Melanie Brickner, Track & Field

University Books & More and the Wisconsin National Guard are pleased to announce that Melanie Brickner (Sr. • Marathon) of the track & field team has been chosen as the UW-Oshkosh Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the period of March 9-15.

Brickner won the 20-pound weight throw and finished sixth in the shot put to help UW-Oshkosh place second in the team standings at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship held March 13-14 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Brickner defeated 16 other contestants in the 20-pound weight throw with a season-best distance of 64-1 3/4. Her first indoor national title followed All-America finishes of third in both 2013 and 2014.

Brickner contributed a few more team points with her sixth-place throw of 45-10 in the shot put. The performance marked Brickner's first indoor All-America award in the event. Cherae Reeves of Concordia-Moorhead College (Minn.) claimed this year's shot put title with a measurement of 48-3 1/4.

UW-Oshkosh, which owns a NCAA Division III-leading nine indoor titles, placed second at this year's championship with 49 points. UW-La Crosse captured the team title with 55 points, while Illinois Wesleyan University finished third with 39 and both Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UW-Eau Claire fourth with 34.

Each week throughout the 2014-15 school year, one male and one female UW-Oshkosh student-athlete are recognized for their accomplishments from the previous week. The award winners will be announced on the UW-Oshkosh athletics website every Monday afternoon.

Male Athlete of the Week


Week Men (Sport) Women (Sport)
Aug. 25 - 31 Nick Gonzales (Soccer)
Brooke Brinkman (Volleyball)
Sept. 1 - 7
Nick Woodbury (Soccer)
McKenzie Paul (Golf)
 Sept. 8 - 14  Javier Simon (Soccer)
Rachel Eliott (Soccer)
Sept. 15 - 21
 Joe Sommers (Football)
Bailey Sagen (Tennis)
Sept. 22 - 28
Jordan Carpenter (Cross Country)
Hannah Kuenzi (Cross Country)
Sept. 29 - Oct. 5
Brett Kasper (Football)
Rachel Elliott (Soccer)
Oct. 6 - 12
Dylan Hecker (Football)
Brianna Theobald (Tennis)
 Oct. 13 - 19
 Jordan Carpenter (Cross Country)
Katelyn Malcheski (Volleyball)
Oct. 20 - 26
Jacob Hernandez (Soccer)
 Robyn Elliott (Soccer)
 Oct. 27 - Nov. 2 Sam Mentkowski (Football)
Kylee Verhasselt (Cross Country)
 Nov. 3 - 9
 Nick Gonzales (Soccer)  Angela Christensen (Soccer)
Nov. 10 - 16
Jordan Carpenter (Cross Country)
 Alex Richard (Basketball)
Nov. 17 - 23
 Sean Dwyer (Basketball)
Katelyn Kuehl (Basketball)
 Nov. 24 - Dec. 7
David Leisgang (Wrestling)
Katelyn Kuehl (Basketball)
 Dec. 8 - 14
Tyler Shircel (Swimming & Diving)
Taylor Schmidt (Basketball)
Dec. 15 - Jan. 4
Alex Olson (Basketball)
 Katelyn Kuehl (Basketball)
 Jan. 5 - 11
Korey Kleinhans (Wrestling)
Krystal Walker (Gymnastics)
 Jan. 12 - 18
 Alex Olson (Basketball)
Jecel (Gerner) Klotz (Track & Field)
Jan. 19 - 25
Naji Allan (Track & Field)
Melanie Brickner (Track & Field)
 Jan. 26 - Feb. 1
 Alex Olson (Basketball)
Taylor Sherry (Track & Field)
 Feb. 2 - 8
Nick Grosskopf (Track & Field)
Taylor Sherry (Track & Field)
 Feb. 9 - 15
Alex Olson (Basketball)
Samantha Blue (Track & Field)
 Feb. 16 - 22
Naji Allan (Track & Field)
Taylor Teske (Swimming & Diving)
 Feb. 23 - March 1
Roberto Lara (Track & Field)
Melanie Brickner (Track & Field)
March 2 - 8
Mike Gillespie (Tennis)
Eliza Campbell (Basketball)
 March 9 - 15
Zachary Baehman (Track & Field)
Melanie Brickner (Track & Field)
March 16 - 29
   
March 30 - April 5
   
April 6 - 12
   
April 13 - 19
   
April 20 - 26
   
April 27 - May 3
   
 May 4 - 10
   
May 11 - 31
   

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