UWSP announces Hall of Fame class
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point athletic department announced the inductees for its 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame class Tuesday, Aug. 7.
This year’s inductees are Doug Coe (baseball), Jared Jenkins (football), Kari (Moldrem) Rowekamp (softball), Amy (Statz) Truckey (women’s hockey), Jessica Urban (women’s golf) and Rick Witt (cross country/track and field).
The 2018 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Friday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Laird Room of the UWSP Dreyfus University Center. The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of the UWSP Homecoming football game against UW-Stout at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
Coe was a catcher on the UWSP baseball team from 2006 to 2008 and helped the team to a fifth-place finish in the 2006 NCAA Division III College World Series, a third-place finish at the 2007 College World Series, and a trip to the NCAA Regionals in 2008.
In 2008, he was selected as the WIAC Position Player of the Year, First-Team All-Region, a Second-Team D3Baseball.com All-American and a First-Team ABCA All-American.
Coe holds the program record for most games played in a single-season (53) and career slugging percentage (.703). He ranks third in batting average (.392) and fourth in single-season home runs (15). Coe graduated from UWSP with a degree in elementary education and a coaching certificate in December of 2009. He went on to complete a master’s degree in athletic administration from Ohio University.
Jenkins was a two-sport standout at UWSP from 2007 to 2010, for the football and men’s basketball teams.
As a wide receiver in football, Jenkins holds the school record for most career receiving yards (3,632) and most touchdowns receptions in a game (four). He ranks second in UWSP history for most career receptions (273) and career touchdown receptions (34).
He was a First Team All-WIAC wide receiver as a sophomore, junior and a senior.
He was also twice named an All-American punter and three times an All-WIAC selection. As a punter, he holds school records for game, season, and career averages. Since 2010, Jenkins has held the best punting average in the WIAC (45 yards per punt).
In addition to football, Jenkins was a First Team All-WIAC guard on the UWSP men’s basketball team’s 2010 NCAA Division III National Championship team, and was named to the 2010 NCAA Division III Final Four All-Tournament Team.
Following his collegiate career, Jenkins was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions in 2011, and later signed with the St. Louis Rams.
During her four-year career on the UWSP softball team, Kari (Moldrem) Rowekamp was a key part of the first Pointers’ team to win a National Championship in softball in 1998.
She ranks first in program history in games played in a season (57), most RBI in a season (57) and career triples (13). She was twice named First-Team All-WIAC, and was a 1997 TPS Second-Team All-Region Utility Player and the MVP of the 1996 NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Tournament.
A versatile utility player, Rowekamp started games at shortstop, first base, second base and left field. Her teammates voted her as the winner of the UWSP Hitting Award in 1996 and 1997.
After graduating in December of 1999 with a degree in physical education, she has worked for seven years in the Cadott Community School District.
Amy (Statz) Truckey was a goalie for the UWSP women’s hockey team from 2003 to 2007 and finished her senior season as the WIAC leader in career wins with 68, a record that stood for 10 years.
She still holds the WIAC records for career shutouts (20), wins in a season (20) and is second in saves (1,811). During her UWSP career, Truckey was a part of two NCHA Regular Season Titles, four NCHA Playoff Titles, and a National Runner up and two third-place finishes in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
In addition to her achievements on the ice, Truckey was an excellent student in the classroom, and was named to the NCHA All-Academic Team three times.
She was also the 2007 NCHA Scholar Athlete and a Third-Team Academic All-American. She earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and went on to get a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the Baylor College of Medicine.
A member of the UWSP women’s golf team from 2006 to 2010, Urban was a two-time All-American and is the most decorated golfer in UWSP history.
She was named First-Team All-WIAC four times, the WIAC Player of the Year twice and an All-Central Regional selection all four years. She qualified for the NCAA Individual Tournament four times and once with her team.
Urban was the Individual National Runner-up, as well as a member of UWSP’s National Runner-up team in 2009, before she became the 2010 NCAA Division III Individual National Champion.
She received 2009 NCAA Division III Player of the Year honors, PING NGCA Division III Player of the Year honors and was a two-time First Team All-American. Urban was also named to the WIAC All-Time team. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UWSP.
Witt coached cross country and track and field at UWSP from 1977 to 2014, and produced 25 NCAA Individual National Champions and 245 NCAA All-Americans in cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field.
He is a six-time WIAC Coach of the Year, an eight-time WSUC Coach of the Year, a nine-time NCAA Track and Field/Cross Country Association Regional Coach of the Year and was named the 1996 NCAA National Cross Country Coach of the Year.
During his 37-year stint as the head coach of cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field, his teams finished Top Four in the NCAA 11 times and had 22 Top 10 NCAA finishes.
Among the notable athletes he coached were 2013 USTFCCCA Indoor National Athlete of the Year Dan Sullivan, three-time Olympic Trials participant Chad Johnson, and his son Brett Witt, who was an eight-time NCAA All-American and is the current head coach of the UWSP cross country and track and field teams.