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                    The Kohl Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31

                    Basketball Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33

                    Basketball Locker Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35

                    Feeding the Badgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37

                    Strength and Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39

                    Fetzer Academic Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41

                    CHAMPS/Life Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43

                    Sports Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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                                                                                                                   The Kohl Center
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Kohl Center Amenities
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   36 private suites
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Nicholas Suite with a 200-person capacity for hosting social gatherings
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   a full-service retail store
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   support staff facilities for equipment, strength and conditioning and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    athletic training
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   offices for men’s and women’s basketball and men’s hockey staffs
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   spacious media room
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Kellner Club dining area
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   a 30,000 square foot loading dock

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                                                                                                                          he home for Wisconsin basketball is the
                                                                                                                          Kohl Center, the third-largest (17,230)
                                                                                                                          arena in the Big Ten Conference.
                                                                                                                        The facility is named after U.S. Sen.
                                                                                                                   Herb Kohl, a 1956 UW–Madison graduate
                                                                                                                   who donated $25 million toward the arena’s
                                                                                                                   construction. Kohl’s gift is the single largest
                                                                                                                   private donation in UW history.
                                                                                                                        Former all-Big Ten basketball player
                                                                                                                   Albert “Ab” Nicholas and his wife, Nancy
                                                                                                                   Johnson Nicholas, pledged $10 million toward
                                                                                                                   the project. For their generosity, the facility’s
                                                                                                                   practice gymnasium is called the Nicholas-
                                                                                                                   Johnson Pavilion.
                                                                                                                        The Kohl Center, which cost $76.4 million,
                                                                                                                   also is home to UW women’s basketball, ice
                                                                                                                   hockey and numerous concerts, shows and
                                                                                                                   sporting events.
                                                                                                                        Among the well-known dignitaries and performers who have already
                                                                                                                   appeared at the Kohl Center are Elton John and Billy Joel, The Eagles, ‘N
                                                                                                                   Sync, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Shania Twain, the Moody Blues,
                                                                                                                   John Mellencamp, Yanni, Cher, the Dave Matthews Band and the Dalai
                                                                                                                   Lama. The Kohl Center also hosted the Jeopardy! College Championship
                                                                                                                   and presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008.
                                                                                                                        In 2004, the Kohl Center added an impressive scoreboard, with 9x14-
                                                                                                                   foot video replay boards on all four sides. A ring beam was also installed
                                                                                                                   around the circumference of the arena at the first balcony level.
                                                                                                                        The basketball floor was also refinished and given a new design, as
                                                                                                                   shown in the picture at the top of this page. The practice gym floor, on
                                                                                                                   page 30, was also refinished to match the arena court.


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                                                                                                                                                                                 ABOVE: A display depicting some of the greatest moments in UW athletics history adorns one of
                                                                                                                                                                                 the walls on the main level of the Kohl Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                 LEFT: The new Kohl Center Weight Room opened in September of 2006 with 4,500 square feet of
                                                                                                                                                                                 training and office space for athletes and coaches.

                                                                                                                                                                                 BELOW: In 2004, a new state-of-the-art scoreboard and ring beam were installed at the Kohl
                                                                                                                                                                                 Center. Most recently, a brand new basketball floor was installed in 2008.




                                                                                                                                                 The Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion
                                                                                                                                                  in the Kohl Center houses a
                                                                                                                                                  22,000-square-foot practice
                                                                                                                                                     gymnasium with three
                                                                                                                                                       basketball courts.




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                                                                                                                                                 he men’s basketball offices are located on the second level of the Kohl
                                                                                                                                                 Center. They were recently remodeled with vibrant display cases, new
                                                                                                                                                 photo displays on the walls and new carpeting.
                                                                                                                                                The complex includes separate offices for the head coach, three
                                                                                                                                           assistant coaches and the director of basketball operations. There is also
                                                                                                                                           a reception area as well as a large conference room that houses the video
                                                                                                                                           editing equipment.


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                                                                                                                                           TOP LEFT: A display honoring the former Badgers who have played and are currently playing in the NBA is located
                                                                                                                                           in the reception area of the men’s basketball office.

