St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 4, 2015 – Washington University in St. Louis senior Alex Hallwachs was one of 32 kickers recognized by The Fred Mitchell Award for their excellence on the football field and in the community during the month of October.
The list includes kickers from National Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II, III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The kickers were nominated by their colleges for excellence on the football field and in the community. Hallwachs is one of 10 Division III kickers named to the team.
Hallwachs leads the team in scoring with 67 points, converting 11-of-17 field goals and 34-of-34 PATs. He kicked a school-record 53-yard field goal at Berry College on Oct. 3, tying a Southern Athletic Association (SAA) record and giving him the longest field goal in NCAA Division III this season.
Hallwachs set a single-game school record by going 9-for-9 in extra points vs. Millsaps College (10/24), and tied a single-game school record with three field goals vs. Rhodes College (10/10) and at No. 23 Case Western Reserve University (10/31). He is a three-time UAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week and two-time SAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week honoree.
Hallwachs ranks second in NCAA Division III among active kickers in career field goals per game (1.15) and field goals made (41). He is also the WashU career record holder for field goals and extra points (87).
Off the field, Hallwachs is a New Dimensions volunteer via the Koaches 4 Kids organization, and also volunteered for eight weeks to help young children in the inner city developing leadership, self-motivation and teamwork skills through soccer. He is also president of the Mortar Board Honor Society.
The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be announced in mid-December based on performance on the football field and in the community. Details are provided at www.fredmitchellaward.com.