BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (April 11, 2023) - Abigail Archibong of the Arkansas volleyball team and Zack Morris of the Razorback baseball squad have been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete 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 Southeastern Conference will name the 2023 recipients of the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship on May 2.
Highlights of Arkansas' nominees include:
Abigail Archibong, Arkansas
Occupational Therapy (Doctorate)
SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll, 2022
College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Nominee, 2022
SEC Community Service Team honoree, 2022
Completed the first two years of her Occupational Therapy Doctorate program while playing as a starter
for the Hogs as a graduate transfer
Founding member of Razorback Black Leadership Athletic Committee (BLAC), a group for Black
student-athletes on campus dedicated to offering education, service and fellowship to the athletic
department and university as a whole
Started in all but four matches in 2022, had 90 total blocks and 1.02 blocks per set, second-best
on the team and just the second Hog since 2016 to put up over a block per set in a season
Helped lead Arkansas' back to its first NCAA Tournament in nine years in 2022, and had a team-high
six blocks over the Hogs' two tournament matches
Had a new career single season high in solo blocks with 10 in 2022
Was one of just three Hogs to play in every set and match of the 2021 season, and set career
season highs in her first year at Arkansas in kills (122), attempts (357), aces (two), digs (43),
block assists (96) and total blocks (99)
Zack Morris, Arkansas
SEC Academic Honor Roll member, 2021, 2022
Carries a 3.372 GPA in Exercise Science
Partnered with Fayetteville Youth Baseball through ONE Arkansas NIL to help celebrate the unveiling
of new baseball fields at Kessler Mountain Regional Park in Fayetteville, Ark.
Member of a Razorback pitching staff that set a new school record with 674 strikeouts in 2022
Helped lead Arkansas to its 11th College World Series appearance in 2022
Member of the 2021 Arkansas team that claimed its first SEC overall title since 2004 and its first
outright SEC crown since 1999
Made 22 appearances in 2022, including two starts, on the mound
Posted a 6-1 record with a 2.31 ERA and one save in 35.0 innings in 2022, totaling 26 strikeouts
and limiting opposing hitters to a .230 batting average
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, as well as honored by the league membership at SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, Fla.
Last year's McWhorter Award recipients were Mississippi State football student-athlete Austin Williams and Lisa Gunnarsson of the LSU women's track & field team.