                                                                                                                                           TOP RIGHT: The Badgers’ 2008-09 seniors are displayed on a 6x9-foot mural in the men’s basketball office.

                                                                                                                                           RIGHT: At the entrance to the men’s basketball office, a display depicting great players and moments from UW’s
                                                                                                                                           past greets visitors. Also shown are some of the championship trophies the Badgers have won over the years.



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                                                                                                                   Basketball Locker Room


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                                                                                                                                                        he men’s basketball team enjoys a
                                                                                                                                                        spacious 2,200-square-foot locker
                                                                                                                                                        room with a number of ameni-
                                                                                                                                                 ties. The state-of-the-art locker areas
                                                                                                                                                 have been designed with the needs of
                                                                                                                                                 student-athletes in mind, including
                                                                                                                                                 team organizational meetings and a
                                                                                                                                                 social area.
                                                                                                                                                      The room is equipped with the lat-
                                                                                                                                                 est technology, including a video system
                                                                                                                                                 and drop-down screen for film study, as
                                                                                                                                                 well as a desktop computer. In the back
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                                                                                                                                                 lounge area are a number of leather
                                                                                                                                                 couches and a 70-inch, flat-screen
                                                                                                                                                 television.
                                                                                                                                                      The locker area itself, separated
                                                                                                                                                 from the lounge area by a smoked glass
                                                                                                                                                 door, is very spacious and provides        TOP: A large, backlit panaromic
                                                                                                                                                 ample area for the players to get ready    picture of the sold-out Kohl
                                                                                                                                                 for practices and games. The shower        Center adorns the back wall of
                                                                                                                                                                                            the locker room.
                                                                                                                                                 area is adjacent to the locker area.
                                                                                                                                                                                            BOTTOM AND RIGHT: A large
                                                                                                                                                                                            lounge area, with leather couch-
                                                                                                                                                                                            es and a 70-inch flat screen
                                                                                                                                                                                            televsion, makes up the back of
                                                                                                                                                                                            the locker room.




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                                                                                                                                                        he Kellner Club is one of the latest additions to
                                                                                                                                                        the Kohl Center and another area that benefits
                                                                                                                                                        Wisconsin’s student-athletes. Teams that practice
                                                                                                                                                 at the Kohl Center, including the men’s basketball team,
                                                                                                                                                 utilize the Kellner Club for post-practice meals.
                                                                                                                                                      The Kellner Club was opened in 2005–06 as a place
                                                                                                                                                 where donors could have dinner prior to Kohl Center
                                                                                                                                                 events. The Kohl Center teams began using the area for
                                                                                                                                                 their meals during the summer of 2006.
                                                                                                                                                      The Kellner Club is located on the second level of
                                                                                                                                                 the Kohl Center, at the north end. The north side of the
                                                                                                                                                 room is completely covered with windows looking out
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                                                                                                                                                 ing the Capital. The room has seating capacity for
                                                                                                                                                 132 people.
                                                                                                                                                      Quality food and service is provided by the Depart-
                                                                                                                                                 ment of Athletics’ food and beverage staff. The staff has
                                                                                                                                                 a full working kitchen in which the meals are prepared
                                                                                                                                                 inside the Kohl Center.




                                                                                                                                                                                                             Above: On gamedays, the Kellner Club is available to donors
                                                                                                                                                                                                             to UW Athletics for meals prior to the start of the game.




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                                                                                                                   Strength & Conditioning


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                                                                                                                         he new Kohl Center Weight Room
                                                                                                                         opened in September of 2006 with
                                                                                                                         4,500 square feet of training and office
                                                                                                                   space for athletes and coaches. The room
                                                                                                                   contains:
                                                                                                                   • 4,500 square feet of space
                                                                                                                   • Individual offices for Kohl Center
                                                                                                                     Strength Staff
                                                                                                                   • Nutrition/Supplement distribution center
                                                                                                                   • Mondo rubber flooring throughout
                                                                                                                   • 8 custom built 8’ x 9’ Magnum platforms
                                                                                                                   • 8 custom designed Magnum Power Racks
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                                                                                                                         Olympic lifts        Squats
                                                                                                                         Bench / Incline      Pullups
                                                                                                                         Dips
                                                                                                                   • 8 custom Magnum adjustable benches
                                                                                                                   • 5 Samson adjustable benches
                                                                                                                   • 9,000 lbs. of free weights
                                                                                                                   • 3 complete sets of rubber coated dumb-
                                                                                                                     bells (10–45 lbs.)
                                                                                                                   • 2 complete sets of rubber coated dumb-
                                                                                                                     bells (50–100 lbs.)
                                                                                                                   • Rubber-coated weight plates and bumpers
                                                                                                                   • 12 Giant aerodyne training bikes
                                                                                                                   • 1 Woodway Desmo-S treadmill
                                                                                                                   • 2 Stair Masters
                                                                                                                   • 3 Vertimax jump platforms

