Klingelhutz named WIAC Scholar-AthleteUW-River Falls record-setting kick returner Greg Klingelhutz has been named the WIAC football Scholar-Athlete for the 2011 season.
By: UW-RF Sports Information, River Falls Journal
UW-River Falls record-setting kick returner Greg Klingelhutz has been named the WIAC football Scholar-Athlete for the 2011 season.
The senior from Chanhassen, Minn., owns a 3.75 grade point average and is majoring in business administration with a minor in psychology. He is a three-time member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll and been recognized on UW-RF’s dean’s list every semester. Klingelhutz was selected the school’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2011.
A three-time All-WIAC first team selection, Klingelhutz was selected to the 2010 D3football.com All-West Region Team. In 2010, he broke the NCAA Division III record for kickoff return yardage (1,017) and the record for kickoff returns (49). Klingelhutz owns every UW-RF career and single-season kickoff return record.
He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and has served as a volunteer for youth football night and “Trick or Treat” for canned goods. He is a member of the UW-RF Honors Program.
“I am so excited for Greg to receive this prestigious award and I am proud of him for the hard work that he has put in that made him so deserving of this award,” Falcon head coach Matt Walker said. “Greg is a great football player, unbelievable student and wonderful citizen to the UW-RF campus.”
Klingelhutz is the sixth Falcon to earn the WIAC Scholar-Athlete award. He joins Jeff Saueressig (1989), Mike Olson (1991), Steve Walker (1993), Eddie Simes (1994) and Ben Kolstad (1999) as Falcon Scholar-Athletes.
The WIAC Scholar-Athlete award is named after Max Sparger, who served as commissioner of the Wisconsin State University Conference from July 1971 — July 1993. In order to be nominated for the scholar-athlete award, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.50 grade point average. In addition, he must be in his last year of competition, or on schedule to graduate this academic year and have competed for a minimum of two years.