UW-Green Bay retires Jeff Nordgaard's jersey

Jeff Nordgaard has his jersey retired (WLUK).

ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- Former Green Bay Phoenix great Jeff Nordgaard had his jersey number retired at halftime of Saturday's game.

Nordgaard, number 33, helped lead the program to its only 25 win season and appeared in three NCAA Tournaments. Most notably helping the Phoenix topple the Jason Kidd led Cal Golden Bears in the first round of the 1994 Tournament.

Nordgaard and Tony Bennett are the only two Green Bay players to have their numbers retired.

"It's been one guy for 25 years up there, essentially," said Nordgaard. "I know that we as a team had the success that was unmatched by any team before and any team since. I mean, hopefully that will be passed as years go by. To be able to be the second one up there, to have us two 40-plus-year-old guys, hanging up there, really feels special."

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