Hegarty earns NSIC Elite 18 Award
Brock Hegarty of Wayne State College was named the 2019 NSIC Elite 18 Award winner for men’s outdoor track and field, presented during the post championship ceremony Saturday afternoon at the NSIC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Duluth, Minn.
Hegarty becomes the second Wildcat to earn the NSIC Elite 18 award, joining Aaron Ras, who received the award on Thursday at the NSIC Baseball Championships.
Hegarty is a sophomore majoring in computer science and holds a 4.0 grade-point average. He finished 17th in the 1,500-meter run at the NSIC Championships with a time of 4:13.04. Earlier this season, Hegarty placed first in the 1,500-meter run at the Mount Marty Twilight Meet. Last season, Hegarty was 21st at the NSIC Outdoor Championships with season-best time of 4:12.41 in the 1,500-meter run.
As part of the NSIC 25th Anniversary celebration, 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 his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her 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.