NCAA Division I Sports
NCAA Division I Sports
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TRACK AND FIELD
Bob Allen, a 5-foot-7, 120-pound running machine, captured All-America acclaim as a senior in 1954 when he placed second in the IC4A Eastern Championships and third in the national collegiate championships, missing the two-mile title by 10 yards.
In his first varsity race as a sophomore, he broke the MU indoor two-mile gym record which had stood for over 20 years and then topped the mark the following week.
During his junior season, Allen won the Central Collegiate Conference two-mile indoors and outdoors to set the stage for his outstanding senior year in which he repeated his CCC indoor and outdoor conference titles, broke the oldest record in Marquette track annals - the two-mile mark held by his coach, Mel “Bus” Shimek, - and nearly won the two-mile national title.
Inducted in 1980.
CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK AND FIELD
1954, 1957-61, 1977-88
Jim Allen served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961.
After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years.
During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin “Bus” Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility.
Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.
Inducted in 2009.
A two-way standout, Andrie was also one of Marquette's leading tacklers during his career, registering more than 80 career takedowns as a defensive lineman.
Despite missing what would have been his senior season due to the termination of the program, he was drafted in the sixth round by the Dallas Cowboys.
Named to the NFL All-Rookie Team in 1962, he was a starter at defensive end for Dallas for more than a decade, was named to the Pro Bowl in five consecutive seasons and helped the Cowboys win Super Bowl VI.
The first female inductee to the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame, Kathy Andrykowski was an outstanding two-sport star at MU in volleyball and basketball, earning four letters in each sport.
Captain of the volleyball team for the 1979 season, Andrykowski was a four-time Wisconsin Women's Athletic Conference player in the sport and was honored with the same award in basketball in three seasons. Andrykowski was named captain of the basketball team for the 1979-1980 season after serving as co-captain the previous two campaigns.
At the conclusion of her basketball career, Andrykowski held the top three single-season scoring marks in school history and still holds the top three seasonal averages in rebounding including a mark of 16.8 per game in 1976-1977.
She was drafted by the New York Stars of the WBL but was traded to the New Orleans Pride in the final season of the WBL. She also played professionally overseas.
A two-time All-American in the long jump, John Bennett won the NCAA championship with a jump of 25' 3 1/4“ in 1953 and again in 1954 with an even longer jump that distanced 25' 10 3/4”. He also won the 1954 AAU broad jump and captured the event at the Central Collegiate indoor and outdoor meets in 1953 and 1954, respectively.
A silver medalist in the 1956 Olympics at Melbourne, Bennett took home second-place honors in the long jump at the 1955 Pan American Games with a personal best of 26' 3 3/8“. Bennett took part in 31 additional long jump competitions in Europe and South America over his career and amassed an unblemished 31-0 record in those events.
He still holds the Marquette record in both the indoor and outdoor long jump events with leaps of 24' 6 1/2” and 25' 10 3/4“, respectively.
One of the finest college players of his era, Eugene Berce led Marquette in scoring in 1945, 1947 and 1948, setting school records each year. In 1948, he finished fifth in the country in scoring and broke his own single-game scoring record with 35 points vs. Notre Dame. He was a member of the West Team in the ’48 East-West Game in New York. In addition, he was selected on the Converse and Helms All-America Teams as a senior. In 1961, he was named to Marquette University’s All-Time Team. He played professionally with Oshkosh, Tri-Cities and the Milwaukee Hawks. Inducted in 1980.
Phil Buerk competed in wrestling at Marquette from 1964 to 1968 and is the school's all-time leader in match victories with 120. He won the Wisconsin State A.A.U. championship in his weight classes four straight years and twice claimed the Wheaton and state college meet titles. In dual meet competition over four years, Buerk lost only five of 63 matches while competing in three different weight classes. He twice qualified for the NCAA Tournament and won a career best 35 matches during his junior season. Following his senior year, Buerk received two of Marquette's most prestigious individual athletic honors when he was awarded the 1968 Con Jennings and McCahill Awards. Inducted in 2004 and sponsored by the Marquette Wrestling Club.
Gifted all-around performer who served as team captain of the Marquette football team in 1936. Was chosen as a first-team All-American in 1936 after completing over 50 percent of his pass attempts. Outstanding runner and starred as a defensive back as well. Helped MU to a regular-season mark of 7-1 in ’36, a No. 20 national ranking and a berth in the first-ever Cotton Bowl played in 1937. Accounted for three touchdowns in a 1936 game against St. Mary’s (CA) witnessed by some 60,000 fans at Soldier Field in Chicago. Finished third in the voting for the 1936 Heisman Trophy. Was part of one of the country’s top backfields that featured Ward Cuff, and Guepe twins, Albert and Arthur. Tossed 13 TD passes as a junior in 1935. Played tailback for a couple of seasons with the Chicago Bears. Inducted in 1974
William “Bill” Chandler coached Marquette basketball for 21 seasons (1931-51) and his 193 victories are second all-time behind Al McGuire. Chandler was president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Association in 1938 and was instrumental in forming the NCAA Basketball Tournament. He played center at Wisconsin and later coached at UW-River Falls, Iowa State and Wisconsin before becoming MU’s fourth basketball coach in 1931. His best year came in 1932-33 when he directed the squad to a mark of 14-3. The following campaign, Marquette compiled an impressive 15-4 effort. Inducted in 1988
Jim Chones, a consensus Associated Press, Converse and UPI All-American in 1972, amassed 952 points and 583 rebounds during his 50-game Marquette playing career. Considered by many the most complete big man in the country entering his junior season, Chones ranks among Marquette’s all-time leaders in scoring average (19.0 ppg), rebounding average (11.7 rpg), and field-goal percentage (54.7 percent). In 1971, he helped lead Marquette to a 28-1 record and berth in the NCAA Tournament. The following season Chones led Marquette to a perfect 21-0 start by averaging a team-high 20.5 points and 11.9 rebounds before being selected in the first round of the 1972 ABA Draft by the New York Knicks. Chones went on to enjoy a 10-year professional playing career with five different teams and in 1980 won a NBA Championship as a member of the Los Angles Lakers. Inducted in 2004 and sponsored by Louis Maier.
