Bill Kuhl ’18 (Elmhurst, Illinois) became the second Culver Military Academy Eagle to win a Moose Krause Memorial Scholarship Wednesday evening. The presentation was made at the local National Football Foundation chapter’s annual banquet in South Bend. The organization is named after the legendary Notre Dame athletic director.
The renewable, four-year scholarship carries a total value of $2,000. It is one of four scholarships presented by the local chapter. The scholarships ranged from $2,000 to $8,000 over four years. Teachers Credit Union also awarded a $4,000 scholarship to one of the honorees. Forty-four football players from 24 high schools in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan were nominated and recognized. The scholarship panel considers academic, athletic, extracurricular, and community service work in the selection process.
Alex Moser ’17 was the first CMA winner of Krause scholarship. CMA has been participating in the program since 2014.
A Batten Scholar, Kuhl will continue his playing career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Michael Bocker ’18 (Wheaton, Illinois) was also recognized for his on- and off-field accomplishments. Bocker, currently undecided on his college choice, could not attend because of a varsity lacrosse game in Indianapolis.
Bocker was the quarterback and Kuhl was the center on CMA’s 10-2 team that reached the Class 4A sectional championship game, losing to Angola 31-30 in overtime. The 2017 team is only the second in history to reach 10 wins. The first was the undefeated 1903 team.
Edward “Moose” Krause was the director of athletics at the University of Notre Dame from 1948 to 1981. During his tenure, the Irish won four national championships in football, produced three Heisman Trophy winners, and graduated 99 percent of its players.
Originally recruited by Knute Rockne, who used the term “moose” to describe him, Krause was a two-time all-American in football and three time all-American in basketball at ND. The South Bend chapter officially changed its name in 1979 in his honor. His son, Phil Krause, presented the awards to the 44 players. Notre Dame Associate Head Football Coach Mike Elston was the keynote speaker at the 45th annual scholarship dinner.