BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (SEC) – Track and field athlete Ben Skidmore and swimmer Courtney O'Grady have been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship and tennis player Matt Walters and volleyball player Kelli Stipanovich have been nominated for the Brad Davis Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship by the University of Arkansas.
The H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship has been presented by the Southeastern Conference since 1986 to the league's top male and female scholar-athletes.
The SEC Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship was named for former Associate Commissioner Brad Davis. Davis succumbed to cancer on March 2, 2006. He had been a member of the SEC staff since 1988, first serving as an assistant commissioner until 1994 when he was promoted to associate commissioner.
The Southeastern Conference will name the 2012 recipients of the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship on April 6 in conjunction with National Student-Athlete Day. The Davis Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship winners will be announced on April 5.
Highlights of the Razorbacks' nominees include:
Ben Skidmore, Track & Field (Male McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Nominee)
Courtney O'Grady, Swimming & Diving (Female McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Nominee)
Matt Walters, Tennis (Male Davis Community Service Nominee)
Kelli Stipanovich, Volleyball (Female Davis Community Service Nominee)