2017-18 Men's Swimming
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Photo I.D. Seated (Left to Right): LeAnn Pearson (Sister of signee) and Kamal Pearson (Signee). Standing: Kevin Pearson (F
Men's Swimming - Mon, May 1, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University men's swimming coach Kaymee Kelly has added Kamal Pearson from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Mass. to her 2017-18 squad.  Pearson graduates from Catholic Memorial in May, 2017.


"We are happy to welcome Kamal to our incoming freshman class," commented Coach Kelly.  "He will help our program in its growth, and I know he will be successful in the classroom, the pool and the community.  We are excited for the start of the 2017-18 academic year with Kamal and the rest of his signing class."


Son of Kevin and Latisha Pearson of West Roxbury, Mass., Kamal swam breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle races for his high school swimming team and also played wide receiver and cornerback as a junior and senior for the CMHS football team.  He also swam for the Flaherty Dolphins Swim Club.  He won breaststroke championships at the Metro Championships in 2016 and 2017.


Pearson also has been recognized for his character and outstanding work in the classroom, most recently receiving a Catholic Memorial First Honors Student award for the 2016-2017 academic year.  He also was named the Catholic Memorial Student of the Month award in the spring of 2014, and Catholic Memorial Student that Displays the Most Christian Values in the spring of 2013.


Pearson attends St. John's Baptist Church in Woburn, Mass., where his uncle, Dr. Neal E. Pearson, serves as pastor.  Kamal also served for two years as a Peer Ministry Leader at Catholic Memorial High School.  Within his community, Pearson has participated in the Breast Cancer Walk for six years and the Swim across America: Making Waves to Fight Cancer for three years.


Pearson commented on why he chose Point as the place where he will continue his education and competitive swimming career, "I chose to attend Point University because I wanted a small campus that felt larger with students that have Christian values.  Feeling like I am part of a family is important to me.  I believe that Point University will provide the family atmosphere I am looking for, will allow me to graduate with a college degree, and will allow me to swim competitively on the college level."