By: Jason Kullman - June 18, 2018
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 counselor that nominated players with a premium GPA, SAT/ACT and class rank from their team.
Two years ago 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 and Clemson have signed the most Tripp Rabon Scholar Athletes with three winners apiece. South Carolina and Coastal Carolina are the other schools to have signed recipients of the award in the past. 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 2018 DP All-Academic Team...