Pure unadulterated pride.
This is the residue in the aftermath of a magnificent basketball season.
Way transcendent of any rabid fan’s attempted articulation of disappointment is the emerging reputation of our team, our coach, our athletics department and our university:
Fundamentally sound. Hard working. Talented. Team-oriented. Humble. Dignified. Relentless. Classy.
In addition, I would offer this to Coach Fisher, Xavier Thames and our entire team of players and coaches and support personnel and our athletics department led by Jim Sterk: Thank you for bringing our university and our community together in a way which was simultaneously successful and undeniably characterized by integrity.
And if we had a Monty Award for “outstanding athletic achievement while epitomizing superb character,” Xavier would be a shoo-in. Coach Fisher won his Monty for distinguished university service in 2012.
The Montys are essentially our alumni Hall of Fame.
A partial list includes Greg Bear, Ed Blessing, Andreas Brown, Hal Brown, Norm Brinker, Willy Buchannon, Bob Breitbard, Nikki Clay, Jinx Ecke, Jordan Evans, Ron Fowler, Lee Grissom, Tony Gwynn, Julie Kavner, Katherine Kennedy, Armin Keteyian, Art Linkletter, Timothy Murris, Ellen Ochoa, Armando Rodriguez, Marion Ross, Chris Sickels, George Sunga, Carl Weathers, Bob White and Leon Williams.
You can check out full list at www.sdsualumni.org/s/997/index2.aspx?sid=997&gid=1&pgid=534
This year we have yet another fabulous slate of inductees, so please join on us on Saturday, April 26 at the incredible new Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. For more information and to get your tickets visit www.sdsualumni.org/s/997/index.aspx?sid=997&gid=1&pgid=466
I promise that you will experience pure unadulterated Aztec pride.