The men's basketball team and staff gathered together with family and fans in the Purcell Pavilion on April 13th.
#8 Notre Dame Men's Basketball dominated in their game against Villanova with a 93-72 win on February 28th.
SENIOR SEASON (2010-11):
Fourth-year walk-on guard for the Irish ... has played in 19 career games, tallying 20 points.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10):
Played in a career-high eight games ... scored a career-best eight points ... played in the season-opening win over North Florida ... made his only shot to finish with two points against Liberty ... saw time against Kennesaw State, Northwestern, Idaho State and UCF ... scored a season-high three points by hitting a three-pointer versus IUPUI ... final action of the season came against Bucknell as he matched his season-high with three points by going 1-1 from beyond the arc.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09):
Played in six games ... broke his hand in practice in late December ... saw action in the season opener against USC Upstate ... scored a season-high four points against South Dakota ... scored two points against Indiana ... tallied one point in the Savannah State contest ... also played against Furman and Delaware State.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08):
Played in five games as a first-year walk-on member ... saw action in his first collegiate contest versus Monmouth and grabbed two rebounds ... also played in the Colgate game ... came off the bench and played five minutes against Northern Illinois and scored five points for his first collegiate points ... played three minutes against Brown.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team (2009-10, 2008-09 and 2007-08).
Three-year starting varsity point guard at St. Laurence High School under head coach Dr. Tom Pallardy ... averaged 16.8 points and 5.1 assists in his final high school season and 13.4 points and 4.7 assists in his junior campaign ... scored over 1,100 points in his career ... helped lead St. Laurence to its first win against rival Brother Rice in 14 years in scoring a season-high 29 points and 8 assists ...served as captain during his senior season in which his squad compiled a final 19-8 mark and he led his team in both scoring and assists for the second consecutive year ... named team MVP in final season while earning all-conference, all-area and all-state recognition ... also was a first-team selection to the all-Chicago Catholic League ... named Top Offensive Player as a junior after leading his team in both scoring and assists ... was team captain and starting point guard for the 17-and-under AAU National Champion runner-up as a member of the Chicago Jaguars in 2005 ... placed 56th out of 151 players at the 2006 ABCD Reebok Camp.
Full name is Thomas Frederick Kopko ... middle of three children - has an older sister Beth and younger sister Catie ... father Fred and sister Beth are both Notre Dame graduates ... member of National Honor Society ... class valedictorian ... born 2-16-1988 in Chicago, Ill. ... son of Fred and Mary Beth Kopko ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters as a sociology and computer applications major in 2011.
Kopko in the BIG EAST Conference