Gibson is a senior cornerback on the Marist College Football team. Gibson has been recognized on the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll every year of his collegiate career. His commitment to academics is evident in his support to the surrounding Marist College community. Gibson has participated in “Sportsmanship Day” at Haviland Middle School as a panelist teaching middle school student about sportsmanship and the importance of academics. On a weekly schedule, Gibson volunteers with “R.E.A.L. Skills After School Program,” as a college mentor providing homework support and organizing activities.
Gibson regularly volunteers for the “Marist College Special Olympics,” “Meals on Wheels of Hyde Park,” and “Marist Student-Athlete Peer Mentor Program,” mentoring freshmen student-athletes in adjusting to life at Marist College and learning how to balance academics and athletics. Gibson is very proud of his volunteer efforts with the “White Ribbon Campaign.” This campaign requires volunteers to walk the Marist College campus in an effort to raise awareness of domestic violence and promote “healthy” love. He also regularly writes letters to local elementary school students as a part of the “Pen Pal Program with Ralph R. Smith Elementary School.”
Gibson is pursuing a Communications degree. He is currently carrying a 3.3609 grade point average.
Babers is senior on the Texas A&M University Volleyball team. Academically, Babers is preparing to be a teacher and has earned Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Honor Roll accolades in each of the last two years. She is a member of the Texas A&M Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll in each of the last five semesters.
In addition to her commitment to academic success, Babers extends herself to serve the community by participating in numerous philanthropies. As a member of the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team, Babers is responsible for community outreach. She also serves as a speaker, sharing testimonies at local schools and churches. In May, she joined 28 A&M student-athletes on a mission trip to Haiti to spread the gospel and do manual labor. Other charitable activities that Babers volunteers in are “Bryan Adult Learning Center,” assisting in ESL classes, “Aggies Move,” an initiative that teaches elementary children how to live active lives and stay healthy, and the “Science Olympiad,” a science competition for middle school and high school students from throughout Texas in which she helped with set up and take down, monitored and distributed tests, graded tests and was an overseer and judge for certain science competitions. She also regularly volunteers with “Aggies CAN,” canned food drive, “Brazos Valley Food bank,” packing family food boxes, and providing one-on-one and small group assistance to students at a local elementary school.
Babers is schedule to graduate this May 2017 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Teacher’s Certification. She has ambitions to become an elementary school teacher. Babers is carrying a 3.303 grade point average.