Hamilton High School senior Lisa Zoulek was nominated for the 2004 Award of Excellence Honor sponsored by the Women’s Sports Advocates of Wisconsin (WSAW). Zoulek was nominated by Hamilton Athletic Director Mike Gosz who described her as a leader.
“When Lisa competes in basketball and track, she gives it everything she can,” said Gosz. “She is a fine student who has an extremely bright future.”
Zoulek participated in varsity level basketball and track while maintaining a 3.861 grade point average. Despite having numerous knee surgeries throughout her high school career, she continued to compete.
“As a result of her leadership, her coaches designated her captain in basketball,” said Gosz.
Zoulek said participation in athletics made her a stronger student.
“I feel better about myself when I am active and that is what sports does – keeps me motivated and active. It helps me balance my priorities,” Zoulek said. “Because of athletics, I am a stronger person.”
Criteria for selection is based on senior standing as a student-athlete, varsity lettering in at least one WIAA sport, 3.0 or higher grade point average and outstanding athletic and academic achievement.
Founded in 1980, the WSAW is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for girls and women who participate in sports. The organization sponsors statewide awards programs in honor of Wisconsin’s finest female athletes. The WSAW program is the only one of its type in Wisconsin, recognizing both public and private school student athletes.
Award recipients will be honored Jan. 31 at WSAW’s 14th Annual Awards Banquet at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Milwaukee.