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    Justin Blatner
    Justin Blatner

    Graduate Assistant

    First Season


    Northwestern Names March Sports Performance Athletes of the Month

    Tyler Miller of men's soccer, Kristin Wirtz of field hockey earn honor


    Northwestern Names February Sports Performance Athletes of the Month

    Peter Beasley, Nandi Mehta of the Wildcats' soccer programs earn honor


    Northwestern Names December Sports Performance Athletes of the Month

    Charlie Rimkus of men's swimming, Alicia Gurrieri of women's fencing earn honor

    Justin Blatner is in his first year as a Graduate Assistant with the Northwestern Sports Performance Department. Blatner oversees men's soccer, men's swimming, diving, and women's fencing while also assisting with men's basketball and wrestling.

    Blatner came to Northwestern after interning 8 months at North Carolina State University primarily assisting with men's basketball, men's baseball, and wrestling. He was also the lead for coaching Cheerleading workouts in the spring and diving in the fall. The men's basketball team finished in the Sweet 16 and men's baseball made it to the NCAA Super-Regionals during his internship.

    Prior to Blatner's time at North Carolina State, he spent the summer of 2011 interning as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach for Minnesota Twins rookie ball affiliate in Elizabethton, Tenn.

    A native of Pullman, Wash., Blatner graduated in May 2011 from Washington State University earning a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and a second bachelor's degree in economics. While at Washington State he was a volunteer student coach for four years assisting in some facet with all 15 Division 1 sports.

    Blatner holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and USA Weightlifting as a USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. He is currently pursuing a master's of sports administration at Northwestern University.