The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced six Bison football student-athletes are among the members of the 2021 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. The list is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. The announcement was made April 14.
An elite group of 910 players from 255 schools qualified for membership in 2021. The selected Bison include offensive guard Quinn Alo, defensive tackle Matt Biegler, wide receiver Cole Jacob, long snapper Ross Kennelly, center Karson Schoening and punter Garret Wegner.
“We are pleased to honor another impressive group of athletes as part of this year’s Hampshire Honor Society,” said Steve Hatchell, foundation president and CEO. “For more than a decade, the Hampshire Honor Society has served as a powerful vehicle for schools to recognize college football players who have distinguished themselves both academically and athletically. We congratulate the schools and each of these young men for their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their lives.”
Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have:
• Completed their final year of eligibility in fall 2020 or spring 2021
• Attained a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2
• Met all NCAA- or NAIA-mandated progress towards degree requirements
• Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2020-21 season.
The Hampshire Honor Society is now in its 15th year. NDSU has been represented each of the 15 years.
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