Thursday, August 5, 2010

Allegheny's Zipf Named to Fred Mitchell Award Watch List

Allegheny junior Ryan Zipf was one of 40 kickers named to the Fred Mitchell Award Watch List. The award is presented to the nation’s top collegiate placekicker among more than 600 FCS, Division II, Division III and NAIA football teams.

The award is named for Fred Mitchell, the record-setting place-kicker, Wittenberg Athletic Hall of Famer, author, philanthropist and Chicago Tribune sports columnist. The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be chosen based on excellence on the football field and in the community. The Award’s Watch List is released in August, top performers are recognized monthly during the college football season, and the winner (who is not required to be on the Watch List) is announced in mid-December.

Notes on Ryan Zipf: Junior from Cranberry Township, PA....2009 Fred Mitchell Award Finalist....led the Gators in 2009 scoring with 60 points from 24 of 26 PATs and 12 of 14 FGs including a 40-yard FG against Wabash on October 3....made six straight FG’s before going 3 of 4 in the last game of the 2009 39-yard FG on October 31 in 24-21 win over Wooster....four game winning streak for the Gators included 5 of 5 PAT's in wins over Carnegie Mellon and Denison and 3 of 3 PATs in wins over Kenyon and Wooster....2009 All-North Coast Athletic Conference Team Honorable Mention....volunteers at the Active Aging senior center in Meadville

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