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Wingate University: Former Bulldogs quarterback Robbie Nallenweg is regional winner

Wingate University graduate and former quarterback Robbie Nallenweg has been selected as one of the two regional winners of the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.

A national male and female Division II Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be selected from the 16 regional winners. The 16 regional winners were selected from the 24 Division II conferences. The national winners are expected to be announced in September.

Nallenweg is the fourth Wingate student to earn the CCA regional distinction. He recently received the South Atlantic Conference Presidents’ Award, the highest individual honor presented annually by the SAC. Nallenweg was named the SAC Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year in 2013.

“Robbie is a great example of someone who comes to college at a certain level, stays focused, works hard, and maximizes his talent,” Wingate head football coach Joe Reich says. “During his time at Wingate, Robbie made the most of every opportunity, both academically and athletically.”

Nallenweg earned his bachelor’s degree in biology in May, graduating magna cum laude with a 3.81 GPA. He also was invited to the training camp of the Green Bay Packers but has since been cut.

Nallenweg was named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. A two-time Capital One Academic All-Super Region 2 team selection, Nallenweg also was named to the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year.

In the community, Nallenweg was involved with the Wingate Special Olympics Field Day and served as a Wingate Elementary School lunch buddy this year.

Nallenweg was one of 28 candidates in the running for the 2013 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II college football Player of the Year. Nallenweg was a second team All-SAC performer as a senior. Nallenweg led the SAC in completions per game (28.1) and completion percentage (70.3). He was fourth in the NCAA Division II statistical rankings in both of the aforementioned categories.

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