Marquette Student-Athletes Recognized By Conference USA

June 6, 2000

Milwaukee, WI - Three Marquette University student-athletes have been recognized by Conference USA for their outstanding performance in the class room during the 1999-2000 school year.

Bart Miller (Brandenburg, Kent.) of the men's basketball team, along with Kelly Roethe (Wauwatosa) of the women's soccer team, have been chosen as two of the league's six recipients for a $4,000 Postgraduate Scholarship. The scholarships are presented annually by C-USA and are selected by the Faculty Athletics Representatives. In addition, women's basketball standout Lisa Oldenburg (West Allis) and Miller have earned Scholar Athlete of the Year honors presented annually to the top student-athletes in each conference-sponsored sport. The award is based on academic achievement (GPA), athletic achievement and service.

Miller appeared in 13 games for the Golden Eagles in '99-00 and helped the squad to an overall record of 15-14 and a berth to the National Invitation Tournament. A four-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal (GPA of 3.75 or higher), Miller graduated with a 3.78 GPA in engineering. He plans to attend graduate school at MIT.

Roethe, a four-time All-C-USA first-team selection, helped MU to an overall record of 16-7-2 that included a conference tournament title along with an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. She finished the '99 season as the team's and conference's top point producer with 33 points on 13 goals and seven assists. A starter in 89 of the 90 career games she played in, she is both Marquette's and C-USA's all-time leading scorer (123 pts.) and goal producer (49). Named to the 1999-2000 GTE Academic All-District V Women's Fall/Winter At-Large First Team for the third straight time, she graduated with a 3.74 GPA in biology. She plans on attending medical school in the fall.

Oldenburg was a third-team 1999-2000 GTE Academic All-American as well as an Academic All-District V First -Team pick. She tossed in a team-high 16.2 points and shot a team-best 56 percent from the floor in helping Marquette to a final record of 22-7, tying the school's single-season mark for victories. A three-time second-team pick to the All-C-USA Team, Oldenburg closed out her career with 1,655 points, good for fourth place on the school's all-time ladder, and her 54 percent career mark in field goal shooting is tops all-time at Marquette. She graduated with a 3.6 GPA in physical therapy and will continue in the master's part of that program at Marquette.


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