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Monogram Club Musings – Vanderbilt Weekend

Sep 17, 2018, 11:45 AM EDT

Monogram Club board member Jeff Faine ('03, football) with his wife and friends at Saturday's pre-game reception.

While the majority of the 80,000-plus fans inside Notre Dame on Saturday were cheering and hoping for a Fighting Irish victory over Vanderbilt, a close second on their wishlist likely was sunscreen.

Hopefully for most Irish fans, they were able to get both. The Fighting Irish football squad did their part as they improved to 3-0 with a 22-17 win over the Commodores on a warm and cloudless South Bend afternoon.

Thanks to all the Monogram Club members who came out in full force at the various events on Friday and Saturday. Take a look back at a successful and sunny weekend…







Game Day Chase

Cassidy Springmann (’15, ’17, softball), John Whitty (’10, manager), Lizzy Ristano (’01, softball) and Monogram Club Associate Director Matt Weldy participated in Saturday’s Game Day Chase. The Monogram Club sponsored members who took part in the race, which benefits the Kelly Cares Foundation.



Carlson family

It was great to see Danielle (’07, volleyball) and John Carlson (’07, football/basketball) and their children at the pre-game reception.



For the third straight week there was a pre-game flyover. (photo courtesy of Lighthouse Imaging)


Game pano

It was a sun-splashed afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium.



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Team Irish

The Monogram Club was among a group of campus partners recognized with the Team Irish Award for the development and implementation of the Irish Compass platform. The Club worked to create a space within Irish Compass just for the Monogram Career Network. (photo courtesy of Lighthouse Imaging)




The Monogram Club caught up with Olympic gold medalist Amanda Polk (’08, rowing) in this week’s Game Day Magazine. READ STORY

Another Game Day Magazine story focused on Knute Rockne’s first season as head coach in 1918, just two years after he and Jesse Harper founded the Monogram Club. READ STORY






The Fighting Irish cross country teams got the weekend off on the right foot by sweeping Friday’s National Catholic Invitational at the Burke Golf Course.


The Notre Dame men’s golf team posted a second-place finish at the Northern Intercollegiate and junior Hunter Ostrom captured the individual title.



We’ll leave you with this…

Congratulations to rowing Monogram winners Erin Boxberger (’17) and Molly Bruggeman (’14) on winning the world championship!

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