May 2, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. –
The Monogram Club awarded postgraduate scholarships to University of Notre Dame senior Monogram winners Stephanie Myers (El Paso, Texas) and Christopher Iverson (Dubuque, Iowa) at the athletics department’s annual O.S.C.A.R.S. Awards Banquet Wednesday night.
Each student-athlete receives a one-time, nonrenewable grant of $5,000 to attend graduate school.
Myers (’12, fencing) and Iverson (’12, student manager) were presented with their awards by Monogram Club executive director Beth Hunter, as well as student-athletes Grace Hartman (fencing) and Kevin Schipper (track).
Iverson, a two-year manager with the football team (2009-11), currently serves as senior manager for women’s tennis and will graduate in May 2012 from the University’s College of Science with a degree in science business. He plans to attend medical school in the fall at the University of Iowa.
“Chris has been such an easy manager to work with because of his personality and his attention to detail,” Notre Dame women’s tennis head coach Jay Louderback said. “He is very deserving of this award.”
Iverson owns a 3.796 cumulative grade point average and has been a Dean’s List member in six of his seven semesters at Notre Dame.
When not assisting the women’s tennis program with its day-to-day activities, he is an active member of the South Bend community. Iverson volunteers as both as Alzheimer’s caretaker and a nursing home assistant at Healthwin Specialized Care, and has spent the Christmas season teaming up with his fellow managers to gather donations, shop for presents, and help make the holidays memorable for local citizens through the Adopt A Family program. Iverson has worked with Notre Dame’s Bold and the Beautiful program for the past few years, which benefits the Pediatric Outpatient Program at South Bend’s Memorial Hospital.
While at Notre Dame, he also has served as a lector with Notre Dame’s Morrissey Hall Ministry, is active with the Knights of Columbus and has mentored students as a basketball coach with the Special Olympics.
Myers will graduate in May 2012 from Notre Dame’s College of Science/Arts and Letters with a degree in biological sciences and sociology. She plans to enroll in Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall.
She has accumulated a 3.73 grade point average and has been a Dean’s List honoree in three semesters at Notre Dame. She serves as a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society – an international organization for collegiate sociology students – and is a four-year member of the University’s biology club.
Myers has accumulated a 37-35 (.514) career record in epee as a four-year contributor to the Irish fencing team. She earned a Monogram as a senior in 2012 after starting her career as a walk-on member of the team.
“Stephanie is a kind of the athlete who can dominate not only on the fencing strip but also in any academic discussion, especially if it is related with microbiology,” Notre Dame fencing head coach Janusz Bednarski said. :Do not challenge her for a duel on either field.”
In addition to her academic and athletic commitments, Myers serves as lector for Pangborn Hall and also has worked as a member of the dormitory’s freshman orientation program. She is an active part of the annual Domer Doggy Walk, sponsored by the University’s Pre-Veterinary Club, which raises money for the Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) of St. Joseph County. In her hometown of El Paso, Myers also volunteers with the Animal Rescue League and has assisted with the facility’s adoption program and vaccination clinic.
The Monogram Club postgraduate scholarships have been given to one male and one female student-athlete since the 2008-09 academic year. Thomas Bemenderfer (football) and Mallorie Croal (Volleyball) received the first set of scholarships in 2009, while Tim Andree (basketball) and Cosmina Ciobanu (tennis) took home the honors in 2010. Tyler Davis (tennis) and Erin Marrone (softball) earned post-graduate scholarships in 2011.