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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)