Dec. 1, 2012
Sports Performance Athlete of the Month Award Archive
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern's November Sports Performance Athletes of the Month are sophomore Olivia Duehr from softball and senior Spencer Wolf from men's tennis, Assistant A.D. for Sports Performance Jason Pullara announced today.
"We are excited to recognize two more of our amazing student-athletes with our November Sports Performance Athletes of the Month awards," Pullara said. "Our spring teams are in the heart of their offseason training and two athletes have stood out from among the rest. Olivia is the second softball player to be recognized this year after Mari Majam and Spencer is the second men's tennis athlete for this year following Raleigh Smith. Having two representatives from each of these teams shows the effort put forward by these two groups and culture they have created. Coach Tyler Jorgensen has done an amazing job this fall as usual and his teams are excelling in our facility. We are looking forward to them excelling on the field and court in the spring.
Spencer Wolf (Men's Tennis)
Spencer is a great worker always trying to find ways to get better. He is a very spirited competitor who provides great leadership for his teammates by pushing them to be the best they can be and encouraging them to train at a high level. Said Sports Performance coach Tyler Jorgensen: "Spencer has been a tremendous leader for this program and has help set the tone for a great work ethic in men's tennis program. Great work Spencer!"
Olivia Duehr (Softball)
Olivia is an extremely hardnosed competitor who brings her "A" game every day. She rises to the occasion in every difficult situation presented to her in the sports performance facility or on the field. Olivia is very passionate about putting in the extra time and doing to whatever it takes to become a better athlete to help her team and in doing so, she provides a great example for her teammates, who feed off of her great work ethic. Said Jorgensen: "Olivia is somebody who you want to have on your side when you go into battle because in tough situations you are going to get a great attitude and an enormous amount of energy to help win games."
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