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                                                                                                                                                                           he University of Wisconsin Strength and Conditioning
                                                                                                                   • 1 Shuttle MVP jump trainer                            Program is committed to providing the ultimate train-
                                                                                                                   • 3 Magnum glute ham                                    ing experience for each student-athlete. Our goal is to
                                                                                                                     stations                                       enhance the strength, speed, agility and conditioning of each
                                                                                                                   • 1 Versa Climber                                athlete, while reducing the incidence of basketball-related
                                                                                                                   • 5 custom                                       injuries. We take a proactive approach to accomplishing this
                                                                                                                     slide boards                                   through individual athlete evaluations and program design,
                                                                                                                                                                    Olympic lifting exercises and movement-specific functional
                                                                                                                                                                    training. This is accomplished in a safe, yet competitive envi-
                                                                                                                                                                    ronment, where each student-athlete is encouraged to strive
                                                                                                                                                                    for personal excellence.




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                                                                                                                   Fetzer Student-Athlete Academic Centers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The mission of the Office of Academic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Services is to give student-athletes the


                                                                                                                   T                                                                                                                                       maximum opportunity for academic
                                                                                                                          he Fetzer Student-Athlete Academic Center, named                 Under the supervision of assistant athletic director Doug
                                                                                                                          after Wade and Betty Fetzer, provides for the academic      Tiedt, the advising staff of Mary Weaver-Klees, Alan Zuss-
                                                                                                                          needs of nearly 800 student-athletes at the University      man, Chris Butler, Jerry Darda, Jill Hadfield, Kelli Richards,     achievement by providing an enriching
                                                                                                                   of Wisconsin. The center, located in the Dave McClain Athletic     David Sedor and Bridget Warren, along with tutor coordinator        environment. The Office of Academic
                                                                                                                   Facility, is home to both the academic advising and learning       David Mattison, work with learning specialists Dan Ott, Toni
                                                                                                                   support staffs of the Office of Academic Services.                 O’Keefe, Nancy Gatyas and Denise Kalscheur to render quality        Services will render quality academic
                                                                                                                        A new Fetzer Center location, in the Kohl Center, opened      academic and personal support to student-athletes and assist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         support and life skills development for
                                                                                                                   in October of 2006. Located just down the hall from the men’s      coaches in providing the best possible collegiate experience.
                                                                                                                   locker room, the 5,000-square-foot office serves as a conve-       As Director of Inclusion and Life Skills Programming, Warren        student-athletes. To provide the best
                                                                                                                   nient resource for student-athletes who practice at the Kohl       oversees programs in career and personal development as well
                                                                                                                   Center and/or live in the southeast campus area. The Cen-          as community outreach.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         possible collegiate experience, the staff
                                                                                                                   ter includes a computer lab, quiet study room, private study            The staff, including program assistant Nancy Kreklow,         will work in partnership with coaches,
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                                                                                                                   and learning specialist during normal hours. The Fetzer is a       sin, and a permanent line of communication with all univer-        faculty and administrators to empower
                                                                                                                   WiFi area and is open daily from 8 a.m.–10 p.m.                    sity departments.                                                              student-athletes.
                                                                                                                        The 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility at the           Student-athletes can drop in before practice or between
                                                                                                                   McClain Center is fully wireless and features a large open         classes to study or meet with the advisors and learning
                                                                                                                   study area that is surrounded by nine small to mid-sized           specialists. Sessions are offered on a one-to-one basis at a
                                                                                                                   classrooms, a 55-seat auditorium, staff offices, a computer        time appropriate for the student-athlete. Athletes are degree-
                                                                                                                   lab and a canteen area. The open study area has 30 individual      oriented while allowing for the flexibility to explore different
                                                                                                                   carrels as well as several study tables. The computer lab,         areas. The staff takes a personal approach to each student-
                                                                                                                   under coordinator Jim Eisenmann, allows student-athletes to        athlete in determining his or her individual needs, personal or                                                McClain Fetzer
                                                                                                                   work on assignments, access online library or course materi-       academic.
                                                                                                                   als and check their e-mail. The computer lab also has several           Student-athletes at Wisconsin receive recognition for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Center
                                                                                                                   checkout laptop computers for student-athletes who are trav-       outstanding academics in a number of ways on the national,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     15,000 square feet
                                                                                                                   eling for competitions and other team-related activities.          conference and university level. The annual Student-Athlete
                                                                                                                        The UW Academic Services Staff consists of eight advi-        Academic banquet recognizes student-athletes off the field of                                                  30 individual study carrels
                                                                                                                   sors, four learning specialists, a life skills coordinator and a   play by honoring over 200 athletes with a 3.5 or better grade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nine study rooms
                                                                                                                   tutor coordinator. The staff monitors academic eligibility and     point average. Additionally, the annual CHAMPS Cup competi-
                                                                                                                   progress while providing study groups for selected courses,        tion recognizes the teams that succeed academically and are                                                    55-seat auditorium
                                                                                                                   access to tutors, and hosting a variety of academic and career     involved in community and campus events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Computer lab
                                                                                                                   planning events throughout the year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Checkout laptops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wireless access




