Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Five Lycoming Football Warriors named to Hampshire Honor Society

Blake Bowman, Bailey Hughes, Austin Mital, Kirby Moist and Keeghan Morrison were named to the Hampshire Honor Society. (Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A school-record five members of the Lycoming College football team have earned membership in the 2017 Hampshire Honor Society, the National Football Foundation in Dallas, Texas, announced on Wednesday, April 27.

The five members are seniors Blake Bowman (Valley View, Pa./Tri-Valley), Bailey Hughes (Forest City, Pa./Carbondale), Austin Mital (Ginter, Pa./Moshannon Valley), Kirby Moist (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County) and Keeghan Morrison (Loysville, Pa./West Perry).

In order to be eligible for membership into the honor society, a player must be a starter or significant reserve on the team as a senior, maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout his entire course of undergraduate study and meet all NCAA-mandated progress toward degree requirements and graduation.

#33 Blake Bowman (A File Photo)
Bowman, a history major, led the Middle Atlantic Conference in rushing yards for the second year in a row, averaging 93.6 yards per game, while his 12 rushing touchdowns also led the league for a second straight year. He finished second in the league with an average of 113.5 all-purpose yards. He finished his career second in school history with 31 rushing yards, fifth with 2,516 rushing yards and third with an average of 5.16 yards per rush. In two years as a starter, Bowman earned two All-MAC honors and two MAC Offensive Player of the Week awards to go with CoSIDA Academic All-District Team and Academic All-MAC accolades as a senior. He was a three-time member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll.

Bailey Hughes
Hughes, a left tackle for the Warriors started all 10 games on the line, earning Academic All-MAC and Second Team All-MAC honors. The accounting major was the team's iron man on the line, starting 30 straight games at left tackle. As a senior, he started all 10 games as a senior, helping the Warriors average 333.2 yards of total offense per game, including 147.4 rushing yards per game. He earned three MAC Academic Honor Roll accolades.

Austin Mital
Mital, a physics major, was named the MAC Scholar Athlete after also earning Second Team Academic All-American accolades and picking up Academic All-MAC honors for the second time in his career as a senior. He was also an Honorable Mention All-MAC offensive lineman, an Academic All-District selection and he was the team's candidate for the National Football Foundation's National Scholar-Athlete Award. He earned three MAC Academic Honor Roll accolades in his career.

Kirby Moist
Moist, a business administration major, earned four letters and appeared in 21 career games for the Warriors as a linebacker. He finished with 12 tackles as a senior, becoming a critical part of the team’s special teams units throughout his career. He is a three-time member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll.

Keeghan Morrison
Morrison, a business finance major, earned four letters and appeared in 30 games in his career, making 21 receptions for 226 yards and two touchdowns. As a senior, he finished fourth on the team with 16 catches for 163 yards. Morrison was a two-time member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll.

The Warriors finished the season 3-7 overall and 2-7 in the MAC under ninth-year head coach Mike Clark.