Mueller honoured by Universtiy of Iowa


More honours for Petrolia’s Marissa Mueller.

The track and field athlete was named the Hawkeye of the Year at the University of Iowa which encompasses the athletics department core values of “WIN, GRADUATE, DO IT RIGHT.”

Mueller is a multiple recipient of Dean’s List and President’s List honors, as well as multiple Academic All-Big Ten and Distinguished Scholar awards. After her final season throwing the javelin for the Hawkeyes, she plans to attend the University of Oxford in England with her Rhodes Scholarship where she will complete a Master’s in Neuroscience. After that, she’ll head to Harvard for a dual program with the prestigious university and MIT. Only 24 people in the world selected for the fully-funded MD/PhD dual program .

The university noted Mueller not only excelled on the field and in the classroom, she participated in over 1,000 hours of community service during her time at Iowa. She was also involved in the research department, was a senator on the University Student Government and served as the president of the athletic association.