Marquette M Club Hall of Fame

Selection to the M Club Hall of Fame is the highest honor for a Marquette athlete. An individual is eligible five years after the class they were in graduates. Only performance while a Marquette student-athlete is considered. Teams that achieved outstanding accomplishments and individuals who greatly contributed to Marquette athletics over an extended period are also eligible.

Click on inductee's name below for biographical information:

Athlete/Team Sport(s) Years at Marquette Year Inducted
Bob Allen Cross Country/Track & Field 1951-54 1980
Jim Allen Cross Country/Track & Field 1954, 1957-61,

George Andrie

Football 1959-60 1991
Kathy Andrykowski

Women's Basketball/Volleyball



John Bennett Track & Field 1951-54 1980
Gene Berce

Men's Basketball

1944-48 1980
Laura Boyer

Women's Soccer

2005-18 2016
Phil Buerk Wrestling 1964-68 2004
Raymond Buivid Football 1934-36 1974
Bill Chandler Men's Basketball 1930-51 1988
Jim Chones Men's Basketball 1970-72 2004
Bill Cords Athletic Administration 1987-2007 2009
Theresa Coughlin Volleyball 2002-06 2016
Michaela Courtney Cross Country/Track & Field 2003-07 2016
Ward Cuff Football/Track & Field 1934-37 1988
Brianna Dahm Cross Country/Track & Field 2000-05 2011
Travis Diener Men's Basketball 2002-05 2011
LaVern Dilweg Football/Men's Basketball/Track & Field 1922-26 2011
Ron Drzweiecki Football 1951-54 1985
Joseph "Red" Dunn Football/Basketball 1921-23,
Dr. Charles Eichenberger Team Physician 40+ years 1988
Maurice "Bo" Ellis Men's Basketball 1973-77  
Amy (Erickson) Gallagher Cross Country/Track & Field 1995-98 2016
Dan Fax Track & Field 1995-99 2006
Ana Fernandez Women's Tennis 1995-99 2006
Frank Glaser Track & Field/Men's Basketball 1925-28 1991
Kate Gordon Women's Soccer 1999-2002 2009
Keith Hanson Cross Country/Track & Field 1982-86 1999
Harlow Hellstrom Wrestling 1950-54 1996
Ed Hoyle Track & Field 1956-58 2004
Rhegan Hyypio Women's Soccer 1997-2000 2011
Conrad Jennings Track & Field/Athletic Administration 1922-56 1972
Barney Karpfinger Wrestling 1951-53, 55-78 1985
Hayden Knight Men's Soccer 1976-79 1991
Don Kojis Men's Basketball 1958-61 1972
Art Krueger Football 1931-33 1988
Ray Kuffel Football/Men's Basketball 1941-43,
Ernie Kukla Football/Men's Basketball/Track & Field   1985
Billy Kumprey Wrestling 1989-93 2006
Alfred "Butch" Lee Men's Basketball 1974-78 1985
Clare Look-Jaeger Track & Field/Women's Tennis 1985-1988 1999
Stan Lowe Athletic Administration 1924-69 1991
Maurice Lucas Men's Basketball 1972-74 1991
Kristen Maskala Women's Basketball 1991-94 2004
Donald McFayden Ice Hockey 1928-30 1972
Fred McGaver Wrestling 1976-80 1999
Al McGuire Men's Basketball/
Athletic Administration
1964-77 1980
Dean Meminger Men's Basketball 1968-71 1988
Ralph Metcalfe Track & Field 1932-35 1972
Tony Miller Men's Basketball 1992-95  
Chas Mulcahy Men's Tennis 1956-59 1988
Ed Mullen Men's Basketball 1932-35 1974
Frank Murray Football/Men's Basketball 1920-36,
Steve Novak Men's Basketball 2002-06 2016
Lisa Oldenburg Women's Basketball 1996-2000 2009
Elsa Penalvo Women's Tennis 1996-2000 2006
Terry Rand Men's Basketball 1953-56 1996
Hank Raymonds Men's Basketball/
Athletic Administration
1961-87 1996
Glenn "Doc" Rivers Men's Basketball 1980-83 2004
Kelly Roethe Women's Soccer 1995-99 2006
Gene Ronzani Football/Basketball/Track & Field 1930-33 1972
John Rydeski Track & Field 1978-81 1996
Tat Shiely Women's Basketball/Volleyball/
Athletic Administration  
1975-98 2004
Melvin "Bus" Shimek Track & Field 1924-76 1974
Julie Sievers Women's Basketball 1979-83 1996
John Sisk Football/Men's Basketball 1986-90 2006
Earl Tatum Men's Basketball 1972-76 2004
George Thompson Men's Basketball  1966-69 1980
Milt Trost Football/Track & Field 1932-34 1999
Dave Uhrich Cross Country/Track & Field 1980-84,
Barb Van Lieshout Women's Tennis 1981-85 1999
Mike Van Sickle Men's Golf 2005-09 2016
Dwyane Wade Men's Basketball 2000-03 2009
Lloyd Walton Men's Basketball 1972-76 2015
Katie Webb Cross Country/Track & Field 1981-85 1996
Bob Weingart Athletic Trainer 1946-84 1980
Kenneth Wiesner Men's Basketball/Track & Field 1944-47 1974
Abbie Willenborg Women's Basketball 1996-2000 2006
Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J. Administration 1996-2011 2011 
1969-70 Men's Basketball Team
(NIT Champion)
Men's Basketball 1969-70 1999
1973-74 Men's Basketball Team
(NCAA National Runners-up) 
Men's Basketball 1973-74 2006
1976-77 Men's Basketball Team
(NCAA National Champion) 
Men's Basketball 1976-77 1991
2002-03 Men's Basketball Team
(NCAA Final Four) 
Men's Basketball 2002-03 2009
1982 Women's Cross Country
(NAIA National Champion)
Women's Cross Country 1982 1996
1936 Football Team
(1937 Cotton Bowl)
Football 1936 2011





Cross Country / Track & Field


Inducted: 1980
Sponsor: GAMS Milwaukee and Mid-City Sporting Good Company
Bob Allen, a 5-foot-7, 120-pound running machine, captured All-America acclaim as a senior in 1954 when he placed second in the IC4A Eastern Championships and third in the national collegiate championships, missing the two-mile title by 10 yards.

In his first varsity race as a sophomore, he broke the MU indoor two-mile gym record which had stood for over 20 years and then topped the mark the following week.

During his junior season, Allen won the Central Collegiate Conference two-mile indoors and outdoors to set the stage for his outstanding senior year in which he repeated his CCC indoor and outdoor conference titles, broke the oldest record in Marquette track annals - the two-mile mark held by his coach, Mel "Bus" Shimek, - and nearly won the two-mile national title.

Cross Country / Track & Field

1954, 1957-61, 1977-88

Inducted: 2009
Sponsor: Marquette Track Club 

Jim Allen served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961.

After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years.

During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility.

Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.






Inducted: 1991
Sponsor: Canonie Ventures Inc.
George Andrie was the Warriors' leading receiver in each of his two seasons at Marquette, the final two seasons of football at the school.

A two-way standout, Andrie was also one of Marquette's leading tacklers during his career, registering more than 80 career takedowns as a defensive lineman.

Despite missing what would have been his senior season due to the termination of the program, he was drafted in the sixth round by the Dallas Cowboys.

Named to the NFL All-Rookie Team in 1962, he was a starter at defensive end for Dallas for more than a decade, was named to the Pro Bowl in five consecutive seasons and helped the Cowboys win Super Bowl VI.

Basketball / Volleyball

1976-1980 / 1976-1979

Inducted: 1991
Sponsor: Marquette "M" Club
The first female inductee to the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame, Kathy Andrykowski 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 drafted by the New York Stars of the WBL but was traded to the New Orleans Pride in the final season of the WBL. She also played professionally overseas.

Track & Field


Inducted: 1980
Sponsor: National Development and Investment

A two-time All-American in the long jump, John Bennett won the NCAA championship with a jump of 25' 3 1/4" in 1953 and again in 1954 with an even longer jump that distanced 25' 10 3/4". He also won the 1954 AAU broad jump and captured the event at the Central Collegiate indoor and outdoor meets in 1953 and 1954, respectively.

A silver medalist in the 1956 Olympics at Melbourne, Bennett took home second-place honors in the long jump at the 1955 Pan American Games with a personal best of 26' 3 3/8". Bennett took part in 31 additional long jump competitions in Europe and South America over his career and amassed an unblemished 31-0 record in those events.

He still holds the Marquette record in both the indoor and outdoor long jump events with leaps of 24' 6 1/2" and 25' 10 3/4", respectively.




Inducted: 1980
Sponsor: National Basketball Association
One of the finest college players of his era, Eugene Berce led Marquette in scoring in 1945, 1947 and 1948, setting school records each year.

In 1948, he finished fifth in the country in scoring and broke his own single-game scoring record with 35 points vs. Notre Dame.

He was a member of the West Team in the '48 East-West Game in New York and was selected to the Converse and Helms All-America Teams as a senior. In 1961, he was named to Marquette University's All-Time Team.

He played professionally with Oshkosh, Tri-Cities and the Milwaukee Hawks.

