Elite 90 Award Winners

The ELITE 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 90 championships.

Selection Criteria

-Student-athlete is at least a sophomore in academic and athletics standing, and in at least his or her second year of competition (in any sport) at his or her current institution.
-Student-athlete is an active member on the roster and a member of the designated squad size for the championship site.
-Each student-athlete is only eligible to win the award once per academic year, even if he/she participates in more than one sport.

UW-Stevens Point Elite 90 Award Winners (5)
8317 Evan Dixon - Men's Hockey (2016)
Senior Forward Evan Dixon was honored with the Elite 90 Award at the 2016 NCAA DIII Frozen Four in Lake Placid, N.Y. after posting a 3.97 cumulative GPA while double majoring in business administration-finance, insurance and real estate and business administration-marketing. The senior forward captained UW-Stevens Point to its fifth National Championship.
8317 Brandon Jaeger - Men's Hockey (2014, 2015)
A rare two-time Elite 89 Award winner, Brandon Jaeger was honored with the award at 2014 NCAA Division III Frozen Four in Lewiston, Me. and the 2015 NCAA Division III Frozen Four in Minneapolis, Minn. While majoring in accounting and business administration, Jaeger had a 3.97 cumulative GPA in 2014 and raised it even higher to 3.98 in 2015. The Champlin, Minn. native was an All-WIAC pick both years and helped UW-Stevens Point post back-to-back national runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2015. He finished his career as the program's all-time record holder in saves, wins, shutouts, games played and starts by a goaltender.

Caden Untiedt - Men's Basketball (2015)

Sophomore guard Caden Untiedt received the Elite 89 Award at the 2014 NCAA Division III Final Four in Salem, Va. after posting a 3.93 cumulative GPA majoring in computer information systems and web and digital media design. In addition to his work in the classroom, the Edgar product helped UW-Stevens Point go on to win its fourth national championship, averaging 7.1 minutes and 1.2 points a game in 20 games.

7778 Brad Stroik - Baseball (2013)
Junior pitcher Brad Stroik was named the winner of the Elite 89 Award at the 2013 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship in Appleton, Wis. At the time, Stroik was triple-majoring in pre-medicine, biology and bio-chemistry and also had a Spanish minor with a 3.95 cumulative GPA. He was also a valuable part of the Pointers' pitching staff, going 5-0 in 15 appearances, including five starts, and his 50.2 innings pitched were fifth-most on the team. UW-Stevens Point placed fourth at the 2013 NCAA Division III World Series.