BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (May 11, 2020) - Connor Flynn of the Missouri wrestling team and Jordan Roundtree of the Tiger women's basketball team have been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship by the University of Missouri.
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 Southeastern Conference will name the 2020 recipients of the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship in late May.
Highlights of Missouri's nominees include:
CONNOR FLYNN, Missouri, Wrestling
Major: Business Management
- 2018 Academic All-MAC Team
- NWCA Scholar All-American
- Academic All-MAC Selection
- Earned the program's Athletic Performance Award, given to the student-athlete who shows the most dedication to strength training and conditioning
- NCAA Qualifier, 2018, 2019, 2020
- 2018 MAC Champion
- Team's recipient of the Ed Lampitt Total Tiger Award, presented to the Tiger who most exemplifies the program's values on the mat, in the classroom and in life
- NCAA Qualifier at 174 pounds, earning the weight's No. 20 seed before the NCAA Championships were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Earned a third-place finish at the MAC Championships at 174 pounds, going 4-0 in the wrestleback brackets, with wins over the top two seeds via tech fall and fall to earn a spot at NCAAs
- His pin of Dean Sherry (Rider) at the MAC Championships earned him a spot in the third-place bout and all but clinched his NCAA berth, the third of his career
- Went 22-8 on the year, including a 5-2 mark in duals (3-0 in MACs)
- Named MAC West Division Wrestler of the Week on Nov. 6 after posting a 5-0 week to open the season.
JORDAN ROUNDTREE, Missouri, Basketball
Major: Parks, Recreation and Sport
- Four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient
- Five-time Dean's List member
- 53 hours of community service while at Mizzou
- Played in all 31 games and made 30 starts in senior season, averaging 6.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 28.3 minutes per game
- Shot 41.5 percent from the field and a career-best 84.3 percent from the free throw line
- Scored in double figures in five games and played 30+ minutes in 14 games
- Matched a career-high in points (16) and set a career high in rebounds (10) and free throws (9-for-10) for her first career double-double against Nebraska (11/10)
- Scored 12 points and was 3-of-3 from three against Northern Iowa (11/13)
- Scored 10 points and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line at Vanderbilt (2/20)
- Was a part of three Mizzou teams who made NCAA Tournament from 2017-19
- Sank game-winning free throw in 2019 NCAA Tournament First Round victory over Drake
- Appeared in all 35 games and made 24 starts, averaging 4.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game as a junior in 2018-19
The SEC provides the league's male and female McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year Post-Graduate Scholarship recipients with a $20,000 post-graduate scholarship. The 26 remaining male and female finalists for the award will also receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship.
The award recipients are chosen by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from the 14 SEC institutions and are announced in May.
Last year's McWhorter Award recipients were Texas A&M track and field member Nathan Hite and Vanderbilt bowler Kristin Quah.