Afternoon State Sports Briefs: UW's Carimi, Meyer given Big Ten Medal of HonorWisconsin Sports
-- University of Wisconsin football lineman Gabe Carimi and swimmer Maggie Meyer have been given the Big Ten’s Medal-of-Honor.
MADISON - University of Wisconsin football lineman Gabe Carimi and swimmer Maggie Meyer have been given the Big Ten’s Medal-of-Honor.
The awards are given to male-and-female graduates who’ve excelled both in their sports and in their classes. Carimi received the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman – and he’s a four-time All-Conference Academic selection. He graduated last month with a degree in civil-and-environmental engineering. Meyer was the first Badger to win an NCAA women’s swimming title, the 200-yard backstroke. She received 11 All-American swimming honors during her career. And she made the all-conference academic squad this year with a three-point-four-six grade point average in English and religious studies.
Teams in the Northwoods League will open new series tonight. The Eau Claire Express will make its first visit to Green Bay. The Express lost to La Crosse 3-2 last night, while Green Bay was shut out by Waterloo 4-0. Waterloo plays at Madison, where the Mallards were rained out against the Wisconsin Woodchucks of Wausau. The ‘Chucks open a series at Battle Creek this evening. La Crosse is on the road at Wisconsin Rapids, which beat Waterloo 6-2 on Wednesday. Elsewhere, Duluth plays at Rochester. Saint Cloud is at Willmar. Mankato is at Alexandria. And Thunder Bay hosts Brainerd. Battle Creek is now in sole possession of first place in the South Division at 6-2, a half-game ahead of Madison. Mankato and Brainerd share the North lead at 6-2.
In the Midwest League, the Beloit Snappers will try to win a pair against Fort Wayne at home tonight. The Snappers were leading 6-5 last night before the rains came in the fifth inning. They’ll finish that game this evening, and then play their scheduled contest. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are hosting Lake County again tonight, after a 14-2 pasting by the Rattlers on Wednesday. Also tonight, Western Division-leading Burlington is at home against South Bend. East leader Lansing is at Quad Cities. Bowling Green is at Kane County. Cedar Rapids hosts Great Lakes. Dayton plays at Clinton. And Peoria hosts West Michigan.