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Breakfast of Champions

The annual Breakfast of Champions, sponsored by PotashCorp Aurora, recognizes East Carolina University's outstanding student-athletes for their unparalleled commitment to academics, athletics, and community involvement. Several postgraduate scholarships are awarded, the year's All-Academic team is recognized, and the Outstanding Male and Female Scholar-Athletes' of the Year are announced.

 

2012 Award Winners

 
Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
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Kimberly Cummings

Soccer

The Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award is given to a female student-athlete who demonstrates the highest levels of commitment to academics, athletics, and community involvement.

 
Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
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Matt Milner

Football

The Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award is given to a male student-athlete who demonstrates the highest levels of commitment to academics, athletics, and community involvement.

 
Kristi Overton Award Winner
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Sarah Christian

Softball

The Kristi Overton Female Scholar-Athlete Award was established by the Parker Overton family in honor of Kristi Overton, who has achieved national prominence in the sport of water skiing. This endowment was created to honor an outstanding female athlete from the state of North Carolina who has excelled during her freshman year at ECU. The award winner is honored for her outstanding athletic ability, academic achievement, and service to the community.

 
Pat Draughon Award Winner
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Carter Gagnon

Football

The Pat Draughon Postgraduate Scholarship Award was established by the Draughon family for a student-athlete who competed in football, men's basketball, or baseball. The award recipient is selected on basis of outstanding character and his dedication, loyalty, persistence, and the spirit of competition on and off the field. This award is an annual tribute to Pat Draughon, who exemplified these traits, was a former ECU athlete and a loyal friend of East Carolina University.

 
Walter and Marie Williams Spirit of the East Award Winner
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Will Smith

Football

The prestigious "Spirit of the East" Posteligibility Scholarship Award is presented to a student-athlete who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the spirit of East Carolina University. Recipients exemplify the qualities of dedication, loyalty, persistence, and the spirit of competition on and off the field. Walter and Marie Williams have generously given their time and resources to the growth and advancement of East Carolina University. Their dedication and loyalty will always be remembered as the true "Spirit of the East."

 
Pirate Service and Leadership Award
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Kimberly Cummings

Soccer

The Service and Leadership Postgraduate Award was established by the Department of Athletics to recognize a student-athlete who has shown excellent leadership skills and outstanding service to the community. The Department of Athletics promotes the development of a lifelong habit of volunteerism and strongly believes in giving back to the local community which has been so supportive of the university.

 

The PotashCorp Aurora All-Academic Team is comprised of a junior or senior student-athlete from each team with the highest cumulative GPA, exemplifying a commitment to academic achievement.

2012 All-Academic Team

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DJ Jauss

Baseball

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Toriak Petar

Men's Basketball

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Ariana Jackson

Women's Basketball

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Daniel Porter

Men's Cross Country

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Brittany Copeland

Women's Cross Country

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Matt Milner

Football

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David Watkins

Men's Golf

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Julia Strandberg

Women's Golf

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Jessica Abshire

Soccer

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Cicely Lopez

Softball

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Doug Parker

Men's Swimming

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Hannah Lee

Women's Swimming

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John Schmitt

Men's Tennis

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Yilian Zhang

Women's Tennis

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Dennis Aliotta

Men's Track & Field

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Abbey Way

Women's Track & Field

 

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Kelly Derby

Volleyball