Senior Spotlight: Boyne City’s Aown Heads to Annapolis

MISportsNow is putting the spotlight on northern Michigan high school senior student-athletes who had their seasons cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Image0Boyne City senior multi-sport athlete Nick Aown is set to continue his schooling and athletic endeavors at the U.S. Naval Academy in the fall.

A baseball, football and hockey player, Aown racked up numerous athletic awards and excelled academically, earning a 35 ACT score, a 1,540 SAT score and a final grade point average of a 4.08. Aown was rewarded with appointments from both the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He received appointments from both U.S. Representative Jack Bergman and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Aown plans to join Navy’s baseball team and ACHA hockey program. Image1

“I might have been a little bit biased because my dad served in the Navy and ever since I was a kid, I was like I kind of want to follow in his footsteps,” Aown said. “I went to visit both academies in November, and I actually stayed overnight with the cadets and Midshipmen. I learned what it was like to be at both academies. While I was there, just the feel at Navy made me feel way more at home.”

Aown’s begins his Plebe summer at the Naval Academy is Wednesday, July 1.

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