Chris Nelson honored for academic and athletic achievement at UW-Whitewater

Chris Nelson, a native of Twin Lakes and graduate of Wilmot Union High School, is one of five members of the 2016 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team who were named to the 2017 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society by the NFF and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Tight end Brent Campbell (Rockford, IL/Winnebago), defensive lineman John Flood (Spring Grove, IL/Richmond-Burton Community), defensive back Mickey Morgan (Wauwatosa/Wauwatosa West) and linebacker Kyle Schiedemeyer (Sussex, Wis./Hamilton) along with Nelson were rewarded for their athletic and academic success as new members of the honor society.

The Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of student-athletes from all divisions of college football who maintained at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average during their college careers. Members must have completed their final year of athletic eligibility and be of senior academic standing.

A record 1,089 student-athletes from 297 schools qualified for membership in the society’s 11th year of existence.

All five honorees helped the Warhawks win the program’s 35th Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and reach the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III Championship for the 11th time in the last 12 years.

 

Nelson completed 51-of-94 passes for 812 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for a pair of scores during the season. He maintains a 3.23 GPA and is majoring in general management.

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