By: Jason Kullman - June 14, 2017
We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year, DP wants to honor student-athletes that take care of business in the classroom too. Thank you to each high school coach and guidance counselors that nominated the players with a premium GPA, SAT/ACT and class rank from their team.
Last year the DP Scholar Athlete of the year award was named the Tripp Rabon Scholar Athlete Award in honor of Tripp Rabon of Summerville. Tripp passed from us in a car accident in December of 2015. He was an amazing young man who left a mark on everyone he came across both on the field and off. His success in the classroom was also well-documented and led DP to name the award after him.
Since our inaugural All-Academic Team in 2007, Furman University has signed the most Tripp Rabon Scholar Athletes and Clemson comes second with three winners. South Carolina signed their second last year when Wilson Beattie of Summerville won the award. These colleges have focused on not just the best on the field but the brightest off it.
Now it is time to reveal who this year's Tripp Rabon Scholar Athlete is, along with the 2017 DP All-Academic Team...