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Pass4Soccer Graduate Receives Highest University Award

13 June 2013

Nathan Would with TU PresidentThomas University Senior Men's Soccer player Nathan Would (Cleethorpes, United Kingdom) received the President’s Award, the highest honor presented to a graduating student, during the annual Honors Reception held May 3 at the Best Western Rose City Conference Center in Thomasville, Ga.

When presenting the award, Dr. Gary Bonvillian, President of Thomas University, applauded Would’s efforts during his time as a student. Would graduated Magna Cum Laude on May 4 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education.

Would has maintained a 3.86 cumulative grade point average as an undergraduate students while attending classes full time, playing soccer for TU, assisting other students as a teaching assistant and peer tutor in TU’s Academic Resource Center, and serving as a member of the TU Honor Council.

As a member of the Night Hawks Men’s Soccer Team, Would served three seasons as team captain. Twice he was selected as an NAIA Scholar Athlete All American and a NSCAA Scholar Athlete All South. In 2012 he was also named a Second Team Scholar Athlete All American by the NSCAA. Would received the Dean’s Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. On two occasions he was named as an NAIA and NSCAA Third Team All American. In 2012 he received the TU Men’s Soccer program’s highest award, the Excellence Award, which is presented for demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics and community service. In November 2012, the Sun Conference named Would as its nomination for the NAIA Dr. LeRoy Walker Champion of Character Award.

His professors, coaches and teammates applaud Would’s leadership abilities as an athlete and as a scholar. It’s this leadership that Would plans to use in the classroom as a secondary English teacher.

During the Honors Reception, Would was also recognized with the award for Outstanding Student in the Bachelor of Science, Secondary English degree program.

(Courtesy of Thomas University Office of Communications)


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