Women's Soccer



Laura Boyer compiled a 41-14-10 record over three seasons and completed her career near the top of every MU goalkeeping statistical category. While helping the Golden Eagles to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2005 and 2006, including the program's first Sweet 16 berth in 2006, Boyer finished her career first all-time at MU in goals against average (0.82) and second in save percentage (81.5), career victories (41), shutouts (23) and minutes played (6,050:46). She still ranks in the top-five of all career goalkeeping stats at Marquette and remains its single-season leader in wins (19) and saves (112), each of which was recorded in 2005.

The Overland Park, Kansas native was MU's first-ever M.A.C. Herman Award candidate in 2006 and was a two-time All-BIG EAST selection. For her work in the classroom, she was honored with CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Third Team All-America honors in 2007 and was a two-time academic all-district pick. The 2012 McCahill Award winner was also recognized by Soccer Buzz as an all-region and third team all-American in 2005 as well as an NCSAA all-region choice.




Inducted: 2004
Sponsor: MU Wrestling Club

Marquette's all-time leader in match victories with 120, Phil Buerk 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, 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.




Inducted: 1974
Sponsor: Buivid family

A gifted all-around performer, Raymond "Buzz" Buivid was selected as a first-team All-American in 1936 after completing more than 50 percent of his pass attempts.

An outstanding runner and star defensive back as well, Buivid teamed with Ward Cuff and twins Albert and Arthur Guepe to form one of the country's top backfields.

In 1936, Buivid helped MU to a regular-season mark of 7-1, a No. 20 national ranking and a berth in the first-ever Cotton Bowl. He gained national attention for his three touchdown performance vs. St. Mary's (Calif.) in front of 60,000 fans at Soldier Field and would finish third in the 1936 Heisman Trophy voting.

He tossed 13 TD passes as a junior in 1935, and following his years at Marquette, played tailback for a couple of seasons with the Chicago Bears.




Inducted: 1988
Sponsor: Mony Financial Services

The second winningest coach in Marquette men's basketball history, Bill Chandler amassed 193 victories over his 21-year career, second to only Al McGuire.

Chandler was president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Association in 1938 and was instrumental in forming the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

He played center at Wisconsin and later coached at UW-River Falls, Iowa State and Wisconsin before becoming MU's fourth basketball coach in 1931.

His best year came in 1932-1933 when he directed the squad to a mark of 14-3. The following season, Marquette compiled an impressive 15-4 mark.




Inducted: 2004
Sponsor: Louis and Jim Maier

Jim Chones, a consensus Associated Press, Converse and UPI All-American in 1972, amassed 952 points and 583 rebounds during his 50-game Marquette playing career.

Considered by many to be the most complete big man in the country entering his junior season, Chones ranks among Marquette's all-time leaders 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 28-1 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The following season, Chones led Marquette to a perfect 21-0 start by averaging a team-high 20.5 points and 11.9 rebounds before being selected in the first round of the 1972 ABA Draft by the New York Knicks.

Chones went on to enjoy a 10-year professional playing career with five different teams and in 1980 won a NBA Championship as a member of the Los Angles Lakers.


Athletic Administration


Inducted: 2009
Sponsors: Jim and Ginny Wheeler 

Bill Cords began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005.

Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988.

In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year.

Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.










Theresa Coughlin was a three-time second team all-conference (C-USA (twice) and BIG EAST) selection and still ranks as Marquette volleyball's all-time leader with 1,733 kills and 4,365 attacks. Coughlin led the Golden Eagles to a runner-up finish in the 2004 Conference USA tournament, their first league title match appearance in program history, and was also named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team in 2002. The outside hitter paced MU in kills in each of her final three seasons and ranked among the conferences' top-10 attackers each year. The Chicago native earned AVCA All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention as a sophomore and was named to all-tournament teams eight times over the course of her career.  


Cross Country / Track & Field



Michaela Courtney sits atop the women's track and field record book in three middle distance events and is the most recent women's track athlete to garner NCAA All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Courtney's time of 4:17.44 stands as MU's gold standard in the event, while she also set the mile all-time mark (4:43.07) with a 16th-place finish at the 2006 NCAA indoor meet. She was an eight-time all-conference performer between both indoor and outdoor track and field and helped the women's cross country squad to three straight NCAA Championships (2003-06) and a pair of C-USA team titles (2003 and 2004). The three NCAA cross country appearances capped a string of a program-best stretch of six consecutive years competing at the national meet.


Football / Track & Field

1934-1936 / 1935-1937

Inducted: 1988
Sponsor: New York Football Giants
As fullback and blocking back, Ward Cuff helped guide Marquette to the first ever Cotton Bowl game against TCU in 1937.

As a gridder, Cuff 's primary responsibility was opening scoring lanes for his teammates, though he averaged six yards per carry when called upon. A multi-sport star, he was also the university heavyweight boxing champion and school record holder in the javelin.

After his college days, he played pro football, mostly with the N.Y. Giants, where he established himself as one of the best defensive backs and place kickers in the National Football League.

He led the Giants in rushing and scoring and was named on all-league teams at both fullback and halfback. His jersey number, 14, was retired by the pro club.

Cross Country / Track & Field


Brianna Dahm

Inducted: 2011

Brianna Dahm departed Marquette among its most decorated athletes in history, garnering a number of athletic and academic honors over her career, including the 2005 McCahill Award. A two-time NCAA All-American in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Dahm was named to the Conference USA All-Decade Team in 2005, honoring the top athletes from the conference's decade of existence.

In addition to earning the Conference USA Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year honors in 2002 and 2003, the Two Rivers, Wis., native earned six individual conference titles and one relay championship during her career. Dahm also earned freshman of the year honors in cross country as well as indoor and outdoor track and field during the 2000-01 school year.

The All-American competed in three NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the steeplechase and three NCAA Cross Country Championships, where she led the Golden Eagles to their highest finish (15th) in school history in 2001. She also helped Marquette to three C-USA women's team championships in cross country, while earning a total of 11 all-conference honors in cross country and track and field.

Dahm's legacy remains in the Marquette record book, where she currently holds the top all-time marks in the steeplechase, indoor 3,000-meter run, and indoor distance medley relay. She also ranks among the top five at Marquette in five other individual events.


Men's Basketball


Travis Diener

Inducted: 2011

Travis Diener helped lead the Marquette men's basketball team to 91 victories, two NCAA Championship appearances and the school's first Final Four appearance in 26 years. The Fond du Lac, Wis., native was a three-year starter who ranks sixth all-time with 1,691 points and third in Marquette history with 617 assists, making him one of only two players in school history to amass such totals.

As a sophomore in 2002-03, Diener led the Marquette to the Final Four for the first time since 1977 and helped the Golden Eagles to the first Conference USA regular season championship in program history. Diener was a team captain in both 2003-04 and 2004-05 and earned All-Conference USA First Team honors for each campaign. He also garnered national recognition as a finalist for the John R. Wooden and the Bob Cousy Awards in 2004, in addition to being named to the NABC District XI and USBWA District V First Teams.

In 2003-04, Diener became the first player in the history of the C-USA to lead the league in scoring average (18.8 points) and assists per game (6.0 assists) and was one of only two players in the NCAA that year to average at least 18 points and six assists per contest.

As a senior in 2004-05, Diener led the Golden Eagles with 19.7 points per game and earned honorable mention All-America honors by the Associated Press. Following his MU career, he was named to the Conference USA All-Decade Team, honoring his accomplishments in the league by including him among the best players in conference history.

Diener became the 51st player in school history to be selected in the NBA Draft when he was picked in 2005 by the Orlando Magic with the eighth pick in the second round. Diener played five seasons for three teams in the NBA before heading to play in Italy for the 2010-11 season.


Football/Men's Basketball/Track & Field


LaVern Dilweg

Inducted: 2011

LaVern Dilweg is the first M Club Hall of Fame member to posthumously earn induction after standout careers on the gridiron, in the courtroom and in the United States Congress.

Dilweg participated in the first East-West Shrine Game as one of the top ends in college football and was the first Marquette football player to earn All-America mention when Walter Eckersall bestowed the honor upon him following his senior season. While at MU, Dilweg led the Golden Avalanche to two undefeated seasons and an overall record of 28-4-1. The Milwaukee native also started at center on the 1924-25 basketball team and threw shot put for the track and field team.

Dilweg finished his law degree while playing professionally for the Milwaukee Badgers of the National Football League. Once the Badgers folded, Dilweg moved to Green Bay where he played with the Packers from 1927-34 and earned all-NFL recognition all but one season while helping the Packers to three consecutive NFL Championships (1929-31).

He is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and was included on the NFL's 17-member All-Decade Team for the 1920s with early professional football icons Curly Lambeau, Red Grange, Jim Thorpe, Ernie Nevers and George Halas.

Dilweg also served as a United States Congressman from Wisconsin's 8th District and was appointed to the U.S. Foreign Claims commission by U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1961.




Inducted: 1985
Sponsor: Teamsters General Local 200

Ron Drzewiecki was a halfback on the Marquette football team from 1951-54 and finished his career as the school's all-time leading rusher with 1,653 yards and 5.3 yards per carry.

In addition, he returned kicks for 1,063 yards, caught 44 passes for 616 yards and scored 30 touchdowns.

