WASHINGTON – There are only 15 tickets left for next Saturday's (Feb. 8) jersey retirement brunch in honor of former Gallaudet University basketball stars Ronda Jo Miller '01 and Kevin Milligan '67. There will be a ceremonial brunch held at the Peikoff Alumni House ("Ole Jim") from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Tickets for the basketball jersey retirement festivities cost $20 and include brunch and game admission. If interested in purchasing tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to purchase your ticket(s) is Feb. 5, 2014.
Miller and Milligan will have their former basketball jerseys, numbers 23 and 24, respectively, retired as those numbers will no longer be used by future Bison basketball players. These are the first-ever retired numbers in GU athletics history.
Gallaudet men’s basketball will host SUNY Cobleskill at 1 p.m. followed by the women’s game at 3 p.m. A special 10-minute ceremony will be held after the conclusion of the men's game and prior to the start of the women's game.
This is the annual Alumni Basketball Madness game, there will be discounts and events for GU alumni to participate in.
Payments can be dropped off in-person or mailed to:
Washington, DC 20002
Miller was inducted into the Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008. She was a three-time Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American first team selection, three-time Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Player of the Year and holds numerous school records. She led Division III in scoring average (26.3 points per game) during the 1998-99 season when the Bison (24-6) reached the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. She still holds the Division III all-time career mark for rebounds (1,545) in 106 games played.
Milligan was inducted into the Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995. When he graduated in 1967 he left as the leading scorer in Bison men’s basketball history with 1,681 points scored (22.4 points per game average). In four different games he scored 40 or more points that included a 47-point game, a school record at the time. He was a two-time Mason-Dixon all-conference selection during his four-year playing career.