Bill Cords began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005.
Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988.
In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year.
Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.
Inducted in 2009.
Ward Cuff was a fullback and blocking back on the Marquette team that played TCU in the first Cotton Bowl game (1937) and played for Marquette from 1934-36. As a gridder, he spent much of his time opening scoring lanes for his teammates but also found time to average six yards per carry when called upon. He was also the university heavyweight boxing champion and school record holder in the javelin. After his college days, he played pro football, mostly with the N.Y. Giants where established himself as one of the best defensive backs and place kickers in the National Football League. He led the Giants in rushing and scoring and was named on all-league teams at both fullback and halfback. His jersey number, 14, was retired by the pro club. Inducted in 1988
Ron Drzewiecki was a halfback on the Marquette football team from 1951-54 and finished his career as the school’s all-time leading ground gainer with 1,653 yards for a 5.3 average. In addition, he returned kicks for 1,063 yards, caught 44 passes for 616 yards and scored 30 touchdowns. He was named first-team Catholic All-American on two occasions (’53, ’54) and was honorable mention All-American for three years by the Associated Press. He played in both the East-West Shrine Game and the North- South Senior Bowl Game. Drzewiecki was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1955 and played for them for two seasons. Inducted in 1985
Joseph Dunn was the catalyst on the outstanding Marquette football teams of 1922-23, leading the team from his quarterback position to a two-year record of 17-0 -1. In addition, he was an outstanding punter and place kicker and stood out on defense as well, playing in the backfield. During those two seasons, Marquette outpointed its opponents by a 374-15 margin. As a result, Dunn was honored on Walter Camp’s All-America squad of 1923, and named All-Western, two honors never previously bestowed on a Marquette athlete. Perhaps his outstanding moment on the gridiron took place against Boston College in 1923 when, playing with a broken arm, he directed MU to a late touchdown and kicked the extra point in a 7-6 victory. Dunn also starred as a basketball player at Marquette and served as captain during the 1922-23 campaign. He played pro football with the Chicago Cardinals and was quarterback of the Green Bay Packers’ National Football League championship squads of 1929, 1930 and 1931. After his pro career, Dunn served as freshman football coach at Marquette in 1932 and then as varsity assistant from 1933 to 1940. Inducted in 1972
Dr. Charles Eichenberger served as Marquette’s team physician for over 40 years, all in a volunteer capacity. Respected and beloved by MU athletes in all sports, he emplified the words, loyalty, integrity and character. He played freshman football at Marquette before earning his degree in 1936. In 1940, he graduated from Marquette’s School of Medicine. He served his residency in Chicago before returning to Milwaukee to assist then team physician Dr. Joseph King. Inducted in 1985
MAURICE "BO" ELLIS
Bo Ellis played on Marquette basketball teams for four seasons (1974-77) and averaged double-figure scoring in each campaign. Teams on which he played finished with a 101-18 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year. Marquette finished as national runners-up in 1974 while claiming the 1977 national crown. He led the team in rebounding for three straight years and is just one of two players in school history to have over 1,000 boards during his career (1,085). He finished his playing career as Marquette’s No. 2 all-time leading scorer with 1,663 and still holds the school record for field goals with 674. Selected by his teammates as the squad’s MVP in 1975 and 1977, he was an Associated Press Second-Team All-America pick during the 1976-77 season. Following his graduation, he was a first-round draft pick by Washington and played for Denver of the NBA from 1977 through 1980. Inducted in 1988
Frank Glaser was a three-time All-American in the pole vault. Glaser competed in both track and basketball at Marquette holding numerous records in his specialty — the pole vault. His NCAA finishes were second in 1927, fourth in 1926 and fifth in 1928. His pole vault marks were considered the top collegiate marks in the Midwest. At the 1926 NCAA Championships, Glaser was the only athlete from the state of Wisconsin to earn points. He also placed high at all of the major collegiate track meets including a first-place finish at the Drake Relays (1927), second place at the Kansas Relays (1927) and first place at the Michigan State Relays (1928). The captain of the 1928 track team, Glaser held all of the MU indoor and outdoor pole vault records. Inducted in 1991
Keith Hanson was a three-time Division I All-American in cross country, finishing third at the NCAA championships in 1985, 12th in 1984 and 17th in 1983. A four-time pick to the All-National Catholic team, Hanson was a four-year honoree to the All- Central Collegiate Conference Team. At the time of his induction, he held eight school individual and relay records. Hanson distinguished himself by winning the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships in 1986. The 5,000 meter champion at the 1986 Florida Relays, he claimed the10,000 meters competition at the 1985 Southwest Missouri Relays. An honors student who majored in finance, Keith was a two-time Academic All-American and received the 1986 McCahill Award, the highest honor a Marquette student-athlete can receive. In 1987, he won the Founders Award recognizing the outstanding Amateur athlete in Wisconsin. Inducted in 1999
Hellstrom was the Wisconsin AAU champion in 1952, 1953 and 1954. He was undefeated in 37 consecutive dual matches and Wisconsin AAU matches. He served as the team captain during the 1952 and 1953 seasons. He was invited to the 1952 Olympic Trials. A native of Chicago, he never competed in wrestling as a high school student at Loyola Academy. Following his competitive career, he served as Marquette’s coach in 1954-56. Inducted in 1996.
