PSU Football players named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

PSU Football players named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Banuskevich, Cederblad, McGregor, Tirabassi honored for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Four Plymouth State University student-athletes were among the 1,668 players from all divisions of collegiate football when the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the members of the 2019 Hampshire Honor Society.

            Seniors Mitch Banuskevich (Milford, N.H.), Emil Cederblad (Stockholm, Sweden), Grant McGregor (Burlington, Conn.) and Teagan Tirabassi (Attleboro, Mass.) were all honored for the Panthers.

            In its 13th year of existence, the NFF recognized an all-time high of 1,668 players from a record 427 schools in Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III and NAIA. Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2018, achieved a 3.20 cumulative grade point average throughout their entire course of undergraduate study, met all NCAA or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements and been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2018 season.

            With four honorees, Plymouth State had the second highest total among five Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) schools to have at least one student-athlete included. Westfield State University led the conference with 11 recipients.

            Led by 16-year veteran head coach Paul Castonia the Panthers finished the season with a 6-4 overall mark and a 5-3 record in league play.

            A complete list of the 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society membership can be found at the NFF website,



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