Each month, the Student-Athlete Support Services Office will recognize one male and one female student-athlete for their academic achievements. The academics staff will nominate worthy candidates and the winners are determined by a number of factors evaluated on a monthly basis. These factors include, but are not limited to, outstanding test results, GPA improvements, demonstrating model study habits, participating in community service activities, and/or positive overall grade reports for a given semester.

September 2013

Dn Cherry from the Women’s Track and Field team has been named the September Female Seahawk of the Month. Dn has played an instrumental role on the Student-Athlete Advisor Committee. As a member of the SAAC board and also overseeing the Community Service subcommittee, Dn has partnered with the Police Athlete League to help coordinate volunteer efforts for UNCW student-athletes. Dn has also implemented a weekly SAAC newsletter which will be distributed to all student-athletes and athletic department staff members. Will Libous, Women’s Track and Field Academic Coordinator and SAAC supervisor, nominated Dn and states “Dn brings a great work ethic to SAAC and has become a role model and source of information for other student-athletes looking to make a difference within the UNCW and Wilmington community, all while maintaining good grades in the classroom.”

Mateo Cardona from the Men’s Soccer team has been named the September Male Seahawk of the Month. Mateo is a standout soccer player from Columbia. Mateo is a Recreation Major with a concentration in Sports Leadership. While currently in season, Mateo has shown significant academic improvement. He has shown an improvement in organization, study habits and frequents Hoggard Hall for Study Hall. His hard work and dedication to his studies, as well as to his team, signifies what it means to be a Seahawk. Katie Moore from the Academic Support Staff states “I have seen a significant improvement in his studies as well as his overall attitude. He is working hard every night in study hall and his grades are reflecting the improvement. I am proud of his accomplishments and his hard work and dedication.”