March 10, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Savannah Paffen, a junior on the volleyball team and Margo McGinty, a sophomore on the women's soccer team, garnered honors as February Sports Performance Athletes of the Month, Assistant A.D. for Sports Performance Jason Pullara announced Monday. "Paffen and McGinty have demonstrated an unrelenting pursuit of excellence in their off-season program, knowing the effort this winter will lead to a successful fall campaign," Pullara said.
Savannah Paffen (Volleyball)
Paffen demonstrates a unique combination of consistent effort and leadership. Having made significant gains this off-season, she never seemed to forget about the big picture - the team. According to sports performance coach Joe Nudo, "Paffen's work ethic and positive attitude is contagious. She sets a wonderful example and verbally leads in a very conducive manner. Humble Savannah won't be the first to tell you, but she has played a tremendous role in her team's success this offseason."
Margo McGinty (Women's Soccer)
Margo McGinty has a great uplifting attitude and is always trying to find a way to get better. This is evident from the vast improvement she has made between her freshman and sophomore year in how she has changed physically by becoming stronger and more powerful. Sports performance coach Tyler Jorgensen said, "Margo is a fun spirit to be around and is always ready to compete at a high level and find a way to help the team get better. Great work, Margo!"
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