Taylor Kavanaugh and Gregg Peat Earn National Academic Honors

May 5, 2010

Corvallis, Ore. -

Former Oregon State University football student-athletes Taylor Kavanaugh and Gregg Peat have been selected to the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced Tuesday by the NFF.


Kavanaugh and Peat are two of 620 players from 246 schools that qualified for the membership, and the only two from the state of Oregon.  To be recognized, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.


Kavanaugh was a four-year letterman receiver/returner/holder and is a candidate for an NCAA post-graduate scholarship.  The Portland, Ore., native was one of 12 Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes to be a part of the American Football Coaches Association “Good Works” Team for contributions to the community.  He was a four-time Pac-10 Conference All-Academic selection and was involved in numerous community service events on and off campus.  Kavanaugh has graduated with a degree in construction engineering management.


Peat was a four-year letterman 28-game starter at offensive guard and earned 2009 Pac-10 First Team.  The Mission Veijo, Calif., native earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors twice.  Peat graduated in March as a double major in business accounting and marketing, and also was actively involved in community service events.


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