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Conner, Bishop Nominated for 2021 McWhorter Award

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (May 5, 2021) - Camille Conner of the Texas A&M volleyball team and Jon Bishop of the Aggie men's track & field and cross country teams have been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship by Texas A&M University.

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 2021 recipients of the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship in mid-May.

Highlights of Texas A&M's nominees include:

CAMILLE CONNER, Texas A&M, Volleyball

Major: Allied Health

  • Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2019, 2020
  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2018
  • Fall AD Honor Roll, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Opportune Scholar Spotlight, 2019
  • Bill Erwin Scholar-Athlete of the Year Female Nominee, 2019
  • Aggie Excellence Award, 2019
  • Preseason All-SEC Team, 2020
  • American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Honorable Mention, 2019
  • VolleyballMag.com All-America Honorable Mention, 2019
  • American Volleyball Coaches Association All-South Region Team, 2018, 2019
  • All-SEC Team, 2019
  • Cardinal Classic All-Tournament Team, 2019
  • Pepperdine Tournament All-Tournament Team, 2019
  • SEC Setter of the Week, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Texas A&M Invitational and Penn State Invitational All-Tournament Team, 2018
  • MVP of Texas A&M Invitational, 2017

JON BISHOP, Texas A&M, Track & Field/Cross Country

Major: Applied Mathematical Sciences; Master's: Computer Science

  • USTFCCCA Academic All-American Second Team, 2020
  • SEC Outdoor Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2020
  • SEC Indoor Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2020
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic, 2019
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • 2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic, 2017
  • All-SEC, 2020 (Indoor Track & Field)
  • All-SEC, 2019 (Cross Country)
  • NCAA Cross Country Championship Qualifier, 2017
  • Holds all-time, Top-12 times in four different events at Texas A&M
  • Fourth at NCAA South Central Regional, 2017

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 LSU men's basketball member Skylar Mays and Kentucky swimmer Asia Seidt.