Athletics News

November Student-Athlete Scholars of the Month

Nov. 8, 2013


Tiger athletes are making quite the impression with the CAAS staff this fall. Freshmen, Jake Elliott, Marta Morga, and Kevin Lee were all named CAAS Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of November.

Jake Elliott, football place kicker from Western Springs, Ill., is a great addition not only to the football team but also to the classroom. Majoring in business, Elliott retains a 3.5 GPA and has made a positive impression on the CAAS staff weekly. Elliott’s great attitude aids in his success on and off the field.

Elliott was recently named one of 20 semifinalists for the 2013 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award. He has converted 11-of-12 field goal attempts, including 5-for-5 from 40+ yards. His career-long 52 yarder tied for the second-longest in school history. Elliott leads the Tigers with 46 points scored in 2013.

Marta Morga

Marta Morga, a Tigers women's tennis player from Spain, is adjusting quite well to her new home in the states. Morga is never afraid to ask for help when needed and is becoming more fluent in English as the semester continues. Morga has become a great leader, and her time management and hard work have made her a great addition to the tennis team as well as the classroom.

Morga is 7-2 in the fall and claimed a title at the Memphis Collegiate Invite last week in the Orange Draw.

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee, men’s golf player from Galatin, Tenn., is proving himself to be a positive role model in the classroom for his teammates. Attending class on time and being prepared for his weekly meetings with the CAAS staff has shown that Lee is truly an asset to the program. Aside from Lee’s busy practice schedule, he is part of the Honors program and has all A’s.

These three Tiger athletes have a bright future ahead of them at the University of Memphis. The CAAS staff is happy to have them and seeing them excel in their sport is a huge bonus. Be on the lookout for these athletes on the field and court in the coming seasons.

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