September 11, 1998
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Academic Honors Program of the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department kicked off the 1998-99 academic year with a dinner Thursday night in the Notre Dame Stadium press box.
Both the president of the University, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., and athletic director Michael A. Wadsworth offered remarks as part of the program.
The Academic Honors Program, in its second year, pairs top student-athletes who excel at the highest level in both athletics and academics with University faculty member mentors within the student-athletes’ academic areas of interest.
Conducted under the auspices of Life Skills, the program identifies those high achievers and offers assistance in order that the students can achieve their fullest potential while attending the University. Student-athletes are encouraged to have ongoing contact with their faculty mentors to assist in reaching their academic and career goals.
Name Sport Major Faculty MentorMike Brown Track Anthropology Jim BellisKerry Callahan Lacrosse Sociology/Comm. Jim O'RourkeJeff Connell Golf Accountancy Bob WilliamsonBeth Cooper Golf Business/Finance Ann GabrielDavid Cutler Soccer Architecture Thomas Gordon SmithAniket Dhadphale Hockey Business/Finance Frank ReillyJennifer Engelhardt Track Science Ed. Jerry MarleyMeotis Erikson Soccer Arts & Letters/MLS Bill KrierRay Fitzpatrick Swimming Mathematics Alex HahnMonica Gonzalez Soccer Business Barbara MangioneJennifer Hall Tennis Accountancy Bill NicholsBrad Hardin Golf Biology David HydeKevin Higgins Lacrosse History/Govern. George HowardForrest Karr Hockey Business/Account. Ed ConlonDanielle Klayman Softball Business Pat MurphyAlison Klemmer Track Biology Alan HowardBrittany Kline Swimming Business/MLS Jerry WeiZak Kustok Football Business Joe GuiltinanSarah LeSueur Lacrosse Business Paquita FridayCarrie Marshall Lacrosse Biology Joe O'TousaPhil Murphy Soccer Business/Finance Bill MendenhallJeff Perconte Baseball Economics/Govern. Peri ArnoldKelly Peterson Track English/Anthro. Don SniegowskiPaul Rainey Basketball Accountancy Bill LeahyPatti Rice Track English/Music Tom WergeRuth Riley Basketball Arts & Letters/Comm.Karen HeislerJen Streiffer Soccer Anthropology David HydeAndy Warford Tennis Business/Finance Scott Malpass