ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Senior track and field quarter-miler Sam Cameron has been named one of 10 student-athletes to receive the MVC Leadership & Service Award for the 2012-13 spring season, it was announced by the conference today.
In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in a good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service and must participate in a sport, during the season of recognition. The Missouri Valley Conference recognizes 10 student-athletes three times annually for a total of 30 honorees.
Cameron is currently pursuing a degree in Physical Education Teaching while holding a 3.53 GPA. She has been named to the Dean’s List during five semesters at UNI and has been named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team twice in her career.
The senior from Bettendorf, Iowa has been the women’s track and field SAAC representative since 2010 and was named the SAAC Co-Vice President in 2013. She organized the “Gold Game” program, promoting sportsmanship and support among UNI athletic teams.
Cameron has been a part of many community service projects involving UNI student-athletes and volunteered at the Special Olympics and Boys and Girls Club. She has also volunteered with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Soles 4 Souls, Junior Panther Day and the Red Cross, along with being a Mississippi Valley Track Club mentor.
She is a four-time All-MVC indoor track selection and a two time All-MVC outdoor track selection. She is currently fourth all-time at UNI in the outdoor 400 meters, second all-time in the indoor 300 meters and third all-time in the indoor 400 meters. She is also fifth all-time at UNI as part of the 4X400 meter relay team that placed second at last year’s MVC Outdoor Championships.