Walock part of all-time high NFF Hampshire Honor Society class

Walock part of all-time high NFF Hampshire Honor Society class
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Walock part of all-time high NFF Hampshire Honor Society class

IRVING, Texas -- Senior Bemidji State University football defensive back Andrew Walock was recognized as one of 1,661 student-athletes from across the country as part of the 2019 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society. Walock joins student-athletes from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers, as released by the NFF & College Hall of Fame.

In its 13th year, the NFF saw an all-time high of 1,661 student-athletes from a record 426 schools qualify for membership on the NFF Hampshire Honor Society.

Walock, a defensive back and native of Apple Valley, Minn., appeared in all 11 games during his senior season for the Beavers. He was a member of the 2018 Fall Academic All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Team while totaling 32 tackles with 21 solo and 11 assisted. Walock also chipped in 2.0 tackles for a loss and two pass breakups.

Walock is a business administration major with a 3.52 GPA. He transferred to BSU prior to the 2017 season from Central Lakes College.

Bemidji State has totaled 25 student-athletes recognized by the NFF since 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 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; Meeting all NCAA/NAIA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.

About the Hampshire Foundation:
The Hampshire Foundation is the charitable arm of The Hampshire Companies, a privately-held, fully-integrated real estate firm that has more than 60 years of hands-on, cycle-tested experience in acquiring, developing, leasing, repositioning, managing, financing and disposing of real estate. Founded by Jon F. Hanson, who served as NFF Chairman from 1994-2006, Hampshire is headquartered in Morristown, N.J. Learn more at www.hampshirere.com.

About The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include FootballMatters.org, the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, The William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments, annual scholarships of more than $1.3 million and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, Hofmann Brands, New York Athletic Club, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, PrimeSport, the Sports Business Journal, Under Armour and VICIS. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).