Dunn helped anchor the offensive line as he started all 11 games in 2016. “We are pleased to see a record number of colleges and universities embrace the Hampshire Honor Society this year,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Over the past decade, it has become a powerful vehicle for schools to recognize their college football players who have distinguished themselves both academically and athletically, and we congratulate the schools and each of these young men for their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their lives.” Melton was a two-time All-PFL honoree, while Menard garnered 2016 All-PFL honorable mention and second-team Academic All-PFL honors. Coleman was a two-time All-PFL and CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and named 2014 PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Driscoll started in six games and was a significant contributor in all 11 games last year. In addition to maintaining a level of academic excellence, being a starter or significant on-field contributor and meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards a degree is also needed for inclusion in the Hampshire Society. The group is comprised entirely of student-athletes that have met those requirements and exhausted their eligibility. Roane also earned honorable mention All-PFL honors. Lee was named 2016 PFL Special Teams Player of the Year and a first-team All-PFL selection. IRVING, Texas – Eight members of the Drake University football team have been named to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced on Wednesday. Taylor Coleman, Rory Driscoll, Colby Dunn, Josh Lee, Aaron Melton, Grant Menard, Michael Roane and Zach Zlabis were all named to the prestigious group that is comprised of college football student-athletes that have maintained a 3.2 or higher grade point average throughout their collegiate careers. A total of 1,089 student-athletes across all divisions of college football were honored with 42 coming from the Pioneer Football League. Zlabis, who battled through injuries during his first three seasons, became a two-year starter to close out his collegiate career. Print Friendly Version
One of the world’s most scenic gorges has long been a mystery to geologists. Scientists believe that some canyons are carved simultaneously by the rivers that flow through them and the rapid rise of terrain on either side. But Tsangpo Gorge, a rugged, steep-walled river valley in southern Tibet (pictured), doesn’t seem to fit that pattern. To figure out how the gorge evolved, scientists took a look at the deepest sediments—some up to 800 meters—drilled from several sites along the gorge. They then analyzed when the sediments were last exposed to cosmic rays (and therefore at Earth’s surface, not buried). The data reveal that some portions of the ancient gorge began filling in about 2.5 million years ago, the researchers report online today in Science. That’s the time when a rapid, tectonically driven rise in the terrain in that region of the Himalayas naturally dammed the river that carved the gorge and triggered sediment accumulation. But it’s also several million years after the Tsangpo Gorge first formed, according to previous studies, which carves a big hole in the notion that rapidly rising terrain in that region of the Himalayas sparked the growth of the gorge. Similar studies elsewhere—especially in the western end of the Himalayas, where gorges bisect the rugged landscape—may reveal whether rising terrain truly triggers increased erosion rates.