When he’s not representing Canisius on the soccer field, Bjarki Benediktsson can be found tutoring History and Writing for the GRIFF Center’s Tutoring Services. A native of Iceland, Bjarki transferred to Canisius from Boston University to play soccer and pursue his MBA.

Bjarki is a star both on and off of the soccer field, having been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year while playing at BU, and making the MAAC All-Academic Team for the last two years.

Bjarki notes that his favorite part of tutoring is “being able to help students who are in need.”

He plans to continue tutoring and playing soccer for Canisius for one more year, as he finishes up his Master’s degree.

When asked why he loves Canisius, Bjarki couldn’t name just one reason: “The relaxed atmosphere, small classes, and friendly professors.”