LEICESTER, Mass. – Michael Bianco (Manorville, N.Y.), Brandon Mole (Bovina, N.Y.), and Nicholas Rogerson (Pomfret, Conn.) were recognized by the National Football Foundation (NFF) as they became members of the Hampshire Honor Society for their academic and athletic accomplishments during the 2018 season.
In order to be eligible for this honor, the recipients must have completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2018, must have attained a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 3.2, and must have been a starter or significant contributor throughout their final year of play.
"We are pleased to see another record number of athletes honored by the Hampshire Honor Society this year," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "For more than a decade, it has become a powerful vehicle for schools to recognize their college football players who have distinguished themselves both academically and athletically, and we congratulate the schools and each of these young men for their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their lives."
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 778 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.
The 1,678 players honored in 2019 sets a new high water mark, eclipsing the previous record of 1,274 honorees in 2018. The 430 schools represented breaks the previous mark of 308 set in 2018.
Portions of this Release Courtesy of NFF