Clayton High graduate and former Campbell University kicker Sam Eberwein has received a postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA. He is one of 58 fall sport student-athletes nationwide receiving the $7,500 scholarship.
A four-time Pioneer Football League All-Academic selection, Eberwein is President of Campbell’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, a CU representative at the Big South’s Leadership Conference, a CU Pharmacy and Presidential Scholar and a multiple-time recipient of the Campbell Scholar-Athlete Award all while enrolled in the Campbell Dr. of Pharmacy & MBA joint degree program.
Eberwein was also a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Award this past season, as well as First Team Academic All-District 3 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and First Team Academic All-PFL. Eberwein owned a perfect 4.00 GPA during his undergraduate work, and holds a 3.67 in his graduate program.
On the field, he was a perfect 21-for-21 on extra point attempts this season and connected on 3-of-9 field goal tries with a long of 41.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association uses the 300-meter hurdles instead of the 400-meter hurdles.
The funds will help build a Miracle League field for special needs children in Johnston County near Smithfield Community Park.
The majority of the donations are from individuals, but the Clayton High DECA club made a $500 donation in Teem’s name and the baseball teams from Clayton and Cleveland donated $1,040 earlier this season.
Teem and his Comet teammates volunteered with the Miracle League last fall and the experience made an impression on him and his parents asked that any memorial donations in his name support the Miracle League.
“It is a great way to remember Hogan,” Key said, “and the effort of these students, as well as other in the community will ensure that Hogan’s name is a permanent part of the Miracle League Ballpark.”
To make a donation in memory of Teem, call 919-601-5080 or visit partnershiptobuildamiracle.com.
Smithfield-Selma alum Jerry Sands was off to a slow start with the Indianapolis Indians, going just 3-for-20 to start the season. He’s in his first year with the Pirates’ organization.
The other Clayton native in minor league baseball – Jason Creasy – is in Single-A ball with the West Virginia Power of the South Atlantic League. The 20-year-old has made three relief appearances, striking out five in 5 2/3 innings of work.
The Rim Rockers were also perfect, downing the N.C. Wizards of Kinston in the championship.