By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - Former USF men's soccer star Zak Boggs will be continuing his education overseas.
Boggs has received the Fulbright Scholarship and will pursue a master's degree in medical sciences with a focus on cancer research in the United Kingdom at Leicester University. Boggs plays professional soccer in the MLS for the New England Revolution and will head to school after the season is over.
"Zak was highly motivated in everything he did. He's one of those guys that you could predict he could be successful in life," USF head coach George Kiefer said. "This scholarship is not really a surprise to me or to the other coaches. It's in fact something you'd expect a guy like Zak to get."
Boggs accomplished a ton while he was a Bull. He became USF's student-athlete of the year, the Big East's scholar-athlete of the year and was an ESPN first-team scholar All-American. He also received the John Wooden Citizenship Cup by Athletes for a Better World award after serving as a captain for the Bulls.
Boggs has been volunteering at the Boston Children's Hospital since he's been with the Revolution and was named the MLS' Humanitarian Player of the Year in 2011.
Check GoUSFBulls.com next week for a full feature on Boggs and his life since graduating from USF.