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Pictured: The #1 flag is proudly on display outside Joyce Center Gate 10 in recognition of any Fighting Irish team ranked first in the country.

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“When you become part of the Monogram Club after you’re done with college, you’re joining a community, and it’s a way to kind of keep going what you had in college. You’re among your peers that you respect, and we all have one thing in common—to continue the tradition of Notre Dame, but also to help the current student-athletes reach their potential.” —Kate Sobrero Markgraf (’98, soccer), three-time All-American; U.S. National Team, 1998–2010; 2004, 2008 Olympic gold medalist

Annual Dues Structure

“Though alumni are often first to come to mind when thinking about the Monogram Club, the

$75

Basic dues level

Club makes an incredibly positive

Includes all benefits except football ticket application

impact on the lives of current Notre Dame student-athletes

$150

as well. By becoming dues-

Monogram winners who graduated from the University prior

paying members, Monogram

to 1965 or within the last 10 years (2004–13)

Dues with football ticket application

winners make a significant and meaningful contribution to the

$300

Fighting Irish athletic programs,

Monogram winners who graduated from the University

giving back to the University that

Dues with football ticket application

between 1965 and 2003

means so much to each of us.” Beth Hunter, Executive Director

Membership fees are due December 31, 2013. To pay your dues, either send in the card included in this mailing, or visit alumni.nd.edu/monogramdues to pay online.

Top Benefits and Privileges of Being A Monogram Club Member 1

Access to home and away football tickets

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Free admission for members and guests at Monogram Club events during home football weekends

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Access to Brennan-Boland-Riehle Scholarship Fund

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Invitation to Monogram Club regional events

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Monthly Inside Irish e-newsletter

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Free admission to Annual Mass and Dinner during Blue-Gold weekend

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Free admission to select Notre Dame home athletic contests with membership card

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Opportunity to stay connected and enhance the Notre Dame student-athlete experience

Football Ticket Access Information The University allots the Monogram Club 4,500 tickets for each home game. If demand exceeds the allotment, the Notre Dame Ticket Office holds a special Monogram Club lottery for each home game.

RENEW YOUR MONOGRAM

MEMBERSHIP NOW Varsity athletes and team support members who have earned the athletic insignia of the University of Notre Dame, as well as those who have been awarded an honorary Monogram for their extraordinary contributions to Irish athletics, comprise the membership of the Notre Dame Monogram Club. Duespaying members of this exclusive group receive a variety of benefits for their continued support and dedication to maintaining Notre Dame’s illustrious athletic heritage as well as the missions of both the Monogram Club and the University.

Benefits for Former Football Players/senior football Managers Former Notre Dame football Monogram winners/senior football managers who are dues-paying members of the Monogram Club also receive the following additional benefits: • Friday night receptions prior to home football games in the Schivarelli Football Players’ Lounge at Notre Dame Stadium • An invitation to the Blue-Gold Football Alumni Weekend in conjunction with the annual Blue-Gold Football Game

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The Monogram Club

Mission Statement

Welcome To The

Annual Report

Bridging The Gap Between Legend and Legacy The Notre Dame Monogram Club is comprised

geographical locations. In this way, the Club aspires

Two years ago, the Monogram Club’s annual re-

of individuals who have earned the University’s varsity

to contribute, through the common bond of sport, to

port highlighted travel and our Club’s global presence,

athletic insignia for their athletic or team support en-

the social and professional enrichment of its members

with a cover design inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s

deavors or who have been honorary Monogram recipi-

and provide a means for ongoing association with the

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. album. Last year, we

ents.

University. As an integral part of the Notre Dame family,

chose a patriotic theme, celebrating the 13 current and

the Monogram Club endeavors to uphold and enrich

former Fighting Irish student-athletes who competed

the great tradition of Notre Dame athletics.

at the Summer Olympics in London. Unless you started

The Notre Dame Monogram Club supports the primary goal of the University, which is the spiritual, intellectual and physical development of its students

reading back to front, I’m sure you have already noticed

and alumni.

the enormous #1 on this year’s cover.

Whether it’s the Mendoza College of Business tak-

From the football team’s remarkable run to the

The Notre Dame Monogram Club provides its

“Don’t settle,” he said. “We encouraged you when you came here to pursue championships. Pursue championships in life.” ing the #1 spot in BusinessWeek’s Undergraduate Busi-

members the opportunity to foster and maintain

BCS national championship game, to the 13 conference

ness Schools ranking for the fourth year in a row—a

relationships across different sports, generations and

championships won by Notre Dame teams (including

dynasty that would even make the ‘90s Bulls and John

11 in the final season of BIG EAST competition), to the

Paxson (‘83) proud—12 Fighting Irish teams earning

University ranking first in NCAA Graduation Success

perfect scores in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate

Rate, 2012–13 was marked by incredible accomplish-

statistics or the men’s soccer squad netting its first #1

ments for the Blue and Gold.

overall seed for the 2012 NCAA Championship, when

The 2012–13 campaign was so successful, in fact, that three Irish teams missed the University’s commencement festivities while competing in postseason

Introduction

celebrating Club accomplishments

you are at Notre Dame, you are surrounded by excellence. Last November, the #1 sign atop Grace Hall was

play. On the following Monday, the rowing and softball

lit for the first time (for football) since 1993. Though I

teams gathered for a special graduation in Purcell Pa-

was thrilled to see the Irish back in the national spot-

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Renew Your Monogram Club Membership

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Scholarship & Service

vilion. Hosted by the Student Welfare & Development

light, I didn’t see the fuss over the switch of a light. Two

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Welcome to the Annual Report

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Recognition

office and the Monogram Club, I had the opportunity to

years earlier, as a resident assistant in Keenan, I had a

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Letter from the Monogram Club Executive Director

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Fellowship

attend the ceremony.

perfect view of the sign from my room, when it was lit

celebrating fellowship 6

Sweet Home Chicago

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Irish Tennis in Dublin

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Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX

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2012–13 Honorary Monogram Recipients

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Monogram Club Contributions

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A Conversation with the Monogram Club President

CLUB LEADERSHIP

After a prayer by Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C. (‘65), University Vice President and Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick (‘76) spoke to the 20 student-athletes re-

Like the golden helmet, the Monogram or the leprechaun logo, that #1 sign is symbolic. Perhaps it

of Father Sorin’s decision to call Notre Dame a univer-

should always be lit, not to celebrate rankings, titles or

sity, rather than a college or a school, when he founded

on-the-field successes, but as a continuous reminder of

the institution in 1842. That choice, Swarbrick said,

the greatness—the championships in life—that we are

spoke to the guiding principle that Notre Dame would

always striving to achieve.

Monogram Club Board of Directors

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Connect with the Monogram Club

Student. Athlete. Irish.

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Alma Mater

During his remarks, there was one quote in particular

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A Running Success

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In Memoriam

that stayed with me.

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The Notre Dame Family

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Comeback Kim

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championship.

ceiving their diplomas. He talked about the significance

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celebrating student-athletes

in recognition of the women’s soccer team’s national

always aim for the highest standard of performance.

-Josh Flynt ('11), Communications Associate

Year in Review 14

2012–13 Athletics Year in Review

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2012–13 Year in Photos

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A Conversation with the Director of Athletics

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Letter From The Executive Director

On New Year’s Day 1925, Knute Rockne’s squad defeated Stanford in the Rose Bowl, completing a perfect 10-0 season

CELEBRATING FELLOWSHIP

and securing the university’s first national championship. Since that day almost 90 years ago, 27 other Fighting Irish teams have reached the pinnacle of excellence in their respective sports. At Notre Dame however, excellence is defined by far more than trophies and titles. Whether in the classroom or the community, on Wall Street or Capitol Hill, Fighting Irish student-

Stadium. The video ended with two phrases, “#1 in Student-Athlete Graduation Rate” and “#1 in Our Hearts Forever.” For all of us, near or far from South Bend, Notre

athletes, both past and present, represent the best of

Dame will always hold a special place in our lives. After

Notre Dame. It’s with the on- and off-the-field achieve-

reading this series of stories and learning about the in-

ments of our members in mind, that we decided to give

credible accomplishments of the Club during this past

the 2012–13 Monogram Club annual report a distinctly

year, I hope you will consider becoming a dues-paying

#1 theme. In the following pages, you’ll read about the

member in 2014. With your support, we can continue

current student-athletes and recent graduates who

to improve the benefits offered to our members, while

have been standout representatives of the University,

striving to enhance and promote the spiritual, intel-

the athletic department and the Monogram Club. These

lectual and physical development of our alumni and

members of the Notre Dame family have dedicated

student-athletes.

themselves, not only to extraordinary athletic achieve-

Thank you for all that you do to benefit this amaz-

ment, but also to succeeding as students and serving

ing Club and our outstanding student-athletes. We

as leaders among their peers.

hope to see you on campus during the 2013–14 aca-

While access to football tickets and admission to

demic year.

pre-game receptions are certainly among the reasons why some join the Monogram Club, you’ll also learn about the many outreach efforts and programs that support and enhance the student-athlete experience and help build camaraderie among our teams.

Go Irish!

During the 2013 BCS championship game, millions of viewers across the country saw A Message From

Beth Hunter

the Students of Notre Dame, a commercial featuring

Executive Director

dozens of Domers forming a giant #1 in Notre Dame

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Sweet Home

Chicago “The majority of us met at Notre Dame in South Bend, but it’s good to transfer that network you’ve built

Though it may be called The Second City, Chicago is undoubtedly No. 1 in the hearts of many Irish fans and Notre Dame alums. Located about 90 miles west of campus, thousands of

to a big city like Chicago.”

