Oct. 18, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University senior quarterback Alex Brink has been named a Draddy Award semifinalist and a candidate for The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) 2007 National Scholar-Athlete Awards, it was announced recently.
Brink is among 153 semifinalists for the Draddy Award, presented by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the country for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership.
Nominated by their schools, which are limited to one nominee each, semifinalists must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.
Established to honor former NFF Chairman Vincent dePaul Draddy, a Manhattan College quarterback who developed the Izod and Lacoste brands, the award comes with a 24-inch, 25-pound bronze trophy and a $25,000 post-graduate scholarship.
The NFF Awards Committee will select and announce up to 15 finalists on Oct. 25. Each finalist will be recognized as part of the 2007 National Scholar-Athlete Class, receiving an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. The Draddy winner, who will receive a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship, will be announced at the NFF's Annual Awards Dinner, Dec. 4 at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria in New York City. A total distribution of more than $300,000 in scholarships will be awarded that evening.