Davante Gardner is a first team all-league preseason pick.

Men's Basketball

Davante Gardner Named Student-Athlete of the Week

April 1, 2013

MILWAUKEE - After helping the men's basketball team to its first Elite Eight appearance since 2003, Davante Gardner is the GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week.

Gardner was named NCAA Championship All-East Region for his play in Marquette's four NCAA tournament games and averaged 14 points and six rebounds in his final two contests against Miami (Fla.) and Syracuse. The junior forward posted 14 points in each of MU's games this weekend and was named to the all-region team along with classmate Vander Blue.

The BIG EAST Conference Sixth Man of the Year helped the Golden Eagles to a 26-9 overall record and a share of the BIG EAST regular season championship for the first time in program history.

DateStudent-AthleteSportWeekly Accomplishments
April 1Davante GardnerMen's Basketball

Gardner was named All-East Region for his play in Marquette's four NCAA tournament games and averaged 14 points and six rebounds in his final two contests against Miami (Fla.) and Syracuse. The junior forward posted 14 points in each of MU's games this weekend and was named to the all-region team along with classmate Vander Blue.

March 25Vander BlueMen's Basketball

Blue converted a last-second layup to top Davidson, 59-58, in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday afternoon and capped the weekend by scoring a game-high 29 points to lead Marquette over Butler, 74-72, in the round of 32 on Saturday. He averaged 22.5 points per game in MU's wins.

