From Case Western Reserve University Athletics
The Case Western Reserve University football team placed 14 of its senior members in the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society, based on their athletic achievements during the 2015 season, and their academic achievements over their collegiate careers.
Members of the Case Western Reserve University football team who received the recognition include tight end Ethan Albers, offensive lineman Torin Colchagoff, wide receiver Dan Cronin, wide receiver Bryan Erb, safety Jordan Esteban, fullback Adam Hochman, cornerback Mike O'Donnell, linebacker KJ Pederson, defensive lineman Josh Rogers, quarterback Tyler Schovanec, defensive lineman Dayton Snyder, safety Scott Suren, linebacker Aaron Weisberg and defensive lineman Justin Williams.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is now is its 10th year, and is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. A total of 868 players from 275 schools qualified for membership, setting a new record for the number of players honored in the history of the program, which began in 2007.
Qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include being a starter or a significant contributor in one's last year of eligibility (or a senior who has declared for the NFL Draft) at an 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/NAIA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.
Case Western Reserve had the second-most players named to the society among NCAA Division III teams, and the third-most among all of this year's 275 recognized schools. The only programs with more honorees were Brown University (16), Yale University (15) and Johns Hopkins University (15).
The Spartans finished the 2015 season with a 7-3 overall record. Case Western Reserve will kick off its 2016 campaign on Saturday, September 3rd at 12:00 p.m. against the University of Chicago at DiSanto Field.