Domers trace their roots to the Windy City and its surrounding

volleyball MONOGRAM WINNER Adrianna Stasiuk (‘08)

during their lives.

“It’s great to see members you haven’t met before and rekindle connections that have been lost.”

suburbs, while many more adopt Chicago as home at some point In 2012, the city played host to the University’s annual Shamrock Series game, when Notre Dame met Miami (Fla.) at storied Soldier Field. On Friday evening, the Monogram Club hosted a regional reception at Riva Restaurant. More than 300 Monogram winners and their families gathered at the Navy Pier establishment to catch up with friends and former teammates. Before the Fighting Irish and Hurricanes kicked off on Saturday, several Monogram winners got together with members of the Monogram Club staff and board for a small tailgate at the Waldron Deck near the stadium. Not limited to the reception and tailgate, the Monogram Club’s presence was felt throughout the weekend. Chicago native and 1953 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Lattner (’54) participated in the ceremonial coin toss, while 1988 national championship team members Pat Terrell (’90) and Tony Rice (’90) were featured speakers at the luncheon on Friday. In February, the Monogram Club returned to Chicago when Notre Dame and Miami once again met at Soldier Field. Only this time it was ice instead of the gridiron, and the RedHawks (Ohio) rather than the Hurricanes. Monogram Club staffers and several Irish hockey alums were on hand as Notre Dame played its first-ever outdoor game in the 45-year history of the program. The evening prior to the historic matchup, the group gathered at Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap for an evening of fellowship and camaraderie.

IRISH TENNIS

IN DUBLIN Without a doubt the 2012–2013 season was a magical one for the Fighting Irish men’s tennis program. Beyond the plethora of emotional moments in coach Bobby Bayliss’ final year at the helm … beyond capturing 19 victories and the BIG EAST Conference championship in Notre Dame’s last year in the league … and beyond the overwhelming number of elite individual awards won by our players and coaches … the year was a magical one because of the strong bond that existed between all members of our program and the chemistry that the team felt throughout those nine months together. That connection began to forge itself during our squad’s season-opening trip to Dublin, Ireland. Thanks, in large part to the Monogram Club (who provided tickets to our players and coaches to the football game against Navy), our “Irish Excursion” was a tremendous success, and there is little doubt that it set the tone for what would be a fantastic year. As Monogram Club members, my wife Cindy (’99, cheerleading) and I (’00, tennis) could not be more proud of the growth of the organization and the role it plays today in the lives of our current and former student-athletes. As a Notre Dame coach, I have seen firsthand how the “subtle” benefits that the Monogram Club provides can make a major impact on our varsity teams. I have also seen how the Monogram Club positively affects the career opportunities of our graduating student-athletes through its mentoring program. And I have seen how the Monogram Club effectively serves as a direct link between Notre Dame athletics and its alumni, while at the same time offering benefits to them unlike any other letter-winners association. Our team is truly grateful for the Monogram Club’s generosity and appreciative of the role that the club played in our outstanding season. More importantly, we couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities they provide our players, and all Notre Dame student-athletes, during their time on campus and long after they have graduated. —Ryan Sachire, head coach (‘00, tennis)

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Celebrating 40 Years of

Title IX To honor a generation of female athletes that laid

the groundwork for four decades of women’s athletic excellence at Our Lady’s University, the Notre Dame

realize that when I was in grade school and high school, there were few possibilities for women in sports.” The first female student-athletes began their

department of athletics and the Monogram Club part-

careers at Notre Dame in the early 1970s as members

nered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of coeducation

of interhall squads, interest groups and club teams. In

at Notre Dame and the passage of Title IX at the Joyce

1976, women’s tennis and women’s fencing became

Center in December 2012.

official varsity sports, and from there, 12 more female

Held in conjunction with the Notre Dame women’s basketball team’s game against Utah State in Purcell

programs would be added over the next 20 years. Since those humble varsity beginnings in 1976,

Pavilion, the commemorative event featured appear-

Fighting Irish women’s athletics programs have

ances by some of the University’s most prominent

achieved astounding success while producing more

early women athletes. The afternoon also included a

than 200 All-Americans and nine national

halftime presentation that featured Notre Dame Presi-

championships.

dent Emeritus Rev. Theodore Hesburgh—who made

“Here at Notre Dame, it’s about so much more than athletics,”

the decision to first admit women into Notre Dame in 1972—as well as Monogram Club First Vice President Haley Scott DeMaria (’95, swimming) and former board member Jill Matesic (’95, soccer). Attendees enjoyed a pre-game brunch reception in Club Naimoli before settling in to watch the Irish defeat Utah State, 109-70. Chris Marciniak (’77, fencing) represented Notre Dame’s early women athletes at the event, as Marciniak was one of the first five female student-athletes to receive a Monogram in the late 1970s. “It was something I never expected to happen, but once I had the opportunity I worked like crazy to get there,” Marciniak said. “I don’t think my daughters appreciate Title IX like I do because they had opportunities the entire time they were growing up. They didn’t

said Sally Duffy, a former women’s basketball coach at Notre Dame before the program achieved varsity status. “You see what these student-athletes go on to contribute and how they help make our society a better place while contributing to the common good. It’s truly a legacy of love and hope.” The December reception was not the only celebration of Title IX on campus this year. During February, 27 former club players, coaches and members of the first women’s varsity basketball team (1977) reunited for the Irish’s game against Cincinnati at Purcell Pavilion, and in August, the Monogram Club completed a display outside the athletic department offices commemorating 40 years of women’s athletics at the University.

CELEBRATING STUDENTATHLETES

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A Running success

If “God. Country. Notre Dame.” is the mantra by

Thus far, the duo’s adventures have included

From the second they laced up their adidas spikes

race did not quite go as she had hoped, but fortunately,

which many Notre Dame alumni and students live,

interviewing ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas,

and stepped into the Loftus Center starting blocks in

she was a last-minute addition to the 4x100 relay,

perhaps “Student. Athlete. Irish.” can best describe

re-enacting the life-saving heroics of Frank Dyer (’14,

2011, Jade and Kaila Barber (‘15) have been impacting

where she helped Team U.S.A. to a second-place finish.

men’s soccer tri-captain defender Grant Van De

swimming) and challenging women’s basketball star

the Notre Dame track and field team. In their first

Casteele (’13).

Kayla McBride (’14) in a game of pickup hoops. In

collegiate meet, the Barber twins took second and third

has law school aspirations, and has begun to see the

Sure, it’s the title of a Fighting Irish Digital Media

Back at Notre Dame, the junior history major

May, they even hosted the O.S.C.A.R.S., never breaking

place in the 60m hurdles and were part of the Irish’s

impact the Monogram Club can have on her personal

video series he was featured in last November, but it

character from the quirky personas they developed for

4x400m relay that won by nearly five seconds.

and professional development.

means more than that. Few exemplify what it means

the videos.

to be a Notre Dame student-athlete as well as the

In two years on campus, the duo from Middleburg

“At first, I have to be honest, I didn’t really know

Heights, Ohio, has earned numerous all-BIG EAST

much about the Club. It wasn’t until recently—I knew

The Shoes” benefit to the Special Olympics of Rhode

honors, and in 2012–13, was an integral part of the

I got a letter jacket and cool stuff from the Club—but

Island, it should come as no surprise then, that Van

Fighting Irish squad that captured both the indoor

then, I was talking to one of my friends and she was

2012–13 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Male

De Casteele was also a finalist for the Senior CLASS

and outdoor BIG EAST titles. This spring, Jade (who

excited because she said, ‘Through the Monogram

Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Boasting a 3.715 grade-

Award.

is older by about 20 minutes) emerged as one of the

Club, I’ve gotten interviews, I got an internship, now

graduate student from Plano, Texas. In February, Van De Casteele was named the

point average as a finance major in the top-ranked

Between his involvement with Notre Dame’s “Lose

top sprinters in all of collegiate track and field, being

I have a nice job. They helped me pick out where I

Mendoza College of Business, he joined Errol Williams

his quick wit and the leadership the Irish expect from

named the Great Lakes Region's Women's Track

wanted to go.’”

(’98, track & field) as the University’s second BIG EAST

their elder statesman.

Athlete of the Year, and she could not be happier to

Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year selection. He is also

Naturally, Van De Casteele works to find a mix of

“It’s a big honor to be chosen to represent the

have her sister competing along her side.

Before leaving for Russia, she spoke with track and field administrator and Manager For Monogram/

the first men’s soccer honoree among nine Fighting

team, as well as to be chosen as one of the captains,”

Irish student-athletes to receive a scholar-athlete of the

he said. “I’m trying to find the perfect balance between

I’m always nervous, so the fact that I’m with her, it’s just

who encouraged her to seek out Monogram Club

year honor from the conference.

humor and authoritative, serious leadership. In my

exciting for me,” she said. “And when we’re competing,

members practicing law for informational interviews.

opinion, if you can find a workable balance, that can be

sometimes we do the same events. We don’t always,

the most effective form of leadership.”

but it’s nice if we are because then I can talk to her in

“For me it’s just exciting," she said. “They want to make sure I’m getting a job and they want to make sure I have a bright future.”

