Peter Bolgert is the Opus Student-Athlete of the Week

June 20, 2011

OpusMILWAUKEE - After earning Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors for the second-straight year, distance runner Peter Bolgert is the Opus Student-Athlete of the Week for June 20.

Bolgert was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country University Division First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bolgert becomes the first Marquette student-athlete to earn first team honors from CoSIDA since women’s volleyball player Martha Meyer earned the recognition for the 1996-97 school year. The Sheboygan, Wis., native also earned second team honors in 2010, making him the first multi-year recipient from MU since women’s distance runner Amy Erickson earned second team honors in both 1997 and 1998.

He is the only student-athlete to represent the BIG EAST Conference on either of the top two teams and is joined by third team member Matthew Gibney of Villanova.

The mathematics and physics major holds a 3.98 grade point average and is a four-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team member. The Sheboygan Lutheran High School graduate also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors in 2010, following his participation at the West Preliminary Rounds of the NCAA Championships, where he finished 25th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.


2010-11 Opus Student-Athlete of the Week

Date Student-Athlete Sport Weekly Accomplishments
June 20 Peter Bolgert Track & Field/Cross Country Bolgert earned Captial One Academic All-America® First Team regognition, making him the first Marquette student-athlete to earn first team honors since 1997. The Sheboygan, Wis., native was a second team Academic All-America in 2010.
June 13 Jack Hackett Track & Field Hackett set a new personal best in the mile with a time of 4:06.93 at the 2011 Festival of Miles on June 1. The Port Washington, Wis., native also competed at the Wisco Mile on June 8 and placed second.
June 6 Brice Cleland Track & Field/Cross Country

Cleland was named to the Capital One Academic All-District V First Team along with teammates Peter Bolgert and Nick SzczechThe fifth-year senior graduated in May with a 3.93 grade point average with majors in exercise science, psychology and theology.

May 30 Tyler O'Brien Track & Field O'Brien placed fourth in the fifth heat at the first round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships and was among the contenders for an at-large spot to advance to Saturday's national quarterfinals. The redshirt junior sat as six runners notched faster times in the sixth and final heat to knock him out of the top-six non-automatic qualifiers. The top three times in each preliminary race along with the next six fastest times advanced.
May 23 Kelly Kretz Men's Golf

Kretz tied for second place and survived a playoff Tuesday, May 17 at the West Bend Country Club to advance to an upcoming U.S. Open sectional qualifier. In dramatic fashion, Kretz was the only player in the local qualifying tournament to birdie the closing hole 18, pitching in from 25-feet to earn a spot in a four-person playoff.

May 16 Natalie Kulla Women's Soccer Kulla earned her fifth training camp invitation to compete with the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The St. Louis, Mo., native is one of three goalkeepers at the camp, which runs runs May 15-21.
May 9 Tyler O'Brien Track & Field O'Brien broke his own Marquette record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.05 seconds Saturday, May 7 to top all competitors in the preliminary heats at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships. The Rocky Hill, Conn., native topped his previous MU record of 21.23 seconds to record the fastest time in the BIG EAST this season.
May 2 Carlye Schuh Track & Field Schuh reached a top distance of 19 feet, 6 inches (5.94 meters) in the long jump at the Stan Lyons Invitational to break a 14-year old Marquette record by 1 1/4 inches. The Appleton, Wis., native topped former school record holder Joy Krekelberg's mark of 19 feet, 4 3/4 inches. The mark was the best by a BIG EAST student-athlete in the event over the weekend.
April 25 Kelly Kretz Men's Golf

Kretz tied for sixth at the 2011 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship, closing with a final-round 68 to earn the seventh top-10 finish of his career. He concluded competition at the Innisbrook Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla., with the first bogey-free round of his collegiate career. Kretz's senior season average of 73.47 strokes is the lowest of any golfer in school history outside of former All-American Mike Van Sickle.

