Archive for Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Academic honor for BLHS grad Box

December 24, 2008

Nicholas Box, a Linwood native and 2004 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School, recently was named an NAIA/Daktronics Soccer Scholar-Athlete for the 2008 season.

This is Box’s second time to earn the NAIA/Daktronics honor.

Box has been a three-year starter as a defender for McPherson College, anchoring the Bulldogs’ defensive back line.

“Nick’s performance in the classroom as well as on the field sets a standard for every athlete in our program,” McPherson coach Doug Quint said. “Nick is a great example of the true student-athlete.”

As a junior, Box scored five goals on eight shots on goal.

Box is a business major, and he is scheduled to graduate in May.

Recipients of the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale, be a junior or above in academic standings, and been in attendance at the nominating institution a minimum of one full school year.

Box was a standout on the soccer and basketball teams during his career at BLHS and was a team captain for both sports as a senior.

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