Jack Borski, of Madison, and Holly Ozanich, of Green Bay, were recognized for their success both on and off the field when they received the 2011 John Taylor Scholar-Athlete Award at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Hall of Fame and Senior Awards Banquet May 1.
The John Taylor Scholar-Athlete Award is presented annually to outstanding male and female senior letter winners who own a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher. The award reflects not only individual athletic achievements, but also the ideals of team contribution, scholastic endeavor and school and community involvement.
Borski has a 3.79 cumulative grade point average as a geology major. The four-year letter winner received NCAA Division III All-America third team honors last fall after helping UW Oshkosh to a 20-1-3 record and a third-place national finish. The 2010 WIAC Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year was a second team selection on the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America College Division Men’s Soccer Team.
Borski, a defender, compiled one assist this season during a 1-0 victory over The College of St. Scholastica, located in Minnesota. In 2009, he totaled one goal and three assists for five points. His freshman and sophomore campaigns included a total of seven assists. A starter in 72 of his 73 career games, Borski finished with one goal and 11 assists for 13 points.
A four-time NCAA Division III champion, Ozanich is a four-year letter winner in both indoor and outdoor track and field. She was a crucial component of the Titans’ indoor national title in 2011, second-place showing in 2010 and third-place result in 2009. Outdoors, Ozanich helped UW Oshkosh to second-place national finishes in 2009 and 2010.
Ozanich, who won NCAA Division III titles in the 20-pound weight throw, shot put and hammer throw, owns a 3.611 cumulative grade point average as a biology major. She is a five-time indoor and outdoor event champion.
UW Oshkosh created the John Taylor Scholar-Athlete award in 1976. Since then, it has rewarded 36 men and 31 women for their excellence.
Kennan Timm, athletics, submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.