Allen, Vause inducted into Hampshire Honor SocietyMay 2, 2016
IRVING, Texas – Defensive end Landon Allen and nose guard Jackson Vause have been selected into membership of the prestigious Hampshire Honor Society by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.
The NFF strives to underscore the importance of scholarship for football-playing student-athletes through inducting members into the society. In order to qualify for membership, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant contributor in his final year of eligibility at an NCAA or NAIA institution, maintain a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA, and meet all progress toward degree requirements.
Allen was the team’s sixth-leading tackler, counting 2.5 tackles for loss among his 46 stops on the season. He was also second on the team with three quarterback hurries and forced a fumble after his preseason second team all-SAC selection in August. He earned a degree in Exercise Science and a teaching licensure, graduating with a 3.40 GPA and landing on the Dean’s List three semesters.
Vause notched 31 tackles, including 0.5 for loss, two quarterback hurries, and a fumble recovery in 2015. He is the second football player and third-ever Brevard student-athlete selected to the Academic All-District team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He graduated cum laude with a History degree and a 3.51 GPA and was named to the Dean’s List four times during his time at Brevard.
This season, a record 868 student-athletes from 275 football-playing institutions were inducted as Hampshire Honor Society members. Allen and Vause joined Tusculum’s Max Gaubert and Mathu Gibson, Eric Mapoles, and Jordan Smith from Wingate as the South Atlantic Conference’s representatives in this year’s class.
In the 10 years since the Hampshire Honor Society’s inception, 6,620 student-athletes have been honored by the organization. Fellow conference member Wingate is one of 32 schools from all levels of college football to have at least one student-athlete honored in each year of the program’s existence.