Cameron churns out scholar athletes
After a successful season on the field of play for Cameron University's athletes, there was even better news arriving this week and it dealt with the other part of the student-athlete label as the Lone Star Conference released its annual Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring semester and more than 40 Aggie athletes were included on the elite list.
All total, 737 athletes earned honors this year with West Texas leading the way with a staggering 146 students making the list that required students to have a minimum 3.30 GPA.
And, there were another 231 students with a perfect 4.0 GPA for the year, 11 of those who wear the Black and Gold of Cameron.
The CU women's basketball team had the most players on the 4.0 list as seniors Ali Brown and Chelsea Stamp made the grade along with junior Jade Herl and freshman Lindsey Smith.
Brown, from Chattanooga, and Herl, from Goodland, Kan., are both working toward degrees in Sports Fitness Management; Stamp, who is a native of Crowley, Texas, is pursing a psychology degree; and Smith, a Big Pasture High School product, is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Other 4.0 student-athletes from Cameron were: Kaden Hardzog, baseball; Aleesha Holden and Kylee Johnson-Wickham, women's golf; Paige Holt, volleyball; Makenzie Burk, softball; and Paula Gutierrez and Laura Roberts, women's tennis.
Hardzog is a freshman from Elgin majoring in Sports Fitness Management; Holt is a sophomore English major from Granbury, Texas; and Burk is a sophomore communications major from Lawton High School.
Holden is a biology major from Fletcher and Johnson-Wickham is a radiology major from MacArthur. Gutierrez is a business administration major from Barcelona, Spain, and Roberts a computer science major from Nelson, New Zealand. Both are freshmen.