Boys Student Athlete of the Month: Zac Miller
Zac Miller is a senior, and the son of Todd and Kayla Miller. Zac has wrestled on three divisional championship teams, a state championship team and a state runner-up team. Heading into the 2018 season, Bear River was said to be in a rebuilding mode, but through great senior leadership and hard work, the Bears are 24-3 in dual meets. Zac is sporting a 15-8 record at the 182 pound position. Zac had a huge match in the Box Elder dual; beating an opponent who he had lost to the week before. Zac’s victory helped propel the Bears to a 45-21 win over their cross county rival.
Even more impressive is Zac’s prowess in the classroom. He sports a 4.0 GPA and scored a 32 on his ACT test. He has already accepted a full tuition academic scholarship to Utah State next fall. He looks forward to wrestling in the state tournament in February, and being added to the long list of BR wrestlers who have made the Academic All-State squad. Zac plans on serving an LDS mission and continuing in his father’s steps, by going to medical school.
Coaches Jeff Smart and Gene Wilcox
Head and Assistant Wrestling Coaches
Bear River High School
I have not had the privilege of teaching or working with Zac, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t observed the class in which he carries himself both on the wrestling mat and in the halls of Bear River High. Zac isn’t one of those kids that needs a lot of recognition he just quietly excels at everything he does. There is a famous quote that exemplifies Zac, “Make each day your masterpiece!” As you look at his accomplishments and how he acts and how he treats people Zac definitely does his best each day in everything he does. What really impresses me is all the hours he has put into his wrestling yet he has made the time to excel in his academics. Not only does he have a 4.0 but he has done that while taking virtually every AP and College class that is offered! Zac exemplifies what is meant by ‘Student Athlete.’
As an Athletic Director I appreciate Zac’s example to his fellow student athletes on how to act as a student athlete but even more important for his example of how to treat people!
Bear River High school
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