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North Carolina A&T Sprinter, Cambrea Sturgis Ending Collegiate Career To Go Professional

By: Keisha J Kelley

July 4, 2021

Just a little over three weeks ago, sophomore sprinter, Cambrea Sturgis shocked the world, as she set the collegiate record becoming the fastest woman in NCAA history. Sturgis won both the 100 and 200m national titles. Her place in history is forever lamented as we know it. The sophomore ran a 10.74 seconds in the 100m to take the championship. Shortly after, she struck again like lightning, running 22.12 seconds in the 200m to take her second championship.

Now the Kannapolis, NC sophomore has bigger plans. According to Sturgis Instagram post on Sunday, she announced she will be ending her collegiate career and pursuing a professional career in Track and Field with Adidas.

"First of all I want to thank GOD for the opportunities and experience for taking me this far. I want to thank my family and friends for always supporting me and helping. I want to thank Coach Ross and the rest of the NCAT Track and Field coaching staff, as well as my teammates." says Sturgis. "I will never forget the memories and my time as an Aggie." She concludes saying; "With that being said I'm glad to announce that I will be ending my collegiate career and pursuing a professional career in Track Field with Adidas.

A few weeks ago every HBCU grad, A&T or not, cheered her and her teammates on. Now as she moves on, I have no doubt in my mind that we will be cheering even louder for this young, vibrant, thunderbolt. No matter where she goes we will be watching because she is explosive!!

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