BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (April 19, 2023) – Jayda Eckford of the Ole Miss Women’s Track and Field Team and Veeti Mahonen of the Rebels Men’s Golf Team have been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Graduate Scholarship at the University of Mississippi.
The H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Graduate Scholarship has been presented by the Southeastern Conference since 1986 to the top male and female college athletes in the league.
The Southeastern Conference will name the 2023 recipients of the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Graduate Scholarship on May 2.
Highlights from the Ole Miss nominees include:
|Jayda EckfordOle Miss
|Veeti Mahonen, Ole Miss
The SEC is offering the league’s male and female McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipients a $20,000 graduate scholarship. The remaining 26 male and female finalists for the award will also receive a $10,000 graduate scholarship.
Winners are chosen by a committee of representatives from athletic faculties from all 14 SEC institutions and are announced in May, as well as honored by league members at SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, Florida.
Last year’s McWhorter Award recipients were Mississippi State football student-athlete Austin Williams and LSU women’s track and field team Lisa Gunnarsson.