EAU CLAIRE — To say Lewis Mau, a 2011 graduate of Colfax High School had a pretty good college career playing basketball for the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds may be an understatement. Mau was a four year letter winner for the team and was a major reason the team made it to the semi-finals of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament this season for the first time since 2009.
Although the Blugolds record wasn’t all that impressive in his four years (they were 46-56 overall and 20-44 in conference play), they showed steady improvement in the always tough WIAC.
Mau was the team leader in several categories including rebounds (164), assists (80) and steals (32) as a senior and was second on the team in scoring with 243 points. He was second for the Blugolds scoring wise as a junior with 284 points and led them in assists (62) and steals (40). His sophomore year, Mau was the leading scorer for the team with 284 points for a 11.4 average, hitting on 37 three point shots and 63 of 95 free throw attempts. He was also first in assists (50) and in steals (38).
For his career, Mau scored 901 points, snared 452 rebounds, collected 213 assists and 124 steals. Much like his high school days, he had a keen eye from behind the arc, shooting 39% on 83 of 209 attempts. And also like high school, his free throw shooting was a little inconsistent as he connected on 179 of 309 for nearly 60%. Mau was a two time All Conference player, as a sophomore and a senior and was named both the Blugold Player of the Week and WIAC Player of the Week several times. He was also named to the WIAC All Defensive team as a sophomore.
Blugold coach Matt Siverling, who actually recruited Mau out of high school to play for him while coaching at UW-Superior, had high praise for his player of three years.
“I really enjoyed coaching Lewis,” he said. “During his time here at UW-EC, he developed a very strong work ethic and really enhanced his leadership skills. He played a major role in creating an opportunity for us to participate in the WIAC tournament,” he added.
Mau will graduate this spring with a degree in Business Administration and will be looking for a job in his field.