Cameron to receive honor from CCCAA
March 31, 2014
RENO, Nev. – Junior transfer Anna Cameron of the Nevada women’s basketball team has been selected as a member of the 2013 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) scholar-athlete honor roll for her time at College of the Siskiyous (COS) in Weed, Calif.
Cameron received a nomination for this honor by her former coach at COS, Tom Powers, and was chosen by the CCCAA from among nearly 27,000 student-athletes. She began her time at COS in the fall of 2011 as a foreign exchange student from New Zealand.
“Anna is one of the most coachable student-athletes I have had the pleasure of coaching in my 36-year community college career,” Powers said.
During her time with the Eagles, Cameron was twice named to the all-league team and received COS scholar-athlete recognition. In her sophomore year, she was selected as Most Valuable Player of the Golden Valley Conference and Northern California Player of the Year.
Aside from her dedication on the court, Cameron’s dedication in the classroom was evident, as well. She graduated from COS in May of 2013, earning an Associate of Science degree with high honors after obtaining a 4.0 grade point average.
In addition to her work on the court and in the classroom, she also worked with Upward Bound, a program at COS offering low income and/or first-generation college bound high school students the skills to complete high school and enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Cameron served as a student advisor, assisting as a mentor and a point of contact for all students.
“Anna was an excellent ambassador for COS, both on and off the court, as well as away from the classroom,” said Dennis Hagarty, a counselor at COS.
Cameron transferred to Nevada as an engineering major prior to the start of the fall semester and recently completed her first season with the women’s basketball program. During her first year as a member of the Wolf Pack, she was an important piece of the team’s success, seeing time in 30 games.
“We are blessed to have Anna as a part of our program and we appreciate the opportunities she experienced at College of Siskiyous,” Nevada head coach Jane Albright said. “Anna is the model student-athlete and we value her commitment both on and off the court.”
Cameron will be recognized this Wednesday, April 2, at the 2014 CCCAA Celebration of Student-Athlete’s luncheon in Los Angeles, Calif.