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Saturday, Jan 26 2013 04:52 PM

Farewell earns NAIA All-Conferece punting honors

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Former THS standout punter Travis Farewell, in his second year for Montana Tech, boots one of his 60 punts in 2012. Farewell has amassed 3,631 yards of punts in two seasons for the Orediggers, including a career long 92 yard punt as a freshman.

After a successful second season with Montana Tech, THS football alum Travis Farewell was selected as a special teams 2012 NAIA First Team All-Conference Selection.

As a punter, Farewell helped the Orediggers to an 8-3 record in 2012, good for a no. 12 NAIA national ranking and a first place finish in the Frontier-West Conference.

The former THS standout athlete has also earned two special teams player of the week honors in a pair of wins over University of Montana-Western. In the first victory, Farewell punted six times for a total of 266 yards, including a season-long 75 yard punt. In the second win, Farewell had a punt long of 53 yards and two punts inside the 20 yard line.

Overall, Farewell's sophomore campaign had him kick 60 punts for 2,389 yards, while also contributing with a blocked kick. In two years, he has booted 96 punts for 3,631 total yards, including a career-long 92 yard punt as a freshman.

Outside of football, Farewell is taking on a rigorous class schedule, double-majoring in Petroleum and Geology and is on pace to graduate cum laude. This summer, Farewell will accept an internship at Aera Energy in Bakersfield for job experience related to his major.

Farewell was an All-League and All-CIF athlete in high school, helping the Warriors to a pair of CIF championships in 2008 and 2010.

During a recent visit home, Farewell was also a guest speaker for the Tehachapi High Engineering and Manufacturing Academy (THEMA) program, sharing his college experience and knowledge of engineering opportunities beyond high school.

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