Northwestern Announces May Sports Performance Athletes of the Month
June 12, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The final recipients of this academic year's Sports Performance Athletes of the Month are freshman Devon Brookshire of women's basketball and sophomore Mike McMullan of wrestling, Assistant A.D. for Sports Performance Jason Pullara announced.
"Both Mike and Devon have committed to transforming themselves and their teams by being constantly engaged with the task at hand which their teammates and Sports Performance staff find impossible to ignore," Pullara said.
Devon Brookshire (Women's Basketball)
After completing her freshman season, Brookshire's coaches presented a few sports performance challenges for her to attack during the off season. She is off to a remarkable start this spring adding three inches to her vertical.
"Beyond the results she is seeing from her hard work Devon is a lot of fun to work with," Sports Performance Coach Katie Fort said. "She shows up every day and gives 100% while always sporting a positive attitude. Devon understands that her hard work helps the team and that in order to get where they want to go, no one can take a day off. As a freshman she sets an example of investment and attitude."
Mike McMullan (Wrestling)
Mike McMullan is absolutely committed to excellence. McMullan consistently pushes himself and his teammates past complacency. His determination, positive attitude, and sheer athleticism are awe-inspiring.
"Mike's success on the mat is not simply a product of his natural talent," Sports Performance Coach Joe Nudo said. "He made it his mission to put on the size and strength necessary to be competitive as a heavyweight at the highest level. I truly look forward to his further development and future successes, because they are hard earned and well deserved."
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