TRACK AND FIELD
Ed Hoyle was one of the nation's best pole vaulters from 1956 to 1958. After winning the Central Collegiate Conference indoor title his junior year, Hoyle was poised for a strong final season of competition. During his senior year, Hoyle earned six first place finishes, including two on the same day. On February 8, 1958, after winning a dual meet at Eastern Michigan, Hoyle drove 55 miles to East Lansing and broke the Michigan State Relays pole vault record with a mark of 14'6”. Hoyle ascended to the nation's number one ranking during his senior season but was unable to participate in the NCAA national meet due to an ankle injury. The winning height of that meet was 14'4”, a full six inches less than Hoyle's season-best vault of 14'10”. A recipient of the 1958 Con Jennings and McCahill Awards, Hoyle held the Marquette indoor pole vault record of 14' 9 1/8” until 2004. Inducted in 2004 and sponsored by the Marquette University Track Club and his fellow pole vaulters.
Clare was the first Marquette female student-athlete to qualify for the NCAA Championships when she finished ninth in the heptathlon at the 1988 NCAA Outdoor Championships. She participated in the 1985 NAIA National Championships in five events, the high jump, long jump, one-mile relay and two-mile relay indoors and the outdoor heptathlon. In 1985, she received All-America status as a member of the indoor distance medley relay team. A four-time Marquette MVP, Look-Jaeger captained the 1987 and 1988 squads. At the conclusion of her career, she held 13 individual school records and five relay team records. Look-Jaeger received one letter in tennis (1984-85), posting a record of 18-4 at No. 4 singles and 20-8 at No. 2 doubles. She was the NAIA District 11 singles champion and participated in the NAIA National tournament. In 1988, Look-Jaeger received the McCahill Award, the highest honor a Marquette student-athlete can receive. Inducted in 1999
Conrad Jennings was a fixture in the Marquette athletic scene, working in the department for 30 years. Hired as Marquette’s track coach in 1922, he served in that capacity until 1948. In 1926, he assumed the duties of athletic director, a position he would hold until his retirement in 1956. His track teams included stars who competed around the world — men like Ralph Metcalfe, Mike Treps, Ray Ruehl, Mel Shimek and Milt Trost. He popularized the sport of track at Marquette and was one of the founding partners of the Central Collegiate Conference. He was also responsible for bringing such championship meets as the National AAU games, the NCAAs and the Olympic Decathlon Trials to Milwaukee. As athletic director, he oversaw some of the great Marquette football teams during the mid-1930s. In addition, he built up and maintained gymnasium, office, stadium and field facilities in all intercollegiate sports that Marquette participated in. He was later inducted in the Wisconsin Hall of Fame in 1959. Inducted in 1972
Barney Karpfinger wrestled for Marquette for three seasons (1951-53) and was undefeated his senior season with 21 dual meet victories. During his senior year, he defeated Jim Harmon, who would go on to be a national champion. His quickness, agility and strength made him of the nation’s top performers during his career. In 1954 he was appointed assistant wrestling coach. He took over as head coach in 1955 on a “temporary,” and 23 years later in 1978 he retired from Marquette. In addition to his duties at MU, he instituted programs for wrestlers in the Milwaukee community and hosted wrestling programs at Marquette for young wrestlers to help improve their skills. Inducted in 1985
Hayden Knight closed out his career as Marquette soccer’s all-time leading goal scorer (52) and point producer (146 pts.). A two-time team MVP, his top goal-scoring campaigns were 1977 and 1979 with 16 goals. Following his collegiate career, Knight played on a number of successful professional soccer teams including the 1986-87 MISL champions Dallas Sidekicks. He also played for the Milwaukee Wave and Chicago Sting teams in the 1980s. He was a member of the 1981 NASL Indoor champion Edmonton Drillers and the 1984 Chicago Sting. Inducted in 1991
Don Kojis led the Marquette basketball team in scoring as a junior (20.9 ppg) and senior (21.4 ppg) and was a three-time team rebounding leader including an average of 17.1 caroms per game in 1960-61. At the conclusion of his college career, he was the school’s all-time scoring leader with 1,504 points and still ranks as the program’s top career board man with 1,222 rebounds. He was named to the 1959 NCAA Tournament All-Mideast Team and helped Marquette finish with a 23-6 record. At the time, his 578 points and 232 field goals in 1960-61 were school records, and his 462 rebounds still holds up as the top seasonal mark in school lore. Named to the Catholic All-America Team by Catholic Digest in 1961, he still holds the top two Marquette seasonal efforts in rebound average (17.1 rpg in ’60-61 and 15.4 rpg in ’59-60). In December of 1961, his jersey number 44 was retired by the school. After his playing days at Marquette were over, he enjoyed 12 productive seasons in the National Basketball Association, capturing all-star recognition in 1967-68 and 1968-69. Inducted in 1972.
