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Applications Available for the 2019 Timothy J. Nugent High School Academic All-American Presented by Toyota

01/08/2019, 1:00pm CST

Deadline for Applications is Wednesday, February 13

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The National Wheelchair Basketball Association is proud to announce it is accepting applications for the 2019 Timothy J. Nugent High School Academic All-American presented by Toyota. The 2019 awards marks the 22nd time the Junior Division has recognized its best student-athletes for their work off the court. The deadline to submit applications for Timothy J. Nugent High School Academic All-American presented by Toyota is Wednesday, February 13.

The Nugent High School Academic All-American Awards recognizes athletes 10th through 12th grades. This program has been a great opportunity for accomplished athletes of Junior Division to showcase their talents off the court.

Award recipients with top honors will receive a $1,000 scholarship for direct tuition assistance to their college education. Scholarship winner/s will be selected based upon quality of application determined by a selection committee.

"I am incredibly thankful that Toyota wanted to sponsor the Dr. Timothy J. Nugent Academic All-American honors for 10th through 12th graders," said Chris Rathje, president of NWBA Junior Division and Chair of the Academic All-American Committee.

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.

All award recipients will be announced at the 2019 NWBA Junior Division Annual Banquet at the Toyota National Varsity Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 30 in New Lenox, IL.

For questions and to submit an application please contact Chris Rathje at More information on the NWBA Junior Division Academic Awards and past award recipient projects are available by visiting

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