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.
|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|