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 UW Academic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Eight academic advisors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Four learning specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Life skills coordinator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kohl Fetzer Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tutor coordinator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                5,000 square feet                                Group tutorial sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                10 individual study carrels                      One-on-one tutors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Five study rooms                                 Study tables
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Computer lab with 10 stations                    Review sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Checkout laptops
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                                                                                                                   UW CHAMPS: A Program of Excellence                                                                                                                           2007–08 Community Service award
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Men                               Openweight Crew—Maggie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Basketball—Michael Flowers           Galloway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Football—Luke Swan                Lightweight Crew—Lane Benes

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                                                                                                                           HAMPS (Challenging Athletes
                                                                                                                           Minds for Personal Success) is                                                                                                                      Golf—Jeff Kaiser                  Golf—Heather Herrick
                                                                                                                           a total development program                                                                                                                         Hockey—Davis Drewiske             Hockey—Kayla Hagen
                                                                                                                   that uses athletics as a preparation for                                                                                                                    Tennis—Peter Marrack              Soccer—Katy Meuer
                                                                                                                   success in life. Under the direction of                                                                                                                     Track & CC—Peter Dykstra          Softball—Valyncia Raphael
                                                                                                                   Bridget Warren, the goal of the CHAMPS                                                                                                                                                        Tennis—Erin Jobe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Women
                                                                                                                   program is to support student devel-                                                                                                                                                          Track & CC—Amy Lewis
                                                                                                                   opment initiatives that enhance the                                                                                                                         Basketball – Janese Banks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Volleyball—Megan Mills
                                                                                                                   quality of the student-athlete experience
                                                                                                                   within the university setting.
                                                                                                                        The UW’s CHAMPS program was                                                                                                                                                                Above: Members of several UW teams read to students at a local elementary school for Dr. Seuss Day.
                                                                                                                   selected as one of four 2005 Program                                                                                                                       Community Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Below: Members of the women’s basketball team refereed a students vs. teachers basketball game at a local elementary school.
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                                                                                                                   presented annually to schools that have                                                                                                                                                         Bottom: Kelli Richards teaches a one-credit class on contemporary issues affecting student-athletes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              organizes individual and team
                                                                                                                   displayed a highly effective and pervasive                                                                                                                 community service projects
                                                                                                                   program benefiting their student-athletes                                                                                                                  throughout the year.
                                                                                                                   in the five components of the program.
                                                                                                                        CHAMPS provides support and                                                                                                                              Opportunities are available                                                                                          Diversity & Inclusion
                                                                                                                   opportunities for UW student-athletes                                                                                                                      through one-time events as well
                                                                                                                   in the following areas:                                                                                                                                    as on-going volunteer opportuni-                                                                                        Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ties in the Madison area.                                                                                               The Diversity and Inclusion Program was
                                                                                                                   Athletic Excellence                                                                       Ab
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              b     (left to i ht) Brett Valentyn, M i C i and T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Morris Cain d Tanner          UW has structured outreach                                                                                           implemented to increase the qualitative
                                                                                                                      The student-athlete advisory committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Br
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bronson receive the CHAMPS cup on behalf of the men’s basket-    programs, such as Bookin’ It                                                                                            campus experience for ethnic minority
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ba
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ball team last year.
                                                                                                                   (SAAC) works with the CHAMPS program                                                                                                                       with Bucky. Through this pro-                                                                                           student-athletes.
                                                                                                                   to make sure all of the student-athletes’                                                 Le
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Left: Student-athletes thank the UW students for their support   gram, athletes are scheduled to                                                                                              This program addresses the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             du
                                                                                                                                                                                                             during the year by serving them Babcock ice cream.
                                                                                                                   needs and concerns are being addressed.                                                                                                                    read in fourth grade Madison                                                                                            emotional, social, intellectual and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              classrooms to encourage literacy                                                                                        physical needs of student-athletes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Career Development                                           and continued learning.                                                                                                 of color. The goal is to build leaders
                                                                                                                   Academic Excellence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Workshops on various career topics                                                                                                                                                to serve as positive role models and
                                                                                                                     Through the Fetzer Academic Center,                                                         are offered to student-athletes through-                                                                                                                                             productive members in the community.
                                                                                                                   advisors, tutors, mentors and learning                                                        out the year. Topics include writing                                                                                                                                                      All members are encouraged to