April 18 Angel Robinson Women's Basketball Robinson was selected by the New York Liberty with the 22nd pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft before her rights were ultimately traded to her hometown Minnesota Lynx. She joins Abbie Willenborg as the only Golden Eagles to be selected in the WNBA Draft.
April 11 Jimmy Butler Men's Basketball Butler earned most valuable player honors at the 2011 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament after leading his K&D Rounds Landscaping squad to the tournament title. In three games, the Tomball, Texas, native averaged 18.7 points per game, 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, shot 62.1 percent from the floor (18-of-29) and was a perfect 18-of-18 from the free throw line. 
April 4 Tyler O'Brien Track & Field O'Brien, a redshirt junior, swept both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational in 10.58 and 21.28 seconds, respectively. O'Brien's time in the 100 is three-hundredths of a second slower than his personal best, while his 200 time is five-hundredths of a second off his school-record time of 21.23 seconds.
March 28 Angel Robinson Women's Basketball

Robinson helped the Golden Eagles to an NCAA Championship Second Round appearance against Tennessee, where she led MU with 19 points and eight assists in a 79-70 loss. She concluded her Marquette career as the only player in school history to notch over 1,600 career points, 600 rebounds and 500 assists. Robinson was selected as one of 40 finalists for the NCAA Division I State Farm Coaches' All-America Team on Wednesday, March 23.

March 21 Darius Johnson-Odom Men's Basketball Johnson-Odom hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 27 seconds remaining against Syracuse to help MU to a 66-62 victory and a spot in the Sweet 16. He scored a team-high 17 points in the victory over the Orange after leading MU to a 66-55 win over Xavier with a game-high 19 points. Johnson-Odom also became the 43rd player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau and currently sits 42nd in MU history with 1,019 points.
March 14 Junior Cadougan Men's Basketball Cadougan scored a career-high 15 points, including 13 in the second half of a 67-61 victory over West Virginia in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship. The Golden Eagles rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to top the Mountaineers for the second time this season. The Toronto, Ontario native also chipped in five assists and three rebounds to greatly improve MU's chances of an NCAA tournament selection.
March 7 Jack Hackett Track & Field Hackett ran the third-fastest mile time in Marquette history with a mark of 4:07.38 to win his heat at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Sat., March 5. Hackett entered the weekend fifth in school history in the event and shaved one and a half seconds off his personal best.
Feb. 28 Darius Johnson-Odom Men's Basketball Johnson-Odom was named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the second time this season after he helped the Golden Eagles to wins at No. 14/15 Connecticut and at home against Providence. The Raleigh, N.C., native scored 11 of his team-high 17 points against UConn in the final five seconds of regulation and overtime to help MU to its first top-25 road victory of the season. He also notched a game-high 17 against Providence.
Feb. 21 Christina Ruiz Women's Tennis Ruiz helped MU upset No. 48 Iowa in dual match play by winning her No. 1 doubles match with Rachael Hush and beating Iowa's Jessica Cohen in singles play. The Northville, Mich., native also helped MU beat Northern Illinois on Saturday, Feb. 19.
Feb. 13 Gillian Hush
Women's Tennis
Hush won three singles matches and a pair of doubles contests against Iowa State, Western Michigan and Milwaukee. She helped MU to a 4-3 win over the Broncos with her match-clinching point at No. 4 singles on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Feb. 7 

Tatiyiana McMorris Women's Basketball  McMorris hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds remaining to defeat St. John's, 55-52, on Feb. 5. For her performance in wins over the Red Storm and Villanova on Feb. 1, the Bronx, N.Y., native was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the second-consecutive week.
Jan. 31 

Jimmy Butler

Men's Basketball  Butler became the 42nd player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau with 21 points against No. 5 Connecticut on Jan. 25. The senior also netted 19 points in a win over No. 9/10 Syracuse on Jan. 29, MU's first victory over the Orange since joining the BIG EAST Conference.
Jan. 24

Olga Fischer

Women's Tennis  Fischer helped Marquette open the dual season with a 4-3 victory over the University of Illinois-Chicago at Helfaer Tennis Stadium. The Berlin, Germany native mounted a come-from-behind victory at No. 2 singles to claim a 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 victory on Sunday, Jan. 23.
Jan. 17

