Cheering at Lambeau, Kathleen McKitrick '11 (above). Becca Doll ’11 is pictured on our home page.
President Tom Kunkel dressed appropriately to celebrate the win with a banana split, courtesy of Saint Vincent College's SGA.
College cheers for the returning champions of Super Bowl XLV
St. Norbert’s cheerleaders were among the welcome-home party for the returning Super Bowl champions. They were at Lambeau Field Feb. 8 to celebrate the victory, and our photo gallery shows just how the festivities went.
The Rev. Jim Baraniak ’88, Catholic chaplain to the team, and Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay were also out on the field to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy brought home.
Student groups were represented at the Return to Titletown event, too: the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel selected them for the opportunity to raise funds through the sale of its souvenir edition.
A few days later, the entire campus community was treated to a banana-split social courtesy of the Saint Vincent College Student Government Association. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ training-camp home college made good on its light-hearted wager with St. Norbert by providing their hometown favorite treat.
And an alumni connection led to an unexpected guest at last Friday's basketball championship games. Through the agency of Kate Hogan ’85, the Vince Lombardi Trophy was shown off in Schuldes Sports Center during both women's and men's games.
A partnership worth cheering for
The Packers, like the Steelers and four other NFL teams, do not employ professional cheerleaders. Game-day duties are shared between the cheerleading squads of St. Norbert and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
For the four seniors on the squad, the celebration was a fitting – if chilly – culmination to four seasons of cheering for the college’s favorite team. For more on the connection between St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, visit www.snc.edu/go/gopack.
March 1, 2011