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Junior Division Academic Awards

The NWBA and Junior Division Executive Committee annually recognize athletes of the Junior Division for their success with their academics. The 2017 awards marks the 20th time the Junior Division has recognized its best student-athletes for their work off the court.

The Timothy J. Nugent High School Academic All-American recognizes athletes 10th through 12th grades. The Timothy J. Nugent Academic Achievers program is for grades 5-9. The goal of the program is to get kids interested in the importance of academics at an earlier age with the ultimate goal of more students attending college and obtaining a college degree.

All NWBA Junior Division academic recognitions are in memory of our dedicated and visionary founder, Dr. Timothy J. Nugent. Dr. Nugent had the courage to start the NWBA to provide more opportunities for people with disabilities. Dr. Nugent cared way more about wins in society then wins on the court.

Dr. Nugent realized the number one tool to improve a person's place in society was education. The Junior Division remembers Dr. Nugent by pushing the next generation of leaders towards the power of education.

Please see below for recent projects which were included with applications for the Timothy J. Nugent High School Academic All-American. 

Austin Smith - 2016-17 Charlotte Rollin Hornets – Varsity

Natalie Kolander - 2016-17 Katie’s Komets – Varsity

Ruby Elbert - 2016-17 Bennett Blazers – Varsity

Eva Houston - 2016-17 Nebraska Red Dawgs – Varsity

Abby Farrell - 2015-16 Denver Jr. Rolling Nuggets