MU Athletics Gathers For 'Welcome Back Field Day & Picnic'

Over 350 people gathered Monday at Valley Fields for the Marquette Student-Athlete Welcome Back Field Day & Picnic

Sept. 3, 2012

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MILWAUKEE -- It was a festive atmosphere Monday at Valley Fields as Marquette University student-athletes and coaches from all 16 varsity teams, along with members of the MU Athletics staff, gathered for the Student-Athlete Welcome Back Field Day & Picnic.

The outing consisted of roughly 350 members of the MU Athletics family. There were team-bonding activities and games, in addition to dinner, followed by a short program featuring student-Athlete Advisory Committee president Rachel Stier of women's volleyball.

Vice President and Director of Athletics Larry Williams also addressed the Marquette student-athletes who were on-hand.

In addition, Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services Adrienne Ridgeway awarded the annual Team Magis Award, which was presented to the men's lacrosse team for their overall support of MU Athletics and service in the greater community throughout the 2011-12 academic year.

Monday's event was preceded by the Golden Eagles' women's soccer match against Central Michigan.


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