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Westminster athletics: Culpepper, Holland honored by RMAC

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference recognized its top Scholar-Athletes for the 2015-16 school year on Wednesday. The conference announced that Amara Culpepper and Josh Holland are the recipients from Westminster.

Culpepper plays on the volleyball team at Westminster where the sophomore was named All-RMAC Second Team. She helped the Griffins to a 4-14 record in the team’s first season in the RMAC. She finished seventh in the conference by averaging 3.28 kills per set. Culpepper also earned RMAC All-Academic First Team.

Holland is from the Westminster men’s lacrosse team. Holland was named 2016 RMAC Midfielder of the Year and First Team All-RMAC. He finished the regular season second in the conference in goal scoring, averaging 3.2 per game. The senior was also named RMAC Academic Player of the Year and received All-Academic First Team honors.

Administrators from the 16 RMAC institutions chose a male and female student-athlete as their honorees.

To be eligible for the RMAC Scholar-Athlete award, individuals must compete in one of the conference sponsored championship sports; carry at least a 3.30 grade point average; be a starter or reserve on their respective team; be of good character and must have participated at the active member institution for two or more seasons. True freshmen and first year transfers are not eligible for this award.