Mark Nebus joined the North American Hockey League with the Texas Tornado in the 2000–01 season. In his forst season with the Tornadoes, Mark played 11 games, scored 2 goals, and had 3 assists. Mark also logged 21 penalty minutes. Nebus continued his career with the Texas Tornadoes in the 2001-02 season, playing 39 games. In his second season with the Tornadoes, Mark scored 8 goals, had 19 assists, and 62 penalty minutes. Mark Nebus played his last season in the NAHL with the Tornadoes in the 2002–03 season, playing 49 games and logging 31 goals, 25 assists, and 111 penalty minutes.
Mark Nebus played all four years for Wayne State University. In his first season with Wayne State, 2003–04, Mark logged 4 goals, 4 assists, and 12 penalty minutes in his 26 games. During his Sophomore season, Nebus scored 9 goals and 15 assists, and logged 59 penalty minutes in 34 games. In the 2005–06 season, Nebus played 34 games, scored 5 goals, made 4 assists, and logged 73 penalty minutes. In Nebus' final season with Wayne State, he scored 6 goals, made 12 assists, and had 44 penalty minutes in his 35 games.
Other articles related to "amateur":
... The UEFA Amateur Cup was a football competition for national amateur teams in Europe. ...
... The first amateur geologists were prospectors looking for valuable minerals and gemstones for commercial purposes ... Eventually, however, more and more people have been drawn to amateur geology for recreational purposes, mainly for the beauty that rocks and minerals provide ... One reason for the rise in popularity of amateur geology is that a collection can begin by simply picking up a rock ...
An amateur (French amateur "lover of", from Old French and ultimately from Latin amatorem nom. amator, "lover") is generally considered a person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science without formal training, also referred to as an autodidact.
Amateurism can be seen in both a negative and positive light. Since amateurs often do not have formal training, some amateur work may be considered sub-par. For example, amateur athletes in sports such as basketball, baseball or football are regarded as having a lower level of ability than professional athletes. On the other hand, an amateur may be in a position to approach a subject with an open mind (as a result of the lack of formal training) and in a financially disinterested manner. An amateur who dabbles in a field out of casual interest rather than as a profession or serious interest, or who possesses a general but superficial interest in any art or a branch of knowledge, is often referred to as a dilettante.
The lack of financial benefit can also be seen as a sign of commitment to an activity; and until the 1970s the Olympic rules required that competitors be amateurs. Receiving payment to participate in an event disqualified an athlete from that event, as in the case of Jim Thorpe. In the Olympics, this rule remains in place for boxing.
Many amateurs make valuable contributions in the field of computer programming through the open source movement. Amateur dramatics is the performance of plays or musical theater, often to high standards, but lacking the budgets of professional West End or Broadway performances. Astronomy, history, linguistics, and the natural sciences are among the myriad fields that have benefited from the activities of amateurs. Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel were amateur scientists who never held a position in their field of study. William Shakespeare and Leonardo da Vinci were considered amateur artists and autodidacts in their fields of study.
The stigmatization of amateurs as fools for contributing to society simply for the love of it can be explained by the amateur’s non-conformity to the ideological structure of consumption (Goffman, 1963; Stebbins, 1992). Amateurs are serious about the work they do, providing outstanding examples of contributions to society (Stebbins, 1992). But whereas professionals obtain licenses as their “measurability of the excellence of service provided” (Stebbins, 1992, p. 21), amateurs break taboos by loving their work. From here, it can be argued that, to the extent amateurs threaten the professional industry by providing free services, the professional industry has an interest in making its counterpart amateur activity shameful.
... Many sites popular with amateur geologists require driving and/or hiking to remote areas ... Many amateur geologists prefer to travel in groups in order to reduce the danger of somebody becoming injured and/or stuck ... The climate in the areas preferred by amateur geologists can become hot, so precautions such as extra water and sun protection should be taken ...
... Amateur and the California State Amateur that same year ... In 1954, he won a PGA Tour event as an amateur, a rare achievement which was not to be repeated until Doug Sanders won the Canadian Open in 1956 ...
Famous quotes containing the word amateur:
“The true gardener then brushes over the ground with slow and gentle hand, to liberate a space for breath round some favourite; but he is not thinking about destruction except incidentally. It is only the amateur like myself who becomes obsessed and rejoices with a sadistic pleasure in weeds that are big and bad enough to pull, and at last, almost forgetting the flowers altogether, turns into a Reformer.”
—Freya Stark (18931993)
“I have been reporting club meetings for four years and I am tired of hearing reviews of the books I was brought up on. I am tired of amateur performances at occasions announced to be for purposes either of enjoyment or improvement. I am tired of suffering under the pretense of acquiring culture. I am tired of hearing the word culture used so wantonly. I am tired of essays that let no guilty author escape quotation.”
—Josephine Woodward, U.S. author. As quoted in Everyone Was Brave, ch. 3, by William L. ONeill (1969)