USF’s Zak Boggs Honored.

Former University of South Florida men’s soccer standout Zak Boggs was recently named the recipient of the 2010 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Award. The award was presented by the Athletes for a Better World (ABW) at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.

The Wooden Cup is given to a collegiate and a professional athlete who have made the greatest positive influence in the lives of others. Boggs was joined at the awards banquet by: Colt McCoy (University of Texas, football), Brianna O’Donnell (University of North Carolina, field hockey), Rebecca Poskin (Dartmouth College, soccer) and Melissa Schnellberg (Harvard University, softball).

“Tonight was just an amazing night,” said Boggs. “Just being mentioned with the other finalists was a tremendous honor, and to be the recipient of such a prestigious award from a great organization like Athletes for a Better World is very humbling.

“I just have to thank my head coach George Kiefer, our coaching staff and players, (Assistant Director of Athletics) Justin Miller and everyone in academics, and people in the athletics department and across campus that helped me realize my dreams. I am truly honored.”

Throughout his entire collegiate soccer career Boggs scored 18 goals and recorded eight assists for a total of 46 points. He also helped USF win its first BIG EAST Championship in 2008.

Boggs started in all 44 games for the Bulls the past two seasons and was second on the team in scoring during the 2008 season with 15 points.

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