Oct 19, 2015, 3:10 PM EST
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.
Bettis and Brown spent Friday making the rounds on campus before attending a special reception that evening at the Morris Inn.
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.
Friday’s pep rally was held on the Hesburgh Library quad. Bettis and Brown addressed the throng of Fighting Irish fans.
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.
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).
Monogram Club director Marc Edwards (’97, football) was the featured guest at Friday’s Alumni Association ‘Catching Up With’ interview and Q&A.
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.
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!
Even former Fighting Irish lacrosse goalie Scott Rodgers (’10) donned his in Baltimore…