05/09/2013 – The Joseph Baker and Sr. Helen Louise Brogger Awards are given annually to a male and female senior student athlete who meets the three requirements established by the alumni board. These requirements are academic strength, service to others and athletic involvement and success. This year's recipients are exemplary in meeting these requirements.
JOSEPH BAKER AWARD
Andrew Libs – Andrew was a graduate of Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard High School and a four year letter winner for the Saints cross country and track & field teams. A six-time NAIA Academic All-American, Libs' leadership has been a key ingredient in making the men's cross country team a national power. Andrew captained the cross teams the past two seasons and led them to two conference titles and a fifth place finish at Nationals in 2012. Libs was just as successful in the classroom where he earned a 3.50 G.P.A. while majoring in Biology and minoring in Mathematics and Physics. Andrew also was active in Service Learning, Tri-Beta, Alpha Epsilon Delta and Pi Mu Epsilon Math Society. Libs was also the Budget Director and an Executive Board member of the Aquinas College Student Senate and did an internship at Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates. Andrew is the son of Jim and Jean Libs.
SR. HELEN LOUISE BROGGER AWARD
Clare Conway – Clare was a graduate of Grosse Pointe South High School and was a two-sport star for the Saints basketball and lacrosse teams. During her senior season, Conway averaged 8.2 points per game and 4.1 rebounds and was Aquinas' Champion of Character representative for women's basketball. Clare sported a 3.4 G.P.A. while majoring in Sports Management and Business Administration. Conway also was involved in the Student Athlete Advisory Board (Vice-President) and the Grosse Pointe Tau Beta Philanthropic Sorority. Clare also found time to work at the Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center and was played a vital role in game management. Conway also held internships at the Buffalo Bills training camp, Meridan Health and the Aquinas College Athletic Department. Clare is the daughter of Robert and Mary Conway.
Carlie Giarmo - Carlie was a graduate of Monroe St. Marys High School and was a dominating force for the Saints softball team over the last four seasons. Giarmo amassed 49 wins and holds the school record for career strikeouts (425). Carlie was named to the All-WHAC First Team twice during her time on the mound for the Saints. Carlie carried a 3.3 G.P.A. while majoring in Political Science and Business Administration. Giarmo also was involved in the Student Athlete Advisory Board, Pre-Law Club, Model Arab League Team and the Aquinas College Political Science Club (POLIS). Carlie also worked for the Aquinas College Athletic Department and was a shift supervisor at Tim Horton's. Giarmo was a key figure this year in organizing the American Heart Association blood drive and spearheaded the work for the Strike Out Cancer game. Carlie is the daughter of Jack and Tracie Giarmo.