Paul Cameron '73

Neshannock (Pa.) High School graduate Paul Cameron ran cross country and track for four years at Grove City College, graduating in 1973 with a B.A. degree in social studies. He went on to earn a master’s degree while also coaching cross country.

Cameron served as a counselor at Thaddeus Stevens College until his promotion to Director of Student Affairs in 1983. He currently serves as Vice President for Student Services.

Cameron became Grove City’s first cross country All-American in 1971 by placing 17th at the NCAA College Division Championships. He repeated this national honor in his senior year finishing 23rd.

Cameron captained the 1972 squad that became the first Grove City cross country team to compete in the NCAA College Division Championships. He led Grove City to a 19th–place finish.

During his cross country career, the thinclads accumulated a 38-3 record in dual meets. In 1970, Cameron led the Wolverines to an 11-0 record and the Penn-Ohio Championship.

Paul set the College’s record for 4.1 miles against Duquesne University on October 16, 1971, with a time of 20 minutes, 19 seconds. He also set the one-,two-, and three-mile records for the track and field team.

He was captain and/or co-captain of the cross country teams for three seasons and two seasons for the track and field team.

This exemplary leader both on and off the track was selected for the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society and was a two-time selection for the College's Sportsman of the Year award (1972-1973). His teammates “pilfered” his track shoe for bronzing with the inscription: “More Than Just A Runner.”