FGCU Athletics Teams with Northwestern Mutual for Academic Awards

The FGCU Sports Information Department and Athletic Academic staff will choose an Eagle as the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athlete of the Month. Factors in the selection for this honor will be a combination of superior athletic and overall academic success.

The Glenn Black Group, a member of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, works to help secure and enhance the financial success and well-being of families and businesses in Southwest Florida. In addition to offering access to risk management products and solutions, The Glenn Black Group can provide a variety of related products that can help solve personal, retirement, estate and business planning needs.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is the marketing name for the sales and distribution arm of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee Wisc. (Northwestern Mutual) and its subsidiaries.


2013-14 Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month
Month Name (Class) Sport
August Ally Kasun and Rodrigo Saravia Men's Soccer and Women's Soccer
September Kelly Perzanowski and Jake Sherwin  Women's Cross Country and Men's Golf 
October Whitney Masters and Jordi Vives  Women's Volleyball and Men's Tennis 
November Bettina Botha and Chase Fieler  Women's Tennis and Men's Basketball
December Stephanie Haas and Karen Vilario  Women's Basketball and Women's Swimming 
January Nate Hicks and Jenna Cobb Men's and Women's Basketball 
February Mike Murray and Sarah Hansen  Baseball and Women's Basketball 
March  Michael Suchy and Emma Svensson Baseball and Women's Swimming 
April Argeo Cruz and Chelsea Zgrabik  Men's Cross Country and Softball
May Kelsey Carpenter and Lance Lvovsky  Softball and Men's Tennis 


2012-13 Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month
Month Name (Class) Sport
September Michael Suchy and Anthi Chatzigiakoumi Baseball and Women's Basketball
October Lance Lvovsky and Shannen Wacker Men's Tennis and Women's Soccer
November Argeo Cruz and Georgia Price Men's Cross Country and Women's Golf
December Federico Crespo and Gigi Meyer Men's Soccer and Volleyball
January Brett Comer and Sarah Hansen Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball  
February Dean Tsamas and Brittany Kennedy Men's Tennis and Women's Basketball 
March  Brooks Beisner and Emma Svennson Baseball and Swimming & Diving
April Christophe Varidel and Joyce Iamstrong Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball
May  Rick Knapp and Kelsey Carpenter Baseball and Softball


2011-12 Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month
Month Name (Class) Sport
November Adam Glick and Gina Petracco Men's Soccer and Women's Soccer
December Argeo Cruz and Holly Youngquist Men's Cross Country and Volleyball
January Kelsey Jacobson and Christophe Varidel  Women's Basketball and Men's Basketball
February Maegan Butler and Emma Svensson Women's Swimming and Diving
March Sarah Hansen, Leah Daniel, and Jason Forjet Women's Basketball, Swim & Dive, Baseball
April Morgan Bechtel and Michael Beiler Women's Tennis and Men's Tennis
May Shelby Morgan and Brandon Pena Softball and Men's Golf