Hope Senior Selected as Tribune Scholar-Athlete

Ike Muzikowski Joins Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team of 2010-2011

Tribune staff

3:33 p.m. CDT, June 25, 2011

The Tribune caps each school year by recognizing a group of Chicago-area seniors who rise above the rest in the classroom and on the fields of play. Among the 20 members of the 2010-2011 Scholar-Athlete Team, there are state champions and valedictorians, students headed to Ivy League schools and athletes bound for Division I programs.

Each Scholar-Athlete must be either in the top 10 percent of his or her class or score a 30 on the ACT, be named all-conference in at least one sport and be nominated by his or her school. If students meet both academic criteria, class rank is listed. Some schools do not rank their students; in those cases, ACT scores are listed.

Ike Muzikowski

Athletics: Three-time state qualifier and two-time All-State finisher in Class 1A cross-country; three-time state qualifier in 3,200-meter run and one-time qualifier in 3,200 relay for 1A state track meet; all-conference in soccer; kicker/punter for 1A state-qualifying football team; starting guard for two-time 1A regional champion basketball team.

Academics: Class valedictorian; 4.0 GPA; 33 on ACT.

College: Columbia University, New York, NY.

Major: Business/economics.

If I could trade places with one person for a day, it would be: Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bucket list: Attend a Barcelona vs. Real Madrid soccer game.

Favorite movie: “Good Will Hunting.”

Last book you read for fun: “The Brethren” by John Grisham.

Favorite sporting event: The World Cup.

Cubs or Sox: Yankees.

Hobbies: Chess, classical piano, reading, hip-hop dancing.

Best high school sports memory: Kicked game-winning field goal at midnight in triple overtime as a sophomore in the first game of our 8-1 season.

One word to describe your high school experience: Remarkable.