Campbell, Rohde-Moe Up For SEC Postgraduate Scholarship

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April 23, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Football player Tyler Campbell and tennis player Caroline Rohde-Moe have been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Scholarship by Ole Miss.

The H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate 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 2014 recipients of the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Scholarship on May 6.

Highlights of Ole Miss' nominees include:

Tyler Campbell, Football

•    Earned two bachelor's degrees in 2013 in Managerial Finance and Accounting
•    Currently pursuing a master's in business administration
•    Cumulative undergraduate grade point average was 3.65, with a spotless 4.0 GPA in his graduate studies
•    Five-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member
•    Named Capital One Academic All-District in 2013
•    Named to 2013-14 list of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
•    Member of a select group of four-year starting punters for the Ole Miss Rebels
•    Has been one of the school's top student-athletes since he arrived as a freshman in 2009
•    An SEC All-Freshman selection
•    Twice named All-SEC in his career
•    NCAA punting champion sophomore season with an average kick of 46.37 yards
•    Finished career in 2013 with the second-best punting average in school history (44.6 yards per punt) and the third-most punting yards overall (10,075 yards)
•    Selected to play in the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game

Caroline Rohde-Moe, Tennis

•   Expected to graduate with a degree in Managerial Finance and Economics in May 2014
•    Boasts a 3.94 grade point average
•    Received a Taylor Medal, the highest academic honor at the University of Mississippi
•    Has made the Chancellor's Honor Roll every semester
•    Two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete
•    Selected to Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
•    Member of the Honors College
•    Helped the Rebels earn the Chancellor's Cup Team Award three of her four years, representing the women's athletics team with the highest GPA for each calendar year.
•    Has led the team in receiving the ITA All-Academic Team Award every year of her career
•    Two-time All-SEC honoree
•    Helped lead the Rebels to the NCAA Championships every year of her career
•    Has volunteered with the Special Olympics, participated in Reading with the Rebels and is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Each year, the SEC, in conjunction with AT&T, an SEC Corporate Champion sponsor, provides the league's male and female McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Scholarship recipients with a $15,000 post-graduate scholarship.  The 26 remaining male and female finalists for the award will also receive a $7,500 post-graduate scholarship.  

The award recipients are chosen by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from the 14 SEC institutions and are honored at the SEC Spring Meetings in Sandestin, Fla., in late May.

Last year's McWhorter Award recipients were Barrett Jones of the Alabama football team and Chelsea Oswald of the Kentucky track & field team.

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