Daniel Obarski, University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida kicker Daniel Obarski, a junior majoring in industrial engineering, has been named a Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete.

Obarski, who is from Chandler, Arizona, has a 3.24 grade-point average. He has been named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team and plans to continue his education and get a master’s degree in engineering management. On the field, Obarski has excelled as the Knights’ kicker.

“My goal is to first get an internship next summer in a technical/engineering sales company,” Obarski said. “Then, after graduation, I would like to continue in the area of sales. I am continuously discovering new opportunities that I can pursue as an industrial engineer and am looking forward to getting some real-world experience.”

The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.

“What an incredible collection of student-athletes, who demonstrate their leadership on the field and in the classroom while tackling challenging subjects that prepare them for the future,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “We are thrilled to honor these student-athletes for their dedication and success.”

For the two teams that participate in the 2021 Military Bowl, 3M will make a donation in the name of each school’s Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program representative to their school’s general scholarship fund, designated to be used by a STEM major from an under-represented population.

“3M is excited to recognize these outstanding students pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields,” said Skip Driessen, Director of 3M Government Markets. “We know how hard these scholar-athletes have worked on the field and in the classroom and look forward to their continued success.”