Peru State football player Mitch Boshart has been chosen as the school’s first winner of the A.O Duer Award.
Boshart, a social science education major, is a three-year letter winner and a two-year starter on special teams. The award is presented to an outstanding NAIA junior student-athlete who maintains an overall grade-point average of at least a 3.75 (on a 4-point scale). Boshart is the representative of the Heart of America Conference.
Mitch’s academic advisor, Dr. Sara Crook, professor of history and political science, said: “Mitch is a model student and one whom teachers love to have enrolled in their classes. Although a dedicated athlete, Mitch understands the main role that academics must play during a collegiate career.” He has found that balance, excelling not only in his athleticism, but also as an exemplary student. He sets the bar very high for himself and leads accordingly.”