UW-Stout’s Naomi DeLara won two national gymnastics titles and the UW-Stout men’s hockey team won its first-ever Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title to highlight the 2010-11 winter sports season.

DeLara, a senior from Kahului, Hawaii, on the island of Maui, wrapped up her illustrious career by winning the vault and the balance beam titles, bring her national championships total to four. As a freshman, DeLara won the balance beam title. As a sophomore, she won the floor exercise.

The gymnastics team scored 184.150 points to finish a best-ever third place at the conference meet and qualified as a team to the national tournament for first time since 2001.

At the national meet, DeLara was named West Region Gymnast of the Year and Coach Becky Beaulieu was named West Region Coach of the Year.
Stout hosted the conference meet. DeLara won balance beam and floor exercise, while Beaulieu received conference Coach of the Year award.

The Blue Devils hockey team finished with a 16-11-0 record, 7-5 in the WIAC. Along with winning the WIAC, Stout took second in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.

Senior forward Branden Gay, who received first team All-America honors, and sophomore goalie Tom Lescovich led the way for the Blue Devils, both earning first team all-NCHA and all-WIAC honors. Senior defenseman Bobby Kuehl was a first team all-WIAC selection and also earned WIAC Scholar-athlete of the Year honors.

On the basketball court, Eric Hostetter wrapped up his high-scoring career with a second consecutive first team all-WIAC selection and finished with 1,280 career points, seventh on the Stout all-time scoring list. Tricia VanVreede put the wraps on her four-year career by earning first team all-WIAC honors.

On the track, junior Daniel Drewek regained the WIAC indoor pole vault crown and cleared 17 feet to earn All-America honors with third place at the NCAA championships. On the women’s side, Anne Guthrie earned All-America honors by placing sixth in the pentathlon.

Summer Outlook 2012