BURNSVILLE, Minn. — MSU Moorhead’s Peyton Boom (women’s basketball) and Samuel Grove (wrestling) have been named the recipients of the NSIC’s Honor Student-Athlete Award. Two student-athletes from each NSIC member institution are bestowed the honor yearly.
Boom is completing her graduate studies at MSUM in Speech-Language Pathology and has worked for a 3.94 cumulative GPA. The senior standout was also named the NSIC’s Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year for women’s basketball for her efforts on and off the court. Boom was also named to this winter’s NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence and was a CSC Academic All-District selection.
Grove is also working on his graduate studies in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health with a cumulative GPA of 3.85. The Moorhead, Minn., native was also named to this winter’s NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence and was also tabbed as a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). It is the second consecutive season in which Grove was named an NWCA Scholar All-American.
The member institutions of the NSIC nominate one male and one female student-athlete for the Britton and Kelly Awards. The nominees must meet the following criteria: a grade point average of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale); evidence of academic excellence beyond the minimum grade point average (scholarship prizes and other academic recognition), evidence of participation in the life of the institution, and evidence of participation in at least two-thirds of the varsity events of the individual’s primary sport. The award is voted on by the NSIC Faculty Athletic Representatives. Although two student-athletes earn the Britton and Kelly Awards, the 32 student-athletes nominated are distinguished with the Honor Student-Athlete Award.