The complaint filed by Zelle Hofmann, a national litigation firm, alleges that full scholarships granted by the NCAA do not cover the full cost of attending college.
Eleven of the Division I conferences are also part of the suit, including the Atlantic Sun, of which Kennesaw State is a member.
The lawsuit cites studies alleging full-scholarship athletes often fall $3,000 to $5,000 short of what it takes to go to school while limiting an athlete’s avenues for making up the difference. The class-action lawsuit, similar to others around the country, is comprised of men’s and women’s football and basketball players who were given full scholarships.
Signed out of J.L. Mann Academy in Greenville, S.C., Holliday spent four years at Kennesaw State from 2009-13. The guard played a total of 115 games with the Owls, shooting a career 28.6 percent from beyond the 3-point line.
In the final game of her career, Holliday hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points at North Carolina. At the time, it was the most 3-pointers an opponent had ever made against the Tar Heels.
According to the text of the lawsuit, Holliday now lives in Mableton. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human services, with a minor in legal studies.
Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Shariff Floyd, a former Florida star, is among the other named plaintiffs. Other plaintiffs include Kyle Theret (Minnesota football), Duane Bennett (Minnesota football), Chris Stone (Arkansas State football), John Bohannon (Texas-El Paso basketball) and Chris Davenport (North Florida basketball).
Davenport, like Holliday, is the product of an Atlantic Sun university.