Scholar-athlete: Cam Johnson

From staff reportsMarch 3, 2014 

Cam Johnson

Wake Forest High, Senior

5 feet, 11 inches; 170 pounds

Academics: 4.7 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale with extra credit for advanced classes.

College: Davidson

Coach Kevin Lynch: “Cam is quiet young man. He lets his actions speak for him. Cam needs to be challenged and likes to be challenged, whether it's on the baseball field or in the classroom. As a coach you know what Cam is going to bring every day: hustle, hardwork, and consistency.”

Book that had an impact: “Their Eyes Were Watching God” (by Zora Neale Hurston) because it was so emotional. It gave me great insights into African-American culture.

Person who made an impact on my life: “(Wake Forest High coach Kevin Lynch) because he has been there for me the last four years. He has taught me about perservence and has helped me with personal things on and off of the field.”

Listens to: “Rap, because it pumps me up.”

A friend always: “Is there. A good friend is like a good teammate. You can depend on him. He picks you up when you are down. He has your back.”

I was fascinated to learn: “About psychology. It is fascinating to learn how people think.”

Add to Mount Rushmore: Derek Jeter.

Most important U.S. document: “The Bill of Rights. Our personal freedoms are spelled out. Everyone’s rights.”

If I could go anywhere, I’d go to: “Beijing. Whenever I think of traveling, I think of somewhere like Beijing. So much is happening there and there are so many cool things to see.”

Why Davidson: “The learning environment is incredible. I think I can learn a lot there.”

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