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The Academic Game Plan (AGP) is a collaborative approach to supporting and recognizing excellence in student achievement, academic success and personal growth.

The AGP is informed by the academic and athletic missions of the University in support of the NCAA Division III philosophy, which places the highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of all students’ academic programs.


AGP in UW-Oshkosh Today

The Academic Game Plan

Partnering for Student Success: The AGP is based on a web of partnerships between athletics and existing resource centers and services for student success to identify, track, and assist student-athletes to achieve their academic goals.

Connecting with Faculty: A key component of the AGP is the direct involvement of faculty and instructional staff with each team, its coaching staff and with individual student-athletes. UWO professors help student-athletes understand what it takes to be academically successful at UWO and they take a personal interest in each athlete’s success. These “Team Fellows” are cheerleaders for the their student-athletes on and off the field.

Recognizing Academic Achievement: The AGP recognizes achievement in the classroom with an award focused on academic merit. Student-athletes who have at least two full seasons of participation in their sport prior to graduation with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible for a UW-Oshkosh Scholar Athlete award at graduation.  


Team Fellows

Team Fellows are faculty and staff members who are part of their ‘adoptive’ team. The Team Fellows program started with five teams in the 2016-2017 academic year:  Women’s Golf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Tennis and Men’s Wrestling. In 2017-2018, new team fellows joined Women’s Gymnastics, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Swimming & Diving, and Men’s and Women’s Basketball.  

Current Team Fellows
Men's Basketball

Gena Frey • Reading and Study Skills Center

Michael Skowronski • Mathematics

Debbie G. Patten • University Studies Program

Women's Basketball

Kristin Vielbig • English

Jessica Spanbauer • Center for Academic Resources

Christy Brazee • Communications Studies

Women's Golf 

Jordan Karsten • Anthropology

Beth Hubbard • Radio-TV-Film

Women's Gymnastics

Dale Feinauer • Labor & Human Resource Management

Gregory Kleinheinz • Engineering Technology

Meghan Dirth • Communication Studies

Sonja N. Jeter • Biology

Women's Soccer

Alicia Johnson • Women's Center

Jeffrey W. Pickron • History

Chrissy Lambie • Career Services

Men's Swimming & Diving

Stephen Kercher • History

Jean Patt • COLS - Student Academic Affairs

Kari Jaeckel-Rodriguez • Ready and Study Skills Center 

Women's Swimming & Diving

Dani Kvam • Communcation Studies

Melanie Marine • Reading and Study Skills Center

Alicia Stuedemann • Career Services

Women's Tennis

Erik Krohn • Computer Science

David Penniston • Mathematics

Women's Volleyball 

Heike Alberts • Geography

Laura Carnahan • Geography

Vince Filak • Journalism


Dan Schmidt • Kinesiology

Crystal Mueller • English, Writing Center

Lee Van Scyoc • Economics

Druscilla Scribner • Political Science