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Dwayne Wade, Miami HEAT NBA Champion, will be hosting a fashion fundraiser on September 26 at the famous Moore Building located in the city's Design District. As an iconic location, the venue is expected to draw its typical large crowd of charitable locals to the fashion-inspired event.
The event entitled 'A Night on the RUNWADE' will benefit Wade's World Foundation. Founded in 2003, Wade's World Foundation promotes the education of children focusing on initiatives of literacy, health and fatherhood. As Founder, Wade remains passionate about the foundation's motto "Every Child Deserves a Shot." He has made it a mission to support and promote the assistance of at-risk communities in Chicago, Milwaukee and the South Florida region — helping children overcome challenges and reach their maximum potential.
The NBA superstar will be hosting a catered cocktail reception which will naturally include a fashion show, as Wade is known for his own meticulously-styled wardrobe. The evening will be presented by the Swiss watch brand Hublot, of which Wade is a spokesperson. Neiman Marcus will be providing the apparel for the runway.
The venue, which was originally built in 1921 as the furniture showroom space for Moore and Sons, remains highly-sought after by Miami's top event organizers; its distinctive four floors of arcaded spaces total more than 20,000 square feet. The stunning atrium accommodates nearly 5,000 people, making it a great location for Wade's upcoming event. It is expected to in fans of both fashion and the HEAT.
Last year's event was a huge success, attracting over 400 guests. Post dinner highlights included Jill Martin, Today Show's fashion correspondent, who conducted a candid one-on-one Q&A session with Wade, honing in on his fashionista style. Notable guests included Alonzo Mourning, Gabrielle Union, Chris Bosh, Jonathan Cheban and James Jones.
Tickets for the event begin at $425 with all net proceeds going to the Wade's World Foundation and local Miami community organizations. Levels range between Platinum, Gold, Silver and Individual with varying price points. Contact Kiley Lapointe for tickets.


Wade to headline Hall of Fame inductions

The latest news, notes and analysis on the Marquette men's basketball team

By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Former MU great and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be on hand as he and the rest of the Class of 2009 are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 at the Bradley Center.

Wade joins Jim Allen, Bill Cords, Kate (Gordon) McGeeney, Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning and the rest of the 2002-'03 Men's Basketball Team in being added to the M Club's Walk of Fame at the Al McGuire Center. Currently, there are 66 enshrinees.

Every member of the 2002-'03 Final Four team has been invited to attend, including former coach Tom Crean.

The Aug. 22 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 6:30 dinner, and then the reception and induction ceremony.

Cost is $75 per person. Those interested in attending should contact Sarah Claus via email or at (414) 288-4785.

Online registration is also expected to begin July 6.

Here are capsules on each of the inductees, courtesy of MU:

Jim Allen (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1954, 1957-'61, 1977-'88) served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961. After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years. During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.

Bill Cords (Athletic Department, 1987-2007) began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988. In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.

Kate (Gordon) McGeeney (Women's Soccer, 1999-2002) will join Kelly (Roethe) Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000. Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001. Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning (Women's Basketball, 1996-2000) joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson. In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories. Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Dwyane Wade (Men's Basketball, 2000-03) left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

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

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.

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

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

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

About Todd Rosiak

Todd Rosiak covers the Milwaukee Brewers and helps cover the UW-Milwaukee basketball team.


Wade to headline Hall of Fame inductions

The latest news, notes and analysis on the Marquette men's basketball team

By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Former MU great and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be on hand as he and the rest of the Class of 2009 are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 at the Bradley Center.

Wade joins Jim Allen, Bill Cords, Kate (Gordon) McGeeney, Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning and the rest of the 2002-'03 Men's Basketball Team in being added to the M Club's Walk of Fame at the Al McGuire Center. Currently, there are 66 enshrinees.

Every member of the 2002-'03 Final Four team has been invited to attend, including former coach Tom Crean.

The Aug. 22 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 6:30 dinner, and then the reception and induction ceremony.

