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Monogram Club Musings – USC Weekend

Oct 19, 2015, 3:10 PM EDT

It felt like a reunion weekend of sorts in South Bend. Jerome Bettis and Tim Brown were back on campus and were honored for their induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Members of Notre Dame’s 1995 national champion women’s soccer team also were celebrated for the 20th anniversary of winning the program’s first title.

In addition to those Monogram winners, there were several others who came back to take part in the weekend’s festivities, which included packed houses at the Monogram Club’s Schivarelli and pre-game receptions. And, of course, the Fighting Irish welcomed back – and defeated! – archrival USC, 41-31, on the gridiron.

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Bettis and Brown spent Friday making the rounds on campus before attending a special reception that evening at the Morris Inn.

Brown-Bettis in Gug


FB alums

The ’95 women’s soccer team was honored at Friday night’s match, a 1-0 Fighting Irish win over Wake Forest, and during Saturday’s football game. The Monogram Club hosted a brunch for the ’95 squad on Sunday.

1995 WSOC tweet

WSOC '95 honored

Friday’s pep rally was held on the Hesburgh Library quad. Bettis and Brown addressed the throng of Fighting Irish fans.

pep rally

Angie Akers

Schivarelli instagram

pregame reception

Monogram Club executive director Brant Ust ('00) speaking with fellow baseball Monogram winner Tony Langford ('08) at the pre-game reception.

Monogram Club executive director Brant Ust (’00) speaking with fellow baseball Monogram winner Tony Langford (’08) at the pre-game reception.


Harold Swanagan (’02, basketball), a four-time Monogram winner and current coordinator of men’s basketball operations, spoke at the Club’s pre-game reception.

Swan-Ust instagram

Ring of Names

Jeremy Sample

On Saturday afternoon the women’s lacrosse program held a Monogram Career Network event at Arlotta Stadium. The current student-athletes had a chance to interact with several former players who were on campus.



Speaking of alumnae in town, on Friday morning Meredith Siegfried (’96, tennis) took part in a ‘Boardroom Insights’ series at the Mendoza College of Business. She is the CEO of NORDAM, which is one of the world’s largest independently owned aerospace companies. NORDAM was founded by her father, Ray H. Siegfried II (’65, honorary).

Meredith Siegfried (photo courtesy of Matt Cashore)

Meredith Siegfried (photo courtesy of Matt Cashore)

Monogram Club director Marc Edwards (’97, football) was the featured guest at Friday’s Alumni Association ‘Catching Up With’ interview and Q&A.

Marc Edwards


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Mike Brey

Brown-Bettis tweet

final football shot

The Monogram Club’s football gameday program story was about the Moose Krause Distinguished Service Award and the impressive list of recipients. READ STORY

On a somber note, there were memorial events held on campus for former Notre Dame football player Tom Longo (’65) who passed away in July.

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Tom Longo

We’ll leave you with this…
The temperature in South Bend was a little cooler than we would like for mid-October, but on the bright side that brought out a lot of letter jackets!

Kevin McShane

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Even former Fighting Irish lacrosse goalie Scott Rodgers (’10) donned his in Baltimore…

Scott Rodgers letter jacket

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