An All-America center in 1932, Art Krueger played under coach Frank Murray from 1930-33. Teams on which he played fashioned a record of 23-8-3. Krueger’s 1930 squad went 8-0-1, had seven games in which it held the opposition scoreless, and scored 155 points to the oppositions’ seven. A native of Milwaukee, he was a co- captain on the 1933 squad. Following his Marquette career, he went on to coach high school football for nine years at South Division High School where he produced three city championships. Inducted in 1988
1941-43 and 1946-47
Ray Kuffel earned three basketball letters in 1941-42, 1942-43 and 1946-47. He also brought home three monograms in football (1941, 1942 and 1946). He was the leading scorer on the 1941-42 and 1942-43 basketball teams. The captain of the 1946 football squad, he earned All-American honors and All-Catholic acclaim following that campaign. He was the second-ever recipient of the McCahill Award, which recognizes the outstanding senior student-athlete. Inducted in 1996
One of only two nine-time letterwinners in Marquette history, Ernie Kukla earned letters in football (end), basketball (center) and track where he specialized in the shot put, discus and javelin. As a member of the 1934 basketball team, he helped Marquette to a record of 14-3 that included victories over five-of-six Big Ten opponents. Football teams on which he competed won 15 and lost eight under coach Frank Murray. In track, he was recognized as one of MU’s most versatile performers in field events, and his points were important towards MU winning the 1933 Central Collegiate Track and Field Championships. Inducted in 1985
Alfred “Butch” Lee was the most valuable player of the 1977 NCAA Final after leading Marquette to the national title. He was a first-team consensus All-American as a senior, being named to All-American teams by Associated Press, United Press International, The Sporting News, Basketball Writers and Basketball Weekly. Lee was named ’77-78 Player of the Year by AP (The Rupp Award), UPI (The Naismith Award) and Basketball Weekly. During his senior season, he paced the team in scoring with a 17.7 points per game average. While helping MU to the national title in ’77, he received second-team All-America status. He recorded 1,735 points during his career, still good for the No. 2 spot all-time at Marquette, and his 84.8 percentage in free throw shooting is tops all-time at Marquette. He stands second on the school’s career chart in field goals with 666 and first in field goal attempts with 1,403. His 628 points in 1976-77 represent the second-highest total by a Marquette junior. He had his jersey number of 15 retired by the school. The Atlanta Hawks made him a first-round draft selection and he also played for Cleveland and Los Angles during his pro career. Inducted in 1985
Stan Lowe worked 45 years in the Marquette athletic department serving in a variety of positions. As an undergraduate at Marquette, he was a student manager for the basketball team in 1923, and in 1924, while still a student, he was named director of ticket sales, a post he held until 1947. In 1947, he was appointed business manager of athletics and in 1962 he stepped up to the post of assistant athletic director. Two years later, he was named the school’s fourth athletic director in 1964, succeeding E.S. Hickey. He would remain as AD until his untimely death in 1969. In 1966, he was named Man of the Year by the Wisconsin Catholic Interscholastic Athletic Association. Inducted in 1991
Maurice Lucas played two seasons of basketball for Marquette (1972-73 and 1973 -74) before being selected in the first round of both the NBA (Chicago) and ABA (Carolina) professional drafts. Lucas paced the team in rebounding in each of his two seasons and his 328 boards during his senior season is good for ninth place on the school’s seasonal chart. His top rebound game at Marquette was a 23-board effort against Loyola in 1973. The MVP and top scorer (15.8 ppg) of the 1973-74 team that finished runner-up in the national championship game, he totaled 936 points in his two campaigns. Lucas was named a 1974 Converse All-American (second team) and started on the 1973 World University Games championship team. He played 14 seasons in the ABA and NBA. He averaged 20.2 points for the NBA champion Portland Trailblazers in 1977. Inducted in 1991
Kristen Maskala was one of the most prolific scorers in Marquette history amassing 1,745 points in three years of play from 1991 to 1994. Maskala scored in double figures in 85 of 89 career games and was a three-time Great Midwest Conference First Team selection. A student-athlete in every sense of the word, Maskala earned academic All-American recognition in each of her three seasons. Following completion of her senior year in 1994, Maskala was named the GTE Academic All-American of the Year in women's basketball, was one of only 14 women's basketball players to earn an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, as well as being named the state of Wisconsin Woman of the Year by the NCAA. Inducted in 2004 and sponsored by Mike Bachus.
