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    NU Names January Sports Performance Athletes of the Month



    Feb. 10, 2014

    Evanston, Ill. -- Baseball team captain Jack Quigley and ace volleyball outside hitter Monica McGreal kick-off 2014 as Northwestern's January Sports Performance Athletes of the Month, Assistant A.D. for Sports Performance Jason Pullara announced Monday.

    "The Sports Performance staff is excited to honor Jack and Monica as both student-athletes have been outstanding role models and tremendous assets to their teams," Pullara said.

    Jack Quigley (Baseball)

    Jack Quigley has demonstrated unparalleled leadership, loyalty and work ethic befitting his role as senior captain of the baseball team. He holds himself and his teammates to high standards in the weight room, on the field, and in the classroom. "Quigs, appropriately nicknamed the stallion, brings a no-nonsense approach to each training session. He loves to push his physical limits, does everything that is asked of him to the best of his ability, and expects his teammates to do the same," said sports performance coach Joe Nudo.

    Monica McGreal (Volleyball)

    Monica McGreal, the volleyball team's 2013-14 recipient of the Margie Fitzpatrick Iron Will Award for demonstrating strong leadership and outstanding work ethic, brings a positive attitude and blue collar work ethic to everything she does. A consummate leader during training sessions, the junior outside hitter has been a wonderful example for the underclassmen. According to sports performance coach Joe Nudo, "McGreal can be described with one word - energy. Whether it's during running workouts or lifting in the sport performance facility, she's always pushing herself and her teammates. She always seems to have a smile on her face and something positive to say to her fellow volleyball players."


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