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    NU Names April Sports Performance Athletes of the Month



    May 13, 2014

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- While spring is working hard to emerge in Evanston, two student-athletes have emerged as leaders amongst their teams with focused effort on a daily basis. Abbie Kraus from the volleyball team and Pierce Harger from the wrestling team have been chosen as April Sports Performance Athletes of the Month, Assistant A.D. for Sports Performance Jason Pullara announced on Tuesday.

    "These two individuals approach every training session with enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference. Assistant Director of Sports Performance Joe Nudo guides both of these student-athletes and this is also a testament to the leadership he provides and the expectations he sets for his student-athletes," Pullara said.

    Abbie Kraus (Volleyball)

    Kraus, a defensive specialist on the volleyball team, has demonstrated stellar consistency and an unwavering positivity during training sessions. A definite standout in the sports performance facility, Kraus not only works hard to get better but also constantly pushes her teammates to the next level. According to sports performance coach Joe Nudo, "Kraus's energy is contagious. She sets an incredible example through her purposeful execution and creates an environment in which giving great effort is the only option."

    Pierce Harger (Wrestling)

    Harger is absolutely committed to excellence. The Loveland, Ohio native consistently pushes himself and his teammates past complacency. His determination, positive attitude, and sheer athleticism are awe-inspiring. According to sports performance coach Joe Nudo, "He has completely bought into our program and creates quite an upbeat competitive energy in the sports performance facility. I truly look forward to his further development and future successes, because they are hard earned and well deserved." ••••••

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