St. Louis, Mo., April 10, 2019 — Washington University in St. Louis had 12 student-athletes named to the 2019 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football student-athletes from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.
WashU is one of 29 school that have had at least one player in all 13 years of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society (2007-19).
An all-time high of 1,643 players from a record 424 schools qualified for membership in the Society's 13th year. The 1,643 players honored in 2019 sets a new high-water mark, eclipsing the previous record of 1,274 honorees in 2018. The 424 schools represented breaks the previous mark of 308 set in 2018.
Seniors Ryan Arthur, Nick Athenson, Logan Bash, Charles Coccia, Jake Coon, Jeff Dedeker, Alex Fehlinger, Tom Hutchison, Matt Goldberg, Cole Martini, Hank Michalski and Jason Singer each earned the honor.
WashU was one of 22 schools that had at least 10 honorees in 2019, including Amherst, Brown, Carroll, Central (Iowa), Dayton, Drake, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Macalester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Minnesota Duluth, Nebraska Wesleyan, Ohio Northern, Pacific Lutheran, Pomona-Pitzer, Princeton, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Saint John's, Springfield, Western New England and Westfield State.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF's National Scholar-Athlete program by greatly expanding the number of scholar-athletes the NFF can recognize each year. The program further strengthens the organization's leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes at the 777 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.
WashU finished the 2018 season with an 8-2 overall record and a 7-2 mark in its first season as members of in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). The Bears were ranked No. 25 in the final regular-season D3football.com Top-25 poll. WashU's eight wins are second most in program history during a single season.