Missouri Western State University had four football players announced as members of the 2008 NFF Hampshire Honor Society by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF). The list of players is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a 3.2 GPA or better.
Western’s Robert Bishop (St. Louis, Mo.), Travis Kinkade (Centralia, Mo.), Patrick St. Louis (Belton, Mo.) and Joe Stamps (Kansas City, Mo.) were four of the 439 players selected from 226 schools whom qualified for membership in the society’s second year, an increase of more than 25 percent from the inaugural class of 2007.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF’s current National Scholar-Athlete program greatly expanding the numbers of scholar-athletes the NFF can recognize each year and further strengthening its leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes who play football at the more than 700 college and universities with football programs.
Being a starter or a significant substitute in one’s last year of eligibility at an accredited NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, or an NAIA college or university. The student-athlete must achieve a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study; and meet all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.