Donald McFadyen was a dynamic hockey player who led Marquette to intercollegiate championships in 1928-29-30. He earned All-America acclaim, 1928-30, and served as captain of the 1928-29 squad. McFadyen helped Marquette beat Wisconsin, 9-0, in the program’s first-ever contest. After Marquette, he played professionally and was a member of the 1934 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup champion team. Inducted in 1972
McGaver is one of only two Marquette wrestlers to achieve All-American status, doing so in 1979 when he finished fifth at the NCAA Finals in the heavyweight division. He was twice a regional champion, winning the East Regional in 1979 and the West Regional in 1980, both as a heavyweight. In 1980, McGaver reached the final eight of the NCAA Finals. McGaver won numerous tournament titles during his career at Marquette including the heavyweight division of the 1979 Midlands Tournament, considered the top open competition in the nation. In addition, he claimed the Wheaton Invitational on three occasions and twice took the title at the Stevens Point Open, the Northern Michigan Open and the Michigan Tech Open. A two-time team MVP, he defeated eight of the top 10 wrestlers from 1978-80. After graduation, McGaver was an assistant coach at MU for the 1980-81 season. Inducted in 1999
One of the all-time greats of the college coaching profession, Al McGuire is the school’s all-time winningest coach with a record of 295-80. He led Marquette to the national title in 1977, second place in 1974 and a NIT championship in 1970. His teams were in 11 consecutive post-season tournaments and ranked in the top 10 nearly every season. His last 11 Marquette teams won at least 21 games including his 1970 -71 unit that posted a glittering 28-1 ledger. He earned numerous coaching honors at Marquette, including 1974 Coach of The Year honors from AP, UPI, The Sporting News and the U.S. Basketball Writers. In addition, he coached 12 All-Americans while at Marquette. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1997, MU retired number 77, symbolic of the season of the program’s national title and the year that represented his last year of coaching. Inducted in 1980
One of the greatest players ever to don a Marquette basketball jersey, Dean Meminger helped Marquette to a glittering record of 78-9 during his career including a 46-0 mark at the Milwaukee Arena. He was the team’s leading scorer for two years, averaging 21.2 points in 1971 and 18.8 points in 1970. He was selected by his teammates as the Most Valuable Player of the ’71 team which went undefeated during the regular season (26-0), and advanced to the NCAA Mideast Regional. He closed out his college as the school’s No. 2 all-time leading scorer with 1,637 points. Dean was the MVP of the NIT in 1970, in which Marquette topped St. John’s for the championship. Meminger was also named to the All-Tournament team of the NIT, and the All- Tournament teams of the 1969 and 1971 NCAA. He holds the top two school seasonal marks for free throws and his 493 charity tosses during his career are the most ever by a Marquette player. Following his graduation, he was a first-round NBA draft pick by New York. He went on to enjoy a seven-year pro career with New York and Atlanta. Inducted in 1988
Ralph Metcalfe was known as the world’s fastest human from 1932 through 1934. Was the NCAA champion in the 100- and 200-yard events in 1932-34. Broke or tied every world record from 40 to 220 yards. For five consecutive years (1932-36), he captured the AAU 200-meter title. He also added the Central Collegiate Conference 100 and 220-yard crowns and the Drake Relays 100-yard honors in each of his three varsity seasons at Marquette. At one point in his college career, he had equalled or bettered 13 world’s records. Served as captain of the Marquette track team in 1934. He placed second in the 100 meters and third in the 200 meters in the 1932 Olympics, and came back in the 1936 Olympics to finish second in the 100 meters and help the U.S. win the 400-meter relay. After his college career, he joined the armed forces and served in World War II. After he got out of the army , he would go on to a life of public service and was a congressman for the state of Illinois. He was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. Inducted in 1972
Charles Mulcahy was the No. 1 singles player at Marquette from 1957-59 and finished with an oustanding career singles record of 28-4. He was captain of the men’s tennis team in each of the three years he was on the team and was a two-time participant in the NCAA Championships. He was the recipient of the 1959 McCahill Award, presented to the outstanding senior student-athlete. In 1975, he founded the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, now the largest and longest-running collegiate tennis tournament. He was instrumental in bringing the Davis Cup semifinals to Milwaukee in Sept., 1998. Inducted in 1988
Ed Mullen played three years for the Marquette basketball team (1932-34) and was named a Converse First-Team All-American in 1934, the school’s first-ever All-America pick. While at Marquette, under coach Bill Chandler, the teams Mullen played on finished with a 40-15 record including a 14-3 ledger in 1932-33. Known as a defensive specialist, Mullen often drew the opposing team’s top scorer. In 1935-36, he was Marquette’s freshman basketball coach and varsity assistant. In 1974, he was a unanimous choice to the all-time Marquette team. He played for five seasons for Oshkosh All-Stars in the National Basketball League (1935-40), a forerunner of the National Basketball Association. Inducted in 1974
Frank Murray, the winningest football coach in Marquette history, became recognized as one of the great teachers of the game. He guided Marquette’s unbeaten football teams in 1922, ’23 and 1930. His 1936 Hilltoppers played in the first Cotton Bowl game. His 90-32-6 record at Marquette attracted the University of Virginia and they lured him to Charlottesville in 1937. He compiled a 41-34-5 with the Cavaliers and returned to Milwaukee in 1946 where he coached at Marquette until 1949. Coach Murray was one of the pioneers of the huddle and the spread formation. He was elected to the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. He also coached basketball at Marquette from 1920-29 and compiled a record of 94-73. Inducted in 1991
At the time of his induction, Terry Rand stood 14th in career scoring at Marquette with 1,309 points and third in rebounding with 978 caroms. He was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder as a sophomore, junior and senior. He averaged 15.9 points and 14.7 rebounds per contest during the 1954-55 campaign and helped Marquette to the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. That team went on to post an overall record of 24-3 while finishing eighth in the nation in the Associated Press rankings and ninth in the United Press International poll. In 1956, he scored 43 points against Duquesne and in the process established a Chicago Stadium scoring record. He was picked to the All-Catholic All-America Team in 1955-56 and was tabbed as the squad’s MVP. Rand still holds the school record for most points in an NCAA Tournament game (37 vs. Miami (OH) in 1955). He was chosen as an alternate to the 1956 Olympic Team. Inducted in 1996
Hank Raymonds served as assistant men’s basketball coach from 1961-77 and was the program’s head coach from 1977-83. During his tenure as head coach, Raymonds posted a won-lost ledger of 126-50, good for a 71.6 winning percentage. Five of his players were All-America honorees and 16 players were selected in the NBA Draft. All six of his Marquette teams advanced to post season play, including five trips to the NCAA Tournament and one to the NIT. His ’77-78 squad went 24-4 and was ranked No. 3 nationally in the final United Press International poll. He was named the 1979 Medalist Sports Education Coach of the Year after that team finished 22-7 and was ranked 10th in the Associated Press poll and 13th by UPI. After his coaching days, he served as the school’s athletic director from 1977-87. He was responsible for elevating MU’s women’s athletic teams to Division I status in 1985. Inducted in 1996
GLENN "DOC" RIVERS
Glenn “Doc” Rivers' was a three-year starter from 1980 to 1983 for the men’s basketball team and led MU to NCAA Tournament twice and NIT once. Highlighted by his half-court heave to defeat No. 5 Notre Dame in 1981, Rivers put together arguably the best freshman season in Marquette history. At the time of his induction he still held freshman records for scoring, scoring average, field-goals made, field-goals percentage and steals. One of the toughest defenders and best distributors of the basketball Marquette has ever seen, Rivers ranks among the school leaders in steals and assists. Rivers was a first team Converse All-American in 1982 and was an honorable mention Associated Press and United Press International All-American in 1983. Drafted in the second round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, Rivers averaged 10.9 points, 5.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds over his 13-year playing career. On February 14, 2004, Marquette retired Rivers No. 31 jersey. Inducted in 2004 and sponsored by Craig Kasten.
