Strong 2008-09 season

Liz KooistraThe 2008-09 athletics season was one of the most successful in UW-Eau Claire’s history as the Blugolds finished 12th out of more than 420 NCAA Division III schools in the country. The 581 Blugold athletes also garnered a program-best cumulative grade-point average of 3.11.

Two athletes earned NCAA Division III national titles in track and field. For the indoor season, Sam Johnson captured a title in the 35-pound weight throw; in outdoor, Liz Kooistra won a title in the 400-meter dash as she set a school and facility record.

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