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Sun Devil Student Athletes Of The Month Announced Junior TJ Bellama of the men's tennis team and sophomore Clarissa Andorfer-Lopez of the softball team earn the honor. 
 Oct. 1, 2007 by Matt Storey, ASU Media Relations Junior
TJ
Bellama
of
the
men's
tennis
team
and
sophomore
Clarissa
Andorfer‐Lopez
 of
the
softball
team
have
been
named
Student‐Athletes
of
the
Month
for
September,
 the
Office
of
Student‐Athlete
Development
announced
Monday.
Bellama,
a
 Kinesiology
major,
has
a
3.74
GPA
and
is
a
member
of
the
Barrett
Honors
College.
He
 is
also
a
Dean's
Scholar
and
has
been
a
Maroon
and
Gold
Scholar
in
each
of
the
four
 semesters
he
has
been
at
ASU.
He
also
earned
First‐Team
Pac‐10
All‐Academic
 Honors
for
the
2006‐07
season,
balancing
his
academics
while
compiling
an
18‐16
 overall
record
for
the
tennis
team.

 
 In
addition
to
his
academic
work,
he
is
a
member
of
the
Pat
Tillman
Leadership
 Through
Action
Program
for
2007‐08
and
the
Marketing
and
Promotion
Chair
of
the
 Student‐Athlete
Advisory
Committee
(SAAC).
Bellama
also
serves
the
community
in
 a
variety
of
ways,
participating
in
programs
such
as
Fridays‐At‐Home,
Kids
Ball,
and
 New
Student‐Athlete
Orientation.
"T.J.
is
the
epitome
of
why
we
want
to
coach,"
 men's
tennis
team
head
coach
Lou
Belken
said
of
Bellama.
"He
is
the
organizational
 impetus
in
making
sure
our
team
supports
and
attends
the
events
of
all
other
teams.

 "As
an
athlete,
he
is
a
dream.
From
the
moment
he
stepped
foot
on
campus,
he
has
 set
the
bar
for
`hustle'
in
our
program.
TJ
is
truly
the
unique
individual
that
makes
 all
those
around
him
better.
In
25
years,
I
have
never
had
a
junior
be
named
as
team
 captain.
TJ
will
be
the
first."

 
 Andorfer‐Lopez,
a
Biology
major,
finished
her
first
year
on
campus
with
a
3.63
GPA
 while
playing
in
38
games
and
scoring
14
runs
as
the
softball
team
advanced
to
the
 College
World
Series.

 She
earned
Scholar
Baller
honors
for
both
the
fall
and
spring
semesters
during
the
 2006‐07
academic
year,
and
she
is
also
a
member
of
the
Barrett
Honors
College.




She
also
did
a
volunteer
internship
during
this
past
summer
with
InNexus
 Biotechnology
Inc.,
a
drug‐developing
company
for
cancer
therapy,
and
she
was
 recently
accepted
into
the
Pre‐Minority
Access
to
Research
Centers
(Pre‐MARC)
 scholarship
program
at
ASU,
where
she
will
be
doing
cancer
research
this
year.

 
 Andorfer‐Lopez
was
also
one
of
the
25
students
selected
last
year
for
the
Leadership
 Scholarship
Program
that
is
headed
by
Dr.
Christine
Wilkinson.

 Through
this
program,
she
helped
to
build
a
library
in
April
for
a
Phoenix
 underprivileged
foster
home,
contributing
over
2000
books
and
doing
reading
 workshops.
"Clarissa
is
a
tremendous
leader
and
a
great
example
of
what
it
takes
to
 be
a
top
student‐athlete,"
softball
head
coach
Clint
Myers
said.
"We
really
appreciate
 all
she
means
to
our
program."

 
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2011
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