Cost is $75 per person. Those interested in attending should contact Sarah Claus via email or at (414) 288-4785.

Online registration is also expected to begin July 6.

Here are capsules on each of the inductees, courtesy of MU:

Jim Allen (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1954, 1957-'61, 1977-'88) served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961. After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years. During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.

Bill Cords (Athletic Department, 1987-2007) began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988. In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.

Kate (Gordon) McGeeney (Women's Soccer, 1999-2002) will join Kelly (Roethe) Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000. Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001. Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning (Women's Basketball, 1996-2000) joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson. In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories. Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Dwyane Wade (Men's Basketball, 2000-03) left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

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

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.

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

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

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

About Todd Rosiak

Todd Rosiak covers the Milwaukee Brewers and helps cover the UW-Milwaukee basketball team.


Wade to headline Hall of Fame inductions

The latest news, notes and analysis on the Marquette men's basketball team

By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Former MU great and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be on hand as he and the rest of the Class of 2009 are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 at the Bradley Center.

Wade joins Jim Allen, Bill Cords, Kate (Gordon) McGeeney, Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning and the rest of the 2002-'03 Men's Basketball Team in being added to the M Club's Walk of Fame at the Al McGuire Center. Currently, there are 66 enshrinees.

Every member of the 2002-'03 Final Four team has been invited to attend, including former coach Tom Crean.

The Aug. 22 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 6:30 dinner, and then the reception and induction ceremony.

Cost is $75 per person. Those interested in attending should contact Sarah Claus via email or at (414) 288-4785.

Online registration is also expected to begin July 6.

Here are capsules on each of the inductees, courtesy of MU:

Jim Allen (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1954, 1957-'61, 1977-'88) served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961. After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years. During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.

Bill Cords (Athletic Department, 1987-2007) began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988. In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.

Kate (Gordon) McGeeney (Women's Soccer, 1999-2002) will join Kelly (Roethe) Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000. Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001. Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning (Women's Basketball, 1996-2000) joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson. In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories. Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Dwyane Wade (Men's Basketball, 2000-03) left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

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

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.

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

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

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

About Todd Rosiak

Todd Rosiak covers the Milwaukee Brewers and helps cover the UW-Milwaukee basketball team.


Wade to headline Hall of Fame inductions

The latest news, notes and analysis on the Marquette men's basketball team

By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Former MU great and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be on hand as he and the rest of the Class of 2009 are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 at the Bradley Center.

Wade joins Jim Allen, Bill Cords, Kate (Gordon) McGeeney, Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning and the rest of the 2002-'03 Men's Basketball Team in being added to the M Club's Walk of Fame at the Al McGuire Center. Currently, there are 66 enshrinees.

Every member of the 2002-'03 Final Four team has been invited to attend, including former coach Tom Crean.

The Aug. 22 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 6:30 dinner, and then the reception and induction ceremony.

Cost is $75 per person. Those interested in attending should contact Sarah Claus via email or at (414) 288-4785.

Online registration is also expected to begin July 6.

Here are capsules on each of the inductees, courtesy of MU:

Jim Allen (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1954, 1957-'61, 1977-'88) served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961. After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years. During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.

Bill Cords (Athletic Department, 1987-2007) began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988. In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.

Kate (Gordon) McGeeney (Women's Soccer, 1999-2002) will join Kelly (Roethe) Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000. Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001. Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning (Women's Basketball, 1996-2000) joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson. In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories. Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Dwyane Wade (Men's Basketball, 2000-03) left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

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

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.

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

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

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

About Todd Rosiak

Todd Rosiak covers the Milwaukee Brewers and helps cover the UW-Milwaukee basketball team.


Wade to headline Hall of Fame inductions

The latest news, notes and analysis on the Marquette men's basketball team

By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Former MU great and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be on hand as he and the rest of the Class of 2009 are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 at the Bradley Center.

