Thursday, October 7, 2010

Laws and Carlson Named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2008 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a 3.2 GPA or better. Seniors Trevor Laws and John Carlson were the Notre Dame recepients of the Honor Society.

Qualifications for membership in the inaugural NFF National Honor Society include:

1) 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;

2) Achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study; and

3) Meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.

The NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF's current National Scholar-Athlete program, greatly expanding the number of scholar-athletes the NFF can recognize each year and further strengthening its leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes who play football at the more than 700 college and universities with football programs.

Carlson, a history major in the College of Arts and Letters, graduated with his Bachelors Degree last spring with a 3.633 cumulative grade point average. He was enrolled in graduate studies this past year.

Laws, a 2007 graduate from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing and sociology, posted a 3.220 cumulative grade point average. He was also enrolled in graduate studies this past year.

Both Laws and Carlson are a true testiment to the term Student-Athlete. They are true NOTRE DAME men and will be sorely missed for the upcoming football season.

As always GO IRISH!

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