IRVING, Texas -
UConn senior punter Justin Wain (Wilmington, N.C.) has been named one of 156 semifinalists among all college football divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, II, III NAIA) for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy presented by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.
The award recognizes the top college football student-athlete in the country and comes with a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship. The National Football Foundation will announce 12-14 semifinalists for the award on November 1 and each semifinalist receives an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship.
The winner of the award is announced on December 6 at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York City.
Wain is an allied health major at UConn and intends on attending medical school following graduation. He has an overall grade point average of 3.728.
Wain is an active member of the UConn community in various programs. He also has spent time in his native North Carolina shadowing surgeons to learn about patient contact, patient-family interaction and the tasks of a surgeon and surgical procedures.
Wain is in his third season as UConn’ starting punter and has a career punting average of 39.1 yards, which is sixth in school history.