BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell University placed 174 student-athletes on the Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll and had a total of 254 Camels on league academic honor lists during 2016-17. 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.
In addition to those athletes who compete in Big South Conference-sponsored sports, Campbell had 43 players named to the Pioneer Football League All-Academic team, 21 on the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association All-Academic list and 16 wrestlers earn Southern Conference Honor Roll status.
Overall, 63.74 percent of Campbell's student-athletes participating in Big South Conference sponsored sports achieved Presidential Honor Roll status, higher than the league average (59.75).
"It says quite a lot to have more than 63 percent of our student-athletes to make this prestigious list," said Athletics Director Bob Roller. "We are very proud of all 21 of our sports for this high honor."
Thirteen Campbell student-athletes in Big South sponsored programs achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in 2016-17, including three members of the league runner-up women's lacrosse team.
Twenty-five of Campbell's women's soccer players were named to the chart, while the baseball team placed 20 and women's lacrosse had 18 on the Presidential Honor Roll. Nine of the 13 players on the Campbell women's basketball roster also earned the Big South status.
Campbell's baseball team had 19 student-athletes recognized, while the women's track & field/cross country team placed 16 each on the Presidential Honor Roll. The men's soccer squad had 15 honorees and softball team had 14 of its members achieve honor roll status.
Sixteen of the 18 players on the men's and women's tennis rosters compiled a 3.0 GPA for the academic year, while 11 of the 12 on the volleyball team also earned honor roll recognition. Six of the seven members of the Big South champion women's golf team achieved honor roll status.
Campbell accounted for seven (second-most among Big South schools) of the 54 men's basketball players league-wide among 10 member institutions to post a 3.0, or higher, GPA for 2016-17.