Honor is given to those student-athletes with a 3.50 GPA or better during the academic year
Amanda Mehrsheikh graduated following the fall quarter of 2013 and will serve the Wildcats as Northwestern's Director of Softball Operations during the 2014 season.
2013: Made four pinch running appearances on the season, scoring a run against Middle Tennessee State (2/15) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete.
2012: Appeared in 16 games as a pinch runner with eight runs scored ... NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Also had one pinch hit appearance and one start as the designated player ... Scored her first run of the season against No. 19 Oregon (2/25) ... Crossed the plate three times during Spring Break 2012, scoring against Fairfield (3/16), LIU Brooklyn (3/18) and Hartford (3/20) ... Scored twice during Northwestern's Big Ten series at Wisconsin (3/31) ... Scored as a pinch runner against Minnesota (4/14) by taking second on a passed ball, third on a wild pitch and then sliding around the catcher to avoid the tag on a sacrifice fly--all in the same at bat.
2011: Appeared in 21 games as a pinch runner, scoring eight times ... Scored in her first-collegiate game against Bradley (2/11) ... Crossed the plate again against Oregon State (2/26) ... Scored versus Cal State Northridge (3/5) at the DeMarini Invitational ... Concluded spring break with a run at Saint Mary's (3/22) ... Scored her first Sharon J. Drysdale Field run on 4/6 against Northern Illinois (4/6) ... Recorded her first Big Ten run at Wisconsin (4/9), added another at Iowa (4/16) and had a third versus Ohio State (4/23).
High School: Named first-team all-state, all-region, all-conference and all-district as a senior in 2009 ... Also a St. Louis Post Dispatch All-Metro first-team selection as a senior ... Led Parkway Central to the state tournament finals in 2009 ... Parkway Central Most Valuable Female Athlete as a senior ... Selected first-team all-region, all-conference, all-district and honorable mention St. Louis Post DispatchAll-Metro as a junior in 2008 ... Played club for one year with the Missouri Heat and four years with the St. Louis Angels ... Also played varsity soccer in high school, earning team MVP and most valuable defensive player honors in 2008 ... Was the salutatorian in her class of 326 ... Honor roll all four years ... National Honor Society member ... Secretary of Mu Alpha Theta ... Named to the Outstanding Citizenship Roll all four years ... Voted Most Outstanding Citizen in her graduating class by Parkway Central faculty.
Personal:Born Amanda Laleh Mehrsheikh ... Daughter of Akbar and Teresa Clifford ... Graduated from the same high school as former Northwestern head football coach Gary Barnett ... Majoring in biological sciences with a minor in psychology.
GET TO KNOW MEHRSHEIKH
Favorite Athletes...Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, David Freese Favorite Food...too many delicious dishes to choose from, but most Persian, Italian, Mexican, or Chinese's dishes are great to my taste buds! Favorite Song...I'll Make a Man Out of You or Live Like You Were Dying Nicknames...Sheiki, Sheikster, Sheik a leik, Sheik, Rafiki, Sheik a Freak Hobbies...reading and anything that has to do with the outdoors Favorite Reality Show...So You Think You Can Dance? Favorite actor/actress...Sam Worthington/Rachel McAdams If you were a super hero, what would your super power and name be? Psychokinesis and I am not sure the name Favorite Movie...Grease, Lion King, or Jurassic Park If you could spend a day with any three people, alive or dead, who would they be? Leonardo Da Vinci, Queen Elizabeth I, Ghandi Favorite pro sports team...U.S Women's National Soccer Team, St. Louis Cardinals Favorite TV shows...How I Met Your Mother, Vampire Diaries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Game of Thrones When I was little, I wanted to be a...a geologist or a writer No one can believe that I...used to have pin straight hair I hate to admit it but I love...accents...actually I don't usually hate to admit that Secret talent...I can juggle If I could play any other sport at NU, it would be...Soccer, most definitely An artist that no one would believe I have on my ipod...Fleetwood Mac Favorite midnight snack...wheat thins and hummus If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life it would be...Kobedeih(Persian dish) with Salad Shiraze Favorite class at NU...Sex and Scandal in Early Modern England After I graduate I want to be...a pediatric orthopedic surgeon Favorite Holiday Tradition...making the food Something that is on your bucket list...skydiving/bungee jumping, I like to think that I have fewer dopamine-regulating receptors A place I would love to visit... Canada in 2015 (during the women's world cup), and New Zealand Facebook or Twitter? Both If I could be any character from a TV show or Movie I would be... Hermione...she has an accent and her magic skills would be a close alternative to having psychokinesis Best thing about NU...NUSB Favorite NUSB memory...too many too choose from...I love the Cats! If you were on the amazing race, what teammate would go with you? Lambeaux or Mari Funniest person on the team? Jenny Tyler, she tells the best stories! Best dancer on the team? Sammy Biggest prankster on the team? Paige, she knows why! If you were on minute to win it, who would be your partner? Monka If you got into the Cash Cab, which teammates would you want to be with you? Zo and Schark, I feel like their knowledge in topics would complement mine, so we would win lots of money!!!!!