Murray ('14) Up For Campbell TrophyThe National Football Foundation announced today that Alma College senior Lars Murray (Coleman, Mich./Coleman) is one of 181 finalists across all divisions for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
Murray, a captain on the Scots' football team, is one of 33 players from NCAA Division III on the list. He is currently carrying a 3.895 grade-point average and majoring in business administration. In 2017, he has started all three games, catching five passes for 44 yards with one touchdown.
The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Nov. 1, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, presented by Fidelity Investments. The finalists will travel to New York City for the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5, where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports. Live during the event, one member of the class will be declared as the winner of the 28th William V. Campbell Trophy® and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.
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Palumbo Earns RUBYKaren Palumbo, an alumni salutatorian from Coleman received a RUBY Award for her work at Dow Corning and was recognized across the Great Lakes Bay Region. The RUBY award stands for Recognizing the Upward Bright and Young. To receive this award, a person must be under 40 years old. College professors, doctors, school employees and business professionals were all among the winners. These recipients are successful and are making a huge difference in their fields. Congratulations to our Rising Star, Karen, who was able to talk with CFO's and CEO's afterward and has opened new doors for herself!BELL ('14) NAMED NAIA NATIONAL FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
After breaking the school record in the pole vault and being named back-to-back WHAC Field Performer of the Week, Curtis Bell (JR/Coleman, Michigan) added another accolade to his resume this afternoon. Bell was named the NAIA's National Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic. Bell cleared 16-7.25 to win the event and break the previous school record. His vault now ranks him first in the country as he enters the final two weeks of the regular season. Bell bettered 29 other nominees for the NAIA's highest weekly honorCurtis Bell also won the NAIA National Title for pole vault at the championship contest in Johnson City, Tennessee early March. You can read the Midland Daily News article about it here.Lars Murray Earns Top Alma Football GPAAmanda (Rosie) Lovejoy ('14) Named to SVSU's President's ListSVSU's President's List recipients as posted in the Midland Daily News here.
Bell claimed the title and broke his own school record in the pole vault by clearing 16-8 ¾. Sigafoose, now a 12-time All American, stood atop of the podium in the 1,000 meters in school record fashion (2:50.74). And McKeown, who also set a school record, cleared a personal best of 6-11 ¾ to win the high jump.