Joshua Novak Ripon College Jeff A. Thompson Athletic Award

RIPON, WI (05/04/2010)(readMedia)--  Joshua Novak, a junior majoring in economics and business administration from Denmark, Wis., was named the recipient of the 2010 Jeff A. Thompson, Class of 1987, Athletic Award during a ceremony held April 21, 2010 at Ripon College.

 The Jeff A. Thompson, Class of 1987, Athletic Award recognizes a Ripon College junior athlete who has demonstrated enthusiasm, determination, perseverance and unselfishness in the Ripon College wrestling and/or football program while maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

 Novak is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Novak of Denmark, Wis.

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