Nick Paden was one of three Cumberland University wrestlers named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office before the NAIA Championships in Topeka, Kansas.
Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.
Paden has a perfect 4.0 GPA in Mathematics.
The 2012 graduate of LaRue County High School is the son of Eddie and Deana Paden of Hodgenville.
The university is located in Lebanon, Tennessee.