SAAC Hosts Annual Talent Show
April 11, 2014
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held its second annual student-athlete talent show on Wednesday evening at the Al McGuire Center, which featured Golden Eagles from nine of MU’s 16 varsity sports.
"This the second year we have held a student-athlete talent show in honor of National Student-Athlete Day,” said former women’s volleyball player Rachel Stier, Marquette’s SAAC president for the 2013-14 academic year. “The involvement grew this year as we saw more teams share their marvelous talents. The talent show gave us the opportunity to all come together outside of competition."
Stier’s classmate and teammate, Elizabeth Koberstein, took home the top honors on Wednesday with superb renditions of The Seed (by Lennon and Maisy Stella) and Wake Me Up (by Avicii), which featured the men’s track and field thrower Patrick Stuart on the guitar.
For those not involved with the talent show, SAAC charged $1 for all other student-athletes and $2 for staff members to attend the event, with all proceeds going to the Blue and Gold Scholarship Fund.
"We thought it would be a great opportunity to give back to the program that provided us with so many fantastic opportunities at Marquette,” SAAC vice president John Mau said. “Our hope is to grow this event into a staple in the Marquette community, raising money for the Blue & Gold Fund."
Before Koberstein and Stuart were crowned winners, the final three included women’s lacrosse and women’s track and field/cross country.
Other acts included women’s soccer, men’s soccer, Jake Richard of men’s lacrosse and William Hennessy of men’s cross country and track and field.