Noteworthy: Dec. 14 look at Marquette Athletics

Phase one of the APRC was announced and the Blue & Gold Fund held its annual auction on Friday night

Final exam week means a slow down on campus before basketball resumes next week.
Dec. 14, 2017

A Look Ahead:

Sunday, Dec. 17
4 p.m. – WBB at Milwaukee (Klotsche Center)

Monday, Dec. 18
6 p.m. – MBB vs. Northern Illinois (BMO Harris Bradley Center)

Wednesday, Dec. 20
2 p.m. – WBB at Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Ind.)

Thursday, Dec. 21
6 p.m. – MBB vs. American (BMO Harris Bradley Center)

All times Central and subject to change 

Groundbreaking approved for APRC Phase One

Marquette University’s Board of Trustees approved groundbreaking on the first phase of construction for the athletic performance research center (APRC). The approval came after Marquette University leaders presented design plans to the trustees, which included relocating the facility to the heart of campus. A formal groundbreaking ceremony is expected in the coming weeks.

The site will be strategically located near the southwest corner of West Wells Street and 12th Street, across from the Al McGuire Center and just north of Marquette’s Zilber Hall. During Marquette’s master planning process, the 12th and Wells location was identified as a high impact parcel for the campus. The university has already conducted preliminary environmental tests on the site.

Groundbreaking approved for the new Athletic Performance Research Center. https://t.co/bMZJnp0dCm pic.twitter.com/brk68tkrW7

— Marquette Athletics (@muathletics) December 11, 2017

.@MUcoachAmplo on today's @MarquetteU announcement regarding groundbreaking for the future home of #mulax. #WeAreMarquette pic.twitter.com/1UKXJhYFke

— Marquette Lacrosse (@MarquetteMLax) December 12, 2017

MU beats Badgers; Froling eligible Monday vs. NIU

Men’s basketball beat its in-state rival Wisconsin, 82-63, on Saturday at the Kohl Center in its largest road victory in the series since 1958. Andrew Rowsey and Markus Howard posted 24 and 23 points, respectively as MU shot over 63 percent from 3-point range.

Sophomore Harry Froling will suit up for the first time in a Marquette uniform on Monday against Northern Illinois following the conclusion of first semester exams. Froling transferred to MU last winter from SMU, where he appeared in 10 games as a true freshman.

A win in the 124th all-time meeting? ✔︎ Highlights: #mubb pic.twitter.com/TCAZ7oQnhW

— MarquetteMBB (@MarquetteMBB) December 9, 2017

Blue & Gold Fund Auction raises over $625,000

The 26th annual Blue & Gold Fund Auction took place on Friday evening in the Alumni Memorial Union with a crowd of over 400 guests. Over $625,000 was generously donated to support student-athlete scholarships at Marquette. This event has raised over $4 million to support student scholarships since its inception and has been taken to new levels recently, generating nearly $2.2 million in the last four years.

Friday night's @MUBlueGoldFund
Auction raised over $625k for student-athlete scholarship assistance. Thank you to the continued generosity of all our donors! #WeAreMarquettehttps://t.co/07Kqn0Mop7 pic.twitter.com/Cyhc64bmOm

— Marquette Athletics (@muathletics) December 11, 2017

New online auction items up for bid

New items have been added to the GoMarquette.com online auction, supporting the Blue & Gold Fund, including autographed items from 2017 seniors Luke Fischer and Jajuan Johnson, as well as other game-used items from men's basketball and men's lacrosse.

Take a look at the items by clicking here.

Men’s lacrosse ranked 15th by Inside Lacrosse

The two-time reigning BIG EAST Conference tournament champion men’s lacrosse team was ranked 15th by Inside Lacrosse in its annual preseason Faceoff Yearbook. It is the highest preseason ranking from the publication in program history for the Golden Eagles, who return five starters from last year’s squad.

The Golden Eagles enter 2018 ranked 15th in the annual @inside_lacrosse Faceoff Yearbook, their highest preseason ranking in the publication in program history. https://t.co/wYcq0W5SKS pic.twitter.com/oSCJ7Cgpe1

— Marquette Lacrosse (@MarquetteMLax) December 14, 2017

Barber named an AVCA All-American

Barber, the BIG EAST Player of the Year, bolted out in her sophomore season and averaged 4.71 kills per set, leading MU and the BIG EAST, and ranking in the top-10 among Division I NCAA players. She recorded double-digit kills in 30-of-32 matches this season and compiled a .328 hitting percentage. Barber was a unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST honoree and was named AVCA/Sports Imports National Player of the Week. Barber tallied 546 total kills in 2017, the third-most in a season in MU program history.

The Cedarburg, Wisconsin native becomes the 14th player in Marquette program history to be named an All-American and extend the Golden Eagles' stream to eight seasons with at least one player receiving the award.

Allie Barber caps a stellar sophomore season for #muvb earning @AVCAVolleyball honorable mention All-American Honors! Congrats @allie_barber_! https://t.co/t0RoFweJnT pic.twitter.com/xpoYDLsjvw

— Marquette Volleyball (@MarquetteVB) December 13, 2017

Prpa is the sixth Academic All-American in MSOC history

Sophomore Luka Prpa has been named to the 2017 Academic All-America® third team as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was last week. Prpa is the sixth Academic All-America selection in program history and first since Charlie Lyon’s second-straight first team nod in 2014. A sophomore midfielder and Wind Lake, Wisconsin, native, Prpa is a biomedical sciences major and owns a perfect cumulative grade point average of 4.0.

#MarquetteSoccer sophomore @Luka_Prpa named a 2017 Academic All-American! He's the sixth @CoSIDAAcadAA in program history. #WeAreMarquette

Release: https://t.co/LLdW3U6xJr pic.twitter.com/uMUPsyPRZ1

— Marquette Soccer (@marquettesoccer) December 7, 2017