Women's Tennis

Hush Earns Student-Athlete of the Week Honors

May 14, 2012

The Opus Group

MILWAUKEE -Gillian Hush of the women's tennis team has been named the GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by The Opus Group, after receiving the ITA's Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship for the Midwest Region.

The award goes to a Division I women's player in each region who displays inspiring dedication and commitment to her team, and enhanced her squad's performance while exemplifying the spirit of college tennis.

Hush finished her career at Marquette ranked sixth on the all-time singles list with 81 wins and tied for fifth on the doubles list with 89 wins. Hush posted an overall record of 18-17, while playing at the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 singles positions. Hush and Olga Fischer teamed to form a formidable doubles duo playing recording a 10-8 mark.

Hush will be considered for the national award to be selected by the ITA National Awards Committee and honored at the 2012 NCAA Championships.

2011-12 GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week

DateStudent-AthleteSportWeekly Accomplishments
May 14Gillian HushWomen's TennisHush was named the recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship for the Midwest Region.
May 7Jonathan KusowskiTrack & FieldKusowski took third place on Friday afternoon in the men's hammer throw at the 2012 BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships and followed that up with a sixth-place showing in the javelin on Saturday.
April 30Olga FischerWomen's TennisFischer, a senior from Berlin, Germany, is the first women's tennis all-conference honoree from Marquette since the program joined the BIG EAST in 2005-06.
April 23James MuehlemanTrack & FieldMuehleman notched a personal-record in the triple jump at the Bryan Clay Invitational and recorded a mark above his previous PR on each jump over the weekend. The Chicago native's distance of 47 feet, 5 3/4 inches (14.47 meters) at the Bryan Clay Invitational is the No. 3 distance in program history.
April 16Logon CollinsMen's TennisCollins helped claim two points for the Golden Eagles in their 4-3 victory over DePaul, including a win at No. 3 singles over DePaul's Sven Kasper (7-5, 7-5) and a double victory at the No. 2 spot.
April 9Drake KakarMen's TennisKakar clinched a victory for Marquette over Northern Illinois in the final home match of his career with singles and doubles victories Sunday afternoon at Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
April 2Samantha KennedyTrack & FieldKennedy broke Marquette's freshman record in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 177 feet, 3 inches (54.03 meters) at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational. That mark qualifies her for the BIG EAST Confernce Outdoor Championships and is sixth in MU history.
March 26Jae CrowderMen's BasketballCrowder was one of 10 players named to the John R. Wooden Award All-American Team and he was also tabbed Second Team All-America by the Associated Press.
March 19Jae CrowderMen's BasketballCrowder led Marquette to its second-straight Sweet 16 appearance while averaging 21.0 points, 14.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.0 assists per game in wins over BYU and Murray State.
March 12Vanessa Legault-CordiscoWomen's Soccer

Legault-Cordisco helped Team Canada to a second-place finish at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship in Panama City, Panama. Team Canada went 4-1 and qualified for the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup slated for Aug. 18-Sept. 8 in Japan.

March 5Jae CrowderMen's BasketballCrowder was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team Sunday after helping the men's basketball team to a program-record 14-4 mark in BIG EAST Conference play. Crowder averaged 21.5 points 13.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.5 assists in a win over No. 11 Georgetown and a loss at Cincinnati.
Feb. 27Jae CrowderMen's Basketball

Crowder averaged 26.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 2.5 blocked shots and 2.5 assists in Marquette's victories over Rutgers and West Virginia. The senior forward shot 78.5 percent (11-of-14) from the field in the win over the Scarlet Knights. His performance this past week also earned him the BIG EAST Player of the Week nod for the second straight week.

Feb. 20Kyle WinterMen's Track & Field

Winter came from behind and captured Marquette's first BIG EAST Conference indoor title on Sunday with a 800-meter finals time of 1:52.99 at The Armory in New York. His 10 points helped the Marquette men to a ninth-place finish with 33 total points.

Feb. 13Jamil WilsonMen's Basketball

Wilson averaged 16.5 points and seven rebounds in MU's wins over DePaul and Cincinnati and recorded his first career double-double with career highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win over the Blue Demons. He also had 15 points and four rebounds in Saturday's win over Cincinnati.

Feb. 6Jack HackettMen's Track & Field

Hackett won the unseeded men's mile at the Meyo Invitational Saturday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind. His time of 4:06.69 is a personal best and the third-fastest by a Marquette student-athlete in program history.

