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Samuel Sauceda #43

Position: Forward
Height: 5'10“
Weight: 184 lbs.
Hometown: Elgin, IL
High School: Elgin High School

High School Career

As a 5'10” playmaker, Sauceda was a member of the Elgin High School 1943 and 1944 teams that finished fourth and second, respectively, in the Illinois State Basketball Tournament. In 1944, Sam was named to the Tournament, All-Conference and Northern Illinois All—Star teams.

As a varsity halfback he made the Big Eight All-Conference football team in 1943.

He was inducted into the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame on October 14, 1981.

Marquette Career

Sauceda played four years on Marquette University’s varsity cage team. He was the team’s sixth man his freshman year and a starter his last three years. By the end of the 1950 season, Sam held that school’s record for playing in 96 consecutive games. Also that year, he was a member of the College All-Star team that played against the Harlem Globetrotters in the Chicago Stadium.



Sauceda averaged 3.7 points per game.


Sauceda upped his scoring average to 7.1 points per game.


Sauceda averaged 5.9 points per game during his senior campaign.


In addition, he played varsity football at Marquette as a halfback for two seasons.

Sam is one of three athletes in Marquette’s history to earn varsity letters in football and basketball in his freshman year.


He received a B.A. degree from Marquette in 1950, and M.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1952, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Madrid in Spain in 1960. Also, Sauceda became a member of the Marquette faculty in 1954 and served as assistant professor of modern languages, chairman of the university's athletic board (1963-69), and Director of Athletics for Marquette University (1969-74).

On January 1, 1970, he became Marquette University's Athletic Director succeeding Stan Lowe, then the serving AD, who suddenly passed away.

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