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Nick Kristock





Kristock graduated with his undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management last spring. He was named Oakland University Student Leader of the Year and Human Relations Award (exemplifing superior academic and co-curricular achievement by a graduating senior) recipient in 2013. He was a three-time Summit League Academic Honor Roll and he graduated with honors, posting a 3.84 GPA.


Kristock is the first-ever student-athlete to be awarded The Human Relations Award given to the student that has made an outstanding contribution to intergroup understanding and conflict resolution of the university. Captain of the team, he is described as one of the top leaders Coach Pogue has ever had.“Nick is without a doubt one of the finest young men and student-athletes to ever walk on the field for Oakland University,” said OU men’s soccer coach Eric Pogue. “We are all better coaches and better people for being a part of this young man’s life. Nick is a very deserving candidate.”


Kristock biggest community service achievements lie in Gigs For Good and Mission 50. Nick is the President and Founder of the non-profit organization that funds Christian missionaries around the globe. He also recently founded Mission 50K, a service based movement that is seeking to accrue 50,000 service/volunteer hours in a 6 month span. He plans on this being one of the largest, organized, crowd-sourced volunteer initiatives. Grizzly Alliance is a new student program that seeks to co-mingle student organizations and spread awareness about organization events on and off campus. Some of his other community service projects include; Older Person’s Commission Volunteer, Meals on Wheels Volunteer, Pontiac Salvation Army Daycare Volunteer, Salvation Army Bell Ringing Volunteer, Michigan Great Amazing Race Volunteer Committee, Volunteer Tutor, Organized Care Packages for Operation Gratitude, Be the Match (National Bone Marrow Foundation) Volunteer, OUCARES Soccer Clinic for children with Autism.


Kristock played in 11 games for the Golden Grizzlies in 2012, making one start. He was elected team captain and helped Oakland capture The Summit League regular-season championship with a league record of 5-1-1. A native of Novi, Mich., Kristock played in 47 matches for the Golden Grizzlies over three seasons. He is part of two championships (2010, ‘12), and helped OU advance to the NCAA tournament in 2010