April 29, 2009
PULLMAN - Washington State University's Vaughn Lesuma and Matt Mullennix were each named members of the 2009 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced recently.
The Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions that maintained a 3.2 grade-point-average or better, and started or were significant contributors in their final year of eligibility. Honor Society members must also meet all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.
Lesuma appeared in 11 of WSU's 13 games in 2008, starting 10 games at left tackle and once at left guard.
After being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, Mullennix started each of WSU's 13 games, 12 at defensive end and one at defensive tackle. He accumulated a career-high 50 tackles on the season, including four tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks.
There were 564 student-athletes from 266 schools honored in 2009, a 27-percent increase from the 2008 class. In its inaugural year in 2007, the Hampshire Honor Society honored more than 300 students from 195 schools.