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    Student-Athlete Talent Show Supports Dance Marathon

    March 4, 2014

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    EVANSTON, Ill. -- On Monday, March 3, Northwestern's incredible student-athletes came together to show that their skills extend well beyond their respective playing fields, all for a great cause. The Wildcats Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C) raised over $3,150 for the Dance Marathon beneficiary - Team Joseph.

    "We are very proud of this year's show, and cannot thank enough all the people who put hard work into the event," said John Callahan, a member of the men's golf team and S.A.A.C Vice President. "The acts and judges were incredible from beginning to end. And most importantly, the partnership with DM and Team Joseph was a huge success. I think we were all moved by Marissa's speech, hearing that, combined with the results of the fundraising, really proved why were there last night."

    The annual event, held at Northwestern's Cahn Auditorium featured nine enthusiastic acts representing eight different teams. Nick Friar from the baseball team and Meghan McKeown from the women's basketball squad served as hosts. The esteemed panel of judges featured a pair of proud NU alums: Michael Wilbon, co-host of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption and Nick Roach, linebacker for the Oakland Raiders. Women's basketball assistant coach Allison Guth was the third member of the talented panel.

    Ali Herman from women's soccer claimed was the winner after she narrowly edged out men's basketball player Kale Abrahamson and his sister, Kaya. Representing the football team, Austin Carr, Joseph Jones and Matt Micucci teamed with Erin Donohoe to earn third place Monday.

    For highlights from the evening, please check out the video above. The entire show is also available by clicking the link and visiting the Northwestern Athletics YouTube page.

    Team Joseph is a non-profit organization whose mission is to aggressively fund cutting edge research to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. There is still time to donate to Dance Marathon and Team Joseph on behalf of Northwestern Athletics. CLICK HERE to make a donation before Friday, March 7. Student-athletes that raise $50-or-more in advance of the event will have an opportunity to dance for a three-hour segment at Dance Marathon.

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