GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior Brad Campion was named the 2016 State University of New York Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year, announced Thursday.
Last semester, Campion was also voted only the fifth CoSIDA Academic All-America in school history and the third to win the award multiple times. A three-time State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) First-Team honoree and a 2014 NCAA Division III All-East Region Third-Team selection, Campion started at back in 14 games for the Knights this year. The history and adolescence education dual major finished the fall with a 3.75 cumulative GPA.
A two-time SUNYAC Commissioner's List and All-Academic Team member as well as a Dean's List honoree, Campion is actively involved in Geneseo's History Club, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society and the Elementary and Secondary Education Association (ESEA). An appointed member of the Undergraduate Student Association Elections Committee (USAEC), Campion was also a teaching fellow with Rochester Prep last summer. He formerly served as the president of Geneseo's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Starting with the 2016-17 academic year, the SUNYAC will be recognizing one student-athlete from each of its 20 sports with the award. To be eligible, students must prove both academic and athletic excellence by obtaining a 3.30 overall GPA while being a starter or significant reserve for their respective team and have achieved at least sophomore standing in the classroom. The winner from each sport will then move on to the final ballot for consideration in the overall SUNYAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year voting.