Sarina Simmons

Women's Basketball

Simmons earned the first BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll mention of her career after helping MU to wins over No. 6/7 West Virginia on Jan. 11  and at USF on Jan. 17. The Milwaukee native scored 14 points to hand the Mountaineers their first loss of the season and notched a double-double against the Bulls.
Jan. 10 Darius Johnson-Odom Men's Basketball Johnson-Odom tied a career-high with 29 points in a win at Rutgers on Jan. 5 and scored a team-high 20 points in a losing effort at No. 5 Pittsburgh on Jan. 8. He was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll
Jan. 3

Katherine Plouffe

Women's Basketball Plouffe was named the BIG EAST Conference Freshman of the Week on Jan. 3 after helping the Golden Eagles to a title at Florida International's Fun and Sun Classic. The Calgary, Alberta, Canada native averaged 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while helping MU knock off FIU and Louisiana Tech.

Dec. 27

Jae Crowder Men's Basketball Crowder was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Dec. 27 after leading MU to a 102-77 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 21. The junior forward had 22 points, five rebounds, three assists, a pair of steals and a block against the Delta Devils.
Dec. 20

Courtney Weibel

Women's Basketball

Weibel hit a school-record eight 3-pointers in Marquette's 75-46 victory over UNC-Asheville on Dec. 19. The senior guard was 8-of-11 from deep and scored 24 points in 22 minutes of action.
Dec. 13

Vander Blue

Men's Basketball Blue was named the BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Week after scoring a career-high 21 points in a 86-50 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Dec. 7. The Madison, Wis., native also had five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks against the Islanders.
Dec. 6 Lauren Darnall Track and Field Darnall shattered the Marquette indoor school record in the pole vault by reaching a height of 12 feet, 8 3/4 inches at Notre Dame's Blue and Gold Invitational. She bettered her previous personal best by over a foot and Carrie Schmid's school record by seven inches.
Nov. 29 Angel Robinson Women's Basketball Robinson averaged 26.5 points in two road games, including a season-high 32 points at Creighton. The senior guard also scored 21 points in a victory at Wisconsin on Nov. 24.
Nov. 22 Nikki Klingsporn