Barbara, a two-time captain of MU’s tennis team, was the No. 1 singles player in all four of her seasons as well as playing on the No. 1 doubles team in 1984 and 1985. She helped Marquette to the NAIA National Tournament three times (1982, 1983 and 1984) after the team claimed the District 14 title in each of those seasons. In ’82 and ’83, Marquette was the Wisconsin Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Champion, as Rueth captured the WWIAC No. 1 singles titles both years. She also won the No. 2 doubles title in 1982. Ranked No. 18 in the country by the NAIA in 1983, she was ranked as the top singles player in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Tennis Association in 1985. Her career record at Marquette was 67-17 in singles and 66-15 in doubles. She was an NAIA Academic All-American in 1985 and selected to the 1986 North Star Conference Academic Honor Roll. Inducted in 1999
Gene Ronzani was the first Marquette athlete to win nine letters. He played on Marquette’s undefeated grid squad of 1930 and captained the 1932 team. In the final football game of his career, Ronzani rushed for 137 yards and five touchdowns in 21 carries as Marquette drubbed Drake by a 45-0 margin. He served as co-captain of the 1932-33 basketball squad, helping that unit to a record of 14-3. His big game of that year took place when he scored in double figures in a big win over Notre Dame. As a track athlete, he had a javelin throw of 188' 5” that set a Marquette Stadium record during his junior year. As he was winding up his college career, the Marquette Tribune wrote: “Gene Ronzani is Marquette’s greatest all-around athlete and one of the best in the land. He was an All-American in football, rated with the best in basketball, and was an important point winner in track. Marquette and intercollegiate athletics will miss this grand athlete.” After his days at Marquette, he was a member of the Chicago Bears’ organization from 1933-49. He also served on the coaching staff of the Green Bay Packers, 1950-53. Inducted in 1972
John Rydeski was the men’s track team Most Valuable Performer from 1979-81. He also captured the team’s Outstanding Freshman Award in 1978. He earned a spot on the All-Central Collegiate Conference Team in 1980 and 1981, after outstanding performances in the 200 meters and 400 meters. He set nine individual records and was a member of six record-setting relay teams during his Marquette career. Among some of the individual school records he set were the indoor 220-yard dash, 300-yard dash, 300-meter dash and the outdoor 100-meter dash. The captain of the track team in 1980 and 1981, he was the recipient of the ’81 McCahill Award, symbolic of MU’s top senior student-athlete. Inducted in 1996
Catherine “Tat” Shiely was Marquette’s first Coordinator of Women's Athletics from 1975-85, first Senior Women's Athletic Administrator from 1985-94, and NCAA Compliance Officer from 1988-94. Shiely was the Great Midwest Conference compliance chairperson in 1993-94 and also served on the NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Welfare, Access, and Equity from 1992-94. She was a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Board of Directors from 1994-98 and served as their Legislation Chair. In 24 seasons (1975-98) as Marquette's first head volleyball coach she won 380 matches, and in 11 seasons (1975-85) as Marquette's first head basketball coach won 111 games. Shiely was the only woman in the nation to be head coach of women's basketball and volleyball simultaneously. She was selected Volleyball Coach of the Year in 1980 by the Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WWIAC) and in 1992 was named the Great Midwest Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year. In 1989 she received the WWIAC Special Recognition award for her commitment to the development of women's athletics in Wisconsin and for her service to the conference. Inducted in 2004 and sponsored by Briggs & Stratton.