Wade joins Jim Allen, Bill Cords, Kate (Gordon) McGeeney, Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning and the rest of the 2002-'03 Men's Basketball Team in being added to the M Club's Walk of Fame at the Al McGuire Center. Currently, there are 66 enshrinees.

Every member of the 2002-'03 Final Four team has been invited to attend, including former coach Tom Crean.

The Aug. 22 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 6:30 dinner, and then the reception and induction ceremony.

Cost is $75 per person. Those interested in attending should contact Sarah Claus via email or at (414) 288-4785.

Online registration is also expected to begin July 6.

Here are capsules on each of the inductees, courtesy of MU:

Jim Allen (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1954, 1957-'61, 1977-'88) served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961. After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years. During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.

Bill Cords (Athletic Department, 1987-2007) began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988. In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.

Kate (Gordon) McGeeney (Women's Soccer, 1999-2002) will join Kelly (Roethe) Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000. Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001. Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning (Women's Basketball, 1996-2000) joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson. In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories. Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Dwyane Wade (Men's Basketball, 2000-03) left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

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

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.

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

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

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

About Todd Rosiak

Todd Rosiak covers the Milwaukee Brewers and helps cover the UW-Milwaukee basketball team.


Wade to headline Hall of Fame inductions

The latest news, notes and analysis on the Marquette men's basketball team

By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Former MU great and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be on hand as he and the rest of the Class of 2009 are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 at the Bradley Center.

Wade joins Jim Allen, Bill Cords, Kate (Gordon) McGeeney, Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning and the rest of the 2002-'03 Men's Basketball Team in being added to the M Club's Walk of Fame at the Al McGuire Center. Currently, there are 66 enshrinees.

Every member of the 2002-'03 Final Four team has been invited to attend, including former coach Tom Crean.

The Aug. 22 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 6:30 dinner, and then the reception and induction ceremony.

Cost is $75 per person. Those interested in attending should contact Sarah Claus via email or at (414) 288-4785.

Online registration is also expected to begin July 6.

Here are capsules on each of the inductees, courtesy of MU:

Jim Allen (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1954, 1957-'61, 1977-'88) served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961. After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years. During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.

Bill Cords (Athletic Department, 1987-2007) began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988. In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.

Kate (Gordon) McGeeney (Women's Soccer, 1999-2002) will join Kelly (Roethe) Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000. Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001. Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning (Women's Basketball, 1996-2000) joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson. In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories. Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Dwyane Wade (Men's Basketball, 2000-03) left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

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

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.

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

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

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

About Todd Rosiak

Todd Rosiak covers the Milwaukee Brewers and helps cover the UW-Milwaukee basketball team.


Wade to headline Hall of Fame inductions

The latest news, notes and analysis on the Marquette men's basketball team

By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Former MU great and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be on hand as he and the rest of the Class of 2009 are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 at the Bradley Center.

Wade joins Jim Allen, Bill Cords, Kate (Gordon) McGeeney, Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning and the rest of the 2002-'03 Men's Basketball Team in being added to the M Club's Walk of Fame at the Al McGuire Center. Currently, there are 66 enshrinees.

Every member of the 2002-'03 Final Four team has been invited to attend, including former coach Tom Crean.

The Aug. 22 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 6:30 dinner, and then the reception and induction ceremony.

Cost is $75 per person. Those interested in attending should contact Sarah Claus via email or at (414) 288-4785.

Online registration is also expected to begin July 6.

Here are capsules on each of the inductees, courtesy of MU:

Jim Allen (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1954, 1957-'61, 1977-'88) served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961. After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years. During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.

Bill Cords (Athletic Department, 1987-2007) began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988. In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.

Kate (Gordon) McGeeney (Women's Soccer, 1999-2002) will join Kelly (Roethe) Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000. Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001. Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning (Women's Basketball, 1996-2000) joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson. In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories. Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Dwyane Wade (Men's Basketball, 2000-03) left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

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

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.

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

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

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

About Todd Rosiak

Todd Rosiak covers the Milwaukee Brewers and helps cover the UW-Milwaukee basketball team.