He was named first-team Catholic All-American in 1953 and 1954 and was an AP All-American honorable mention in three years.

Drzewiecki played in both the East-West Shrine Game and the North-South Senior Bowl Game and was selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1955 NFL draft. He played for the Bears for two seasons.


Football / Basketball

1921-1923, 1932-1940

Inducted: 1972
Sponsor: First Wisconsin Bank of Milwaukee

Joseph Dunn was the catalyst of the outstanding Marquette football teams of 1922-1923, leading the team from his quarterback position to a two-year record of 17-0-1, a period during which MU outscored its opponents 374-15.

A multi-position star, Dunn was an outstanding punter and place kicker and was a standout in the defensive backfield as well. He also starred as a basketball player at Marquette and served as captain during the 1922-23 campaign.

Dunn was honored on Walter Camp's All-America squad of 1923 and named All-Western, two honors never previously bestowed on a Marquette athlete.

One of his most outstanding moments on the gridiron took place against Boston College in 1923 when, playing with a broken arm, he directed MU to a late touchdown and kicked the extra point in a 7-6 victory.

He played pro football with the Chicago Cardinals and was quarterback of the Green Bay Packers' National Football League championship squads of 1929, 1930 and 1931. After his pro career, Dunn served as freshman football coach at Marquette in 1932 and then as varsity assistant from 1933 to 1940.


Team Physician

40+ Years

Inducted: 1988
Sponsor: Medical Society of Milwaukee County and Marquette "M" Club
Dr. Charles Eichenberger served as Marquette's team physician for over 40 years, all in a volunteer capacity. Respected and beloved by MU athletes in all sports, he exemplified the words, loyalty, integrity and character.

Eichenberger played freshman football at Marquette before earning his degree in 1936. A 1940 graduate of Marquette's School of Medicine, he served his residency in Chicago before returning to Milwaukee to assist then team physician Dr. Joseph King.



Sponsor: Marquette Tip Off Club

Bo Ellis averaged double-figures in scoring in each of his four seasons and led Marquette to a 101-18 cumulative record and four NCAA Tournament berths. Marquette finished as national runners-up in 1974 while claiming the 1977 national crown.

He led the team in rebounding for three straight years and is just one of two players in school history to have over 1,000 boards during his career (1,085).

Ellis finished his playing career as Marquette's No. 2 all-time leading scorer with 1,663 and still holds the school record for field goals with 674.

Selected by his teammates as the squad's MVP in 1975 and 1977, he was an Associated Press Second-Team All-America pick during the 1976-77 season.

Following his graduation, he was a first-round draft pick by Washington and played for Denver of the NBA from 1977 through 1980.


Cross Country / Track & Field



Amy (Erickson) Gallagher was the most dominant distance runner in the formative years of Conference USA and was a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree. Over her career, she was a nine-time Conference USA individual champion in either cross country or track and field and was named to the league's cross country all-decade team in 2005 along with fellow M Club Hall of Famer Brianna Dahm.

The former Amy Erickson was a four-time all-conference performer in cross country, leading the Golden Eagles to 1995 and 1997 C-USA team championships and a runner-up finish in 1996. The Two Rivers, Wisconsin native was the C-USA individual champion at the 1997 meet and earned NCAA All-America honors after a 26th-place finish at that year's NCAA Championship, her third-straight year qualifying for the meet. In indoor track and field, she helped MU to C-USA team titles in 1996 and 1997 and picked up consecutive gold medals in the 5,000-meter run in 1997 and 1998. She also repeated in 1996 and 1997 in the 5k at the C-USA outdoor meet and captured three-straight 10k championships from 1996-98 on her way to an 11th-place finish at the 1997 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the event.


Track & Field


Inducted: 2006
Sponsor: MU Track Club and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network- The Grogan Group
A four-time Marquette Track and Field MVP, Dan Fax was an All-American in shot put on four occasions, having been honored in indoor competition in 1997 and 1998 and in outdoor competition in 1998 and 1999.

Fax holds the school record in both the indoor and outdoor shot put with throws of 60' 8" and 61' 1/4", respectively.

In 1999, he won the Conference USA Championship in the 35 lb. weight throw with a heave of 62' 7 3/4'.



Inducted: 2006
Sponsor: John and Betty Senti & Joan and Harlan Drake
Registering a program-record 129 singles wins during her career, Ana Fernandez is one of the greatest women's tennis player to ever play at Marquette.

Numerous accolades succeed her name as she was the ITA Midwest Player of the Year after winning the ITA Midwest Regional Singles Championship in 1999. She helped lead Marquette to its first ever NCAA Tournament in 1997 and two additional berths in 1998 and 1999. Fernandez is also heralded as one of two NCAA Singles Championship participants to represent Marquette in 1999.

After earning her second consecutive First Team All-Conference USA honor during her junior season in 1998, she started the next season off with a bang, breaking Marquette's all-time wins record. Her 38 wins during 1998-99 rank atop Marquette's single season wins list.

For her efforts, Fernandez was named ITA Midwest Region Player of the Year and Conference USA MVP in 1999.

Track & Field / Basketball

1927-1928 / 1925-1928

Inducted: 1991
Sponsor: Glaser Family and Marquette Track Club

A three-time All-American in the pole vault, Frank Glaser competed in both track & field and basketball at Marquette, holding numerous records in his specialty.

Glaser finished in the top five in the pole vault at the NCAA championships from 1926-1928, placing second in 1927, fourth in 1926 and fifth in 1928. His pole vault marks were considered the top collegiate marks in the Midwest. At the 1926 NCAA Championships, Glaser was the only athlete from the state of Wisconsin to earn points.

Glaser also placed high at all of the major collegiate track meets including a first-place finish at the 1927 Drake Relays, second place at the 1927 Kansas Relays and first place at the 1928 Michigan State Relays.

The captain of the 1928 track team, Glaser held all of the MU indoor and outdoor pole vault records.


Women's Soccer


Inducted: 2009
Sponsor: Jim Meier

Kate Gordon joins Kelly Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000.

Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001.

Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics. In 2004, as part of C-USA's tenth anniversary, Gordon was named as the Conference USA Co-Player of the Decade.








Track & Field


Inducted: 1999
Sponsor: MU Track Club and Bob Allen

A multi-event track and field star, Keith Hanson won the 10,000 meters at the 1986 NCAA Championships and was a three-time Division I All-American in cross country, finishing third at the NCAA championships in 1985, 12th in 1984 and 17th in 1983.

Hanson also won the 5,000 meter championship at the 1986 Florida Relays and claimed the 10,000 meter championship at the 1985 Southwest Missouri Relays.

A four-time selection to the All-National Catholic team, Hanson was also a four-year honoree to the All-Central Collegiate Conference Team, and at the time of his induction, held eight school individual and relay records.

An honors student who majored in finance, Keith was a two-time Academic All-American and received the 1986 McCahill Award, the highest honor a Marquette student-athlete can receive. In 1987, he won the Founders Award which recognizes the most outstanding Amateur athlete in Wisconsin.




Inducted: 1996
Sponsor: Marquette Wrestling Club

Wisconsin AAU champion in 1952, 1953 and 1954, Harlow Hellstrom was undefeated in 37 consecutive dual matches and Wisconsin AAU matches.

He served as the team captain during the 1952 and 1953 seasons and was invited to the 1952 Olympic Trials.

A native of Chicago, he never competed in wrestling as a high school student at Loyola Academy.

Following his competitive career, he served as Marquette's coach in 1954-56.


Track & Field


Inducted: 2004
Sponsor: MU Track Club and his fellow Pole Vaulters

One of the nation's best pole vaulters from 1956 to 1958, Ed Hoyle won the Central Collegiate Conference indoor title his junior year.

During his senior year, Hoyle 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 broke the Michigan State Relays pole vault record with a mark of 14'6".

Hoyle ascended to the nation's number one ranking during his senior season but 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 Con Jennings and McCahill Awards, Hoyle held the Marquette indoor pole vault record of 14' 9 1/8" until 2004.


Women's Soccer


Rhegan Hyypio

Inducted: 2011

Rhegan Hyypio helped the Marquette women's soccer program to its first NCAA Championship appearance in 1999 and went on to become the first player in program history to earn National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) First Team All-America honors. During her career, Hyypio helped the Golden Eagles compile an overall record of 65-17-9 in four seasons, including two NCAA tournament second round appearances, two C-USA tournament championships and two regular season conference titles. Hyypio earned the Robert L. and William P. McCahill Award in 2001 after graduating as the 2001 C-USA Scholar Athlete of the Year and a three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

During her senior season in which she led the Golden Eagles to a 20-3-1 record, the best in program history, Hyypio anchored an MU defense that limited opponents to 28 goals in 24 contests and recorded 10 shutouts. Hyypio was named to the Conference USA All-Decade team in 2005, listing her as one of the best players in conference history. The St. Petersburg, Fla., native was honored in 2010 as the first recipient of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' Young Alumna of the Year Award for her missionary and volunteer work in North and South America.


Track & Field / Athletic Director


Inducted: 1972
Sponsor: Marshall & Iisley Bank

Conrad Jennings was a fixture in the Marquette athletic scene, working in the department for 30 years.

Hired as Marquette's track coach in 1922, he served in that capacity until 1948. In 1926, he assumed the duties of athletic director, a position he would hold until his retirement in 1956.

