WU Football Lands Nine on 2011 NFF Hampshire Honor Society
St. Louis, Mo., July 5, 2011 – Washington University had nine student-athletes named to the 2011 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF announced on its web site.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of 686 college football players from all divisions of play, who each maintained a 3.2 GPA or better.
Seniors Brandon Brown, Nick Diehl, Tom Gulyas, Greg Larson, David Mackey, Jim O’Brien, John Schneider, Stephen Sherman and Nick Vom Brack each earned the honor.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF's current National Scholar-Athlete program, greatly expanding the number of scholar-athletes the NFF can recognize each year and further strengthening the organization's leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes who play football at the more than 700 college and universities with football programs nationwide.
Washington University opens up the 2011 season at Knox College on Sat., Sept. 3, and begins conference play on the road at Carnegie Mellon University on Sat., Oct. 29. The Bears have won a conference-best eight University Athletic Association (UAA) titles.