University of North Carolina defensive back Cam’Ron Kelly, a junior majoring in psychology, has been named a Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete.
Kelly, who is from Virginia Beach, Virginia, has a 3.2 grade-point average and last season was named to the All-ACC Academic Team. He had been interested in becoming a neurosurgeon or oncologist, but now wants to use his degree to become a psychologist and assist in attacking mental health issues that have become prevalent.
“Cam’Ron has excelled in his coursework” said Stephanie Gifford, an academic counselor at North Carolina. “He is passionate about understanding the brain, human behavior, and neuroscience. Cam’Ron has ambitions to pursue graduate school after graduation. We are proud of his commitment to his academics and his accomplishments at UNC.”
The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.
“What an incredible collection of student-athletes, who demonstrate their leadership on the field and in the classroom while tackling challenging subjects that prepare them for the future,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “We are thrilled to honor these student-athletes for their dedication and success.”
For the two teams that participate in the 2021 Military Bowl, 3M will make a donation in the name of each school’s Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program representative to their school’s general scholarship fund, designated to be used by a STEM major from an under-represented population.
“3M is excited to recognize these outstanding students pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields,” said Skip Driessen, Director of 3M Government Markets. “We know how hard these scholar-athletes have worked on the field and in the classroom and look forward to their continued success.”