Alabama Catcher Nominated for McWhorter Award
Alabama catcher Ally Shipman has been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship.
Shipman joins track and field member Grady Shiflet as the two nominees for Alabama this year.
"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," wrote the SEC.
Former winners from Alabama include gymnasts Julie Estin (1987), Meredith Willard (1997), and Kristin Sterner (2003), baseball players Jeff Laubenthal (1992) and Emeel Salem (2007), soccer player Lauren Imwalle (2004), golfers Joseph Sykora (2008) and Cory Whitsett (2014), football player Barrett Jones (2013), softball player Haylie McCleney (2016), and swimming and diving member Anton McKee (2017).
"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.," wrote the SEC.
The winner will be announced on May 2, 2023.