R. Hill's Hostetler head of class at the Scholar Athlete Awards

High Schools

March 07, 2002|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Matt Hostetler of River Hill won the grand prize of a $4,000 college scholarship at last night's 39th annual Scholar Athlete Awards dinner at Martin's West.

A total of $10,000 in scholarships was awarded by the Baltimore chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame that sponsors the event, the largest of more than 100 similar dinners throughout the country.

Hostetler, ranked No. 1 in his class of 338, r was one of five regional scholarship award winners. The others, Owings Mill's Paul Day, Catonsville's Chris Wilson, Eastern Tech's Tim Slowik and Poly's Ted Savage each received $1,500 scholarships. In all, 89 football players were honored.

Hostetler, the West Regional winner, threw for more than 3,200 yards and 38 touchdowns in three seasons. The National Honor Society member also captained the Hawks basketball team to its first county title this winter, and he participates in his school's elementary school outreach program.

Day won the North Regional honor. The defensive tackle and offensive guard earned first-team All-Baltimore County honors. He ranks in the top 10 percent of his class.

Wilson, a tailback and linebacker, won the South Regional honor. He is Gatorade's Maryland High School football Player of the Year, a preseason All-American pick by Super Prep Magazine, and ranks in the top 10 percent of his class.

Slowik, a two-way lineman, was a first-team All-Baltimore County and second-team All-Metro honoree who ranks in the top 10 percent of his class.

Savage, a tailback and defensive back, was a first-team Super 22 selection by the Baltimore Touchdown Club. He ranks in the top 10 percent of his class.

The Herb Armstrong Service to Football Award was given to Bill Bauersfield, a Calvert Hall College and University of Baltimore graduate who has been a moving force behind the dinner.

The A. Paul Menton Award to the metro area's top high school football team was given to Hereford.

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