More Than A Jacket

Josh Flynt | Nov. 11, 2013 | Notre Dame Monogram Club

Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez) wore it in The Breakfast Club. Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) rocked one in Friday Night Lights. Finn Hudson (the late Cory Monteith) on Glee.

If you have watched any television show or movie set in high school, there is a good chance the star quarterback sported the look in the hallway, probably with a backpack slung over one shoulder.

In pop culture, varsity jackets are a dime a dozen.

At the University of Notre Dame however, a letter jacket is much more than a warm coat with fancy leather sleeves.

Last week, the Notre Dame Monogram Club had the distinct honor of presenting more than 100 student-athletes and three senior football managers with letter jackets in recognition of earning their first Monogram.

As Club president Haley Scott DeMaria ('95, swimming) noted in her opening remarks, the University has been awarding Monograms since 1898, and during that time, the distribution has been handled in a variety of ways. Throughout the history of the Monogram, a Notre Dame student-athlete's memorable milestone has often been marked by a rather unexciting visit to a familiar location.

Read more at the Notre Dame Monogram Club page

 by Daily Domer Staff

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