Brehm Named Outstanding Student-AthleteAlma College student-athlete Josh Brehm has been named the winner of the 2006-07 Albert H. Deal Scholar-Athlete Award for his excellence on the field and in the classroom.
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association award recognizes senior class athletes who have excelled in academics and athletics and displayed outstanding leadership qualities. The award honors tformer MIAA commissionerAlbert Deal (1971-91).
Brehm was the 2006 recipient of the Gagliardi Trophy, awarded annually to the best player in Division III football for excellence in academics, athletics and community service.
Hailing from Ithaca, Mich., Brehm led NCAA Division III football in three categories: total offense (4,084), passing yards (3,448) and passing yards per game (344.8). The MIAA’s 2006 most valuable offensive player, he set an NCAA record with 288 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, and set the NCAA Division III record with 10 consecutive games of 300 yards of total offense or more. He participated in the East Coast Bowl completing 20 of 28 passing for 240 yards, one touchdown and added another on the ground.
Brehm is the holder of 15 school records including passing yards (10,706), pass completions (919) and touchdown passes (85). A two-time All-MIAA first team selection, he collected 12,247 career yards of total offense and was honored as the MIAA offensive player of the week seven times over his career.
In addition to his expertise and agility on the football field, Brehm, a double major in business and psychology, had a 3.78 GPA. He had three consecutive semesters with a 4.0 GPA. This past year, he was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team. An active member of Alma’s Students in Free Enterprise, Brehm dedicated countless hours of service in area schools. His many activities at Alma College included spearheading a fundraising effort in memory of Joe Nelson, a fellow football player, who tragically died in a car accident.
Posted: Thu, June 14th, 2007 at 10:47AM