GARWOOD, NJ - Abigail (Abby) Claus and Matt Murdock have been named Summit High School's 2017 Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (UCIAC) Scholar Athlete honorees. Claus and Murdock were presented the awards at the 40th Annual UCIAC Scholar-Athlete Dinner held in Garwood.
Each high school in Union County selects one boy and one girl as their scholar-athlete representatives at the dinner, Claus and Murdock were chosen by a panel of Summit High School coaches.
Both Claus and Murdock both are two-sport stars, with the former excelling in Gymnastics and Swimming while Murdock was a major contributor to the Hilltopper Football and Baseball Teams.
Claus will be attending Tufts University in the fall, with Murdock headed to Wake Forest.
Each scholar-athlete received a scholarship from the UCIAC for $1,000, and an additional scholarship for books from Investors Bank of $250. The event was was a showcase for students who excel in the classroom and in the arena of competition, and is managed by Tom Lewis, Executive Director of the UCIAC.