The 2017 Timothy J. Nugent High School Academic All-American Awards recognition NWBA members in 10th through 12th grades. The 2016-17 awards marks the 20th time the Junior Division has recognized its best student-athletes for their work off the court.

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 submit all applications and questions for Academic All-American to Chris Rathje by email at or by mail at Chris Rathje, ATTN: Academic All-American, 412 Chicago Avenue Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, February 13th.