But don’t be fooled. Van De Casteele doesn’t spend all of his time in the library. During the 2012 season, he was the only member

As the only fifth-year student-athlete on the men’s

“To me it means a lot because when I’m traveling,

the blocks. Without her, I’d be a mess.”

of Bobby Clark’s squad to play every minute of every

soccer team, Van De Casteele finds himself in a unique

game, helping lead the Fighting Irish to a 17-4-1 overall

position. He could have left Notre Dame last December

Championships, and then besting her own mark at the

record, the BIG EAST Championship title and the top

with a degree in hand, and a chance to continue his

NCAA East Preliminary meet, Jade placed 10th in the

seed in the NCAA Championship.

soccer career professionally. Instead, Van De Casteele

100m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships,

elected to put those Major League Soccer dreams on

becoming Notre Dame’s first All-American in the event

of Notre Dame’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council

hold and apply to return for his final season of NCAA

since Dominique Calloway in 1997. She also competed

through the Student Welfare & Development office, and

eligibility, where he is using the extra time on campus

as a member of the Irish 4x400m team that earned an

has also served as Notre Dame’s representative for the

to complete a second major in economics.

honorable mention recognition.

BIG EAST Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

"That’s something that I genuinely feel is a responsibility for fifthyears, to take every opportunity that you’re given and to run with it, because not everybody’s given the chance to be a fifth-year,” he said. “It’s something that I’m very proud of, that I think I’ve done well, is taking advantage of opportunities.”

Off the pitch, Van De Casteele is a member

When he’s not tutoring other student-athletes or advising freshmen in the First Year of Studies, you might find Van De Casteele working with teammate and fellow aspiring comic Max Lachowecki (’15) on the latest for their YouTube series, Grant & Max 1080°, which debuted on the Through Irish Eyes blog in January. To watch the Grant & Max series, visit YouTube.com/ NDIrishEyes and follow along on Twitter @NDIrishEyes.

After setting the school record at the BIG EAST

Football Alumni Relations Reggie Brooks (’93, football),

In the meantime, Barber wants to take care of some business on the track, where she hopes to lead the Irish women’s track and field team to a conference title in its first season of ACC competition—and even bigger, compete for a national championship.

While the meet at Oregon’s historic Hayward Field marked the end of a long season of competition for most track athletes, she was one of several Irish competitors whose work continued two weeks later at the U.S. Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Competing in the 100m hurdles, Jade placed 13th with a time of 12.99 to qualify for the World University Games. In August, she represented the United States in Kazan, Russia, clocking a time of 13.46, good for fifth place in her heat. After getting off to a slow start, the

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The Notre Dame Family COMEBACK KIM

Perhaps no phrase is as common among Domers

as one of two offensive captains for the 2012 season,

With an impressive Irish swimming career already

shoulder surgery in 2011, and captured three BIG EAST

as “the Notre Dame family.” If there’s one Fighting Irish

the West Hartford, Conn., native also emerged as a

wrapped up, Kim Holden (‘13) hauled in one final honor

Championships at this year’s meet, upping her career

student-athlete who understands it best, it’s Mike

veteran leader and voice in the locker room. He was

when she was awarded the prestigious NCAA post-

total to 11 conference titles.

Golic Jr. (‘12).

a face of the team during its run to the BCS national

graduate scholarship this April.

His father, Mike (‘85) played defensive tackle and

championship game, and it was for far more than his

As many of her former teammates prepare for

Following a season in which she earned Honorable

their first season in a new conference, Holden is spend-

served as a captain on the 1984 football team, and his

involvement in the creation of Trick Shot Monday, the

Mention All-America citations in the 200 back and 400

ing her time on the campus of another respected ACC

mother, Christine graduated from Saint Mary’s College.

weekly YouTube series that made appearances on

medley relay, the senior from Mount Kisco, N.Y., be-

institution, pursuing a doctorate in audiology at the

Sportscenter, College GameDay and NFL Films.

came Notre Dame’s 50th recipient of the $7,500 award,

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She recently

“The Monogram Club [to me], has always been this unique brotherhood of people—this common experience in Notre Dame athletics, but it’s so much more than that and it’s such a strong network of really accomplished and high character people.”

given annually to 174 student-athletes from across the

began the four-year program, leaning toward focusing

country.

on pediatrics. Should Holden have a chance to escape

Uncles Bob (‘79) and Greg (‘84) also donned the gold helmet. If that weren’t enough, Mike played four seasons with brother Jake (‘13), a tight end, and last year, sister Sydney (‘16), now a sophomore on the Irish swim team, became the most recent Golic to arrive in South Bend. “That was my upbringing. I grew up on blue and gold and seeing that Monogram on pretty much everything I ever wore or hung on my wall or slept on,” Golic Jr. said. “As I grew older and it finally came time to make that decision, [Notre Dame] really was just

A driving force behind the team’s annual

something that was so much a part of me because I

participation in the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for

saw how this place helped to mold my mom and my

childhood cancer research, a Student-Athlete Advisory

She is the first Notre Dame student-athlete to receive the award since Lauren Fowlkes (’11, soccer) in

the books, she also hopes to catch the Irish in action when they take on the Tar Heels in the pool.

2010, and the second member of the women’s swimming program, following 1982 recipient Jeanine Blatt (’82). “It was something that I applied for not really knowing what my chances were, but I figured it was a great opportunity and I was definitely surprised and very honored to be given the scholarship,” Holden said. She also participated in the athletic department’s

dad into the people that they were, and how much this

Council representative and Santa Claus at the annual

Rosenthal Leadership Academy, and at the O.S.C.A.R.S.

place meant to them.”

Pediatric Christmas Party, Golic was one of 22 college

in May, was one of six senior Monogram winners cho-

football players named to the 2012 Allstate AFCA

sen for the Byron V. Kanaley Award, the highest honor

may have only identified the younger Golic as “Mike’s

Good Works Team. Last December, he was a first team

bestowed upon student-athletes at Notre Dame. Since

son.” He made three appearances as a sophomore, and

selection to the Capital One Academic All-America®

1927, the Kanaley Award has been given to Fighting

though he played in 12 contests as a junior, was only on

Football Team.

Irish student-athletes who have stood out for their

really, really sets Notre Dame apart. I knew going

commendable accomplishments as students, athletes

into Notre Dame, one of the huge reasons I chose it

and leaders.

was because of the support system there. What

During his first couple seasons with the Irish, some

the field for a few snaps per game. It was during the 6-foot-3, 300-lb offensive

Golic’s accomplishments are numerous, and whether he enjoys an extended stay in the NFL, follows

lineman’s last two years at Notre Dame that he truly

his father’s footsteps to the broadcasting world, or

emerged as a big man on campus.

finds himself in an entirely different, unexplored career

Notre Dame had recognized me as a student-athlete

field, his four and a half years at Notre Dame certainly

[to receive] an award which I know has gone to some

point toward a successful future.

really outstanding athletes,” she said. “To know I was

Golic embodied the team’s “Next Man In” mentality, stepping up during the final four games of 2011 when close friend and starting center Braxston

“I tell everyone nowadays that not only do I owe

“That was a really amazing feeling to know that

among that group of people and to see what company

Cave (‘12) went down with a season-ending foot injury.

so much of who I am as a person and as a young adult

I was in, it was really an amazing feeling. I’m just very

As a graduate student in 2012, he started all 13 games

to my upbringing and to my parents, obviously, they’re

thankful for what Notre Dame has given me over four

at guard, helping the Irish offense to its highest yards

first and foremost, but just the way I was challenged

years.”

per carry average since 1996. Shortly after the NFL

here and the things that I had to overcome both as

While her achievements in the pool were remark-

Draft in April, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as

a student and as an athlete at Notre Dame, it really

able, it may have been what she overcame to get back

an undrafted free agent.

challenged me to think about things differently and

to competition that helped her earn her most recent

look at things in a different light, and at the end of the

distinction. In July, Holden was named the BIG EAST’s

day, I feel so much better for it.”

representative for the NCAA Woman of the Year

Still, cliché as it may sound, Golic is a better ambassador of Notre Dame off the field than he ever was on it. While fellow lineman Zack Martin (‘13) served

“I think the Monogram Club is something that

I found out over the years is that the Monogram Club is such a huge part of that for student-athletes. The people that you meet as part of the Monogram Club become mentors and they really reach out, they really want to help, they want to stay in touch after you graduate. I can already tell that that community’s going to be something that’s going to be part of my life for years down the road, not just while I was at Notre Dame. It’s something that is definitely unique to Notre Dame and something that I was very, very happy to have as a resource during my time there.”

Award. She made a remarkable comeback from double

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2012–13 Athletics Year

in Review Baseball

Women’s Fencing

BIG EAST Tournament Runner-Up Eric Jagielo—BIG EAST Player of the Year, First-Team All-BIG EAST Adam Norton, Trey Mancini—First-Team All-BIG EAST

NCAA Championship–Second Courtney Hurley, Lee Kiefer, Madison Zeiss— First-Team All-America

(34-24, 10-14 BIG EAST)

Men’s Basketball (25-10, 11-7 BIG EAST)

NCAA Championship Second Round BIG EAST Championship Semifinalist Jack Cooley—First-Team All-BIG EAST

Women’s Basketball (35-2, 16-0 BIG EAST)

NCAA Championship Final Four Participant BIG EAST Regular-Season Champion BIG EAST Tournament Champion Skylar Diggins—First-Team All-America, BIG EAST Player of the Year Jewell Loyd—BIG EAST Freshman of the Year Kayla McBride—Third-Team All-America

(26-1)

Football (12-1)

BCS Championship Game Participant Tyler Eifert—Mackey Award Winner Manti Te’o—Walter Camp Player of the Year, Nagurski Award, Bednarik Award, Lott Trophy, Maxwell Award, Lombardi Award, Senior CLASS Award, Heisman Trophy Runner-Up, First-Team All-America

Men’s Golf (65-49-1)

BIG EAST Championship–Third Cory Sciupider—BIG EAST Individual Third Place

Women’s Golf (119-46-1)

Men’s Cross Country NCAA Championship–28th NCAA Great Lakes Regional–Fifth BIG EAST Championship–Third

