Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 4, 2012 Autenrieb Zach Thomas More College, Luke Heinsohn Washington and Lee named Nathan Wara of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Scottie Williams of Elmhurst were finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy 2012 football player the most remarkable in the NCAA Division III (D given III) by Jostens and the J-Club of St. John’s University of Minnesota. The trophy will be Wednesday, December 12, will be presented in Salem, Virginia. At a banquet kicking-off a series of events Stagg D-III Championship Bowl
Gagliardi Trophy, which annually since 1993, recognizes excellence in athletics, academics and community service. The prize is awarded to John Gagliardi, St. John Hall’s legendary football coach class who called in November with 489 career wins, a record in the history of college football retirement.
The last four candidates will be on hand for the banquet. The announcement of the winner and presentation of the award will be made at that time.
on the bottom Gagliardi Trophy 2012 final four candidates includes statistics at the end of the regular season, academic major and community service:
Autenrieb Zach Thomas More College (Kentucky), which represent DB Main Staff
D-III National leader back in 2012 with eight interceptions (including 2 TDs), 32 INT in his career. Honor Roll student. Volunteer involvement includes Special Olympics and Relay for Life.
Luke Heinsohn, Washington and Lee University (Virginia), senior RB / PK major economy
score national leader (all divisions) with 180 points (21 TDs); kicks FG in 4 overtime victory. Team advanced to the D-III national tournament. Off-field commitments include the American Cancer Society Bike MS and led the scholarship program of music.
Nathan Wara, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh SHSM QB Physical Education
helped playoffs the first team, threw 22 touchdowns and 1 INT in 10 regular season games. The team advanced to the semi-final D-III national. Honor roll of all members of the conference. Volunteer, pantry, Boys and Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity.
Scottie Williams, Elmhurst College (Illinois) RB senior marketing major
Conference offensive player of the year, second nationally in rushing, 7 in scoring. Academic All-American. Team advanced to the second round of D-III national tournament. Inter active with campus and community service projects and church Bible school.
Gagliardi Trophy nominations submitted by the college presidents of 21 institutions from Vermont to California and Minnesota to Texas. The finalists were chosen by a national panel of 38 former small college football players, entrepreneurs, academics and sports journalists across the country together. Each member of the Committee launched a ballot ranking the ten finalists.
college football fans voted online
also their total represented a collective vote. Williams received the highest number of online votes with 20,489 total fan votes online.
Six other exceptional student-athletes were considered for this year Gagliardi Trophy:
Nick Driskill, University of Mount Union (Ohio) senior exercise science major S
security defense top D-III allows only 156.7 yards and 4.5 points / game. National Science Foundation Scholar Athlete. Subjects with Fellowship of Christian Athletes exchange project.
McCallum Foote, Middlebury College (Vermont) Junior QB major economy
vertices of D-III with 32 completions per game, threw 31 touchdown passes. Responsible for 24.8 points / game. List of Students Dean. Volunteers with Special Olympics and served as assistant professor in Spain.
Wyatt Hanus, University of Dubuque (Iowa) senior QB accounting / marketing company wide
Conference MVP offense, 9 nationally with 316.5 passing yards / game. Academic All-region. Volunteer involvement includes Special Olympics, shelter for homeless women and children, the YMCA.
James Curtis, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), senior business administration major do
Centre offensive line that has allowed eight sacks in 2012, had five 100-yard games teammates. Off-campus activities include speech. As head coach at the local high school
Noah Joseph, Union College (New York), senior LB chemistry sociology major
All-Conference leader in the League concerned total of 6 games digit addresses. Scholar Athlete College as a junior. Volunteers as youth adviser and home-based group Campus Speakers Program
Craig Sykes, Heidelberg University (Ohio), senior biology major LB
11 defense rating Place had two interceptions. Academic All-American. Welcomes students with special needs and as a peer tutor.
Gagliardi trophy design features a sculpture of Gagliardi and a player who is the master coach and student-athlete consultation classic one-on-one accessory. Hand-cast in bronze on a polished wood base, the trophy is nearly two meters tall and weighs 64 pounds. The words „Division III Player of the Year” and „Honoring Excellence in Football, Academics and Community Service” are two glass panels adjacent numbers engraved. Record wide receiver Michael doubts Dubuque was the winner of the Trophée 2011Gagliardi.
about John Gagliardi
After 489 career victories in his 64 seasons as head coach at the college level, John Gagliardi has announced his retirement Monday, November 19.
to SJU) is a time to do the same job, said Gagliardi. Fortunately, I have always been blessed with great players, friends, family and the support to do so far. „
Gagliardi remain on staff until his current contract expires 30th June 2013. St. John hopes to appoint a successor later this month.
„Well, John Gagliardi has the lives of so many young people that each person in the history of the University of St. John, said Dr. Michael SJU President Hemesath. Its heritage of educating young men in St Johns is one that everyone envy coach or teacher.
„The kind of loyalty and dedication showed John Saint John and its student-athletes is rare and exemplary. This is an example of how John modeled good character and ethics for its student-athletes and the community for 60 years. „
Minneapolis-based Jostens is a provider of products, programs and services that people tell their stories, celebrate important traditions and recognize achievements help. The company’s products include school yearbooks and other memory books, school products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for sports champions and their fans. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services maintenance of the school affinity, direct marketing sampling, perfumes and cosmetics and publishing segments of education and trade .
About St. John’s University J-Club
Founded in 1959, St. John’s University J-Club is an organization of additional tax based on former Johnnie student-athletes, parents and fans, and plays a key role in supporting the SJU academic programs Intramural and Sports Club. St. John is a private college of liberal arts education for men in Collegeville, Minn.
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