It was a suitable ending for one of University of Wisconsin’s most productive wide receivers to ever play in Camp Randall stadium, as fifth-year senior Alex Erickson was officially selected to the first-team All-Big Ten offensive team by the media and the second-team by the conference’s coaches Tuesday.Erickson recorded 72 catches — 38 more than the next highest UW player and second-most in the Big Ten — for a team-high 924 yards and three touchdowns this season. His efforts gave life to a sometimes struggling Wisconsin passing attack. Erickson will need just six more catches in his final game to match the school’s single-season reception record of 78.For his career, the wideout has totalled 136 catches, 1,823 yards and six touchdowns while serving as the clear-cut No. 1 wideout for Wisconsin over the course of the past two seasons.In addition to Erickson, fifth-year senior left tackle linemen Tyler Marz was selected to the second-team by the media and third-team by the coaches.For the entire season, Marz served as the cornerstone of an offensive line that has been plagued by youth and injuries, and was honored as an All-Big Ten player for the third consecutive year, as he was an honorable mention in 2013 and 2014. Since the 2013 season, Marz has started 39 consecutive games as a left tackle for UW.Both players began their careers as walk-ons, and they will now have one last opportunity in the team’s bowl game to prove their worth in what has been an otherwise disappointing season for Wisconsin.Football: Senior linebacker Joe Schobert wins Big Ten’s top linebacker awardThe Wisconsin football team’s defense ranked among the best in the nation all season, in large part due to the Read…Honorable mentionsSophomore tight end Troy Fumagalli earned honorable mention for his work in place of starting tight end Austin Traylor, who missed five games with a broken right arm.Fumagalli caught 26 balls for 277 yards and a touchdown, proving his potential to be a reliable starting tight end for the team next season.Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Michael Deiter also earned honorable mention from the media, as he started all 12 games on Wisconsin’s line as both a guard and center.
1 Apr 2015 Dorset’s Kevin Brown wins South West Golf Steward of the Year Dorset’s Kevin Brown has won the title of the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s South West region. Kevin, from Sherborne Golf Club, received his trophy at the annual presentation lunch at The Counting House in London, when the national and regional winners were celebrated. The competition to find and recognise England’s top golf club stewards was in its eighth year and attracted hundreds of votes for the nominated stewards. Kevin commented: “This is a huge personal achievement and it’s just tremendous that the members appreciate what we do in trying to meet their needs.” Kevin was noted by the judges for his flexible approach to the catering offered at Sherborne and his willingness to add new services, such as a café on the ninth tee offering halfway house refreshments. His approach has paid dividends both for the clubhouse takings and for the club as a whole. For example, he has attracted more social members to the club as a direct result of some of the private functions he has hosted. The quality of the food at Sherborne, together with Kevin’s ability to train and motivate his staff came though repeatedly in his nominations, of which there were more than any other club in the South West. Kevin and the other regional winners all received their trophies from England Golf Chief Executive, David Joy, and from Richard Fuller, Fuller’s Corporate Affairs Director. The other winners were: national and South East winner, Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk; Midlands winner David Guest of Halesowen Golf Club, Worcestershire; and North winner, David Prior of Blackley Golf Club, Lancashire. They were chosen after a rigorous judging process. The 2013 Stewards of the Year, Simon and Karen Ward of Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire, joined the judges to whittle down the record entry to three finalists from each region. Each of these 12 were visited personally before the four regional winners were selected, having been judged on their commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: Kevin Brown (centre) is pictured with Richard Fuller (left) and David Joy.