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USA Weightlifting Athlete Borges Named Athlete Scholar of the Month

April 04, 2016, 1:52 p.m. (ET)

MARQUETTE, Mich. – United States Olympic Training Site weightlifter Ryan Borges has been selected as the NMU Scholar Athlete for the month of March by the NMU Athletic Council. Borges, a native of Bradenton, Fla., is majoring in secondary education special education and earned a 3.67 GPA last semester. He was nominated by NMU-OTS head coach Vance Newgard. “I nominated Ryan because of his work with the special needs community in Marquette,” Newgard said.

“Ryan has coached the special Olympics powerlifting team for several years. Each summer he prepares the team to compete in the state championships.” I get a lot of compliments from the parents about how much Ryan’s dedication means to their children. Ryan has been a stellar athlete both inside and outside the gym.”

Borges was a member of the NMU-OTS team that won the University National Championships in September in Ogden, Utah. He also earned an individual University Championship title in the 62-kilogram weight class.

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Michael Kaurala
NMU U.S. Olympic Training Site