Women’s Cross Country NCAA Championship–15th NCAA Great Lakes Regional–Third BIG EAST Championship–Fifth

Men’s Fencing (19-7)

NCAA East Regional–15th BIG EAST Champions Talia Campbell, Lindsey Weaver— BIG EAST Individual Co-Champions

Hockey

(25-13-3, 17-8-3-2 CCHA)

NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinalist CCHA Mason Cup Champions Anders Lee—First-Team All-CCHA Mario Lucia—CCHA All-Rookie Team

Men’s Lacrosse (11-5, 4-2 BIG EAST)

NCAA Championship Quarterfinalist Matt Kavanagh, John Kemp, Jim Marlatt, Matt Miller—First-Team All-BIG EAST

Women’s Lacrosse (12-5, 5-3 BIG EAST)

NCAA Championship First Round Barbara Sullivan—First-Team All-America

Rowing

NCAA Championship–13th BIG EAST Champions

Men’s Soccer

(17-4-1, 5-2-1 BIG EAST)

NCAA Championship Round of 16 BIG EAST Tournament Champions Ryan Finley, Dillon Powers—First-Team All-America Grant Van De Casteele—BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Women’s Soccer

Women’s Swimming & Diving (5-4)

NCAA Championships–16th BIG EAST Championships Runner-Up Emma Reaney—Two-Time All-America Five Honorable Mention All-America honorees

Men’s Tennis (19-8)

NCAA Championship Appearance BIG EAST Champions Greg Andrews—BIG EAST Player of the Year Quentin Monaghan—BIG EAST Freshman of the Year Bobby Bayliss—ITA Hall of Fame Inductee

Women’s Tennis (18-9)

NCAA Championship Second Round BIG EAST Champions Britney Sanders—BIG EAST Player of the Year, BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player

Men’s Track & Field

NCAA Championship Quarterfinalist BIG EAST National Division Co-Champions Cari Roccaro—BIG EAST Rookie of the Year

BIG EAST Championships Runner-Up (Indoor, Outdoor) Chris Giesting, Patrick Feeney— First-Team All-America (Indoor) Jeremy Rae—First-Team All-America (Outdoor)

Softball

Women’s Track & Field

(16-6-2, 8-1-1 BIG EAST)

(43-15, 19-3 BIG EAST)

BIG EAST Regular–Season Champions Emilee Koerner—Second-Team All-America, First-Team All-BIG EAST Laura Winter—BIG EAST Player of the Year

Men’s Swimming & Diving (9-2)

NCAA Championships–T-36th BIG EAST Champions Six Honorable Mention All-America honorees

BIG EAST Champions (Indoor, Outdoor) Alexa Aragon, Danielle Aragon, Jade Barber, Michelle Brown, Kelly Curran, Rebecca Tracy—First-Team All-America (Indoor) Alexa Aragon, Rebecca Tracy—First-Team All-America (Outdoor)

Volleyball

(20-10, 13-2 BIG EAST)

NCAA Championship Appearance Toni Alugbue, Jeni Houser—Honorable Mention All-America, First-Team All-BIG EAST Maggie Brindock—Second-Team All-BIG EAST

NCAA Championship–Second Gerek Meinhardt (foil)—First-Team All-America

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Lake Dawson (’94, football) and University Vice President/Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick (’76, honorary) at the Monogram Club’s spring letter jacket ceremony.

1988 national champion Pat Terrell (’90) gives a post-practice pep talk to the campers at the Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp in June.

2012–13 year in

Through the team hosting program, the Fighting Irish softball team enjoyed a round of blacklight mini-golf while in Lexington, Ky., for the NCAA Championships.

photos

The leprechaun leads the Notre Dame football team onto the field through the Monogram Club’s pre-game tunnel at the Oct. 20 BYU game.

Current and former Notre Dame student-athletes who competed during the 2012 Summer Olympics were honored during events surrounding the Pittsburgh game in November.

Women’s basketball Monogram winners pose with the leprechaun at the Monogram Club’s New Orleans reception.

Women’s lacrosse student-athletes and their parents, along with assistant coach Jill Byers (’09), head coach Christine Halfpenny, and Monogram Club president Haley Scott DeMaria (’95, swimming) met up at the Fourth Quarter Farewell graduation weekend event.

Members of Notre Dame’s 1957 and 2002 College World Series teams returned for a special reunion weekend in October.

The 2013 Blue-Gold Alumni Flag game featured football Monogram winners (blue) against members of the Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp (white).

Monogram winners and staff members enjoyed a tailgate party at the Waldron Deck near Soldier Field before the Shamrock Series game.

Cross country operations specialist Molly Jergenson (middle right) celebrates with student-athletes Danielle Aragon (’16), Hannah Eckstein (’15) and Molly Seidel (’16), who received their first Monograms at the spring letter jacket ceremony.

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Q&A

A CONVERSATION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS year. Is there a particular project or initiative you are most proud of?

the year in high school athletics, not just

I guess I’m most proud of the fact that

It’s great when you can bring young

we were able to take a host of really big

women of that level of accomplish-

things—conference realignment, the ex-

ment to the University, and the impact

tension of our media deal, the resolution

that they have not just on athletics, but

of the BCS playoff format, and introduce

everyone that they’re around and the

the concept of a stadium renovation—all

way they help promote the university is

in a relatively short period of time. Those

a great thing.

in their sports, but recognized as the female athlete of the year in high school.

are very big projects that represent a lot

and the launching and growth of Fight-

In April 2013, the Monogram Club surprised you with an honorary Monogram at the spring letter jacket ceremony. What did that mean to you?

ing Irish Digital Media, I think it has been

It was a great honor. I have such respect

an extraordinarily productive period for

for everyone who earns a Monogram in a

Notre Dame athletics.

traditional way by being a great student-

of work and effort across the board from the people in athletics. Everybody who Jack Swarbrick (’76) enters his sixth year as vice president and director of athletics at his alma mater. During his tenure, Notre Dame has produced 154 All-Americans, 29 Academic All-America selections and six NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients.

What are some of the most important objectives of the athletics department in 2013-14? The most important objectives tend to be consistent from year to year. That relates to the five core elements of what we do: educating our student-athletes, acting in a manner that reflects and is informed by our faith, building community, honoring the traditions of Notre Dame and pursuing competitive excellence. Everything we do revolves around those tenets. This year’s a little different because of the importance of working through the feasibility study of the football stadium (Central Campus Development Project, announced in May 2013). It’s a big priority for us because it impacts so many other elements of what we do and what our future will be like.

From BCS talks and conference realignment, to the NBC contract and the exploration into a central campus development plan, it has been an incredibly busy

works here has played some role in helping to get all those things done. When you add to that our competitive success

athlete. I’m a poor proxy for that, but it’s

The Monogram Club just elected its second female president in the 97-year history of this organization. Please talk about the role of female leadership in athletics, especially in the light of the 40th anniversary of Title IX and co-education at Notre Dame.

great even in an honorary way to be part

I was a member of the first coed class

ing a sense of community between the

at Notre Dame. Father Jenkins and I

University and our student-athlete alum-

both were, and I think in a very personal

ni. The Monogram Club helps in so many

way, we’ve seen how that changed the

ways supporting our current student-

University. And certainly you can see it

athletes through a number of programs

in athletics. We are a much stronger and

like the mentoring program or financially,

better program because of the influence

and those are invaluable. But it means

of females in Notre Dame athletics.

more to me that they help us maintain a

of a club of very special people.

What do you feel is the most significant role the Monogram Club can play in supporting Notre Dame athletics? Without question, the biggest role it plays is the way it contributes to build-

connectedness and a sense of communiGreat female coaches like Muffet

ty with those who have come before us

[McGraw], who is as good a coach-

through Notre Dame athletics. Keeping

educator as there is. A host of remark-

those graduates of this school closely

able student-athletes—it’s interesting

connected and involved is a great gift to

that with Skylar [Diggins] leaving last

all of us who are here now, because we

year and [freshman soccer student-

benefit from it, we learn from it, we’re

athlete] Morgan Andrews joining us this

supported by it, and building that com-

year, you have two national players of

munity is very, very important to us.

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2012–13

Through the generosity of two-time Monogram winner Dave

HIGHLIGHTS

Bossy (’77, hockey), the Notre Dame Monogram Club continues to team with the University’s Center for Social Concerns to provide $10,000 in financial assistance for student-athletes who work in summer service projects.

Bridging The Gap Between Legend and Legacy

In 2013, four student-athletes received the Dave Bossy Scholarship Grant to pursue a variety of volunteer efforts. Women’s lacrosse student-athlete Caitlin Gargan (’15, Rocky

As the Monogram Club bridges the gap between legend and legacy, the organization continues to focus on its core values of scholarship and service, recognition and fellowship. All 2012–13 projects, programs and initiatives directly addressed these values while engaging former and current student-athletes to promote the Club’s vision of spirit, unity, leadership and sportsmanship.

Point, N.Y.) worked at the Mary Brennan Inn, a soup kitchen in Hempstead, N.Y., while cross-country/track student-athlete Gabriella Gonzales (’15, Florence, Ky.) assisted at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic on Hilton Head, S.C. Rower Colleen McLinden (’16, Lakewood, Ohio) spent the summer with the Notre Dame Club of South Jersey, helping at St. Anthony Parish, and track student-athlete Patrick Krach (’15, Fort Wayne, Ind.) volunteered at East 10th Street Methodist Summer Program in Indianapolis.

