The Greater Morris County Chapter of the National Football Foundation is pleased to have nominated Ryan Sunda of High Point NJ for their class of 2015 Scholar Athletes. Sunda played for High Point Regional High School under coach Jim Delaney during which time he received First Team Group 3 All State, First Team All NJAC and All Area (New Jersey Herald) honors. He was also a 2014 Team MVP. In addition to his on-the-field accomplishments Sunda was a member of the National Honor Society, earned a 4.4 GPA, and held numerous volunteer positions within the community. Sunda plays for Harvard University, and is studying physical therapy.
Sunda not only received recognition for his accomplishments by the Greater Morris County Chapter of the NFF, he was also named one of forty National Football Foundation finalists nationwide to be considered for the one of the highest high school honors in the country. From these forty finalists, five will be selected to travel to New York City for a luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria. Among recent award recipients is Andrew Luck, from the class of 2008, a former Stanford and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback.
Morris County Chapter president Matt Sellitto says, “We are proud of Ryan and his accomplishments and glad to have sent his outstanding resume to our national office for their consideration. I can’t imagine there could be a more qualified candidate, and we wish Ryan all the best.”
The last National High School Scholar-Athlete Award winner from the Greater Morris County Chapter who went on to win the prestigious national award was Christopher LaTempa from Pequannock Township High School in 2006. LaTempa also received the Matthew C. Sellitto Scholarship from the Greater Morris County Chapter of the NFF before attending Lafayette University.
The NFF’s final five will be announced the week of Oct. 5.