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Marc Trasolini

Santa Clara
MBA; Bachelor's in Finance grad in March, 2012


Trasolini graduated Cum Laude with a 3.62 GPA in Finance from the prestigious Leavey School of Business in March 2012.  Trasolini, who was granted a fifth year this year after tearing his ACL, is now in his fourth quarter of work on his MBA in the Leavey School of Business, which is ranked No. 19 nationally (MBA) and had a 3.56 GPA in the Winter 2012 quarter. Trasolini was named to the Capital One Academic All-American third team nationally in 2013.  Trasolini is a three-time Capital One Academic All-District First Team member - he is the only player from the West Coast Conference and Pac-10 Conference to receive this honor three straight competition seasons in 2013. Trasolini has been named to the WCC Commissioner’s List All-Academic Silver List three times and the WCC Winter Academic List twice.  Trasolini was also named to the 2011 National Jesuit All-Academic Men’s Basketball Team.  Additionally, Trasolini served as the Finance Intern for Strategic Planning at Sony Play Station in the Summer of 2011.


Statement of Character from Santa Clara Head Coach Kerry Keating: “Marc exemplifies character in a student-athlete.  Having suffered a season-ending injury in front of his family and in his hometown of Vancouver on Santa Clara’s foreign tour entering his senior season (Sept., 2011), knowing he would be finished with his course work a full quarter early, it would have been easy to take the path of least resistance.  Earning a 3.62 GPA in Finance offered him plenty of opportunities to begin a fruitful career in the business sector in the city or country of his choosing.  Instead, he immediately turned his attention to surgery, rehab, and a pursuit of an MBA in the available time he had to take the fifth year and play this season. As a repeat All-West Coast Conference performer, he has established himself as one of the best players in the WCC, and this conflict in suffering the injury showed he is also one of the best persons as well.  He had surgery the following week and promptly turned himself into a coach for what would have been a successful senior season. On a team with no seniors and going through growing pains and struggles, Marc stayed the course, grew even more positive with his developing leadership role, and has returned this season even better than before. Character counts, and Marc exudes that. His teammates trust him, his classmates follow him, and his coaches love him.  On our annual trip to the Great America park to spend the day with Courageous Kids (kids with cancer) Marc has been front and center each year.  At 6-9 240, he is easily visible, but the kids feel his heart when he spends time with them because he is a good person, not because he is a basketball player and tall. Marc has been a fixture at our annual summer camp and relishes his role as teacher and role model, and has developed a comfort in being easily noticeable but has more so developed strength in being a role model and good citizen. I strongly recommend Marc for the Senior Class Award!”


Trasolini has been a central figure in Courageous Kids Day at Great America Park the past four years with his team each May (for kids with cancer).  He has also visited with kids with cancer at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford during the holidays.  Trasolini has encouraged walkers and helped with water/supplies at the past four years Walk 4 Pancreatic Cancer Walks on the SCU campus.  He participated in both the 2010 and ‘11 WCC Shoe Drive and the 2012 WCC T-Shirt Drive, collecting shoes and t-shirts and encouraging teammates and friends to do the same.  He has volunteered at the Santa Clara and Chinese League basketball camps.


A team captain this season – the Broncos are 21-11 overall and finished fourth in the nine-team WCC.  Trasolini has been named the WCC Player of the Week (Dec. 24, 2012); and MVP of both the CBE Classic and the 46th annual Cable Car Classic this year.  He is second on his team in scoring and leads the team in rebounding.  He is averaging 15.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg and 1.5 bpg.  He is No. 9 in school history with 1,609 points scored (and counting).  He has set the school record for games played and is No. 2 in career blocks.  He is in the top 10 in Bronco history in minutes played, games started, field goal percentage, field goals made and rebounds. He is tied for the SCU freshman blocked shots record. He was named to the WCC Honorable Mention team his sophomore year and to the All-WCC Freshman Team his rookie season.  A member of the Canadian Junior National team who travelled two summers with the team, Trasolini was a Finalist for the Canadian Collegiate Basketball Player of the Year in 2011.  He led his team to the CIT Post-Season title in 2011 and was named to the All-Tourney team.  He was named the WCC Player of the Week Feb. 28, 2011 when he scored his 1,000th point.