                                                                                                                   specialists are available to all student-                                                     resumes and cover letters, interview-
                                                                                                                   athletes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          understand the importance of high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing tips, networking strategies, dining                                                                                                                                              academic achievements and ultimately
                                                                                                                      A one-credit, 10-week course avail-                                                        etiquette and job search strategies.                                                                                                                                                 increase the qualitative campus
                                                                                                                   able to freshman and sophomore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A one-credit class is available to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      one-cred                                                                                                                                                                        experience for ethnic-minority student-
                                                                                                                   student-athletes discusses issues of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 juniors and s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             seniors on career develop-                                                                                                                                               athletes.
                                                                                                                   transitioning to college such as career      2007–08 CHAMPS Cup                               ment. The course explores career inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            co
                                                                                                                   interests, diversity on campus, as well
                                                                                                                                                                The CHAMPS Cup is an all-sport competi-          ests and goals, as well as the world of
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                                                                                                                   as identity development.
                                                                                                                                                                tion, rewarding teams who exemplify all          work and life after athletics.                                                                                                                                                          Academic Athletic Mentor Partnership
                                                                                                                      Scholarships and internships are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Student-Athletes Equally Supporting
                                                                                                                                                                aspects of the student-athlete.                    Career assessment and career coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ass
                                                                                                                   available through the NCAA for student-
                                                                                                                                                                        Student-athletes earn points for         seling is avai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           available for individuals as                                                                                                                                                  Others
                                                                                                                   athletes continuing their education.
                                                                                                                                                                their teams in six categories: academic          they work to declare a major and gain                                                                                                                                                   Career Links: Diversity Networking
                                                                                                                      The Academic Excellence Banquet is        achievement, athletic achievement, per-          experience within their career field.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             w                                                                                                                                                                           Event
                                                                                                                   held each April to recognize the many                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Black History Month Initiatives
                                                                                                                                                                sonal enhancement, community outreach,                  Athletics partners with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UW Athlet
                                                                                                                   academic achievements of our student-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Diversity Barbeque
                                                                                                                                                                Badger pride and SAAC participation. One         National W C Club and the Wisconsin
                                                                                                                   athletes.
                                                                                                                                                                men’s and one women’s team is recog-             Alumni Association as well as local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Asso
                                                                                                                                                                nized as the overall winner. The men’s and       corporations to assist student-athletes
                                                                                                                   Personal Development                         women’s teams with the highest GPA, as                      jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in finding job and internships as well
                                                                                                                      The UW CHAMPS program requires            well as the team with the most commu-            as assisting in networking and career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               i
                                                                                                                   all student-athletes to attend three per-    nity service points, are also recognized.        opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities
                                                                                                                   sonal development activities each year.
                                                                                                                                                                CHAMPS Cup                                              Athletics hosts Career Night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   UW Athlet
                                                                                                                      Workshops are offered for teams and       Men’s Basketball, Women’s Rowing                 every January. This event is a network-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Januar                                                                                                                                                 ittee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The mission of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to provide a link of commu-
                                                                                                                   larger groups on topics such as safe                                                          ing dinner and career fair for all junior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            an                                                                                                                                               d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        nication between UW–Madison student athletes and athletic department administration and to
                                                                                                                   sex, fiscal responsibility, alcohol, peak    Academic Excellence                                         student-athletes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and senior st                                                                                          provide a support system for student-athletes to discuss various issues specific to the rigors of
                                                                                                                   performance, multiculturalism and            Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Golf                                                                                                                       student-athlete life. We also strive to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Corporations also host information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Corporatio
                                                                                                                   many others.                                 Community Outreach                                                                                                                                      opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sessions and screening interviews
                                                                                                                      Opportunities for team and individual     Men’s Basketball, Women’s Rowing                                                                                                                        SAAC is made up of two representatives from each team. They meet monthly to discuss NCAA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fetzer Center for student-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 within the Fe                                                                                          issues as well as plan student-athlete socials and community outreach events.
                                                                                                                   leadership development are also available                                                     athletes.
                                                                                                                   through both the UW and the NCAA.