His track teams included stars who competed around the world -- men like Ralph Metcalfe, Mike Treps, Ray Ruehl, Mel Shimek and Milt Trost. He popularized the sport of track at Marquette and was one of the founding partners of the Central Collegiate Conference. He was also responsible for bringing such championship meets as the National AAU games, the NCAAs and the Olympic Decathlon Trials to Milwaukee.

As athletic director, he oversaw some of the great Marquette football teams during the mid-1930s. In addition, he built up and maintained gymnasium, office, stadium and field facilities in all intercollegiate sports in which Marquette participated.

He was later inducted in the Wisconsin Hall of Fame in 1959.



1951-1953 / 1955-1978

Inducted: 1985
Sponsor: Frank Galka, D.D.S. and Fred McGaver

A three-year member of the Marquette wrestling team, Barney Karpfinger boasted an undefeated senior season with 21 dual meet victories, including a win over eventual national champion Jim Harmon.

Karpfinger's quickness, agility and strength made him of the nation's top performers during his career. In 1954 he was appointed assistant wrestling coach, and took over as head coach in 1955 on a "temporary," and 23 years later in 1978 he retired from Marquette.

In addition to his duties at MU, he instituted programs for wrestlers in the Milwaukee community and hosted wrestling programs at Marquette for young wrestlers to help improve their skills.




Inducted: 1991
Sponsor: Cederburg High School soccer parents and Ron and Peggy Creten
Hayden Knight closed out his career as Marquette soccer's all-time leading goal scorer (52) and point producer (146 pts.).

A two-time team MVP, his top goal-scoring campaigns were 1977 and 1979 with 16 goals.

Following his collegiate career, Knight played on a number of successful professional soccer teams including the 1981 NASL Indoor champion Edmonton Drillers and the 1986-87 MISL champions Dallas Sidekicks. His career also included stints in the 1980s with the Milwaukee Wave and Chicago Sting.



Inducted: 1972
Sponsor: Milwaukee Metro Ford Dealers

Don Kojis led the Marquette men's basketball team in scoring as a junior (20.9 ppg) and senior (21.4 ppg) and was a three-time team rebounding leader.

At the conclusion of his college career, he was the school's all-time scoring leader with 1,504 points and still ranks as the program's top career rebounder man with 1,222 boards.

He was named to the 1959 NCAA Tournament All-Mideast Team and helped Marquette finish with a 23-6 record. At the time, his 578 points and 232 field goals in 1960-61 were school records, and his 462 rebounds still holds up as the top seasonal mark in school lore.

Named to the Catholic All-America Team by Catholic Digest in 1961, he still holds the top two Marquette seasonal efforts in rebound average with 17.1 rpg in 1960-1961 and 15.4 rpg in 1959-1960.

In December of 1961, his jersey number 44 was retired by the school. After his playing days at Marquette were over, he enjoyed 12 productive seasons in the National Basketball Association, capturing all-star recognition in 1967-1968 and 1968-1969.




Inducted: 1988
Sponsor: Marquette Minuteman

An All-America center in 1932, Art Krueger played under coach Frank Murray from 1930-1933 and amassed a record of 23-8-3 during his career.

Krueger's 1930 squad went 8-0-1, had seven games in which it held the opposition scoreless and held a 155-7 scoring margin.

A native of Milwaukee, Krueger was a co-captain on the 1933 squad.

Following his Marquette career, he went on to coach high school football for nine years at South Division High School where he produced three city championships.


Football / Basketball

1941-1942, 1946 / 1941-1943, 1946-1947

Inducted: 1996
Sponsor: Kuffel family
Excelling in both football and basketball, Ray Kuffel was a basketball letterwinner in 1941-42, 1942-43 and 1946-47 and earned letters for his play on the gridiron in 1941, 1942 and 1946.

The leading scorer on the 1941-42 and 1942-43 basketball teams, Kuffel also captained the 1946 football squad and earned All-American honors and All-Catholic acclaim following that campaign.

He was the second-ever recipient of the McCahill Award, which recognizes the outstanding senior student-athlete.

Football / Basketball / Track & Field


Inducted: 1985
Sponsor: Paul E. Kukla D.D.S.

One of only two nine-time letterwinners in Marquette history, Ernie Kukla earned letters in football, basketball and track where he specialized in the shot put, discus and javelin.

As a center on the 1934 basketball team, he helped Marquette to a record of 14-3 that included victories over five-of-six Big Ten opponents.

Football teams on which he competed went 15-8 under coach Frank Murray.

In track, he was recognized as one of MU's most versatile performers in field events, and his points were important towards MU winning the 1933 Central Collegiate Track and Field Championships.




Inducted: 2006
Sponsor: In memory of Barney Karpfinger by Pro Line Stone, Ameriprise Financial Services and Dr. Frank Galken
Billy Kumprey, one of Marquette's most accomplished grapplers, amassed a career record of 146-31 over four years. His 146 career victories stand atop MU's all-time wins list.

Kumprey left Marquette after his 1993 senior season in which he achieved All-America status and was ranked sixth in the nation. He reached the semifinals of the 1993 NCAA Tournament, defeating two-time All-American and unbeaten Chris Kwortnik of North Carolina State.

Kumprey, known for getting his opponents shoulders to the mat, led the nation in pins in 1992 and 1993. In 1993, he tallied a college best 32 pins to go along with a 49-win season.



Inducted: 1985
Sponsor: Richard H Harvey Land and Shelter Co.
Alfred "Butch" Lee was the most valuable player of the 1977 NCAA Final after leading Marquette to the national title.

Lee was a first-team consensus All-American as a senior, being named to All-American teams by the Associated Press, United Press International, The Sporting News, Basketball Writers and Basketball Weekly and was named 1977-1978 Player of the Year by AP (The Rupp Award), UPI (The Naismith Award) and Basketball Weekly. His 17.7 points per game paced the team in scoring.

While helping MU to the national title in 1977, he received second-team All-America status.

He recorded 1,735 points during his career, still good for the No. 2 spot all-time at Marquette, and his 84.8 free throw percentage is tops all-time. He stands second on the school's career chart in field goals with 666 and first in field goal attempts with 1,403. His 628 points in 1976-1977 represent the second-highest total by a Marquette junior.

The Atlanta Hawks made him a first-round draft selection and he also played for Cleveland and Los Angles during his pro career.

To recognize his impressive accomplishments, Marquette retired Lee's number 15 jersey.

Track & Field / Tennis

1985-1988 / 1984-1985

Inducted: 1999
Sponsor: Marquette Track Club and Linscott, Law and Greenspan Engineers
Look-Jaeger was the first Marquette female student-athlete to qualify for the NCAA Championships when she finished ninth in the heptathlon in 1988.

She participated in the 1985 NAIA National Championships in five events: the high jump, long jump, one-mile relay and two-mile relay indoors and the outdoor heptathlon. She also received All-America status in 1985 as a member of the indoor distance medley relay team.

A four-time Marquette MVP, Look-Jaeger captained the 1987 and 1988 squads. At the conclusion of her career, she held 13 individual school records and five relay team records.

Look-Jaeger also received one letter in tennis for her play in the 1984-1985 season, as she posted a record of 18-4 at No. 4 singles and 20-8 at No. 2 doubles. She was the NAIA District 11 singles champion and participated in the NAIA National tournament.

In 1988, Look-Jaeger received the McCahill Award, the highest honor a Marquette student-athlete can receive.

Athletic Department


Inducted: 1991
Sponsor: Marquette Minuteman

Stan Lowe worked 45 years in the Marquette athletic department, serving in just about every capacity.

As an undergraduate at Marquette, he was a student manager for the basketball team in 1923, and in 1924, while still a student, he was named director of ticket sales, a post he held until 1947.

In 1947, he was appointed business manager of athletics, and in 1962 he stepped up to the post of assistant athletic director. Two years later, in 1964, he succeeded was named the school's fourth athletic director, succeeding E.S. Hickey. He would remain as AD until his untimely death in 1969.

In 1966, he was named Man of the Year by the Wisconsin Catholic Interscholastic Athletic Association.




Inducted: 1991
Sponsor: Marquette Tip Off Club and M Club

Maurice Lucas played two seasons of basketball for Marquette before being selected in the first round of both the NBA (Chicago) and ABA (Carolina) professional drafts.

Lucas led the team in rebounding in each of his two seasons and his 328 boards during his senior season is good for ninth place on the school's seasonal chart. His top rebound game at Marquette was a 23-board effort against Loyola in 1973.

The MVP and top scorer of the 1973-1974 team that finished as national runners-up, Lucas totaled 936 points in his two campaigns including 15.8 ppg his senior year. Lucas was named a 1974 second team Converse All-American and started on the 1973 World University Games championship team.

He played 14 seasons in the ABA and NBA and averaged 20.2 points for the NBA champion Portland Trailblazers in 1977.




Inducted: 2004
Sponsor: Mike and Ione Backus
One of the most prolific scorers in Marquette history, Kristen Maskala amassed 1,745 points in three years of play from 1991 to 1994.

Maskala scored in double figures in 85 of 89 career games and was a three-time Great Midwest Conference First Team selection.

