Kelsey Kivi and Austin Ridl Honored as September Student-Athletes of the Month

Kelsey Kivi and Austin Ridl Honored as September Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Kelsey Kivi (sideline cheer) and Austin Ridl (football) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for September 2021.

Kelsey Kivi is a senior student at MSHS and currently participates as the sole senior on the MSHS Varsity Cheer Team.

The fall sports season is certainly a busy time for Kelsey as she dual-participates as a member of both the MSHS Cheer Team and Marching Bands.  Her senior year marks her fourth as a simultaneous participant in each of these programs.

Academically, Kelsey is a three-year member of the honor roll.  Outside of school, Kelsey volunteers time as a Bay Cliff Camp Counselor and also participates in service activities with her fellow cheer teammates such as bagging groceries and helping with the Haunted Hayride.  She is also employed as a server at the Marquette Big Boy.

In her free time, Kelsey enjoys dancing, skiing and baking.  Her post-high school plans are to continue her education and pursue a degree in Architecture and Interior Design.  She also plans to receive a certificate in Cosmetology.

Austin Ridl is a senior captain on this year’s Varsity Football Team at MSHS and is in the midst of his third consecutive season as the team’s quarterback.  The team currently owns a 5-2 overall record and 3-1 mark in the Great Northern Conference (GNC).

As a junior, Austin had a standout football season.  He was named to the All-U.P. “Dream Team” and All-GNC teams in addition to also garnering All-State Honorable Mention accolades.  As a member of the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team last spring, Austin was a member of the 400-Meter Relay Team that set a new school record and was also a member of the 800-Meter Relay Team that captured first place at the MHSAA U.P. Track & Field Finals.

In the classroom, Austin maintains a 3.92 cumulative GPA, has made the honor roll each semester of his enrollment and is a member of the National Honor Society.  Outside of school, Austin works as a youth football official for Marquette County Youth Football and is a manager at Wake U.P., the school coffee shop at MSHS.

Austin’s post-graduation plans, both academically and athletically, have yet to be determined at this time but he intends on continuing both his education and football career in college.