Member of 1977 Marquette Warriors championship team passes away
Gary Rosenberger (center), part of the 1977 Marquette University NCAA Final Four championship team. Photo: Image by Marquette University
Some sad news came for Marquette basketball fans on Monday.
As reported by TODAY'S TMJ4's Lance Allan:
A Marquette spokesman said he passed away after a heart attack and stroke on Tuesday morning. He was with family when he passed.
According to sports-reference.com, Rosenberger averaged 7.3 points per game in the 1977 NCAA championship season.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary's family during this difficult time. Gary obviously played a critical role during the team's run to the national title in 1977, but his contributions to the University continued well after his graduation. It's always tough to lose a former player, especially one who has passed away well before his time," said spokesman Mike Broeker in a statement.
Memorials are planned in both Milwaukee and Orlando.