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, Maskala was named the GTE Academic All-American of the Year in women's basketball, and she was one of only 14 women's basketball players to earn an NCAA postgraduate scholarship.

Maskala was named the state of Wisconsin Woman of the Year by the NCAA.



Inducted: 1972
Sponsor: Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Club

Donald McFayden was a dynamic hockey player who led Marquette to intercollegiate championships in 1928, 1929 and 1930.

He earned All-America acclaim from 1928-30 and served as captain of the 1928-1929 squad. McFayden helped Marquette beat Wisconsin, 9-0, in the program's first-ever contest.

After Marquette, he played professionally and was a member of the 1934 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup champion team.




Inducted: 1999
Sponsor: Edgerton Contractors, Inc.
One of only two Marquette wrestlers to achieve All-American status, Fred McGaver was so honored in 1979 following a fifth place finish at the NCAA Finals in the heavyweight division.

McGaver was twice a regional champion, winning the East Regional in 1979 and the West Regional in 1980, both as a heavyweight. In 1980, he reached the final eight of the NCAA Finals.

McGaver won numerous tournament titles during his career at Marquette including the heavyweight division of the 1979 Midlands Tournament, considered the top open competition in the nation. In addition, he claimed the Wheaton Invitational on three occasions and twice took the title at the Stevens Point Open, the Northern Michigan Open and the Michigan Tech Open.

A two-time team MVP, he defeated eight of the top 10 wrestlers from 1978-1980. After graduation, McGaver was an assistant coach at MU for the 1980-1981 season.

Basketball / Athletic Director


Inducted: 1980
Sponsor: Milwaukee Insurance

One of the all-time greats of the college coaching profession, Al McGuire is the school's all-time winningest coach with a record of 295-80.

He led Marquette to the national title in 1977, second place in 1974 and a NIT championship in 1970. His teams were in 11 consecutive post-season tournaments and ranked in the top 10 nearly every season. His last 11 Marquette teams won at least 21 games including his 1970 -71 unit that posted a glittering 28-1 ledger.

McGuire earned numerous coaching honors at Marquette, including 1974 Coach of The Year honors from AP, UPI, The Sporting News and the U.S. Basketball Writers. In addition, he coached 12 All-Americans while at Marquette.

He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1997, MU retired number 77, symbolic of the season of the program's national title and the year that represented his last year of coaching.




Inducted: 1988
Sponsor: Astor Hotel

One of the greatest players ever to don a Marquette basketball jersey, Dean Meminger helped Marquette to a glittering 78-9 record over his career including a 46-0 mark at the Milwaukee Arena.

Meminger was the team's leading scorer for two years, averaging 21.2 points in 1971 and 18.8 points in 1970, and he was selected by his teammates as the Most Valuable Player of the '71 team which went undefeated during the regular season (26-0) and advanced to the NCAA Mideast Regional. He closed out his college as the school's No. 2 all-time leading scorer with 1,637 points.

Meminger was the MVP of the NIT in 1970, in which Marquette topped St. John's for the championship. He was also named to the All-Tournament team of the NIT and the All- Tournament teams of the 1969 and 1971 NCAA. He holds the top two school seasonal marks for free throws and his 493 charity tosses during his career are the most ever by a Marquette player.

Following his graduation, he was a first-round NBA draft pick by New York. He went on to enjoy a seven-year pro career with New York and Atlanta.


Track & Field


Inducted: 1972
Sponsor: Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co

Known as the world's fastest human from 1932 to 1934, Ralph Metcalfe was the NCAA champion in the 100- and 200-yard events in 1932-1934 and broke or tied every world record from 40 to 220 yards.

He captured the AAU 200-meter title every year from 1932-1936 and also added the Central Collegiate Conference 100- and 220-yard crowns and the Drake Relays 100-yard honors in each of his three varsity seasons at Marquette. At one point in his college career, he had equaled or bettered 13 world records.

In Olympic competition, Metcalfe placed second in the 100 meters and third in the 200 meters in the 1932 games and competed again at the 1936 Olympics, finishing second in the 100 meters and helping the U.S. win the 400-meter relay.

After his college career, he joined the armed forces and served in World War II. Following his stint in the Army, Metcalfe lived a life of public service, becoming an alderman for the city of Chicago before being elected to the Illinois congress in 1970.

He was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1975.


Men's Basketball


Tony Miller

Inducted: 2011

Tony Miller started all 123 games in his Marquette career and ranked fifth in NCAA history with 956 career assists at the time of his graduation.

Miller averaged 7.8 assists per game over his career and led MU to two NCAA Championship appearances, including the 1994 Sweet 16, and a National Invitation Tournament runner-up finish in 1995. Marquette amassed a record of 81-42 during his tenure and Miller remains one of only two players in NCAA history to have accumulated 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 900 assists.

The Cleveland, Ohio, native helped Marquette to its first league championship as a member of the Great Midwest Conference in 1993-94 and dished out a single-season record 274 assists while leading MU to its first Sweet 16 appearance since 1978-79. Miller earned All-Great Midwest Second Team honors three times and was named to the all-newcomer team as a freshman in 1992, while also earning all-freshman fifth team honors from Basketball Weekly.




Inducted: 1988
Sponsor: First Bank Milwaukee

Marquette's No. 1 singles player from 1957-1959, Chas Mulcahy finished with an outstanding career singles record of 28-4.

Captain of the men's tennis team in each of the three years and a two-time participant in the NCAA Championships, Mulcahy received the 1959 McCahill Award, presented to the most outstanding senior student-athlete.

In 1975, Mulcahy founded the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, now the largest and longest-running collegiate tennis tournament. He was instrumental in bringing the Davis Cup semifinals to Milwaukee in Sept., 1998 and he is the father of Mary, Meg and Beth Mulcahy, former members of the Marquette Women's tennis team.




Inducted: 1974
Sponsor: Tom Johnson Promotions and Allied Construction Employers Association
A three-year member of the Marquette men's basketball team, Ed Mullen became the school's first-ever All-America selection when he was tabbed as a Converse First-Team All-American in 1934.

While playing for coach Bill Chandler for his three seasons at MU, Mullen's teams finished with a 40-15 record including a 14-3 ledger in the 1932-1933 season. Known as a defensive specialist, Mullen often drew the opposing team's top scorer.

Follwing his collegiate playing career, Mullen was Marquette's freshman basketball coach and varsity assistant in 1935-1936, and from 1935-1940 he played for the Oshkosh All-Stars in the National Basketball League, a forerunner of the National Basketball Association.

In 1974, he was a unanimous choice to the all-time Marquette team.

Basketball / Football

1920-1929 /
1920-1936, 1946-1949

Inducted: 1991
Sponsor: His former Football Players
Frank Murray, the winningest football coach in Marquette history, was recognized as one of the great teachers of the game.

He guided Marquette's unbeaten football teams in 1922, 1923 and 1930, and his 1936 Hilltoppers played in the first Cotton Bowl game.

His 90-32-6 record at Marquette caught the attention of the University of Virginia, and they lured him to Charlottesville in 1937. Murray compiled a 41-34-5 with the Cavaliers and returned to Milwaukee in 1946 where he coached at Marquette until 1949.

He also coached basketball at Marquette from 1920-29 and compiled a record of 94-73.

One of the pioneers of the huddle and the spread formation, Murray was elected to the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Men's Basketball



Steve Novak cemented himself as Marquette's most deadly shooter in program history during a career which spanned from a 2003 Final Four run to MU's entrance into the BIG EAST in 2005-06. Novak ended his career by shooting 46.1 percent from three-point range (354-of-768) and hitting 93.1 percent (243-of-261) of his attempts from the free throw line. That free throw percentage included an astronomical 97.4 percent during his senior year in which he missed on just two of 76 shots from the charity stripe. The Brown Deer, Wisconsin native burst onto the scene as a freshman by helping MU to its first Final Four appearance since 1977. Novak earned Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year and All-Freshman Team recognition as a rookie and was also named to the NCAA All-Midwest Regional Team after connecting on five 3-pointers against No. 1 Kentucky in the Elite Eight.

The 2006 All-BIG EAST First Team selection made another big first impression as a senior in MU's first BIG EAST matchup versus then-No. 2 Connecticut at the Bradley Center. Novak poured in 41 points, still a BIG EAST record for a player in their league debut, and 16 rebounds, as the Golden Eagles throttled the Huskies, 94-79, on Jan. 4, 2006. After a career year in which he averaged a team-high 17.5 points per game and set the current BIG EAST record with 70 3-pointers in league action, Novak was selected by the Houston Rockets in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2006 NBA draft. The 15th-leading scorer in MU history was the sixth player to reach 1,500 points and 500 rebounds in his Marquette career and was the co-recipient of the 2006 McCahill Award.


Women's Basketball


Inducted: 2009
Sponsors: Karen Kindel,
Tom and Pat Packee 

Lisa Oldenburg joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson.

In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories.

Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.








Inducted: 2006
Sponsor: Marquette "M" Club
One of the best singles tennis players in Marquette history, Elisa Penalvo was a four-time all Conference USA First Team Selection - the only Marquette tennis player to accomplish that feat - and represented Marquette at the NCAA Singles Championships in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

In 1996-1997, her rookie year, not only was she named Conference USA Freshman of the Year, but also the league's player of the year and ITA Freshman of the Year.