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                                                                                                                       MEN’S BASKETBALL • 2008–09




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                                                                                                                   Sports Medicine


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                                                                                                                              isconsin’s sports medicine staff pro-
                                                                                                                              vides all UW student-athletes with
                                                                                                                              high quality health care. The sports
                                                                                                                   medicine program features state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                   facilities and the services of leading sports
                                                                                                                   medicine and health care professionals.
                                                                                                                        The sports medicine staff consists of a
                                                                                                                   team of physicians, dentists, athletic trainers
                                                                                                                   and a full-time nutritionist. The day-to-day
                                                                                                                   care, prevention and treatment of injuries
                                                                                                                   to Badger student-athletes is supervised by
                                                                                                                   a team of 12 full-time and three graduate




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                                                                                                                   assistant National Athletic Trainers Associa-
                                                                                                                   tion (NATA) certified and State of Wisconsin
                                                                                                                   licensed athletic trainers.
                                                                                                                        Under the direction of head athletic
                                                                                                                   trainer Dennis Helwig, the sports medi-
                                                                                                                   cine program focuses on injury prevention.
                                                                                                                   The staff also utilizes functional measures,
                                                                                                                   measures physiological capacity and outlines
                                                                                                                   programs to improve flexibility.
                                                                                                                        A full-time nutritionist provides dietary
                                                                                                                   analysis and supervises training table meals to
                                                                                                                   enhance the performance of student-athletes.
                                                                                                                        The sports medicine facility in the McClain
                                                                                                                   Center features an extensive collection of thera-
                                                                                                                   peutic and rehabilitation equipment including a
                                                                                                                   50-foot, two-lane rehabilitation pool and an on-
                                                                                                                   site x-ray facility. Considered one of the nation’s
                                                                                                                   finest, the McClain Sports Medicine Center                            In addition to the headquarters in the McClain Athletic
                                                                                                                   offers an environment conducive to expedient care and a healthy   Facility, auxiliary athletic training rooms are located in Camp
                                                                                                                   return to competition.                                            Randall Stadium, the Natatorium, the UW Field House and
                                                                                                                        Should an injury occur, athletes are seen immediately        the Kohl Center. All training areas are equipped with the finest
                                                                                                                   by team physicians affiliated with the world-renowned UW          therapeutic modalities and rehabilitative apparatus.
                                                                                                                   Hospital and Clinics.




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