Guilford's Football Students Honored

Greensboro, N.C. (9/6/06) --- Guilford College's Micah Rushing was named to D3football's first national Team of the Week and teammate Josh Vogelbach won Guilford's first Student-Athlete of the Week prize, presented by the Quakers' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.


Rushing, a 5-9, 180-pound receiver, found the end zone three times for the second time in his career in Guilford's 49-35 season-opening win over Ferrum Sept. 2. The senior made touchdown catches of 10 and four yards in the second quarter and a 19-yard scoring reception in the final period. He finished with seven catches on the afternoon for 68 yards and 126 all-purpose yards. Rushing scored three rushing touchdowns in a game against Catholic as a sophomore and has 25 career touchdowns (10 rushing, 15 receiving). D3football's team of the week consists of a starting 11 on offense, another 11 on defense and three special teamers selected from players nominated by schools and conferences.


Vogelbach completed 31 of 46 passes for 338 yards and a school-record six touchdowns in the victory over Ferrum. He hooked up with three different receivers on scoring passes against the Panthers and threw four touchdowns by halftime. Vogelbach tossed three touchdowns to Rushing, two to Joe Joyner (Farmville, N.C./Greene Central) and one to Chris Barnette (Semora, N.C./Person). He has thrown for over 300 yards in each of his last seven games.


Guilford's SAAC is comprised of representatives from each of the school's 16 varsity teams. The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and seeks to build community among student-athletes and non-student-athletes on the campus. Other recent Guilford SAAC activities include a canned-food drive to benefit local charities and dodgeball competitions among representatives from Guilford's administration and athletic teams.


Head coach Kevin Kiesel's Quakers have won five straight contests dating back to last season, the team's longest streak since 1997-98. Guilford travels to Methodist to take on the Monarchs Sept. 9 at 1:00 p.m. The Quakers' next home game is Sept. 30 at 1:00 p.m. against crosstown rival Greensboro in the 10th annual Gate City Soup Bowl. At halftime of the game, the field will be formally named for Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Sports Studies Emeritus and former Athletic Director Herb Appenzeller.