MARQUETTE– Boxer Jesse Hart has been selected as the United States Olympic Education Center Athlete of the Month for June for his performance at the USA Boxing National Championships June 19-26 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Hart (Pennsylvania, Pa.) went 4-0 at the light heavyweight (178 lbs) division, which earned him the national title.
“Hart is an honest and humble athlete who is motivated and ambitious to succeed the right way,” said coach Al Mitchell.
Earlier this year, Hart also won the 2011 National Golden Gloves title at the middleweight division (165 lbs).
Both wins qualified him to compete in the USA Boxing Olympic Trials July 31-Aug. 5 in Mobile, Ala.