Craig Curk’s love of the game of soccer extended into his college years at Xavier University in Norwood, Ohio near Cincinnati in the United States. The Xavier Musketeers are a Division I team, and Curk was goalkeeper for the Musketeers from 1979 to 1980. Craig Curk’s time at Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio led him naturally into his enrollment at Xavier, a Jesuit Catholic University which is the sixth oldest Catholic and fourth oldest Jesuit university in the United States. Xavier specializes in the undergraduate liberal arts education, and currently enrolls almost 4,500 undergraduates and 2,165 graduates. Xavier University’s roots go deep into a time before the establishment of the United States, when Ohio was part of the Northwest Territory of the New World, when Xavier was the first Catholic institution of higher learning in the entire Territory. Xavier was established in 1831 to be an exclusively male college for Cincinnati, originally dubbed The Athenaeum until 1840 when the Society of Jesus took over and changed its name to St. Xavier College to honor the 16th century Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier. The school finally became Xavier University in 1930.
Between the City of Cincinnati, Ohio and the City of Norwood, Ohio in the United States, the campus of Xavier University covers 190 acres, where residential and academic facilities were utilized by student Craig Curk upon his enrollment in 1979. Curk would eventually earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in 1983 from Xavier’s Williams College of Business.