U of I Vandals of the Week (Feb.23, 2021)

MOSCOW - University of Idaho freshman Morgan Flynn and senior Michael McCausland were recently named Vandals of the Week for their continued excellence on the field and in the classroom.

Flynn, a midfielder for the soccer team from Canada, has achieved a 4.0 cumulative GPA while pursuing a degree in in Exercise Sport Science with a focus in Pre-Physical Therapy.

"My favorite class was critical health issues," said Flynn. "It was with Dr. Helen Brown and it was absolutely amazing."

"The biggest adjustment from high school was time management. Being able to stick to a schedule has always been tricky, so learning those skills through soccer and applying them in the classroom has been beneficial."

Flynn plans on going to PT school after she completes her undergrad.

McCausland, a cross country and distance runner from Portland, has earned a 3.71 cumulative GPA while working towards a degree in Operations Management.

"My favorite class right now is my system and simulations class," McCausland said. "We started a real-world project, and I am happy to have resume experience that I can have for the future."

"I am one of two seniors on the team right now, and so being a leader right now has affected how I work with my teams."

McCausland plans on entering the tech industry after his academic career.

Both student-athletes were appreciative of the recognition for their continued dedication in the classroom.

"It definitely pays-off," said McCausland. "To be recognized for something more than your athletic ability always feels good."

"Being recognized is a little bit of a big deal for me," Flynn added. "It is nice to be recognized for our efforts on and off the field, and especially in the classroom."