Her 101 singles wins rank third all-time and her 36 wins in 1996-97 also rank third on the single-season wins list. Penalvo ranked as high as ninth in the nation in singles play which marks Marquette's highest individual tennis ranking.

Penalvo was also a part of the school's longest doubles winning streak, as she paired with Joanna Bauza for 18 consecutive victories in the 1996-1997 season.



Inducted: 1996
Sponsor: Marquette "M" Club
One of the greatest rebounders in Marquette basketball history, Terry Rand ranks third on the school's all-time chart with 978 career boards while also holding 18th place on MU's all-time leading scorers list with 1,309 points.

Marquette's leading scorer and rebounder as a sophomore, junior and senior, Rand averaged 15.9 points and 14.7 rebounds per contest during the 1954-55 campaign in helping Marquette to the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. That team posted an overall record of 24-3 while finishing eighth in the nation in the Associated Press rankings and ninth in the United Press International poll.

Rand's 43 points against Duquesne in 1956 set a new Chicago Stadium scoring record, and his 37-point effort versus Miami (OH) in 1955 is still the school record for most points in an NCAA Tournament game.

He was picked to the All-Catholic All-America Team in 1955-1956 and was tabbed as the squad's MVP. He was also hosen as an alternate to the 1956 Olympic Team.

Basketball / Athletic Director


Inducted: 1996
Sponsor: Milwaukee Tennis Classic Foundation

Assistant men's basketball coach from 1961-1977, Hank Raymonds became the program's 10th head coach in 1977 and manned the sideline until 1983.

During his tenure as head coach, Raymonds posted a career record of 126-50, good for a 71.6 winning percentage. Five of his players were All-America honorees and 16 players were selected in the NBA Draft.

All six of his Marquette teams advanced to post season play, including five trips to the NCAA Tournament and one to the NIT. His '77-78 squad went 24-4 and was ranked No. 3 nationally in the final United Press International poll. He was named the 1979 Medalist Sports Education Coach of the Year after that team finished 22-7 and was ranked 10th in the Associated Press poll and 13th by UPI.

After his coaching days, he served as the school's athletic director from 1977-87. He was responsible for elevating MU's women's athletic teams to Division I status in 1985. Inducted in 1996




Inducted: 2004
Sponsor: Craig and Wendy Kasten

A three-year starter, Glenn "Doc" Rivers led MU to two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT appearance.

Highlighted by his half-court heave to defeat No. 5 Notre Dame in 1981, Rivers put together arguably the best freshman season in Marquette history. At the time of his induction he held freshman records for scoring, scoring average, field-goals made, field-goals percentage and steals.

One of the toughest defenders and best distributors of the basketball Marquette has ever seen, Rivers ranks among the school leaders in steals and assists. Rivers was a first team Converse All-American 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.

On February 14, 2004, Marquette retired Rivers No. 31 jersey.




Inducted: 2006
Sponsor: Tom and Carolyn Schoenauer
Frank Daily and Julianna Ebert
MU Women's Soccer Family
Renowned as one of Marquette's most decorated women's soccer players ever to step foot on Valley Fields, Kelly Roethe is Marquette's most prolific scorer with 123 points and all-time leading goal scorer with 49 goals.

Roethe owns the second, third, fifth and sixth best goal scoring seasons in Marquette history and she is the only women's soccer player in the 11-year history of the program to be named first team All-Conference in each of her four years.

Along with her first team all conference honors, Roethe was named Freshman of the Year in 1996 and a year later she received the league's top honor as she was selected as Conference USA`s Most Valuable Player.

With her 123 career points, Roethe inked her name in the Conference USA Record books as its all-time leading scorer and member of the All-C-USA Decade Team.

With talents that extended to the classroom as well, Roethe was selected as a First-team NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-American and Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year and named to the GTE Academic District V First Team in 1999. She earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2000.

Football / Basketball / Track & Field


Inducted: 1972
Sponsor: Production Steele of Illnois
One of the most versatile athletes in school history, Gene Ronzani was the first Marquette athlete to win nine letters.

Ronzani played on Marquette's undefeated 1930 football team and captained the 1932 team. In the final football game of his career, Ronzani rushed for 137 yards and five touchdowns in 21 carries as Marquette drubbed Drake by a 45-0 margin.

He also served as co-captain of the 1932-1933 basketball squad, helping the team to a record of 14-3. His shining moment of the year took place when he scored in double figures in a big win over Notre Dame.

As a track athlete, he had a javelin throw of 188' 5" during his junior year that set a Marquette Stadium record.

The Marquette Tribune wrote of Ronzani: "Gene Ronzani is Marquette's greatest all-around athlete and one of the best in the land. He was an All-American in football, rated with the best in basketball, and was an important point winner in track. Marquette and intercollegiate athletics will miss this grand athlete."

After his days at Marquette, he was a member of the Chicago Bears' organization from 1933-1949 and served on the coaching staff of the Green Bay Packers from 1950-1953.

Track & Field


Inducted: 1996
Sponsor: Jerry and Leah Rydeski and MU Track Club
Named most outstanding freshman of the 1978 men's track team, John Rydeski continued his outstanding performance over his next three seasons, winning the team's Most Valuable Performer award every year.

He earned a spot on the All-Central Collegiate Conference Team in 1980 and 1981 after outstanding performances in the 200 meters and 400 meters, and he set nine individual records and was a member of six record-setting relay teams during his Marquette career.

Among some of the individual school records he set were the indoor 220-yard dash, 300-yard dash, 300-meter dash and the outdoor 100-meter dash.

The captain of the track team in 1980 and 1981, he was the recipient of the '81 McCahill Award, awarded to MU's top senior student-athlete.

Basketball / Volleyball / Administration


Inducted: 2004
Sponsor: Briggs and Stratton
A leading figure in the Marquette Athletic Department for more then two decades, Catherine "Tat" Shiely was instrumental in founding the schools's women's athletics programs.

Named the school's first Coordinator of Women's Athletics in 1975, Shiely was the first head coach of both the volleyball and women's basketball programs. She later became MU's first Senior Women's Athletic Administrator from 1985-94 and NCAA Compliance Officer from 1988-94.

Shiely was the Great Midwest Conference compliance chairperson in 1993-94 and also served on the NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Welfare, Access, and Equity from 1992-94. She was a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Board of Directors from 1994-98 and served as their Legislation Chair.

Head volleyball coach from the first season of competition through 1998, a span of 24 seasons, Shiely won 380 matches, tops all time. She also won 111 games in her 11 seasons as women's basketball head coach from 1975-85. Shiely was the only woman in the nation to be head coach of women's basketball and volleyball simultaneously.

She was selected Volleyball Coach of the Year in 1980 by the Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WWIAC) and in 1992 was named the Great Midwest Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year.

In 1989 she received the WWIAC Special Recognition award for her commitment to the development of women's athletics in Wisconsin and for her service to the conference.

Track & Field


Inducted: 1974
Sponsor: Marquette Track Club
One of the pioneers in the growth of track and field, Melvin "Bus" Shimek left an indelible mark on the sport.

His association with Marquette track spanned more than five decades from the time he competed through the years he served as either an assistant or head coach.

As a competitor at Marquette from 1924-1927, Shimek won the NCAA championship in the two-mile run in 1927. He was also tabbed as the school's first track All-American that season, going undefeated for the year. Shimek's career was also highlighted by a win in the two-mile event at the Drake Relays which set a new school record that would stand for 27 years.

He became the school's assistant track coach in 1928 and head coach when Con Jennings, Shimek's own coach, retired in 1947. Shimek coached notable athletes such as Ken Wiesner, a silver medalist in the high jump in the 1952 Olympics, John Bennett, a long jumper who captured the silver medal in the 1956 Olympics, Olympian Ralph Metcalfe, who won more sprint titles than any other MU runner, and Bob Allen, an All-American in 1954.

Shimek retired as head coach in 1976 after 52 years with the program.



Inducted: 1996
Sponsor: Marquette "M" Club
Julie Sievers closed out her career as the program's all-time leader in scoring with 1,759 points and rebounding with 1,151 boards, marks that stood until the 1999-2000 season.

Sievers is just one of three players in MU history to reach 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, and her 721 career field goals still tops the MU all-time chart as does her single-game record of 43 points.

Marquette's leading scorer and rebounder as a sophomore, junior and senior, Sievers was a four-time Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference honoree and served as a co-captain on the 1982-1983 team.



Inducted: 1974
Sponsor: Chicago Bears Football Team

Known as the "Big Train" because of his power on both sides of the ball, John Sisk earned All-America distinction as a halfback for three consecutive years from 1929-1931, captaining the 8-1 1931 team.

A multi-sport star, Sisk was also a track standout and made his mark in the quarter mile. He was a member of the medley relay team which set a world record in 1931. During his track career, he was the joint holder of the world record in the 40- and 50-yard dashes.

Following his college days, he played for Coach George Halas and the Chicago Bears for five seasons and was a member of two world championship teams led by NFL legend Red Grange. He was selected as an all-pro in 1936 and was inducted into the Chicago Bears Hall of Fame in 1957.

His son, John Jr., was also running back for the Bears from 1964-1966, making them the first father-son combination to play pro football for the same team and the only duo to play for the same coach.




