Jordan Swindle & Morgan Bergren Are UK Nominees For Prestigious McWhorter Post-Grad Scholarships
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jordan Swindle (left) of the Kentucky football team and Morgan Bergren (right) of the Wildcat volleyball team have been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship by the University of Kentucky.
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 2016 recipients of the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship on April 28.
Highlights of Kentucky’s nominees include:
Jordan Swindle, Football, Kentucky
Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member
Second-Team Academic All-American in 2015 by the College Sports Information Directors Association
Has aspirations of becoming a doctor
Selected by UK head coach Mark Stoops to represent Kentucky at the annual SEC football media days in back-to-back seasons
Three-year starter at offensive tackle
Played in 46 games, starting 35
In his three seasons as a starter, the UK offense improved from 18 points per game, to 20 ppg his sophomore season, 29 ppg as a junior and to 24.7 ppg as a senior
In his senior season, his blocking helped UK average 4.7 yards per rushing attempt, the best mark in 28 years
Key blocker for Stanley “Boom” Williams who set a single-season school record by averaging 7.1 yards per carry
In his junior season, UK had five players rush for at least 300 yards, first time that has happened since 1977
Graduated in December of 2015 with a 3.913 GPA in kinesiology
Morgan Bergren, Volleyball, Kentucky
CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team (2015)