By: Molly Bass | University Communications
Rising fourth-year men’s lacrosse player Chase Campbell, an economics major, English minor and student leader from Baltimore, will receive the University of Virginia’s prestigious T. Rodney Crowley Jr. Scholarship this fall.
Awarded to an accomplished student who demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, character and integrity, the Crowley Scholarship provides the equivalent of full in-state tuition, room and board for the recipient’s undergraduate fourth year.
A defenseman on the lacrosse team, Campbell has remained on the Atlantic Coast Conference academic honor roll every semester at UVA and received UVA’s 2016 Scholar-Athlete Award. He is the current president of Student-Athletes Committed to Honor, a student group that represents an important link between the athletic community and UVA’s honor system, promoting its values and serving as a resource. Campbell is a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and T.I.L.K.A., a social and philanthropic UVA honorary society.
Campbell graduated from The Gilman School in Baltimore, where he was a lacrosse star and made the academic honor roll in each of his four years there.
“In my 13 years as a head coach at multiple institutions, I have witnessed few men as eager to learn and to serve as Chase,” UVA men’s lacrosse Coach Lars Tiffany wrote in nominating Campbell for the Crowley Award. “He embraces the quest for knowledge and is driven to share what he knows with others.”
One of the University’s most prestigious undergraduate awards, the T. Rodney Crowley Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 to honor a rising fourth-year student who best exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of its namesake. Remembered as a consummate student, athlete, coach and friend, Crowley played varsity tennis each of his four years at Virginia and captained the team before competing professionally. After earning his degree from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1980, he coached UVA women’s tennis to a 15-9 season and state championship in 1981. Crowley was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, the Z Society and T.I.L.K.A. He died of brain cancer in 1991.
Nominations for the Crowley Scholarship were submitted in the spring. Finalists were interviewed by an alumni committee of Crowley Scholarship Trustees, including several past winners of the award.