Nov 4, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT
As part of the Monogram Club’s ongoing 100th anniversary celebration, some of the Club’s many connections to each Notre Dame program have been highlighted. This latest installment of the “Monogram Club Turns 100” series looks at how the Monogram Club and the Fighting Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have been connected throughout the years.
Swimming & Diving’s Monogram Moments
Notre Dame’s men’s swimming & diving program was established in 1958, while the women’s team earned varsity status in 1981.
Don Casey’s brother Brian (’85) and daughters Katie (’11) and Bridget (’15) also swam, and were team captains, for the Fighting Irish.
Along with Haley Scott DeMaria and Don Casey, here are the other swimming & diving Monogram winners who have served on the Monogram Club Board of Directors:
Mark Wilcox (’73) – 1985-87 (director term)
Ed DiLuia (’78) – 1993-96
Heather Winiecki (’92) – 1999-2002
Daniel Rahill (’79) – 2005-08
Brian Short (’72, ’75) – 2008-11
Will McCarthy (’95, ’99) – 2013-16
“My experience with the MCN has been incredible. I was shocked at how alumni will go so far out of their way to put me in contact with colleagues in my desired field regarding possible internships or simply someone to talk with to get advice. This involved community gives me great confidence of finding future employment and then having the opportunity to give back and do the same as an alumni. Within hours of talking to Will McCarthy (‘95, swimming), I was put in contact with two MCN members who work in finance in my hometown of Chicago who were willing to talk to me about their careers and help me find internship opportunities.” – Billy Barth (’19, swimming)
Swimming & diving’s latest group of first-time Monogram winners at last fall’s Monogram Jacket Ceremony.
Notre Dame swimmers wore special caps during a meet that took place during the Monogram Club’s 100th anniversary celebration weekend (October 28-29, 2016).