COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The National Wheelchair Basketball Association and the Junior Division Executive Committee are proud to announce that the Junior Division is now accepting applications for the 2022 Timothy J. Nugent High School Academic All-American Presented by Toyota and the 2022 Timothy J. Nugent Academic Achievers. The deadline to submit applications for the 2022 Timothy J. Nugent Academic All-American and Academic Achievers is 11:59 p.m. Central time on Friday, March 4.
The Timothy J. Nugent High School Academic All-American recognizes athletes 10th through 12th grade, while the Academic Achievers award honors and promotes academic excellence for student athletes who are currently enrolled in grades 5-9. The awards are named after Timothy J. Nugent, who founded the NWBA over 70 seasons ago. Dr. Nugent valued education and being prepared for real world success and independence. We hope the spirit of these awards honor his mission.
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.
The theme of this year's awards is The NWBA recognizes that wheelchair basketball is a huge part of the lives of our athletes and athletes’ families. The NWBA wants to hear how our sport has had a positive impact on athletes. We want to hear how participation in wheelchair basketball has positively affected an athlete’s life, and perhaps affected those around the athlete.
Please note that the Academic Achievers and All-Americans are national programs for the entire Junior Division (and applicable athletes of the Adult Division). Individual conferences may have their own academic award programs that are not related to these awards for national recognition.
Please submit all applications and questions for Academic All-American to Emily Hoskins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit all applications and questions for Academic Achievers to Kelly Fischbach by email at email@example.com.
More information is available by visiting https://www.nwba.org/juniordivision and scrolling down to click on the "academic awards" tab.