Marquette Athletic Teams Announce MVPs At Awards Banquet

April 28, 2002

Milwaukee -- The following Marquette student-athletes have been announced as their team's respective Most Valuable Players for the 2001-2002 season. These student-athletes, as well as all members of the school's intercollegiate athletic program, were recognized at the school's annual All-Sports Awards Banquet held Sunday, April 28, at the Hyatt Regency.

Men's Basketball -- Dwyane Wade (So., Oak Lawn, Ill.) -- Named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press. Brought home All-Conference USA First Team honors after averaging a team-high 17.8 points per game, good for the No. 8 spot among league performers. Named by Basketball Times as a second-team All-American and was selected by that publication as the College Newcomer of the Year. Set a Marquette seasonal record for most points by a sophomore with 571. Named the Great Alaska Shootout Outstanding Player. Started in all 32 of his appearances and registered double-figure scoring on 31 occasions including nine outings of 20 or more points.

Women's Basketball -- Rachel Klug (Jr., Cedar Grove, Wis.) -- Started 26 of the team's 28 games and finished as the squad's leading scorer (13.0 ppg) and rebounder (6.3 rpg). Was an All-Conference USA Second-Team selection. Hit a team-high 56.2 percent from the floor and also led the team in blocked shots with 33. Her field goal percentage mark tied her for third place on the school's seasonal chart and her 60 percent mark from the floor in league games established a school record in that category. Scored in double figures in 20 games and recorded four contests of 20 or more points.

Women's Soccer -- Anne Dalecky (Jr., Wauwatosa, Wis.) -- Earned numerous honors as she helped the team to a record of 16-6 that included an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Started all 22 games en route to All-Conference USA First-Team honors. Selected as the league's Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Chosen as the Most Valuable Defender in the Conference USA Tournament. Earned honorable mention All-America acclaim by Soccer Buzz.

Men's Soccer -- Steve Lawrence (Jr., Brookfield, Wis.) -- Named the team's MVP for the second straight season, he played in 20 games and anchored the Marquette defensive corps. Brought home All-Conference USA Second Team honors.

Volleyball -- Mehgan Devine (Harris, Minn.) -- Enjoyed a solid season that saw her capture All-Conference USA First Team recognition. Became the first Marquette player to be selected to the All-Midwest Region Team. Led the team with a 28.4 attack percentage and in total blocks with 106. Finished fourth on MU's all-time list in attacks with 1,133.

Women's Cross Country -- Brianna Dahm (So., Two Rivers, Wis.) -- Played a vital role in helping the team qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. All-Conference USA and All-Great Lakes Region honoree. Was Marquette's top performer in five outings including a second-place finish out of 201 entrants at the National Catholic Invitational. Posted a third-place finish at the C-USA Championship and was sixth out of 208 competitors at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Men's Cross Country -- Joe Herington (Sr., Westerville, Ohio) -- Earned All-Conference USA as well as All-Great Lakes Region honors. Was Marquette's top finisher in six meets during the 2001 campaign. Claimed first place out of 121 runners at the Bradley Invitational. Helped the Golden Eagles to a second-place finish at the National Catholic Invitational by finishing fourth out of 200 competitors. Paced MU's runner-up performance at the C-USA Championship by taking home seventh place among of field of 90 runners.

Men's Tennis -- Raj Gill (So., Ascot, England) & Justin Holsen (Milkwaukee) -- Gill saw the bulk of his duty in singles play at the No. 1 spot and finished with a 9-7 dual meet record. Holsen played primarily at No. 1 and 3 singles and totaled an overall dual mark of 5-10. The pair combined to form a solid No. 1 doubles team, registering an overall record of 11-6.

Women's Tennis -- Eva Trujillo-Herrera (So., Zargoza, Spain) -- Helped the Marquette team to a runner-up finish at the C-USA Championships. Posted a spring dual record of 9-11 at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.

Golf -- Matt Hilton (Jr., Muskego, Wis.) & Nathan Colson (Plymouth, Wis.) -- The duo of Matt Hilton and Nathan Colson paced the Golden Eagles' golf team in every event during this past year. Colson ranked as the squad's top performer with a 74.11 per-round average while Hilton was close behind at 74.77. Colson's top effort was a first-place finish at the Billiken Invitational while Hilton claimed fourth at the Kauai Cup.

NOTE -- The Marquette men's and women's outdoor track teams are still competing and will announced their MVPs at a later date.

In addition, senior Jennifer Batie (Lynwood, Ill.) of the women's track teams was awarded the 2001-02 Cura Personalis Award, presented annually by the athletic department to a senior who has gone beyond the athletic arena to make a significant contribution to his/her teammates and fellow student-athletes.

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