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Warhawk tennis player earns WIAC scholar-athlete honor

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Gazette Staff
October 28, 2009

UW-Whitewater's Ingrid Stensvaag has earned the 2009 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Judy Kruckman Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete award.


Stensvaag is a senior and has earned a 3.98-grade point average while majoring in health, human performance and recreation with a minor in health promotion.


The Palatine, Ill. native was named to the 2009 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Women's At-Large Third Team and has been an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete the past two years.


She earned a spot on the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll twice and has been recognized on UW-Whitewater's Dean's List. She also has earned the UW-Whitewater Academic Achievement Award every year.


On the tennis court, Stensvaag has won two straight WIAC crowns at No. 2 doubles and claimed the No. 2 singles title in 2008. A team captain this season, she helped guide the Warhawks to their third straight conference championship.


Stensvaag is a member of Golden Key Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda, along with UW-Whitewater's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Optimist Club. She has volunteered with a youth tennis program and Women in Sports Day.


UW-Whitewater's Michelle Daciolas and Kelly Rutkowski also were nominated for the honor, along with UW-Eau Claire's Gina Dahl, a senior from Fort Atkinson.


Players of the week

UW-Whitewater's Stephanie DesJardins earned WIAC women's soccer defender of the week honors.


The senior defender scored two goals from an outside back position during her last regular-season WIAC match, a 2-1 victory at UW-Stout. She also helped limit Blue Devils' scoring opportunities.


-- UW-Eau Claire's Adam Flyte, a junior out of Fort Atkinson, earned WIAC men's cross country athlete of the week honors.


Flyte battled through heavy snowfall to win the Lake Wissota Invitational on Oct. 23. He ran the 8,000-meter course, which was blanketed with two inches of snow, in a time of 27:45 and led the Blugolds to a perfect score win over UW-River Falls and UW-Stout.



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