Schebler selected as finalist for Division III’s top individual honor

Senior kicker Jeff Schebler was selected last week as one of the 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, Division III’s most prestigious award.

“That’s a real accomplishment for me,” Schebler said.

Fans can vote for Schebler by going to

Voting ends Dec. 7 and the winner will be introduced prior to the national championship game in Salem, Va., on Dec. 17.

Schebler, a three-time All-American, is the NCAA points leader in all divisions.

Former UW-Whitewater running back Justin Beaver won the award in 2007 and Ryan Kleppe, a former Warhawk defensive tackle, was nominated in 2006.

“To follow in their foot steps, it’s quite an accomplishment,” Schebler said. “Hopefully, [I’ll] win it like Beaver did.”

The award is based on excellence in athletics, academic and community service.

Schebler is a multi-year member of the national honor society and is involved  within the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team and volunteers at the Hadley School for the Blind in Janesville, Wis.

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