Inducted: 2006
Sponsor: Jerry Boyle and Robert "Bob" Hansen
A 1990 Associated Press Honorable Mention and a Second Team Midwest All-America selection, Tony Smith was a four-time letterwinner at Marquette.

He accumulated United Press International, Sporting News and Basketball Times All-American honors for the 1989-1990 season while his AP honor at the time was the first for Marquette in 12 years. Smith ranks fourth all-time in scoring with 1,688 points, third in free throws made with 406, fourth in assists with 469, fourth in steals with 190, fifth in field goals made with 615, ninth in field goal percentage at 52.0 percent and third in three-point field goal percentage at 42.9 percent.

He is one of only seven players in program history to record over 1,000 points and 400 assists during his career, and he still holds the Marquette single-season record for scoring average with 23.8 ppg in 1989-1990 and points scored in a game with 44 vs. Wisconsin on Feb. 19, 1990. During his senior season, he set the class record for total points scored with 689.

After being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft, Smith went on to enjoy an eight-year playing career with five teams, including the Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and the Lakers.



Inducted: 2004
Sponsor: John Fedders

One of Marquette's most successful basketball players all-time, Earl Tatum was a key component of 101 victories from 1972 to 1976, including four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and the 1974 National Championship Game.

A prolific scorer and tenacious rebounder, Tatum is one of select few in school history to record over 1,000 points and 500 rebounds during his career.

Following his senior season in 1975-76, Tatum was named a second team All-American by the Associated Press, Basketball Weekly and Converse, as well as earning first team All- American recognition from Helms, Independent, United Press International and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Tatum played four years professionally after being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 1976 NBA Draft.




Inducted: 1980
Sponsor: Briggs & Stratton Company
A three-year letter winner, George Thompson is the all-time scoring leader in Marquette basketball history with 1,773 points.

Thompson averaged 20.2 points per game during his career, tops all-time at Marquette and helped Marquette to a record of 68-20 during his three years.

When he concluded his college career, he held the school's career mark in field goals with 656 and free throws with 457. He led the team in scoring his final two years and was selected as an All-American in 1968-1969.

Thompson went on to play for Memphis and Pittsburgh in the American Basketball Association and for Milwaukee in the NBA.

A NABC 1994 Balfour Silver Anniversary All-America Team selectee, Thompson is one of 10 Marquette players to have their jerseys retired.

Football / Track & Field


Inducted: 1999
Sponsor: Cyganiak Planning
A two-sport star, Milt Trost earned six letters from Marquette, three in football and three in track and field, competing in the shot put.

A defensive standout for the Hilltoppers, Trost started at tackle for three seasons and was considered one of the best linemen in Marquette history. He was a first-team All-American as both a junior and senior, and in 1934 he was named to the Associated Press All-American Team.

Legendary Temple coach Glenn "Pop" Warner also placed Trost on his All-American team, calling him the best tackle Temple had faced all season and saying that his team gained only three yards through Trost's position.

Trost started at tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1935-1939 before playing for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1940. He returned to Milwaukee in 1941, playing for the Milwaukee Chiefs and coaching high school football.

Cross Country / Track & Field

1980-1984 / 1987-2007

Inducted: 1999
Sponsor: MU Track Club

Holder of eight individual Marquette records and seven relay records at the time of his induction, Dave Uhrich was a three-time MU Most Valuable Performer and qualified for the NCAA Division I Indoor National Championships six times, earning All-American honors in 1983 and 1984.

Besides the Marquette records, Uhrich also broke numerous meet records during his career. In 1982 he broke the UW-Lacrosse Fieldhouse record in the 1,000 yards and the 800 meters meet record at the Kansas Relays. The next year, Dave broke the Northern Iowa Unidome record in the mile, as well as the Central Collegiate Conference record in the 1,000 meters.

In cross country, Uhrich was a 1981 TFA/USA All-American as well as the NCAA District IV champion and qualified for the NCAA Championships in both 1981 and 1983.

Head coach of Marquette's men's and women's cross country and track and field teams from 1988-2007, Uhrich garnered 23 coach of the year awards. In 2005 he was named the Conference USA Women's Cross Country Coach of the Decade. He was also tabbed as the 2000 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year.




Inducted: 1999
Sponsor: Milwaukee Tennis Classic Foundation
A two-time captain of MU's tennis team, Barb VanLieshout was the No. 1 singles player in all four of her seasons as well as playing on the No. 1 doubles team in 1984 and 1985.

She helped Marquette to the NAIA National Tournament three times from 1982-1984 after the team claimed the District 14 title in each of those seasons. In 1982 and 1983, Marquette was the Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Champion, as VanLieshout captured the WWIAC No. 1 singles title each year and the No. 2 doubles title in 1982.

VanLieshout was ranked No. 18 in the country by the NAIA in 1983, and she was ranked as the top singles player in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Tennis Association in 1985.

With a career singles record of 67-17 and doubles record of 66-15, VanLieshout was also an NAIA Academic All-American in 1985 and was selected to the 1986 North Star Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Men's Golf



Mike Van Sickle left Marquette as its most decorated men's golfer in program history as a three-time PING All-American and the 2009 BIG EAST Conference Men's Golfer of the Year. As a senior, Van Sickle ranked among the top-10 amateur golfers in the world in both the Golfweek and R&A World Amateur rankings following a fall campaign during which he won four of six tournaments, including three straight. He finished the 2008-09 season among the national leaders in wins and scoring average and led NCAA Division I in birdies (165), while ending his career as MU's all-time leader in five statistical categories, including victories and scoring average. The Wexford, Pennsylvania native capped his career by winning the Byron Nelson Award for academic and athletic accomplishment in 2009 and was also one of 10 semifinalists for The Ben Hogan Award. He recorded top-five finishes in half of the 48 collegiate events in which he competed and helped Marquette claim its first-ever BIG EAST team title in any sport as a junior in 2008.

Van Sickle also excelled academically, claiming a pair of Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar accolades as well as CoSIDA Academic All-District V Second Team honors in 2009. A three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star, he was named as MU's BIG EAST BIG EAST Institutional Male Scholar Athlete of the Year following his senior campaign, while also garnering MU's McCahill and Ralph H. Metcalfe Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete awards.


Men's Basketball


Inducted: 2009

Sponsors: Craig and Wendy Kasten

Dwyane Wade left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

In 2003, Wade was a consensus first team All-America and was named as the Conference USA Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Wade's 2003 season ranks as one of the best, statically speaking, in MU history. His 710 points recorded that season (21.5 points per game) ranks first on the MU single-season list. Wade's career scoring average of 19.7 points ranks second in the MU annals and his 1,281 career points ranks 25th.

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.

A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.





Men's Basketball



Lloyd Walton was a member of some of the best men's basketball teams in MU history and was Al McGuire's top facilitator during the 1970s. Walton helped MU to an NCAA runner-up finish in 1974 with a national title game loss to N.C. State and ended his career in 1976 with the top three single-season assist totals in program history. Walton averaged 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds over the course of his three seasons and was awarded Basketball Weekly Second Team All-America honors as a senior. He helped MU to a record of 76-11 while starting all 87 games and leading Marquette to three NCAA tournament appearances. He ended his tenure 14th in scoring with 1,006 points and currently sits 45th in points and fifth in career assists (480).

Walton, the eighth former player under McGuire to earn induction, was a third round selection (40th overall) of the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1976 NBA draft and spent five seasons with the Bucks and Kansas City Kings.


Cross Country / Track & Field


Inducted: 1996
Sponsor: MU Track Club

A four-time cross country All-American, Katie Webb was the individual national champion at the 1982 national cross country championship and helped Marquette win the overall team title.

Winner of the NAIA outdoor 10,000 meter crown in 1985, Webb earned AIAW All-American honors in 1982 and was an NAIA track All-American in 1983 and 1984.

She was the Marquette track team's Co-Most Valuable Runner in 1982 and the cross country team's Most Valuable Runner in 1981, 1982 and 1984, and she set indoor school records in the 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters and outdoor marks in the two-mile run and the 5,000 meters.


Athletic Trainer


Inducted: 1980
Sponsor: Medalist Industries

One of the most respected and popular individuals in Marquette sports history, Robert Weingart served as the school's head athletic trainer for 38 years from 1946-1984.

In addition, he was the trainer for the USA track team in the 1972 Olympics in Munich and the College All-Star football teams from 1950-52.

Weingart was a member of MU football teams from 1939 through 1941 and he graduated from Marquette in 1943.

During his tenure at MU, he served under five football coaches and basketball coaches Bill Chandler, Tex Winter, Jack Nagle, Eddie Hickey, Al McGuire, Hank Raymonds and Rick Majerus. He served as the president of the National Athletic Trainers' Association from 1959-60 and was inducted into the Citizens Savings Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame.


Basketball / Track & Field


Inducted: 1974
Sponsor: Marquette University Dental Alumni Association
A three-time All-America performer in the high jump, Kenneth Wiesner claimed three NCAA championships in the high jump from 1945-1947 while also playing for the MU basketball team.

During his junior year he set a school record in the high jump with an effort of 6' 8 3/8" at the NCAA meet in Minneapolis.

