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Michael Atwell - NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day, Presented by Fidelity Investments
Atwell, the quarterback at Hope (Mich.), has a 3.91 GPA in chemistry.
Published: 12/29/2013 9:00:00 AM

Each NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day is selected from the list of candidates for the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments. Nominated by their school as the absolute best all-around scholar-athlete on their team, 171 candidates met the high standards needed for consideration this year. As part of its effort to highlight the best of the gridiron, the NFF separately highlights each of these 171 candidates on its website. These outstanding individuals 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. 

Michael Atwell
Hope (Mich.)
Quarterback
Geneseo, Ill.
Chemistry
3.91 GPA

Additional Information:
2013 First Team Academic All-District
2012 CoSIDA Honorable Mention Academic All-American
Three-time member of MIAA Academic Honor Roll
Presidential Scholar
Six semesters on Hope Dean’s List
Inducted into Mortar Board National Honor Society
Team captain
Graduated in December 2013

Community Service:
Managed research project that studied pollution in Lake Macatawa watershed; Professor’s assistant in calculus for two years; Organic chemistry teaching assistant for one year; Served as lab assistant for ecology and animal behavior courses; Treasurer of TriBeta Biology Club.

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