A big change in the weather. Steady rain, high winds and plunging temperatures. Before turning the horses out, I tried the new blanket on Seamus and love it. All kinds of opportunities for adjustment.
Grgas Honored with State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award
ST. LOUIS - Illinois State junior goalkeeper Dani Grgas was named one of 12 recipients of the fall 2022 State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.
Grgas, a native of Henderson, Nevada, carries a 3.92 GPA with a major in business administration and management. She appeared in seven games for the Redbirds during the 2022 season, including four starts in the net. She posted Illinois State's only clean sheet of the year in a 0-0 draw with Valparaiso at Adelaide Street Field Oct. 6. Off the field, Grgas is the president of Illinois State's Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and is also a member of Redbirds 4 Change, a group dedicated to bringing positive change in Athletics, on ISU's campus and in the community. She is involved in other volunteer opportunities with FC Central Illinois, Play4Kay, Bring it Back to Normal, Midwest Food Bank and ISU Pen Pals, among others.
In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service. The Valley recognizes 36 student-athletes annually. Institutions select their State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award honorees.
Grgas is the eighth player in program history to be honored with the award. It is the third straight season that a Redbird soccer player has received the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award after Natalie Vaughn-Low (2020-2021) and Ashley Santos (2021) were honored previously.