Powell, Hogan are perfect choices 1992-93 SCHOLAR-ATHLETE TEAMS

June 15, 1993|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,Staff Writer

Both were perfect 4.0 students for four years and ranked No. 1 in their class while taking rigorous academic schedules. And both were dominant in their chosen sports.

She excelled in soccer, basketball and outdoor track, winning 12 varsity letters.

As a distance runner following in his high-achieving brother's footsteps, he participated in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track for four years, setting statewide season-best times in all three sports his senior year.

Howard's Camille Powell and Glenelg's Edward Hogan are The Baltimore Sun's Athletes of the Year for Howard County for the 1992-93 academic year.

A National Merit Commended Scholar and a Maryland Distinguished Scholar finalist, Powell has been named to the first-team All-State soccer squad, All-Metro first-team basketball squad, and she has won the state outdoor triple jump.

She captained both the soccer and basketball teams at Howard. She's also a member of the Columbia Command club soccer team and has played on Olympic Development Program soccer teams.

"There are not enough adjectives to describe the positive person that Camille is," said her soccer coach, Dave Vezzi. "I have been teaching and coaching for 16 years in two states and five different high schools and have never previously been associated with a student of Camille's athletic and academic caliber combined into one package. The cliche is often overused and misstated, but Camille is truly a once-in-a-lifetime student athlete."

She will attend Dartmouth, where she plans to major in English, and hopes to play soccer.

Hogan, a musician as well as an athlete and a scholar, played first viola in Glenelg's String Orchestra.

He's a Maryland Distinguished Scholar semifinalist, a Maryland Congressional Scholar, a National Honor Society member and is listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students.

He was the school representative to the American Invitational Mathematics Examination. He scored 790 in the math portion of the SAT exam and had a combined score of 1390.

Hogan served an internship in the First Governor's Science in State Government Program.

His school activities include the math team, It's Academic team, chess team, French club, student government and string orchestra.

As an athlete, he pursued the high standards set by his older brother, Gerard, who graduated last June.

Edward emerged as a champion this season, winning the state Class 2A cross country race, indoor track Class 1A/2A 3,200-meter race and outdoor track Class 2A 3,200-meter race by posting the state's fastest times in all three events.

He was the Baltimore Sun's Howard County Runner of the Year in cross country and chosen first-team All-Metro in cross country and outdoor track.

In addition to winning the 3,200 indoors, he was state runner-up in the 1,600. His teams won the state indoor and cross country championships his junior season.

"Rarely have I had the privilege to work with such an exceptional student, athlete and person all in one," said Roger Volrath, a longtime science teacher and track and cross country coach at Glenelg. "He grasps abstract concepts with greater depth of understanding than other students, and can quickly analyze and synthesize new ideas, grasping their implications and visualing new and different applications."

Hogan, who has won a Francis Scott Key Scholarship to the University of Maryland, plans to continue his running with hopes of competing in the NCAAs.

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