Two-time Academic All-American Nicholas Benson graduated from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, minoring in Sociology. Voluntarily balancing a challenging work schedule with a rigorous academic course load, Mr. Benson held positions at multiple businesses throughout his academic tenure. Most recently, he took on a temporary role at Six-Pac Recycling Corp., where he organizes the company scrap yard, greets customers visiting the facility, and operates heavy machinery. Apart from his duties at Six-Pac Recycling, Nicholas Benson studies for the LSAT (Law School Admission Test), works on classic cars, and participates in day trading.
Prior to attending UC Davis, Nicholas Benson studied at Sacramento City College (SCC), where he gained membership to the academic Honors Program while working toward his Associate degree in Communication and General Education. As a starting member of SCC’s varsity wrestling team, he volunteered his time for a year in an unpaid assistant coaching position at Davis High School, where he taught young wrestlers using proven collegiate-level training methods. The following season, Davis High School offered Nicholas Benson a role as a paid coach, which he accepted. During Mr. Benson's tenure as Assistant Wrestling Coach, several wrestlers competed in sub-sectional and state qualifier tournaments. He taught students on the wrestling team mental toughness and sportsmanship skills in addition to improving their agility and strength.
Nicholas Benson employed his team-oriented and hard-working attitude in a variety of other professional roles. At SP Group Inc., he worked with the company CEO and Vice President, drafting internal documents and supervising contractors. During two summer internships with College Works Painting, Nick Benson managed production painters, trained marketers in cold calling, followed up on leads, and took on payroll and human resources duties.