The Wisconsin Badgers and city of Madison lost one of their own Friday night with the passing of Rob Andringa at the age of 51.
Andringa was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in December 2017. He entered hospice in May at his home in Stillwater, MN.
Andringa was a member of the Madison Sports Hall of Fame and won an NCAA championship with the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team in 1990.
"There's now pain and sadness in our family," said head men's hockey coach Tony Granato. "There is nobody that I know who loves and embodies what Badger athletics and especially Badger hockey is all about than Rob Andringa. You can extend that to his entire family.
As a Badger Andringa stands 10th among UW defensemen with 104 career points. He has sense been part of the broadcast booth in radio and for the Big Ten Network. Andringa also called WIAA State Tournament games on WKOW's boradcasts.
He is survived by his wife, Christi, his son, Jack, and his daughters Carson and Dara.