16 Sep

Volleyball: Carilini remains in contention for AAU Sullivan Award

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team’s most valuable player and graduating senior Lauren Carilini was named a semifinalist for the 2016 AAU Sullivan Award Monday, given to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the U.S. Carilini finished her career at Wisconsin as one of the most dominant volleyball players to ever suit up in the Field House, finishing second for most assists and first for most double-doubles in program history.The Sullivan Award, one of the most prestigious in all of college sports, began in 1930 and its first recipient was co-founder of the Masters, Bobby Jones. Carilini could join the fraternity of college sports legends on March 13 when the finalists are announced, before heading to New York for the revealing of the winner on April 11.Volleyball: Badgers earn one more weekend to dance after two winsIn the opening weekend action of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament, the No. 3 University of Wisconsin swept both their Read…Just being named a semifinalist is noteworthy enough for the four-time All-American as she joins the ranks of Badger football great Ron Dayne, who was the only other Wisconsin athlete nominated for this award. Dayne was named one of the five finalists for the Sullivan in 2000 when the running back won the Heisman Trophy and broke the record for the most rushing yards in all of college football.Carilini, however, can read down her own laundry list of accomplishments she achieved in Madison, winning 2014 Big Ten conference player of the year, two-time Big Ten setter of the year and four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.Female athlete of the semester: Lauren Carlini is ‘the best Badger we’ve ever had’University of Wisconsin senior Lauren Carlini played her final match at the UW Field House Saturday in front of a Read…Despite falling short of a NCAA championship in her four tournament appearances, the graduating senior remains one of the all-time greats in the Wisconsin program and, regardless of whether or not she wins the award, will be considered in that light for some time.The public can vote on the finalists until March 13, upon which time the names of the final six will be announced.last_img read more

28 Aug

Local veterinarian nominated for prestigious national award

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich –A local veterinarian may be putting Alpena on the map as she’s been nominated for a prestigious award.Danielle Knight owner of Switzer Veterinarian Clinic has been selected for the American Humane’s Hero Veterinarian award.Only one of five finalists in the US are selected each year.The selection process is based on heroes who dedicate their lives to making a difference in animals’ lives through outstanding service.Dr. Knight has worked as a veterinarian for 17 years and shares with us her secret to success.Dr. Knight is unsure who nominated her but they said she donates thousands of dollars in services and treats each pet like her own.Knight shared that the winner will get to participate in a program on the Hallmark channel which she said is pretty exciting.The nomination process is still open and if you would like to make your selection,  you can visit herovetawards.org.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Pets of the WeekNext Bay Athletic Club reopens to their new normallast_img read more