Noteworthy: Nov. 30 look at Marquette Athletics

Katie Kelly's new head coaching job, Markus Howard's 3-point shooting and community awareness recognition for women's lacrosse.
Nov. 30, 2017

A Look Ahead:

Friday, Dec. 1
All Day – Track & Field at Blue & Gold Invitational (Notre Dame, Ind.)
4 p.m. – VB vs. Wisconsin (Ames, Iowa – NCAA First Round)

Saturday, Dec. 2
1 p.m. – WBB at Green Bay (Green Bay, Wis.)
1 p.m. – MBB vs. Georgia (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
6:30 p.m. – VB vs. TBA (Ames, Iowa – NCAA Second Round)

Monday, Dec. 4
7 p.m. – WBB vs. Wisconsin (Al McGuire Center)

Tuesday, Dec. 5
6 p.m. – MBB vs. Vermont (BMO Harris Bradley Center)

All times Central and subject to change 

Howard and MBB set new 3-point records

Markus Howard broke his own program record with 11 triples and the Golden Eagles set a new team standard with 18 in the win over Chicago state. Howard previously shared the MU record for 3-pointers in a single game with Mark Anglavar and MU’s previous team best was 15. Howard hit 11-of-15 shots from deep for 33 points on the evening and was joined by backcourt-mate Andrew Rowsey, who poured in five of his six 3-pointers in the opening half.

Marquette now has three different players who have scored at least 30 points in their last three contests. In addition to Howard’s 33 on Wednesday, sophomore Sam Hauser scored 30 in Monday’s overtime win against Eastern Illinois, while Rowsey scored 30 in MU’s final game at the Maui Invitation against LSU.

Men’s basketball hosts Georgia on Saturday

The men’s basketball team will welcome Georgia to the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m., in a game broadcast on CBS Sports Network. This will be the third game of MU’s current four-game homestand, which they wrap up against Vermont on Dec. 5.

Marquette is partnering with the Kids 2 Kids Christmas Toy Drive for the next two home games. Please bring in a new or gently used, unwrapped toy to either of these games.  The toys will be collected at all four entrances of the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Volleyball in seventh NCAA Championship

The women’s volleyball team earned a berth in its seventh consecutive NCAA tournament berth and will face in-state rival Wisconsin (20-9) on Friday in Ames, Iowa at 4 p.m. If Marquette (22-9) were to win, it would play the winner of Iowa state and Princeton at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles fell to Creighton in a five-set BIG EAST Conference championship match on Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend at the Al McGuire Center.

WBB sets new victory margin against Loyola

The women’s basketball team rolled passed Loyola Chicago on Tuesday, beating the Ramblers by 62 points. The 62-point win on Tuesday marked a program record for largest margin of victory as the Golden Eagles surpassed the previous record of 56 points in a victory over Ball State, 97-41, back on Dec. 21, 1993.

The squad will head to Green Bay on Saturday and back home to face Wisconsin on Monday evening at the Al McGuire Center. Fans in attendance can exchange a Wisconsin Badgers t-shirt (or one from another institution) for a new gold Marquette women’s basketball shirt.

Blue and Gold Fund Auction is live online

Marquette’s annual Blue and Gold Fund Auction has gone live in anticipation for the auction on Dec. 8. Items include a signed Dwyane Wade jersey, MKE City Food tour, signed shoes by Coach Wojciechowski and much more. Click here for more information.

Since the inception in the mid-1990's, the Blue & Gold Fund has provided over $52 million in scholarship support to Marquette student-athletes. Currently, Marquette funds the equivalent of 96 full-tuition scholarships on an annual basis through revenues generated by annual giving and proceeds from athletic endowed scholarships. The NCAA permits Marquette to offer the equivalent of 136 full athletic scholarships and we have not yet reached our potential to maximize our aid to our student-athletes.

Track opens indoor season and names captains

The Golden Eagles return top talent across the board for a women’s team defending back-to-back indoor and outdoor team titles, while the men’s team is fresh off indoor and outdoor runner-up finishes. Both squads will be opening the campaign at the Blue and Gold Invitational on Friday, Dec. 1 at Notre Dame.

Bert Rogers and the track and field coaching staff has announced the team’s captains for 2017-18 season. Cassy Goodrich, Maya Marion and Gemma Tedeschi will be returning as captains, while adding Jennifer and Jessica Parker to the mix.  The men’s side will be represented by William Ford, Alec Miller, Austin Stellpflug and Joel Swanberg.

Women’s lacrosse earns IWLCA Team Awareness Award

The women’s lacrosse program was recently presented the IWLCA-Nike Team Community Awareness Award at the organization’s annual 2017 Honors Banquet at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

The Team Community Awareness Award recognizes outstanding contributions by one team from each division on their campus and in their local community. Marquette compiled the most community service hours (671.5) of any Division I women’s lacrosse program during the 2016-17 academic year, spanning more than 20 service events.

Kelly named head coach at NAIA Avila

Former Marquette women’s soccer standout Katie Kelly was named the head coach on Wednesday afternoon of Avila University, an NAIA program in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Kelly spent last season as the top assistant coach at Kansas City Kansas Community College after an extensive professional career following her graduation from Marquette in 2009. Both her parents, Neil and Shelley, were student-athletes at Avila, as was her brother, Patrick, before his transfer to Marquette.

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