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Senior Marcus Landry is one of the classic stories of perseverance in Badgers' sports history. A captain and the leading scorer on this year's men's basketball team, Landry has achieved a lot in his four-year Wisconsin career.
After academic ineligibility cut short his freshman season, Landry re-dedicated himself both on and off the court, raising his cumulative grade point average nearly 1.5 points. In the fall of 2008 the Milwaukee, Wis. native was one of nine male athletes around the country honored by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) with the Academic Momentum Award for his abilities to succeed in both academics and athletics.
On the hardwood Landry has started every game of his junior and senior season and is close to becoming the 33rd player in Wisconsin history to reach the 1,000-point scoring plateau. Earlier this season he scored a career-high 23 points vs. Long Beach State and followed that up with another 23-point performance in a win over Penn State.
The 2008 Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Landry has also a second-team All-Big Ten pick last season. A leader in the truest sense, Landry is not only one of two senior captains, he is also a proud husband and father of three.
Read the Black History Month profile of Marcus Landry on the Big Ten's website.