UWS Inducts Four into Athletic Hall of Fame

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UWS Inducts Four into Athletic Hall of Fame

September 29, 2012 Updated Sep 29, 2012 at 8:31 PM CST

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- UW-Superior added four members to its athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday night, inducting three athletes and a high school girls' basketball coach as the class of 2012.

Erin Kegley, Robert Schneider, and Nathan Ziemski were inducted on athletic merit, and James Negrini entered the Hall as the 2012 recipient of the Mertz Mortotelli Coaching Achievement Award.

Kegley was a four-time All-American for the UW-Superior women's hockey team, and she still holds the school record for career goals and career total points.

She was also a standout for the Yellowjackets softball team, still ranking in the top 10 in several Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) statistical categories.

Schneider, meanwhile, became the first diver ever from the WIAC to be named All-American. He won seven of a possible eight conference championships during his collegiate career, winning titles in both the one-meter and three-meter events.

Ziemski finished his career at UW-Superior a two-time All-American in men's hockey, and he was also an integral part in the school's 2002 NCAA Division III national championship.

Negrini played football for four seasons at UW-Superior, but it really was his subsequent coaching career that gave him his fame. He coached 10 seasons of girls' basketball at Regis High School, amassing a (210-61) record and two WIAA state championships.

He also had stops coaching with Osseo-Fairchild and Eleva-Strum, with his 300th coaching victory coming while he was with Osseo-Fairchild.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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