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2018-19 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 32 credit hours of graduation, have earned a cumulative GPA of a 2.2 and have demonstrated character and leadership in their career as a Cardinal Athlete. The award can be used towards completing the requirements for the first undergraduate degree (unless an undergraduate degree is not offered (e.g. Occupational Therapy). In totality, over $40,000 in degree completion aid will be awarded annually. For a complete list of qualifications for this award please seek out an application from the Athletic Academic Advisor. 
Proceeds from the 12th-annual Cardinal Cabaret Auction, which took place on April 7, 2018, provides degree completion scholarships for student-athletes who have exhausted their athletic eligibility but have classes remaining in the 2018-19 academic year.
Name Sport Major Graduation Date
Danielle Hamilton Softball Occupational Therapy  May 2019 
Courtney Reeves Softball Exercise Science May 2019 
Lauren Bachert Softball Nursing May 2019 
Anna Conard Softball Mathematics  December 2018 
Danielle Slonac Tennis Finance December 2018 
Kayla Trevino Women's Soccer Marketing December 2018 
Alexis Hilliard Women's Soccer Exercise Science December 2018 
Kristin Syrowik Women's Soccer Mechanical Engineering August 2018 
Melanie Soenksen Women's Swimming Occupational Therapy December 2019 
Mike Wells Jr. Men's Basketball Finance  December 2018 
Austin Carter Men's Golf Management December 2018 
Damaris Woods Football Criminal Justice December 2018 
Darby Meinecke Women's Track / XC Nursing December 2018 
Alicia Tomlin Women's Track / XC Nursing December 2018