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Student-Athlete of the Month

​​​​​​​​​​​The Friar Student-Athlete of the Month Program honors student-athletes who have distinguished themselves academically. This award acknowledges the challenges that student-athletes face in balancing academic and athletic success, while also making positive contributions to the campus community and beyond. 

Each month one (1) male and one (1) female student-athlete will be chosen from a pool of nominees and recognized for his and her dedication to academic improvement, academic achievement, and/or commitment to the academic process. The Friar Student-Athlete of the Month Program celebrates the great gift that is education, and what it means to be a STUDENT-athlete. ​

Winners of the award have included, but are not limited to, the following reasons: 

  • Commitment to study hall
  • Commitment to tutoring
  • Academic improvement
  • Academic excellence
  • Challenging oneself in the classroom
  • Excellent summer work

​To view 2015-2016 Student-Athletes of the Month​, please click here​.

​Student-Athlete of​​ the Month

September 2017​ ​

Ny-Asia Franklin, 2019
Women's Basketball
Major: Sociology
Hometown: East Orange, New Jersey
Kasper Bj​​​orkqvist, 2020
Men's Ice Hockey
Major: Management
Hometown: Espoo, Finland