Nov. 8, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University senior quarterback Alex Brink has been named one of 11 finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy, the All Sports Association, Inc., announced. This marks the second consecutive year in which Brink was named a finalist for the prestigious award.
The Wuerffel Trophy honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement.
During his time at WSU, Brink has been actively involved in the Pullman community, spending 45 minutes each week reading to children at local elementary schools as part of the WSU Reading Buddies Program. Brink has also participated in several activities with children in the Pullman area including school functions, autograph sessions, Junior Cougar Day and middle school reading programs. He was also one of two WSU student-athletes chosen for an exchange trip with International Christian University in Japan.
In the classroom Brink is a two-time Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic First Team member and was also named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA All-Academic District VIII First Team in 2006. He has made the Dean's List in each of his last six semesters, was the Outstanding Male Sport Management Student in 2006-07 and is a member of the WSU Honors College.
On the field Brink is a two-time All-Pac-10 selection and is the Cougars' all-time leader in pass attempts (1,319), pass completions (768) and passing yards (9,751). He is tied with Jason Gesser for the school record in touchdown passes (70) and ranks second all-time in completion-percentage (.583). Brink also ranks eighth on the all-time Pac-10 list for passing yards and is tied for seventh on the conference list for career touchdown passes.
The Wuerffel Trophy is named after former Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, who led the Florida Gators to the 1996 national championship, played six years in the National Football League and has received national recognition for his humanitarian and community service efforts with Desire Street Ministries in New Orleans.
A committee that includes 10 prominent Wuerffel Trophy national directors will vote on the finalists later this month, and the winner will be announced in early December. The Wuerffel Trophy will be presented to the winner at the All Sports Association's 39th Annual Awards Banquet on February 15, 2008.