Lady Griz' Sullivan a Class Act On and Off The Court - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Lady Griz' Sullivan a Class Act On and Off The Court

Posted: Updated:

When you look over what Jordan Sullivan has done away from the basketball court, she's racked up volunteer hours for nearly 20 different organizations and events, many of them to help children.

"Everyone was that little boy or little girl growing up.  They all had someone that they looked up to, and for our team to go out and help with kids, it's pretty neat to think that you might have an ounce of an influence on them," says the Lady Griz senior Sullivan.

"She gives a ton of herself to others, always.  She's always doing stuff, and helping, and I'm not sure how she does it.  She's got a tremendously heavy work-load because of business school, she's won some honors there, and she's just a great person," says Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig.

At halftime of this weekend's brawl of the wild, Sullivan will be honored as one of nine outstanding student-athletes who give their time to community engagement, something she's proud to be a part of.

"I saw the list of people who've gotten it in the past, and that was my indicator that this was a pretty neat thing, because I recognize some names on the list, and they were people I've looked up to before," says Sullivan, of the Community Engagement Award.

She's the co president for the student athlete advisory committee, has been selected  of 30 students wide for an interactive marketing experience in New York, and presented a research project in collaboration with Nike Trail Running over the summer at the Nike headquarters, but arguably the most memorable experience, was dressing up as Rapunzel for kids at an event at Caras Park.  

"They said, 'do you mind?' and I said no, I love being Rapunzel, and I was that again for Halloween this year, and it was really fun.  The little kids really think you are her (Rapunzel)," says Sullivan.

While all the Lady Griz are active in the community, what Sullivan has done is nothing short of incredible.

"I'm her uncle, so I'm going to think a lot of positive things, but you ask anyone whose around her, she's a sweetheart," says Selvig.

But if you ask her, Jordan says it's all a bi-product of the passion Robin Selvig instills in the basketball program.

"You just know how passionate he is about this program and he just has the heart for every single player that comes through, so that builds the whole deal, and everybody leaves with this connection to this program, and to the University of Montana, so it's pretty special," says Sullivan.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Photos from Fatal Missoula Shooting Scene

    Photos from Fatal Missoula Shooting Scene

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:11:07 GMT
    One man is dead after a shooting outside of a Missoula Strip club.
    One man is dead after a shooting outside of a Missoula Strip club.
  • LOOK: Faces Of WA State's Missing People

    LOOK: Faces Of WA State's Missing People

    Thursday, February 27 2014 11:49 AM EST2014-02-27 16:49:33 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The missing persons listed in this slideshow resided in the state of Washington at the time of their disappearance or may have traveled to Washington State. These pictures came from Washington State Patrol's website. If you have any information about any of these missing people call 1-800-543-5678.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The missing persons listed in this slideshow resided in the state of Washington at the time of their disappearance or may have traveled to Washington State. These pictures came from Washington State Patrol's website. If you have any information about any of these missing people call 1-800-543-5678.
  • Big Sky County District Employee Arrested and Detained

    Big Sky County District Employee Arrested and Detained

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:15:37 GMT
    Cyle Kokot, an employee of the Big Sky School District, has been arrested and detained. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office arrested Kokot for two counts of "sexual intercourse without consent.
    Cyle Kokot, an employee of the Big Sky School District, has been arrested and detained. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office arrested Kokot for two counts of "sexual intercourse without consent.
  • Cobell Settlement Checks Could Be Mailed By Fall 2014

    Cobell Settlement Checks Could Be Mailed By Fall 2014

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:03:47 GMT
    The people in charge of doling out money in the Cobell settlement want to put checks in the mail by this fall.
    The people in charge of doling out money in the Cobell settlement want to put checks in the mail by this fall.
  • Sentinel High School Principal And Assistant Principal Suspended

    Sentinel High School Principal And Assistant Principal Suspended

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:35:48 GMT
    Missoula County Public Schools suspended two of Sentinel High School's top administrators for "board policy violation."
    Missoula County Public Schools suspended two of Sentinel High School's top administrators for "board policy violation."
  • Seven Arrested in Kalispell Sex Sting

    Seven Arrested in Kalispell Sex Sting

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:10:39 GMT
    A four-day online sex sting ends with the arrest of seven Flathead men for sexual abuse of children, and more arrests are pending.
    A four-day online sex sting ends with the arrest of seven Flathead men for sexual abuse of children, and more arrests are pending.
  • PHOTOS: Hobo Spider season has arrived

    PHOTOS: Hobo Spider season has arrived

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:37:17 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Mid August is about the time that we start to see spiders come into our homes, particularly the hobo spider. August and September is mating season for the hobo and that means you may be seeing more funnel-like webs in and around your home. Males are on a mission to find a female which is why they are a lot more active at this time.
    KHQ.COM - Mid August is about the time that we start to see spiders come into our homes, particularly the hobo spider. August and September is mating season for the hobo and that means you may be seeing more funnel-like webs in and around your home. Males are on a mission to find a female which is why they are a lot more active at this time.
  • Joan Rivers' daughter: 'Keeping our fingers crossed'

    Joan Rivers' daughter: 'Keeping our fingers crossed'

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:33:34 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Today Show has reported that Joan Rivers is now on life support. River's went into cardiac arrest at a New York doctor's office while she underwent a "minor throat surgery" on Thursday. Melissa Rivers said in a statement Sunday that "we are keeping our fingers crossed." She's thanking people for expressing their support.

    KHQ.COM - The Today Show has reported that Joan Rivers is now on life support. River's went into cardiac arrest at a New York doctor's office while she underwent a "minor throat surgery" on Thursday. Melissa Rivers said in a statement Sunday that "we are keeping our fingers crossed." She's thanking people for expressing their support.

Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.