Julian Marcon is a member of the NYIT men's tennis team and the recipient of both academic and athletics scholarships from the university.
To keep playing tennis at a fairly high level and on a regular basis while getting a degree. This is simply impossible back home, because university class schedules and the amount of work and study required to pass are just overwhelming. A bachelor's degree is typically three years in Belgium vs. four years here for the same number of courses. Coming to NYIT is also a great opportunity for me to experience studying abroad and to improve my English.
On the Court
My backhand and serve are my best shots. I believe my strength is to never give up. Tennis is a very mentally demanding sport, and I might often get nervous or shaky, but you will never see me give up.
Clubs and Activities
Member of NYIT's Student Athlete Advisory Committee and treasurer of the Student Government Association for the 2013-2014 academic year at NYIT-Old Westbury.
At the end of my first NYIT tennis practice two years agoalso the first practice ever of the men's team, as our program started when I camemy coach asked me to lead the team cheer, and I mispronounced "Bears" and said "beers" instead. This kind of anecdote happens all the time on our very international tennis team.
Get into a top U.S. graduate school. In the long term, I would love to work for a government agency such as the European Space Agency, which is the equivalent of NASA for Europe.
Best NYIT Experiences
Being a student-athlete on the men's tennis team. I am also proud to have been a member of the winning team for the Creative Contraptions Competition as a freshman.
Go-to Tech Devices
My iPhone follows me everywhere. My most used app is iStudiez Pro, which helps me stay organized for classes, homework, quizzes, and tests.
I am rarely seen at NYIT without my ...
Smile (maybe). I am at least trying to be in good mood as often as possible.
Roger Federer. He is, from an objective point of view, the best athlete of all time. Every one of his major victories gives me motivation for a long period of time.
Electronic music, such as house and trance.
My favorite dish doesn't have an English translation. It is called "tartiflette" and is made of potatoes, special Alps cheese, thinly sliced bacon, and onions.
French Alps for skiing. I also love Italy and Corsica (a French Island in the Mediterranean Sea).
AS A SENIOR IN 2012-2013: Went 3-6 in singles play and 20-9 in doubles action…defeated Lewis Deshawn in a singles play at Post University (March 3) at No. 5…had a three-game win streak (April 10-14)…played doubles mostly with Tomas Lieb at the No. 2 spot…had a nine-game win streak (Feb. 17- March 22).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012: Went 10-15 in singles play and 10-11 in doubles action ... played mostly at the No. 5 singles spot ... produced a mid-season three-match win streak (Apr. 3-5) ... played mostly with Dustin Wenchel ... went 8-8 ... posted a mid-season five-match win steak (Apr. 4-12) ... won 8-4 at the No. 1 spot at the NCAA East Regional (Apr. 30).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011: Went 3-7 in both singles and doubles play in his first year ... first win came against Stonehill (Mar. 27) 7-6, 6-3 at No. 2 singles … first win in doubles play came against Post (Mar. 29) 8-2 at No. 1.
AT ST. LOUIS COLLEGE: A 2010 graduate.
PERSONAL: Son of Joelle and Rodi … enjoys playing sports, watching movies, and playing video games … member of the SAAC and the SGA … majoring aerospace engineering.
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