Saginaw Valley State University Athletics will be releasing a series of student-athlete spotlights, which will feature some of our Cardinal senior student-athletes from the 2019-20 academic year. Stay tuned to www.svsucardinals.com to get to know our SVSU seniors a bit more.
Next up in our series is Women's Soccer student-athlete Brianna Bishop. Brianna is a native of DeWitt, Michigan and has been a member of the program for the past four seasons. She has played in 50 matches, starting 46 of them as a defender for the Cardinals. Bishop has helped lead SVSU to one NCAA Division II Tournament appearance (2018) and a pair of GLIAC Tournament Championship Match appearances in 2017 and 2019.
Brianna's favorite memory while competing for Saginaw Valley State University was her junior year when the Cardinals made the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Her favorite road trip was when the team took a preseason trip to Canada in 2019.
Bishop's favorite spot on campus is the fourth floor of the library. She is an exercise science major who is set to graduate in May 2020. After graduation, Brianna is set to do an internship with Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit for cardiac rehab and stress tests. Once she has completed the recommended hours, she will take the ACSM exam to become a clinical exercise physiologist.
Brianna Bishop on her time as a student-athlete at Saginaw Valley State University
"SVSU has felt like home these past four years and I couldn't be more grateful for that. I've learned a lot and have been able to grow from this experience in more ways than I could think of. I wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of my family and coaches!"
SVSU Women's Soccer Head Coach Michael O'Neill on Brianna Bishop...
"Bri is a warrior in every sense of the word. She has had her fair share of injury setbacks in her time here but that has never stopped her from giving you 110% and fighting to the very end. Bri has been a catalyst for our strong defensive record these last four years and we will miss her immensely, both on and off the field."