Tuesday April 2, 2013Cameron Martin Among the Nominees for the Brad Davis SEC Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship
Senior Cameron Martin (Clearwater, Fla.) of the Florida swimming and diving team has been named as a nominee for the Brad Davis SEC Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship, the conference announced on Tuesday. The overall recipients of the Brad Davis SEC Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship will be released on April 4.
The Davis Award recipients each receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship, provided by the SEC. The 26 remaining male and female finalists for the award will also receive a $5,000 post-graduate scholarship.
This season Martin helped lead his team to their first SEC Championship since 1993 and a sixth place finish at the NCAA Championships. The Gators have also remained undefeated in dual meet action the last two seasons. The impact that Martin has left on the Florida swimming and diving program goes far beyond just what he has done in the pool.
Martin is currently serving as the President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Counsel and has been a representative for the swimming and diving team for the last three years. He has also performed well in the classroom as he has made the SEC Academic Honor Roll, was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Team and plans to graduate this May with a degree in zoology.
It doesn’t stop there, Martin also spends countless hours volunteering with the local community and was named to the 2012 and 2013 SEC Community Service Team for his efforts. He has helped with Habitat for Humanity, Caleb’s Pitch Syringe Art with kids, math tutoring, Softball’s Swing for a Cure, attended Bread of the Might Food Bank Drive, wrapped shoes for Gator Tracks and went on Shands Pediatric visits.
The SEC Community Service Award is named for Brad Davis, who succumbed to cancer on March 2, 2006. He had been a member of the SEC staff since 1988, first serving as an assistant commissioner until 1994 when he was promoted to associate commissioner.
The award recipients are chosen by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from the 14 SEC institutions and are honored at the SEC Spring Meetings in Sandestin, Fla. on May 30.
Last year’s Davis Award recipients were LSU’s Cullen Doody and Alabama’s Leigh Gilmore, both cross country and track & field student-athletes.
To view the complete SEC Davis Award Nominees release click here.