Two From Limestone Honored At National Student-Athlete Day

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:45am
Student-Athletes Day

Limestone College’s Titus Williams and Justin Crowder were recently honored at the State House alongside student-athletes from other Palmetto State colleges and universities as part of the State of South Carolina’s recognition of National Student-Athlete Day.

Williams, Crowder and all in attendance were honored on the floor of the South Carolina Senate in Columbia.

Williams, from Greenwood, is a member of the Saints’ football team. Crowder, from Monroe, NC, is a member of the Limestone basketball team. All student-athletes honored had achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better, and are involved in outreach and community service.

National Student-Athlete Day was created by the National Consortium of Academics and Sports in 1987 and is celebrated annually in April. The day recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of student-athletes who have achieved excellence in academics and athletics, while having made significant contributions to their schools and communities.

Twenty-six South Carolina colleges and universities were represented at the State House recognition. Each school was asked to designate two student-athletes to take part in the activities.

“Both young men selected to represent Limestone have excellent grade point averages, and display what a student-athlete should be on and off the field and the court,” said Colleen Cannon, Limestone’s Assistant Director for Compliance, who accompanied Williams and Crowder on the trip. “We are proud of how admirably they have performed as student-athletes and in connecting with the community.”

A resolution, which was introduced in the South Carolina Senate Chambers by Sen. John Courson, stated in part, that student-athletes “bring widespread favorable exposure to our great State and their universities for the outstanding sportsmanship they show in competition. Their commendable sportsmanship is confirmation of the increased maturity these young people gain from participating in sports, as testified by the two-third of former student-athletes who agree that playing an NCAA sport helped prepare them for life after graduation.”

Accompanying photo: Crowder (left) and Williams during National Student-Athlete Day in Columbia.