Jan. 30Darius Johnson-OdomMen's Basketball

Johnson-Odom was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week after averaging 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in wins over USF and Villanova.

Jan. 23Jae CrowderMen's Basketball

Crowder averaged 16.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 1.5 blocks in wins over Louisville and Providence. The senior earned his second BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll nod of the season Monday afternoon.

Jan. 16Calum MallaceMen's SoccerMallace became the first Marquette men's soccer player selected in the MLS SuperDraft when the Montreal Impact selected him with the first pick of the second round Thursday afternoon. He was the 2011 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year.
Jan. 9Katie YoungWomen's BasketballYoung scored a career-high 18 points in Saturday's 69-60 win over Seton Hall, while shooting 6-of-9 from the floor in 21 minutes of action. The Kenosha, Wis., native also notched career bests of five 3-pointers and five rebounds without a turnover.
Jan. 2Darius Johnson-OdomMen's BasketballJohnson-Odom matched a season high with 24 points against Villanova Sunday afternoon, helping Marquette begin BIG EAST play 1-0 for the second-straight season with a 81-77 win over the Wildcats.
Dec. 26Katherine PlouffeWomen's BasketballPlouffe was named to the BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll after helping the women's basketball team to a 2-0 week with wins over South Dakota State and Vermont. Plouffe averaged 18.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in the victories.
Dec. 19Todd MayoMen's BasketballMayo was named to the BIG EAST Conference Men's Basketball Weekly Honor Roll Monday for his 22-point outburst in Marquette's 93-72 victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday, Dec.17 at the Bradley Center.
Dec. 12Jae CrowderMen's BasketballCrowder began the week by hitting the game-winning 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds to play Tuesday against Washington in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden and ended it with a team-high 21 points in Saturday's win over Green Bay.
Dec. 5Ciara JonesWomen's Volleyball

Jones helped Marquette to a 3-1 victory over No. 24 Western Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a match-high 17 kills. The Orlando, Fla., native also notched 10 kills in the Golden Eagles' second round loss at No. 7 Illinois. Jones ends her career with 1,140 kills, tying her for sixth place on Marquette's all-time list, while her hitting percentage of .234 ties her for ninth in program history.

Nov. 28Chelsea HeierWomen's VolleyballHeier was named the 2011 BIG EAST Conference Freshman of the Year and helped the women's volleyball team to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. She led the conference and finished seventh in the NCAA with 11.90 assists per set as a first-year player.
Nov. 21Sarina SimmonsWomen's BasketballSimmons notched a career-high 23 points in Tuesday's 54-52 win over the Badgers and 22 points, the second-highest of her career, in Saturday's loss to Georgia Tech at the Bradley Center.
Nov. 14Taylor MadiganWomen's SoccerMadigan notched her sixth game-winning goal of the season to send Marquette past Toledo in the first round of the NCAA Championship. It was her eighth tally of the season and second overtime game winner as MU moves on to face Penn State in the NCAA Second Round on Friday.
Nov. 7Kerry McBrideWomen's SoccerMcBride earned repeat BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors and was named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 First Team. She anchored an MU back line that limited the opposition to just 2.5 shots on goal per game and is a civil engineering major with a 3.52 GPA.
Oct. 31Chelsea HeierWomen's VolleyballHeier averaged 12.83 assists per set in 3-0 sweeps at Pittsburgh and West Virginia, while helping the Golden Eagles hit a season-high .396 against the Panthers. The San Clemente, Calif., native earned her fourth BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honor Monday afternoon for her role in the perfect weekend.
Oct. 24C. NorteyMen's SoccerNortey recorded his first collegiate hat trick in MU's 3-0 victory at Seton Hall on Oct. 22. Nortey leads the team in goals scored and has helped the team to first place in the BIG EAST Blue Division standings, with 18 points in league play.
Oct. 17Sebastian JanssonMen's SoccerJansson scored both game-winning goals in Marquette's back-to-back wins over nationally ranked opponents this week as the Golden Eagles improved to 5-0-0 in the BIG EAST, MU's best start in league play in 47 years of men's soccer.
Oct. 10Michael MotzMen's GolfMotz finished tied for second place after shooting a 1-under-par 71 Sunday in the final round of the John Dallio Memorial in Lemont, Ill. Motz opened with rounds of 74 and 72, respectively. The sophomore then made five birdies Sunday to finish at 217 for the tourney and posted his best finish in 11 collegiate events.
Oct. 3Danielle CarlsonWomen's VolleyballCarlson hit .508 over the weekend to improve her BIG EAST-leading hitting percentage to .412 on the season. She also helped MU improve to 3-0 in the BIG EAST for the first time in program history. The Golden Eagles are 13-4 overall and winners of 10 of their last 11 matches.
Sept. 26C. NorteyMen's SoccerNortey scored two goals in men's soccer's 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Syracuse, including the game winner in the 87th minute, Saturday evening. Nortey has notched five goals on the season with three coming in the last two wins over Michigan and Syracuse.
Sept. 19David CheckMen's SoccerCheck helped the Marquette University men's soccer team to a 1-0-1 record over the weekend. He made nine saves and assisted on the game-winning goal with 51 seconds remaining in double-overtime in a 2-1 come-from-behind victory Sunday at Michigan.
Sept. 12Ashley BeyerWomen's VolleyballBeyer averaged 4.22 kills and 2.33 digs per set in sweeps of Southern Miss, Akron and Milwaukee on her way to claiming Marquette/Milwaukee Invitational MVP honors. The Bloomington, Ill., native also notched her second double-double of the season against Southern Miss with 10 kills and 13 digs.
Sept. 5Maegan KellyWomen's SoccerKelly notched four goals and two assists in Marquette's 9-0 victory over North Dakota on Sunday, Sept. 4. The Kansas City native's 10 points and four goals both tied program records and she is the seventh Marquette player to record a hat trick.
Aug. 29Ally MillerWomen's Soccer

