Posted May 17, 2017 | 4:59 PM

Students Honored with Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award

Winner from Wharton High School; Honorable Mentions from Durant and Jefferson

Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 17, 2017) – The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recognized three outstanding student-athletes with the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award and two Honorable Mentions during today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting.

The Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award honors a high school baseball player or team in Hillsborough County who displays outstanding athletic, scholastic, and community achievements.

The 2017 Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award winner is Drew Ehrhard, a senior at Wharton High School. Ehrhard is a four-year letterman who has been a starter since his first game as a freshman. An infielder and a team captain, he has been named All-Western Conference multiple times, and he has more than 100 career hits. Ehrhard, who has signed with the University of Tampa to play baseball, has a cumulative GPA of 6.1 and is involved with several community causes, including Relay for Life and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful.

Jonah Scolaro of Durant High School and Robby Martin of Jefferson High School received Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award Honorable Mentions. Scolaro, a senior who plans to attend Florida State University and also play baseball, has been named Durant’s Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year. He has a career earned run average of 1.10, and a career batting average well above .300. Martin, an outfielder for Jefferson High School, is recognized as one of the top juniors in the county and the state, and he has been selected one of the top 300 rising seniors in the nation. He batted well over .400 this season, and has committed to FSU to play baseball.

Photos from today's ceremony are available here.

About the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award

The Board of County Commissioners established the award in 2005 in honor of first-ballot National Baseball Hall of Fame member Wade Boggs. A resident of the Tampa Bay area since he was a boy, Boggs is a 12-time All Star who ended his 18-year Major League Baseball career as a member of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. His career statistics include 3,010 hits, 1,513 runs, 578 doubles, 61 triples, 118 home runs, 1,014 runs batted in, and a batting average of .328. He reached base safely in 80 percent of his 2,432 career games. The Boston Red Sox honored Boggs on May 26, 2016, when they retired his number 26 in a ceremony at Fenway Park in Boston.

For more information, visit the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award page.

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