2017 – Mika Nervick

Mika Nervick embodies the highest standards of personal character, scholarship and selflessness found among college hockey’s best. Beyond the ice, Quinnipiac University’s senior forward displays an unrivaled warmth, passion and sense of purpose as the team’s Community Service Coordinator. Her outreach to students, administrators and community leaders in support of numerous causes, most notably the promotion of mental health awareness and the mentorship of at-risk high school students, demonstrates a unique ability to think big, clearly communicate ideas and inspire people. During the past year, Nervick helped raise thousands of dollars and personally developed and initiated a department-wide mentorship program. Coordinating almost 50 Quinnipiac student-athlete volunteers, Nervick helms a program that addresses the issues of leadership, motivation and self-confidence with over 100 at-risk students from a local high school.