WolfPack baseball players make history

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has released its 2019 Division II Baseball All-American Teams, and for the second time in Madison College history, the list includes three members of the WolfPack. Sophomore Nick Gile was selected as a first team honoree, while fellow second years Matt Hamilton and Nathan Aide earned second team accolades. The last and only time the Madison College baseball team had three All-Americans in the same year was in 2001 (Mike Mueller, Brian Schumacher and Scott Whitrock). The trio gives the 'Pack 23 All-Americans, with Gile becoming the ninth to receive first team recognition.

Published June 14, 2019.

Big league franchises draft WolfPack players

The list of current and former Madison College players drafted by big league franchises grew by two in 2019. On June 5, sophomore pitcher Brandon Komar's name was called as a 13th Round selection by the San Diego Padres during the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Later that day, former WolfPack infielder Cade Bunnell was announced as a 40th Round pick of the Atlanta Braves. The duo pushes the list of current and former Madison College players taken in the draft to 29, with Komar becoming the 17th player to be drafted straight from Madison College.  

Published June 12, 2019. Updated June 18, 2019.

Wolfpack golf team finishes run at championship

The WolfPack finished the 2019 NJCAA Division III Golf Championship tournament with an 11th-place finish after posting a final round 348 team score resulting in a final tally of 1394. It is the lowest finish of the seven team appearance at the national championship.

Joe Cayer, freshman, received All-American honors and is the 12th player in program history to earn this distinction.  

Published June 10, 2019.

Staff members complete development program

Madison College staff members recently completed a development program through the Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute (WLDI). WLDI is a yearlong program and it is designed by The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). The goal of the institute is to develop leaders in all areas of technical college leadership, increase diversity of leaders across all management levels and foster interaction with other WTCS leaders through collaborative experiences and practicum opportunities with a college mentor.

WLDI Foundations graduates are listed below:

·         Ashley Bauer, program research coordinator
·         Joshua Cotillier, manager, Risk Management/Health & Safety
·         Cindy Dallmann, manager, School Operations
·         Christa Duren, academic services liaison
·         Zong Her, manager, Institutional Research & Effectiveness
·         Kendricks Hooker, interim dean, School of Health Education
·         Kate Jochimsen, director, Employee Relations
·         Jose Luna, academic advisor
·         Maria McClellan, manager, Campus Operations-Fort Atkinson
·         Thomas Sornson, virtualization architect
·         Joe Steffen, deputy director, Public Safety
·         Masaya Xiong, student support advisor-internship advisor

WLDI Advanced program graduates are listed below:

·         Kathy Spada, associate dean School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology.
·         Marsha Tweedy, associate dean School of Business and Applied Arts

The WLDI foundation graduation was on June 7 and the advanced program graduation was on June 6.

Published June 10, 2019.

WolfPack recognized for 2019 successes

The WolfPack baseball team captured considerable 2019 post season awards. The team reclaimed the North Central Community College Conference (N4C) crown, successfully defended their Region IV title and made a third place finish nationally.

Sophomores Adam LaRock and Nick Gile took the season's top honors. LaRock was named the N4C Most Valuable Player. Gile earned Region IV Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.

First year pitcher Eliot Turnquist was the only player named first team all-conference and first team all-region, while Gile was a second team all-conference pick. Freshman Patrick Foldy received first team all-region and second team all-conference.

Sophomores Matt Hamilton and Nathan Aide were first team all-region selections and fellow second year Walker Jenkins garnered second team honors.

Head Coach Mike Davenport was named conference and region coach of the year.


Published June 7, 2019.

WolfPack earns post season awards

The WolfPack softball team was honored by having seven players and one coach added to several lists of postseason awards following the record-setting season. Freshman Irene Tomasovic was the only player named to the All-North Central Community College Conference and All-Region IV first teams. Fellow freshman Jordan Martin joined Tomasovic on the all-region team and was one of the region's three NJCAA All-American nominations. Sophomore Paige Cornelissen was a first team all-conference honoree, while fellow sophomore Dany Gumz and freshman Morgan Dercola were second team selections. Freshman Maddie Fink rounds out the all-region awards with a second team nod. Head Coach Leo Kalinowski was awarded Region IV Coach of the Year for the second straight year after claiming the region title.

Published June 3, 2019.

Madison College student receives scholarship

Madison College hosted the Madison Metropolitan Links' Award Ceremony on Sunday, June 2. This ceremony recognizes local middle and high school students, along with Continuing Student Scholarship recipients. Dr. Howard Spearman, vice president of Student Affairs, delivered the opening remarks. Andre Jackson, one of Madison College's Business Management program students, received the Continuing Student Scholarship award for his outstanding commitment to academics.

Jackson is the father of three young children and each semester has made the Dean's list at Madison College while also working full-time. One of his references stated, "Jackson has overcome his academic challenges to become the outstanding college student he is today. He was so determined to learn. He does not take his education for granted, taking tremendous pride in his studies." 

Student Support Advisor Teresita Torrence congratulates Andre Jackson for his achievements.

Published June 3, 2019.

Honors program announces winners for competition

Winners of the Spring 2019 Honors Program Competition are listed below:
First Place:

  • Andrew Allison “Controlled Nitrous Application”
  • Program or Discipline: Automotive Technician
  • Supervising Faculty Member: David Heinzen
  • Allison created a module compatible with an unmodified engine and primary control
    module that applies nitrous when correct parameters are satisfied.

Second place:

  • Jerusha Hassell “Gymnastics Gym Business Plan”
  • Program or Discipline: Accounting 
  • Supervising Faculty Member: Theresa Laws-Dahl
  • Hassell designed a business plan to open, operate and maintain a gymnastics gym.

Third place:

  • Alicia Pliner “Dancilates!”
  • Program or Discipline: Physical Education
  • Supervising Faculty Member: Jill Jenks
  • Pliner developed a 16-week fitness curriculum for Madison College. To create the curriculum, Pliner reviewed research in the fitness literature on progression, periodization, safety and technique. 

The winners received trophies, cash prizes ($300, $200, or $100) and an all expenses paid trip to the regional conference to present their Honors Projects. 


Published May 29, 2019.

Head baseball coach receives Coach of the Year award

Mike Davenport received his eighth Region IV Coach of the Year award. The WolfPack also qualifies for the 2019 NJCAA Division II World Series in Enid, Oklahoma, for a ninth time, which will also mark the program's 14th appearance in a NJCAA national tournament. Davenport became the Madison College head baseball coach in 2005, making this his 12th season with the WolfPack. Before coming to Madison, Davenport spent nine seasons as head coach, athletic director and assistant wellness center director for Kishwaukee College. 

Published May 22, 2019.

Infielder named tournament Most Valuable Player

Sophomore Third Baseman Marquis Reuter was named the Region IV Tournament Most Valuable Player. Reuter came to Madison College after attending Sun Prairie High School, where he was a three-year baseball participant and 3-time letter winner. Reuter's goal after Madison College is to attened a four-year university and become a professional athlete. When not playing baseball, Reuter can be found working out, hanging out with friends or eating dumplings.

Published May 22, 2019. Updated May 31, 2019.