Evening State Sports Briefs: Brewers draft RoenickeWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers have drafted a son of their manager, Ron Roenicke.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have drafted a son of their manager, Ron Roenicke.
Milwaukee selected college outfielder Lance Roenicke from California-Santa Barbara in the 25th round of the Major League Draft, which is in its third-and-final day. As of early afternoon, the Brewers had made a dozen selections today. Besides Roenicke, they included two catchers, four infielders, and three right-handed pitchers, and a left-hander. That was through Round-26. There were 14 more rounds scheduled today.
Two Wisconsin players have been named to the coaches’ All-America baseball teams for the NCAA’s Division III. Jared Fon and Marty Herum, both of UW-Whitewater, were named to the coaches’ second team. It’s the third straight year the Warhawks have landed at least one player on the coaches’ All-American squads. And it’s the first time since 2005 that multiple players were selected.
Football center Peter Konz and women’s soccer forward Laurie Nosbusch have been named the Wisconsin Badgers’ winners of the Big Ten’s Medal-of-Honor. The award goes to a male-and-female graduate at each Big Ten school who excel both in sports and in the classroom. Konz was a three-year starter on the Badger football team before he graduated in May with a three-point-two-nine grade-point-average in communication arts. Nosbusch was a four-year starter on the Badgers’ women’s soccer team, and she finished fifth all time at the UW for goals and total points. Both Nosbusch and Konz have received numerous conference and regional honors.
The Milwaukee School of Engineering will not have a women’s golf team this fall. The program started in 1999 and was discontinued in 2009 due to a lack of student participation. Coach Phil Plautz had a team in 2010-and-11 – but it struggled due to a continued lack of interest.