Scholarship & Service:

Brennan-Boland-Riehle Scholarship Fund

Career Development

Since 1980, the Monogram Club has awarded nearly $4.2

During the 2012-13 academic year, the Monogram Club made great strides to improve its career development services

Monogram winners who attend the University through the

with a primary purpose of aiding both current student-athletes

Brennan-Boland-Riehle Scholarship Fund. Named in honor of

and Monogram winners looking to make meaningful connec-

Joe Boland, Rev. Thomas Brennan, C.S.C., and Rev. James Rieh-

tions in their respective fields of work.

le, C.S.C., the BBRSF offers a minimum award of 75 percent of

The Club continued to facilitate its popular mentoring

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Shannon Boxx (’99, soccer) presented the colors before the 2012 football game against Pittsburgh.

million in financial aid to close to 300 sons and daughters of

the student’s normal work and loan component of the financial

program, founded in 2009, to connect current student-athletes

aid package. In 2012–13, 40 children of dues-paying members

with established Monogram winners in their targeted fields of

received a combined $374,000 of tuition assistance.

study. Partnering with the Notre Dame Career Center and the

As one of the University’s more significant endowed schol-

Office of Student Welfare and Development, the Monogram

arship funds, the BBRSF currently boasts an impressive market

Club has matched more than 150 student-athletes with mentors

value of over $6 million. The fund has the 25th largest endow-

since the program’s inception, helping individuals gain valuable

ment of the University’s 1,820 endowed undergraduate scholar-

networking advice and career development opportunities. In

ships and is the second largest scholarship fund among alumni

2011, the Club expanded the program to also afford graduated

club scholarships, behind only the ND Club of Los Angeles.

Monogram winners the opportunity to benefit from the program through the member-to-member mentoring initiative. For more information about the mentoring program, contact Monogram Club staff member Mike Sullivan at 574-631-2909. The Monogram Club’s LinkedIn group continues to thrive, as more than 1,300 Monogram winners are a part of this interactive and exclusive online forum. Established in 2011, the main goal of the social networking tool is to drive industry discussions and career development between Monogram Club members while providing the opportunity for individuals to connect with friends and teammates. Monogram winners moving to a new city or looking to make industry contacts often utilize the LinkedIn group’s discussion page and receive responses from multiple former student-athletes looking to help out their fellow Domers.

Dean Odegard (’13, track & field) was one of two Monogram Club postgraduate scholarship winners at the O.S.C.A.R.S. in May 2013.

In 2012–13, the Monogram Club presented its fifth annual postgraduate scholarship awards to rowing student-athlete Meghan Salomon (‘13, Cincinnati, Ohio) and track and field student-athlete Dean Odegard (‘13, St. Louis, Mo.). Both Monogram winners received a one-time, $5,000 grant to continue their educations. Salomon earned BIG EAST All-Academic recognition on multiple occasions, and graduated from the University’s College of Arts & Letters with a degree in English and psychology. She plans to enroll at Northwestern University, where she will seek a Ph.D. in psychology. Odegard, who competed in the multievents for the Irish track & field team, earned his degree from Notre Dame’s College of Science. A biology major with a minor in theology, he will pursue a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary

Bossy Scholars Football student-athletes Nicky Baratti (’16), Romeo Okwara (’16) and KeiVarae Russell (’16) celebrate earning their first Monogram during the 2013 spring letter jacket ceremony along with Manager for Monogram/Football Alumni Relations Reggie Brooks (’93).

Postgraduate Scholarships

biology at St. Louis University.

In addition to service projects by Monogram Club members in 2012–13, current student-athletes were active in the community in partnership with the Bossy Scholarship program.

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Recognition Student-Athlete/Team Recognition The Monogram Club sponsored several events and activities in

nies in 2012–13 to honor close to 200 first-time Monogram winners.

who have filled the Notre Dame community with a great sense of pride

Four-time Monogram winner and Chicago White Sox Senior Vice

through their accomplishments both on and off the field.

President Brooks Boyer (’94, basketball) served as the keynote speaker at the fall ceremony, while six-year NFL veteran Lake Dawson (’94,

row (’10), a 2012 MLS All-Star and former Notre Dame captain, back to

football), currently serving as the Tennessee Titans’ Vice President of

campus to be honored at halftime of the men’s soccer match versus

Player Personnel, addressed the student-athletes at the spring event. In

Oregon State on Sept. 8. at Alumni Stadium. Monogram Club executive

addition to letter jackets, the Monogram Club also continued its tradi-

director Beth Hunter led Morrow to midfield and presented him with a

tion of providing all student-athletes with their annual varsity Mono-

framed collage showcasing his career with the Fighting Irish.

gram awards, including rings, stadium blankets and watches (totaling

In recognition of his enshrinement into the College Football Hall of Fame, the Monogram Club welcomed Dave Casper (’74) to campus for

$41,000 in 2012–13). Additionally, the Club contributed $70,000 for postseason gifts and awards and conference championship rings.

the Stanford game in October. Enshrined at a special ceremony at the

Former Monogram Club President Marty Allen (’58, manager)

Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Dec. 4, 2012, Casper became the

received the 2013 Moose Krause Distinguished Service Award dur-

fifth Monogram winner to be a member of both the Pro Football Hall

ing An Evening With The Monogram Club in April. Allen, currently the

of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. He spoke at the Friday

chairman emeritus and a lifetime trustee of the Gerald R. Ford Founda-

football luncheon and was honored at midfield during halftime of Notre

tion, graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in

Dame’s thrilling 20–13 overtime victory.

1958 before serving on active duty as a U.S. Navy officer and receiving

In November, 12 of the 13 Notre Dame athletes who represented

Old Kent Bank and Trust Company in his hometown of Grand Rapids,

to campus to be celebrated for their extraordinary achievements.

before retiring as executive vice president, director of strategic plan-

student-athletes, including Natalie Achonwa (Canada, basketball), 2012

ning and secretary. Joining the board as a director in 1991, Allen has been a longtime

bronze medalist Courtney Hurley (USA, fencing), Gerek Meinhardt

valuable leader of the Monogram Club. From 1997 to 1999, he was the

(USA, fencing) and Lee Kiefer (USA, fencing). Also returning were eight

59th president in Monogram Club history, and was also elected direc-

former student-athletes, including three-time Olympic gold medalist

tor emeritus at the Club’s Annual Meeting in April.

Shannon Boxx (USA, soccer), 2012 bronze medalist Candace Chapman

“[When] I was accepted in 1954, my main goal was to get my

(Canada, soccer), 2012 bronze medalist Kelley Hurley (USA, fencing),

degree, but I did have a second goal which was maybe a little unique. I

Selim Nurudeen (Nigeria, track), Amanda Polk (USA, rowing), Mary

really had a tremendous desire to be a football manager,” Allen said. “In

Saxer (USA, track), 2012 bronze medalist Melissa Tancredi (Canada,

1958, my senior year, I, like many of you, got that scroll that has some

soccer) and two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2012 Team USA flag

unbelievable words to it, that just makes you a little different than the

bearer Mariel Zagunis (fencing). 10-time Notre Dame All-American

degree you get.”

Molly Huddle (USA, track) was unable to return to South Bend for the weekend festivities. Before all 12 Olympians were recognized at the pep rally in Purcell

The Notre Dame cheerleading squad accepting the Trophy Award at the 2013 O.S.C.A.R.S.

his MBA from Michigan State University in 1962. He spent 31 years with

their countries at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London returned The Monogram Club was proud to host four current Notre Dame

Former Monogram Club president Marty Allen (’58, manager) received the Club’s 2013 Moose Krause Distinguished Service Award in April. Allen (center) is pictured along with Monogram Club president Haley Scott DeMaria (’95, swimming), past president Dick Nussbaum (’74, ’77, baseball), associate athletics director Jim Fraleigh (’88, manager), executive director Beth Hunter and first vice president Kevin O’Connor (’89, lacrosse).

The Monogram Club continued its popular letter jacket ceremo-

2012–13 that recognized the contributions of individuals and teams

The Club welcomed San Jose Earthquakes defender Justin Mor-

The Monogram Club honored Major League Soccer allstar and former Irish captain Justin Morrow (’10) during halftime of a September 2012 game.

Awards and Honors

The Monogram Club played a large part in the hosting of the

Four-time basketball Monogram winner Brooks Boyer (’94) (second from left) was the keynote speaker at the 2012 fall letter jacket ceremony.

12th annual O.S.C.A.R.S. awards ceremony on May 1. The Club annually supports the production of the highlight video featuring all 26 varsity

Pavilion, Boxx and Zagunis served as guest speakers at the Friday

sports and sponsors a number of awards at the ceremony. The

football luncheon. On Saturday morning, Monogram Club board mem-

Trophy Award, which the Club, along with the Alumni Association, gave

ber and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kate Markgraf (’98, soccer)

to the 2012–13 softball and cheerleading teams, recognizes an athletic

emceed an Olympian panel for Notre Dame’s current student-athletes

program that has demonstrated its commitment and dedication to the

at the Compton Family Ice Arena.

community through unparalleled community service to Notre Dame and South Bend. Additionally, the Club honored an important member of each athletic team through the Monogram Club MVP award.

Notre Dame’s current and former student-athletes who represented their countries at the 2012 Summer Olympics were honored on the field prior to kickoff between the Irish and Pittsburgh in November.

In recognition of his enshrinement into the College Football Hall of Fame, Dave Casper (’74) was honored at midfield during halftime of Notre Dame’s thrilling 20-13 win over Stanford.

