MADISON - Four Wisconsin football players are among 75 named to a watch list for college football's Lombardi Award.
Sophomore linebacker Chris Borland, senior tight end Lance Kendricks, and senior offensive linemen Gabe Carimi and John Moffitt were singled out yesterday. Carimi and Moffitt were also on the watch list for last year's Lombardi award.
Wisconsin senior men's tennis player Moritz Baumann has become the first Badger to ever receive four All-Big Ten honors. Baumann and his doubles partner Marek Michalicka were both named to the all-conference squad yesterday. Michalicka, a junior, received his second straight all-league honor after being named the freshman-of-the-year in 2008. Baumann is 28-8 in singles' play this year. His career mark of 92-35 is the third-best in Wisconsin history. Michalicka won his first 14 singles' matches before Jason Jung of Michigan beat him. Wisconsin will play Minnesota today in a quarter-final match at the Big Ten Tournament in Bloomington, Indiana.
Also in tennis, UW's women's team topped Minnesota 4-0 in the first round of the Big Ten's Women's Tournament in Iowa City, Iowa. The Badgers face top-seeded Michigan today in the quarterfinals.
The Wisconsin softball team got crushed at Notre Dame yesterday, 11-3. Jennifer Krueger went 3-for-3 for the Badgers with two stolen bases and two runs scored. Molly Spence went 2-for-3 with two RBI's. And she broke the Wisconsin freshman record for season RBI's with 33. Krueger and Spence were the only Badgers to get hits against the 25th-ranked Fighting Irish. The rest of the team went 0-for-13. UW's record is 16-27 overall.