The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) had 12 representatives from both Pomona-Pitzer's and Redlands' football programs recently honored as National Football Foundation (NFF) Honor Society members.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football seniors from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An all-time high 1,271 players from a record 307 schools qualified for membership in the society's 12th year. The 1,271 players honored in 2018 sets a new high water mark, eclipsing the previous record of 1,103 honorees in 2017. The 307 schools with members breaks the previous mark of 302 set in 2017.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF's National Scholar-Athlete program by greatly expanding the number of scholar-athletes the NFF can recognize each year. The program further strengthens the organization's leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes at the 777 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.
Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have:
- - Completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2017
- - 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
- - Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2017 season.