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Fellowship Throughout the year, the Monogram Club provided several opportunities for past Monogram winners to gather, celebrate and reconnect. Football Weekend Events During the 2012 Irish football season, the Monogram Club continued to hold its popular post-game Masses following each home game in the Monogram Room

Several members of the Notre Dame fencing family also returned to campus during the BYU weekend for the official dedication of the spectacular new Castellan Family Fencing Center in the Joyce Center. Former Monogram Club board member Matt Castellan (‘04, fencing) was a featured speaker during the ceremony, as his parents, Patrick and Concetta, served as the lead benefactors for the facility. Matt commented on how proud he was to be on hand to open the center with the Irish fencing community. “We’re bound together by a deep, shared love for this institution, this sport and each other,” Castellan said. “We’re all sons and daughters of Notre Dame, but more specifically, the sons and daughters of Notre Dame fencing. We are family.”

for dues-paying members and their guests. Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C. (’65), an honorary Monogram recipient in 2008, celebrated each service during the season. The Club also continued its pre-game gatherings three hours before each Former Irish and current Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph served as the keynote speaker at the Club’s annual Blue-Gold Football Dinner in April.

football game in the Monogram Room. Close to 4,000 Monogram winners and their guests enjoyed refreshments and connected with friends and teammates at the receptions during the season. Football Monogram winners were invited to form an on-field tunnel for the current Irish team before the Michigan game in September, while all dues-paying Monogram winners were asked back to create an on-field tunnel prior to the BYU contest in October. For former football players and senior football managers, the Club hosted receptions in the Schivarelli Football Players’ Lounge in Notre Dame Stadium on Fridays during home football weekends.

Team/Program Reunions Members of the 1992 Notre Dame men’s tennis team celebrated the 20th

Fencing student-athletes celebrated at the Fourth Quarter Farewell event, co-hosted by the Monogram Club and Student Welfare & Development office at the Notre Dame Stadium press box during graduation weekend.

Spring Reunions/Receptions The Monogram Club, which again held its annual spring board meeting the weekend of the Blue-Gold game, entertained hundreds of dues-paying members with a pre-game reception in the Monogram Room on April 20. More than 200 Monogram winners and their guests attended An Evening With The Monogram Club in Heritage Hall following the game, a program featuring the Annual Mass, Meeting and Dinner. The evening included a special conversation featuring Monogram Club president Dick Nussbaum (’74, ’77, baseball) and incoming president Haley Scott DeMaria (’95, swimming). The duo reflected upon Nussbaum’s tenure as Club president and looked ahead to the future under DeMaria’s leadership. Nussbaum was also presented with a special Monogram Club chair, and for his final act as Club president, passed the gavel to DeMaria. The Blue-Gold Alumni Flag game returned with a new format, as football Monogram winners took on the squad from the Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp. Quarterback Evan Sharpley (’10) took home MVP honors during the contest,

anniversary of their magical run to the NCAA title match, and were honored on

as the blue squad cruised to victory in Notre Dame Stadium. In addition to the flag

the field during a special pre-game ceremony before the Purdue game on Sept. 8.

game, more than 550 football Monogram winners and guests attended the Friday

Though the Irish ultimately fell to Stanford in the title match, the ’92 team contin-

night football dinner with members of the current football staff and team. Pro Bowl

ues to serve as a benchmark for representing the team aspect of team sports—so

MVP tight end Kyle Rudolph served as the dinner’s keynote speaker and discussed

much so that 100 percent of the student-athletes from the squad were in atten-

how his time at Notre Dame has continued to inspire him during his NFL career

dance for the reunion.

with the Minnesota Vikings.

“The camaraderie of our group was, and still is, just unbelievable,” Ron Ro-

“It’s the people that make this University what it truly is,” Rudolph said to

sas (’93) said. “I think this weekend is a testament to that. You may not have seen

those in attendance. “It’s the people that make this University—it’s the faculty, it’s

these guys for a long time, but you can always count on them. This tennis team

the staff, it’s the coaches and it’s the players. You guys are what make this Univer-

truly represents what it means to be part of the Notre Dame family. The fact that

sity special.”

everybody got along so well and respected each other—there’s no doubt that it was critical to our success.” More than 70 members of Notre Dame’s 1977 football team reunited at events throughout the Michigan football weekend (Sept. 21-22) to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the squad’s historic 11-1 national championship campaign. Led by head

During the Blue-Gold weekend, the Club also hosted its second young alumni years (2003–12) to the Schivarelli Football Players’ Lounge for a Friday night function. In June, more than 70 Monogram winners and their guests hit the links for the Club’s sixth annual Riehle Open at Warren Golf Course. In addition to the Mono-

49-19 crushing of USC in the "Green Jersey Game" and a 38-10 win over top-ranked

gram winners in attendance, a number of Notre Dame coaches and administrators

Texas in the Cotton Bowl.

took part in the event, including Senior Associate Athletics Director Tom Nevala (’90, manager), head coaches Susan Holt (women’s golf) and Joe Piane (cross

were no stars,” All-America tailback Vagas Ferguson ('80) said. "We encouraged

country/track & field) and assistant coaches Bob Elliott (football), Anthony Solo-

each other, and that's the most important thing a team can do.”

mon (men’s basketball), Adam Beltran (track & field) and Jim Garnham

The baseball program held reunions for the 1957 and 2002 College World

Before hitting the links herself, women’s basketball head coach and 1997 honorary Monogram recipient Muffet McGraw posed for photos with each of the foursomes at the 2013 Riehle Open.

reception, which welcomed Monogram winners who graduated within the past 10

coach Dan Devine, the Irish ended the season with 10 straight victories, including a

“We came together as a unit—there was no selfishness on that team and there

Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C. ('65), celebrates the 2013 Monogram Club Annual Mass.

(track & field).

Series squads during the BYU football weekend (Oct. 19-20). More than 30 Monogram winners from the two squads came together on campus to celebrate a unique co-reunion that truly achieved the Monogram Club’s mission of bridging the gap between legend and legacy. Over the course of the weekend, the players gathered together for a Friday night dinner at Warren Golf Course, Saturday afterFormer Irish quarterback Evan Sharpley (’10) took home MVP honors after leading the blue squad to victory during the 2013 Blue-Gold Alumni Flag game.

noon tailgate in the Joyce parking lot and a special on-field recognition prior to the football game.

The 1992 men’s tennis team returned to campus in September to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its historic season.

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2012-13 Honorary Monogram

Sports Performance division to meet the needs of Notre Dame student-athletes. Additionally, Swarbrick

Recipients

has navigated the Fighting Irish through conference

Annually, the Monogram Club has the distinctive privilege of granting honorary membership to deserving individuals who have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to Notre Dame, its student-athletes and/or its athletic programs.

spring letter jacket ceremony, volleyball head coach

realignment and the reconfiguration of the college football playoff system, and under his leadership, Notre Dame athletics has ranked first in a number of academic categories. At the Monogram Club’s 2013 and 1999 honorary recipient Debbie Brown presented Swarbrick with the final jacket of the evening. More than a dozen Notre Dame head coaches joined them on stage, including 1997 honorary Monogram recipient Muffet McGraw, who outfitted Swarbrick with the

In 2012–13, the Notre Dame Monogram Club awarded honorary membership to:

jacket. “I’m truly honored, but not worthy,” Swarbrick said. “The decision is really very easy to be here because

jo minton Notre Dame Cheerleading Head Coach

of the people I get to work with, and because I get

At the athletic department’s fall town hall meeting, Monogram Club president Dick Nussbaum (’74 & ’77, baseball), executive director Beth Hunter, and board member and former leprechaun Mike Brown (’01) presented an honorary Monogram to cheerleading coach Jo Minton.

to work with all of you—student-athletes, coaches, administrators—I have a special understanding of how

For 20 years, Jo Minton has served as the influential

I don’t deserve this honor, but I will cherish it and I will

catalyst to bring the Notre Dame spirit to life, leading

wear this jacket proudly.”

the Fighting Irish’s cheerleading team and mentoring hundreds of Monogram winners during her tenure on the sidelines. In recognition of her tremendous work and contributions to the Notre Dame community, the

Jack Nolan Fighting Irish Digital Media/play-by-play voice of Notre Dame basketball

Monogram Club surprised the longtime coach with an honorary Monogram at the athletic department’s an-

A member of Fighting Irish Digital Media, Jack Nolan

nual fall town hall meeting in September 2012. Mono-

has been a part of Notre Dame athletics for more

gram Club board member and former Notre Dame

than 30 years. He currently serves as the primary tal-

leprechaun Mike Brown (‘01, cheerleading) presented

ent for the programming on UND.com, while also co-

Minton with the honor and discussed the incredible

ordinating the operations of FIDM’s radio and televi-

impact she’s had on his life. During her tenure with

sion programming, including the coaches’ shows. The

the Fighting Irish, Minton has produced hundreds of

2012–13 season marked Nolan’s 31st year announcing

pep rallies, custom designed a number of Notre Dame

Irish basketball games. In addition to serving as the

cheerleading uniforms and served as a judge for a

play-by-play voice of Notre Dame basketball, he is

Jack Nolan (center) received a surprise Monogram from Monogram Club president Dick

variety of cheerleading competitions.

the host of "Inside Notre Dame Football" and "Inside

Nussbaum (left) and head coach Mike Brey at the men’s basketball banquet in April.

“I’m very honored and proud to be a part of the Notre

Notre Dame Basketball," as well as the Brian Kelly

Dame community,” Minton said. “It gives me energy and

and Mike Brey radio shows. At An Evening With Notre

I do believe we are a family because it’s been difficult

Dame Basketball in April 2013, Brey, a 2007 honorary

for me to not have Notre Dame in my life almost every

recipient, presented Nolan with a Monogram blazer.

moment of my day. When you love what you do, you

“It’s a privilege to honor a true professional and a true

never feel like you’re going to work.”

