Alumni National Awards

Athletics Award Recipients


Friday, April 27
Reception: 4:30 p.m.; Conferral: 5 p.m.
Al McGuire Center
770 N. 12th St., Marquette University campus

WaltonDistinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
Dr. Lloyd T. Walton, Sp ’82

Chicago, Ill.

Lloyd knows firsthand that the transition to life after NBA glory can be difficult for young men. As a career counselor for the National Basketball Players Association, the former point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks and Kansas City Kings now helps players prepare for continued success once they retire from the league.

James A. FoleyLifetime Achievement Award
James A. Foley, Jour ’61

Houston, Texas

Legendary sports communication professional Jim calls sports the “toyshop” of the business world. “I’ve been blessed to spend 43 years in that shop,” says Jim.


CraigYoung Alumnus of the Year Award
Andrew W. Craig, Arts '09

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

As a junior economics major at Marquette, Drew Craig heard a visiting human rights lawyer’s lecture about his work in the Middle East. Drew decided to abandon pre-med studies to prepare for a career in international humanitarian law.


KlumbsFriends of Marquette Athletics Award
Pamela B. Klumb and Dennis M. Klumb, Jr., Arts ’84

East Troy, Wis.

For as long as Dennis Klumb, Jr. can remember, he has been hooked on Marquette University men’s basketball. Today, he and Pamela, are longtime season-ticket holders and have established an endowed athletics scholarship fund at Marquette.


Blonski M Club Hy Popuch Memorial Service Award
Christine Kennedy Blonski, Arts ’95

Franklin, Wis.

As a student-athlete from 1992 to 1995, Christine Kennedy Blonski helped advance the Marquette University women’s basketball team to its first-ever NCAA tournament. As an alumna, Christine continues to help advance Marquette women’s sports on several levels.


ProffittRobert L. and William P. McCahill Award
Morgan E. Proffitt, Bus Ad ’17

Columbus, Ind.

Morgan Proffitt says she was so focused on making a strong contribution to the Marquette University women’s soccer team that, at first, she didn’t even think about a professional career. But as time went on, and the National Women’s Soccer League expanded, she thought she might have a shot. She was right.