Rhyme and University Books & More are pleased to announce that Lauren Wrensch (Sr. • Waukesha) of the track & field team has been chosen as the UW-Oshkosh Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the period of Feb. 11-17.
Wrensch leaped to a nation-leading measurement in the long jump and sprinted to the sixth-best 200-meter dash in the country at the UW-Oshkosh Titan Challenge held Feb. 16 in Kolf Sports Center.
Wrensch won both events as UW-Oshkosh recorded eight top-eight finishes to place fifth in the team standings with 42.5 points.
Wrensch defeated 41 other contestants in the long jump with her school-record distance of 19-4 3/4. Wrensch, who now leads the list of qualifying performances for next month's NCAA Division III Championship in Boston, Mass., surpassed her own school record of 19-3 1/4 set at the UW-Oshkosh Early Bird Invitational earlier this season.
In the 200-meter dash, Wrensch ran to a winning time of 25.32 seconds against 64 other competitors. Her converted time of 24.94 seconds ranks sixth nationally and just six-tenths of a second behind the nation's leading sprint of 24.34 by George Fox University's (Ore.) Sarah King.
Wrensch also helped UW-Oshkosh's 1,600-meter relay team register the 10th-fastest time in the country. Wrensch, along with Lindsay Denu, Alexandra Demco and Taylor Pralle, posted a third-place time of 3:58.07 (3:54.96 converted) in a race that featured 13 relay squads.
UW-Eau Claire won the 14-team Titan Challenge with 141 points while UW-Stout finished second with 68.5, UW-Whitewater third with 45, NCAA Division II Northern Michigan University fourth with 44 and Carthage College sixth with 38.
Each week throughout the 2018-19 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.
|Week||Men (Sport)||Women (Sport)|
|Aug. 27 - Sept. 2||Derrick Jennings Jr. (Football)||Hannah Braun (Golf)|
|Sept. 3 - 9||Lucas Weber (Cross Country)||Alyssa Leffler (Tennis)|
|Sept. 10 - 16||Kyle Radavich (Football)||Taylor Allen (Volleyball)|
|Sept. 17 - 23||Lucas Weber (Cross Country)||Kayla Priebe (Golf)|
|Sept. 24 - 30||Kyle Radavich (Football)||Hannah Braun (Golf)|
|Oct. 1 - 7||Fabian Salinas Arroyo (Cross Country)||Hannah Braun (Golf)|
|Oct. 8 - 14||Dom Todarello (Football)||Tina Elstner (Volleyball)|
|Oct. 15 - 21||Mitch Gerhartz (Football)||Sydney Challoner (Swimming & Diving)|
|Oct. 22 - 28||Lucas Weber (Cross Country)||Evlyn Noone (Cross Country)|
|Oct. 29 - Nov. 4||Adam Fravert (Basketball)||Erin Vande Zande (Basketball)|
|Nov. 5 - 11||Steven Makinen (Football)||Evlyn Noone (Cross Country)|
|Nov. 12 - 18||Jordan Lemcke (Wrestling)||Sydney Challoner (Swimming & Diving)|
|Nov. 19 - Dec. 2||Ryan Powers (Track & Field)||Lauren Wrensch (Track & Field)|
|Dec. 3 - Dec. 9||Jack Flynn (Basketball)||Chloe Pustina (Basketball)|
|Dec. 10 - 23||Ben Boots (Basketball)||Karsyn Rueth (Basketball)|
|Dec. 24 - 30||Adam Fravert (Basketball)||Jessie Rabas (Basketball)|
|Dec. 31 - Jan. 6||Ben Boots (Basketball)||Emily Gilot (Gymnastics)|
|Jan. 7 - 13||Beau Yineman (Wrestling)||Sydney Challoner (Swimming & Diving)|
|Jan. 14 - 20||Jack Flynn (Basketball)||Cheyenne Moore (Track & Field)|
|Jan. 21 - 27||Jonathan Wilburn (Track & Field)||Jessica Bernardo (Gymnastics)|
|Jan. 28 - Feb. 3||Ryan Powers (Track & Field)||Emily Gilot (Gymnastics)|
|Feb. 4 - 10||Jack Flynn (Basketball)||Lauren Wrensch (Track & Field)|
|Feb. 11 - 17||Jarrett Lieder (Swimming & Diving)||Lauren Wrensch (Track & Field)|
|Feb. 18 - 24|
|Feb. 25 - March 3|
|March 4 - 10|
|March 11 - 24|
|March 25 - 31|
|April 1 - 7|
|April 8 - 14|
|April 15 - 21|
|April 22 - 28|
|April 29 - May 5|
|May 6 - 12|
|May 13 - 19|
|May 20 - 26|