Hegarty Recognized With NSIC Elite 18 Award, Second Time In Career

Hegarty Recognized With NSIC Elite 18 Award, Second Time In Career
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – For the second time during the career of a Wayne State College men’s track & field student athlete, the top academic award was presented to Brock Hegarty.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, the grad student from Fremont, Nebraska was named the 2021-22 NSIC Elite 18 Award winner for men’s indoor track & field.

Hegarty was presented the award during the post championship ceremony this past Saturday evening at the NSIC Indoor Track & Field Championships at Myers Field House in Mankato, Minnesota. Hegarty has now earned the NSIC Elite 18 Award on two occasions, as he was the 2019 NSIC Outdoor Track & Field recipient.

Hegarty is majoring in computer science and holds a 4.00 grade point average. He finished 14th in the 1000-meter run last Friday at the NSIC Championships with a time of 2:39.76. Entering the NSIC Indoor Track and Field Championships, Hegarty ranked 17th in the NSIC in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.11 ran at the USD Alumni Track & Field Meet on February 5. He was also 12th in the NSIC in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:34.78 ran at the Lancer Last Chance on February 12.

As part of the NSIC 25th Anniversary celebration during the 2016-17 academic year, the NSIC Elite 18 Award was instituted to recognize the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the NSIC Championship level in their sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among their peers. The NSIC Elite 18 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NSIC’s 18 Championships.