Cameron Named Tom Scott Award Winner

April 17, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 17, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. -- Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year and the CAA Football Student-Athelte of the Year Ronnie Cameron (Westbury, N.Y.) was named the Tom Scott Award winner it was announced by the Norfolk Sports Club on Monday afternoon.

The Tom Scott Award, named named in honor of Old Dominion's first athletic director, is given annually to the top senior student-athlete at Old Dominion.

Earning All-America honors from seven different publications in 2011, including first team honors from the AFCA, The Sports Network, and Beyond College Sports Network, as well as second team accolades from the AP and Phil Steele, Cameron ranked second on the Monarch squad with 73 tackles (28 solo, 45 assisted) to go with a team-leading 17 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He averaged 5.6 tackles per game, which was fourth among defensive lineman in the CAA and finished second in the league in tackles for loss averaging 1.31 per contest.

He captured a career-high 11 tackles along with a season-best 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks against CAA Champion Towson. The senior helped the Monarchs to their first-ever Top-10 victory by making 10 stops with three for loss against James Madison.

Cameron maintained a 3.46 grade point average while working towards his Business Administration Master's in Information Technology. He finished his undergraduate degree in three years before graduating last December with his MBA.

Cameron will find out next week if becomes the first Football Monarch drafted by the NFL squad. The NFL Draft will be held April 26-28 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.