mishicot, Wis.) took three spots on the five-member women's basketball team after leading Green Bay to a 34-2 record and its first Sweet 16 appearance while continuing to excel in the classroom.

Tetschlag, a business administration major carrying a 3.84 GPA, was the Co-Horizon League Player of the Year, leading the ninth-ranked Phoenix in scoring with 14.2 points per game. The senior recently garnered NACDA Division I-AAA Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors after being named to the Scholar-Athlete Team for the second straight season. Tetschlag finished her career ninth on Green Bay's all-time scoring list with 1,372 points and ranks in the top 10 in six individual career record categories.

Hoewisch, who was named Co-Horizon League Player of the Year with Tetschlag, is a human biology major with a 3.4 GPA. The senior guard was also named to the NACDA Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete squad, and was tabbed as an honorable mention for the State Farm Coaches' All-American Team. Hoewisch averaged 13.6 points per game in her final season and ends her career as Green Bay's sixth leading scorer (1,425 points) and as the school's career leader in games played (132).

Wojta, an accounting major holding a 3.5 GPA, was a second team All-Horizon League pick in 2010-11. The junior started every game for the Phoenix, leading the team in assists (131) while averaging 13.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest. After scoring 489 points in her junior campaign, Wojta is just six points shy of 1,000 for her career.

Senior Katelyn Bodin (Maple Grove, Minn.) and junior Lauren Caruso (DeForest, Wis.) aided the Green Bay women's swimming and diving team to its seventh consecutive Horizon League Championship in February, while Robert Gorycki (Prior Lake, Minn.), Dustin Dietrich (Kiel, Wis.) and Mitchell Spaeth (Fredonia, Wis.) helped the men's squad to a fifth-place finish.

Bodin, an elementary education major with a 3.76 GPA, had a strong Horizon League Championship meet, qualifying for finals in multiple events. The senior placed eighth in both the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke while helping Green Bay to a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay.

Caruso is a human biology major maintaining a 3.789 average in the classroom. At this year's conference championships, the junior swam to a fourth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke, a fifth-place finish in the 400 IM and also finished sixth in the 200 breaststroke.

Gorycki, who boasts a 3.59 GPA as a human biology major, earned a trio of 13th-place finishes at the 2011 Horizon League Championships. The junior took 13th in the 1000 freestyle, the 1650 freestyle and the 200 butterfly.

Dietrich, a senior, finished his swimming career with a 3.69 GPA as a human biology major. The Kiel, Wis., native finished 18th in the 1000 freestyle at the 2011 Horizon League Championships.

Spaeth, a junior diver, holds a 3.524 GPA as a business administration major. He placed third at the Horizon League meet in the 3-meter diving event and also finished fourth on the 1-meter board.

Green Bay's eight selections were just three off the league high of 11 by Milwaukee, despite not having men's and women's indoor track and field. Valparaiso was second with 10 representatives, while Loyola followed with nine. Butler and Youngstown State tied the Phoenix with eight selections apiece, with UIC (seven), Cleveland State (six), Wright State (four) and Detroit (three) rounding out the league.

The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal Academic All-League Teams in each of its 19 championship sports. To be eligible for Academic All-Horizon League consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or higher and have completes at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 credits.

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