Loney named to WIAC All-Time Golf Team
River Falls High School graduate Maggie Loney has been named to the 10-player Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) All-Time Women's Golf Team in conjunction with the conference's upcoming Centennial Celebration.
WIAC All-Time Teams are being selected in those men's and women's sports that have been classified as "championship" sports at some point during the conference's 100-year history.
All-Time Team members will receive certificates from the conference and it is hoped that most, if not all, of the recipients will be in attendance or represented at the WIAC Centennial Banquet to be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on Aug. 4, 2012.
Loney was the 2002 Big Rivers Conference Player of the Year as a senior at River Falls High School. She went on to earn All-WIAC honors four straight years at UW-Eau Claire from 2003-06 and was the WIAC Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. She was a three-time All-American with the Blugolds and qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championships in 2005.
The student-athlete representation on each WIAC All-Time Team has relied heavily on input provided by the sports information director from each of the nine WIAC campuses, while the process for selecting the head coaches for each team also includes input from a panel of media representatives. The number of individuals selected per team varies depending upon the nature of the sport itself as well as the number of years the sport has/had been sponsored within the conference.
The conference has also elected to establish a special "legacy" category to recognize those student-athletes and coaches who had extremely accomplished careers but competed during an era when the compilation of statistical data was spotty at best and/or the style of play at that time does not translate for comparative purposes to the stats prevalent in the modern era.
Additional teams will be released on a weekly basis throughout much of the 2011-12 academic year. The WIAC "Legacy Team" will also be named at a later date.
More information on the activities and events associated with the WIAC Centennial can be accessed via the WIAC website at www.wiacsports.com.