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 rowing program have been connected throughout the years.
Rowing’s Monogram Moments
Notre Dame’s rowing team gained varsity status in 1998. It is the most recent Fighting Irish program to be elevated to varsity.
Katie Fox (’99) was the rowing program’s first recipient of the Monogram Club Team MVP award. She is pictured here with former Monogram Club president Marty Allen (’58, manager) (left) and rowing head coach Martin Stone (right).
Carol Ann Michel (‘11) is the first rowing alumnae to serve on the Monogram Club Board of Directors. She joined the board in 2014 and her term will last until 2018.
Two rowing student-athletes – Meghan Salomon (’13) and Sarah Kappers (’16) – have received the Monogram Club Postgraduate Scholarship. The Monogram Club annually awards a $5,000 grant to one male and one female graduating student-athlete to apply towards graduate school.
Meghan Salomon (’13, rowing) seen receiving the Monogram Club Postgraduate Scholarship in 2013.
Sarah Kappers (’16, rowing) seen accepting the Monogram Club Postgraduate Scholarship in 2016.
Rowing alumnae Madelynn Conlin (’15) and Anna VanEgmond (’14) have been actively involved in the Monogram Career Network (MCN). MCN is a networking program that connects current Notre Dame student-athletes with Monogram alumni and other supporters of the Monogram Club.
Madelynn Conlin ’15 (left) and Anna VanEgmond ’14 (right)
In October of 2016 the Monogram Club and the Notre Dame Athletics Department welcomed back some of Notre Dame’s Rio Olympians. That group included gold medalist Amanda Polk (’08, rowing) (far right), who was part of a special “Life After ND” lunch hosted by the Monogram Career Network and the Student Welfare and Development office.
Amanda Polk (’08, rowing) was the featured speaker at the Monogram Club’s pre-game reception prior to the football game versus Stanford in 2016.
The latest group of rowing’s first-time Monogram winners at this fall’s Monogram Jacket Ceremony.