Cook, LaRoche Earn Sports Performance Honors

PHILADLEPHIA - A pair of student-athletes were honored by the Sports Performance staff as Performers of the Month for November.

Junior Katherine Cook was chosen as the female Performer of the Month for her efforts in the weight room this fall as the Penn field hockey team postedits best season since 1988 with 13 wins and a second-place finish in the Ivy League. Cook appeared in three games for theQuakers this season-- each a Penn win.

Junior Marcus LaRoche, a thrower on the men's track and field team increased his personal best in the deadlift from 520 pounds to 605 pounds from last year to this year, and his efforts paid off in a new personal best in the shot put this past weekend at the Fast Times Before Finals event at Lehigh. He finished second at the event with a throw of 16.06m (52-08.25ft.)

What is the Sports Peformance Athlete of the Month? Each month the University of Pennsylvania Sports Performance staff awards one female and one male Quaker student-athlete who displays exceptional performance during team training sessions with the Sports Performance Athlete of the Month Recognition.

Qualities of the Sports Performance Athlete of the Month include leadership, dedication, improvement, desire to learn, positive attitude, and most importantly, EFFORT!

These individuals will be recognized on monthly under the Sports Performance section.