Annual awards were given out at season-ending event.
Thomas wins Bulger Award -- New England's Heisman Trophy
Wain, Puyol and Marinan are all oustanding scholar-athletes.
Award is given to the top college football scholar-athlete in the country.
As 2016 season is near, there was one more honor from the 2015-16 academic year.
UConn vs Tulane (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Boston College (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Syracuse (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Virginia (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Navy (photo by Stephen Slade)
2016: Received the Nils V. “Swede” Nelson Award for exceptional achievement in sportsmanship, academics and athletics from the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston...was a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given by the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame to the top college football student-athlete in the country…named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District team....starting punter for the third consecuitve year...averaged a career-high 41.3 yards per punt with 22 inside the 20 and 35 that were fair caught...posted a season-high 56 yard punts on two occastions (Oct. 22, Nov. 26)...39.4 yard punting average is fifth in school history while his 8,751 career yards is third and 222 punts is fourth...set a season-high with five punts inside the 20 against Virginia (Sept. 17) and Houston (Sept 29)...also eclipsed a career-high with 12 punts against Houston (Sept. 29).
2015: UConn's starting punter for the past two seasons...averaged 38.2 yards per punt with 22 inside the 20-yard line and 39 that were fair caught...had a season-long punt of 53 yards against Marshall (Dec. 26) in St. Petersburg Bowl and two of his five punts were inside the 20...75 punts were tied for seventh in school single-season history and 2,866 yards of punting was eighth...against Army (Sept. 12), all three of his punt were within the 20-yard line...in win vs. Houston (Nov. 21), had nine punt and six were within the 20 and six were fair caught...also have five that were fair caught in win vs. Tulane (Nov. 7).
2014: Served as the primary punter, punting in 11 games on the year...finished with 74 punts for 2,868 yards, a 38.8 average with 17 punts downed inside the 20...posted a long of 59 yards, recorded four touchbacks and saw 30 punts fair caught...booted six punts of at least 50 yards...put 6-of-9 punts vs. Stony Brook (Sept. 6) inside the 20, earning ECAC Special Teams Rookie of the Week laurels...averaged 44.5 yards on eight punts at USF (Sept. 19)...placed 3-of-4 inside the 20 at Tulane (Oct. 11)...blasted a season-long 59 yarder at Memphis (Nov. 29)... named to the 2013 and 2014 American Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
2013: Named to the 2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
High School: Lettermen at Eugene Ashley...was Special Team MVP..Earned scholar-athlete honors.
Personal Profile: Justin David Wain..Born Nov. 25, 1993..an allied health sciences major.
JUSTIN WAIN'S CAREER HIGHS Most Punts: 12, at Houston, 9/29/16 Highest AVG (min. 3): 48.0, vs. Syracuse, 9/24/14 Longest Punt: 59, at Memphis, 11/29/14 Most Inside 20: 6 (2x), last vs. Houston, 11/21/15
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