Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Colton Hunt earns spot on Academic All-American team

A Randolph College junior has earned a high honor recognizing his achievements on the basketball court and in the classroom.

Colton Hunt ’13 has been named to the Capital One Academic All-American Third Team, an accolade few receive. Hunt is one of only 15 men in Division III basketball to earn that rank this year, and he is the only player in Virginia or in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference on that team.

Hunt, an economics major from Whittier, N.C., is no stranger to great accomplishments. While holding a 3.93 GPA, he recently became the first male basketball player at the College to score 1,000 career points. Last month, the college Sports Information Directors of America named him to the Academic All-District first team.

His accomplishments provide one example of how Randolph College fosters academic and athletic excellence. Athletic programs help students develop leadership abilities and push them to do their best in the classroom, too.

Hunt said he owes his success to others. “It’s always nice to be recognized, but this award really goes to the wonderful professors at Randolph, my teammates and coaching staff—really anyone that has pushed me to do well both on and off the court,” he said.

The Randolph College athletics website has more information about Hunt’s accomplishments and the College’s men’s basketball team.