Sundly to receive 2013 Scholar-Athlete Award

Zackary Sundly
Zackary Sundly

North Branch quarterback Zackary Sundly combined stellar play on the field with excellent marks in the classroom to be named a scholar athlete.

The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor outstanding individuals from the world of professional and amateur football in Minnesota at the Chapter’s annual awards dinner on Sunday, April 28. The event, to be held at the University of St. Thomas, will feature the best in Minnesota football. Both college and professional football Hall of Fame inductees are scheduled to attend the event, and WCCO-TV news personality Frank Vascellaro will return for his sixth year as Master of Ceremonies.

In the classroom, Sundly excelled, with a 3.95 GPA, also earning All-Conference Academic recognition.  He was also very active in the community, volunteering to play for his church band and at school-sponsored youth nights.  He also devoted time to coaching youth football and wrestling programs. On the field, Sundly also made a name for himself, earning All-Section and All-Conference honors while being named captain in his senior season.

Seven other  high school seniors from across the state of Minnesota will receive recognition as outstanding high school Scholar-Athletes. These Scholar-Athletes, as nominated by their football coaches, were evaluated on their academic achievement, football ability and performance, leadership, attitude, and service to their community.   Remarkably, the average GPA among the finalists was 3.90.   The 6th Annual “Honoring Legends-Inspiring Leaders” awards dinner will take place on Sunday, April 28, 6 p.m. on the campus of the University of St. Thomas.

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