Blugold student-athletes’ work in the community also was recognized with a national award in December. The Blugolds received an award of merit for this year’s Jostens/National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators Community Service Awards in the category of an array of projects/activities for projects occurring during the 2007-08 school year. UW-Eau Claire was one of only 14 NCAA Division III institutions to earn the award.
More than 420 Division III institutions from around the nation are eligible for the community service awards. It was the third time since the award’s inception in 2000-01 the Blugolds had been honored. In 2002 the Blugolds were the overall winner for the array of projects/activities category, while they earned honorable mention recognition in the same category in 2006.