More than 100 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh student-athletes and coaches from the past and present will be recognized at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Centennial Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
UW Oshkosh was represented 129 times, the most of any school, on the WIAC All-Centennial Teams. Throughout the past year, the conference selected these squads to recognize outstanding individuals from the past 100 years. There were 24 teams released – one for each of the league’s championship sports since 1913. Selected athletes will receive a certificate at the banquet.
UW Oshkosh athletes occupied 122 spots on the all-time teams, including 25 for women’s track & field, 16 for baseball and 14 for both men’s soccer and men’s track & field. UW-Oshkosh also owned nine positions on the men’s gymnastics team and six on the women’s cross country squad.
The first organizational meeting of the State Normal School Conference (later to become the WIAC) was held in Madison in 1913 (July). The institutions represented at that meeting were La Crosse, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Superior and Whitewater. Stout joined the conference in 1914, followed by Eau Claire in 1917. Milwaukee left the conference in 1964. The WIAC is the ninth-oldest conference in the NCAA, which is comprised of nearly 100 conferences at the Division I, II and III levels.
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Kennan Timm submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.