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USU athletics: Aggies recognize 189 student-athletes at annual Whitesides Luncheon

Editor's Note: The following article features student Bri Campbell who is an accounting major at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. 

The Deseret News

By Doug Hoffman

Utah State’s athletics department recognized 189 student-athletes for achieving a 3.2 grade point average at the 20th annual Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Luncheon on Tuesday. To be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative 3.2 grade point average or have posted a 3.2 GPA during the last two semesters.

In all, approximately 51 percent of USU’s student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.

The top honoree during the luncheon was senior track athlete Bri Campbell, as 13 of the past 23 recipients of the top individual honor have been from track and field, while 19 of the past 22 honorees have been women. During that time, the only males to win the award have been Mike Puzey from men's basketball in 2003, Tyler Ellis from men’s track who shared the award with Rebecca Anderson and Alison Taylor in 2009, and Daniel Howell from men’s track who shared the award with Katelyn Heiner in 2012.

Campbell (Riverton, Utah/Riverton HS) will graduate from Utah State this spring with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and carries a 3.96 cumulative grade point average. Following graduation, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in accounting from USU. Overall, Campbell is a four-time Whitesides Scholar Athlete recipient and a three-time academic all-Western Athletic Conference honoree.

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