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Simon Mathiesen – NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day, Presented by Fidelity Investments
Mathiesen, a placekicker at Northwest Missouri State, maintains a 3.67 GPA in business economics and financial services.
Published: 4/5/2017 9:50:00 AM

Simon Mathiesen
Northwest Missouri State
Placekicker
Copenhagen, Denmark
3.67 GPA in Business Economics and Financial Services
Minor in Finance                       

Additional Information:

  • ·         2015 MIAA Scholar-Athlete
  • ·         Two-time member of MIAA Academic Honor Roll
  • ·         Three-time Northwest Missouri State Honor Roll
  • ·         Expected to graduate in May 2017 and pursue an MBA

Civic Service & Leadership: Three-year annual spring clean-up participant; Read to children at local school, visited disabled at hospital and served lunches at high schools; Played football with kids through church program; Works with Soelleroed Gold Diggers (club football team in Denmark) to help grow sport of football overseas; Can speak four different languages; Came to Northwest Missouri State as a walk-on.


NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day, Presented by Fidelity
Each NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day is selected from the 156 semifinalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments® and prominently displayed inside its official home at the New York Athletic Club. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation and comes with a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship.

The NFF announced 12 finalists for the Campbell Trophy on Nov. 1, and each of them received an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, presented by Fidelity Investments. Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell was awarded the 27th Campbell Trophy at the 59th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 6.

Nominated by their schools, 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.

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