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 2017-18 Timothy J. Nugent High School Academic All-American and Academic Achievers. The 2017-18 awards mark the 21st time the Junior Division has recognized its best student-athletes for their work off the court.
The High School Academic All-American recognizes outstanding student-athletes from grades 10-12. The Academic All-American has been a great opportunity for accomplished athletes of Junior Division to showcase their talents off the court.
The 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 awards 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 Achievers to Kelly Fischbach by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at Kelly Fischbach, ATTN: Academic Achievers, 601 Canby Street, Vermillion, SD 57069.
Please submit all applications and questions for Academic All-American to Chris Rathje by email at email@example.com or by mail at Chris Rathje, ATTN: Academic All-American, 412 Chicago Avenue Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515.
More information and applications are available by visiting http://www.nwba.org/academicawards. The deadline to submit applications for Timonthy J. Nugent High School Academic All-American and Academic Achievers is Thursday, February 15.