ASU's Cory Hahn receives Wilma Rudolph Award, drafted into Diamondbacks

A highly touted high school baseball player, Arizona State University student-athlete Cory Hahn was paralyzed from the chest down sliding into second base his first weekend at Arizona State in 2011. Through tireless effort and dedication, Cory has been working his way toward his ultimate goal of walking again.

Two organizations recognized Hahn’s determination on June 8.

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Hahn in the 34th round of the 2013 Major League Draft and are interesting in employing him within the organization in some capacity.

The National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics presented Hahn with the Wilma Rudolph Student Athlete Achievement Award. It is given annually to student athletes who have overcome great personal, academic and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics.
Cory was one of five student-athletes to earn the award this year and joins a prestigious group of former winners, including former Rutgers football player Eric LaGrand.