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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Oct. 31, 2013

Trevor Adams named NFF National Scholar-Athlete

Official National Football Foundation Release

IRVING, Texas – Northwest Missouri State senior quarterback Trevor Adams was named a National Scholar-Athlete by the National Football Foundation (NFF), in a release by the organization on Thursday. Out of 171 semifinalist nationwide from all divisions of play, Adams was one of 16 student-athletes to be named as a Scholar-Athlete. He will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and is now a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Trevor for almost five years now and there is no individual more deserving of this award than him,” said head football coach Adam Dorrel. “He is a leader who Northwest fans can be proud of and someone the community can look up to. His contribution to Bearcat football has been immeasurable and I know that whatever he decides to do, he will be successful.”

The award nomination process takes into consideration a student-athlete’s success on the field and in the classroom. Community service and testimonials were also taken into consideration when naming the semifinalists and the award winners.

“Northwest is thrilled to have Trevor Adams represent us as a finalist for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy,” said former football coach and current Northwest Director of Athletics Mel Tjeerdsma. “ During his career at Northwest, he has been the epitome of a true student-athlete. Besides his on-field and academic accomplishments, the intangibles that he brings in leadership, character and faith make him the perfect candidate for this award.”

The NFF will hold its awards dinner in New York City at the historic Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The ceremony will include the newest members of the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Scholar-Athlete class and other major award winners. At that time, the NFF will award the William V. Campbell Trophy to one of the 16 Scholar-Athletes with the winner’s postgraduate scholarship being raised to $25,000. The Scholar-Athlete Award is in its 55th year of existence. Adams joins former Northwest linebacker John Edmonds (2003) as the only Bearcats to earn this award.

Adams, a team captain this season, has put together one of the best careers in Bearcat football history. Entering Saturday’s game against Washburn, Adams is ranked fourth in career touchdown passes (55), fifth in total offense (6,358), sixth in passing yardage (5,907), sixth in completion percentage (64.6) and eighth in total completions (437). His 73.5 completion percentage is the highest mark in NCAA Division II and he also ranks third nationally with a 189.8 pass efficiency rating.

Adams earned CoSIDA Academic All-America and All-District honors as a junior and has a 3.94 GPA in biology and psychology at Northwest. He will graduate this December and plans on attending chiropractic school in Texas.

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