Nov. 2, 2015
Matt Carroll (’03, basketball), a four-time Monogram winner and 10-year NBA veteran, will be a featured speaker at the Monogram Club’s Fall Letter Jacket Ceremony, which will take place Tuesday, November 10 inside Club Naimoli.
Carroll enjoyed an outstanding four-year career at Notre Dame. As a senior captain in 2002-03, he averaged 19.5 points per game, earned first team all-BIG EAST accolades and was an Associated Press honorable mention All-American. He also was the Monogram Club Team MVP and garnered the Rockne Student-Athlete Award. Carroll’s 1,850 career points currently rank eighth in program history.
Carroll was a vital piece of Notre Dame’s 2001 BIG EAST West Division title-winning team and he was the leading scorer on the Fighting Irish squad that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2003 NCAA Tournament.
Even though he went undrafted, Carroll played 10 seasons in the NBA. He competed with four different squads, including eight campaigns with Charlotte. Carroll also spent time with Dallas, Portland and San Antonio. He currently serves as a community ambassador for the Charlotte Hornets. Other scheduled speakers at the letter jacket ceremony are Notre Dame President Reverend John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. (’76, honorary), University Vice President/Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick (’76, honorary) and Fighting Irish track and field student-athlete Emily Carson (’17).
The letter 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 event recognizes student-athletes from the winter and spring sports, while the spring ceremony honors the fall sports.
The Monogram Club currently is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The Club was founded in 1916 by former Notre Dame athletic director and head football coach Jesse Harper and then assistant football coach Knute Rockne.
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