Feb. 26, 2012
Read a Recap of the 2011 Student-Athlete Talent Show
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EVANSTON, Ill. -- For the second straight year, the Northwestern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host the NU Student-Athlete Talent Show, a fun, free event open to the general public. The festivities will be held in the Ryan Family Auditorium inside the Technological Institute (2145 Sheridan Road) at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5.
"The Talent Show provides an excellent opportunity for Northwestern student-athletes to display their talents beyond the classroom and off of the playing field," said Alex Frank, a SAAC representative for the women's lacrosse program. "We are looking forward to having members of the Northwestern and Evanston communities join us for this event. Our hope is that they will be surprised by the quality of the amazing acts that we have lined up."
SAAC has once again recruited an exciting and entertaining panel of judges to critique the student-athlete performances. This year's guests include chemistry professor Eberhard Zwergel and sports performance coach Mike Schweigert as well as Corey Wootton, the former Wildcat football standout and current Chicago Bears defensive end.
In addition to the talent acts, the show also will feature a special guest performance by Northwestern a capella group The Freshman 15.
Last year's inaugural talent show featured a wide variety of acts, including vocal and instrumental performances, comedic sketches, rap artists and dance routines. Softball's Kristin Scharkey was crowned the winner following her coffee-shop-style acoustic rendition of Tyrone Wells' "Need."
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