Notre Dame man,” said the Irish head coach. “I’m not sure I’m worthy, but it has been my true honor

Jack Swarbrick (’76) University Vice President/ Director of Athletics

for 31 years to be associated with the quality people here at this university,” Nolan said. “And in the last few years, it has become increasingly evident to me why I’m so proud. [It] is that all these athletes will come back as

Jack Swarbrick celebrated his fifth year as vice

productive members of society. That’s really what this is

president and director of athletics at his alma mater

all about. You want to win every game, but Notre Dame

in 2012–13. During his time at Notre Dame, Swarbrick

always wins at this game.”

has attached his signature to a variety of key initiatives, including launching Fighting Irish Digital Media, creating new community outreach and youth programming functions through the Student Welfare & Development office, and the establishment of a new First-time Monogram winner student-athletes along with University Vice President and Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick ('76) at the spring letter jacket ceremony. 2 0 1 2 – 1 3 A N N U A L R E P O R T & 2 0 1 4 D U E S I N F O R M AT I O N

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Monogram Club

Contributions Special Projects

$1 million

Funding toward new outdoor varsity athletic facilities (lacrosse, soccer, track & field)

$600,000

Renovation of Sports Heritage Hall, the Monogram Room and the basketball hallway completed in 2009

commitment pledged in 2008

$100,000 $10,000

Funding utilized by the Club to install the most recent decade of the Ring of Names in Sports Heritage Hall (Monogram winners from 2000 to 2009), which was completed in November of 2010 Monies allocated in 2010 to furnish renovations and purchase desktop computers for the new Student Welfare & Development lounge (“The Commons”), benefiting current student-athletes

Assistance to Members and Current Student-Athletes

$6.5 MILLION

Market value of Brennan-Boland-Riehle Scholarship Fund (BBRSF)

$4.2 MILLION

Total scholarship assistance distributed to 286 children of Notre Dame Monogram winners through the BBRSF to date, since 1980 ($374,000 in 2012–13)

$190,000

As part of the team hosting program, the Monogram Club funded the volleyball team’s Venetian gondola ride during the squad’s 2013 international trip.

Market value of Catastrophic Relief Fund (CRF)

$70,000

Funds allocated to provide current student-athletes with post-season gifts in 2012–13, including BIG EAST championship rings

$60,000

Funding provided to host 2012 football Saturday receptions for dues-paying members and their guests, including the Shamrock Series contest in Chicago, Ill.

$41,000

Monies provided to purchase Monogram awards (letter jackets, blazers, etc.) for current student-athletes in 2012–13

$35,000

Funding set aside in 2012–13 for the team hosting program, as well as Monogram Club regional receptions in Dayton, New Orleans and Chicago

$20,000

Monies allocated to host Monogram winners in the Schivarelli Football Players’ Lounge

$18,000

Funding set aside annually to host fall and spring letter jacket ceremonies for all first-time Monogram winners

$18,000

Grant provided annually for the upkeep and maintenance of Sports Heritage Hall in the Joyce Center

$10,000

Funding set aside annually to support student-athletes who volunteer to work in summer service programs (through the Dave Bossy Scholarship Grant)

$10,000

Monies provided by the Club for two annual postgraduate scholarship awards

$10,000

Funding contributed in 2012 to the Notre Dame Student Welfare & Development office for current student-athlete programming The Monogram Club hosted a regional reception at the Riva Restaurant in Chicago on the Friday night prior to the 2012 Shamrock Series game at Soldier Field.

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Q&A

A CONVERSATION WITH THE MONOGRAM CLUB PRESIDENT

What do you think was the most important goal or initiative the Club accomplished in 2012–13?

president before I see myself as the sec-

I was very excited about the multi-tiered

members. That being said, I am proud

events and initiatives we planned and

of how far our women’s programs have

participated in to celebrate Title IX and

come over the past 40 years, while em-

honor our early women athletes. In

bracing the traditions and values of an

August 2013, we completed a perma-

almost 100-year-old Monogram Club.

ond female Monogram Club president. It is a true privilege to serve in this role and to represent all 7,500 Monogram

nent display just outside Heritage Hall that commemorates 40 years of women’s athletics at Notre Dame. In April 2013, Haley Scott DeMaria (’95, swimming) became the 67th president in Monogram Club history. Inspirational speaker, author, teacher, coach, wife, mother—she seems to have done it all in the 18 years since receiving her history degree.

Reflect back on your time as a member of the Monogram Club board. Is there a specific memory that stands out most in your mind? This is a tough question, because there are so many. I remember my first board meeting, because I was so nervous. We have amazingly talented and accomplished members of our Club and on our board, and yet I found each person to be so genuine, so giving and so thoughtful in their dedication to our studentathletes. Just as our ties to Notre Dame are very emotional, my feelings about the Monogram Club are as well. I leave each Monogram Club meeting and event inspired to want to do more and give more. Of course, there are many football game memories too: past-president Dick Nussbaum, first vice president Kevin O’Connor and I are undefeated at games when we sit next to each other. We should have done so in Miami, and in New Orleans watching the women play in the Final Four!

What do you hope to accomplish during your tenure as president?

For Monogram winners considering paying their dues for the first time, why would you encourage them to become active with the Club? It has been one of the most rewarding

I hope to continue the great work of my

experiences for me to meet other Mono-

predecessors. Two initiatives I would like

gram winners from across the country,

to expand are reaching out and reaching

different sports and various decades.

in. Over the past two years, the Mono-

Each of us had different experiences as

gram Club has held regional receptions

student-athletes, and yet we all have

across the country to provide a venue

the same core values and love for Notre

for Monogram fellowship for those who

Dame. The Monogram Club seeks to

can’t always return to campus. I would

strengthen and expand these relation-

like to continue to explore ways to reach

ships among its members, and between

all our members, not just those who

our membership and the University. As

attend a home football game. Secondly,

dues-paying members, we have access

I would like to reach in to our current

to multiple opportunities, both on and

student-athletes and help support their

off campus, to celebrate our love of

efforts as they prepare to transition to

Notre Dame athletics: socially, spiritually,

life post-athletics. We have a mentor-

professionally, and academically through

ing program that we need to better

our hallmark program, the Brennan-

orchestrate, while supporting the events

Boland-Riehle Fund. Long after I left the

planned by the Student Welfare & Devel-

pool, the Monogram Club has allowed

opment office on campus. Our current

me to connect with the University in a

student-athletes are amazing individuals.

meaningful way; or to put it simply, it’s just plain fun!

Having just celebrated 40 years since Title IX, what does it mean to you to be the second female president in Monogram Club history? I am fortunate to have grown up in an environment where I did not recognize limitations for females as athletes. I am sure it existed; I just didn’t see it or feel

CLUB LEADERSHIP

it. I see myself as the Monogram Club

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Monogram Club

Fun Fact: Terri and her sister Sherri (’96, ’98) are tennis Monogram winners and both

board of directors

married fellow Monogram winners, Chris Sforzo ('94, lacrosse) and Thomas Krug (’97, football). “The Monogram Club has provided me with an incredible opportunity to continue the fellowship among Notre Dame’s incredible student-athletes that I enjoyed during my

The Monogram Club Board of Directors is comprised of 34 Monogram winners, including 15 directors, several advisors, a past presidents council and two directors emeriti. Haley Scott DeMaria (’95, swimming) will serve as president until April 2015, when First Vice President Kevin O’Connor (’89, lacrosse) will take over until 2017.

days as a student. Through the partnerships the Monogram Club has established with current student-athletes and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, I have had the privilege to learn firsthand of the interests of our student-athletes as they prepare to graduate and enter the workforce. The Monogram Club and its dedicated members continue to forge new relationships with our graduates and help to offer guidance and direction

Second Vice President Terri Vitale ’94, ’95 (Lakewood Ranch, Fla., tennis)

as they navigate their young careers. This has proven to be especially meaningful and rewarding to me, as many Monogram Club members enabled me to get off to a great start in my career, and I feel honored to ‘pay it forward’ with our newest members.”

Fun Fact: Dick and his son, Matt (’00, ’04), are one of six father-son combinations in the history of Notre Dame baseball. “From the perpetual flame of our candle at the Grotto to joint prayer at our board

Monogram Club Officers

meetings to the celebration of Mass at almost all of our events on and off campus, the Monogram Club serves the University’s spiritual mission in a number of ways. Perhaps the most impactful of these are our post-game Masses during football season. Over the past few years, the Mass has developed into a wonderful tradition for our members. Win or lose, it balances out a great day of fellowship, especially when combined with

Fun Fact: Haley is author of the book “What Though The Odds” and gave the

our pregame reception, also held in the Monogram Room. Father Doyle, who has been

commencement address to the Notre Dame Class of 2012. “One of my favorite initiatives we offer as a Club is the Team Hosting Program. This program has become a vehicle for our athletic teams to experience a cultural, sporting or educational event while competing on the road or training internationally. Through the Club’s funding, our student-athletes are afforded the opportunity to see a Broadway

our celebrant at almost every post-game Mass, makes us all feel like the family we

Past President Dick Nussbaum ’74, ’77 (South Bend, Ind., baseball)

profess to be. Not to mention the fact he brings with him some ‘inside information’ from the locker room since he also serves as team chaplain. No doubt Our Lady, Notre Dame, is very pleased we end the excitement of game day in a way that teaches us all to be winners at what is most important in our lives—the race to Heaven.”

play, visit an art exhibit or attend a professional sporting event. These unique experiences greatly enrich and enhance the lives of our student-athletes, providing them with

President Haley Scott DeMaria ’95 (Annapolis, Md., swimming)

memories that otherwise might not be possible within a team’s normal operating bud-

Fun Fact: Since Beth joined the Monogram Club staff in 2003, the Club has

get. It is wonderful to see the tremendous impact the Monogram Club is having in the

welcomed more than 1,800 new members into the organization.

lives of our student-athletes outside of competition.”

