Greendale's Mergs honored as athletes of the year at Whitewater

July 1, 2014

Alex and Mary Merg of Greendale were named the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Student-Athletes of the Year.

Nominees for that honor must be seniors, own a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25 and have three years of participation in athletics.

Alex majored in accounting and finance and posted a GPA of 3.52. He was on the dean's list for six semesters and the conference honor roll for three seasons.

He was also named the 2014 Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's basketball and was a CFA Institute Research Challenge participant.

Alex helped the men's basketball team to national championships in 2012 and 2014 and was named to the all-conference defensive team this past season.

Mary majored in history and accumulated a GPA of 3.82. She was on the dean's list for seven semesters and the conference honor roll for three seasons.

She was named the 2014 Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women's basketball. After high school, she also won the Stephen T. Gavinski Scholarship.

Mary led the Warhawks to an NCAA Division III runner-up finish in 2013 and third place in 2014, as well as conference crowns in 2013 and 2014.

She broke the school's all-time scoring record with 1,329 points and was named first-team all-conference this season.

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