Wade to headline Hall of Fame inductions

The latest news, notes and analysis on the Marquette men's basketball team

By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Former MU great and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be on hand as he and the rest of the Class of 2009 are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 at the Bradley Center.

Wade joins Jim Allen, Bill Cords, Kate (Gordon) McGeeney, Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning and the rest of the 2002-'03 Men's Basketball Team in being added to the M Club's Walk of Fame at the Al McGuire Center. Currently, there are 66 enshrinees.

Every member of the 2002-'03 Final Four team has been invited to attend, including former coach Tom Crean.

The Aug. 22 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 6:30 dinner, and then the reception and induction ceremony.

Cost is $75 per person. Those interested in attending should contact Sarah Claus via email or at (414) 288-4785.

Online registration is also expected to begin July 6.

Here are capsules on each of the inductees, courtesy of MU:

Jim Allen (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1954, 1957-'61, 1977-'88) served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961. After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years. During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.

Bill Cords (Athletic Department, 1987-2007) began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988. In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.

Kate (Gordon) McGeeney (Women's Soccer, 1999-2002) will join Kelly (Roethe) Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000. Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001. Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning (Women's Basketball, 1996-2000) joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson. In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories. Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Dwyane Wade (Men's Basketball, 2000-03) left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

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

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.

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

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

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

About Todd Rosiak

Todd Rosiak covers the Milwaukee Brewers and helps cover the UW-Milwaukee basketball team.


Wade to headline Hall of Fame inductions

The latest news, notes and analysis on the Marquette men's basketball team

By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Former MU great and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be on hand as he and the rest of the Class of 2009 are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 at the Bradley Center.

Wade joins Jim Allen, Bill Cords, Kate (Gordon) McGeeney, Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning and the rest of the 2002-'03 Men's Basketball Team in being added to the M Club's Walk of Fame at the Al McGuire Center. Currently, there are 66 enshrinees.

Every member of the 2002-'03 Final Four team has been invited to attend, including former coach Tom Crean.

The Aug. 22 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 6:30 dinner, and then the reception and induction ceremony.

Cost is $75 per person. Those interested in attending should contact Sarah Claus via email or at (414) 288-4785.

Online registration is also expected to begin July 6.

Here are capsules on each of the inductees, courtesy of MU:

Jim Allen (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1954, 1957-'61, 1977-'88) served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961. After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years. During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.

Bill Cords (Athletic Department, 1987-2007) began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988. In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.

Kate (Gordon) McGeeney (Women's Soccer, 1999-2002) will join Kelly (Roethe) Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000. Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001. Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning (Women's Basketball, 1996-2000) joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson. In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories. Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Dwyane Wade (Men's Basketball, 2000-03) left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

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

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.

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

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

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

About Todd Rosiak

Todd Rosiak covers the Milwaukee Brewers and helps cover the UW-Milwaukee basketball team.


Wade to headline Hall of Fame inductions

The latest news, notes and analysis on the Marquette men's basketball team

By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Former MU great and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be on hand as he and the rest of the Class of 2009 are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 at the Bradley Center.

Wade joins Jim Allen, Bill Cords, Kate (Gordon) McGeeney, Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning and the rest of the 2002-'03 Men's Basketball Team in being added to the M Club's Walk of Fame at the Al McGuire Center. Currently, there are 66 enshrinees.

Every member of the 2002-'03 Final Four team has been invited to attend, including former coach Tom Crean.

The Aug. 22 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 6:30 dinner, and then the reception and induction ceremony.

Cost is $75 per person. Those interested in attending should contact Sarah Claus via email or at (414) 288-4785.

Online registration is also expected to begin July 6.

