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Student Profile: Marco Burgarello ’18

'The academics and athletics at Holy Cross have pushed me to become a better man on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.'
March 25th, 2015 by 

Tom Rettig


ACADEMICS Economics (intended major)

ACTIVITIES Varsity Baseball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

As the class valedictorian of your high school, and after being recruited by numerous athletic programs, why did you choose Holy Cross?

After coming here on an official visit for baseball, I quickly fell in love with the beautiful campus, hardworking and talented baseball players, and rigorous academics. I could not turn down the opportunity to be part of such a talented team and learn among so many diversely gifted students. I knew that the people at Holy Cross — my coaches, professors, and friends — would all have a positive impact on my life. In my first year courses — which include Economics, Accounting, History of Gender & Sports, Philosophy, and Anthropology — I’ve learned to appreciate the liberal arts learning that sets Holy Cross apart. This exposure to a wide range of subjects has provided me a broader range of knowledge that has helped me become more diversified. The academics and athletics at Holy Cross have pushed me to become a better man on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.

What has surprised you about Holy Cross?

Growing up in Arizona, I hadn’t really witnessed the seasons before — especially winter. It was shocking to come here and experience the massive amounts of snow. The blizzards have been tough — but they have created many memories. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to see what all four seasons look like. They are a part of Holy Cross’ beautiful campus — which I would not trade.

What has been your best experience at Holy Cross thus far?

Playing in my first collegiate game. I was blessed to play at Texas A&M in front of 6,000 people — an opportunity I will never forget.

What else would you say about your experience on the baseball team?

I have found that the baseball team is filled with many other student-athletes who are driven by similar mindsets and future goals as me. Because of this, we are all able to push each other while also building a brotherhood that will last a lifetime.

What would you like to do after graduation?

I plan to continue my baseball career and play professionally. After I am done playing, I would like to go into business and work my way up to become CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

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