Ashland University senior long snapper Travis Downing has continued his honor-filled 2018-19 school year by earning a scholarship from the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
Downing was recognized on March 12 at the 31st annual Mike Cleary Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete awards banquet in Westlake, Ohio, for his $2,000 postgraduate scholarship. More than 400 people were in attendance at the banquet.
As the Eagles' full-time long snapper for four years, Downing played in 45 career games. In 2018, he garnered second-team Google Cloud Academic All-America, Google Cloud Academic All-District, honorable mention All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and All-GLIAC Academic Excellence honors, as well as being selected as Ashland's nominee for the NFF William V. Campbell Trophy and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team.
Downing finished his career as a three-time member of the All-GLIAC Academic Excellence Team.
Through the 2018 fall semester, Downing sported a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average as a Sport Management major.
Downing joins Chase Hoobler (2015) as Eagles who have earned the NEO NFF Postgraduate Scholarship.