McLaughlin named Golden Pickaxe winner for Pioneer baseball

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville athletic department hosted the Pioneers Athletics Showcase of Student-Athlete Excellence and Senior Sendoff (presented by Tricor Insurance) on the evening of Monday, May 9.

The event honored the senior student-athletes and awarded a Golden Pickaxe and a Difference Maker Award to one student-athlete of each athletic program.

Mitchell McLaughlin, a 2019 graduate of Amboy High School, was named the Golden Pickaxe winner for the Pioneer baseball team.

The Golden Pickaxe Award winners were chosen by their teammates and coaching staff. The award is the embodiment of what it means to be a UW-Platteville student-athlete and focuses on four main pillars: academic excellence, athletic excellence, selfless leadership, and community engagement.