Stockton Recognizes Vineland’s DJ Campbell for Scoring Record



GALLOWAY — Vineland’s D.J. Campbell was honored by the Stockton University Board of Trustees on Wednesday (Feb. 21) after breaking the university’s scoring record that had stood for 27 years.

Campbell, who played at Vineland High School, grabbed the career school scoring mark earlier this month in a loss to Kean University. He scored 16 points in the game for 2,124 for his four-year career, beating Carl Cochran, who set the record from 1993-97.


“My coach [Scott Bittner] always harped to me that if you work hard at something, it will eventually turn out as a good thing,” Campbell told Stockton’s student newspaper The Argo on Feb. 19.

“I was relieved that if I just enjoy the game and not really put too much pressure on myself and worry about anything — just play the game the right way and enjoy it — then a lot of good stuff will happen. I didn’t think this would happen, but I believe good things come when you work hard.”

At Wednesday’s Board of Trustees public meeting, Stockton President Joe Bertolino recognized Campbell for his accomplishment with other student-athletes — swimmer Erik Ackerman and runner Kayla Kass.

From left, President Joe Bertolino, Erik Ackerman, DJ Campbell, Kayla Kass and Board Chair Nelida Valentin at the Feb. 21 Board of Trustees meeting. Bertolino recognized the student athletes for setting new Stockton records this season. Photo courtesy of Stockton University.

Campbell helped lead the Osprey to four straight NJAC championship games. Stockton will host the College of New Jersey for this year’s title game on Saturday, Feb. 24. Campbell leads to team in scoring this year, averaging 19.9 points per game.

Campbell was a sensation from his freshman year with Stockton. This week, he became the first Stockton men’s basketball player ever to be chosen NJAC First Team four times. He enters postseason play with 2,134 points.

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