May 2, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Six Patriot League football teams combined to put 19 senior student-athletes on the 2012 Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced on Wednesday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF).
The honorees include Bucknell's Tim Bolte, the 2011 Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and five additional members of the Football Academic All-Patriot League Team announced in November. The 2012 NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 grade point average or better throughout their college career.
Holy Cross and Georgetown each placed four student-athletes on the list to share League honors. Mike McCabe, Corey Page, Mark Tolzien and Cav Koch were honored for the Crusaders, while Edward Hesselgren, Jeremiah Kayal, Michael McIntyre and David Quintero made the list for the Hoyas. McCabe and Kayal each earned Academic All-Patriot League honors in the fall.
Bryce Robertson and Carson Rohrbaugh joined Bolte on the list from Bucknell, with Robertson previously earning Academic All-Patriot League recognition. Lafayette's honorees included Brandon Ellis, Kyle Hayes and Nick Nardone, while Fordham had Connor Hartigan, Jock Payten and Nick Womack on the list and Colgate placed Adam Lock and Bryce Mongeon in the Hampshire Honor Society. Ellis and Lock were also Academic All-Patriot League selections in the fall.
Each of the 19 student-athletes also earned a place on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in February after achieving a 3.2 grade point average or higher in the fall semester.
A total of 721 players from 232 schools qualified for membership in the society's sixth year, showing a steady increase in membership each year since the inaugural class in 2007. The amount of selections out of the Patriot League has also increased each year, with 17 student-athletes honored last season.
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; and
*Meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements and graduation.