MILWAUKEE – male tennis player Shady Khalafallah is the Baird Blue & Gold Student-Athlete of the Month for October 2021, as selected by Marquette Athletics varsity and student program staff.
Khalafallah is a senior on the men’s tennis team, specializing in physiological sciences. He won the Dean’s List, BIG EAST All-Academic Team Honors, and the Director of Athletic Honor Roll each semester. He was an associate researcher at the Midwestern Cardiovascular Research Foundation, where he also co-authored a review article on venous stent deployment, published in the journal JAAC Cardiovascular Interventions. Most recently, he spent the summer as a research associate working with dementia patients in Chicago, in partnership with Rush Medicine and Yale University, studying the use of art therapy. with patients with dementia.
Khalafallah is also a peer tutor for science classes at the university center with university services, and has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters. He volunteered in the emergency room at Aurora Medical Center and, starting in January 2021, volunteered at the Aurora COVID Vaccination Clinic and with CovidgivingMKE, a fundraising project for the efforts of COVID relief in Milwaukee. After graduation he plans to attend medical school and now is the application process.
Blue and Gold Student Athletes of the Month 2021-2022:
September: Lauren Neiheisel, cross country / women’s track and field
October: Shady Khalafallahmen’s tennis