Grimes, Smith Nominated For SEC’s McWhorter Scholarship By Missouri

by SwimSwam 1

May 03rd, 2021 College, News, SEC

Courtesy: SEC Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (April 30, 2021) – Carter Grimes of the Missouri men’s swimming team and Amanda Smith of the Tiger women’s swimming 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 2021 recipients of the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship on May 18.

Highlights of Missouri’s nominees include:

CARTER GRIMES, Missouri, Swimming

Major: Biological Sciences

  • Two-time Dean’s List honoree
  • Three-time Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient
  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2017-18
  • NCAA qualifier in the 400 IM, 2018
  • Holds the Mizzou 400 IM record
  • Also ranks fifth in the 200 backstroke and sixth in the 200 butterfly at Mizzou
  • Took home seven event wins in his career

AMANDA SMITH, Missouri, Swimming

Major: Health Science

  • Seven-time Dean’s List honoree
  • Three-time Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient
  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2017-18
  • Earned an individual berth to the 2021 NCAA Championships with a bid in the 200 back
  • Ranks fifth all-time at Mizzou in the 400 IM
  • Also ranks eighth in the 200 IM and 10th in the 200 backstroke
  • Won nine event titles over her Tiger career, including three as a senior in 2020-21
  • Swept the 200 backstroke and 200 IM in the 2020-21 season-opening meet against TCU

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Erica.Sully
1 day ago

Proud of the Sandpiper alum. Love you Carter!!!!