Women's Volleyball

Klingsporn was named to the 2010 BIG EAST Championship all-tournament team after helping MU to its second appearance in school history. The senior setter was also named First Team All-BIG EAST at the Conference's annual banquet. She recorded her 11th double-double of the season with 45 assists and 10 digs in the semifinals against tournament champion Louisville.
Nov. 15 Lisa Philbin Women's Soccer Philbin helped the Golden Eagles advance to the NCAA Championship Third Round with victories over Central Michigan and Wisconsin. On Nov. 14 Philbin scored the game-tying goal against Wisconsin in the second half to send the contest to overtime, before MU beat the Badgers 2-2 (5-4) in penalty kicks.
Nov. 8 Ciara Jones Women's Volleyball Jones was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll after leading MU to a five-set victory over Seton Hall on Nov. 7. The junior outside hitter landed 20 of her 40 attacks for kills in the win against the Pirates to hit .475 in the match. She also helped MU to a sweep of Rutgers on Nov. 6
Nov. 1 Rabbecka Gonyo Women's Volleyball Gonyo was named to the BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll for the first time in her career on Nov. 1 after helping MU to sweeps of Pittsburgh on Oct. 29 and West Virginia on Oct. 31. The senior hit .727 (9-1-11) against West Virginia and ended the weekend No. 1 in the NCAA in hitting percentage.
Oct. 25 Natalie Kulla Women's Soccer Kulla helped MU to its second BIG EAST Conference American Division Championship and a perfect 11-0 record in BIG EAST play with 2-0 shutouts over Syracuse on Oct. 22 and St. John's on Oct. 24 at Valley Fields.
Oct. 18 Ashley Beyer Women's Volleyball Beyer earned her third BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll nod of the season after helping MU to a perfect 2-0 week. Beyer notched a career-high 19 digs on Oct. 13 at Green Bay.
Oct. 11 Ashley Bares Women's Soccer Bares helped MU to a perfect 2-0 week, including a 1-0 win at Connecticut on Oct. 8 in which she scored the game-winning goal in the 71st minute. The wins against the Huskies and at Providence pushed MU's winning streak to seven matches and a school-record six straight on the road.
Oct. 4 David Check Men's Soccer Check was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week for the second week in a row after helping the Golden Eagles to a 1-0-1 week. Marquette recorded a 1-0 shutout against Wisconsin on Sept. 28 and a 1-1 draw against No. 6/3 Connecticut on Sept. 30.
Sept. 27 Lauren Thut Women's Soccer Thut scored the game-winning goal in the 84th minute of MU's game at Pittsburgh on Sept. 26 to help the Golden Eagles to a 2-1 victory and a perfect 3-0-0 start to BIG EAST Conference play. She also fired two shots in MU's 2-1 win over West Virginia on Sept. 23.
Sept. 20 Rabbecka Gonyo Women's Volleyball Gonyo earned her fourth all-tournament nod of the fall at Northwestern's Wildcat Classic. The Ingleside, Ill., native helped MU to sweeps of Harvard on Sept. 17 and Charlotte on Sept. 18 before falling to the host Wildcats in four sets after the win over the 49ers. Gonyo hit .537 over the weekend.
Sept. 13 Ciara Jones Women's Volleyball Jones led Marquette to a pair of victories in the Marquette/Milwaukee Invitational over Milwaukee on Sept. 11 and Toledo on Sept. 12. The Orlando, Fla., native notched 43 kills in 10 sets over the weekend, including a then season-high 18 in the win over the Panthers.
Sept. 6 Olivia Johnson Cross Country Johnson captured the women's title at the Badger Classic over runners from Wisconsin, Northwestern and Northern Illinois. She won the four-kilometer race in 14:20.
Aug. 30 Nikki Klingsporn Women's Volleyball Klingsporn was named to the Golden Gopher Invite All-Tournament Team after helping MU to a runner-up finish at the event. Klingsporn notched a double-double of 40 assists and 10 digs against No. 6 Minnesota and was named the the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Aug. 30.
Aug. 23 Rachel Sloan Women's Soccer Sloan scored two goals in Marquette's season opening 5-0 victory over Idaho State on Aug. 20. She also helped MU to a 1-1 draw against Ohio State on Aug. 22 at Valley Fields.
Aug. 16 Lindsey Page Women's Soccer Page scored Marquette's lone goal in a 1-1 draw against the University of Wisconsin in the Golden Eagles' first game of the season.
Aug. 9 Junior Cadougan Men's Basketball

Cadougan earned most valuable player honors at the Scion Dental Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am, which finished play Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Al McGuire Center. He averaged over 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the first annual month-long tournament.

Aug. 2 Anthony Colaizzi Men's Soccer Colaizzi, a member of the Premier Development League's Thunder Bay Chill, claimed the Central Conference title with a 2-1 win over the Michigan Bucks and advanced to the semifinals of the PDL Tournament. The Chill will face the Baton Rouge Capitals on Aug. 6 and should they win they would face the Reading United or Portland Timbers in the championship game on Saturday, Aug. 7 on the Fox Soccer Channel.
July 26 Natalie Kulla Women's Soccer Kulla was one of two goalkeepers named to the U.S. U23 National Team earlier this summer and helped the United States to a championship at the Four Nations Tournament on July 12. 
July 19 Brice Cleland Cross Country  Cleland was named the 2009-10 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Excellence Sport Award winner for men's cross country. A triple major in exercise science, psychology and theology, he is the only Marquette student-athlete to earn the honor which recognizes academic and athletic achievement as well as community service.
July 12 Kelly Kretz Men's Golf Kretz will compete in his third-straight U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship this week in Greensboro, N.C., after finishing as runner-up at the local qualifier in Hartford, Wis. The senior carded a two-round score of 139 to finish one stroke behind Andy Hansen on June 19 at the Washington County Golf Course.
July 5 Vander Blue Men's Basketball Blue helped USA Basketball's Under-18 National Team to a Gold Medal at the Pan-American Games in San Antonio, Texas on June 30. Follows Lazar Hayward as the second MU student-athlete to compete internationally in the last two summers.
June 28 Peter Bolgert Track & Field Bolgert was named a 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American for track and field. The Sheboygan, Wis., native entered the 2010 spring semester with a perfect 4.0 grade point average as a mathematics and physics major.




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