One of the pioneers in the growth of track and field, Melvin “Bus” Shimek left an indelible mark on the sport. His association with Marquette track spanned 52 years from the time he competed (1924-27) through the times he served either as an assistant or head coach (1927-76). As a competitor at Marquette, Shimek won the NCAA championship in the two-mile run in 1927. The school’s first track All-American, other highlights during his career included winning the two-mile event at the Drake Relays, and setting a school record in the process that stood for 27 years. He was an All-American in cross country in ’27 after going undefeated during the season. He became the school’s assistant track coach in 1928 and head coach when Con Jennings, Shimek’s own coach, retired in 1947. Among the athletes he coached were Ken Wiesner, a silver medalist in the high jump in the 1952 Olympics; John Bennett, a long jumper who captured the silver medal in the 1956 Olympics; Olympian Ralph Metcalfe, who won more sprint titles than any other MU runner, and Bob Allen an All-American in 1954. Inducted in 1974
Julie Sievers closed out her career as the school’s all-time leader in women’s basketball in both scoring (1,759 pts.) and rebounding (1,151 rebs.), marks that stood until the 1999-2000 season. At the time of her induction, she was just one of two players in MU history to reach 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in school history. Her 721 career field goals still tops the MU all-time chart as does her single-game record of 43 points. Sievers was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder as a sophomore, junior and senior. In addition, she was a four-time Wisconsin Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference (WWIAC) honoree. She served as a co-captain on the 1982-83 team. Inducted in 1996
John Sisk, also known as the “Big Train” because of his power on offense as well as defense, earned All-America distinction as a halfback for three consecutive years (1929-31). He was the captain of the 1931 team that posted a record of 8-1. He was a track standout and made his mark in the quarter mile. He was a member of the medley relay team which set a world’s record in 1931. During his track career, he was the joint holder of the world’s record in the 40 and 50-yard dashes. Following his college days, he played for the Chicago Bears for five seasons on the same team as Red Grange and was a member of two world championship teams. In 1936, he was selected as an all-pro and was inducted into the Chicago Bears Hall of Fame in 1957. His son, John Jr., was a running back for the Chicago Bears (1964-66) and were the first father-son combination to play pro football for the same team and the only one to play for the same coach (George Halas). Inducted in 1974
Earl Tatum, one of Marquette’s most successful basketball players all-time, was a key component of 101 victories from 1972 to 1976. Tatum helped lead MU to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and the 1974 National Championship Game. A prolific scorer and tenacious rebounder, Tatum is one of select few in school history to record over 1,000 points and 500 rebounds during his career. Following his senior season in 1975-76, Tatum was named a second team All-American by the Associated Press, Basketball Weekly and Converse, as well as earning first team All- American recognition from Helms, Independent, United Press International and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Tatum played four years professionally after being drafted in the second round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Inducted in 2004 and sponsored by John Fedders.
George Thompson earned three letters as a member of the Marquette University basketball program (1966-69) and holds the program’s all-time scoring record with 1,773 points. Thompson averaged 20.2 points per game during his career, tops all- time at Marquette, and helped Marquette a record of 68-20 during his three years. When he concluded his college career, he held the school’s career mark in field goals (656) and free throws (457). His 664 points during 1967-68 still holds up as the highest seasonal mark by a school junior. He led the team in scoring his final two years and was selected as an All-American in 1968-69. His jersey (#24) is retired and he was chosen to the NABC 1994 Balfour Silver Anniversary All-America Team. He went on to play for Memphis and Pittsburgh in the American Basketball Association and for Milwaukee in the NBA. Inducted in 1980
Trost earned six letters while at Marquette, three in football and three in track and field (shot put). He started at tackle for the Hilltoppers for three seasons and was a defensive standout. Considered one of the best linemen in Marquette history, he was a first-team All-American as both a junior and senior. In 1934, he was named to the Associated Press All-American Team. Legendary Temple coach Glenn “Pop” Warner also placed Trost on his All-American team, calling him the best tackle Temple had seen all season and saying that his team gained only three yards through Trost’s position when the schools met. He started at tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1935 -39 before playing for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1940. He returned to Milwaukee in 1941 and played for the Milwaukee Chiefs and coached high school football. Inducted in 1999
At the time of his induction, Dave held eight individual Marquette records and seven relay records in track. A three-time MU Most Valuable Performer, he qualified for the NCAA Division I Indoor National Championships six times. Besides the Marquette records, Uhrich also broke numerous meet records during his career. In 1982 he broke the UW-Lacrosse Fieldhouse record in the 1,000 yards and the 800 meters at the Kansas Relays. The next year Dave broke the Northern Iowa Unidome record in the mile. In cross country, Uhrich was a T.F.A./U.S.A. All-American in 1981 after winning the NCAA District IV Championship and qualified for the NCAA Championships in both 1981 and 1983. Currently, he serves as the head coach of Marquette’s men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. He has garnered numerous Coach of the Year Awards, the latest being in 2000, when he won Conference USA Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year after leading the Golden Eagles to the conference title. He was also tabbed as the Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year. Inducted in 1999
Dwyane Wade left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.
In 2003, Wade was a consensus first team All-America and was named as the Conference USA Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Wade's 2003 season ranks as one of the best, statically speaking, in MU history. His 710 points recorded that season (21.5 points per game) ranks first on the MU single-season list. Wade's career scoring average of 19.7 points ranks second in the MU annals and his 1,281 career points ranks 25th.
After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.
A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.
