Nov. 5, 2012
Sports Performance Athlete of the Month Archive
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern's October Sports Performance Athletes of the Month are junior Mari Majam from softball and senior Zach Morton from baseball, Assistant A.D. for Sports Performance Jason Pullara announced today.
"Our October athletes of the month are two athletes transitioning from their competitive fall seasons into their true off-seasons," Pullara said. "Mari and Zach are leading their teams with an incredible work ethic and a consistent focus on details, garnering our monthly Sports Performance award in doing so. Morton and Majam are versatile players on the field -- both playing multiple positions -- and are just as versatile in the Sports Performance Facility performing well in all aspects of their off season training."
Zach Morton (Baseball)
Absolutely committed to excellence, Morton consistently pushes himself and his teammates past complacency. His determination, positive attitude and sheer athleticism are simply awe-inspiring. According to sports performance coach Joe Nudo: "Zach is not only one of the most gifted athletes I've ever coached, his positive attitude is quite infectious. Humble Morty won't be the first one to tell you, but he has been a major player in his team's success this offseason."
Mari Majam (Softball)
Majam is an extreme competitor and a gamer on and off the field. Majam always rises to the occasion in challenging situations. She is a tremendous leader, and, although quiet in nature, Majam leads by example by demonstrating great effort in every rep and everything she does which allows her teammates to feed off of her energy.
"With Mari you know what you're going to get every day: great work ethic and a determined attitude to meet any challenge," said Sports Performance Coach Tyler Jorgensen. "Great work, Mari!"
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