Superiorland Kiwanis honor Marquette Senior High School’s Brad Seaborg, Aurora Mlsna

From left are former Marquette Senior HIgh School athletic director Blaise Zimmer, MSHS boys track coach Kyle Detmers, Superiorland Kiwanis athletes of the month Brad Seaborg and Aurora Mlsna, MSHS girls soccer coach Jeff Collins and Superiorland Kiwanis President Neal Crothers. (Submitted photo)

MARQUETTE — The Superiorland Kiwanis have named Brad Seaborg and Aurora Mlsna the Marquette Senior High School Athletes of the Month for April.

Seaborg, the male athlete of the month, has excelled in track and field this spring, piling up medals in the hurdle events. He won the 300-meter hurdles in Iron Mountain and has also taken home a slew of second- and third-places in the 110 and 300 events. He is also the defending Upper Peninsula finals champion in the 300 hurdles.

Seaborg, a senior, also was an important player on the boys soccer team last fall that was U.P. champion, a distinction the team earned both years he was on the varsity squad.

Perhaps this school year’s best feat, though, was his individual state championship he won that helped the Redmen win the boys team title at the MHSAA Division 1 state alpine ski finals in February. He won his state title in slalom while he took fifth in the giant slalom. He’s been an all-state honoree in both events throughout his three years on the varsity ski team.

In the classroom, Seaborg carries a 3.03 grade-point average and is a four-time member of the honor roll.

Seaborg, who has volunteered for Cat Packs in the past, plans to attend Northern Michigan University.

Mlsna, the female athlete of the month, was cited for winning the award for her grit and leadership on the soccer pitch this spring.

She has led the Redettes as a team captain and anchor of the back line, playing the important center back position. She is known for giving maximum effort and maximum leadership throughout every game.

Mlsna, a senior, also excelled on the volleyball court last fall, earning second team all-conference honors and all-region honors.

She is a top-notch student, carrying a 4.28 GPA, to rank third in her class. She earned academic all-state honors in volleyball last fall and has been awarded the Academic Achievement Award each semester at MSHS.

Mlsna has also participated in multiple service opportunities through her membership in the National Honor Society and Key Club.

In the fall, she plans to pursue a degree in environmental science at Michigan State University.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.