May 3, 2013
2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society -- Complete Release
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame (NFF) announced Thursday the members of the 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, comprised of college football players from all division of play who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their academic career.
Northwestern saw three members of its 2012 senior class earn the annual distinction: offensive lineman Patrick Ward (Homer Glen, Ill./Providence Catholic), defensive end Quentin Williams (Pittsburgh, Pa./Pittsburgh Central Catholic) and defensive tackle Brian Arnfelt (Stillwater, Minn./Lake Elmo).
"The growing number of schools involved in the Hampshire Honor Society each year shows that football student-athletes not only play at the highest level but that they are some of the best students on campus as well," said NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell. "Congratulations to each of these young men for their commitment to education and their leadership on and off the football field."
Qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include:
· Being a starter or a significant substitute in one's last year of eligibility at an accredited NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, or an NAIA college or university;
· Achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study;
· Meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements and graduation.
A two-time Capital One Academic All-American, Ward was previously honored by the NFF as one of 16 National Scholar-Athlete Award winners and as a finalist for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy. Arnfelt, a 2012 team captain, earned second-team Capital One Academic All-America honors last fall, while Williams was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and four-year member of Northwestern's Leadership Council.
All three were members of a 2012 senior class that graduated as the winningest five-year recruiting class in Northwestern history after leading the 'Cats to bowl appearances each of their five years on campus.
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