HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Spring Valley High School senior running back Adam Page signed a scholarship to Campbellsville University on Wednesday, Feb. 12, becoming the first SVHS alum to ever play football for the Fighting Tigers.
“It’s a great honor to sign with Campbellsville University. I thank God for the opportunity to be able to play football at the next level,” said Page, who plans on majoring in education to be an art or history teacher.
Page, who stats at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, carried the ball 21 times for 184 yards (8.8 per carry) during his senior season, including a 53-yard touchdown run in a 25-20 Homecoming win over Winfield on Oct. 4. On defense, he started 11 games and recorded 47 tackles, including 31 solo stops. He had two interceptions, forced one fumble and recovered another.
Page is the son of Greg and Kim Page. Greg has coached defense for the JV Timberwolves since 2007 and is the sponsor for Timberwolves 4 Christ. He is also the associate pastor at Locust Grove Baptist Church.
Adam Page will be just the most recent Huntington-area connection at CU.
Campbellsville’s president, Dr. Michael V. Carter, along with his wife Debbie, are graduates of Vinson High School, which merged with Ceredo-Kenova High School and Buffalo High School in 1998 to form Spring Valley. Carter is also a 1976 graduate of Marshall University, where he also earned a Master of Arts degree in 1979.
“I am pleased that another student form my hometown will be coming to Campbellsville University,” said Carter. “There are many outstanding student-athletes like Adam in the Huntington area who would like to wear a championship Christian university uniform. We can help find one to fit.”
Another connection is Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for graduate and professional studies at CU. Spears, who is a deacon at Page’s home church, Locust Grove Baptist Church, served as the vice president for institutional advancement/communications and marketing at Marshall University from 1997 to 2007 before moving to work at the state capitol in 2007. He joined the CU staff in 2009.
Spears is also excited to see Page sign with CU.
“Adam is a servant leader for the Spring Valley Timber Wolves and has expressed a desire to explore missionary work. He is symbolic of the quality leadership for our next generation,” said Spears.
During his mid-day signing event, Page was joined by three individuals representing CU: Dr. Carter’s father-in-law, Sam Wellman; Randall Robertson, pastor of Locust Grove Baptist Church and member of the CU Church Relations Council; and Korey Mitchell, a 2003 Spring Valley alum and 2007 CU men’s basketball alum.
“I would like to thank Dr. Carter, Campbellsville University and all those involved for giving me the opportunity to represent the university in today’s event, as I consider it a great honor and privilege,” said Mitchell, who owns CU’s men’s basketball 3-point record in a single-game (14).
“Campbellsville shaped much of who I am today and to continue to see it grow as it has is a joy to watch. As a result of knowing what Campbellsville University stands for, it is very exciting to see a quality young man from my hometown be given the opportunity to share the same experiences that I was able to have. I wish the best of luck to Adam, the Page family and Campbellsville as they begin their journey together.”
Campbellsville University competes in the NAIA and National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). In 2011, CU head coach Perry Thomas led his Fighting Tigers to an NCCAA Victory Bowl championship with a 21-7 win over Greenville College (Ill.).
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Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master's degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.