Wilkins earns Campbell Trophy
NEW YORK — The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins has been named the recipient of the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy, which annually recognizes an individual as the best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
Candidates were seniors or graduate students in their final year of playing eligibility, had a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, had outstanding football ability as a first-team player or significant contributor and had demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.
All finalists for the honor received an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. By virtue of being selected as the award winner, Wilkins’ postgraduate scholarship was increased to $25,000.
In addition to his prolific on-field accomplishments throughout a career that already includes multiple All-America and All-ACC selections, Wilkins has also excelled academically in his time at Clemson. Last December, he earned his degree in communications, becoming the first scholarship Tiger football player to graduate in two-and-a-half years. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in athletic leadership.
Clemson softball signs 8
CLEMSON – Eight student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to join the Clemson softball program’s Class of 2019. Head Coach John Rittman made the announcement on Tuesday. Valerie Cagle, Hannah Goodwin (White Knoll High School), Morgan Johnson, Kyah Keller, Alia Logoleo, Madison May, Abi Stuart and Emma Whitfield will enroll at Clemson in the fall of 2019 and will compete for the Tigers in the program’s inaugural season in the spring of 2020.
The eight players are from five different states, as Johnson, May and Whitfield are from Georgia, Keller and Logoleo are from Tennessee, Stuart is from North Carolina, Goodwin is from South Carolina and Cagle hails from Virginia.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome our 2019 signees to the Clemson family. With the help of Associate Head Coach Kyle Jamieson and Assistant Coach Courtney Breault, our coaching staff has put together a solid class,” said Rittman. “We have every position covered in this class and can’t wait to help these young women develop both on and off the field. This talented group of athletes combined with our 2018 class will represent the Tigers in 2020, our inaugural season.”