Julian Lipinski ’18
Awards: Summa cum laude, Huether School of Business Outstanding Senior Award (Finance); Saint Rose of Lima Award (highest academic achievement); Academic All-American; Senior Class Scholar-Athlete Award; Northeast-10 Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Up next: Pursuing opportunities in New York City
Basketball brought Julian Lipinski across the seas, as he puts it, to Saint Rose. Here, he scored notable successes on the court and in the classroom. During his career, the Golden Knights made it to the NCAA Division II tournament twice. Lipinski, a standout forward, earned numerous honors, including inclusion on the exclusive Academic All-American team. His motivation: the energy from the crowd when he hit a shot in the packed Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium.
Lipinski also distinguished himself in the Finance program, landing several internships and earning the Ruggiero Honors Internship Scholarship, which made it possible for him to remain in the United States over the summer to take part in an internship in financial advising. He praises the warm welcome he has received here.
“Julian’s a guy who epitomizes what we’re looking for here at Saint Rose. Each year, he’s gotten better on the court. He’s always been a responsible student, he’s a great communicator. He’s also become prominent behind the scenes as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. To see him emerge as the leader of that group is really rewarding as a coach.” -- Brian Beaury, Saint Rose men’s basketball head coach