But it's what's engraved on the inside that might invite the most questions:
"SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING"
That 2011 song by LMFAO has an unforgettable connection to the 2020-21 season for the Badgers players who went through it. They blasted it in the locker room after every victory.
"It was pretty special for us, so it had to make an appearance on the ring," said Grace Bowlby, who co-captained last season's team and was part of the group of players that helped design the jewelry.
"Everyone in the locker room that sees that will instantly know what the meaning behind that song is," Bowlby said. "You only get to play that when you win. Obviously playing that one after we won the national championship was probably the best, but it'll never get old. Every time I hear that song, it'll remind me of that whole season."
Coach Mark Johnson told the team at the end of last Friday's practice that there were presents waiting for them in their lockers.
Players knew what that meant and rushed in.
"I was actually one of the last ones because I knew what they look like and I wanted everyone else to run in there," Bowlby said. "It reminds you of all the hard work we put in. And we deserve them. It was pretty surreal."
Owners J.C. Fish and Mark Fredrickson of Mount Horeb awards manufacturer Midwest Scholastic said they met with Badgers players not long after they won the title in March to find out what they wanted their mementos to look like.
UW players also got a ring for winning the Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season and playoff championships. The conference ring has the black UW-Madison crest that became a symbol of inclusion and unity in the athletic department last season.
The NCAA allows schools to spend $325 on a conference championship ring and $415 for a national title award.
Fish and Fredrickson said the designs they and the players finalized then had to go through UW's licensing department before production started.
Any viewpoint of the ring is going to be a good one for UW players and staff members who have built up a good collection over the last few years. The Badgers have won at least one WCHA title in each of the last seven seasons and NCAA crowns in 2019 and 2021.
"They're pretty awesome," Bowlby said. "They're on a shelf in my room next to my national championship trophies."
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