Following his graduation in 1947, he didn't compete for nearly four years. In 1952, he began his comeback and eventually scored a stunning victory in high jump at the 1952 Los Angeles Coliseum Relays, defeating future Olympic champion Walt Davis of Texas A&M.

He qualified for the 1952 Olympics and was a silver medalist in the high jump. In 1953 he broke the world indoor mark in the high jump with an effort of 6' 10 3/4" at the Chicago Relays.



Fr. Wild

Inducted: 2011

Fr. Robert A. Wild, S.J. began his tenure as Marquette University's 22nd Jesuit president in 1996 and oversaw tremendous growth in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, including Marquette's jump to the prestigious BIG EAST Conference.

The Golden Eagles had just entered Conference USA when Wild began his presidency and the successful decade-long stay in the league ended with an invitation to join the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. That move boosted the University's national visibility and helped drive significant increases in student applications, alumni engagement and fundraising.

Over 40 endowed athletic scholarships have been added added since 1996, while both the men's and women's soccer teams and men's golf became fully-funded sports. Wild also helped MU strengthen its athletic offerings with the addition of men's and women's lacrosse as NCAA Division I sports, both of which will begin competition in the spring of 2013.

Wild played a key role in the fundraising for athletics facilities upgrades, including the Al McGuire Center, which finished construction in 2003. Improvements were also made under Wild's guidance to Valley Fields and the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Track and Field Facilities.

During Wild's tenure, Marquette's athletic teams have won 21 team conference championships and 49 individual titles. Student-athletes have also earned 29 All-America honors and have maintained a graduation rate of 81 percent.




Inducted: 2006
Sponsor: Mike and Ione Backus
Helping the Golden Eagles to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, Abbie Willenborg is Marquette's all-time leading scorer with 1,818 points and all-time leading rebounder with 1,167 rebounds.

During her career she went to the charity stripe a program-high 635 times, converting 435 attempts. Willenborg ranks third in rebounding average with 9.9 rpg, second in field goals made with 677, fourth in scoring average with 13.0 ppg, and fifth in blocks with 82.

She played in the fifth-most games in program history, playing in 118 contests and helping the Golden Eagles compile a record of 86-32 over her four seasons.

An All-Conference USA Freshman Team selection in 1997, Willenborg was also a three-time First Team All-Conference USA selection from 1998-2000 and was tabbed as a Women's Basketball News Service Second Team All-American for the 1999-2000 season.

Inducted: 1999
Sponsor: Marquette "M" Club

The 1969-1970 Marquette men's basketball team finished the season with a 26-3 record and defeated St. John's to win the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

The 26 wins and .896 winning percentage were both school records at the time, and is now third best in program history.

MU turned down a bid to the NCAA Midwest Regional in Fort Worth, Tex., after being denied an invitation to the Mideast Regional that was being held closer to home.

En route to their NIT Championship in New York, Marquette defeated Massachusetts, Utah and Pete Maravich's LSU squad before defeating local favorite St. John's, 65-53, in the NIT Final.

The team was ranked eighth in the final Associated Press poll and 10th in the final United Press International ranking.


Inducted: 2006
Sponsor: Louis and Jean Maier

Coached by M Club Hall of Famer Al McGuire, the 1973-1974 Marquette men's basketball team posted a 26-5 record en route to the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA National Championship Game.

The 26 victories the team amassed that season tied for the most-ever in the program's history at the time and is currently third-best . The 1973-74 team reached a season-high ranking of No. 3 on March 19, 1974 and was ranked in all 18 Associated Press Top 20 polls that season, never falling lower than No. 11.

Led on the court by M Club Hall of Famers Bo Ellis and Maurice Lucas, the team started the season winning 10 in a row and 16 of 17. They went on to defeat five ranked teams during the season including No. 6 Kansas, No. 6 Vanderbilt and No. 12 Michigan during the NCAA Tournament.

Lucas earned NCAA All-Tournament team recognition and was named to the Converse All-America Second Team. Lucas, along with five other members from that squad, Marcus Washington, Jerry Homan, Earl Tatum, Lloyd Walton and Ellis, were selected in NBA Drafts from 1974 to 1978.


Inducted: 1991
Sponsor: Schneider Communications

The 1976-77 Marquette men's basketball team beat North Carolina, 67-59, to win the national title.

The team posted a final record of 25-7 en route to the school's first national crown. The club was ranked No. 7 in the nation in the final Associated Press rankings and defeated Cincinnati, Kansas State, Wake Forest and UNC Charlotte before meeting the Tar Heels.

One of the great plays in MU basketball history took place in the national semifinals against UNC Charlotte. After the 49ers tied the game at 49-49 with three seconds left, guard Butch Lee inbounded the ball and fired a long pass toward the key. After jostling with a Charlotte player, center Jerome Whitehead got control of the ball and laid it in at the buzzer giving MU a breath-taking 51-49 triumph.

Lee finished as the team's top scorer with 19.6 ppg while Bo Ellis was the top rebounder (8.3 rpg).


Inducted: 2009
Sponsor: Friends of Marquette Basketball 

The 2002-03 Men's Basketball squad earned the 2003 Conference USA regular season championship before making the program's third NCAA Final Four. In the Midwest Regional, MU defeated No. 2-seeded Pittsburgh before knocking off No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the regional final. Head coach Tom Crean was named the Ray Meyer Conference USA Coach of the Year and the Coach Clair Bee Award Recipient as well as the USBWA District V and NABC District XI Coach of the Year.

In addition to Consensus First Team All-America Wade, the squad featured All-Conference USA Second Team selections Travis Diener and Robert Jackson, along with C-USA Sixth Man of the Year Steve Novak. Three of the student-athletes -- Wade, Diener and Novak -- were each picked in the NBA Draft following their respective tenures at Marquette.

The 2002-03 squad finished the season 27-6 overall and 14-2 in Conference USA, earning them a No. 9 ranking in the final Associated Press Top 25 Poll and a No. 6 ranking in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. During that season, the team defeated the conference champions of the Big Ten (Wisconsin), ACC (Wake Forest), BIG EAST (Pittsburgh) and SEC (Kentucky).


Inducted: 1996
Sponsor: Jim and Ginny Wheeler

The 1982 Marquette women's cross country team, under the guidance of head coach Elliot Kramsky, won the 1982 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national championship.

Katie Webb was the NAIA individual champion and earned All-America status along with Diane Held, Mary Kay VanEss, Laurie Hottinger and Kara Hughes. Hottinger also earned Academic All-America accolades and Kramsky was chosen as the NAIA National Coach of the Year.

The team also captured the Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference (WWIAC) Championship and three regular-season invitational titles. Webb, Hughes and VanEss were named to the WWIAC All-Conference Team.

Other team members included Theresa Bender, Natalie Doberstein, Mary Ann Ferguson, Kathy Fynan, Terri Liebfried, Kim McElroy and Julie Schultz.


1936 Football Team

Inducted: 2011

The 1936 Marquette football team began the season with seven straight victories and was ranked as high as fourth in the Associated Press poll before competing in the inaugural Cotton Bowl Classic on New Year's Day of 1937.

The squad was led by head coach Frank Murray, the longest tenured football coach in program history and a member of both the M Club and College Football Halls of Fame. All-American left halfback Raymond "Buzz" Buivid led a high-powered Marquette offense and finished third in Heisman Trophy balloting. Buivid was joined in the backfield by the Guepe twins, Al and Art, of whom Art earned all-Catholic recognition at quarterback.

Fullback Ward Cuff was also a key cog in the Marquette offense before he went on to star with the New York Football Giants in a hall of fame career. Cuff, along with Ray Sonnenberg, anchored the Golden Avalanche defense.

Marquette opened the season on Oct. 3 by defeating rival Wisconsin, 12-6, at Camp Randall Stadium and downed St. Louis, 32-6, before 30,000 spectators at Chicago's Soldier Field on Oct. 10.

At Marquette Stadium for its home opener, MU defeated Kansas State, 13-0, on Oct. 17 and entered the AP rankings in the first poll of the season at No. 20 when the squad welcomed Michigan State on Oct. 25.

The Golden Avalanche overpowered the Spartans for a 13-7 victory and headed back to Soldier Field for an intersectional clash with St. Mary's (Calif.) on Oct. 30. Fifty thousand fans saw Marquette trounce the Gaels, 20-6, to secure their spot among college football's elite.

Marquette climbed to No. 4 in the national rankings following its defeat of St. Mary's and pulled out a 7-6 victory over Creighton on Nov. 7 in Omaha, Neb.

In its final home contest, the Golden Avalanche claimed a 33-0 victory over Mississippi on Nov. 14, in a game which saw Art Guepe rush for three touchdowns and Buivid pass for a pair.

With a berth to the 1937 Rose Bowl hanging in the balance for the Golden Avalanche, Marquette travelled to Pittsburgh on Nov. 21 to take on Duquesne. The Dukes pulled out a 13-0 victory and an Orange Bowl invitation, while the Golden Avalanche accepted a bid to the first Cotton Bowl.

The Golden Avalanche ended its campaign at the Texas State Fair Grounds on Jan. 1, 1937 against Sammy Baugh and TCU in a game billed as a duel between the nation's two premiere passers. Art Guepe scored the lone touchdown for Marquette on a 60-yard punt return in a 16-6 loss.


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