March 18William KoeckTrack and FieldKoeck threw a personal best with a distance of 188 feet, 8 inches (57.2 meters) at the USF Bulls Inviational. That distance placed him second in Marquette's track and field history for hammer throw.
March 11Vander BlueMen's BasketballBlue scored the game-tying and winning baskets in the final minute of overtime as the Golden Eagles topped St. John's 69-67 at Madison Square Garden for their first conferene title since 2002-03. He earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors Sunday afternoon and was named to the league's weekly honor roll on Monday.
March 4JJ SaglMen's LacrosseSagl guided the men's lacrosse team to its first victory in program history on Saturday, March 2 over Air Force. The West Islip, N.Y., native collected 14 saves and seven ground balls in the win.
Feb. 25Sarina SimmonsWomen's BasketballSimmons scored 16 points against St. John's on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in doing so she surpassed the 1,000-point plateau for her career. She is just the 22nd player in program history to achieve the career milestone.
Feb. 18Kenzie BrownWomen's LacrosseBrown helped Marquette go 1-1 in its inaugural weekend of competition by collecting eight points on six goals and two assists. She tallied a game-high five goals against Coastal Carolina in the program's first win.
Feb. 10Dan MamalatMen's TennisMamalat posted a 6-0 mark in MU's victories over South Dakota State, Western Illinois, and Bradley. The Philadelphia, Pa., native didn't drop a set in singles play.
Feb. 4Ana PimientaWomen's TennisPimienta helped the women's tennis team to a perfect 3-0 weekend, while going a combined 6-0 in No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles action.
Jan. 28Carlye SchuhTrack and FieldSchuh set a new indoor program record in the women's long jump at the Bill Bergan Invitational with a jump of 19 feet, 5 1/2 inches (5.93 meters). The Appleton, Wis., native claimed the top spot at the event.
Jan. 21Katherine PlouffeWomen's BasketballPlouffe helped the Marquette women to a perfect 2-0 week with their first BIG EAST wins of the season at Seton Hall and Pittsburgh. She averaged 13.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in the two victories.
Jan. 14Vander BlueMen's BasketballBlue helped Marquette remain undefeated in BIG EAST play by scoring 22 points in a 74-67 overtime victory at Pittsburgh. He shot 50 percent from the field and hit 9-of-10 from the charity stripe.
Jan. 7Davante GardnerMen's BasketballGardner averaged 15 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in wins over UConn and No. 15/16 Georgetown. He combined to shoot 60 percent from the floor and 90 percent (18-of-20) from the free throw line.
Dec. 31Arlesia MorseWomen's BasketballMorse notched career highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double-double as the women's basketball team picked up a 77-61 victory over Loyola-Chicago. The Flint, Mich., native earned also earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll recognition for her play against the Ramblers.
Dec. 24Davante GardnerMen's BasketballGardner scored a season-high 19 points, including a perfect 9-of-9 mark from the free throw line as Marquette held on for an 84-80 victory over LSU on Saturday, Dec. 22.
Dec. 17Danielle CarlsonWomen's VolleyballCarlson became Marquette's first two-time AVCA All-American and earned the women's volleyball program's first Academic All-America honors since 1996.
Dec. 10Junior CadouganMen's BasketballCadougan scored a personal-best 18 points in a win over rival Wisconsin and also chipped in six assists, four rebounds and one block in 26 minutes of action. He shot 7-of-10 from the field and 14 of his points came in the second half as MU pulled away for the victory.
Dec. 3Bryan CiesiulkaMen's SoccerCiesiulka was named by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as a Capital One Academic All-America Second Team member on Nov. 29.
Nov. 26Katherine PlouffeWomen's BasketballPlouffe was named to the Texas A&M Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team after collecting a double-double with a game-high 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Marshall (Nov. 23) and season-high and game-high 18 points against No. 24 Texas A&M on Nov. 25.
Nov. 19Elizabeth KobersteinWomen's VolleyballKoberstein was named All-BIG EAST First Team after leading the conference with an 11.67 assist per set average. After tallying match-highs in assists in three contests during the BIG EAST Tournament, she was named to the all-tournament team.
Nov. 12Danielle CarlsonWomen's VolleyballCarlson had a milestone-achieving week on and off the court. The Marshfield, Wis., native was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 team on Thursday afternoon, prior to picking up her 1,000th career kill on Sunday in MU's 3-0 win over Notre Dame.
Nov. 5Taylor MadiganWomen's SoccerMadigan scored the game-winning goal Sunday afternoon as the Marquette women's soccer team earned its first BIG EAST tournament title in program history with a 1-0 victory over No. 13 Georgetown.
Oct. 29Molly HansonCross CountryHanson lead the Golden Eagles to a seventh place finish, its highest since 2008, at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships on Oct. 26 in the Bronx, N.Y. She finished with a team-best 6-kilometer time of 22:27.80, placing her 41st overall. It was the fourth-straight time this season that Hanson has been MU's top finisher.
Oct. 22Adam HermsenMen's SoccerHermsen played all 180:00 minutes in Marquette's eighth and ninth shutouts of the season. The Appleton, Wis., native helped anchor a MU defense that defeated Pittsburgh 4-0 last Wednesday and went on to knock-off Seton Hall 2-0 on Saturday. Was also named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Oct. 15Ally MillerWomen's SoccerMiller anchored a defense that only surrendered two shots on net in shutout victories against St. John's (Oct. 12) and Syracuse (Oct.14) that helped MU capture its fourth-straight American Division title.
Oct. 8Andy HuftalinMen's SoccerHuftalin came off the bench to score twice in MU's 3-2 upset over No. 2 Connecticut, his team-leading fifth and sixth goals of the season, including the eventual game-winning goal in the 80th minute.
Oct. 1Holly MertensWomen's VolleyballMertens recorded career highs of 20 kills and nine blocks in a five-set victory over Notre Dame Saturday and helped Marquette sweep DePaul Sunday with 13 kills, while hitting .667.
Sept. 24Amanda EngelWomen's SoccerEngel played 156:53 in two shutouts against Seton Hall and Rutgers, recording seven saves, with five of those coming in the 2-0 win over Rutgers. The Centennial, Colo., native is a perfect 4-0-0 in the first four starts of her collegiate career.
Sept. 17Axel SjobergMen's SoccerDefender Axel Sjoberg, the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, scored both goals in a 2-1 win against Michigan Friday. He also had the gamewinner in double overtime in a 2-1 win Sunday at Michigan State.
Sept. 10Danielle CarlsonWomen's VolleyballCarlson helped Marquette knock off No. 23 Michigan Friday evening at the Al McGuire Center and hit .449 on her way to MVP honors in the three-day tournament. The senior middle hitter accounted for just a pair of hitting errors on the weekend in four matches, including two against ranked opponents.
Sept. 3Charlie LyonMen's SoccerLyon was named the BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 3 after posting his second and third consecutive shutouts of the season. He grabbed four saves in a 1-0 win against UIC and four more saves in a victory at Drake to help the Golden Eagles start the season 4-0-0 for the first time since 2000.
Aug. 27Sebastian JanssonMen's SoccerJansson's third career game-winning goal topped the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as time expired in regulation Friday evening to help MU claim the Milwaukee Cup.
Aug. 20Ally MillerWomen's SoccerMiller was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week following her efforts in a 4-0 win over St. Bonaventure on Aug. 17. The senior anchored a defensive unit that allowed two shots, including just one shot on goal. The senior also assisted on the first goal of the match and played 79 minutes.
Aug. 13Ally MillerWomen's SoccerMiller netted the game-winning goal in Marquette's exhibition opener against Wisconsin on Thursday, Aug. 9.
Aug. 6Jake ThomasMen's BasketballThomas averaged 24.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in the 2012 Scion Dental Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am Tournament to claim MVP honors. The Racine native notched 35 points and 10 assists in the championship game.
July 30Samantha KennedyTrack & FieldKennedy claimed gold Saturday at the 2012 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 50.85 meters (166 feet, 10 inches) in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
July 23Axel SjobergMen's SoccerSjoberg took home Best Defender honors at the Thunder Bay Chill awards dinner last week. The 6-foot-7 Swedish stopper helped the Chill post a 13-2-1 record in USL Premier Development League action on its way to a Heartland Division trophy.
July 16Danielle CarlsonWomen's VolleyballCarlson, who is a returning AVCA All-American, was named the 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for women's volleyball. Carlson carries a theology and psychology double major and ranked 17th in the NCAA in hitting percentage in 2011.
July 9Maegan KellyWomen's SoccerKelly helped her club team, the KC Dynamos, to the U23 United States Amatuer Soccer Association National Region II Cup and earned a berth in the National Cup Finals, July 20-22.
July 2Jae CrowderMen's BasketballCrowder was selected with the 34th pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers before his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He is the 55th MU player selected in the draft.

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