July 1, 2011
2011 Season - Wood joins Hampshire Honor Society
|Robert Wood has been selected as a member of the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society. Wood, a 2011 Augustana graduate, is currently attending medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscienceï¿½s College of Osteopathic Medicine.|
After finishing a stellar career on the football field, Augustana’s Robert Wood (Rockford Boylan Catholic, Loves Park, Illinois) is being recognized for both the work he did on and off the field. Wood, who graduated this past May, has been named a member of the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society. Endowed by the real estate company, the Hampshire Company, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society is designed to highlight football’s unique ability to develop tomorrow’s brightest leaders and honor the college football players from all divisions of play who each maintain a 3.2 GPA or better during their collegiate careers.
Since its inception in 2007, the Hampshire Honor Society has recognized 2,655 student-athletes for their commitment both on and off the field. Membership into this group has increased every year since its inception with 685 student-athletes being recognized in 2011. To qualify for membership into the honor society a student-athlete must be a starter or major substitute in their last year of eligibility, maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average for their undergraduate career, and meet the NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.
A four-time letter winner, Wood played an instrumental role on the Vikings’ football team during his four year career. Playing in 31 career games, and starting 26 of them at running back, Wood tallied 1,680 career rushing yards on 330 carries, and 18 rushing touchdowns. He also recorded 18 receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns. As a junior he was a second team all-conference running back in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. During his senior year he was named the CCIW’s “Offensive Player of the Week” for the final week of the season. As a senior, Wood was voted a team captain by his teammates.
Wood’s list of achievements is not limited to his play on the field. He is also an outstanding student in the classroom. Sporting a 3.92 grade point average while majoring in biology/pre-medicine, Wood was a three-time academic all-conference selection and a second team academic all-district performer in 2009. He was a member of the Dean’s List every term of his career and he was also awarded the Aristeia Award which is given to freshmen who earned straight A’s in any of their first three terms. Wood was also a semi-finalist for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy and he was nominated for an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
The son of Todd and Janet Wood of Loves Park, Illinois, Robert will be attending medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.