“I feel incredibly fortunate to serve the Monogram Club as executive director on a daily basis. It is a true privilege to work with such a dedicated and talented staff, board of directors and leadership team, and it is inspiring to interact regularly with an extraordinary group of student-athletes and coaches. The friendships I have developed over the last 10 years in working with the Club are, without question, the most fulfilling aspect

Fun Fact: Kevin served as Associate Attorney General of the United States under

of my position. Equally as rewarding an experience is watching the Monogram family

President George W. Bush.

in action. To see former student-athletes so willing to lend a hand to fellow Monogram

“Those of us fortunate to serve as officers, directors or advisors to the Monogram Club are privileged to see firsthand just how much of an impact the Club can have on its members. For example, since it was established in 1980, the Monogram Club’s BrennanBoland-Riehle Scholarship Fund has provided more than $4.18 million in scholarships to

winners and current student-athletes through Club initiatives such as the mentoring

Executive Director Beth Hunter (Granger, Ind., honorary member)

program is part of what makes the Monogram Club so special. The willingness of our membership, which is over 7,500 strong, to give back and make a difference in the lives of our current student-athletes never ceases to amaze me.”

the sons and daughters of Monogram winners. More recently, the Monogram Club has annually awarded two $5,000 scholarships to senior student-athletes to help defray the cost of their postgraduate education. Nothing better demonstrates the commitment of the Monogram Club to its members (both old and new) than these two scholarship

First Vice President Kevin O’Connor ’89 (West Hartford, Conn., lacrosse)

programs, both of which also recognize the importance of academics to the Notre Dame athletic experience.”

Staff Information Beth Hunter (honorary) Executive Director 574-631-5450 hunter.33@nd.edu

Josh Flynt (‘11) Communications Associate 574-631-8476 jflynt@nd.edu

Reggie Brooks (‘93, football) Manager for Monogram/Football Alumni Relations 574-631-0446 rbrooks2@nd.edu

Mike Sullivan (‘09, manager) Membership Coordinator 574-631-2909 msulli17@nd.edu

Karen Demeter External Affairs/ Monogram Club Coordinator 574-631-5450 kdemeter@nd.edu

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Connect

Monogram Club

Board Members

With The Monogram Club Whether you’re a regular visitor to campus or keeping up with the Fighting Irish from across the globe, it’s easy to connect with the latest Monogram Club news and events from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. Here are the ways to stay in touch.

Facebook

Blog

facebook.com/NotreDameMonogramClub

ndmonogram.wordpress.com In May, the Monogram Club became the latest addition to the Notre Dame blog circuit. With contributions from President Haley Scott DeMaria (’95, swimming) and

Executive Committee

Directors to 2015

Advisors

President – Haley Scott DeMaria (’95, swimming) – Annapolis, Md.

Michael Bathon (’86, fencing) – Cincinnati, Ohio

Don Bouffard (’66, manager) – Bonita Springs, Fla.

First Vice President – Kevin O’Connor (’89, lacrosse) – West Hartford, Conn.

Laura Dougherty Ely (’85, basketball) – Hillsdale, N.J.

Don Casey (’82, swimming) – Dublin, Ohio

Second Vice President – Terri Vitale (’94 & ’95, tennis) – Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Dennis Lahey (’65, wrestling) – Venice, Fla.

Tom Galloway (’87, football) – Baltimore, Md.

Treasurer – Pat Garrity (’98, basketball) – New Canaan, Conn. Secretary/Legal Counsel – Mike Frantz (’73, football) – Avon Lake, Ohio Past President – Dick Nussbaum (’74 & ’77, baseball) – South Bend, Ind. Executive Director – Beth Hunter (honorary member) – Granger, Ind.

Directors to 2014 Tom Arkell (’94 & ’97, hockey) – Bloomington, Ill. Carolyn Cooper (’06, volleyball) – Princeton, N.J. Bryan Fenton (’87, manager) – Alexandria, Va. Byron Spruell (’87 & ’89, football) – Warren, N.J. Chris Stevens (’74, basketball) – South Bend, Ind.

Lance Legree (’01, football) – Durham, N.C. Jen Sharron Richardson (’01, softball) – Woodland Hills, Calif.

Directors to 2016 Will McCarthy

Kate Sobrero Markgraf (’98, soccer) – Whitefish Bay, Wis. Kevin McShane (’90, football) – Chicago, Ill.

Twitter

Communications Associate Josh Flynt

@NDMonogram

(’11), the blog provides an inside and unique commentary on Monogram Club events and news.

YouTube youtube.com/NDMonogram Launched in April 2013, the Notre Dame

LinkedIn

Monogram Club YouTube channel is the

The LinkedIn page consists of more than

go-to place for all of the Club’s video con-

1,300 members looking to network with

tent, covering everything from Blue-Gold

their fellow Monogram winners. Through

Weekend to the Notre Dame Football

job postings, industry discussions and

Fantasy Camp.

news updates, group members engage in career development while helping out Monogram winners on the job trail.

Past Presidents Council

(’95 & ’99, swimming) – Elmhurst, Ill.

Mike Heaton (’68 & ’71, football/golf) – Wilmette, Ill.

Instagram

Phil Murphy (’99, soccer) – Wayne, Pa.

Jim Carroll (’65, football) – Davie, Fla.

Also new this year, the Monogram Club

Inside Irish

Instagram account features photos from

All dues-paying members of the Mono-

Chinedum Ndukwe (’07, football) – Cincinnati, Ohio

Julie Pierson Doyle (’85, volleyball) – Lynchburg, Va.

campus landmarks and Club events. Users

gram Club receive Inside Irish, a monthly

are invited to share their own Monogram

e-newsletter that highlights the latest Club

Kathleen Robert (’93, fencing) – Metairie, La.

M. Marc Kelly (’82, basketball) – Newport Beach, Calif.

photos by tagging @NDMonogram. The

news while providing exclusive content

best submissions will be re-posted on

and event information.

Rob Williamson (’93, lacrosse) – North Attleboro, Mass.

Joe Restic (’79, football) – Lake Oswego, Ore.

the blog.

instagram.com/NDMonogram

Directors EmeritI Jim Murphy (’49, track) – Austin, Texas Marty Allen (’58, manager) – Grand Rapids, Mich.

NDMonogramClub.com (574) 631-5450

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Alma Mater (Notre Dame, Our Mother) Notre Dame, Our Mother, tender, strong and true, Proudly in the heavens, gleams thy gold and blue, Glory’s mantle cloaks thee, golden is thy fame, And our hearts forever, praise thee, Notre Dame. And our hearts forever, love thee, Notre Dame. 1930 • Joseph Casasanta, music Rev. Charles O’Donnell, C.S.C., lyrics

In Memoriam Each spring, at the Monogram Club’s Annual Mass, the Club honors those Monogram winners who have passed away over the course of the previous year. Based on information received from University records, the following individuals were recognized during the 2013 Annual Mass held on April 20: Michael K. Amrhein (’97, baseball)

Joseph M. Haggar Jr. (’45, honorary)

John T. Murphy (‘57, manager)

Robert E. Bill (’62, football)

Peter F. Hanratty (’66, track)

Robert M. O’Neil (’53, football)

CDR Joseph B. Blazina (’57, fencing)

Alfred Healy, M.D. (’56, trainer)

Michael E. O’Neill (’75, baseball)

James E. Bowers (’67, wrestling)

John P. Hickey (’44, baseball)

Alfred J. Perrine (’41, basketball)

Clifton Brown (football)

Herbert B. Hoene (’51, tennis)

Raymond J. Ratkowski (’61, football)

Dean M. Brown (’92, football)

Herman M. Hooten (’72, football)

Clyde A. Roberts Jr. (’34, track)

Susan E. Carroll (’84, field hockey)

Edward P. Hrabcsak (’73, baseball)

James A. Severyn (’78, swimming)

James F. Colosimo (’59, football)

Mirko V. Jurkovic (’95, football)

W. Lancaster Smith Sr. (’50, football)

James M. Cordes (’72, hockey)

John E. Kelly Jr. (’47, basketball)

Gerald L. Spaeth (’56, baseball)

Michael E. Curtin (’61, fencing)

Edgar K. Kleffman (’48, golf)

George L. Thomas (honorary)

Most. Rev. John M. D’Arcy (honorary)

John R. LaBar (’53, honorary)

John B. Tracy (’68, basketball)

Michael A. DeCicco (’49, fencing)

Dr. Normand M. Laurendeau

Edward A. Tuck (’69, football)

Ralph W. Dixon (’50, fencing)

(’66, fencing)

Eleanor VanDerHagen (honorary)

Allen J. Ecuyer (’59, football)

Mark F. Limont (’48, football)

Michael P. Walsh (’84, football)

Craig Ferrell, M.D. (’71, swimming)

Carl Loyd (basketball)

William H. Walsh (’49, football)

John F. Fitzpatrick (’49, golf)

Achille F. Maggioli (’47, football)

Andrew F. Wilson (’39, manager)

Daniel S. Gibbs (’38, track)

Susan McGonigal (honorary)

Orlando V. Woolridge (’81, basketball)

Richard J. Giedlin (’51, baseball)

Raymond D. Meyo (’64, honorary)

Ernest R. Zalejski (’50, football)

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2012-13 Notre Dame Monogram Club Annual Report