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Wisconsin adds 12 to UW Athletic Hall of Fame in Class of 2024

Wisconsin adds 12 to UW Athletic Hall of Fame in Class of 2024

MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin Director of Athletics Chris McIntosh announced on Wednesday that 12 outstanding athletes, staff and supporters will be inducted into the UW Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2024.

The UW Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony on Friday, Sept. 6. All inductees will also be recognized during the Wisconsin home football game on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Camp Randall Stadium.

Contemporary-era athletes (after 1974) Adam Burish (Hockey, 2002-06); James Dunkleberger (Track & Field, 1994-97); Mark Laporte (Soccer, 1979-82); Gina Panighetti (Swimming, 1996-2000); Marija Neubauer (Tennis, 1990-94); Meaghan Reid (Hockey, 2004-07); Alex Rigsby Cavallini (Hockey, 2010-14); Tarek Saleh (Football, 1993-96); Donnel Thompson (Football, 1996-99); as well as heritage-era athlete John Jagger (Men’s Hockey, 1967-71). They will be joined by Pete Waite in the Coaches/Administration category and Herb Kohl for Special Service.

Contemporary Era

Adam Burish – Hockey (2002-06)

• Captain of the Wisconsin men’s hockey 2006 NCAA Championship team

• Named to the 2006 NCAA All-Tournament Team

• Nine-year NHL career with Chicago, Dallas and San Jose

• 2010 Stanley Cup Champion with the Chicago Blackhawks

• First brother and sister duo (Nikki Burish) to win a NCAA national championship in the same sport and the same year (2006)

• A member of Team USA for the 2008 IIHF World Championships

• Two-time team captain

• Two-time Fenton Kelsey, Jr./Mike Richter Most Competitive Player Award winner

• Native of Madison, Wisconsin

James Dunkleberger – Track & Field (1994-97)

• 1997 NCAA Champion in the decathlon, scoring 7,924 points

• Won back-to-back Big Ten titles in the indoor heptathlon (1995 and 1996)

• Two-time NCAA All-American

• Two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection

• Academic All-Big Ten honoree

• Led the Badgers to a fourth-place team finish at the 1997 NCAA Championships

• Wisconsin also finished sixth at the 1996 NCAA outdoor meet

• Helped the Badgers to a sweep of the Big Ten indoor and outdoor titles in 1995, 1996 and 1997

• Currently ranks second all-time in UW history with a decathlon score of 7.924 points

• 1995 team captain

Mark LaPorte – Soccer (1979-82)

• Wisconsin men’s soccer, 1979 to 1982

• Two-time first-team…

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