Miami University (Ohio)
Carter Camper carries a 3.57 GPA entering the 2010-11 school year, which is second on the team. He was Miami of Ohio’s nominee for CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2009-10 season. Camper has also been named to the Dean’s List four times during his career and twice more on the Honor Roll.
Camper was selected as the team captain for the 2010-11 season by his coaches and is looked to by his teammates as a role model both on and off the ice. He is considered another coach while on the ice and in the locker room. Last season, Camper helped Miami overcome tragedy when team manager Brendan Burke was killed in a car accident during the season, as the RedHawks rebounded to still earn a berth to the Frozen Four. This year, he was active in getting the team to participate in Movember, as several players, including Camper, grew a moustache for the month of November to help raise awareness for men’s health and specifically prostate cancer.
Throughout his career, Camper has been very active in the community, helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at the Knolls of Oxford retirement community and spending time with local elementary school students. He and his teammates have also engaged with hockey fans and supporters on Skate with the ‘Hawks night, provided instruction to members of the Junior RedHawks Kids Club, skated with the handicapped and worked at Rico’s Restaurante, where hockey players serve dinner to community members. In September of 2010, the RedHawks adopted a three-year-old boy (Michael Quintero) with a brain tumor through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, as Camper, along with his teammates, presented him with his own stick, jersey and other apparel. He has his own locker in the locker room and comes to visit after games. Michael is now an honorary member of the team and forever a member of The Brotherhood.
Through the first half of the 2010-11 season, Camper leads the nation in points with 35, is second in the country in assists with 22 and is in the top 10 in goals with 13. He is also now the national leader in career points among active players and was named HCA National Player of the Month for October after leading the nation in points, goals and assists. For his junior season, Camper garnered honorable mention All-CCHA recognition after finishing second on the team with 28 assists. He helped lead Miami to its third-ever CCHA regular-season title in 2009-10 and guided the RedHawks to back-to-back Frozen Four berths each of the last two seasons. In 2008-09, he helped Miami make its first ever Frozen Four as the RedHawks made the National Championship game, the school’s first in any sport. He has 161 points in his career so far with 63 goals and 98 assists in 135 games played. As a sophomore, Camper was named second-team West All-American and first-team All-CCHA after scoring 20 goals and tallying 42 points.