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161 Camels land on Big South honor roll

161 Camels land on Big South honor roll

Campbell University placed 161 student-athletes on the Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll and had 248 Camels on league academic honor lists during 2015-16. To earn Big South honor roll status, a student-athlete must maintain at 3.0 or higher grade-point average for the entire academic year.

Overall, 58.33 percent of Campbell’s student-athletes participating in Big South Conference-sponsored sports achieved Presidential Honor Roll status, higher than the league average (55.02). Campbell accounted for seven of the 44 men’s basketball players league-wide among 11 member institutions to post a 3.0 or higher GPA for 2015-16.


Duke: The Blue Devils were one of 29 NCAA Division I teams to garner the inaugural American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award. Established in May, the award honors programs that post a GPAover 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

East Carolina: The Pirates received the American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award. The Pirates, who sported a collective 3.31 GPA for the 2015-16 academic year, are the lone representative from the American Athletic Conference.

Women’s Basketball

Campbell: Head coach Ronny Fisher has announced Keyonna Allen as the Camels’ director of operations for the 2016-17 season. She was a three-year letter-winner under Fisher at Presbyterian College and finished her playing career at Wake Forest as a graduate transfer.

Women’s Soccer

Duke: A trio of seniors has been named as contenders for the 2016 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Missouri Athletic Club. Christina Gibbons, Toni Payne and Rebecca Quinn are three of 36 NCAA Division I student-athletes in the running for the most prestigious individual award in college soccer.

Men’s Golf

Duke: Following a successful first season as a member of the program, rising senior Matt Oshrine has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.

Women’s Golf

East Carolina: The Pirates were one of 25 teams recognized by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association for having a collective GPA of 3.768, which ranked 10th nationally. The Pirates are the lone team from the American Athletic Conference ranked among the Top-25 programs this academic year.

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