Former Notre Dame men’s basketball standout, and current ACC Network analyst and studio anchor, Jordan Cornette (‘05) will be the featured alumni speaker at the upcoming fall Monogram Jacket Ceremony. The event will be held Tuesday, November 19, inside Downes Club at Corbett Family Hall.
The ceremony will honor first-time Monogram winners from Notre Dame’s winter and spring sports, including student managers from those teams and the football program. Hannah Dorney, a sophomore midfielder on the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team, will give the student-athlete reflection.
Cornette was a two-time team captain and earned four Monograms with the Fighting Irish men’s basketball team from 2001-05. He is the program’s all-time leader in blocked shots (201) and helped Notre Dame reach the Sweet 16 in 2003. The Cincinnati, Ohio native graduated from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters with a degree in English.
Cornette joined the ACC Network in July prior to the network’s official launch in August. Cornette, a familiar face across ESPN’s college basketball coverage, also is a co-host for Spain and Company on ESPN Radio. Prior to joining ESPN, Cornette served as a college basketball analyst with CBS Sports Network and on the official radio broadcast of Notre Dame men’s basketball. His impressive broadcasting resume also includes co-hosting duties on Kap & Company on ESPN1000 in Chicago, and hosting “The Jam” on WCIU in Chicago.
Prior to Cornette’s speech, University Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick (’76, honorary) will take to the podium to address the honorees and guests. Rev. Mark Thesing, C.S.C. (’81, ’85, ’92, honorary), chaplain of the Monogram Club and football team, will provide the ceremony’s invocation.
Dorney’s reflection will conclude the event. As a freshman, the Port Jefferson Station, New York product played in all 19 games, including six starts, en route to earning her first Monogram. Dorney ranked second among the team’s freshman in goals with 16. She produced five multi-goal efforts, including two hat tricks. Additionally, Dorney compiled 16 ground balls, eight caused turnovers and three draw controls.
ABOUT THE MONOGRAM JACKET CEREMONY
The Monogram Jacket Ceremony was established in 2008 as a way to honor first-time Monogram winners. Monograms are presented to student-athletes from all 26 varsity sports at Notre Dame plus managers, athletic trainers, cheerleaders, video technicians and honorary recipients. The fall ceremony recognizes student-athletes and support staff from the winter and spring sports, while the spring event honors the fall sports.