TIMBROOK AND INGRAM NAMED WINNERS OF REGIONAL DII CCA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (August 31, 2010) – Sixteen regional winners of the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year award were announced today and a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) student-athlete won both the male and female awards for the East Region. Kyrie Timbrook of Caldwell College and Malcolm Ingram of Philadelphia University garnered the prestigious honors. Both are now eligible for the national award, which will be announced later in September. The CACC is one of four conferences to win both the male and female regional awards. The East Region is comprised of the CACC, Northeast-10 Conference and East Coast Conference.
This award, sponsored by the Division II CCA, provides the opportunity for Division II to highlight the extraordinary achievements of its student-athletes. DII CCA President and Commissioner of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, Butch Raymond, noted that the award showcases the academic and athletic talent at the NCAA Division II level. “The CCA Scholar-Athlete Awards exemplify the balance between academics and athletics that is the cornerstone of Division II,” explained Raymond.
The commissioners from the regions that comprise the Division II basketball alignment selected the regional winners. To be nominated for consideration, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.0 career cumulative grade point average and possess outstanding athletic credentials.
Timbrook, a native of Los Gatos, Calif., was a three-time CACC All-Academic team selection, a second team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American and was a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar-Athlete. She graduated with a 3.7 grade point average as a communications major. She earned the April CACC Student-Athlete of the Month award, which is an honor that combines athletics, academics and community service. She was recently tabbed the CACC Woman of the Year and was an ECAC Robins Scholar-Athlete award winner in 2009 and 2010.
On the field, Timbrook was the 2010 CACC and ECAC Player of the Year and a first team All-America selection by the NFCA and Daktronics. Timbrook set single-season conference records for hits and runs batted in and paced the conference in batting average (.449), slugging percentage (.742), hits (80) and RBI (68) as a senior. The three-time All-CACC first team performer helped lead Caldwell to a CACC Tournament championship in 2008 and regular-season titles in 2007 and 2010.
Ingram, who hails from Philadelphia, Pa., graduated in May with a degree in international business with a 3.63 grade point average. Ingram was a three-year member of the CACC All-Academic team and a two-time Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Star. Furthermore, Ingram was a 2010 Fulbright Scholar recipient, becoming the first student at Philadelphia University to do so. Ingram will study next year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from March to December. In addition to his studies, he will also teach the game of basketball at local clinics and recreation centers.
Ingram, who was named the CACC Student-Athlete of the Month in March, helped lead the Rams to two CACC Championships in his three years as a starter and was a three-time All-CACC first team selection, including this past season. He averaged 16.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per-game as a senior, which ranked fifth and sixth, respectively, in the CACC. He also stood eighth in field-goal percentage by shooting 52.4-percent from the floor. He was a Daktronics and ECAC second team All-Region pick and was selected to the CACC All-Tournament team. Ingram helped Philadelphia advance to the NCAA Division II East Region Championship game, which was the team’s fourth straight appearance in the tournament. Philadelphia became the first CACC men’s basketball team to advance to the regional final.