Inducted in 1999
A four-time cross country All-American, Webb was the individual national champion at the 1982 national cross country championship, where Marquette won the team title. She won the NAIA outdoor 10,000 meter crown in 1985. Webb earned AIAW All-American honors in track in 1982 and was a NAIA track All-American in 1983 and 1984. She was the Marquette track team’s Co-Most Valuable in 1982 and the cross country team’s Most Valuable Runner award winner in 1981, 1982, and 1984. Her indoor school records in the 3,000 meters, 5000 meters and 10,000 meters still stand as do her outdoor marks in the two-mile run and the 5,000 meters. Inducted in 1996
ATHLETIC TRAINER 1946-84
One of the most respected and popular individuals in Marquette sports history, Robert Weingart served as the school’s head athletic trainer for 38 years (1946-84). In addition, he was the trainer for the USA track team in the 1972 Olympics in Munich and the College All-Star football teams from 1950-52. During his tenure at MU, he served under five football coaches and basketball coaches Bill Chandler, Tex Winter, Jack Nagle, Eddie Hickey, Al McGuire, Hank Raymonds and Rick Majerus. He served as the president of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association from 1959-60 and was inducted into the Citizens Savings Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame. He graduated from Marquette in 1943 and was a member of MU football teams from 1939 through 1941. Inducted in 1980
TRACK & FIELD
Kenneth Wiesner was a three-time All-America performer in the high jump at Marquette. He claimed three NCAA championships in the high jump (1944-45-46) while also playing for the MU basketball team. During his junior year, he set a school record in the high jump with an effort of 6' 8 3/8“ at the NCAA meet in Minneapolis. Following his graduation in 1947, he didn’t compete for nearly four years. In 1952, he began his comeback and eventually scored a stunning victory in the 1952 Los Angeles Coliseum Relays in the high jump defeating future Olympic champion Walt Davis of Texas A&M. He qualified for the ’52 Olympics and was a silver medalist in the high jump. In 1953, he broke the world indoor mark in the high jump with his best effort being an effort of 6' 10 3/4” at the Chicago Relays. Inducted in 1974
The 1969-1970 Marquette men's basketball team finished the season with a 26-3 record and defeated St. John's to win the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
The 26 wins and .896 winning percentage were both school records at the time, and is now third best in program history.
MU turned down a bid to the NCAA Midwest Regional in Fort Worth, Tex., after being denied an invitation to the Mideast Regional that was being held closer to home.
En route to their NIT Championship in New York, Marquette defeated Massachusetts, Utah and Pete Maravich's LSU squad before defeating local favorite St. John's, 65-53, in the NIT Final.
The team was ranked eighth in the final Associated Press poll and 10th in the final United Press International ranking.
Inducted in 1999.
1982 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
This team, under the guidance of head coach Elliot Kramsky, won the 1982 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national championship. Katie Webb was the NAIA individual champion and earned All-America status along with Diane Held, Mary Kay VanEss, Laurie Hottinger and Kara Hughes. Hottinger also earned Academic All-America accolades. Kramsky was chosen the NAIA National Coach of the Year. The team also captured the Wisconsin Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference (WWIAC) Championship and three regular-season invitational titles. Webb, Hughes and VanEss were named to the WWIAC All-Conference Team. Other team members included Theresa Bender, Natalie Doberstein,, Mary Ann Ferguson, Kathy Fynan, Terri Liebfried, Kim McElroy and Julie Schultz. Inducted in 1996
Coached by M Club Hall of Famer Al McGuire, the 1973-1974 Marquette men's basketball team posted a 26-5 record en route to the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA National Championship Game.
The 26 victories the team amassed that season tied for the most-ever in the program's history at the time and is currently third-best . The 1973-74 team reached a season-high ranking of No. 3 on March 19, 1974 and was ranked in all 18 Associated Press Top 20 polls that season, never falling lower than No. 11.
Led on the court by M Club Hall of Famers Bo Ellis and Maurice Lucas, the team started the season winning 10 in a row and 16 of 17. They went on to defeat five ranked teams during the season including No. 6 Kansas, No. 6 Vanderbilt and No. 12 Michigan during the NCAA Tournament.
Lucas earned NCAA All-Tournament team recognition and was named to the Converse All-America Second Team. Lucas, along with five other members from that squad, Marcus Washington, Jerry Homan, Earl Tatum, Lloyd Walton and Ellis, were selected in NBA Drafts from 1974 to 1978.
Inducted in 2006.
The 1976-77 Marquette men's basketball team beat North Carolina, 67-59, to win the national title.
The team posted a final record of 25-7 en route to the school's first national crown. The club was ranked No. 7 in the nation in the final Associated Press rankings and defeated Cincinnati, Kansas State, Wake Forest and UNC Charlotte before meeting the Tar Heels.
One of the great plays in MU basketball history took place in the national semifinals against UNC Charlotte. After the 49ers tied the game at 49-49 with three seconds left, guard Butch Lee inbounded the ball and fired a long pass toward the key. After jostling with a Charlotte player, center Jerome Whitehead got control of the ball and laid it in at the buzzer giving MU a breath-taking 51-49 triumph.
Lee finished as the team's top scorer with 19.6 ppg while Bo Ellis was the top rebounder (8.3 rpg).
Inducted in 1991.
The 2002-03 Men's Basketball squad earned the 2003 Conference USA regular season championship before making the program's third NCAA Final Four. In the Midwest Regional, MU defeated No. 2-seeded Pittsburgh before knocking off No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the regional final. Head coach Tom Crean was named the Ray Meyer Conference USA Coach of the Year and the Coach Clair Bee Award Recipient as well as the USBWA District V and NABC District XI Coach of the Year.
In addition to Consensus First Team All-America Wade, the squad featured All-Conference USA Second Team selections Travis Diener and Robert Jackson, along with C-USA Sixth Man of the Year Steve Novak. Three of the student-athletes – Wade, Diener and Novak – were each picked in the NBA Draft following their respective tenures at Marquette.
The 2002-03 squad finished the season 27-6 overall and 14-2 in Conference USA, earning them a No. 9 ranking in the final Associated Press Top 25 Poll and a No. 6 ranking in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. During that season, the team defeated the conference champions of the Big Ten (Wisconsin), ACC (Wake Forest), BIG EAST (Pittsburgh) and SEC (Kentucky).
Inducted in 2009.