Here are capsules on each of the inductees, courtesy of MU:

Jim Allen (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1954, 1957-'61, 1977-'88) served as Marquette's head cross country and track & field coach for 11 seasons and resurrected the Marquette Track Club after graduating from MU in 1961. After enrolling at Marquette in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War for three years before returning to MU. As a student-athlete, Allen set the school record in the indoor mile, a time which would stand for over 20 years. During his coaching tenure at Marquette, Allen mentored 11 All-Americans, including 1986 NCAA 10,000-meter run champion Keith Hanson (M Club, Class of 1999) and was one of the driving forces behind the fundraising effort for the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. Allen helped guide the cross country and track programs through the transition from non-scholarship club sports status back to NCAA Division I programs. Allen was also instrumental in Marquette hosting it's only NCAA Championship, the 1985 NCAA Cross Country Championships, in which Hanson finished third.

Bill Cords (Athletic Department, 1987-2007) began his tenure as Marquette's Director of Athletics by bringing MU its first ever conference affiliation in 1988 with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. After entering the MCC, Cords oversaw Marquette's subsequent moves to the Great Midwest Conference (1990-95) and a decade-long stay in Conference USA (1995-2005), before its eventual move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Cords was also instrumental in establishing the Blue and Gold Fund to fund student-athlete scholarships and played a pivotal role in moving Marquette's men's basketball home games to the Bradley Center in 1988. In 1999, Cords was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Continental Regional (Central) I-AA/I-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. Cords helped MU host successful NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 and the women's basketball Mideast Regional in 2002. After assuming responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports in 1993, Cords started the summertime National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) designed to benefit youth in the Milwaukee area.

Kate (Gordon) McGeeney (Women's Soccer, 1999-2002) will join Kelly (Roethe) Hodges (M Club, Class of '06) as the only women's soccer players to be honored with induction. During her time at MU, Gordon helped the women's soccer program compile a 65-24-6 overall record and a .750 winning percentage in Conference USA (30-6-4). In each of her four seasons the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament and captured C-USA Championships in 1999 and 2000. Gordon left Marquette second on the MU career list in goals (48) and total points (114), behind only Roethe in both categories.

In 2000, Gordon led MU to a school-record 20 wins, which included an undefeated season in C-USA (10-0-1). During that season, Gordon set MU records with 17 goals and 40 points to earn NSCAA All-America Second Team honors, NSCAA All-Great Lakes and C-USA First Team recognition, in addition to being named the C-USA Tournament Most Valuable Forward. Gordon received all-America and All-Conference USA First Team honors each of her next two years and was recognized as the C-USA Player of the Year in 2001. Following her senior year, Gordon was given the McCahill Award in 2003 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Lisa (Oldenburg) Kanning (Women's Basketball, 1996-2000) joins classmate and teammate Abbie Willenborg (M Club, Class of '06) in the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame. Oldenburg compiled a 86-32 record in Blue and Gold, while leading the Golden Eagles to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 1997 over No. 21 Clemson. In each of her last three years on campus she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was named a Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America in 1998. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

Oldenburg still holds the record for the most points scored in an NCAA Division I basketball game by an MU female student-athlete (42 versus Pacific on Nov. 26, 1999) and ranks in the MU top-10 in seven major statistical categories. Oldenburg was given the McCahill Award in 2000 for her performance at MU in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Dwyane Wade (Men's Basketball, 2000-03) left Marquette as one of its most decorated athletes when he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, the highest-ever drafted MU athlete. Wade helped lead MU back to the Final Four in 2003 for the first time since it's national championship season in 1977 by registering only the third triple-double in school history. His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead MU past No. 1-overall seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight is one of only 10 triple doubles in NCAA Tournament history.

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

After leaving MU, Wade began a stellar professional career, leading the Heat to the playoffs as a rookie and carried the team to the 2006 NBA Championship, earning NBA Finals MVP after averaging 34.7 points in the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wade has been a member of two United States' Olympic teams, capturing a bronze medal in 2004 and a gold as the squad's leading scorer in 2008. Wade's Olympic gold is only the third ever earned by a former MU student-athlete.

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

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

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

About Todd Rosiak

Todd Rosiak covers the Milwaukee Brewers and helps cover the UW-Milwaukee basketball team.


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