BREVARD COUNTY – Earning a degree isn’t just about time spent in the classroom, and one graduate perfectly embodies that sentiment.

Since moving from Denmark to attend Florida Institute of Technology, Thomas Steenberg has been keeping busy. His titles include: Summa Cum Laude from Florida Tech in the Spring of 2018 with a 3.97 grade point average in global management and finance; 2018 Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Distinguished Scholar; Florida Tech Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year; and Google Cloud Academic All-American At-Large.

According to Florida Tech, Mr. Steenberg also earned Dean’s List honors each semester during his time at Florida Tech and was a four-time member of the FIT Athletic Director’s Honor Roll as well as the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Earlier this summer, Mr. Steenberg made history with Florida Tech by becoming the college’s first student-athlete to be honored as Sunshine State Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his efforts in swimming at Florida Tech.

“Thomas is a great example of what we want each athlete to strive for,” said David Dent, Florida Tech Head Swim Coach. “He really encompassed the term ‘Student-Athlete.’ His success in the classroom was due to his hard work and dedication, which was also shown in the water.

“Thomas stood out because of his professionalism, and dedication towards academic and athletic success,” Mr. Dent added.

According to Florida Tech officials, Mr. Steenberg held the role of team captain for Florida Tech’s men’s swimming team during both his junior and senior seasons, and he also served on his team’s leadership council for two seasons.

Outside of athletics, Mr. Steenberg spent time volunteering at a local retirement home, assisting in community and engagement activities. He also gave his time as a math and English tutor for grade school students.

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