Dr. Maurice Roulhac
When you look up the definition of student-athlete in the dictionary, a picture of Dr. Maurice Roulhac should be beside it.

A 1983 graduate of JU, Roulhac was a star for the Dolphins on the court and in the classroom. And as a native of Jacksonville and a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School, he took great pride in representing JU and his hometown.

On the floor, he was the leader for the Dolphins at point guard. In the classroom, he was making a 3.9 grade point average en route to a degree in biology and a spot in medical school.

The Sun Belt Conference “Freshman of the Year” in 1980, Roulhac finished his JU career ninth on the all-time steals list with 115. His stellar career culiminated with CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 1983.

He was also captain clutch at the free-throw line. He led the team in free throw percentage all four seasons, hitting 84.6 percent during his freshman campaign.

While having a stellar collegiate basketball career is nice, Roulhac didn’t just hang his hat on his laurels.

With his degree in hand, Roulhac went onto medical school and became one of the top vascular surgeons in the country. Currently based in North Carolina, Roulhac is one of the most in-demand surgeons in his specialty.

“Maurice embodies everything that is good about college athletics,” said JU director of athletics Alan Verlander. “He was blessed to be a talented basketball player and used his talents to get an athletic scholarship to get his education. He’s a tremendous role model for current and future student-athletes to see the tremendous opportunity available to them.”

Roulhac’s JU Career Highlights
1,000 Point Club Member
- With 1,005 points in his career, Roulhac is 27th on the school’s all-time scoring list.

Playing with Legends
- Roulhac was the star that played with two of the legends in JU basketball history - James Ray and Otis Smith. He teamed with Ray to advance to the NIT in 1980 while taking Smith under his wing during the future NBA star’s freshman season.

Dr. Maurice Roulhac

Introduction by Gina Roulhac, Dr. Roulhac's wife

Acceptance Speech by Dr. Maurice Roulhac