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Register's Elbert: UI athletes go pro in finance, science

UI volleyball standout Emily Hiza will graduate with a 3.95 grade-point average in finance and marketing and will start a job this summer with St. Charles Capital, a boutique investment bank in Denver.

UI volleyball standout Emily Hiza will graduate with a 3.95 grade-point average in finance and marketing and will start a job this summer with St. Charles Capital, a boutique investment bank in Denver.

May 11, 2009


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    DES MOINES - "Meet Emily Hiza and Nick Kolegraff," wrote David Elbert in an article that appeared in the Mother's Day editions of the Des Moines Register.

    "People might want to know them someday.

    "Both are seniors and played sports at the University of Iowa. Hiza, of Swink, Colo., was captain of the Iowa volleyball team. Kolegraff, of Milford, was a wrestling reserve.

    "To paraphrase an NCAA commercial from the March basketball tournaments, Hiza and Kolegraff are among 380,000 student athletes who will go pro in something in other than sports.

    "As graduation nears, they appear to be early leaders in a game of career management in what looks to be a rough rebuilding season for business.

    Hiza will graduate with a 3.95 grade-point average in finance and marketing and will start a job this summer with St. Charles Capital, a boutique investment bank in Denver.

    "Kolegraff, who majored in computer science and statistics and had an internship last year with a New York hedge fund, has an interview next month with the National Security Administration.





    The two were among 82 athletes honored recently at the 29th annual U of I Senior Student Athlete Recognition Banquet in Des Moines. The Polk County I-Club puts on the dinner at the Des Moines Club for Hawkeye athletes who are about to enter the work world.


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    "The two were among 82 athletes honored recently at the 29th annual U of I Senior Student Athlete Recognition Banquet in Des Moines. The Polk County I-Club puts on the dinner at the Des Moines Club for Hawkeye athletes who are about to enter the work world.

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