Athletics News

CAAS March Student-Athlete Scholars of the Month


March 13, 2014

Cabush

U of M student-athletes are hitting mid-semester with excelling grades and great impressions on the CAAS staff. Freshmen Leighann Cabush, Aaron Persinger, and Tearris Wallace each have been named the CAAS Student- Athlete Scholar of the Month for March.

Aaron Persinger


Leighann Cabush, from Waukesha, Wis., is just as successful on the women’s golf team as she is in the classroom. Cabush earned a 4.0 in the fall 2013 semester and is off to a great start this spring semester. Not only does Cabush show up for her meetings with a contiguous positive attitude, she has been incredibly successful in her respective sport. Cabush was the individual winner at the USA Women’s Invitational and soon after, was named the American Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week.

Aaron Persinger, men’s track and field athlete from Des Moines, Wash., has shown his hard work and determination in the classroom this semester. Finishing the fall 2013 semester with a 3.94 GPA, earning his spot on the Dean’s List, Tiger 3.0 list, and the Tiger Academic 30, Persinger is just as successful this spring. Despite the remarkable stamps left during his first semester, Persinger continues his meetings with the CAAS staff this semester and arrives with a positive attitude each time.

Tearris Wallace, redshirt freshman football player from Bentonville, Ark., has proven his place during his second semester at the U of M. Wallace has achieved a cu

Tearris Wallace


lative 3.52 GPA, Tiger 3.0, and plans to major in marketing. Wallace is a positive addition to not only the football team but also the classroom. The CAAS staff all agrees that Wallace is bright and engaging and is always eager to learn. Going the extra mile and taking initiative is creating major success for the freshman football player.

Positive attitudes and their eagerness to succeed have created a positive first year for these freshmen. Not only are we glad to have them in their respective sports but also in the classroom to represent the U of M. We can expect to see great things from these student-athletes in the future.

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