Sept. 27, 2012
ATHENS-----Georgia senior snapper Ty Frix has been selected as one of 147 candidates for the National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete Awards, it was announced Thursday by the NFF and College Hall of Fame. Frix and the other nominees also compromise the list of semifinalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.
Candidates for the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards 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 or significant contributor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.
A native of Calhoun, Ga., Frix has served as the Bulldogs' snapper since 2009. A three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, he graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering in May and is currently pursuing an MBA.
The class is selected each year by the NFF Awards Committee, which is comprised of a nationally recognized group of media, College Football Hall of Famers and athletics administrators. The NFF Awards Committee will select up to 16 recipients, and the results will be announced Oct. 25. Each recipient will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, and they will vie as finalists for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy. Each member of the 2012 National Scholar-Athlete Class will also travel to New York City to be honored Dec. 4 during the 55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Since the inception of the Campbell Trophy in 1990, an SEC student-athlete has claimed the award seven times. Former Bulldog Matt Stinchcomb won the award in 1998.