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Titan Trio Chosen For WIAC All-Time Team

Titan Trio Chosen For WIAC All-Time Team

UW-Oshkosh's Rachel Heitkamp, Renee Porter and Cheri Tiegs have been named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) All-Time Women's Swimming & Diving Team. The league recognized 32 women as part of its centennial anniversary celebration.

Heitkamp (2001-04) was voted the Diver of the Meet at both the 2003 and 2004 NCAA Division III Championship. She won the one- and three-meter diving events at the 2004 NCAA Division III Championship after finishing second in both categories the previous year. Heitkamp (Mequon • Homestead High School) earned five All-America awards while winning five WIAC titles.

Porter (Wauwatosa • Wauwatosa West High School) only competed for the Titans during the 2001 and 2005 seasons. She earned three All-America citations, including one with her third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2005 NCAA Division III Championship. Porter is a two-time WIAC champion in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke events.

Tiegs (1994-97) excelled in the backstroke and won titles at 100 and 200 yards during the 1996 NCAA Division III Championship. She earned two additional All-America awards with finishes of fourth in the 100-yard backstroke and seventh in the 200-yard medley relay at the 1997 NCAA Division III Championship. Tiegs (West Allis • West Allis Central High School) was a part of seven WIAC titles, including five individually.

UW-Eau Claire placed 16 members on the all-time team. Blugolds named to the squad were Kari Albers (1990-93), Traci Bergo (1983-85, 1987), Janice Buron (1987-89), Brenda Dahl (1983-84), Nicole Dorvinen (2009-12), Ellen Holterman (1983-86), Kim Hubbard (1986-89), Laura Ladwig (1980-83), Amy Meisner (1987-90), Anne Moser (1980), Sara Mulatz (1993-96), Kersti Nelson (1987-90), Tanya Nord (1989-92), Lisa Roettger (1980-83), Sara Shimanski (1994-97) and Sara Smith (1984-87).

UW-La Crosse's seven selections were Carlene Empanger (2002-06), Chelsea Hoff (2008-10), Jane Marien (1986-89), Amanda Medendorp (2006-09), Fallon Toomsen (2002-05), Julie Waterhouse (1995-98) and Shelly Weyers (1985-88).

UW-Stevens Point had three members in Christine Sammons (1999-2002), Rebecca Uphoff (1997-2000) and Nana Werdin (1991-94). The remaining choices were Peggy (Anderson) Meyer (1975-77) of the University of Wisconsin, Cathy Berrie (1979-82) of UW-Milwaukee and Wendy Heineke (1986-89) of UW-Stout.

The WIAC announced UW-Eau Claire's Tom Prior (1979-99) as its all-time coach.

The WIAC is recognizing the outstanding individuals from the league's 100-year history. All-time teams are being selected in those men's and women's sports that have been classified as "championship" sports at some point since 1913. Additional teams will be released on a weekly basis throughout much of the 2011-12 academic year.

All-time team members will receive certificates from the conference and it is hoped that most, if not all, of the recipients will be in attendance or represented at the WIAC Centennial Banquet in Madison on Aug. 4, 2012.

More information on the activities and events associated with the WIAC Centennial is available at www.wiacsports.com.