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Central Football Players Earn National Acadamic Recognition

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 5:58 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Jamie Brockman - information provided by Central College

Central College landed 11 players in the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, the third-highest total of any college or university in the U.S.  

The University of Dayton and Saint John’s University each had 12 honorees this year and were the only schools with more than Central. It’s the fourth straight year that Central has matched or exceeded the number of selections from all other Iowa Conference schools.  

Quarterback Zach Bandow had the highest GPA of any Central football player, carrying a 3.91 as a Biology major.  Among the other Dutch players recognized were starting linemen Austin Hill and Lee Schroeder, tight end Jordan Leuschen and  punter Kurtis Brondyke.

Name (hometown/high school)                               Position               GPA       Major

Zack Bandow (Manilla, Iowa/IKM HS)                    QB                          3.91        Biology

Kurtis Brondyke (Clinton/Clinton HS)                    P                             3.32        Exercise science

Kevin Haupt (Grundy Center/Grundy Center HS)           LB                           3.35        Environmental Science                                                                                               

Cole Henderson (Grinnell/Grinnell HS)                LB                           3.34        Exercise science

Austin Hill (Carroll/Kuemper Catholic HS)           DL                           3.38        Exercise science

Steven Johnson (Deep River/Montezuma HS)   TE                           3.70        Business Management
                                                                                                                                     Jordan Leuschen (Decorah/Decorah HS)               TE                           3.26        Political science/Psychology
Joel Mudd (Fort Lupton, Colo./Fort Lupton HS) DB                          3.54        Political science/Communication Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jason Ohlfest (Marshalltown/Marshalltown HS)      DB                          3.46        Physics
A.J. Santon (Omaha, Neb./Camdenton HS)         OL                           3.57        Biology

Lee Schroeder (Malcom/Montezuma HS)            OL                           3.57        Exercise science