M Club Hall of Fame induction this weekend

September 23, 2004 ? This weekend Marquette University will officially induct seven new members to its Athletics Hall of Fame. Phil Buerk (Wresting), Jim Chones (Men?s Basketball), Ed Hoyle (Track & Field), Kristen Maskala (Women?s Basketball), Glenn ?Doc? Rivers (Men?s Basketball), Tat Shiely (Head Coach Volleyball & Women?s Basketball/SWA) and Earl Tatum (Men?s Basketball) will be recognized during a dinner on Saturday evening, September 25. Phil Buerk competed in wrestling at Marquette from 1964 to 1968 and is the school?s all-time leader in match victories with 120. He won the Wisconsin State A.A.U. championship in his weight classes four straight years and twice claimed the Wheaton and state college meet titles. In dual meet competition over four years, Buerk lost only five of 63 matches while competing in three different weight classes. He twice qualified for the NCAA Tournament and won a career best 35 matches during his junior season. Following his senior year, Buerk received two of Marquette?s most prestigious individual athletic honors when he was awarded the 1968 Con Jennings and McCahill Awards.

A consensus Associated Press, Converse and UPI All-American in 1972, Jim Chones amassed 952 points, 583 rebounds and led Marquette to a 49-1 record during his 50-game Marquette career. Called by many the most complete big man in the country entering his junior season, Chones ranks fourth all-time at Marquette in scoring average (19.0 ppg), rebounding average (11.7 rpg), and field-goal percentage (54.7 percent). In 1971, he helped lead Marquette to a program best 28-1 record and berth in the NCAA Tournament. Chones led Marquette to a perfect 21-0 start to the 1971-72 campaign by averaging a team-high 20.5 points and 11.9 rebounds. But needing to provide for his family, the 6-11 junior declared for the 1972 ABA Draft with the blessing of head coach Al McGuire after just 21 games. He was drafted in the first round by the New York Knicks and went on to enjoy a 10-year professional playing career with five different teams in the ABA and NBA. In 1980, Chones won an NBA Championship as a member of the Los Angles Lakers.

Ed Hoyle was one of the nation?s best pole vaulters during his three seasons on the Marquette Track and Field team from 1956 to 1958. After winning the Central Collegiate Conference indoor title his junior year, Hoyle was poised for a strong final season of competition. During his senior year, he earned six first place finishes, including two on the same day. On February 8, 1958, after winning a dual meet at Eastern Michigan, Hoyle drove 55 miles to East Lansing and proceeded to break the Michigan State Relays pole vault record with a mark of 14?6?. Despite ascending to the nation?s number one ranking during his senior season, Hoyle was unable to participate in the NCAA national meet due to an ankle injury. The winning height of that meet was 14?4?, a full six inches less than Hoyle?s season best vault of 14?10?. A recipient of the 1958 of the Con Jennings and McCahill Awards, Hoyle held the Marquette indoor pole vault record of 14? 9 1/8? until 2004.

Despite playing just three seasons, 1991 to 1994, on the Marquette women?s basketball team, Kristen Maskala is the program?s third all-time leading scorer with 1,745 points. One of the most prolific scorers ever to dawn the blue and gold, Maskala recorded double figure points in 85 of 89 career games. She was a three-time Great Midwest Conference First Team selection and ranks number one all-time at Marquette in career scoring average. A student-athlete in every sense of the word, Maskala earned academic All-American recognition in each of her three seasons. Following completion of her senior year in 1994, she was named the GTE Academic All-American of the Year in women?s basketball, was one of only 14 women?s basketball players to earn an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, and named the state of Wisconsin Woman of the Year by the NCAA.

Glenn ?Doc? Rivers half-court heave to defeat No. 5 Notre Dame, 54-52, in 1981, might be what he is best remembered for at Marquette. But it was just one of many highlights in a tremendous career. A three-year starter from 1980 to 1983 for the men?s basketball team, Rivers led MU to the NCAA Tournament twice and NIT once. Highlighted by his buzz-beater against Notre Dame, Rivers put together arguably the best freshman season in Marquette history. He still holds freshman records for scoring, scoring average, field-goals made, field-goals percentage and steals. All-time, Rivers ranks third in steals, seventh in assists and is tied for 23rd in scoring. The only player in the program?s history to record over 1,000 points, 400 assists and 200 steals, Rivers had his No. 31 retired by Marquette in 2004. He earned first team Converse All-American honors in 1982, and was an honorable mention Associated Press and United Press International All-American in 1983. Drafted in the second round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, Rivers averaged 10.9 points, 5.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds over his 13-year playing career.

Earl Tatum is one of only two players in Marquette men?s basketball history to be part of more than 100 victories. From 1972 to 1976, Tatum helped lead MU to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 1974 National Championship Game, and 101 victories. Tatum is tied for 23rd all-time in scoring; ranks 29th in rebounding; and is one of only 17 players in school history to record over 1,000 points and 500 rebounds during his career. After averaging 18.3 points during his senior season in 1975-76, Tatum was named a second team All-American by the Associated Press, Basketball Weekly and Converse. He also earned first team All-American recognition that year from Helms, Independent, United Press International and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Tatum played four years professionally after being drafted in the second round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tat Shiely was a pioneer for women?s athletics at Marquette University. Marquette?s first volleyball coach, Shiely recorded 380 victories in her 24-years leading the program. In 1980, Shiely was named the Wisconsin Women?s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WWIAC) Coach of the Year, and in 1992 she earned the same honor from the Great Midwest Conference. Shiely won 111 games serving as the head coach for women?s basketball 1975 to 1986, the only woman in the nation to be head coach of women?s basketball and volleyball simultaneously. Shiely was the athletics department?s senior woman administrator from 1985 to 1994 and during that period received the WWIAC?s Special Recognition Award for her commitment to the development of women?s athletics.


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