Miller earned 2011 MKE Cup MVP honors for her efforts in MU's two wins over Saint Louis and No. RV/23 Long Beach State. She was integral in the Golden Eagles' defensive effort in the two wins, as she helped limit the Billikens and the 49ers to seven shots and only three on goal. Miller was also named the BIG EAST Conference's Defensive Player of the Week for the second time of her career Monday.

Aug. 22Lindsey PageWomen's Soccer

Page notched the overtime winner in women's soccer's 1-0 triumph over Northwestern Sunday, Aug. 27 at Valley Fields. The Alsip, Ill., native scored the golden goal in the 94th minute of play on a 12-yard shot to beat the Wildcats' goalkeeper Anna Cassell to the far post.

Aug. 15Kate ReigleWomen's Soccer

Reigle scored one of Marquette's two goals in its preseason opener at the University of Wisconsin on Saturday, Aug. 13. Reigle gave Marquette a 2-0 advantage at the 66:42 mark on a header served up by freshman Haley Fritzlen.

Aug. 8Junior CadouganMen's BasketballCadougan earned most valuable player honors for the second-straight season at the Scion Dental Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am. He averaged 22.2 points, 11.4 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game, while leading his squad to a perfect 9-0 mark during the regular season. He notched two triple-doubles in league play, including a 14-point, 12-rebound and 39-assist performance on Friday, July 22 against MU teammates Vander Blue and Jamail Jones.
Aug. 1Katherine PlouffeWomen's BasketballPlouffe played an integral role in the Team Canada's fifth place finish at the U19 FIBA Women's World Championship as she averaged 8.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game while connecting on 46.2 percent of her attempts from the floor over the nine-game tournament. The Canadians finished 8-1 overall.
July 25Sam KennedyTrack & FieldKennedy placed sixth in the hammer throw at the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Miramar, Fla., on July 22. She recorded a top toss of 169 feet, 5 inches (51.65 meters) to earn three points for Team Canada.
July 18Maegan KellyWomen's SoccerKelly led all scorers with five goals at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II U19 Championship while playing with her club team, Mallorca. Kelly scored both goals in a 2-1 win over CASA (Ohio) and in a 2-0 win over Iowa Rush in the preliminary round. She added a goal in a 2-2 draw with Eclipse Select before Mallorca won in penalty kicks, 3-2, in the semifinals to advance to the Region II Championship game. Mallorca fell in the title game, 2-0, to Minnesota's Woodbury Inferno.
July 11David CheckMen's SoccerCheck posted a clean sheet in a 5-0 win for Milwaukee Bavarian SC over Eau Claire Aris FC on Saturday, July 9, as the goalkeeper helped Bavarian clinch its first National Premier Soccer League Midwest Division Championship and earn a berth in the NPSL finals later this month.
July 5Olivia JohnsonTrack & Field/Cross CountryJohnson earned Captial One Academic All-America® First Team regognition on June 23, joining men's runner Peter Bolgert as the first Marquette student-athletes to earn first team honors since 1997. The Milford, Iowa native sports a perfect 4.0 grade point average in Marquette's nationally recognized accounting program.

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