IRVING, Texas – Westminster College senior offensive tackle Cameron Mika (Apollo, PA / Kiski Area) was named a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda, one of college football's most sought-after and coveted awards.
Mika was only one of two Presidents' Athletic Conference players (40 NCAA Division III players total) to be a semifinalist. There were only 199 semifinalists in all divisions.
Mika has been a consistent force as a leader on and off the field for the Titans since his career started. Mika earned back-to-back All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Honorable Mention in 2018 and 2019. Last season, Mika helped the Titans to the best scoring offense in the PAC with a program-record 37.5 points per game and to second-best in the league in total offense averaging 402.9 yards per game. In the classroom, Mika was named on the Google Cloud Academic All-District Football NCAA Division III District Four First Team, only the second offensive lineman to earn this honor in program history. Additionally, Mika has been a PAC Academic Honor Roll recipient every year. Off the field, Mika has volunteered at Adopt A Family Association, food banks, and his local church and high school football team.
Celebrating its 31st year, the award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership. The NFF will announce 12-to-14 finalists in November, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2020 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class Presented by Fidelity Investments. Later this year, one member of the class will be declared as the winner of the 31st Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda, having his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000 and receiving his own 25-pound-bronze version of the iconic statue.
Nominated by their schools, which are limited to one nominee each, candidates for the awards must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of playing eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. The class is selected each year by the NFF Awards Committee, which is comprised of a nationally recognized group of media, College Football Hall of Famers and athletics administrators.
*The National Football Foundation contributed to this release.