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Kathy Andrykowski #21

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High School Career

Marquette Career

Inducted in 1991, Andrykowski was the first female inductee to the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. She 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 the recipient of the 1980 McCahill Award, presented to the Marquette senior athlete who demonstrated the highest performance in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

On January 9, 2005, Andrykowski's #21 became the first retired women's basketball jersey in Marquette history.

Professional Career

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 (1980-81). She also played professionally overseas in England, Italy and Spain.

She served as an assistant volleyball coach at Marquette after her playing days were complete.

Personal

Andrykowski is now the Assistant to the Head, Department of Pharmacology, at the University of Illinois-Chicago.


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