BUFFALO, N.Y. – June 20 – Erie Community College men’s basketball player God’s Gift Achiuwa (Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria) was an honorable mention selection to the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA)’s 2011 Scholar-Athlete Award, sponsored by Kathy Polanshek and Carol Malouf, NATYCAA Friends. Achiuwa will attend and play basketball at St. John's University.
The winners, Allyn Parrino of Monroe Community College and Chris Soenksen of Iowa Western Community College, were recognized at the NATYCAA Convention’s Awards luncheon, June 16.
The NATYCAA Scholar-Athlete Award was first presented in 1992 and is sponsored by Kathy Polanshek and Carol Malouf, NATYCAA Friends. It is given to the male and female student-athlete who best demonstrates outstanding accomplishment and leadership in academics, athletics and citizenship.