Ward Named to National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Ryan Ward, a member of the 2016 University of Iowa football team, was named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
In its 11th year, the Hampshire Society recognizes collegiate football players who carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in their college career. The NFF recognized 868 players from 275 college football programs at all levels. The complete list can be found on the National Football Foundation’s website, http://www.footballfoundation.org.
Ward, a health and human physiology major, is a three-year letterman as an offensive lineman for the Hawkeyes. He played primarily on special team in 2016 and helped Iowa reach January bowl games the last four seasons, including Iowa’s first 12-0 regular season in 2015, leading to a Big Ten West Division title and the team’s first Rose Bowl berth since 1991. Ward’s 3.81 GPA earned him the Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement Award in 2016. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015 and 2016.
The Hampshire Honor Society represents a powerful component of the NFF’s rich history as an innovator in promoting the scholar-athlete ideal since its inception in 1959.