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Celebrate Tory Jackson

Joe Schueller | Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Notre Dame family should take a moment to recognize and celebrate the contribution of Tory Jackson. A team-first player asked to step in to a critical role as a freshman, Tory has consistently been the consummate leader and model teammate. Although he won’t be considered a statistical great, the values of hard work, competitiveness and teamwork that he embodies should be celebrated by all of us.

It is shameful that Tory’s senior season has been awash in the selfish play of one teammate trying to turn his team’s season in to a personal NBA tryout. His bumbling coach seems insistent on mismanaging time-outs and game situations. Sadly, much of Tory’s efforts are being lost in this shuffle of incompetence, but he continues to stand above.

Thanks Tory. You continue to be the kind of athlete that makes the Notre Dame family proud.



Joe Schueller
Class of 1995
Jan. 31