Nov. 16, 2017
Each year at Marquette University, hundreds of student-athletes compete at the highest level for their respective sport. While the majority of people will notice their on-field accomplishments, often the individuals' efforts off the field remain un-publicized.
One of the many groups at Marquette University that is dedicated to assist and honor Marquette student-athletes is the Academic Support Staff. Beginning in September and running through April, the Academic Support Staff will pick four student-athletes that consistently excelled academically, athletically and in the community.
Caroline Fink - Women's Soccer
Caroline is a captain and senior on the women’s soccer team, with a double major in Elementary & Middle School Education, and Communications Studies. More impressively, she currently has a cumulative GPA of 4.0 during her time here at Marquette. If you are keeping score, that is a perfect GPA, and all the grades she has earned at Marquette are A’s. She is also highly involved in the leadership and development of her peer student-athletes by being a co-facilitator for the MAGIS Mentor Program. Her involvement has been instrumental in growing this program, and in insuring the mentors and their mentees are connected to each other and to the outcomes of the program as a whole.
Monique Felix - Women's Track & Field
Monique is a junior on the Track & Field team, competing in the pentathlon and heptathlon, where she is the back-to-back Big East Champion in both events. She is double-majoring in Finance and International Business, with a minor in Spanish, and will be participating in a study-abroad program in China over the winter break. Monique will be the student-athlete keynote speaker at the annual Blue & Gold Auction dinner in December, honoring scholarship donors and their contributions to Marquette Athletics. She is also the recipient of the Marquette College of Business Alumni Association Scholarship, and recently addressed that group at their annual gathering. Monique was selected as a Big East delegate to the NCAA Leadership Conference this month in Washington, DC. In addition, Monique volunteers at local road races, triathlons and track meets, and held an internship position at Harley Davidson in their Finance Excellence program, and provided Spanish translation services for a local accounting and finance business. Monique is also a facilitator on STAR, and Vice President of Communications for SAAC.
Brad Eagan – Men's Track & Field, Cross Country
Brad is a junior on the Men’s Cross Country and Track teams, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Brad is participating in the Magis Mentor program, where he is matched with an incoming freshman to encourage their potential for high academic achievement while making the transition to college academics and Division I athletics. In addition, Brad is working in conjunction with Marquette Engineering and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design on the DaVinci I initiative, where mechanical engineering and industrial design students work side-by-side to tackle real-world design challenges. Brad has been active in the Big Brothers organization, and Marquette’s Campus kitchens, as well as volunteering at various local road races as support along the route.
Henry Mierzwa – Men's Track & Field, Cross Country
Henry is a junior on the Men’s Cross Country and Track teams, double-majoring in Information Systems and Marketing in the College of Business. Henry is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Business Honor Society, as well as his team’s SAAC representative, and a participant in STAR (Students Taking Active Roles) and STAR 2.0 Leadership development programs in Athletics. Henry has served as a College of Business ambassador, reaching out to newly-admitted freshmen with advice and guidance regarding their college experience. Most recently, Henry has been instrumental in determining how the STAR program can continue to grow and serve upperclassmen and best ready them for transition to the workplace.