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Campbell Will Be Ineligible at Fullerton Next Season

Scott Campbell, Orange County’s leading scorer while at La Quinta High School last season, will be ineligible during the coming academic year at Cal State Fullerton because the basketball player did not meet the National Collegiate Athletic Assn.'s required Scholastic Aptitude Test score.

Under the NCAA’s Prop. 48, Campbell, who failed to score the minimum 700 on the SAT, will not be allowed to practice or play with the Titans until he becomes eligible in his sophomore season in 1990-91.

He said he still intends to go to Fullerton in the fall. If he chose to attend a community college, he would be eligible as a freshman. Community colleges do not abide by Prop. 48.

A 6-foot-4 forward, Campbell was one of the Titans’ top recruits. Along with freshman Bruce Bowen of Fresno Edison, he was expected to give the team much-needed depth and scoring off the bench.

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At La Quinta, Campbell averaged 28.9 points a game, scored 30 or more points in eight consecutive games and had a high game of 53, the fourth highest in county history.

Swimmer Debbie Babashoff, a silver medalist in the 1987 Pan-American Games, has left the University of Miami and is transferring to UC Irvine, according to Irvine officials.

Babashoff, who was the 4-A Southern Section champion in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events as a senior at Fountain Valley High School in 1988, qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. meet in the 200-, 500- and 1,650-yard freestyles as a freshman at Miami.

She will have three years of eligibility left at Irvine.

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