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SEC names South Carolina McWhorter Award Nominees

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (April 24, 2023) - Filip Demsar of the South Carolina men's track and field team and Trinity Hammerschmidt of the Gamecocks' equestrian team have been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship by the University of South Carolina.

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 South Carolina's nominees include:

ATHLETE SPORT MAJOR
 Filip Demsar, South Carolina  Track & Field Physics
  • Three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Seven-time member of South Carolina Athletic Honor Roll
  • Five-time member of the Dean's List
  • First Team All-American in the 60 meter hurdles in 2021 after finishing 6th
    at NCAAs
  • Placed 7th at the SEC Championship in 2021 in the 60 meter hurdles
  • Earned All-SEC honors in the 2022 SEC Indoor Championship, placing third in the
    60 meter hurdles
  • 2023 SEC Champion in60 meter hurdles
  • All-SEC First Team, 2023
  • Holds the eighth-fastest 60 meter hurdles time in program history with 7.70
    seconds
  • Appeared in two NCAA Outdoor East Regionals in the 110 meter hurdles
  • Holds ninth-fastest time in Gamecock history at 13.69 seconds in 110 meter
    hurdles
ATHLETE SPORT MAJOR
 Trinity Hammerschmidt, South Carolina Equestrian Sport and Entertainment
Management
  • NCEA Academic Honor Roll, 2022, 2021, 2020
  • NCEA All-Academic First Team, 2021, 2020
  • Four-time member of the SEC Honor Roll
  • Nine-time member of South Carolina Athletic Honor Roll
  • President's List, 2020
  • Dean's List, 2021, 2019, 2018
  • Logged nearly 90 hours of community service
  • Owns a career 26-21-0 record (Flat) with 6 Most Outstanding Player awards
  • NCEA All-America Second Team
  • Two-time member of All-SEC Team (Flat)
  • Twice named SEC Rider of the Month
  • Holds top-10 records in 10 categories, including the No. 4 spot for the highest
    score on the Flat (three judges) and being tied at No. 6 for career MOPs (Flat)
  • No. 3 overall for most wins as a senior (10) - just shy of her current coach Kristen
    Terebesi's 13

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.