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Baierl Named Judy Kruckman Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 -- 6:10 AM


MADISON, Wis.-- UW-Eau Claire’s Kendra Baierl has been named recipient of the 2021 WIAC Judy Kruckman Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Award.  

Kendra is a senior at UW-Eau Claire and is from Marshfield where she played for Columbus Catholic.  She is double-majoring in marketing and psychology with a minor in management, and maintains a 3.78 grade point average. She is a four-time member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll and been recognized on UW-Eau Claire’s Dean’s List numerous semesters, while receiving Academic Distinction.

A team captain this season, Baierl claimed honorable mention status on the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region Team in 2019. She received All-WIAC first team accolades this year for the second time in her career (2019). She helped UW-Eau Claire win the conference regular-season title this year and in 2018. The Blugolds also secured the tournament title in 2018.
She has served as a UW-Eau Claire Campus Ambassador, Blugold Marketing Director and member of UW-Eau Claire’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Baierl has worked as a teaching assistant for the UW-Eau Claire College of Business and a marketing intern with Spectrum Industries.

The WIAC Scholar-Athlete Award is named after Judy Kruckman, who served as Assistant Commissioner for the WIAC from 1996-98. Prior to this appointment, she was Commissioner of the Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WWIAC) from October 1984 - September 1996. Kruckman was the women's athletics director at UW-Eau Claire from 1974-84, and one of the original representatives to the WWIAC when it formed in 1971.
In order to be nominated for the scholar-athlete award, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.50 grade point average. In addition, she must be in her last year of competition, or on schedule to graduate this academic year, and have competed for a minimum of two years. The award is based on academic achievements, athletics accomplishments and involvement in other campus activities, organizations and community service projects.

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