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Zak Boggs

School

University of South Florida

Position
Forward
Major
Biomedical Sciences
G
4
A
1
PTS
9

Classroom

Boggs finished his undergraduate career at USF early with a degree in biomedical sciences and is pursuing a graduate degree in economics and marketing while finishing up his last year of eligibility. Boggs has also been recruited to his school’s MBA program as the first exception to a standard two-year work experience requirement. With a career GPA of 4.00, Boggs became the first soccer player - and the first USF student-athlete - to be awarded the prestigious 2009 BIG EAST Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year since 2005. Additionally, he was named to ESPN the Magazine’s Academic All-American Team and All-District Team.

Character

Boggs is respected and admired by not only his teammates, but his fellow student-athletes, the USF student body, and faculty and staff. He can always be counted on for leadership, dedication and perseverance on and off the field. Boggs is a genuine person who is always willing to volunteer his services for the betterment of others around him.

Community

Highly active in several community service activities, Boggs has volunteered his time to assist programs such as the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota as well as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at USF. In addition to his rigorous schedule, Boggs also finds time to serve as an academic tutor to his fellow student-athletes at the University of South Florida. An accomplished jump-roper, Boggs taught a jump rope workshop at a Tampa area school to raise awareness about the health benefits of exercise. He is an Eagle Scout and a 2nd Degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is also a West Virginia state marble champion and a member of the USA Jump Rope Association.

Competition

Boggs’ determination was displayed during the 2008 season by playing in all 23 games for the Bulls. With 49 shots taken, 25 of which were on goal, Boggs finished second on his team with five goals and five assists for 15 points, and finished the season with four game-winning goals. After helping the Bulls to their first BIG EAST Tournament Championship, Boggs was named an All-BIG EAST third team selection and was selected to the 2008 BIG EAST Championship all-tournament team.