18 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference football student-athletes were named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society which recognizes academic excellence as announced by the organization.
The 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An all-time high of 1,678 players from a record 430 schools qualified for membership in the Society's 13th year.
Travis Bassett of Bridgewater State, Mitch Banuskevich, Emil Cederblad, Grant McGregor and Teagan Tirabassi of Plymouth State, Matt Mitchell of UMass Dartmouth, Jaret Devellis of Western Connecticut State and Nicholas Borsari, Andrew Carpenter, Noah Cirisoli, James English, Andrew Horstmann, Zachary Howard, Devin Lekan, Evan Lucey, Tyler Robbins, Derek Tetrault and Michael Vecchiarelli of Westfield State are the honorees from around the MASCAC.
Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have:
- Completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2018;
- Graduated players, who have remaining eligibility but will not return to collegiate play (e.g. declared for NFL Draft or retired from football), may also be nominated.
- Achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study;
- Met all NCAA- or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements; and
- Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2018 season.
Portions of this release courtesy of National Football Foundation