2017-18 Degree Completion Recipients


The number one goal of the Department of Athletics is graduation.  The creation of a degree completion scholarship program aims to assist student-athletes in achieving this goal. The Cardinal Cabaret Auction will serve as the source for funding this program, which aims to provide some level of scholarship to student-athletes in their pursuit of a degree.  Support for the Cardinal Cabaret Auction comes in many forms:  local and regional businesses through sponsorship, advertising and donations; attendance by SVSU faculty, staff, and Cardinal Athletic Club members; attendance by parents of past, present and future student-athletes and members of the local community.
Student-athletes may qualify for this award if they are within one calendar year of graduation, have earned a cumulative GPA of a 2.2 and have demonstrated character and leadership in their career as a Cardinal Athlete.  In totality, over $40,000 in degree completion aid was awarded to 11 student-athletes who received scholarship assistance for 2016-17. The average GPA of the recipients was 3.46.

* - Proceeds from the 11th-annual Cardinal Cabaret Auction, taking place on April 8, 2017, will provide degree completion scholarships for student-athletes who have exhausted their athletic eligibility but have classes remaining. 

Name Sport Major Graduation Date
Shelby Watts Women's Soccer   Elementary Education  December 2017
Alan Barnett Football   Management  May 2017
Ashley Henderson  Women's Soccer   Health Science  May 2017
Juan Soto  Football   Management   December 2017
Ana Pico Garcia  Women's Tennis   Graphic Design  December 2017
Josh Howell  Men's Soccer   Mechanical Engineering  December 2017
Wade Gelhaus  Men's Basketball   Mechanical Engineering  December 2017
Andrea Brigham  Volleyball   Management  December 2017
Claire Spleth  Women's Soccer   Exercise Science  December 2017
Chad Carson  Baseball   Nursing  May 2018
Joe Craven  Football   Excercise Science  December 2017
Brad Odeman Jr.  Football   Communication  December 2017
Garrett Soule  Baseball   Management May 2018 
Landon Kresnak  Football   Criminal Justice  December 2017
Zach Hadorn  Football   Exercise Science   May 2018
C.J. Turnage  Men's Basketball   Health Science  December 2017
Erica Wysocki  Women's Swim & Dive   Exercise Science  May 2018
Troy Watson Men's Soccer   Communication December 2017 
Caleb Davis  Men's Basketball   Finance  May 2017
Matt McKoy  Football   Exercise Science  December 2017
David Nay  Football   Health Science  December 2017
Louis Barrow  Men's Soccer   Exercise Science  December 2017
Izabella Ismailova  Women's Tennis   International Business   
Tanner Peltier  Men's Swim & Dive   Computer Science  December 2017
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