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USF's Boggs earns top Big East academic honor



Boggs USF soccer standout Zak Boggs, who carried a 4.00 grade-point average last fall as a biomedical sciences major, has been honored as the Big East Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Boggs, who scored both goals in USF's NCAA Tournament win against Harvard, is the first USF athlete to earn the prestigious honor, which carries with it a $4,000 scholarship toward postgraduate studies.

"Amazing accomplishment," said Justin Miller, USF assistant athletic director for student-athlete development and academics, in a statement. "Zak really embodies what it means to be a USF student-athlete. He has demonstrated the ability to succeed at an extremely high level in everything he takes on. Zak is very well-deserving of this recognition, as it speaks to his commitment to excellence and his outstanding work ethic."

Boggs, a junior forward who played previously at West Virginia and Central Florida before joining the Bulls in 2007, was the second-leading scorer on a USF team that won the Big East championship and advanced to the NCAA's Elite 8.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 5:55pm]


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