2016-17 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
Morgan Eddy Volleyball Nursing April, 2017

Dylin Eschenburg Baseball Exercise Science  April, 2017

Damon Bozeman Men's Basketball Health Science December, 2016

Presley Tibbetts Women's Soccer Management August, 2016

Maddison Smith Women's Soccer Nursing December, 2016

Erin Doud Women's Tennis Criminal Justice December, 2016

Luke Valutis Baseball Professional Accountance December, 2016

Sidney Bischer Women's Track & Field Graphic Design August, 2017

Bailey Magsig Baseball Marketing December, 2016

Mikayla Silm Women's Basketball Pre-Occupational Therapy

Rich Guglielmi Baseball Business December, 2016