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Mueller Named Semifinalist For Campbell Trophy

Adam Mueller
Sept. 25, 2014 IRVING, Texas - University of Connecticut senior long snapper Adam Mueller (Park Ridge, Ill.) has been named as a semifinalist for the 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy, which is presented annually to the top football scholar-athlete in the country by the National Football Foundation.

Mueller is a history and communications major at UConn with currently carries a 3.34 grade point average.

The award program also recognizes recipients of a prestigious NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award. Launched in 1959, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete program awards scholarships that can be used for the honorees' postgraduate educations. This year's scholar-athlete recipients will be announced Oct. 30, and one will be declared the winner of the Campbell Trophy on December 9 at the 57th NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York City.

The award is named in honor of Bill Campbell, the chairman of Intuit, former player and head coach at Columbia University and the 2004 recipient of the NFF's Gold Medal. Mueller was a member of the 2011 and '12 Big East Conference All-Academic team and was a 2013 pick to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. He is an active member of the community as he was a campus organizer for the HuskyThon - a student dance marathon that raised $350,000 for charity this past year. Mueller also visits local elementary schools with other UConn football players to mentor students in both academics and athletics.