Hampshire Honor Society Recognizes 16 MAC Student-Athletes

Updated 5/8/2013

Hampshire Honor Society Recognizes 16 MAC Student-Athletes

The Hampshire Honor Society has recognized 16 MAC student-athletes for accomplishments both on the field of competition and the classroom. All total, nine different MAC programs were represented on this year's list.

With five Hampshire Honor Society members, Northern Illinois tied for third among all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams, behind Brigham Young (seven honorees) and Nebraska (six).  Army also had five players named to the Hampshire Honor Society in 2013.  Among Mid-American Conference schools, Western Michigan (three) and Kent State (two) had multiple honorees as Northern Illinois accounted for five of the 16 MAC student-athletes named to the list. In all, a record 703 players from 259 schools across all divisions of college football qualified for and were nominated for membership in the Hampshire Honor Society in 2013.

Hampshire Honor Society members must be a starter or a significant contributor in one's last year of eligibility, achieve a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study and meet all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements and graduation.
 
School, Student-Athlete:
Ball State University, Scott Kovanda
Eastern Michigan University, Alex Gillett
Kent State University, Jake Dooley
Kent State University, Spencer Keith
Miami University (Ohio), Jason Semmes
Northern Illinois University, Alan Baxter
Northern Illinois University, Nabal Jefferson*
Northern Illinois University, Ryan Neir
Northern Illinois University, Jason Schepler
Northern Illinois University, Courtney Stephen
Ohio University, Matt Weller
University at Buffalo, Graham Whinery
University of Toledo, Dan Molls
Western Michigan University, Matt Cutler
Western Michigan University, John Deyo
Western Michigan University, Chris Prom
 
About the Hampshire Foundation:
The Hampshire Foundation is the charitable arm of The Hampshire Companies, a privately-held, fully-integrated real estate firm that has more than 50 years of hands-on, cycle-tested experience in acquiring, developing, leasing, repositioning, managing, financing and disposing of real estate. Founded by Jon F. Hanson, who served as NFF Chairman from 1994-2006, Hampshire is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, has 33 employees, and currently owns and operates a diversified portfolio of 224 properties in 31 states totaling more than 14.7 million square feet. Learn more at www.hampshireco.com.
 
About The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame:
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include the College Football Hall of Fame, the NFF Scholar-Athlete Award presented by Fidelity Investments, Play It Smart, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association, and scholarships of more than $1.3 million for college and high school scholar-athletes. The NFF presents the MacArthur Bowl, the William V. Campbell Trophy endowed by HealthSouth, and releases the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings. NFF corporate partners include the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the BCS, Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, Liberty Mutual Insurance, NCAA Football, and Under Armour. For more information, please visit www.footballfoundation.org.