The University of Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball program is currently under investigation. As photos and videos were shared publicly. The athletic department released a statement after a photo was sent to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with an online image.
Badgers AD Statement
Statement from UW Athletics pic.twitter.com/M2lK2OYg8a
— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) October 19, 2022
“UWPD is not investigating the volleyball student-athletes for wrongdoing in this matter,” the statement said. “Our top priority is supporting our student-athletes and we are providing them with the appropriate services and resources.”
According to the University, team members were in contact with the police about the photos released. The police are investigating more than one offense, including sharing photos without prior consent. “The unauthorized sharing is a significant and wrongful invasion of the student-athletes privacy, including potential violations of university policies and criminal statutes,” the statement read.
The photos surrounding the incident have been removed from any website that it was posted to.
Badgers Play Speaks For Itself
The team has drawn some attention with their play under coach Kelly Sheffield, certainly as a powerhouse and most successful program under the current athletic department staff. The Badgers have played in the last three Final Fours. They have also reached the finals three times in the last 10 years.
Wisconsin Volleyball is sitting at 13-3 overall with a 7-1 record in the BIG. Their next match is on Friday at 7:00 pm against Michigan State.
We will see what happens in the coming weeks with the Wisconsin Volleyball team, as the investigation is still being looked into by authorities. They have to continue their play on the court to keep their standing as #5 in the country.