(BLUE ASH, Ohio) – Not many student-athletes at Lake Erie College have had the accreditation that the recently graduated Nick Boggs (Sr., Concord, Ohio/Riverside) does. As a result, his efforts in the classroom and on the mat in competition have earned him the Great Midwest Collegiate Achievement Award for 2018-19.
Boggs was honored this evening at the Great Midwest Athletic Spring Awards Banquet at Noah's Event Center along with Cedarville's Dr. Elizabeth Sled as Faculty Mentor of the Year and Carsyn Koch-Johnson as the Female Collegiate Award winner.
Boggs, tied for third in program history with 99 wins, helped put the sport of wrestling on the map in the Great Midwest as he contributed to Lake Erie's conference championship duals run. It represented the first conference championship offering in the sport as Boggs went undefeated in the dual season.
As one of six NCAA qualifiers to represent the league in Cleveland, Ohio, Boggs was ranked as high as No. 7 in his 157-pound weight class and earned NCAA All-American honors in 2017 with a 5th-place finish before redshirting in 2018. This season alone he went 30-6.
As a Criminal Justice & Legal Studies major at LEC, Boggs has excelled off the mat as he prepares to attend Cleveland Marshall College of Law in the fall. With a 3.58 cumulative GPA, he earned well deserved NWCA Scholar-All-American honors three times throughout his career and helped the Storm to a top 10 team GPA nationally. In addition, Boggs has also contributed to the community while serving on Lake Erie's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
He was a second team all-conference selection in 2019 while earning athlete of the week honors from the league two times.
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference annually selects one male and one female student-athlete to be awarded the Collegiate Achievement Award. This award is based upon an individual's academic excellence, athletic achievements, character, leadership and engagement within the community and conference. The 2018-19 academic year represents the fifth annual presentation of the award.