2015 Glenwood City graduate and former Hilltoppers’ standout Marcus Kadinger was one of two players on the Marian University Men’s Basketball team to receive this year’s Sabre Award.
In addition, Kadinger, a freshman at the Roman Catholic liberal arts university in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, was chosen for the National Collegiate Athletic Associations (NCAA) Student-Athlete Leadership Forum which was held in Phoenix, AZ April 7-10.
Kadinger along with fellow freshman teammate Jack Lund of Antigo received the 2015-16 Sabre Award.
Marian University Men’s Basketball has a proud tradition that began in 1972. The Sabre Award which began in the early 1990s is an award that epitomizes what being a Marian University student-athlete is all about. The Sabre Award is given to the player(s) who may not see the most playing time throughout the year but are great teammates, give of themselves and come every day with a great attitude and effort to practice.
The award is voted on by the players within the men’s basketball program at Marian. Along with “The Sabre Award”, men’s basketball players vote on “Team MVP” and “Team Defensive Player of the Year”.
Marcus Kadinger also attended the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Student-Athlete Leadership Forum earlier this spring.
He was chosen with 300 other emerging leaders (ranging from NCAA Divisions 1-3 institutions) that consisted of over 400,000 student athletes.
Marcus and Hannah Buntrock (freshman from Wittenberg) were chosen specifically for their positive attitudes, work ethic, and leadership qualities.
The student-athletes were challenged to find their definition of leadership, to reach outside of their comfort zone and to work through leadership challenges.
Marcus, the son of Mike and Jodi Kadinger of Downing, is an outstanding person and leader. This forum was designed to take him to the next level.